A foot of snow greets the 200 guests, but a tent with doors keeps the cold weather out of the 20-foot-wide garage door used as an entrance. Photo by EventQuip.
The always-glam red carpet bears the NACE logo and leads to .... (Photo by EventQuip)
.. the red-carpet lady, the first piece of live decor in the EventQuip warehouse-reception area. Photo by EventQuip.
More living decor at the reception: the "bubbly babe" pours champagne. Photo by Barton Paul Photography.
The EventQuip tent washer creates a fabulous focal point thanks to blue uplighting. Photo by John Amrich.
A closer view of the new look of the tent washer. Photo by Barton Paul.
Warehouse inventory takes on spooky drama thanks to the magic of lighting. Photo by EventQuip.
Two "glamazons" greet guests in the EvenQuip warehouse, which has been cleared, carpeted and lit for the cocktail reception. Photo by EventQuip.
A bar made of truss has tent beams functioning as back tables. Photo by EventQuip.
Tent fittings serve as buffet decor. Photo by John Amrich.
A closer view of the reception buffet. Photo by John Amrich.
Warehouse bins serve as buffet tables. Photo by EventQuip.
A "forklift table." Photo by EventQuip.
If you can't fix it, feature it, the designer's saying goes. Here, warehouse tools aren't hidden away but lit. Photo by EventQuip.
The mysterious walk from the warehouse cocktail area to the dinner tent. Photo by EventQuip.
Guests walk out a loading dock into the dinner tent, passing over a custom box featuring a beautifully costumed lady. Photo by John Amrich.
Yes, you are walking all over her, but her custom box is heated so she really doesn't mind. Photo by EventQuip.
The dramatic dinner tent, an 82-by-82-foot Losberger Uniflex tent installed on the EventQuip parking lot. Taking advantage of the height difference between the warehouse and the tent, the event team installs a three-level sunken floor. Photo by EventQuip.
In the tent, the entrance level features underlit lucite tables with silver liquid lame linens; the intermediate level offers a bar and lounge area overlooking the lower level dance floor. Photo by John Amrich.
Dinner tables are dressed in silver lame linen with lavender lace, jeweled overlays and crystal chiavaris. Just one spare roll of lilac carpeting meant for a bat mitzvah inspired the "Bring Back the Glamour" theme. Photo by EventQuip.
The 16-by-21-foot stage is cantilevered 5 feet above the dance floor--and features a reflecting pond underneath. Photo by EvenQuip.
The stage before filling the pond and adding the mirror edging to go with the "glamour" theme. Photo by EventQuip.
A "before" shot, showing construction of the box holding the "walkover" girl. Photo by EventQuip.