On Trend, Southern Events Products, Trends and Inspiration
As the world slowly re-opens just in time for the summertime, people look forward to celebrating milestones and events that were temporarily postponed. While smaller in size, you can still celebrate in comfort and style. Get inspired by some of the must-have rentals for small gatherings, perfect for hosting more intimate parties.
Chairs & Tables
We’re kicking things off with the basics! Chairs & tables are a must, whether you are serving food or simply want to encourage guests to sit down and stay for a while. Our Sutton Lounge is a beautiful and bright choice for a casual evening in the backyard. If your party will include kids, pass on the plastic card tables and opt for child-sized furniture, like our gorgeous Fruitwood Farm Table. For the adults, a bistro table and bar stools are a classic choice.
Photo by Phindy Studios
Rugs are a must-have when it comes to defining a space. Large or small, rugs can be used to create a frame in which to lay out a social area (and mark appropriately distanced pathways). Alternatively, they can be used to add an additional level of comfort underfoot. With summer coming up go with bright colors, like our Aqua Rug or Blue-Red Rug. For some extra pizzazz, try layering a few of your favorites. Plus – don’t forget a spot for chilled beverages!
Photo by Erin Lee Allender Photography
Photo by Phindy Studios
Easels for Signage
Signage is useful no matter the size of your event, plus are a whole lot of fun to create! Jot down a quick word of welcome, direct guests to different areas of the party, make a drink and food menu or remind them of safety precautions. We’re currently loving vintage chalkboards as they are easy to use, no matter your lettering skills or lack of, and add a cute dose of nostalgia.
A Fun Focal Point
Every party needs a unique, eye-catching focal point. If you are hosting happy hour or your event will include alcohol, our Boxwood Wall makes for a fun interactive photo backdrop or central spot for guest place cards (option shown below is two walls combined). Alternatively, decorate the Fiona Mantle to give your guests a beautiful backdrop for their photographs. Want to make a big statement? Roll out a literal Red Carpet at the entryway for your guests.
Photo by Nyk & Cali
Don’t let your tables sit bare! Even a small centerpiece goes a long way. We offer a variety of lanterns and votives in various colors, which can be used as decoration or to create a warm ambiance once the sun goes down. If you plan on showcasing some flowers fresh from the garden, our cylindrical and square glass vases are an elegant choice.
Photo by Joe Hendricks Photography
Photo by Jen & Chris Creed
Rentals for small gatherings? We’ve got you covered! If any of our in-stock rentals have caught your eye, contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAGS | Nashville Rentals, event style trends, franklin tn, franklin tn rentals, nashville tn, southern summer party planning, summer event style
FEATURED RENTALS | Sutton Lounge, Cross-back Barstool, Fruitwood Farm Table, Children's Cross-back Chairs, Chalkboards, Nolen Lantern, Aqua Rug, Blue-Red Rug, Mercury Votive, Square Glass Vase, Red Carpet, Boxwood Wall, Fiona Mantle,
We adore dressing fabulous Nashville area venues in Southern Events rentals, and Long Hollow Gardens is one of our absolute favorites. Long Hollow Gardens is a super unique event venue. It is actually a greenhouse! Couples can achieve that “outdoor wedding” feel with all of the comfort of remaining indoors (think gorgeous summer wedding without all the heat!). Oh, and don’t forget about the exquisite natural light pouring into the venue. On this 35 acre property, you’ll find a vineyard, their Farmhouse Bridal Cottage, and Hearthroom Barn. With enough space for 200 guests, it’s a great venue for weddings and events of all sizes.
Our neutral, natural rentals really shine at Long Hollow Gardens. The Cross-Back Chairs look tailor-made for this venue and are incredibly inviting paired with ivory linens. When outfitting the Greenhouse, we typically stick to neutral color palettes in order to let nature shine. From the Bennett Leather Sofa to the Fruitwood Farm Table, many of our rentals look as if they belong at this one-of-a-kind venue. However, we are not opposed to dreaming up a colorful look with our Saylor Velvet Furniture rentals. We are in love with how this location serves as a backdrop for pretty much any dreamy look a couple could conjure up.
If you are hosting an event in one of Nashville’s finest venues, we’d love to take the rentals off your plate. Send our team a message at email@example.com.
