Israel’s leading wedding venue Baya’ar (in the Woods), set in lush woodland in Hadera about 30 minutes’ drive north of Tel Aviv, can accommodate up to 1,000 guests for ceremonies, receptions and entertainment. It has recently invested in a new lighting rig including 84 Robe Pointes and eight LEDWash 600s, making it the largest installation of Pointes in Israel. The equipment was delivered to Baya’ar by Robe’s Israeli distributor, Danor.
The main room at Baya’ar – built eight years ago – is an impressive glass panelled structured designed to let in as much natural light as possible and enable a clear view all-around of the gardens, giving the impression of being outdoors even in winter.
Servicing around 200 weddings a year, the time had come to replace the previous main room lighting rig installed eight years ago, and Baya’ar’s owners consulted Danor, with whom they have worked on a previous venue as well as Baya’ar’s lighting designer Micha Margalit.
Margalit commented: “Baya’ar is surrounded by nature and ecology and lighting has always been an important production aspect helping to bring the space alive. We needed a highly flexible fixture that could give subtle and soft lighting for the ceremonies, classy illumination for the dining phases of the event and then go completely crazy for the dancing sessions and entertainment. We waited a long time for something special to come up, and that was The Pointe.”
The Baya’ar Pointes were delivered by Danor complete with some custom gobo and colour elements, and Danor’s technicians also installed them in the roof of the venue.