Who says you need an extravagant venue to hold an event? With the right planners, rentals, lighting, and bartenders, you can take an empty space and make it your own!
CUE helped plan and design a low key Pre-school Fundraiser located at 1st Presbyterian Church on 5th Avenue. Some may question how could we possibly hold an event in a Church where the guests wouldn’t be reminded of all the Sunday sermons they’ve missed? The simple answer is paying a great attention to detail in decor.
A silent auction was the best way to go in making this fundraiser function smoothly. The walls were all covered with bid sheets where guests would write their offer. A square bar was placed in the middle of the room and draped in grey table cloths. Yellow ribbon was purposely set along the borders and crisscrossed with another strand of ribbon creating a grid-like look. These grids symbolizes a grid of New York City’s streets. The unexpected color contrast between the grey cloth and yellow ribbon draws attention due to the pop of color it gives out.
Fresh branches with small buds growing out of them were placed in steel cylinders were positioned on the bar as well. The branches were picked up from stores located in the Flower District here in Manhattan. The branches moved the eye to bring attention to the floral garland strung from the chandelier in the center of the hall. The garland generated warmth to the room and brought things together creating a unification.
Decor is everything. Whether it might be the smallest detail to a big centerpiece, decor sets your event apart from the next. It sets the mood and is the first thing guests see when walking into your event. Just remember, it’s not about where you have it, it’s how you present it.
We would also like to give a big thanks to jewelry designer, Sarah Radford from Chic Gems, etc., for providing the beautiful jewelry that Danielle wore to the event.