TAGS | Farm Tables, Nashville Event Rentals, Nashville Event Venue, Nashville Wedding Venue, Southern Events Party Rental, Unique Nashville Event Rentals, Unique Wedding Rentals, long hollow gardens, nashville tn, nashville venues
FEATURED RENTALS | Cross-Back Chairs, Ivory Linens, Bennett Sofa, Saylor Furniture,
Events and Style Shoots
With summer weather in full swing, we’ve been especially inspired by all things outdoors. If you’re in Nashville (or anywhere in the United States), take one step outside around dinner time and you’ll smell it. It’s cookout season. From neighborhood block parties to back-to-school parties (soon!) to corporate get-togethers, most events migrate outdoors to make use of the green grass, fresh blooms, and blue skies. Southern Events recently partner with local Nashville vendors to create a fresh look for an outdoor party style shoot. Join us as we reminisce over the laid-back feel of the event.
Most people love the easy-natured feel of an outdoor cookout party. It just brings people together. Simple and comfortable textures, rustic accessories, and bright colors marry to create a fresh and fun vibe. We used Red and White Check Linens to emphasize the nostalgic feel and bring a fun, picnic theme to the look. The cookout food was set atop our White-Washed Barnwood Barrel Bar. Festive ice-cold drinks were served in our Hungarian Baby Bath.
An important part of any event is having more than just one area for guests to lounge. If you want them to stick around after the food (or make sure they’re comfy while waiting to dig in), we recommend a lounge area. For this outdoor cookout party, we brought our Simplicity Bench, Chocolate Pouf, Stone Round Fire Pit, and plenty of pillows and blankets for texture and to help make the party feel more inviting.
We had so much fun working on this shoot with the talented Locklane Events and Feather and Oak at Cedarmont Farms and adore these images provided by Erin Allender Photography. Here’s to Southern summers!
If you’re planning a back-to-school outdoor party or a fun corporate get-together, we’d love to help make it stylish & Southern. Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, Southern Events Party Rentals, Unique Nashville Event Rentals, bbq party rentals, franklin tn rentals, nashville tn, outdoor party rentals, picnic rentals
FEATURED RENTALS | Red and White Check Linen, Hungarian Baby Bath, White Washed Barrel Bar, Rustic Benches, Blue & Red Rug, Vintage Crates, Cross-back Chairs, Recycled Glassware, Sophia Flatware, Chocolate Pouf, Simplicity Bench, Stone Round Fire Pit
Southern Events Products
Nashville and Franklin, TN are home to several unique event spaces, from grand ballrooms to intimate gardens. Whatever kind of event you’re hosting, Music City certainly has the perfect venue. Team Southern is always honored to be able to work with some of the best venues in the business, where our distinct rentals help transform a space into a unique vision. One of our favorite spots is the beautiful Carnton Plantation, where Southern history and gorgeous gardens make for breathtaking events.
Carnton Plantation is a historic landmark that has been a gathering place for ladies & gentlemen over the last two centuries. It features an antebellum garden for Southern ceremonies and receptions, an 18th-century mansion, and the Eastern Flank BattleField where the annual Heritage Ball takes place. While all the venues are rich in history, they also include upgraded modern amenities for everyone’s comfort.
With the ability to host 225-500 guests, the property is perfect for large-scale events. Corporate retreats, company-wide trainings, or grand Southern weddings are all more than welcome in this historic gem.
Multiple Event Spaces
The garden allows couples to exchange vows in front of a grand tree, while the antebellum garden is manicured and maintained for the most romantic photo shoots. The Eastern Flank BattleField is rich with Tennesee history and holds up to 500 people in a large reception tent. Carnton’s 1826 McGavock family home offers a glimpse into 18th-century Southern living while providing a stunning backdrop for more photo opportunities that capture the elegance of Franklin.
A Blank Canvas
The tented reception space lets couples and event designers start with a blank canvas to create any design, all while guests are able to take in the Southern charm and Tennesee history that surrounds them. Southern’s rentals have been used at the Carnton Plantation to help define corporate events, romantic garden weddings, opulent black-tie gatherings, and more.
We’re proud to partner with Carnton Planation to help couples design beautiful wedding days. Our rentals help customize the space while still being surrounded by Tennessee history. Interested in learning more? Visit their website for package and pricing information.
TAGS | Carnton Plantation, Chaivari Chairs, Chiffon Table Runners, Farm Tables, Franklin Bars, Harlin Dining Chairs, Heritage Ball, Mercer leather Couches, Nashville Event Rentals, Nashville Wedding Rentals, Nashville party rentals, Outdoor Wedding Ceremony, Unique Wedding Rentals, White Folding Chairs, franklin tn, franklin tn weddings, nashville tn, tent wedding receptions
FEATURED RENTALS | Harlin Dining Chairs, Chaivari Chairs, Farm Tables, Chiffon Table Runners, Franklin Bars, White Folding Chairs, Mercer leather Couches