A Field in the Depths of the Midlands Countryside
Description: A private event featuring a two-storey inflatable structure!
Product: Furniture hire
Supplier: Europa International
Telephone: 020 8676 0062
Details: Europa was given an unusual brief to kit out a two storey inflatable structure for a private event in the heart of the Midlands countryside. The client required a furniture package (delivered, installed and quality checked) with the ultimate wow factor. It needed to complement the unusual design of the space, give the indoor and outdoor areas a different mood while also ensuring consistency – all within some rather strict timescales. Luckily the team is well practised in thinking outside the box or, in this case, in a field.
The key to the project was planning and time management (with, of course, the odd cup of tea). The team worked quickly to agree a package of white contemporary lounge and bar furniture for the inside with rattan sofas, chairs and coffee tables for the outside, which the client loved.
Establishing just how long it would take to get the inflatable up, the access points, and the time available to get the furniture in and back out again was crucial. And all this occurred in somewhat sweaty conditions caused by the heatwave that kindly consumed the Midlands that particular weekend.
Feedback: Europa’s Helen Lowe said: “For those old enough, you will remember the phrase “flexible friend”. Well, while we are not a credit card company, the client loved how we are flexible, helpful and above all friendly. That always helps an event build up go smoothly.”
Description: Boutique hotel set in a stately home with gardens and park land in Cheshire
Product/service: Banqueting furniture supplied for 150 guests. Additional lounge/chill out furniture for inside the marquee and in the walled garden, lighting and dance floor
Company: Event Equipment
Telephone: 01829 289888
Details: Working closely with a trusted marquee company, Event Equipment organised this wedding with the help of Willington Hall. It supplied Chiavari chairs, round tables, a black and white dance floor, and rattan furniture for inside and outside the marquee, as well as lighting. The Chiavari chair is its most popular wedding chair however the Crossback is catching it up. The dance floor and lighting followed a nightclub vibe which worked well.
Feedback: “Working with Event Equipment, I have the confidence that the furniture ordered will not only arrive on time but will be in great condition. Our working relationship is second to none and they are always happy to help in an emergency any time, night or day.”
Private party, Chichester
Description: This party took place in a glamorous marquee in the garden of a private home.
Product supplied: Bespoke furniture and bar hire
Company: Juno Hire
Telephone: 0208 692 4444
Details: Juno Hire recently provided all the furniture for a botanical themed special event within a marquee. The party took place in a glamorous structure, with a dramatic canopy ceiling. The cream coloured fabric was a perfect backdrop for more colourful furniture items including Dinky sofas and armchairs in Claret, Millennial Pink and Dusky Blue. The variation of these dusty shades sat perfectly next to the sprawling green pot plants dotted around the venue.
Reminiscent of picnics in the park, practical Disco Poseur tables and stools, alongside the dramatic foliage, brought the outside in to this event. These particular stools and tables also added a contrasting industrial element to the otherwise colourful, nature-inspired function.
Evocative of retro bird cages, Birdcage coffee tables were a perfect match for the leafy sur-roundings. Big enough to accommodate guests’ drinks (and a second or third round too!) and low enough to be placed next to the comfy Dinky sofas.
Milano Poseur tables in black were used outside the marquee, placed conveniently next to a picturesque swimming pool. Adaptable for all occasions, the tables at this event were topped with tea lights and surrounded by garlands of twinkling fairy lights. This was the place to be as the night set in.
Feedback: Juno Hire said: “The client was over the moon with the service and attention to detail. So much so we have since become a preferred supplier for the agency who planned the party, and have worked with them numerous times since.”