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NextArts

San Francisco , CA
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LOCATION

1300 25th Street Unit C
San Francisco, CA US 94107 (map)

PHONE

415-970-9005

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ABOUT US

Established in 1998, NextArts is a non-profit organization and a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area's lighting and production of enhanced environments, creating dramatic... Read more
Established in 1998, NextArts is a non-profit organization and a leader in the San Francisco Bay Area's lighting and production of enhanced environments, creating dramatic transformations of any event space with lighting, audio, video, drapery and much, much more!

From a brilliant Wine Country sunset with amber and gold lighting, or simple pin spotting of a floral centerpiece or head table, to dramatic uplighting of architecture, landscapes, or drapery, NextArts has delighted hundreds of brides and grooms.

We work year-round with the best wedding and event professionals in the Bay Area to create stunning events. Our goal is to provide you with top of the line professional service, innovative designs that work within your budget, and expert technical support from inception.

If you can imagine it; we can create it..!

We can create your dream vision while keeping a mindful eye on your budget. Whether you’re doing a small event in your backyard, using one of the premier venues is the SF Bay Area, or a having your event in the middle of a pasture or field. NextArts has the technical expertise and equipment to profoundly transform your upcoming wedding, special event, or corporate event, creating the perfect ambiance that will wow your guests.

Contact us at mail@nextarts.org

SF Bay Area Office: (415) 970-9005 or Wine Country Office: (707) 812-3170

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INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Audiovisuals, Decorative Draping, Event Concept & Design, Event Décor, Event Lighting, Event Planning, Venue Selection

REVIEWS

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Tarasadler@outlook.com
Wedding:
8/11/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a great experience with NEXT ARTS at our recent wedding. We had them install up-lights around the perimeter of our reception venue and string lights in the room where we had our ceremony. They looked beautiful, the service was impeccable (Tony is very responsive and professional), set up and clean up were seamless, we really couldn\'t have asked for anything more. The price was reasonable too, and at no point did they try to up-sell us or push services on us that we didn\'t need -- which was really nice after some of our previous experiences with pushy lighting professionals. Overall I would HIGHLY recommend using NEXT ARTS.\r\n
We had a great experience with NEXT ARTS at our recent wedding. We had them install up-lights around the perimeter of our Read more...
We had a great experience with NEXT ARTS at our recent wedding. We had them install up-lights around the perimeter of our reception venue and string lights in the room where we had our ceremony. They looked beautiful, the service was impeccable (Tony is very responsive and professional), set up and clean up were seamless, we really couldn\'t have asked for anything more. The price was reasonable too, and at no point did they try to up-sell us or push services on us that we didn\'t need -- which was really nice after some of our previous experiences with pushy lighting professionals. Overall I would HIGHLY recommend using NEXT ARTS.\r\n Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wow! The lights!! We hired NextArts to do sound stage and lights for our wedding reception. Oh my God!! We had bistros lights everywhere.

The sound system was awsome. Everybody danced all night to the reggae.

We can't say enough. Thank you!!
Wow! The lights!! We hired NextArts to do sound stage and lights for our wedding reception. Oh my God!! We had bistros Read more...
Wow! The lights!! We hired NextArts to do sound stage and lights for our wedding reception. Oh my God!! We had bistros lights everywhere.

The sound system was awsome. Everybody danced all night to the reggae.

We can't say enough. Thank you!! Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Nancy
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
We were so happy to have found NextArts to do our lighting and draping. Tony worked with us to fit our expectations within our budget. He provided several cost estimates and what each entailed so we had multiple options to consider. In the end, he and his team draped 3 walls of our tent, hung market lights over our dance floor and inside our tent for a fraction of the cost of most of the other vendors we had reached out to - and it looked great :)
We were so happy to have found NextArts to do our lighting and draping. Tony worked with us to fit our expectations within Read more...
We were so happy to have found NextArts to do our lighting and draping. Tony worked with us to fit our expectations within our budget. He provided several cost estimates and what each entailed so we had multiple options to consider. In the end, he and his team draped 3 walls of our tent, hung market lights over our dance floor and inside our tent for a fraction of the cost of most of the other vendors we had reached out to - and it looked great :) Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The NextArts team is a joy to work with. When we first met with Anthony, he walked us through everything, and showed us examples of what they could do with our venue.

They hung incredible drapes lit from below, my husband worried it would be too much but it ended up perfectly elegant. I felt like a goddess on Olympus.
We made sure to have one of their tech people along to keep everything running smoothly. My friend Sheila didn't have anyone at her wedding and they were stuck in the dark for an hour when something blew out the lights!

I highly recommend the NextArts team!
The NextArts team is a joy to work with. When we first met with Anthony, he walked us through everything, and showed us Read more...
The NextArts team is a joy to work with. When we first met with Anthony, he walked us through everything, and showed us examples of what they could do with our venue.

