Your reception should be warm and welcoming, and lighting can affect the atmosphere dramatically. Lighting your reception venue might not be something you’ve given too much thought to, but it really does create atmosphere and mood to the space, so is well worth considering.
Having shot at hundreds of venues in California and abroad I have seen modest venues look gorgeous with lighting implemented, and I have seen the most expensive venues look dark and cold due to the overhead "in house" lights or lack of lighting all together.
So, where do you find a reputable and reliable lighting company? Having worked with Jack Hou at The Music Man Productions many times in the past, I can say that he is well worth considering to set the atmosphere for the biggest party you will ever host!