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Sometimes less is more, and modern minimalist events prove just that! There is beauty to be found in simplicity, not to mention it often comes with a smaller decor budget. Less cluttered, modern minimalism can make it feel easier to breathe within your event space, without compromising style. Learn how to host a modern minimalist event when you take a look at our in-stock rentals that will lend a clean and timeless look.
To achieve a modern minimalist table, you’ll want to keep any decor simple and maintain as much open space as possible – perhaps stick to greenery! As for serving ware, opt for pieces that are sleek. Such as our Earthen China, available in 3 neutral colors, or Plain Glass China. Easily feature an elegant pop of metallics with our simple Austin Gold or Noir Matte Black Flatware. For a romantic minimalist table, feature a touch of color in your otherwise neutral palette with a set of our poly napkins. Perhaps in Ice Pink, Slate, or Lilac! Or, grab a velvet set for subtle texture.
Stylish Guest Seating
Of course, your dinner tables will need chairs, of which we have many to choose from. For a modern event design, we recommend sticking to pieces that feature neutral colors and simple details. Any of our acrylic chairs are a great option, which will lend a unique contemporary look to your event. Both our Acrylic Ghost Arm Chairs and Acrylic Ghost Armless Chairs are a popular choice! For a slightly more romantic vibe, or to complement a warm-toned palette, you might opt for our Harlin Dining Chairs.
Sleek Lounge Areas
As always, every event needs a lounge to socialize. And one of our personal favorites are modern minimalist event lounges, starring clean & elegant furniture. We have a wide selection of timeless pieces that you can mix and match to create a one-of-a-kind social area. To start, choose a plush sofa, like our Regent Black Velvet Sofa – perfect for a moody minimalist lounge! Then, add-on chairs, such as one of our acrylic pieces or our unique White Eiffel Arm Chairs. And don’t forget to include areas for guests to set their drinks! We’re currently favoring our Rhodes, Rivet and Granger accent tables, with their sleek legs.
Ready to plan an on-trend modern minimalist event? Send our team a message at firstname.lastname@example.org for help selecting on-theme rentals!
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FEATURED RENTALS | Earthen China, Plain Glass China, Austin Gold Flatware, Noire Matte Black flatware, poly napkins, Acrylic Ghost Arm Chairs, Acrylic Ghost Armless Chairs, Harlin Dining Chairs, Regent Black Velvet Sofa, White Eiffel Arm Chairs, Rhodes Accent Table, River Accent Table, Granger Accent Table,
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The wintertime is a festive season, but when it comes to hosting some people prefer a more minimal and timeless look. A setup that oozes warmth and charm but is totally on trend! Get inspired when you take a look at some of our favorite minimal winter event rentals, from serving ware to lounge furniture and more.
Planning to host dinner at your winter event? Check out our beautiful Earthen China! These simple neutral-colored serving plates are so gorgeous your guests will want to take them home. They come in three colors: Alabaster, Onyx, and Stone. For a luxe metallic touch, pair any of these dishes with our Austin or Brushed Copper Flatware.
White Eiffel Arm Chairs
When featuring a minimal dinner table, like our Farm Tables, you can have some fun with your chairs. Our White Eiffel Arm Chairs are a unique contemporary option that are insanely comfy! Alternatively, use our Rustic Benches to lend a more cozy touch. You might also decorate these seats with soft throws or pillows for a fun pop of color.
Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa
For a large social event or even an intimate cocktail hour you’ll want a cozy lounge area. Our Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa and Saylor Navy Velvet Chairs are ultra-soft, simple, and beautiful. A rich blue hue, they are especially gorgeous if you are hosting an ice-inspired event or featuring a cool-toned palette.
Gold Hammered Coffee Table
To create a fully functioning lounge area, don’t forget some accent tables! Our Gold Hammered Coffee Table features an organic shape and a muted color that will complement most any furniture. If you prefer a more toned-down color palette, opt for Pewter instead.
Gold Bar Cart
Last but far from least, we recommend our Gold Bar Cart! This elegant piece is oh so versatile, whether you want to offer a table-side drink service or a small self-serve drink station. It’s a beautiful piece for both large and intimate events alike. Just don’t forget to stock up on glasses – like our Reese Glassware.
Loving these minimal winter event rentals? Email us at email@example.com to reserve these rentals for your next event! Just need serving ware? Take a look at our previous blog featuring our Holiday Boxes.