They hung incredible drapes lit from below, my husband worried it would be too much but it ended up perfectly elegant. I felt like a goddess on Olympus.
We made sure to have one of their tech people along to keep everything running smoothly. My friend Sheila didn't have anyone at her wedding and they were stuck in the dark for an hour when something blew out the lights!

I highly recommend the NextArts team! Read less
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steve
Wedding:
6/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently got married in San Francisco. We chose NextArts to do our lighting and décor for our wedding. Everything looked amazing!!!

GO WITH NEXTARTS PEOPLE!!! NextArts is a great nonprofit organization. Excellent and professional service. They had exactly what I needed. I highly recommend them.
I recently got married in San Francisco. We chose NextArts to do our lighting and décor for our wedding. Everything looked Read more...
I recently got married in San Francisco. We chose NextArts to do our lighting and décor for our wedding. Everything looked amazing!!!

GO WITH NEXTARTS PEOPLE!!! NextArts is a great nonprofit organization. Excellent and professional service. They had exactly what I needed. I highly recommend them. Read less
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vanessa
Wedding:
3/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Thanks so much for making our wedding extra special! The drapery and linens were perfect! Just what I wanted and I know it was last minute but the owner Tony was able to pull it off in such short notice. The pricing was the best when I compared it to other companies. I would highly recommend them to my family and friends. Thanks again!!!
Thanks so much for making our wedding extra special! The drapery and linens were perfect! Just what I wanted and I know it Read more...
Thanks so much for making our wedding extra special! The drapery and linens were perfect! Just what I wanted and I know it was last minute but the owner Tony was able to pull it off in such short notice. The pricing was the best when I compared it to other companies. I would highly recommend them to my family and friends. Thanks again!!! Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
My best friend got married in April and I helped with the decorations. NextArts did the drapery and lighting. It was such gorgeous silk drape on the doorways, and red carpet and velvet ropes.
Inside our colors were plum and white, with beads laced through the centerpieces. The light twinkled through the beads onto the tables. The set up was seamless and the room looked very, very romantic.
Thank you Tony and James, you guys rocked!
My best friend got married in April and I helped with the decorations. NextArts did the drapery and lighting. It was such Read more...
My best friend got married in April and I helped with the decorations. NextArts did the drapery and lighting. It was such gorgeous silk drape on the doorways, and red carpet and velvet ropes.
Inside our colors were plum and white, with beads laced through the centerpieces. The light twinkled through the beads onto the tables. The set up was seamless and the room looked very, very romantic.
Thank you Tony and James, you guys rocked! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Sammy
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Anthony Imperial of NextArts in San Francisco is great to work with.

My best friend got married in April and I helped with the decorations. NextArts did the drapery and lighting. It was such gorgeous silk drape on the doorways, and red carpet and velvet ropes.
Inside our colors were plum and white, with beads laced through the centerpieces. The light twinkled through the beads onto the tables. The set up was seamless and the room looked very, very romantic.

Thank you Tony and James, you guys rocked!
Anthony Imperial of NextArts in San Francisco is great to work with.

My best friend got married in April and I Read more...
Anthony Imperial of NextArts in San Francisco is great to work with.

My best friend got married in April and I helped with the decorations. NextArts did the drapery and lighting. It was such gorgeous silk drape on the doorways, and red carpet and velvet ropes.
Inside our colors were plum and white, with beads laced through the centerpieces. The light twinkled through the beads onto the tables. The set up was seamless and the room looked very, very romantic.

Thank you Tony and James, you guys rocked! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
I did all my research and booked vendors myself so that was that, so to speak. This was my wedding and I wanted it to be fabulous!

We used NextArts for our reception - drapery, uplights, table pin-spots and a customized gobo - and they were awesome! Prompt and on-time delivery and set up/break down. Of all the wedding vendors with whom my husband and I worked, product quality, staff communication, and overall service were premiere. Our lighting was perfect, delivery defined professionalism, and I felt that I was working with a company that cared about making our wedding just as perfect as I had envisioned.

Two (yes two!) days before our big day, I phoned a competitor from whom we were renting white drapery and was told only then that it was damaged and unavailable for use! NextArts not only had a replacement, but it was Taipei Silk and had it delivered on-time! NextArts definitely receives my highest recommendation. Any bride should feel confident and relaxed in their hands! Thank you so much



Would definitely recommend!!
I did all my research and booked vendors myself so that was that, so to speak. This was my wedding and I wanted it to be Read more...
I did all my research and booked vendors myself so that was that, so to speak. This was my wedding and I wanted it to be fabulous!

