There’s a lot to think about when planning an event—whether it’s a wedding, graduation party, gala or birthday—no matter when it falls on the calendar. Add in a global pandemic and you’ve got a whole other layer of moving parts and safety measures to consider. It’s safe to say that celebrations in 2020 are looking a lot different than they did a year ago, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less beautiful, meaningful … or fun! Whether you're planning an upcoming bash in 2020 or looking ahead to 2021, we've compiled a list of our top rental items and tips, so you can keep your guests safe and make your event a memorable one.
While we love a good table linen, linen-less tables allow for easy cleaning and sanitizing during the era of COVID. From our rustic Farm Tables to sleek Versa and Sculpted Edge Tables, we offer a variety of linen-less options for a stylish, yet safe dining setup. Create a chic cocktail look with our Mid-Century modern-style Lippa Cocktail Table, or incorporate our new Edie High Cocktail table for a minimalist and industrial feel. Still want your dining table to have a linen? Top a banquet table with one of our metal or wood Table Lids.
Tent Your Event
Now, more than ever, tents are a perfect venue alternative for social distance-friendly celebrations. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to tented spaces, which offer a “blank slate” for event design and layout. Whether your gathering is an intimate dinner for 10 or a celebration for 50, there are a variety of ways to customize your tent and provide a unique al fresco-style experience for guests.
Dine Socially Distanced
If you're looking for an easy way to create social distanced dining, opt for larger tables with fewer seats; we recommend seating 6 guests at a 60" round table or farm table versus 8-10 guests. If you want to create an even more intimate dining experience, consider using our smaller cocktail tables with settings for up to 4 guests at our 40" round or square farm tables.
Add Leather to Your Lounge Area
Not only does our leather furniture look luxurious, it’s a perfect option for events during COVID, with the ability to be wiped down and sanitized in between guest use. Our new contemporary, cigar-style Orson Leather Sofa (part of the new Global Collection) offers a stylish seating option, pairing perfectly with any number of our accent pieces, like the solid Scarab Side Table and Acadia Coffee Table. For a sleek, modern look, try our pre-styled lounge packages featuring our Shelter furniture collection.
Sanitizing Stations + Partitions
Provide your guests with an easy way to keep their hands clean and prevent the spread of germs at your event with our standalone Hand Sanitizer Stations and Hand-washing Stations. Take social distancing a step further by adding clear or frosted Partitions between guest tables. Partitions are a perfect option, especially for conference setups.