TAGS | On Trend, Southern Events Party Rental, Winter Event Decor, minimal design event decor, modern minimalist tablescape, wedding style trends, winter event rentals, winter wedding
FEATURED RENTALS | Earthen China, Austin Flatware, Brushed Copper Flatware, Eiffel Arm Chair, Rustic Benches, Gold Hammered Coffee Table, Saylor Navy Velvet Sofa, Gold Bar Cart, Farm Table,
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The sun is out and the flowers are in bloom – there’s truly no better way to celebrate the beautiful weather in Nashville, TN than to host a gorgeous garden wedding! To help make your event picture-perfect, we’ve pulled together some of our most loved garden wedding rentals for a floral fête. With party and event rentals this beautiful, it’s easy to capture the best of the southern summer season here in Middle Tennessee.
Interactive Boxwood Walls
Sculpt your own private garden with our lush Boxwood Walls! These eight-foot topiary walls can be used to create an intimate event space in any venue – think of it outdoors, enhancing your gorgeous garden, or as an interactive backdrop. It makes for a stunning seating chart, as well as an elegant champagne wall. You can trust that guests will flock to this trendy photo op time & time again!
Photo by Nyk & Cali
Photo by Megan Stark
Easily elevate any tablescape with stylish and comfortable seating. Favorites from our inventory, including our charming Harlin, Antique Bentwood, and Adeline Dining Chairs. They are a simply stunning way to add natural wood to your wedding reception, thanks to elegant details. If you prefer a more whimsical and contemporary garden vibe, opt for one of our Acrylic chairs, such as our Carrigan or Fantasma side chairs.
Photo by Jenna Henderson
Photo by Mandy Liz Photography
Photo by Gray Kammera
Delicate Serving Ware
Every Southerner knows that a classic never goes out of style, and the same can be said for a variety of our serving ware. Take for example our scalloped Darcy China. Bone white with a gracefully curved edge, these beautiful dinner plates provide the perfect canvas for fresh spring or summer fare and are one of our favorite garden wedding rentals! Be sure to also take a look at our Heirloom China and Stoneware.
We love adding unexpected elements to an outdoor garden party, using interior pieces to stage lush floral arrangements and cozy seating areas. This season, we’re obsessed with our Vintage Walnut and Vintage Fruitwood Ceremony Doors. These beautiful vintage ceremony rentals make the perfect backdrops or entrance points for your outdoor wedding!
Create unique seating areas and Instagram-worthy nooks with our Fiona Ivory Mantle. This classic piece looks so beautiful covered in fresh blossoms and pictures of the bride and groom!
Garden-Inspired Table Linens
Nothing freshens up an outdoor table setting like a pop of color and texture from high-quality table linens. Your linens can provide the perfect backdrop for your table settings and arrangements. For garden weddings, we love our richly textured Moss Green Crush and Velvet Linens, as well as our warm and rustic Havana Cafe neutral napkins and feminine Chiffon Runners.
Intimate Lounge Areas
When it comes to a garden wedding, we love the simple, feminine charm of an intimate lounge area! Mix and match our elegant and cozy furniture, to create a welcoming place for guests to sit and stay for a while. Alongside pieces such as our sofas & loveseats, be sure to feature a few Trellis or Capri White Side Tables. Both are elegant and will add a sophisticated, feminine feel to your wedding lounge!
Rain or shine, your big day is going to be beautiful. That’s why we encourage you to take away the stress and enjoy the shade (or shelter) from underneath one of our elegant tents. Featuring heavy-duty aluminum frames and block-out vinyl tops, you and your guests will stay cool in the shade beneath our Peak Frame and Hexagon Tents! Decorate them with billowing drapery and fresh flowers for a wonderful and whimsical outdoor event.
Natural Wood Dance Floor
Dancing in the grass sounds like a wonderful time- until you remember that you and your friends will be wearing heels! Prevent any fashion faux-pas and keep the party going with our New England Wood Dance Floor. The natural wood finish makes a lovely addition to the party, adding function without interrupting the aesthetic.
Ready to plan your dreamy garden wedding? To discover how to create your own elegant garden event in Nashville and Franklin, TN, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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FEATURED RENTALS | Boxwood Walls, Harlin Chairs, Darcy China, Natural Wood Dance Floor, Vintage Fruitwood Ceremony Doors, Vintage Walnut Ceremony Doors, Fiona Mantle, Celcila Linens, Magnolia Velvet Linens, Moss Green Crush Linens, Havana Cafe Linens, Chifon Runners, Vintage Bird Cages, Wrought Iron Tabletop Tree, Trellis Side Table, Capri Side Table, Peak Tent,
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At Southern Events, we love a multi-functional rental! Our boxwood walls are available with 3 distinct bases (gold, white and ivory) and offer endless ways they can be personalized at your event. From serving champagne, snapping pics or elevating your escort cards, see how to customize this rental for your next Nashville event.