We used NextArts for our reception - drapery, uplights, table pin-spots and a customized gobo - and they were awesome! Prompt and on-time delivery and set up/break down. Of all the wedding vendors with whom my husband and I worked, product quality, staff communication, and overall service were premiere. Our lighting was perfect, delivery defined professionalism, and I felt that I was working with a company that cared about making our wedding just as perfect as I had envisioned.

Two (yes two!) days before our big day, I phoned a competitor from whom we were renting white drapery and was told only then that it was damaged and unavailable for use! NextArts not only had a replacement, but it was Taipei Silk and had it delivered on-time! NextArts definitely receives my highest recommendation. Any bride should feel confident and relaxed in their hands! Thank you so much



Would definitely recommend!! Read less
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Tiffany
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
I needed to rent chairs and tables for my wedding ceremony, as I had a different venue for the reception. I talked to a lot of chair rental places, and they were way, way overpriced, I was totally shocked. Luckily I found NextArts...Tony was super nice and their prices are very reasonable. He even went to check out the venue before the wedding day to make sure the set up would be perfect. Did some last minute changes on our order and Tony was very flexible with our every need. On our wedding day, Tony and team arrived on time to set up the chairs and tables as we requested. Our venue also required to tear down and clear up the place right after the ceremony, and NextArts took care of all of this. Reasonable price, excellent service. I highly recommend NextArts!
I needed to rent chairs and tables for my wedding ceremony, as I had a different venue for the reception. I talked to a Read more...
I needed to rent chairs and tables for my wedding ceremony, as I had a different venue for the reception. I talked to a lot of chair rental places, and they were way, way overpriced, I was totally shocked. Luckily I found NextArts...Tony was super nice and their prices are very reasonable. He even went to check out the venue before the wedding day to make sure the set up would be perfect. Did some last minute changes on our order and Tony was very flexible with our every need. On our wedding day, Tony and team arrived on time to set up the chairs and tables as we requested. Our venue also required to tear down and clear up the place right after the ceremony, and NextArts took care of all of this. Reasonable price, excellent service. I highly recommend NextArts! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
12/31/2010
5.0/5.0
My mom offered to gift my husband and I "day of wedding planning" services to ensure we both ENJOYED our big day. We met Noli from NextArts back in September our wedding was this past NYE. From the interview He was AMAZING! He was exactly what we were looking for, both professionally and professionally - objective, creative and ascertive without being pushy. Both my (now) husband and I were sold on his and Nextarts services from the onset.

We were sensitive to finding someone who was approachable and friendly but could still ensure our ideas and visions were executed on the day of. Noli was prompt and professional in both his responses with to us as well as in his correspondence with our catering team and our venue. At the wedding he took care of EVERYTHING with little to no 'supervision' from the guests of honor. He exercised and proved his and Nextarts sound audio, lighting (more than i ever knew could be done), Draping, video, and video projection integrity to the fullest and at the same time quickly diffused what could have become larger issues on the day of.

Two and a half weeks before our wedding my mother unexpectedly fell ill and I was even more worried about the day of than I was before this. I made Noli aware and it was as if he picked up the load of worry I had on my shoulders and back took care of it all. They checked in on me every so often to make sure my focus was on mom's recovery and reassured me that everything was covered and would be beautiful on the day of the wedding - They were RIGHT! Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful - even more than either one of us could have imagined and for this we have NextArts to thank!

For someone who began the wedding planning process not at all thinking she'd need one or have reason for one, I couldn't imagine my day without NextArts. They were front and center without literally being front and center. During our contracted time with NextArts we always felt like we had their undivided attention and that the success of our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. Their audio, visual, event lighting, decore, and a/v capabilities were unreal. If you are looking for an experienced, creative, ascertive seasoned professional, with everything but the dishes at their disposal - give NextArts a call. You won't regret it.
My mom offered to gift my husband and I "day of wedding planning" services to ensure we both ENJOYED our big day. We met Read more...
My mom offered to gift my husband and I "day of wedding planning" services to ensure we both ENJOYED our big day. We met Noli from NextArts back in September our wedding was this past NYE. From the interview He was AMAZING! He was exactly what we were looking for, both professionally and professionally - objective, creative and ascertive without being pushy. Both my (now) husband and I were sold on his and Nextarts services from the onset.

We were sensitive to finding someone who was approachable and friendly but could still ensure our ideas and visions were executed on the day of. Noli was prompt and professional in both his responses with to us as well as in his correspondence with our catering team and our venue. At the wedding he took care of EVERYTHING with little to no 'supervision' from the guests of honor. He exercised and proved his and Nextarts sound audio, lighting (more than i ever knew could be done), Draping, video, and video projection integrity to the fullest and at the same time quickly diffused what could have become larger issues on the day of.

