When you are planning a major outdoor event in a community, there’s always a chance that Mother Nature will unleash extreme weather with the potential to discourage guests from attending. If you rely on the event to raise funds through a silent auction, that has the potential to be disastrous. In such circumstances, it’s good to know that your event tent provider can save the day.
Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions kept things nice and toasty at the November 8th Spectrum Gala, Chattanooga’s premier arts gala at the Hunter Museum of American Art, setting up a 50’ x 132’ main tent covering 6,600 square feet, as well as a few ancillary tents for bussing, kitchen, and walkway connectors.
It was comfortable inside the tent despite temperatures dipping into the 30’s outside. Forced air propane heaters were used to climate control the tent so the approximately 400 guests in attendance could enjoy the occasion without distraction.
“(Controlling the temperature in a tent) is not comparable to your house,” explained Mike Holland, President of Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions. “You end up with hot and sometimes cool spots. We keep staff on duty to adjust as needed. The key is to have plenty of heaters. You can always turn them down if it gets too warm.”
Spectrum Gala guests were happy to avoid the chill while enjoying hors d’ oeuvres, cocktails, and beautiful art selected from galleries for purchase from around the country. Valet parking included in the event admission price ensured that guests avoided prolonged exposure to the freezing winds on the bluff.
Gala Chairs Ronna-Renee and Jeff Jackson, Art Selection Chairs Allison and Thomas Lee, and their respective committees did an excellent job hosting the much-anticipated event to support Chattanooga’s stunning museum. The Hunter Museum is a 501 (C) 3 Non-Profit charitable institution. Chattanooga Tent & Event Solutions was one of the event sponsors.
A crane was required to lift the tents and 76,000 pounds of concrete ballast to secure it in place. The structure covers the entire River Terrace with spectacular views of the Tennessee River and the North Shore. It will remain in place for a New Year’s Eve party on December 31, 2018.
Photos: © Mike Holland