Boxwood Champagne Walls
Cocktails are a highly anticipated treat at any event, but why not take your service to the next level with an interactive champagne wall? Creative, interactive, gorgeous, and full of bubbly – we’re definitely here for it! Guests will be absolutely delighted as they walk by this fun drink station, which can also double as a photo op! For the setup below, our Boxwood Wall was adorned with lush florals by the talented team at Enchanted Florist, our Fruitwood Shelves and Cybil Flutes.
Photos via Honeysuckle & Wine.
Boxwood Wall Photo Backdrops
Entirely customizable, our boxwood walls are a must-have for a trendy photo station. Easily create a photo backdrop that complements your event, whether it’s for a wedding or another social gathering. The options are truly endless, as long as you have the creativity and gusto! As shown below, a bright neon sign is always a nostalgic decoration. However, it would also look lovely with a monogram or pictures of the newlyweds. We also love it with a colorful balloon arch for a shower or birthday party.
Photo by Megan Stark
Corporate Event Backdrops and Entrances
For large corporate events, our boxwood walls are an effective way to keep your business at the forefront of guest’s minds. As shown, it creates a beautiful backdrop for galas, fundraisers, or celebrations, especially those where there will be a stage or grand entrance. Show off your corporate logo in an upscale way, fitting of the elegant decor. And, if you have sponsors, feature their logos as well.
Photos by Jen & Chris Creed
Boxwood Wall Seating Chart
At a wedding, you want to leave a lasting impression! Aside from a champagne wall, one easy method is with an interactive seating chart. Popular in recent years, a boxwood wall seating chart is a fun way to greet guests and guide them to their respective tables. You can simply list their names, like on a mirror or acrylic sign. Or you can use wedding favors that double as escort cards, like these beautiful horseshoe ornaments.
Want to feature one of our boxwood walls, as a drink station or backdrop, at your upcoming event? Let’s chat! Send us an email today, at email@example.com.
TAGS | Boxwood Wall, Champagne Wall, Interactive Drink Station, Nashville Event Rentals, Nashville Wedding Rentals, Nashville party rentals, On Trend, Southern Events Party Rental, Southern Events Party Rental Company, Unique Wedding Rentals
FEATURED RENTALS | Boxwood wall, Cybil glassware, champagne shelf,
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Though we hope every event goes off without a hitch, postponing or rescheduling weddings and events happens. But you don’t have to sacrifice your event style for a shift in seasons with these classic, season-less event design tips & rentals from Southern Events.
Take a note from nature to plan your event color scheme. Blues, teals, and greens are classic colors that can easily transition your event rentals from one season to the next. We love our Saylor Velvet Sofa and Chairs, Ocean Blue Velvet Linens, Coronado Salad Plates, and Fern Velvet Linens for the perfect pop of season-less event design color.
Photo | CeeCee Photography
Photo | Jen & Chris Creed Photographers
Photo | Rachel & Garren Photography
Always appropriate, especially in the rolling countryside of middle Tennessee, a farm-to-table style is perfect for any type of event – no matter the season. Go for timeless rustic rentals with our classic Farm Tables, Cross-back or Bentwood Chairs, Kennedy Textured Linens (a polished update to burlap), and Artisan China.
Photo | Julie Paisley
Photo | Cassidy Carson Photography
These rentals are classics for a reason! Timeless and season-less, mix and match our Athena, Hamlet and Ophelia Gold China with modern Austin Flatware and classic white or soft gray linens to set the tone any time of year.
Photo | Jenna Henderson
Photo | Julie Paisley
Shift to Neutral
Keeping your event color palette neutral can avoid a seasonal shift – but it doesn’t have to be boring! Try layering our Grey Goose Linens with Earthen China and glittering Pure Glassware for a modern event table design, or staging your event lounge with our Henley Grey Velvet Sofa, warm wood Adeline Chairs, and Echo Silver Mirror Side Tables for a luxe lounge area.
Photo | Jen & Chris Creed Photographers
Photo | Abigail Lewis Photography
Warm + Cool
Use both warm and cool colors in varying shades in your season-less event design. This way you avoid seasonally inspired palettes – like spring pastels or rich fall colors. These colors can be mix in your florals, linens, furniture, and even flatware – like mixing our Brushed Copper Flatware and Sea Glass Velvet Linens.