Two and a half weeks before our wedding my mother unexpectedly fell ill and I was even more worried about the day of than I was before this. I made Noli aware and it was as if he picked up the load of worry I had on my shoulders and back took care of it all. They checked in on me every so often to make sure my focus was on mom's recovery and reassured me that everything was covered and would be beautiful on the day of the wedding - They were RIGHT! Our wedding day was absolutely beautiful - even more than either one of us could have imagined and for this we have NextArts to thank!

For someone who began the wedding planning process not at all thinking she'd need one or have reason for one, I couldn't imagine my day without NextArts. They were front and center without literally being front and center. During our contracted time with NextArts we always felt like we had their undivided attention and that the success of our wedding was as important to them as it was to us. Their audio, visual, event lighting, decore, and a/v capabilities were unreal. If you are looking for an experienced, creative, ascertive seasoned professional, with everything but the dishes at their disposal - give NextArts a call. You won't regret it. Read less
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shila
Wedding:
12/12/2010
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding during one of the most difficult times of the year, the Christmas holiday season. I spoke with Noli a few months prior to my wedding and he said they were booking up very quick already for the holidays. His professionalism and motivation to help me in any way he could was outstanding. Nextarts as a whole really came together for me on this one.

NextArts did the audio (both dj and band, AMAZING!!), video projection (picture slide show), Red Carpet, Lights and more I can’t remember it was so much. My mom made a powerpoint of pictures of me as a child until now on her new Mac laptop without telling me. NextArts took care of that. I was having so much fun looking a touching all of the cool scenes and set ups Nextarts did, I nearly forgot it was MY wedding. Their experience, professionalism, and skills took charge of this wedding to make it a dream come true for all those involved.

Unless you have a very specific idea for your wedding literally give these guys a budget and turn them loose, you will be amazed at what they come up with. As they are a nonprofit they were able to put together the perfect wedding package for me that literally blew my mind when I saw the finished product. It seemed that the more appreciative and thankful I was for all that they were doing for me the more they helped and worked with me. I was trying to plan my own wedding and really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Without NextArts and their exceptional event planning and event execution skills I really don’t know where I would have been on the happiest day of my life. Thanks so much NextArts YOU ROCK!!!!!!
I had my wedding during one of the most difficult times of the year, the Christmas holiday season. I spoke with Noli a few Read more...
I had my wedding during one of the most difficult times of the year, the Christmas holiday season. I spoke with Noli a few months prior to my wedding and he said they were booking up very quick already for the holidays. His professionalism and motivation to help me in any way he could was outstanding. Nextarts as a whole really came together for me on this one.

NextArts did the audio (both dj and band, AMAZING!!), video projection (picture slide show), Red Carpet, Lights and more I can’t remember it was so much. My mom made a powerpoint of pictures of me as a child until now on her new Mac laptop without telling me. NextArts took care of that. I was having so much fun looking a touching all of the cool scenes and set ups Nextarts did, I nearly forgot it was MY wedding. Their experience, professionalism, and skills took charge of this wedding to make it a dream come true for all those involved.

Unless you have a very specific idea for your wedding literally give these guys a budget and turn them loose, you will be amazed at what they come up with. As they are a nonprofit they were able to put together the perfect wedding package for me that literally blew my mind when I saw the finished product. It seemed that the more appreciative and thankful I was for all that they were doing for me the more they helped and worked with me. I was trying to plan my own wedding and really didn’t know what I was getting myself into. Without NextArts and their exceptional event planning and event execution skills I really don’t know where I would have been on the happiest day of my life. Thanks so much NextArts YOU ROCK!!!!!! Read less
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James
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
First, I'd like to say that if you are on the fence about whether or not you need lighting, go for the lighting. You will not regret it.

We had our wedding at the Golden Gate Club which is a nice space with pretty views but with lighting it is amazing. We were originally going to just get some uplighting but our caterer recommended pin spotting and in the end we added a few more extras - a dance floor wash and lighting for the trees outside the giant window of the main room. I was so glad we did this as the lighting really helped set the mood.

We also had an lcd projecter and screen, where we had photo slide shows from a powerpoint presentation.

I expect a certain level of attention to detail and I recommend NextArts for their lighting and audio visual work.
First, I'd like to say that if you are on the fence about whether or not you need lighting, go for the lighting. You will Read more...
First, I'd like to say that if you are on the fence about whether or not you need lighting, go for the lighting. You will not regret it.

We had our wedding at the Golden Gate Club which is a nice space with pretty views but with lighting it is amazing. We were originally going to just get some uplighting but our caterer recommended pin spotting and in the end we added a few more extras - a dance floor wash and lighting for the trees outside the giant window of the main room. I was so glad we did this as the lighting really helped set the mood.

We also had an lcd projecter and screen, where we had photo slide shows from a powerpoint presentation.

