Balloon Arches

A balloon arch is a fabulous decoration for any occasion and  creates a 'wow' factor every time.  They can be made from using helium filled latex or foil balloons to air filled latex and foils.  One of the most popular arches is known as a 'String of Pearls' arch and uses helium filled balloons. It is  ideal as a stunning decoration for weddings on the Top Table as it creates the effect of the balloons floating.

As a rule of thumb you will need approximately 3 x 11" latex balloons per meter though there are different formulas for working out the approximate diameter of your desired balloon arch.

If your balloon arch is going to be wider than the height, 

 you need to add the width plus the height.

e.g.  Length 3m and height 2m

3m + 2m = 5m x 3 (11" balloons) = 15  (11" balloons) 

5" balloons are not used for String of Pearl Arches as they do not retain enough helium to float successfully.

If your arch is going to be taller than its width, you need to multiply the height by 2 and add the height.   If your arch is 3m in height but only 2m in width:

2 x 3m = 6m +2m = 8m x 3(11" balloons) = 24 balloons

If your arch is equal in it's height and width, the following formula will apply:

1.5 x height + width  therefore if your arch is going to be 3m high and 3m in width

1.5 x 3m = 4.5m + 3m = 7.5m x 3 (11" balloons) = 22.5 (23 11" balloons)

Wedding String of Pearl Arch
Air filled balloon arch

Air filled Arches

Air filled arches are invariably constructed of clusters of 4 balloons.

This arch was made using air filled 5" balloons in clusters of 4 to create the spiral pattern.  You will need aproximately  36   5"balloons per meter.

Quick Link Arch

Quick link arches are idea if you are on a tight budget although you are limited to the length for stability reasons,  though the arch can be secured to two balloon columns and make a stunning entrance to your party or event.

Quick link arch


Prices for balloon arches are calculated by the metre and there is an additional £25.00 on site decorating service.


5" clusters of latex  balloons in a spiral arch from £5.50 per metre for plain balloons - £21.00 per metre for patterned balloons. Ideal for wedding cake tables or small arches.  Wedding cake tables are normally 11ft in length (3.35m)

8" clusters of 4  latex air filled balloons  from £11.00 per metre - £25.00 per metre.

Air filled 12" Quick Link balloon arches on small columns - ideal for children's parties  £5.0 per metre.


String of Pearl Arches cost  from £4.75 per metre for plain 11" balloons - £6.25 per metre for stunning chrome balloons.

Any order over £125.00 includes the on site decorating service.