One of the most fun parts about planning a party can be the guest tables. With the wide variety of dishware, flatware, and glassware we offer at Park Avenue Parties, you are sure to find just what you need.
It is common for people to consider disposables a better option, however there are a few things to be aware of with that choice. First, if you have decided to have a catered meal, disposable plates that are affordable, may not be sturdy enough for your guests to carry food from a buffet line to their seats. Additionally, many more rural venues and locations, will require you to pack out all of your trash. The use of disposables may make this more of a challenge.
In lieu of dealing with those issues, we recommend our porcelain dishware, metal flatware, and glassware. These can be an economical AND environmentally friendly option - and help make a beautiful tablescape!
Our porcelain dishware comes in a complete profile of options, including 2 styles and 3 sizes of plate. We’ve got soup plates, and even mugs, as well as cups and saucers. Pair with our selection of shiny stainless-steel flatware. We have the essential forks, knives and spoons, as well as steak knives and soup spoons.
The glassware selection includes the essential water and wine glasses, as well as champagne flutes and mason jars. We also have a wide variety of specialty wine and bar glassware to make your bar area, drink stations and place-settings sparkle.
The best part is that your dishware, flatware, and glasses, only need a quick rinse at the end of the party, before they are packed back up! If you’ve hired a caterer to be on site, they may be able to do the rinsing for you. We also provide simple dish kits and bus tubs for those who are more DIY inclined.
Don’t forget – renting dishware, flatware and glassware is an amazing option for dinner parties and smaller events too! Instead of spending time doing the dishes, you can enjoy the company of your guests.
Using real dishware, flatware, and glassware, will not only elevate the look of your party; it can also be a more planet-friendly option.
Winter weddings are absolutely magical - filled with light, and opportunities for lots of personal touches! Park Avenue has so many things to help make your winter wedding special.
For a beautiful winter ceremony setting, consider warming the space with wood padded chairs and an assortment of hurricane and votive candle holders grouped on the ends of each row. Our vast inventory offers you a selection of votive candle holders, as well as classic tall hurricane candle holders that can be filled with your own selection of candles and even greenery!
Planning a winter barn wedding? Add warmth and light by positioning our wine barrels topped with collection of candles or lanterns. Our lanterns feature an LED “candle” for worry-free use, or remove the faux-candle and fill with flowers or greenery. You can also pair the wine barrels with one of our beautiful rustic wood slabs for a drink or remembrance table with lots of personality.
For additional overhead lighting, our warm bronze chandeliers can add that bit of extra atmospheric lighting. If your venue does not have any atmospheric lighting options, we’ve got you covered with classic twinkle lights, or strands with Edison bulbs for a more editorial look. We’ve even got theatrical lights that can be used to up-light the details of your venue, or add more color and pop to your dancing space. Or try our over-head spotlight to shine down on your gift table.
For your winter wedding reception, consider beautiful dark wood farm tables. They don’t require a linen, which makes them perfect for winter parties because you don’t have to worry about snowy, muddy traffic making your linens wet or dingy. The warm color adds depth to the space, and paired with our gold chargers at each place setting, your guests will be bathed in soft and natural warm light.
If sparkle is what you’re after, our mirrored centerpieces offer the perfect reflective surface for all of those candles and lanterns.
Finally, if your winter wedding venue needs some supplemental heat – we’ve got patio heaters and tent heaters to help keep your party going. Or check out our fire pits – we’ve got propane and wood burning, perfect for a smore station, or paired with our lounge seating to create a relaxed warming spot.
Winter wedding looks are all about dramatic looks, warm spaces and personality. Call or stop by our showroom today – we can’t wait to help you make your dream of a winter wedding a gorgeous reality!
One of the most important and essential components to your wedding planning will be the chairs. If you are renting a venue; much like with tables, they will have an option for you as a part of your rental package.
Depending on the size of your party, they may only be able to provide chairs for a portion of your guests. Not to worry! Park Avenue Parties is in constant contact with our local venues in order to be able to help you with reserving additional chairs for your event.
If you are planning an outdoor event, you will need to rent all of your chairs. This prompts some questions you will want to answer during your planning process. For example, do you want to rent enough chairs to provide seating at both the ceremony and reception site? Or are you planning on having guests move their chairs? Both are reasonable options depending on the feel for your party.
