Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
Outdoor parties are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion, from birthdays and weddings to corporate events and backyard gatherings. To make your event truly special, consider renting unique outdoor party decor and props that will create a memorable experience for your guests. Take a look at some of our unique inventory items, perfect for creating fun focal points, stylish backdrops, food and drink displays, or social areas, that are sure to impress.
Photo-Worthy Outdoor Party Decor & Backdrops
Every event needs a photo backdrop! A place where guests can snap a photo as a keepsake or to share on social media. Our Boxwood Wall is a beautiful and versatile piece of decor. It can be used to create a backdrop for luxurious photographs, dressed up with drapery, balloons, or fresh flowers. Or you can create an interactive focal point, such as a champagne wall! These same walls can also be used to create a stylish seating chart or welcome sign.
Alternatively, check out our beautiful Fiona Ivory Mantle. Whether it is placed against a wall or standalone, it can also be used as a backdrop or fun focal point. Adorn the mantle with flowers and the base with lanterns, and it is perfect as a backdrop for opening presents at a birthday or baby shower. An equally stunning option is our Wrought Iron Arch. It would look stunning for a garden party, whether you choose to feature it as an entryway to hang a banner. For a more elegant look, weave our Chiffon Runner or fresh flowers through the metal lattice!
Outdoor Drink & Food Displays
One of our favorite ways to make a statement at any event is with a stylish drink or food display. It’s a simple but effective way to elevate a buffet area or to serve up favors to guests! The most popular piece in our inventory of outdoor party decor is our whiskey barrels, with an acrylic or barn wood top. It’s the perfect makeshift bar or grazing table! But you can also use it in tandem with a variety of our cake stands to create a multi-level display of appetizers or desserts. Or create a stylish buffet when you mix and match our beverage dispensers and chafing dishes.
A close second to any of our whiskey barrel bars is our Market Cart. Simple and bright white, it is a chic piece ideal for baby and bridal showers! Use this piece as a welcome area for a ticketed event, as a designated space for presents, or to place favors for guests to grab as they are exiting. If you would prefer a prop with space for custom signage, for a birthday party or themed event, opt for a Ticket Booth.
If you’re hosting a wedding, anniversary, or corporate event, champagne is a must! Toast to another year, or a year of big achievements, with a trendy champagne tower. You can create a beautiful tablescape with any of our linens and a tower created using our Gatsby Champagne Coupes. Or, if you aren’t a fan of a glass tower, feature our White 6-Tier Serving Tower. Sleek and modern, it will make hosting a toast a breeze!
Trendy Outdoor Lounge Areas
Want a focal point for your event that is not just aesthetic? You need a lounge area – maybe two! We stock a large variety of trendy sofas, armchairs, accent tables, and rugs to create a lounge area that is as beautiful as it is comfortable. Start with any of our sofas, like our classic Bennett Leather or the retro-inspired Fern Velvet. Armchairs will increase the amount of seating available, as will any of our poufs or ottomans. If your lounge is being used during a cocktail hour with drinks or light bites, be sure to grab a set of accent tables. And, finally, don’t overlook a rug; whether you prefer cowhide or vintage. It will beautifully frame the space, whereas without one it can leave your lounge feeling incomplete.
Want to feature one or several of our outdoor party decor or props at your upcoming event? Contact our team for help, or if you need additional ideas. Plus, be sure to check out our new tent packages, curated to include everything you need for a stylish outdoor celebration; because planning an outdoor party doesn’t have to be a hassle! Looking for an outdoor event theme that is fresh and fun? Get inspired by this classic cookout party!
