Elevate Your Event: 5 Easy Tips to Create a Sophisticated Chic Cocktail Hour

July 10, 2023
By: Marquee Event Rentals

As an event rental company dedicated to creating unforgettable experiences (we call those #MarqueeMoments), we understand the importance of setting the right ambiance for every occasion. When it comes to cocktail hours, a sophisticated and chic atmosphere can make a lasting impression on your guests. In this blog post, we'll share five easy tips to help you elevate your event and create a stylish and refined cocktail hour that will leave a lasting impression.

1. Set the Stage with Tenting

Tenting can instantly elevate your cocktail hour by providing a stylish and weather-proof space for your guests to mingle. Choose from a variety of tent styles, such as elegant sailcloth pole tents or sleek clear span structures, depending on the aesthetic you want to achieve. Our range of tenting options allows you to create a chic atmosphere while protecting your guests from the elements.

2. Play with Lighting

Lighting plays a crucial role in setting the mood and ambiance of any event. For a sophisticated cocktail hour, opt for soft, warm lighting that adds a touch of romance and elegance. Incorporate strategically placed uplighting, bistro lighting, or even chandeliers to create a visually stunning atmosphere. Our extensive lighting options allow you to transform any space into a captivating haven of sophistication.

3. Curate Stylish Bar Stations

A chic cocktail hour wouldn't be complete without an eye-catching bar. Create a focal point by curating a stylish bar station that reflects your event's aesthetic. Incorporate personalized touches like signature cocktails or a mixologist to add a touch of uniqueness and sophistication to your event.

4. Embrace the Versatility of Highboy Tables

Highboy tables are a must-have for a sophisticated cocktail hour. These tall, narrow tables allow guests to comfortably stand and mingle while enjoying their drinks and appetizers. The sleek design of highboy tables adds an elegant touch to your event and encourages a dynamic and social atmosphere. They are perfect for smaller spaces and create a sense of intimacy and interaction among guests.

5. Enhance with Floral and Greenery

Bring nature indoors and add a touch of freshness to your cocktail hour with beautiful floral arrangements and greenery. Incorporate elegant centerpieces, hanging installations, or even potted plants strategically placed throughout the space. Choose a color palette that complements your event's theme and adds a sense of refinement. Our selection of event rentals includes a variety of vases and floral accessories to help you create stunning floral displays.

By incorporating tenting to set the stage, embrace the versatility of highboy tables, illuminating the space with alluring lighting, curating a stylish bar setup, and adding stylish décor elements, you can transform your event into an unforgettable experience. At Marquee Event Rentals, we provide a wide range of rental options to help you bring your vision to life. Contact us and let us assist you in transforming your cocktail hour into an exquisite and memorable experience that embodies sophistication and style. Cheers to unforgettable events!

Venue: Private Residence
Photographer: Lark Photography
Florist: Branches & Twigs
Rentals & Tent: Marquee Event Rentals
Coordination: Megan Allen