Photo | Phindy Studios
Photo | Jenna Henderson
Loving these season-less event design ideas? Contact our team for more timeless inspiration and rentals for your wedding or event!
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FEATURED RENTALS | Saylor Velvet Sofa, Saylor Velvet Chairs, Ocean Blue Velvet Linens, Coronado Salad Plates, Fern Velvet Linens, Farm Tables, Cross-back Chairs, Bentwood Chairs, Kennedy Textured Linens, Artisan China, Athena Gold Rim China, Hamlet China, Ophelia China, Austin Flatware, White Linens, Grey Linens, Grey Goose Linen, Earthen China, Brushed Copper Flatware, Pure Glassware, Henley Grey Velvet Sofa, Adeline Chairs, Echo Silver Mirror Side Table, Sea Glass Velvet Linen
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAGS | Athena China Plates, Boxwood Hedge Wall, Cocktail Party Rentals, Emerald and Gold, Event Catering Rentals, Gold and White, Nashville Event Rentals, Nashville party rentals, Southern Events Party Rental, corporate chic, corporate event design, corporate event rentals, event style trends
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
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Planning your big day can be an overwhelming endeavor, but designing your big day should be genuinely fun and exciting! The overall style of a big day should reflect the couple’s personalities and set the tone for a joyous occasion. No matter what design best encompasses you, adding character to your chosen wedding venue in Nashville or Franklin, TN is easily done with the right rentals.
Not sure exactly how to get started? The experts at Southern have put together different wedding styles to provide a little inspiration for your upcoming Middle Tennessee nuptials.
(BONUS, if you book your 2020 wedding with Southern Events by January 31st, you will receive 10% off your order! Get in touch with our team at email@example.com)
Wedding Style: Modern Chic
Modern Chic is a darling design that features sleek lines combined with bright colors and lots of texture. Neutral Grayson Farm Tables set the scene and a dressed to the nines with Gold Austin Flatware, Medallion Gold Chargers, and Black & White Triangle Plates. We love the acrylic Ghost Chairs on one side, and the Midas Gold Velour Bench on the other for a unique take on seated dinners.
Looking to add some vintage flair to a modern and chic event? Out Gatsby Champagne Coupes look perfect in any setting and bring the old-world glamour to any occasion.
Wedding Style: Garden Romantic
A sweetly romantic garden party is a wonderful and heartfelt way to exchange vows, with a soft color palette and plenty of vintage touches. Distressed Farm Tables in whitewash with natural wood Cross Back Chairs or our Harlin Dining Chairs welcome guests into a secret garden, where dreamy rentals set the scene. Tables are adorned with ornate details like our Hob Knob Glassware and Abby Fine Silver Flatware next to satin dinner napkins, or placed perfectly among Chiffon Table Runners. Lounge areas aren’t left out, as our Tessa Tufted Linen Beige Loveseat with wooden legs adds natural subtle romance to any area.
John Myers Photography
Wedding Style: Textured Boho
Couples with a genuine love of nature and vibrant colors fall perfectly in love with this Textured Boho style – a gorgeous mix of organic elements topped with vintage & metallic details. Wood Chargers, Artisan China, unique Como Flatware, and gold flourishes stun in any setting – not to mention, they are accented perfectly regardless of your chosen color palette. Painted vintage furniture is perfectly Bohemian with bright and vibrant colors – the vividly colored Charlotte Chair and vintage Basil Arm Chair are just two selections from our vast inventory of delightful vintage chairs. Natural texture continues from dinner to dessert as a delicious cake is even more beautiful served atop Barnwood Square Cake Plateaus. Free spirits, happy hearts, and a bohemian design that never disappoints.
Jenna Henderson, Photographer
Jen and Chris Creed
Jenna Henderson, Photographer
Like what you see? Contact our team to learn more about our distinct wedding rentals for your Nashville and Franklin, TN events at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAGS | Enchanted Florist, Nashville Event Rentals, Southern Events Party Rental, southern style events, southern weddings
FEATURED RENTALS | hob knob glassware, harlin dining chair, pure glassware, gatsby coup, farm tables, tessa lovseeat, abbey flatware, cross-back chairs, ghost chairs, wooden chargers, artisan china, vintage chairs, barnwood square cake plateau, chiffon table runners, ghost chair, velvet bench, gold medallion chargers
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A snow-and-ice-inspired winter party has us reminiscing over the annual glitzy winter galas we’ve all seen the Kardashians put together. While John Legend may not be performing at your fancy holiday affair, we can guarantee you’ll find plenty of gorgeous in-stock rentals at Southern Events to create a memorable and elegant evening.