TAGS | Backdrop, Boxwood Walls, Interactive Drink Station, Lounge Furniture, backdrop ideas, event photo backdrop, food display, lounge areas
FEATURED RENTALS | Boxwood wall, fiona ivory mantle, wrought iron arch, whiskey barrel bar, cake stands, beverage dispenser, chafing dishes, market cart, ticket booth, Bennett Leather, Fern Velvet, accent tables, rugs, armchairs, gatsby champagne coupes, white 6 tier serving tower,
Events and Style Shoots, On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
Team Southern recently had the opportunity to collaborate with local vendors on a whimsical styled shoot at The Cordelle. An event venue & garden situated in Downtown Nashville, it was a stunning backdrop for the colorful outdoor wedding. With a mix of historic and modern spaces, featuring grandeur and charm, there was no shortage of room to create a functional and on-trend wedding layout. Check out the details from this dreamy garden-inspired wedding, featuring our stylish event rentals.
Seating for a Whimsical Indoor Ceremony
The ceremony took place in The Victorian, featuring brick walls, hardwood floors, and beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows. Contrasting the urban event space, we opted for our elegant Harlin Dining Chairs. Featuring light wood and detailed backs, they were the perfect choice for the dreamy indoor ceremony. An equally gorgeous alternative would have been our Adeline Dining Chairs! While we decided to keep the aisle bare, featuring a mix of our vintage rugs would have also been a beautiful choice, lending a cozy vibe.
A Dreamy Outdoor Reception Set Up
Meanwhile, the 5,000-square-foot Garden Lawn created an ethereal garden reception. The manicured lawn and bistro lights overhead made for a charming outdoor setup – especially come nightfall. Our Fruitwood Farm Tables and Harlin Dining Chairs were the base for the guest tables. This banquet style is perfect if you want a more intimate feel! Set with Heirloom China, Hob Nob Glassware, and Sophia Flatware, the look was elegant and vintage-inspired. Fun fresh florals and Turqouise Poly Napkins provided a punch of color, fitting for the season! Our Davis Glass Cylinders filled in the table centerpieces.
Blue-Hued Wedding Lounge
Eventually, The Victorian was flipped into a cozy cocktail area. Contrasting the warm-toned space, we chose our always popular Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa and Chair. It paired beautifully with a bright Aqua Rug and modern Rhodes Coffee Table. To optimize the space were a handful of cocktail tables – dressed up with deep black linen. Combining with the whimsical florals, it was a perfect cocktail hour set up for the colorful garden wedding.
On-Theme Wedding Cocktails
To match the colorful event design, equally bold wedding cocktails were required! J Jackson Mobile Mixologist served up a variety of delicious colorful cocktails in our Davis and Coupe Glasses. We chose these pieces for their clean shape, contrasting the vintage-inspired Hob Nob Glassware used at each table. We also loved the fun colors of the beverages as well as edible florals!
Planning: Posh Occasions
Venue: The Cordelle
Florals: LL Floral
Photography: KT Sura Photography
Live Painter: Heather Wolfe Art
Catering: South Fork Catering Co.
DJ & Sparkle Fountains: Request Premier
Lighting: Bright Event Productions
HMUA: Local Honey
Looking to recreate the style of this colorful garden wedding for your upcoming nuptials or an outdoor celebration? Send our team a message at email@example.com for help! For more colorful event design inspiration, take a look at our blog covering Colorful Summer Party Ideas.
TAGS | Colorful and Fun Outdoor Wedding, Event Seating, Glassware, Nashville Wedding Reception, bar event rentals, colorful decor, colorful event lounge, colorful event rentals, heirloom china, lounge areas, outdoor event rentals, outdoor southern weddings, wedding lounge, wedding reception ideas
FEATURED RENTALS | Harlin Dining Chairs, Fruitwood Farm Tables, Hob Nob Glassware, Abby Flatware, Heirloom China, Davis Glass Cylinders, Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa, Rhodes Coffee Table, Aqua Rug, Davis Glassware, Coupe Glass,
Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
In a post-pandemic world, the health and happiness of employees is a priority for many companies and business owners. A focus that your team and attendees will appreciate, especially during a conference, convention or corporate summit. Today we’ll share how you can create corporate wellness rooms to help maintain positive and motivated participants!
