Southern Events Products
New Year, new business! Every year, more than 600,000 new businesses open their doors in the US. Many of them kick things off with a grand opening celebration to show off their services or products and build hype around their brand. In 2023, start your new business off on the right foot when you host an experience-focused grand opening that guests won’t soon forget. Keep reading to learn about our small business grand opening rentals that can be used to put together a memorable event!
Grand Opening Cocktail Bar
Nowadays a bar, big or small, is a must-have at a grand opening. You don’t need anything fancy (unless that’s what you want), just a bar and a simple menu will do. Just don’t forget to include some mocktails! We stock a variety of bars to suit every style, such as our rustic Bond Bar or elegant Harpeth Bar, the latter of which can be customized with your business logo. Depending on the size of your drink menu, our 4-foot Franklin Bars will get the job done. They’re the perfect size for a small selection of wine or champagne. To help your bartenders, grab a set of shelving to stock glassware. Either our Gold Avenue Bar Back Shelf or Black Bar Back Shelf will do. If you have room, you could also include a lounge area! Check out any of our curated lounge packages, or mix and match furniture to create an on-brand social area.
Serve up Light Bites & Bubbly
To serve up delicious drinks you need equally impressive glassware. Our catalog of glassware is expansive and features options for every type of drink and every style of event. The Cybil Champagne Flutes are a quirky option for serving up a little bubbly. Or opt for our Pure or Madison Glasses when featuring a selection of wine. For specialty drinks, grab classic Martini Glassware or trendy Coupe Glasses.
Alongside beverages, you should also offer some light bites or appetizers. To create a stylish display, consider renting a second bar to serve as a budget. Alternatively, our Market Cart offers a chic look. Consider showcasing food on crisp white serving pieces or silver trays. If you need to make the most of limited space, cake stands of various heights will look gorgeous and lend dimension. To add a little color and soften up the display, grab a table runner!
Create a Grand Entrance
The most popular pieces out of our small business grand opening rentals are those that can be used to create a grand entrance. This is an effective way to catch the eye of passerby and make an outstanding first impression. Start by rolling out the red (white, purple or blue) carpet for guests. For an extra luxe look, we even have a red rope and stanchion. Next, invest in our Boxwood Walls to create an Insta-worthy photo opportunity. Easy to customize, you can decorate them with a variety of decorations as well as signage, featuring your logo or sponsors.
Ready to plan your small business grand opening? Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team would be happy to help you choose the best rentals to make a lasting impression.
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FEATURED RENTALS | Bond Bar, Harpeth Bar, 4 Foot Franklin bar, Gold Avenue Bar Back Shelf, Black Bar Back Shelf, red carpet, red rope and stanchion, boxwood walls, Cybil Champagne Flute, pure glassware, madison glassware, martini glassware, coupe glasses, market cart, cake stands, white serving pieces, silvery trays, table runner,
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When you want to create a fun spot for wedding guests to ham for the camera or hope event attendees will share your gathering on social media you need a photo-worthy spot. Bonus points when your event photo backdrop also works as decor duty. At Southern Events, we have both trendy and stylish props and decor for rent that will do both! Engage your event’s attendees with our instagrammable event photo backdrop rentals from Southern Events that will have them snapping and sharing photos.
Treat your guests to the perfect photo op in front of our boxwood walls – making memories and making your event memorable! These trendy props are a great focal point for your event. Plus they’re so easy to personalize with specialty decor – like a neon sign or colorful balloon arch.
Photo by Kelsey Leigh Photography
Pipe & Drape
If you prefer a stylish but no-fuss backdrop, you’ll want to go with pipe and drape! They can be styled to your preference, and decorated to your liking. For example, hang florals streamers for a baby or bridal shower. Or get creative at a corporate event with branded signage. We currently offer drapes in black, white, ivory, and champagne. You can also skip the draping and use the pipe frame to hang a custom step and repeat.
Mantles are a stunning and meaningful prop! Traditionally the center of a home, it stands for love and life – making it perfect for a wedding. We also love it for an anniversary party, celebration of life or milestone birthday. Our freestanding ivory Fiona mantle is easy to decorate to complement the theme of your event. Feature fresh flowers, lanterns, geometric shapes, candles, or a combination of pieces.
Photo by Readylight Media
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FEATURED RENTALS | boxwood walls, champagne shelves, Fiona mantle, pipe and drape, rug, loveseat,
Events and Style Shoots, Southern Events Products
Emerald and gold speaks to opulence and set the tone for the event design at the 13th Annual Rutherford Society Gala. A black-tie affair, the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville in southeast Murfreesboro was transformed into an elegant affair. A mix of vibrant and deep greens, white furniture and golden accents made for a luxurious setting.
It is easy to take emerald and gold event design and end up over the top. With beautiful but simple pieces, a chic and functional space is possible. Alongside a pleasing aesthetic our aim is to eliminate any feelings of claustrophobia. It is a cocktail hour after all! Pieces like our Pearce Furniture, a chic modular lounge, and bistro tables will prompt guests towards social areas for a drink well throughout the evening.
The elegant layout and grandeur spilled over to the main ballroom for a 3-course meal. Paired with rich velvet tablecloths and white linens are the perfect amount of gold metallics to make it all pop! This includes Chiavari Chairs, gold-rimmed Athena Plates, and Austin Flatware. A touch of fresh florals in clear glass vases goes on to add some natural beauty.
Images courtesy of Jen and Chris Creed Photography
Want to feature emerald and gold event design at your next event? Send us a message at email@example.com.
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FEATURED RENTALS | Black Nova Linen, Chiavari Chairs, Austin Flatware, Loren Gold Bistro Table, Acrylic Carrigan Side Chair, Capriano Marble & Copper Accent Table, Black and Silver Rug, Gold Avenue Bar Back Shelf, Harpeth Bar, Athena China, Boxwood Walls