I expect a certain level of attention to detail and I recommend NextArts for their lighting and audio visual work. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Nancy
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I can honestly say that I have experienced every good thing that has been said about NextArts in these reviews yet cannot vouch for any of the bad. I am not much of a critic but after reading some of the reviews about NextArts and Noli I truly believe that they deserve even more praise for what they have done for me and many others.

I had my wedding this past November and I am still getting comments from friends and family about how fantastic things went. Planning this wedding was the hardest most stressful and exhausting thing I have ever done. As most brides are we want everything to be impossibly perfect. If I didn’t have NextArts by my side through the whole planning and day of my wedding I’m not sure I wouldn’t have had the time and ability to enjoy it. I hardly had to do more than tell them my budget and a few ideas of what I wanted for lighting, audio, staging, red carpet, heaters, ect and they took care of the rest.

As my wedding was in Nov we had settled on the fact that it was going to a mostly indoor wedding. When NextArts took on the job they contacted the owner and manager of the private house my wedding was held in Sonoma. After a short conversation my wedding turned into a perfect indoor and outdoor reception. The patio heaters kept us warm outside so we could comfortably look across the fields and hills and the string lights (with beautiful paper lanterns), and uplights just absolutely transformed the patio.

If you feel over whelmed and or looking for rentals and ideas for your wedding, NextArts is the place to call. They will help you in any way they can to make your wedding a dream come true. These guys really work hard and deserve all the appreciation they can get. Thanks again Noli and the whole NextArts crew!!!!
I can honestly say that I have experienced every good thing that has been said about NextArts in these reviews yet cannot Read more...
I can honestly say that I have experienced every good thing that has been said about NextArts in these reviews yet cannot vouch for any of the bad. I am not much of a critic but after reading some of the reviews about NextArts and Noli I truly believe that they deserve even more praise for what they have done for me and many others.

I had my wedding this past November and I am still getting comments from friends and family about how fantastic things went. Planning this wedding was the hardest most stressful and exhausting thing I have ever done. As most brides are we want everything to be impossibly perfect. If I didn’t have NextArts by my side through the whole planning and day of my wedding I’m not sure I wouldn’t have had the time and ability to enjoy it. I hardly had to do more than tell them my budget and a few ideas of what I wanted for lighting, audio, staging, red carpet, heaters, ect and they took care of the rest.

As my wedding was in Nov we had settled on the fact that it was going to a mostly indoor wedding. When NextArts took on the job they contacted the owner and manager of the private house my wedding was held in Sonoma. After a short conversation my wedding turned into a perfect indoor and outdoor reception. The patio heaters kept us warm outside so we could comfortably look across the fields and hills and the string lights (with beautiful paper lanterns), and uplights just absolutely transformed the patio.

If you feel over whelmed and or looking for rentals and ideas for your wedding, NextArts is the place to call. They will help you in any way they can to make your wedding a dream come true. These guys really work hard and deserve all the appreciation they can get. Thanks again Noli and the whole NextArts crew!!!! Read less
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Joe
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I am not from the San Francisco Bay Area. Our caterer suggested we talk to NextArts about lighting for our wedding reception. First off let me say, if you are on the fence about lighting rentals- go for it. Lighting makes all the difference in the world.

My fiancé did the centerpieces and head table arrangements for our wedding reception. A week before our event the guys at NextArts called and asked if she had any photos. Now, what was truly amazing is what the crew at NextArts did with that. When we came into our reception hall at Fort Mason there was this huge artistic lighting themed to the photos, covering the entire wall!

Some people want to talk about equipment, but i say it's what you do with the equipment that counts. I can't say enough to convey just how great these guys were. NextArts had everything we needed. They did the audio rental for the outdoor portion of our wedding, held on the hill above Fort Mason, and they even rented us an lcd projector to go with the lights inside the reception.
I am not from the San Francisco Bay Area. Our caterer suggested we talk to NextArts about lighting for our wedding Read more...
I am not from the San Francisco Bay Area. Our caterer suggested we talk to NextArts about lighting for our wedding reception. First off let me say, if you are on the fence about lighting rentals- go for it. Lighting makes all the difference in the world.

My fiancé did the centerpieces and head table arrangements for our wedding reception. A week before our event the guys at NextArts called and asked if she had any photos. Now, what was truly amazing is what the crew at NextArts did with that. When we came into our reception hall at Fort Mason there was this huge artistic lighting themed to the photos, covering the entire wall!