Create an Ambient Setting
The first step you’ll want to take when creating corporate wellness rooms is selecting a designated area or areas within your event space. We recommend selecting an area that is a ways away from the primary room in use so that your guests can fully escape the hustle and bustle – whether you are hosting a training session or an annual meeting. Once established, pipe and drape can be used to enclose a space. This will help create a more private and ambient setting, in which guests can sit back, relax, and recharge. Choose from a range of beautiful and calming colors, such as black, ivory and white. If you like, you can even designate this area as a quiet or non-tech space!
Within your wellness room, you’ll want some comforts that encourage guests to sit and stay for a while. Specifically, lounge areas where people can casually converse or even meditate for a time. Start with cozy neutral or warm colored furniture, like our Bennett Leather Sofa or Henley Grey Velvet Tufted Sofa. Pair it with a set of accent chairs, like our beautiful Gloria Velvet Arm Chairs. Then, finish it off with a plush area rug and a set of matching coffee and side tables. Avoid any pieces that are too contemporary and might give off a cold feeling! Of course, you can also choose from our selection of beautiful lounge packages (we recommend #03 or #26). If you prefer, you can also create smaller areas using our bistro tables and bistro chairs.
Food & Beverage Stations
In addition to helping your guests relax you also want to help them recharge. A scrumptious food and beverage station will help keep them satiated and in tune for a long day of meetings or workshops. Start with an elegant display shelf, like our Black Bar Back Shelf – to store a selection of simple water goblets or other glassware. Nearby, keep refreshing cucumber water or similar beverages in a Glass Beverage Jar. Display snack foods, like fresh fruit or vegetables, in our white family-style service pieces for light on-the-go bites. Accompanied by simple white china! If you’ve been approved for alcoholic beverages, a stylish and well-stocked bar never hurt either.
Want help designing corporate wellness rooms at your upcoming corporate event in Nashville? Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org & let’s start planning!
TAGS | Lounge Furniture, corporate, corporate event, corporate event rentals, corporate event style, lounge areas, lounge seating
FEATURED RENTALS | lounge packages, pipe and drape, bennett leather sofa, henley tufted grey velvet sofa, gloria velvet arm chairs, area rugs, bar back shelves, bar, glass beverage jar, white china, family style serving dishes,
On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
Regardless of the type of event you host, a lounge area (or several) are essential – encouraging guests to sit, sip and mingle. And at Southern Events, we’re making it easier than ever to create a lounge area that is timeless and cozy, with stylish rentals featuring luxe textures, neutral colors, and organic shapes. Take a look at our new natural luxe lounge furniture perfect for your next Middle Tennessee event, from galas to weddings!
Hammered Side & Coffee Tables
Our Hammered Side and Coffee Tables are a gorgeous centerpiece for any lounge area, especially for a cocktail hour. A classic shape and a muted metallic color, they pair well with most any color furniture. We offer both the side and coffee tables in both a beautiful Gold and Pewter color!
We love a cozy ottoman and our Caramel Leather Ottoman is a must-have! A rich chocolatey brown, this stunning leather piece will complement most any furniture. It pairs especially well without Gloria Velvet Armchairs – and always looks stunning atop a cowhide rug.
Grey Tufted Ottoman
If you want to lend a slightly more chic look to your natural luxe lounge furniture set up, opt for our Grey Tufted Ottoman. This super cozy piece features beautiful tufted details in a classic grey color. It’s the perfect piece to use if your other furniture is especially vibrant or colorful.
One of our favorite new pieces, the Charleston Bistro is oh so elegant! It features a stunning gold metallic base and a marble top. It’s essential for a luxe cocktail hour, especially if you’re working with limited space and don’t have enough room for a full lounge area.
Fern & Jaqueline Sofas
The epitome of natural luxe lounge furniture, our velvet sofas will be your new favorites! They feature rich natural colors and ultra-soft textures that will make it hard for your guests to leave. They also feature beautiful tufting – Fern Velvet with classic, and Jaqueline with vertical.