There are so many stunning chairs shown in wedding pictures these days. How do you know what style of chair works best for you? Remember, if you are renting, there can be extra costs for your chair of choice. If you are renting a stationary chair such as a Chiavari, may have an optional cushion for extra padding. Delivery and set up of your chairs will also result in additional charges.
We exclusively offer folding chairs as they are easier to transport and set up. While we love all of the amazing chairs available, we curate our chair options to help keep those additional charges at a minimum. We offer 6 different chair options, and 3 price tiers, so you are able to customize your chair choice to your style and your budget.
For outdoor weddings in our beautiful region of Colorado, we are very partial to our dark fruitwood chairs with padded seats. They pair fantastically with our farm tables. We also offer wooden chairs in a natural wood tone, and in a stunning black lacquer.
Speaking of chairs, did you know that Park Avenue has other awesome chairs to help accent your party? From Adirondack chairs in a rainbow of colors, to sectional lounge chairs for the perfect comfortable cocktail hour, we’ve got you covered.
Come to our showroom where you can try our chairs, as well as set them up at a table with your linen choice so you can get a feel for the whole experience your party guests will have. We’ll see you soon!
Out of all of the decisions you have to make for your reception or special event, the size and shape of your tables may seem to be one of the easiest. Many venues even offer tables as a part of the rental package, but many only have one size and shape.
Why are different sizes and shapes of tables important to consider? First, depending on how much space you have and the number of people you anticipate, you want to make sure that each guest has room to sit and eat comfortably.
The amount of space available can also play a part in table selection. Round tables will use just a bit more space than a rectangular table. It may not make a lot of difference for a smaller party, but as the guest count grows, table shape can start to have an impact on the flow of the event.
We usually estimate about 2 feet per person on a rectangular table and if the table is less than 27 inches deep, only using the ends for extra seating as needed, or if it isn’t going to be used for dining. This means a 6-foot table can seat up to six people, and an 8-foot table can seat up to 8. For round tables, we use the same spacing. At a 60-inch round you can seat up to 8 people for a seated meal. With the round tables, you can also think about seating up to 10, but only if it isn’t being used as a dining table.
Our rectangular tables come in wood-topped, as well as poly-topped. We have 4 different lengths of poly-topped table to choose from, and different options such as our 6 foot by 18-inch conference table/back bar. The poly tables can be a huge asset if you are going to be picking up at our showroom as they are more lightweight and durable than the standard wood tables.
Another awesome poly offering is the chill-n-fill table. With a sunken surface and a drain, the chill-n-fill is a great way to keep all of your cold foods cold for your next back-yard gathering. Simply add ice, then fill with your favorite cold-loving dishes and drinks!
Park Avenue has a variety of round tables including 36-inch, 48-inch, and 60-inch; as well as 3 different styles of cocktail table, and 30-inch diameter bistro height tables. The smaller round tables are fantastic for a sweetheart table and cake table.
When space allows, another way to create dynamic family dinner style seating, you can place 2 rectangular tables together to make a large square table. This will seat 10 people at a 6-foot square, or 12 people at an 8-foot square. This allows for room to put shared food items in the middle of the table, and also to use smaller linens and still obtain a full-length look.
Another hugely popular look is the farm table. Ours feature stunning dark wood, and are just over 8 feet long, and 34 inches deep, making them perfect to seat up to 10 people with plenty of room! Plus, our farm tables are so lovely, no linen is needed. Pair them with our fruitwood chairs for a beautiful, upscale rustic or bohemian look.
No matter what kind of seating plan or design you have in mind, we’ve got you covered with a diverse range of table styles and shapes to meet your taste and needs!
You’ve both said “yes”, and you’ve selected the venue of your dreams. The venue has tables and chairs for you, but no table linens! Park Avenue Parties has got your tables covered – we feature black, white, and ivory linens in stock year-round in a variety of lengths. Imagining something with more pizzaz? Just tell us about the look you want to achieve and we will find the table linens to suit your theme.
