All our clients at Sugarplum Tent Company are special and important. Each year, however, there are a few projects of special interest. These may involve challenging logistical problems, unusual functional or spatial requirements or unique tenting and decor installations. We’re proud of our efforts and the key role we play as part of the special events teams involved in these efforts.
Our Pros Tent DC Wharf!
This challenging space was tented by Sugarplum’s talented crews. The long dock on the Potomac River is part of a new shopping-residential- dining mecca in southwest Washington, D.C. Logistically, it presented many challenges. Not only is the area a DOCK, which means it’s narrow and surrounded by water, but It also has about a dozen very tall, unmovable, metal “towers” on the edges of the dock. But for Sugarplum’s experienced crews, the obstacles were overcome with aplomb!
Yes we did!
The "bones" go up!
Starting to take shape!
Even the parking and load-in were challenging.
Crews at work; sidewall going on.
We needed event doors on the tent.
Dinner almost on.
That golden hour.
Blueprint for Success!
The American Institute for Architects (AIA) in D.C. was the scene for this wedding. Nestled between the new AIA building and the historic grounds of the famed Octagon House, our team installed a sleek 40’ x 50’ clear structure tent with starlight effect lighting.
This is a quintessential D.C. venue! The red brick Octagon House, built in 1798, once served as a presidential residence as well as the first home of the AIA. The venue is located within walking distance of the National Mall and all the iconic DC momuments.
Wedding Under the Stars
Historic Anderson House in Washington, D.C. was the site of a star-studded autumn wedding. The installation was complicated by the long reflecting pool, uneven flooring surfaces, and the historic building facade. The clear tent with the specialty lighting made the evening a real wedding under the stars!
Saks Fifth Avenue — Tenting for a Cause
For this VIP 2-day event benefiting Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, Sugarplum provided level flooring and inter-connecting white tents which could cover a large fashion show and luncheon and gala reception. It was installed in the parking lot of the store’s Chevy Chase, Md. location. Check it out!
These white tents covered an exciting charity fashion show at Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase, MD
The tents formed a large venue on multiple levels.
Yes, a fashion show was a must!
The iconic store in Chevy Chase, MD.
The framing goes up over the leveled floor.
Tops going on this large structure tent.
Lights, cameras, action!
Diane Furstenberg and Jason Wu were just two of the designers showcased.
All was for a worthy cause--the Alzheimers Drug Discovery Foundation.
Guests exit the luncheon fashion show.
"BEFORE" The pool is covered, and the poolhouse is to the right.
"AFTER" Pool flooring is both acrylic and black carpet.
Work is about to begin; hot tub on the left. The pool house is behind us.
Tent frame going up! Someone's got to do it!
The large clear tent over the pool; the blue panels are tarps to help protect from the sun and pollen.
The beams over the pool. Safety is paramount--don't trust to just any tent company!
Sub-flooring goes over the beams.
Flooring a pool is complex and costly. The memories? Priceless!!
The hot tub is in the foreground; clear tents are up.
Voila! Yes, that's the hot tub in the foreground.
Backyard Birthday Bash & Flooring Over a Pool!
This 50th Birthday was a party to remember! The backyard, while ample, needed flooring over the pool to provide needed space on the same level. Sugarplum’s pros went to work and provided flooring, clear tents and more. Check out the photos–before, after and during!
Arts on Fire
A gala event at American University’s Katzen Arts Center provided numerous challenges. A large crowd was expected, so as much usable space as possible was needed. But the area was long, narrow and 20 feet off the ground. The final result? You be the judge . . .