Bamboo Arm Chair
A unique statement piece, our Bamboo Arm Chairs are as comfy as they are stylish. A muted gold, this high back chair features beautiful bamboo details throughout. We recommend pairing it with either our Fern Velvet or Jaqueline Sofas!
Want to secure one of several pieces of our natural luxe lounge furniture for your next event? Contact our team today, at email@example.com! Or, if you aren’t up to designing your own lounge area, take a look at our stylish Lounge Packages with options for every style.
TAGS | Lounge Furniture Packages, Natural Luxe, accent tables, lounge areas, lounge furniture rentals, loveseats and sofas, luxe lounge rentals
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Events and Style Shoots, On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
In 2021 we saw a shift towards organic event design, featuring natural yet timeless colors and vintage-inspired rentals. A theme that we hope will carry over into the new year, especially for galas, fundraisers and other formal events! If this is a trend that you favor or a style you aim to embrace, check out the details from the annual Heritage Ball for some organic luxe gala inspiration.
A Lush Grand Entrance
A great way to set the tone for an event is with a coordinated grand entrance. Guests were welcomed to the Heritage Foundation Ball with a lush Boxwood Wall Backdrop. Here, sponsors of the event were featured. However, it also doubled as a photo opportunity! The lush green wall beautifully tied into the organic luxe theme that awaited guests.
Green & Gold Tablescapes
As the Heritage Ball is based around a formal seated dinner so beautiful tablescapes are a must. To create an organic look at this event, we featured mismatched tables and place settings. Starting with both round and rectangular tables, dressed in a range of green and ivory tablecloths, as well as subtle floral patterns. A touch of velvet here and there lent a luxe look, as did our classic Chiavari dinner chairs. Each place setting consisted of a Glass Charger with a Gold Rim, Abby Flatware, Ophelia Salad Plates, and Pure Glassware.
Custom Stocked Bars
Personal touches are essential to make any event memorable. And for this organic luxe gala, we featured our custom Harpeth Bar with a fun floral print across the front! To accommodate the large guest count, the bar was flanked by Franklin White Antique Bars and Franklin Black Antique Bars. And as always, each bar was well stocked with a beautiful selection of glassware, including a mix of wine glasses and our Davis Glassware.
Luxe Retro Lounge Areas
Surrounding each bar was a mix of comfy luxe lounge areas. By strategically placing these throughout the event space, guests were encouraged to mingle! They starred a mix of retro and modern rentals. Including our Every Sofa and Chair, Fern Velvet Sofa, and Blanche Coffee Table. Meanwhile, our Charleston Bistro Tables with marble tops were a great option for those who preferred to remain standing.
Elegant Staging for Live Entertainment
Of course, we can’t forget staging, as this event had several speakers and live entertainment. A facade was created with beautiful green and gold drapery, and for the podium, we opted for a contemporary Acrylic piece. And if you have live music you have to have a dance floor! So to complement the luxe look, we decided to feature our classic Black and White Dance Floor.
Thank you to Mindy Thornton Photography for sharing the photos from this event with us!
Love this organic luxe gala inspiration? We would love to help you recreate this look, or alter it to suit your event style. Contact us for design or layout assistance for your next event in Nashville or Franklin, TN, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or for more formal event inspiration, check out this Gold & Ivory Gala at Cumberland University.
TAGS | Dance Floors, Event Gala, Heritage Ball, Lounge Furniture, Nashville Galas, Staging, bar event rentals, event inspiration, gala event decor, gala event design, gala event rentals, green and gold, ivory and gold, lounge areas, organic luxe
FEATURED RENTALS | Glass Charger with a Gold Rim, Abby Flatware, Ophelia Salad Plates, Pure Glassware, Boxwood Wall, Chiavari Chairs, Harpeth Bar, Black Franklin Antique Bar, White Franklin Antique Bar, Davis Glassware, Black and White Dance Floor, Acrylic Podium, Every Sofa and Chair, Fern Velvet Sofa, Blanche Coffee Table, Charleston Bistro Tables,
On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
When it comes to small gatherings, you want to make the most of the space and allow guests to interact safely. To help you create a functional layout, we’ve rounded up of our favorite bistro style and mixed seating set-ups for every type of event. Spacing out seating and place settings appropriately is just one way that you can continue to host safer events in Nashville, Tennessee!
