The Norton Museum of Art required a full service, one stop shop to ensure every detail of their 2018 Gala was a success. Our team was brought on in to work through the challenges of space constraints, logistical details of a large guest list, and a creating a detail driven design within a temporary structure.
With the current expansion of the museum (The New Norton), The Norton required a temporary structure to house the Gala. This large venue was created by constructing a Clear Span tent as their venue on the grounds across the street. The structure had to be large enough to house 400 guests, staff, and a full prep-kitchen. Working with the special events team at the museum and in conjunction with the City of West Palm Beach, we created a strategic site plan on the lawn optimizing the flow of guests. From valet & cocktails at the museum, to dinner and dancing across the street, and back out to valet, ALL entrances and exits were carefully thought out to maximize flow while providing a grand entrance to each space.
For design, the Norton wanted a grand garden party under a starry night sky. To achieve both look and feel, we used a structure with clear front and back walls and a clear roof to bring the outside in. Over sixty 50’ festoon strings created a starry night sky. In addition to hundreds of sparkling lights in the ceiling, the walls of the tent were accented with live greenery panels. A color palate of vibrant pink and green on table linens and lush florals kept the space feeling fresh. Every detail was thoughtfully designed for this specific tent layout.
The event raised over $1 million in funding for museum programs and exhibitions with nearly 400 people in attendance.
Click on the links below for event press coverage:
Palm Beach Daily News
Hampton’s Art Hub