Ahhhhh Ceiling Decor, I love it! Anytime you can decorate above an event the better, it just adds a whole new dimension to the space. However, it comes with its own set of difficulties. Now that party season is warming up I get a lot of calls for ceiling decor and people asking for a basic price quote. Which there is no such thing. Ceilings involve so many different requirements, but the most important requirement is how long do you have the space for. We require a minimum of 4 hrs. before any other vendor sets up in the space to install the decor. Which in most venues means committing to paying for the space longer than your event time. If your venue tells you that having the venue earlier should be no problem, GET IT IN WRITING, we require it.
Make sure when you are hiring a company that they have the insurance coverage required to work at the venue and are able to provide proof to your venue and list them as an additional insured. Don't make the mistake of thinking that because they have a business they have the proper insurance coverage. Not only is business insurance required but also workers comp insurance at most venues. You would hate to find out that on the day of installation out of the blue they were required to show proof and were unable to do so.
Ceiling decor is a great use of the space but can also be costly, but it is important that you use a company that is experienced in installing ceiling decor, will do a great job and most of all install it safely, because after all it is going above your guest's heads.