Hosting a cocktail hour? Bistro tables will take your event up a notch. Although compact, these tables bring a sense of luxury to even the smallest spaces.
This simple outdoor set-up features our a bistro table paired with elegant Cross-back Barstools. A neutral-toned table linen added a touch of formality, without distracting from the beautiful setting.
Our Loren Gold Bistro Table screams luxury! Adding to this elegant design, are our modern Acrylic Ghost Barstools. We love the bold choice to feature contrasting colors, via Tawny Napkins and Onyx China.
Photo by Jenna Henderson Photo
Simple but beautiful, this set up combines both old and new elements. Our rustic Grayson Farm Bistro Table is paired with modern Acrylic Ghost Barstools.
Want a slightly larger, low to the ground alternative? These cozy mixed seating set-ups are perfect for your next social gathering. Be sure to set the furniture farther apart than normal. You can use a rug to fill the interior space, or to create a frame for the area, like the elegant arrangement below. It features our Adeline Dining Chairs with a plush loveseat.
Photo by Abigail Lewis Photography
Created for a luxe southern wedding, this vibrant seating area was made using our Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa and matching chairs. Cheval Gold Side Tables are added as a place for guests to set their drinks.
Photo by Cee Cee Photography
A beautiful warm-toned set up, our Bennett Leather Sofa and London Loveseat is perfect for a modern rustic event or wedding. It also includes our Cheval Gold Side Tables, Chocolate Poufs, and a Cowhide Rug.
Want to incorporate a mixed seating arrangement into your upcoming event layout? Be sure to take a look at our current Lounge Packages, pre-designed for every type of event. Or, if you prefer to create an arrangement of your own, contact our team at email@example.com.
TAGS | Bistro Tables, Chairs, Cocktail Party Rentals, Lounge Furniture Packages, bistro chairs, bistro seating, cocktail hour, lounge areas
FEATURED RENTALS | cross back barstool, acrylic ghost barstools, Chocolate Poufs, Cowhide Rugs, Mercer White Leather Collection, Bennett Leather Sofa, London Loveseat, Midas Gold Ottoman, light pink etched velvet linens, Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa, Cheval Side Tables, mid century white barstools, Adeline dining chairs, loren gold bistro barstool, Grayson farm bistro table, Onyx china, tawny napkins,
Southern Events Products
Furniture with sleek features, straight lines, and smooth and shiny surfaces – hello modern event lounges! Modern furniture design often focuses on simple geometric shapes rather than heavy or excessive ornamentation. The following event lounge packages are free of busy lines and color schemes, which lend a simple, elegant and refined look.
Chic & Sleek
White, blue velvet and gold are a gorgeous trio in this chic and sleek modern lounge package. It features our stunning Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa, with its rich color and geometric tufts. The slender legs of the Rory Navy Velvet Chair complement the Rhodes Coffee and Side Tables. The stark white tops are a beautiful contrast next to the surrounding sea of navy.
Classic Black & White
If you are looking to make a statement, this black and white event lounge is a bold choice. The sleek Black & White Stripe Cabana Benches, striking and sharp, pulls from the Regent Black Velvet Sofa. This pattern adds a unique punch of character to the otherwise plain lounge area. Meanwhile, the Rhodes Coffee Table and Rhodes Side Table add a subtle but luxe gold accent into the mix.
Featuring black and white, this modern glam lounge is sleek and a little flashy. Blocky furniture, like the Santorini Off-White Sofa and Santorini Off-White Loveseat, appears visually sharp yet is cozy – promise. It pairs perfectly with our white Siros Coffee Table. The cylindrical shape of the Echo Silver Mirror Side Table provides a bit of relief from the geometric dominated space, while a Black-Silver Rug ties it all together. (Learn why rugs are essential for creating a functional space!)
