Lighting is not only needed during the evening hours of your Maine wedding or event, it also adds atmosphere! Tent lighting instantly transforms a tent space from a shelter to a party.  The atmosphere becomes festive and whimsical.  Even in daylight, the lights set the mood.  Coastal Maine Canopies offers elegant lighting solutions to give your Maine wedding a rustic touch and coastal feel.  Lighting a sailcloth tent, especially in the canopy, truly shows the full potential of a Tidewater Tent.  White string cafe lighting works beautifully around the perimeter and overhead.  Onion Lamps dress up the center poles of the tents while adding light.  Up lighting is capable of lighting an entire tent without the use of string lights.  As a specialized company, each of our tents is outfitted with its own unique set of lights.  All of my lighting equiptment was manufactured specifically for professional wedding tent rental installsions and this is the only way that I utilize my lights.  Whether a nautical wedding, barn wedding, rustic wedding or just a backyard gathering among family, a sailcloth tent will make your Maine event truly memorable and a unique experience in the rental industry.  Please feel free to have your guests use #coastalmainecanopies when posting images of my tents.

Tent Lighting Options

Café Lighting

White string cafe lighting can be run around the perimter of a tent, or overhead.  A warm glow is available in either incandescent or LED bulbs.  With a bulb every two feet, these are a traditional and elegant way to illuminate your event. Incandescent bulbs are 11 Watts/ea compared to the LED equivelant of 1 Watt/bulb.  Both options are dimmable

CAN Lighting

Side pole mounted CAN lights illuminates your tent without the use of light strings.  These come standard with 11 Watt LEDs (75 Watt Eq) but are extremely customizable.  Colored filters are available (Green, Red, Blue, Yellow), or in programmable LEDs.  The white bulbs are dimmable, including with a filter.  The programmable LEDs are not capable of dimming, but versitile in their own respect.

Onion Lamps

Mounted on the centerpoles in pairs, these are a less is more approach to lighting, or a nice addition to some overhead cafe strings.  Beautiful when paired with perimeter lighting.  These lamps each have 60 Watt Edison bulbs for additional warmth and affect.


4 CAN Lights arranged aound each center pole of your tent.  These come standard with 11 Watt (75 Watt eq.) LED bulbs.  You can add filters to these to splash the canopy with color, while maintaining dimming capabilities.  You can also use programmable LEDs for a variety of colors, or affects.  Put these lamps on a seperate dimmer and use them with color for dancing.  Also capable of lighting a tent alone.

ProgrammableLED Bulbs

These  lights have the option of coming with a remote.  17 colors to choose from, including white.  There are also 4 color changing settings to give some affects for the right crowd.  These remember the last setting, so you can turn them off and sync them to smoothly transition in unison.  These lights ARE NOT capable of bing dimmed.  They can be installed in Up-Lighting or Side Pole CAN fixtures.

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