Some people want to talk about equipment, but i say it's what you do with the equipment that counts. I can't say enough to convey just how great these guys were. NextArts had everything we needed. They did the audio rental for the outdoor portion of our wedding, held on the hill above Fort Mason, and they even rented us an lcd projector to go with the lights inside the reception. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Ken
Wedding:
7/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about NextArts! Hiring them was one of the best decisions we made in the planning process. They went above and beyond being and really became a good friend, offering support, advice and insight when I needed it the most. They were always willing and eager to help with anything I needed, and frequently checked in to see how we were doing and to see if we needed anything. The day of the wedding, they kept everything running smoothly. I felt completely at ease the day of the wedding, knowing that if anything unexpected happened, they would handle it. At the very end of the night, they even dropped a ton of stuff off at our house so that we wouldn’t have to worry about it getting it there the next day. I just cannot say enough good things about them!
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I have nothing but wonderful things to say about NextArts! Hiring them was one of the best decisions we made in the planning process. They went above and beyond being and really became a good friend, offering support, advice and insight when I needed it the most. They were always willing and eager to help with anything I needed, and frequently checked in to see how we were doing and to see if we needed anything. The day of the wedding, they kept everything running smoothly. I felt completely at ease the day of the wedding, knowing that if anything unexpected happened, they would handle it. At the very end of the night, they even dropped a ton of stuff off at our house so that we wouldn’t have to worry about it getting it there the next day. I just cannot say enough good things about them! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
NextArts audio video and lighting in San Francisco was absolutely amazing to work with. I work for a local magazine company and put on upwards of two events a week, and working with NextArts has been a lifesaver. They take calls after normal work hours, are fast to respond, on top of questions and orders, and are incredibly great to work with onsite.

I recently hosted an event in which NextArts went out of their way to complete my order (even under rush circumstances) and provided me with all I needed for the event plus threw in a few extras as a completely kind gesture. As an event producer that puts on many events (and has worked with many vendors over the years) I will use NextArts Audio & video for all my important AV needs. They are not only efficient, but their quality of customer service was above and beyond.
NextArts audio video and lighting in San Francisco was absolutely amazing to work with. I work for a local magazine Read more...
NextArts audio video and lighting in San Francisco was absolutely amazing to work with. I work for a local magazine company and put on upwards of two events a week, and working with NextArts has been a lifesaver. They take calls after normal work hours, are fast to respond, on top of questions and orders, and are incredibly great to work with onsite.

