Special Events International Gala Awards; Best Tent Installation

On the evening of May 15, 2015, 1,100 attendees gathered under the largest tent ever installed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the 250th anniversary of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The 26,000 square foot structure with multilevel flooring and clear vinyl top and sides was installed according to a detailed schedule designed to protect the iconic location and to provide guests with a view of the city at night and the fireworks display that capped off the evening.

We are honored to receive the 2016 International Gala Award for Best Tent Installation given by Special Events magazine, the premier industry publication since 1986. They recognize the finest work in special events worldwide.

IFAI Outstanding Achievement Award; Tent Rental Division, International Achievement Award of Excellence, 2011 ILEA Liberty Award; Best Tenting Production, Special Events Gala Award, Best Tent Installation

Built overnight, EventQuip created a tented and floored venue for the grand opening of the National Museum of Jewish American History. This event was an 800 person black tie gala that was held on 5th Street in Center City Philadelphia. The equipment and labor included: 15,000 square feet of clear top tent with flooring, 7,000 square feet of support tenting, 395,650 pounds of equipment, 580 sheets of 3/4″ plywood, 460 2″ x 8″ x 20′ boards and 190 yards of gray cut pile carpeting. Five 53′ flatbed tractor trailers and ten 24′ flatbed trucks delivered the equipment, which was installed by a 53 man crew.

NACE Host of the Year

EventQuip hosted the National Association of Catering Executives for their Annual Black Tie Gala. The festivities included cocktails in EventQuip’s warehouse as well as dinner, a lounge, dancing and band in a tent with three tiered tent floor, clear tent floor entrance, and cantilevered stage over a reflecting pond.

ILEA Liberty Award, Best Tenting Production

For this fabulous birthday party, EventQuip constructed a raised level platform and a 66’ x 99’ clear top tent, installed on the top of a mountain peak in the Pocono Mountains.</span

ILEA Liberty Award, Best Tenting Production, IFAI International Award of Excellence

For the 150th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Academy of Music, EventQuip installed leveled flooring and tenting for approximately 440 guests for VIP dining on Broad Street in Center City Philadelphia. In a 10 hour period we installed a 2′ high leveled floor, a 40′ x 145′ frame tent with clear middles and various support tents for this memorable event.

IFAI International Award of Excellence

EventQuip custom built and installed a tent on the triangular-shaped rooftop of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.

ILEA Liberty Award, Best Rental Support over $50,000

With 20 hours to build a venue for a high profile product launch, EventQuip combined our engineered 11’ high laser-leveled floor with carpet to support a 6,700 square foot European Structure. An additional 2,720 square feet of walkway, cocktail tents and support tents connected the home to the tented “cabaret” style nightclub where 400 guests celebrated in style.

IFAI Tent Expo Award of Excellence Winner, Commercial Tent Rental Category

EventQuip performed an emergency installation of a 100’ x 100’ clear span tent to serve as a community supermarket, while the original grocery store was reconstructed after a fire. Installation took place 3 days after the fire, and remained in place for 13 months until the new building was ready.

“You truly allow me to recommend you with zero reservation to any client because I know you will do everything 100% perfect the first time123.”

– Kameron McConnell, Perfect Weddings

“Thank you for the spectacular effort put forth on the tent design and installation for the Barnes Foundation’s Opening Galas. You and your team helped create a signature look and guest experience that will be remembered in Philadelphia for years to come.”

– Linda Scribner Paskin, The Barnes Foundation

“The client commented specifically to me on how beautiful the sailcloth tents were. And they were! Thank you for very much for adding such a great option to the tent world and for doing such a good job on the installs.”

– Brian Kappra, Evantine Design

“The client commented specifically to me on how beautiful the sailcloth tents were. And they were! Thank you for very much for adding such a great option to the tent world and for doing such a good job on the installs.”

– Brian Kappra, Evantine Design

“Thank you so much for making our event a huge success. Everyone was raving about the tents.”

– Corporate client

“Everyone did such a phenomenal job! The tent was gorgeous and the setup service was superb.”

– Hilary, bride, Philadelphia

“The event was a huge success because of EventQuip’s contribution. The tent looked fantastic! Thanks again.”

– Scott Barnes, Stephen STARR Events

As you can see, we’ve been honored to receive many thank yous and testimonials over the years.