Allspan temporary structure epitomises 1920’s Hollywood Glamour for Private Function
Significant birthdays deserve to be celebrated and there is no better way than a party, surrounded by your nearest and dearest. Except, that is, for a party that is located at one of the most exclusive venues in the UK. We’re talking about Highclere Castle, the home of beloved period drama, Downton Abbey.
Highclere Castle in Newbury is a familiar location for Allspan. We have installed temporary structures within the ground for a number of prestigious client events, including weddings, exclusive parties and small concerts. The Castle offers a beautiful setting for our temporary structures and on this occasion, we were there to install a large temporary structure for a 50th birthday party.
The Hollywood Inspired 50th Birthday Party
Unlike many 50th birthday parties, this one was the height of Hollywood Glamour from the 1920s and 30s.
Inside the temporary structure we installed a large stage for the evening entertainment, which would set the tone for the evening. Singer, Alex Mendham and his 16-piece orchestra performed songs from the golden era of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
For such an auspicious occasion, the temporary structure was dressed internally to set the scene of the 1920’s.
Dressed to Impress
Once the Allspan crew had fully installed the large temporary structure, the interior design team at Crescent Moon, worked their magic. The venue was transformed into what could only be described as a glitzy American jazz club.
Dark Red crushed velvet linings adorned the ceilings and continued throughout the walls which provided a luxurious back drop to the stage area. Continuing the lavish red theme, the levelled cassette flooring and stage were finished with co-ordinating dark red needlecord carpet.
A birthday party is never complete without a dance floor and for such a glamorous do, only a star-lit dance floor would suffice. The dance floor was perfectly situated in front of the main stage where the 20-piece orchestra would perform.
Around the dance floor were occasional round tables and chairs with traditional table lamps to replicate the dim setting of a jazz club and provide an ambient light upon the black table cloths.
The ceiling was embellished with glistening chandeliers and additional event lighting lit the stage and added texture and atmosphere to the ceiling, walls and floor.
The temporary event structure was the epitome of Hollywood Glamour and the ideal place to celebrate a 50th birthday party.
Temporary Structure Hire
The temporary structure we installed was a 15m wide x 15m Losberger Frame Marquee with White Opaque PVC Roof and Gable Covers and White Transluscent PVC Walls. It also featured:
- A levelled Cassette Floor throughout
- A 3m wide x 12m Arcum Roofed Entrance Walkway from the Castle to the Temporary Structure which also featured Cassette Flooring and a Dark Red Needlecord Carpet, with Red Tack-off Roof and Wall Linings
- 2 x Glass Emergency Exit/Entrance Doors with ramps
- Heating throughout the Walkway and Main Structure
- 4m wide x 8m Stage
As part of the temporary structure hire we also provided a Generator and power distribution, together with a Site Technician for Event Day.
Allspan’s Temporary Structure Hire for Parties
All our structures are impeccably maintained and regularly cleaned. This is no standard marquee hire service. We pride ourselves on creating a temporary venue that gives the impression of a permanent building. The Allspan service is for exclusive private events and corporate hospitality.
Allspan’s structure comes with a cassette floor system that provides a secure levelled footing for your guests. This can be extended outside to create a sophisticated wrap-around veranda or terrace.
In the winter months, it’s a good idea to add a covered walkway to the temporary structure. This is great if the car park, or main building is more than a short walk. The covered walkway can also act as a seamless transition from a permanent building to the temporary structure. With this configuration, guests often don’t realise they have even left the main building. Hence our event structures are often hired as a temporary building extension.
To ensure your party is a complete success, we work with our trusted event partners to provide event lighting, catering, styling and contemporary furniture. If you would like to find out more about Allspan’s temporary structure hire services for private parties and functions, please do not hesitate to contact our team.