I recently hosted an event in which NextArts went out of their way to complete my order (even under rush circumstances) and provided me with all I needed for the event plus threw in a few extras as a completely kind gesture. As an event producer that puts on many events (and has worked with many vendors over the years) I will use NextArts Audio & video for all my important AV needs. They are not only efficient, but their quality of customer service was above and beyond. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Blair
Wedding:
3/3/2012
4.9/5.0
Called for a consultation after viewing their ad in the knot. Booked my consultation and was convinced that my fairy tale wedding was in the right hands. Nextarts did not disapoint in the slightest. Every time I called with a concern, change or request it was taken care of immediately, and they always seemed to be a step ahead. Any equipment I needed was always available, from drape to lighitng. When the big day finally came I not only had a great vendor I could trust had everything completely under control, but a friend I could trust and count on for support on my wedding day. Can't say enough good things, 5 star experience all around!
Called for a consultation after viewing their ad in the knot. Booked my consultation and was convinced that my fairy tale Read more...
Called for a consultation after viewing their ad in the knot. Booked my consultation and was convinced that my fairy tale wedding was in the right hands. Nextarts did not disapoint in the slightest. Every time I called with a concern, change or request it was taken care of immediately, and they always seemed to be a step ahead. Any equipment I needed was always available, from drape to lighitng. When the big day finally came I not only had a great vendor I could trust had everything completely under control, but a friend I could trust and count on for support on my wedding day. Can't say enough good things, 5 star experience all around! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Ashley
Wedding:
1/12/2011
4.9/5.0
It was a warm October day in 2010, when me and my future husband began a search for a reception hall. At this point we weren't even engaged, but I knew it was coming soon. Throughout the whole process of looking for a hall, we NEVER once encountered a planner as good as NextArts. They treated us as if we were their own family and quickly gained our respect and admiration. They were very accommodating to us, and would meet or take our calls whenever we asked. They answered all of our questions with the precise information we were looking for. So, after several meetings and consultations with NextArts, we decided to move forward in making our dream wedding. When we first started talking about getting married and planning a wedding, we knew the struggles we faced. Sure, we had friends and family who had all been through this and who could offer us guidance. But, we wanted to be assured that everything would happen on time and without a hitch. Like a few other reviewers have mentioned, NextArts did not only help plan the most important day of our life, but they did it by making me feel as though we’ve known them for years. I wish I was articulate enough to properly explain how wonderful it really was! They are professional, caring, warm, intelligent, and have made a huge impact in the lives of me and my new husband. You really don't need me to leave a review for your business, as your work speaks for itself. But, it is a true pleasure for me to say you are certainly on TOP of the list of wedding consultants, and recommend your services to anyone who needs them!!
It was a warm October day in 2010, when me and my future husband began a search for a reception hall. At this point we Read more...
It was a warm October day in 2010, when me and my future husband began a search for a reception hall. At this point we weren't even engaged, but I knew it was coming soon. Throughout the whole process of looking for a hall, we NEVER once encountered a planner as good as NextArts. They treated us as if we were their own family and quickly gained our respect and admiration. They were very accommodating to us, and would meet or take our calls whenever we asked. They answered all of our questions with the precise information we were looking for. So, after several meetings and consultations with NextArts, we decided to move forward in making our dream wedding. When we first started talking about getting married and planning a wedding, we knew the struggles we faced. Sure, we had friends and family who had all been through this and who could offer us guidance. But, we wanted to be assured that everything would happen on time and without a hitch. Like a few other reviewers have mentioned, NextArts did not only help plan the most important day of our life, but they did it by making me feel as though we’ve known them for years. I wish I was articulate enough to properly explain how wonderful it really was! They are professional, caring, warm, intelligent, and have made a huge impact in the lives of me and my new husband. You really don't need me to leave a review for your business, as your work speaks for itself. But, it is a true pleasure for me to say you are certainly on TOP of the list of wedding consultants, and recommend your services to anyone who needs them!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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Jessica
Wedding:
3/10/2012
4.8/5.0
I can't say enough about NextArts! They did a fantastic job with my wedding. I rented draping and lighting from there. They turned the room I had my ceremony into a white palace. The white draping turned the room completely around. I got so many compliments from the employees at the venue about how gorgeous the ceremony room was. They said they have never seen it look that beautiful. The red uplights I had in the reception space really made the reception. They really set the mood for the whole night. It just tied my theme and colors in together so well. The pinspotting made the photos of the centerpieces just pop. I priced a handful of people for lighting and draping and they had by far the best prices in the Bay Area. Plus Tony has such a great personality. I think vendors that have a great personality are a great treasure to find.
I can't say enough about NextArts! They did a fantastic job with my wedding. I rented draping and lighting from there. Read more...
I can't say enough about NextArts! They did a fantastic job with my wedding. I rented draping and lighting from there. They turned the room I had my ceremony into a white palace. The white draping turned the room completely around. I got so many compliments from the employees at the venue about how gorgeous the ceremony room was. They said they have never seen it look that beautiful. The red uplights I had in the reception space really made the reception. They really set the mood for the whole night. It just tied my theme and colors in together so well. The pinspotting made the photos of the centerpieces just pop. I priced a handful of people for lighting and draping and they had by far the best prices in the Bay Area. Plus Tony has such a great personality. I think vendors that have a great personality are a great treasure to find. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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James
Wedding:
1/14/2012
4.8/5.0
Tony and his staff at NextArts are really top of the line. I was apprehensive when I first spoke to them, but NextArts won me over. They worked with me over two weeks to get every possible item that I needed (or didn't know I needed). I got projector and screen, audio visual gear, chairs, lighting, they really do have "Everything but the dishes" (thanks for the chuckle Tony). On the day of the wedding, NextArts staff was professional, on time, and everything was set up and installed like clockwork. The Audio sounded great, the projections looked crystal clear, and the lighting they pulled together on my budget was just awesome. These guys pride themselves on being a competitor to the "Big Guys", but in my opinion they are far superior. I would highly recommend NextArts services to anyone, in fact, my little brother used them too.
Tony and his staff at NextArts are really top of the line. I was apprehensive when I first spoke to them, but NextArts won Read more...
Tony and his staff at NextArts are really top of the line. I was apprehensive when I first spoke to them, but NextArts won me over. They worked with me over two weeks to get every possible item that I needed (or didn't know I needed). I got projector and screen, audio visual gear, chairs, lighting, they really do have "Everything but the dishes" (thanks for the chuckle Tony). On the day of the wedding, NextArts staff was professional, on time, and everything was set up and installed like clockwork. The Audio sounded great, the projections looked crystal clear, and the lighting they pulled together on my budget was just awesome. These guys pride themselves on being a competitor to the "Big Guys", but in my opinion they are far superior. I would highly recommend NextArts services to anyone, in fact, my little brother used them too. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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Joe
Wedding:
8/24/2010
4.7/5.0
I am recommending NextArts as the best wedding planner and event specialized in the bay and wine country area. We went to them at first to just do the audio and lights for a family friends wedding at my mothers Inn, Bungalows 313 in Sonoma. When I was told what else they had to offer, I literally felt the weight lifted off my shoulders. Noli, the event specialist and engineer for NextArts simply told me to make a wish list and he would take it from there. It wasn't long until my wish list turned it into a reality. They had everything I could have wanted and more. It seemed the more thankful and appreciative I was the more they helped and took interest in my all around well being. They not only took care of the production of the reception, but set outdoor mood lighting for the ceremony as well as walkway Luminary from ceremony to reception. It was beautiful. If you are looking for an audio, visual, lighting, event specialist I directly refer you to Noli at NextArts for all of your needs.
I am recommending NextArts as the best wedding planner and event specialized in the bay and wine country area. We went to Read more...
I am recommending NextArts as the best wedding planner and event specialized in the bay and wine country area. We went to them at first to just do the audio and lights for a family friends wedding at my mothers Inn, Bungalows 313 in Sonoma. When I was told what else they had to offer, I literally felt the weight lifted off my shoulders. Noli, the event specialist and engineer for NextArts simply told me to make a wish list and he would take it from there. It wasn't long until my wish list turned it into a reality. They had everything I could have wanted and more. It seemed the more thankful and appreciative I was the more they helped and took interest in my all around well being. They not only took care of the production of the reception, but set outdoor mood lighting for the ceremony as well as walkway Luminary from ceremony to reception. It was beautiful. If you are looking for an audio, visual, lighting, event specialist I directly refer you to Noli at NextArts for all of your needs. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths
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aciredisco
Wedding:
10/23/2010
1.2/5.0
I would really like to give this company a good review because I love that they are a non-profit, and the main contact, Noli, is really a pleasure to work with. However, I have to give them an honest, and quite poor review, based on our experience with them after our wedding took place.

