Originally Posted by Looneybomber
Candles, in conjunction with a movie screen going, should give enough light to eat your dinner, but are there any fire codes or insurance rules to abide by?
Bathroom lighting may be dictated by local codes, so rope lighting may not be enough near bathrooms and exits? No idea...
Now, dim rope lighting along the perimeter of the floor in the main room and adjacent rooms should be plenty good for navigating around there.
@Dutch. What kind of room treatments (sound deadeners, etc...) are being used in your main room?
There are two sections to the main level; the East side that contains the two public restrooms, the gift shop, the tasting room/bar, and the kitchen. The West side contains the main foyer, the ballroom, the balcony, the bistro (under the balcony), and the stage. I would anticipate the East side maintaining normal lighting levels while the west side has the lights turned down.
As far as acoustical treatments, I have not decided yet. The ceiling is clearly setup by having the rafters open to the room, and nearly 8" of open cell spray foam exposed (albeit painted black with a fire retardant paint to meet local fire codes). The three french doors and three windows on the south wall (the 45' wall) will have heavy drapes well suited to sound dampening. The north side has only the three large windows in the stage to contend with, which will also have heavy drapes. The East wall contains a french door that leads from the bistro (under the balcony) to the tasting room/bar. I am not certain what kind of treatment this door will receiving.
To be frank though, the overall room already feels fairly well controlled, and we don't even have the drapes up yet. I think the combination of the open rafters, the balcony breaking up the rear of the room a bit, and the fact that the Pi Speakers are fairly directional has lead to not a whole lot of reflection off the North and South windows/doors. I am pretty sure we will not have any further acoustic treatments installed before our New Years Eve party, so anyone from AVS that accepts our invitation will be able to offer their in-person thoughts on this topic more effectively. :-)