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One Year Update on Peachtree Merger
A note from Mike Schmidt, EventWorks Co-Founder
One year ago, EventWorks merged with Peachtree Tents & Events, creating the largest event rental company in the Southeast. With this merger, we took a big step forward in growing our business and enhancing our client experience. We now proudly serve the entire Southeastern United States from six locations in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Savannah, Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville. This merger has allowed us to create more value for our clients by providing EventWorks with additional resources, reach, operational experience and product lines.
Now with an entire year under the Peachtree umbrella complete, I wanted to take the time to update you on the progress we’ve accomplished.
Since the merger, our increased product depth has allowed us to execute event orders in all three EventWorks markets that would not have been possible without the added inventory and resources. We have also standardized purchasing at all locations to build product lines that we can share throughout all of our markets. Most importantly, we have increased our commitment to regularly introducing new products and services for our clients. For example, out of demand, we’ve recently added large structure frame tents and flooring, and are sourcing new product lines to debut in the Fall.
We are also investing in additional resources for our two large design/build centers in Charleston and Nashville. These centers support all of our service locations, allowing us to add unique and one-of-a-kind rentals to our inventory and ensure that our products are made with the highest quality. It’s here that our popular custom wood products like bars, tables, and benches are constructed.
While we have grown our product catalogue and service regions, EventWorks continues its operations status quo - as has been standard in our more than eight years in business. We will add to our inventory and offerings via our Peachtree partnership, but all decision-making will remain at the local level, allowing us the flexibility to purchase what is required for our markets. Our merger adds resources for growth, stability, consistency and more capabilities, but our philosophy remains based on a “local presence with a regional reach”.
We have set the bar high and we will continue to do what is necessary to earn our clients’ trust. We exist to “create great experiences”, and our core values of taking pride, having heart, and giving thanks stay at the forefront of all of our decision-making. We are extremely grateful for our clients for all of your support in this journey.
If there’s ever anything we can do to make your experience with EventWorks better, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
P.S.: With the success of our operations in Savannah, we are in the process of building out a larger showroom and warehouse! Stay tuned for more details soon.
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It’s never too early to start gearing up for fall wedding season, and we can hardly wait to debut our new rental pieces! Our inventory list is constantly growing and this year we have added a brand new china pattern, tables, lounge and bar items to our collection. Here are just a few of our favorite new things available for fall weddings and events.
Our Trieste Gold Collection is the perfect choice if you’re looking to add a little glam to your place settings at holiday parties. The set is very versatile and comes in a charger, dinner plate, salad plate and bread and butter plate. This white scalloped plate with a gold rim will also bring a soft touch of elegance and dimension to any table.
Check out of newest Lounge pieces: the Seascape Sand Bench and Ottoman! The elongated style of this ‘L’ shaped seat provides some extra room for guests to sit down and relax in your lounge area. Rent the full set so you can add the ottoman too!
Illuminate your open-air affair with our Wooden Café Light Poles. These will add the perfect amount of glamour to your outdoor lighting.
Our clients have been asking for this beautiful style of bar for months, and finally dreams are now a reality! Our in-house carpenter designed this custom Antique Mirror Mahogany Chameleon Bar to add some style to a reception space. Complete the look with our Mahogany Bookcase.
Going for the modern, industrial look with a hint of rustic flair? We have the perfect table for you! Our Edison Farm Table will add some edge to your event, and pairs well with our X-Back chairs or our Chloe chairs.
Adding to our Lounge collection, we are excited about our new Antique White Console Table! This beautiful, white-wash table can be used as part of a lounge set, as a separation piece between settees or as a dessert or sign-in table!
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Eventworks Staff Spotlight: Meet Travis Baucom, Client Relations and Sales Coordinator
Location: Charleston, SC
Originally from Charlotte, NC, Travis ventured off to UNC Wilmington for college, where he first discovered his passion for the hospitality industry. Travis worked in Wilmington’s food and beverage industry before moving down to Charleston. He has spent more than ten years assisting with commercial kitchen design and selling restaurant equipment.
Fun fact about Travis… his wife is well-known Charleston photographer, Emily Baucom. Because of this, he’s jumped behind the lens a few times and assisted Emily as a second shooter. And, he has even DJ’d a few wedding gigs. Talk about a jack of all trades!
Travis loves EventWork’s large selection of inventory. His favorite product would have to be the Majestic linens, particularly the Majestic Camel.
When Travis is not working in the event industry, you’ll find him….
Spending time with his 3 year-old son
Cheering on the Carolina Gamecocks and Carolina Panthers
We are so excited to welcome Travis to our team!
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Marie Antoinette once famously said, “Let them eat cake!”, and we couldn’t agree more. Recently, wedding cakes have taken on a life of their own and have become a focal point on the joyous day.
From stands and tables to pretty plates, EventWorks has cake displays for all design styles. Here are are a few of our favorites pairings and ideas, specially curated for our fellow “sweet-tooths” out there.
Direct My Day matched this delicate dessert with our Vintage Pink plates, which went beautifully with the watercolor palette at this wedding.
Make your dessert pop by displaying on a lounge table, like our Victoria End Table. The gold round lines throughout this design will give your tasty treat a classy touch.
It’s all in the details! Sometimes a simple addition can take an ordinary item to the next level! If you are using a traditional table and linen to display your cake, incorporate a pretty floral piece to make the display the focal point of the room.
Our own Marketing Manager, Ashley, used our Gold Cake Stand to display her three-tier cake at her wedding. If gold isn’t your color, we also have this stand available in silver.
Planning a rustic wedding? Our wine barrels are the perfect option for incorporating your beautiful dessert into your theme.
Two sweets are always better than one! If you’re planning multiple dessert options for your guests, our Wine Barrel Table is the perfect size for displaying all of the treats in one place.
Looking for a fun alternative to the traditional wedding cake? Mini milk and cookies [using our shot glasses] are fun to eat and guaranteed to please!
With so many beautiful cake designs and delicious dessert options available these days, we love seeing brides use EventWorks rentals to creatively and colorfully display their sweets. Be sure to check out our Facebook + Instagram pages for more inspirational photos and tips for your big day.
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Warm summer months in Charleston mean it’s also the season for event planners and brides to incorporate bright, bold colors into their designs. Whether it is patterned linens, colored glassware or a bright napkin, we love seeing our clients’ bold pieces chosen for an event. Below are a few of our favorite summer tablescapes.
Pure Luxe Bride chose tall, lush floral in fuschia and orange for this intimate dinner. These were paired with our Gold Napoleon chairs, Gold flatware and Hemstitch napkin with Palm leaves as place cards.
On the beautiful piazzas of the Gadsden House, Emcee Studio captured the essence of summer design with our Natural Wood Slatted chairs and Ivory linens. The custom runners complemented the earthy tones, and the look was completed with small palm arrangements.
Peper Events brought summer tablescape dreams to life with her bright and airy design, which featured our Mosaico Gold charger, Savoy Gold flatware and Purio china. A Majestic Watermelon-colored napkin added the perfect summer hue to complete the table.
This shot by Aaron and Jillian was another one of our summer favorites! The gold and peach table set the stage for our Savoy Gold flatware and Gold and Glass chargers, with Peach napkins wrapped around each charger. A fresh summer design with a pop of peach.