Gala Awards http://specialevents.com/taxonomy/term/8491/more en First 50: Tolo Events Helps Seattle's Museum of Flight Celebrate a Big Birthday http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/first-50-tolo-events-helps-seattles-museum-flight-celebrate-big-birthday <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>A gala that told the story of the first 50 years of the <a href="http://www.museumofflight.org" target="_blank">Museum of Flight </a>in Seattle treated 800 guests to an array of aviation stars, from military heroes to airplane designers to Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders, thanks to the team from <a href="http://toloevents.com/" target="_blank">Tolo Events</a>.</p> <p>The event was honored with a 2016 Gala Award nomination from Special Events.</p> <p>Photos courtesy Tolo Events.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/first-50-tolo-events-helps-seattles-museum-flight-celebrate-big-birthday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/first-50-tolo-events-helps-seattles-museum-flight-celebrate-big-birthday#comments Decor Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers The Special Event Show Tue, 24 May 2016 12:51:00 +0000 28531 at http://specialevents.com Big Top Ball: Hello Destination Management Creates a Circus Gala for Give Kids the World Village http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/big-top-ball-hello-destination-management-creates-circus-gala-give-kids-world-villa <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Hello Destination Management creates a big-top theme gala for the Give Kids the World fundraiser, taking guests on a quest to save the "family circus"--and bringing out the kid in everyone.</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/big-top-ball-hello-destination-management-creates-circus-gala-give-kids-world-villa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/big-top-ball-hello-destination-management-creates-circus-gala-give-kids-world-villa#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 19 May 2016 15:55:00 +0000 28451 at http://specialevents.com Road to China Gala: Mosaic Catering + Events Turns a Warehouse into a Wonderland http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/road-china-gala-mosaic-catering-events-turns-warehouse-wonderland <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://mosaiccateringevents.com" target="_blank">Mosaic Catering + Events</a> transforms the Richmond [Va.] Ballet&#39;s own warehouse into an interpretation of a grand private Chinese home for the gala fundraiser for 323 guests culminating a year-long fundraising campaign.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/road-china-gala-mosaic-catering-events-turns-warehouse-wonderland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/road-china-gala-mosaic-catering-events-turns-warehouse-wonderland#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Tue, 17 May 2016 15:07:00 +0000 28401 at http://specialevents.com Sinners and Saints: Wilkinson Rhodes Makes Halloween Happen at the St. Anthony Hotel http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/sinners-and-saints-wilkinson-rhodes-makes-halloween-happen-st-anthony-hotel <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Some 450 costumed revelers gathered among transgressors and hallowed souls for a “Sinners & Saints” fete at The St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio. Guests had five hours to travel through the underworld of the damned in the hotel’s main floor and find salvation in the heavenly kingdom on the rooftop of the hotel--thanks to Wilkinson Rhodes </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/sinners-and-saints-wilkinson-rhodes-makes-halloween-happen-st-anthony-hotel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/sinners-and-saints-wilkinson-rhodes-makes-halloween-happen-st-anthony-hotel#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 12 May 2016 15:16:00 +0000 28291 at http://specialevents.com Riding High: Boom Goes the Drum Feeds a Festival on a Ferris Wheel http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/riding-high-boom-goes-drum-feeds-festival-ferris-wheel <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>For Calgary, Alberta's, offbeat Beakerhead festival, which blends engineers with artists, Boom Goes the Drum produced the Periodic Table, which offered a fine-dining experience for nine "seatings" a day over the course of three days—all on a 40-foot Ferris wheel. </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/riding-high-boom-goes-drum-feeds-festival-ferris-wheel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/fairsfestivals/riding-high-boom-goes-drum-feeds-festival-ferris-wheel#comments Fairs/Festivals Gala Awards The Special Event Show Thu, 05 May 2016 16:10:00 +0000 28171 at http://specialevents.com Life at the Top: Wilkinson Rhodes Celebrates a Skyscraper Debut http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/life-top-wilkinson-rhodes-celebrates-skyscraper-debut <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>Chic new residential skyscraper The Bowie got a splashy grand opening thanks to the team from Wilkinson Rhodes, which offered guests food, fun and Bowie--both Jim and David!</div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/life-top-wilkinson-rhodes-celebrates-skyscraper-debut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/photo-galleries/life-top-wilkinson-rhodes-celebrates-skyscraper-debut#comments Corporate Events Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Tue, 03 May 2016 14:59:00 +0000 28121 at http://specialevents.com Garden Glory: Kristin Banta Events Takes a Gorgeous Wedding Outdoors http://specialevents.com/weddings/garden-glory-kristin-banta-events-takes-gorgeous-wedding-outdoors <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p><a href="http://www.kristinbanta.com/" target="_blank">Kristin Banta Events</a> turns to a sophisticated color palette and refined touches to create this elegant garden wedding. The<em> Special Events </em>Advisory Board members are fans; they nominated the event for&nbsp;a <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/preview-2016-special-events-gala-award-nominees" target="_blank">2016 Gala Award.</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.braedonphotography.com" target="_blank">Photos by Braedon Photography</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/weddings/garden-glory-kristin-banta-events-takes-gorgeous-wedding-outdoors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/weddings/garden-glory-kristin-banta-events-takes-gorgeous-wedding-outdoors#comments Gala Awards Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Weddings Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:19:00 +0000 27881 at http://specialevents.com Very Venetian: Incredible Artists Creates an Incredible Masked Ball http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/very-venetian-incredible-artists-creates-incredible-masked-ball <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Incredible Artists Group dreams up a Venetian masked ball for client Next Plc, winning hearts, funds, and a Gala Award from Special Events.</p> <p>Photos courtesy Incredible Artists Group</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/very-venetian-incredible-artists-creates-incredible-masked-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/gala-awards/very-venetian-incredible-artists-creates-incredible-masked-ball#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Themed Events Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:24:00 +0000 27051 at http://specialevents.com Shanghai Silk: Alison Silcoff Events Celebrates China with the Daffodil Ball http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shanghai-silk-alison-silcoff-events-celebrates-china-daffodil-ball <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Imagine a Great Wall of China made of colorful parasols and thrilling entertainers--guests saw it all at the 2015 Daffodil Ball from Alison Silcoff Events and partners including Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth and Decor and More. The gorgeous event won a Gala Award in January from <em>Special Events </em>magazine.</p> </div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shanghai-silk-alison-silcoff-events-celebrates-china-daffodil-ball" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/galasfundraisers/shanghai-silk-alison-silcoff-events-celebrates-china-daffodil-ball#comments Gala Awards Galas/Fundraisers Photo Galleries Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:18:00 +0000 26681 at http://specialevents.com Luxury Redefined: Peninsula Chicago Showcase Reception Shows Off Remodel http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div><p>Despite the constraints of a tight budget, the Peninsula Chicago&nbsp;team treated 1,200 guests to a private event revealing the hotel&#39;s multi-million room renovation. Although many function spaces were already in use, attendees visited a variety of themed spaces within the property, including a &quot;Tastefully Thai&quot; area and &quot;Urban Chicago&quot;; the menu included everything from strawberry-yuzu terrine to lobster corn dogs.</p> <p>The event is a 2016 <a href="http://specialevents.com/gala-awards" target="_blank"><em>Special Events</em> Gala Award</a> nominee.</p></div> <p><a href="http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://specialevents.com/hotels/luxury-redefined-peninsula-chicago-showcase-reception-shows-remodel#comments Gala Awards Hotels Photo Galleries The Special Event Show Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:05:00 +0000 26581 at http://specialevents.com