Before they could enter the party, the 200 party guests have to fall down the "rabbit hole": a narrow vestibule decked out in swirling chessboard graphics. Wind tunnel audio effects and rotating lighting projects add to the mood.
Note the dome in the ceiling of the main party room, where images of arriving guests are projected.
A close-up of the projection dome showing an arriving guest.
The Cheshire Cat greets guests. The honoree was born in Cheshire, England, which inspired the party theme.
The "Wonderland" party room, a rich mix of color and custom props. Elements include 15-foot tall mushrooms that are internally lit.
Hat stands drop from the ceiling, allowing guests to don a fanciful hat and become part of Wonderland.
Seating options range from custom green lounges and banquettes to 36- and 48-inch rounds. Looping fern curls and grasses provide a counterpoint to the many stately designs, keeping the vibe whimsical and fun.
A crew of characters created expressly for this event adds to the fun. Here, these "human TV sets" display videos that wish the honoree a happy birthday.
A white-hot White Rabbit offers treats.
Custom murals cover the balcony, walls, ledges, railings and dance floor, creating an immersive experience.
Where to hide the projectors that project guests' faces onto the dome? With few hanging points in the ceiling, the event team just adds more "mushrooms" to conceal the floor-mounted projectors.
A view of the dance floor.