Primarily functional, this simplistic modern event lounge setup features neutral tones with a touch of gold. The Regent Black Velvet Sofa is clean but inviting, with its plush velvet cushions. One of the most popular modern furniture designs, the White Eiffel Arm Chair will tempt all of your guests, with its unique shape. Each piece is subtly connected, via solid colors and geometric angles, such as the legs of the Rhodes Coffee Table.
With a mix of unique shapes and textures, this social area will be a big draw. It consists of the Mercer White Leather Couch, Mercer White Leather Ottomans, Acrylic Ghost Arm Chairs and a Nickel Grey Bench. This package is the definition of contemporary, with simple geometric shapes and smooth surfaces. We are especially fond of acrylic elements, such as the armchairs and bench legs, which are sleek and stylish.
Loving these sleek and modern event lounge designs? See more options event lounge packages or contact our team today to book one for your wedding or event!
TAGS | Lounge Furniture, Lounge Furniture Packages, Modern Event Lounge, Modern Lounge Furniture, lounge, lounge areas
FEATURED RENTALS | Regent Black Velvet Sofa, Black & White Stripe Cabana Bench, Rhodes Coffee Table, Rhodes Side Table, Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa, Rory Navy Velvet Chair, Rhodes Coffee Table, Rhodes Side Table, Navy Rug, Santorini Off-White Sofa, Santorini Off-White Loveseat, Siros Coffee Table, Echo Silver Mirror Side Table, Black-Silver Rug, Regent Black Velvet Sofa, White Eiffel Arm Chair, Rhodes Coffee Table, Mercer White Leather Couch, Mercer White Leather Ottoman, Nickel Grey Bench, Acrylic Ghost Arm Chair
Southern Events Products
No matter what kind of Nashville or Franklin TN event you’re having, a lounge area is a welcome addition. It allows guests to mix and mingle outside of their assigned tables or beyond a conference classroom setting. And with Southern’s rentals, lounge areas are functional and fun.
Need a little inspiration? We’ve put together three popular lounge styles, each featuring a variety of our most loved rentals.
Event Lounge Style: Bright White
Our new White Leather Mercer Tower is powered, meaning it can be used as a charging station for guests! Busy professionals at your event will love this feature; and paired with ghost chairs and white & silver accents, it’s chic any time of the year.
Event Lounge Style: Color Pop
Add a little brand personalization to your event with color! Dress up the classic Mykonos Coffee Table and Santorini Sofa with bright pillows and complete your lounge look with colorful pieces and accessories, like our Urban Metal Arm Chair or Rhapsody in Blue chairs.
Event Lounge Style: Rustic Texture
Going for an earthier style? Layering textures can do the work for you! Our tufted leather Bennett Sofa pairs with elegant pillows and the Barnwood Coffee Table to create a lounge that’s comfy for putting up your feet after networking at an event!
Event Lounge Packages = Event Styling Made Simple
Looking for something with a little more vintage flare? Or hoping for metallics galore? You can easily define a lounge space without wondering if it all goes together with our specially designed lounge packages. Take the guesswork out of designing your lounge or determining your preferred style and add a lounge package designed by the pros!
Love these looks? Contact the team today for a quick quote or to reserve the rentals of your choice, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAGS | Barnwood Coffee Table, Bennett Sofa, Franklin event rentals, Ghost Chairs, Lounge Furniture, Lounge Furniture Packages, Mykonos Coffee Table, Nashville Event Rentals, Rhapsody in Blue Chair, Santorini Sofa, Southern Wedding Rentals, Urban Metal Arm Chair, White Leather Mercer Tower, lounge areas, lounge furniture in nashville, lounge furniture rentals, southern evets and party rentals
FEATURED RENTALS | Barnwood Coffee Table, Bennett Sofa, Urban Metal Arm Chair, Mykonos Coffee Table , Santorini Sofa, Rhapsody in Blue Chair, Ghost Chairs, White Leather Mercer Tower