White foundation pieces such as our Mercer Collection provide cool coziness, while accent rugs like our Metallic Cow Hide Rug bring in that glamorous flair that is a must-have for a snow-and-ice-inspired winter party. And to have your guests lounging like true Kardashians, Mercury Votives set out on our Siros Coffee Table bring both ambiance and elegance.
For dinner, set out fancy Darcy China and Abby Flatware on tables dressed in White Shimmer Linen, Silver Sequin Linen, Silver Furrow Linen, or White Panama Pindot Linens. Our Acrylic Chairs are the ideal icy elegant pieces for a snow-inspired celebration. Round out your snow-inspired winter gala with our Silver Avenue Bar Back Shelf where you’ll store delicious ingredients for icy cocktails.
If these glamorous ice & snow winter party rentals have you inspired, send us a message at email@example.com.
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, Nashville party rentals, On Trend, Southern Events Party Rental, Southern Events Party Rentals, snow inspired party, winter party
FEATURED RENTALS | Silver Avenue Bar Back Bookcase, Metallic Cow Hide Rug, Darcy China, Abby Flatware, Mercury Votives, Abby Flatware, Acrylic Chairs
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The Heritage Ball – a gala put on by the Heritage Foundation in Franklin, Tennessee – has been held every single year since 1972, and we were again proud to part of this year’s event. The grand gala took place at the historic Eastern Flank Battlefield Park.
Our favorite classic Southern pieces were in attendance at this lovely Tennessee gala. Guests entered on a custom cream carpet, flanked by boxwood walls. Chandeliers hung from the ceiling, Harlin Chairs looked very much at home, and gold and silver place settings dotted the tablescapes. The combination gave off a formal and approachable Southern look. Abby Flatware sat next to Glass Chargers with Gold Rims, and our dainty Hamlet China showed up for dessert. The Harpeth Bar fit perfectly amongst these elegant Southern pieces, and our Plank Wood Dance Floor was the perfect fit for our grand stage. We also introduced our new portable stages, creating vignettes for music and entertaining. It certainly was a night of dancing, amazing live music, and celebration!
We never ceased to be amazed at how these rentals create cohesive and unique looks when paired in different ways. Lovely images provided by Phindy Studios.
We’d love to chat all things rentals with you at your upcoming event! Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, Southern Events, Southern Events Party Rental, southern style events
FEATURED RENTALS | Harlin Chairs, Harpeth Bar, Abby Flatware, Glass Charger with Gold Rim, Hamlet China, Adeline Chairs, Staging, Portable Stages
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One of the keys to throwing a successful holiday party (and not throwing your sanity out of the window) is proper preparation. If you’ve ever hosted a holiday party before, you probably had lists upon lists of all the things you needed to do to get ready. And many times, you may still feel like you’re scrambling trying to get things done at the last minute.
The truth is, it is completely possible to host a stress-free holiday party. And we’re talking about anything from an intimate holiday dinner to a large formal gala. Check out our tips below for holiday party must-haves. And to download our entire Holiday Party Checklist, head here.
If you’re hosting a holiday luncheon, chances are you’ll be inviting co-workers, peers, and people you may want to network with. That’s why you’ll want the event to feel approachable, yet still have a formal holiday vibe. In order to achieve this, you’ll want to have coordinating linens such as our Champagne Sequin Linen, Chafing Dishes, and Copper Beverage Service that to give your holiday party a festive feel.
The holidays are a great time to celebrate in a big way and a grand gala is just the way to thank VIP clients or your team for all they contribute to your company’s success. If you’re hosting a large and formal company holiday party, there are a few items you’ll want to make sure you include. A red carpet entrance area sets the scene (we can do any color carpet!) and cocktail & bistro tables are a must for mingling. We also recommend having formal place settings with china, chargers and plenty of glassware for toasting the year past and ahead.
At Home Soriee
Cozy home holiday parties are a wonderful and intimate way to share the seasonal good tidings with family and friends. But these gatherings can stretch the limits of anyone’s kitchen. Whether you need extra plates or forks, serving dishes & platters, or flutes for toasting, we have all the home holiday party rentals in stock and available for delivery or easy pick-up at our Franklin warehouse.
If you’re hosting a holiday party, we’d love to help! Send us a message at email@example.com.
TAGS | Nashville Event Rentals, Southern Events Party Rental, holiday party, holiday tips
FEATURED RENTALS | Champagne Sequin Linen, Beverage Service, Belmont Charger,