Speaking of length, how does one begin to think about the length of the hem of the table linen? Are there different styles or shapes of linen? The classic will always be the full-length linen, which for a 60-inch round table, would be a 120-inch round table linen; or a formidable 90x156 inch linen for an 8-foot rectangular table.
On the Western Slope of Colorado, full length linens can sometimes throw off the look of your party when you are outdoors. Dirt can easily mar the hems of white and ivory linens. That is why we offer so many different sizes! You can simply select a smaller size round or rectangular linen, or you can utilize a square table linen on a round table for a handkerchief effect. An easy way to consider your table linen length, is to think about how formal or casual you would like your party to feel. The more formal you want it to be, the longer the length of the table linen should be.
Another variable to consider is the color for your service tables. White and ivory linens are beautiful, but when a guest at the front of the buffet line accidentally drops a meatball, everyone else in line will be staring at the spot. That is one of the reasons why we recommend using black linens for your service tables.
Table linen trivia time: Did you know that a tall cocktail table and a 60-inch round dining table use the same size table linen to achieve a full-length look?
Last but not least, a frequently over-looked option for linen rental, are our fantastic napkins! Tough enough to stand up to an entire dining experience; they come pressed and ready to place at your table-settings. And as with the rest of our table linen collections, just pop them in the provided laundry bag after your party.
Renting table linens is also an easy way to avoid purchasing single use items, and can dramatically elevate the look and feel of your party.
Connect with our event coordinators today to find out more about our vast inventory of table linens and other table-top necessities.
It is bittersweet to read the headline from the last blog post, “Picking Your Perfect 2020 Wedding Spot.” So much has changed for all of us since then.
Here at Park Avenue Parties, we’ve had long discussions about what all of this means for you, our customers. While we can’t know what things will look like as the summer comes, we can let you know that we are here to help you with solutions, ideas, and referrals to help your planning process go as smoothly as possible.
As members of both the American Rental Association (ARA) and the Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA), it is our privilege to track the industry standards and any new trends to help you re-envision your party.
And because for us, there is no party “too small,” we are here to help you with appropriate rentals, even for your next small dinner party or backyard gathering.
While navigating this “new world” we find ourselves in, it is our hope to help you enrich your summer experience. Whatever happens, Park Avenue will be here for you.
All the Best,
The Park Avenue Parties Team
Now is the time for planning your 2020 wedding! How do you know where to start? Picking the perfect wedding venue should be right at the top of the list, and we are spoiled here in the Western Slope region of Colorado, with all of the amazing indoor and outdoor locations.
Indoor locations are convenient for lots of reasons, including on-site staff on event day, as well as many essential items provided with your reservation, but what about those coveted views of the all of the mountain ranges?
There are an incredible number of established and open spaces for outdoor venues, possibly including your own back yard! Once you’ve decided on your perfect spot for your party in terms of the views, there are some important questions to consider…
Is it accessible? Can all types of vehicles reach the spot or will you need to provide shuttle service in to the spot? Will there be enough parking to accommodate your guests and vendors?
Is there shelter, or will you need to reserve a tented structure? With the combination of elements one can encounter on a given day in the Colorado High Country, it is one of the most important aspects to consider. A typical outdoor event season on the Western Slope of Colorado, runs from March through to the last weekend in September; depending on the weather and the altitude of your location.
Is the ground at your chosen location grass or dirt? This can make a big difference in terms of the time of year, as well as your choices for décor and activities for your wedding. For example, if your ideal location has an exposed dirt surface, full length linens in lighter colors will show the dirt along the hem, and it may alter the over-all effect.
Remote locations can be reached by vendors; however, you must consider that any site that requires 4-wheel drive, will not be accessible by many delivery services.
Remember: any location that is pack in/pack out for camping and hiking will also be the same for your wedding. This means all water must be hauled in, and all trash and signs of party must be packed out. In most cases you will also need generators to run lights, sounds, and possibly to provide to your vendors electricity for food prep, etc. Locations at private residences will have a power source, however the distance to the event space may play a factor.
These are some basic items to consider when picking your Western Slope 2020 outdoor wedding venue. If you have any questions about a location, or to kick-start a rental quote for your event, call Park Avenue Parties and one of our experienced team members can help!