Dinner and a Show!
There’s nothing better than dinner and a show. And what better way to host a fundraiser (to encourage guests to donate) for a good cause than with a fancy, theatrical, ballroom setting; over the top catering; and an elegant orchestra to entertain.
This annual college scholarship fundraiser included over 850 guests. Attendees were welcomed outside the venue at custom sign-in and hors d’oeuvres canopies. The custom tents were draped and ruched with grey voile satin with complimenting Onyx chandeliers. The canopies were grey by day, while LED’s illuminated them vibrant reds and blues after sunset.
The adjoining cocktail area had gunmetal grey linens on hi-boys and tables with black chiavari chairs. The tables were dressed with floating tea lights and fresh cut roses atop mirrors. Later in the evening during intermission, the foliage surrounding the outside cocktail area was up lit a vivacious green and large block letter spelling out ‘DINNER RALLY’ lit crimson red.
Inside the venue, guests were meant to feel as if they were part of the show. The live performers setup ground level in front of the venues stage giving the dining and performance a sense of being one and the same. Engaging and vibrant stage lighting accented both performers and guests alike. Giant Roman centerpieces adorned with ivy and roses sat atop the outer most tables.
Upon arriving at their tables, an almost overwhelming plethora of picture perfect culinary delights greeted guests. All the tables were dressed with Nova silver swirl linens, burgundy crush satin napkins, and silver and black chiavari chairs. To give the floor layout a uniform look, the 72 66″ round tables and over 850 chiavaris were meticulously arranged exactly 5 feet apart from each other. VIPs got a bird’s eye view of the event at equally ornate and catered banquet tables atop the mezzanine.
The spectacular dinner rally had a great turnout. The expected attendance number was only two thirds of the final count. A great time for a good cause with an awesome turnout always ends on a high note.