We had contract Next Arts to provide lighting and heat lamps for our Napa based wedding in October. Unexpectedly there were huge storms that weekend and we ended up having a very wet indoor wedding, but had planned for a sunny completely outdoor wedding. Next Arts was contracted to put up lights the night before our wedding and they did most of what they said they would. They strung the lights and put up the heat lamps, but did not put up paper lanterns (as the rain would have destroyed them) and also did not put up these lamps to light the walkways and the uplighting we had paid for.

Once we returned from our honeymoon, my husband called Next Arts to discuss the fact that they assured us they put up all the equipment we had ordered, but in fact they had not. The response we received from Noli's partner was absolutely inappropriate and unprofessional. He began to call my husband (a very proper and polite Brit who wouldn't even know how to talk to someone in a harsh tone) a weasel, a despicable human being and continued to berate him for about 10 minutes over the phone. My husband had never been treated this way and couldn't even muster a response because he was in such a state of shock. We were supposed to receive a call back from Noli to discuss the incomprehensible service we received from his business partner, but, not surprisingly, we never did.

Not wanting this experience to tarnish the amazing experience we had at our wedding we never called back to discuss how inappropriate this man had been and tried to forget the whole experience. I do however, believe people should know that working with Next Arts does appear to be very enticing because they do have extraordinarily lower prices compared to most vendors in the area but I would absolutely not recommend them as a vendor to anyone. Trust me, you do not want someone to treat you like they treated my husband when it comes to your wedding, which should be such a special and overwhelmingly amazing event.
I would really like to give this company a good review because I love that they are a non-profit, and the main contact, Read more...
I would really like to give this company a good review because I love that they are a non-profit, and the main contact, Noli, is really a pleasure to work with. However, I have to give them an honest, and quite poor review, based on our experience with them after our wedding took place.

We had contract Next Arts to provide lighting and heat lamps for our Napa based wedding in October. Unexpectedly there were huge storms that weekend and we ended up having a very wet indoor wedding, but had planned for a sunny completely outdoor wedding. Next Arts was contracted to put up lights the night before our wedding and they did most of what they said they would. They strung the lights and put up the heat lamps, but did not put up paper lanterns (as the rain would have destroyed them) and also did not put up these lamps to light the walkways and the uplighting we had paid for.

Once we returned from our honeymoon, my husband called Next Arts to discuss the fact that they assured us they put up all the equipment we had ordered, but in fact they had not. The response we received from Noli's partner was absolutely inappropriate and unprofessional. He began to call my husband (a very proper and polite Brit who wouldn't even know how to talk to someone in a harsh tone) a weasel, a despicable human being and continued to berate him for about 10 minutes over the phone. My husband had never been treated this way and couldn't even muster a response because he was in such a state of shock. We were supposed to receive a call back from Noli to discuss the incomprehensible service we received from his business partner, but, not surprisingly, we never did.

Not wanting this experience to tarnish the amazing experience we had at our wedding we never called back to discuss how inappropriate this man had been and tried to forget the whole experience. I do however, believe people should know that working with Next Arts does appear to be very enticing because they do have extraordinarily lower prices compared to most vendors in the area but I would absolutely not recommend them as a vendor to anyone. Trust me, you do not want someone to treat you like they treated my husband when it comes to your wedding, which should be such a special and overwhelmingly amazing event. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths

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