Creating Magical Spaces At Your Events

As spring sets in around the country, event season kicks in high gear. The weather is getting warmer and planners can’t wait to host their social events and fundraisers on lawns and in tents. I love tents! As a kid I borrowed sheets and erected tents in the garden. Tent-building activities would be moved to our playroom when it became too cold to play outside. Tents felt magical. As an adult I no longer use sheets to construct tents, but the magical feeling has not dissipated.  I love entering a tent, not really knowing what waits inside.  

Event tents come in all shapes and sizes, and the sky is the limit. Size, décor, lighting and type of tent are mostly restrained by budgets. Regardless of your budget I wanted to take a moment to share a few favorite tents and tent decor I have found online. A fantastic set-up I came across was for the Recording Academy’s official 55th Grammy Award Ceremony After Party at the Los Angeles Convention Center last February by Along Came Mary using the luxurious tents by Raj Tents.   

I don’t claim ownership of these pictures and have credited them where possible.

Enjoy the magic.

   
Dressing up tents with lighting, fabrics and rugs turns a run-of-the-mill structure into a first-class event venue.


A stunning small canopy for an intimate dinner event

BOLLYWOOD STYLE


Photograph by Raj Tents

A spectacular example of the use of tents sure was the Recording Academy’s official 55th Grammy Award Ceremony After Party at the Los Angeles Convention Center last February by Along Came Mary using tents by Raj Tents.  The Bollywood theme brought color and style into the cavernous space.  The main stage with Mughal Arches stacked 20 foot high with colorful drapes providing a backdrop to performances by the B-52s, Estelle, and DJ Michelle Pesce. Grand Ottoman Pavilion lounges on either side framed the stage and floating Pavilions over dining tables and raised performance stages, dripping with Indian glazed lamps, continued the theme. Raj Tents’ Pergolas housed the bars and low furniture vignettes filled the MasterCard VIP lounge. The center performance platform had strong horizontal lines accentuated by a large, ornate, scalloped valance. Angel City Designs was involved as well.


Photograph by Raj Tents


Photograph by Raj Tents

For more images and features showcasing the fabulous luxury tents from Raj Events take a peek at their blog.

- Al Wynant