The value of a walk-through

August 1, 2013

To pull off a glamorous event, start with a site inspection and logistics. By Melissa Paul Generally, any venue or property deemed “off-premise” is going to involve a tent. Or two or three or more. As an event planner, I cannot stress enough how important a site inspection or walk-through is to the success of …

High-profile fundraiser requires “presidential” details

A fundraiser with a former president requires a flawless tented installation. A Very Important Person, a high-profile fundraiser, and a valued client all add up to a tented event that must be carried out at the highest professional level—without a hitch. “The client knew that EventQuip has never let them down in the past, and …

Wedding at the family farm

A family farm serves as the setting for the tented weddings of siblings with different tastes. Several years ago, Party Plus–Taylor Rental of Baltimore, Md., provided tents for a true farm-themed wedding—imagine hay bales, camouflage linens, and the bride and groom on ATVs. This year, the company was contacted by that groom’s mother for another …

Understanding engineered tents

A comprehensive understanding of engineered tents provides peace of mind. By Pamela Mills-Senn As cities and municipalities grow increasingly risk averse and safety aware, the demand for engineered tents has surged. “The market is definitely strong,” says Jeff McInnes, North American sales manager for Delray Beach, Fla.-based HTS-USA/Hocker, a manufacturer of clearspan structures. “No one …

Transforming a tent into an iconic blue gift box

Arena Americas overcomes installation challenges at New York City’s Rock Center. To pull off an event at Rockefeller Center in New York City you have to have experience, ingenuity and vision. Arena Americas—formerly Karl’s Event Services—has been in the business since 1966 and has provided structures for major events at the historic venue, including Mercedes …

An arts-centered wedding reception

June 1, 2013

Chattanooga Tent Co. meets logistical challenges for a wedding reception at the Hunter Museum of American Art. An arts-centered venue with stunning natural views is an inspired and inspiring choice for an upscale wedding reception in Chattanooga, Tenn. For the March 2013 event, Chattanooga Tent Co. created a seamless transition from the Hunter Museum of …

Capturing the client’s vision

Creating events that capture the client’s vision—with panache. To carry a design theme throughout every element of an event—and bring an extra dash of flair to the client’s vision—is at the heart of Allison Sargent Events, Montclair, N.J. Design driven The company, founded in 1991 by owner and president Allison Sargent, plans, designs and executes …

Equipped for efficiency

Equipment Matters Part 1: Tent rental companies look to equipment purchases to offset other costs and promote health and safety. By Janice Kleinschmidt Inc. magazine’s top six apps for businesses to boost efficiency will help you track hours worked on projects, accept credit card payments through your smartphone, invoice clients, monitor your traveling expenses, collaborate …

The tipping point

Equipment Matters Part 2: Tent rental companies weigh factors when making equipment investments. By Janice Kleinschmidt People rent tents because they don’t need them all the time, and even frequent renters don’t want to deal with maintenance, installation/takedown and storage. The same factors come into play for tent rental companies in regard to equipment: companies …

Theatrical tent installation

Starr Tent soundproofs and customizes tent for off-Broadway show. When the off-Broadway, eletro-pop opera “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” premiered in the fall of 2012, set contruction within the theater couldn’t overcome the fact that the space was too small and limiting. Show producers needed a theater that was both larger and …