EventWorks | Charleston SC | Myrtle Beach SC | Party | Wedding | Rentals
November 21, 2018

Behind the Scenes: Our Custom Fabrication Shop


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Behind every EventWorks rental item, there is a team that works diligently to maintain the quality of our products. And, with a whole line of custom created rental inventory in our fabrication shop, we ensure that our unique pieces are built with the finest craftsmanship.

Our fabrication team was born out of the dream to supply our clients with one-of-a-kind pieces and consistently grow our inventory. From building simple tables to creating beautiful custom bars, our talented team does it all!

It all started with Mr. Mike, the father-in-law of our co-owner Jeff Shavelson. He founded the fabrication department and has built a number of cornerstone pieces for EventWorks over the years, including our farm tables, bar stools, plank tables, and bookcases - all are still popular rental items for our clients.

Today, the fabrication team works to build new exciting pieces that top the trends from past events. Most recently the team has built new wooden uprights for outdoor lighting, antique mirror inserts (as another customizable option for our chameleon bars) and fun entertainment items like our giant Jenga set.

At EventWorks, we our proud to provide our clients with high-quality crafted products that can withstand a high volume of events. When the fabrication team isn’t busy creating new pieces to add to our inventory, they work hard to maintain the quality of our current inventory. They repaint chairs, repair broken legs, shine up small scratches, and give our most popular products the love they need to look brand new at every event.

So who’s behind all of these handcrafted products? Meet Zack and Kevin! Both have been part of the EventWorks team for several years and got their start in the furniture business by learning from family members. Kevin learned how to build things at an early age from his great-grandfather Ralph and Zack grew up learning alongside his dad. Some of their proudest pieces to have built, include our Mahogany five tap bar and our new Mahogany round bars.

The fabrication team is always in conversation with our owners about current inventory needs and what they envision for our next exciting piece. Some exciting ideas being circulated currently include round farm tables and marble bars for the EventWorks collection.

We are so grateful for our fabrication shop experts and all that they do to provide our clients with reliable, quality rentals. We want each piece to feel brand new and special for our clients and we couldn’t do that without Zack and Kevin!

October 16, 2018

Staff Spotlight: Meet Sunny


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Staff Spotlight: Meet Sunny Crutchfield, Client Relations + Marketing Coordinator

Sunny joined our team in August after moving to Charleston with her new husband. Originally from Knoxville, TN, Sunny studied Marketing and Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee. She now holds the role of Marketing Coordinator and Client Relations for the EventWorks Charleston location.

Before joining EventWorks, Sunny was busy running her own specialty cake company called Whisk n’ Batter. It was a passion project that turned into a full-fledge operation, earning her recognition in “Best of Knoxville” and as a Bill Haslam College of Business Student Entrepreneur. This is where Sunny discovered her heart for serving others as well as the events industry.


Sunny most enjoys working with clients in the showroom and using the Matte Satin Camel any chance she gets. She also believes you can never go wrong with our Natural Infinity chairs or our newest addition—the half-moon Mahogany Bars.

When Sunny’s not helping EventWorks’ clients with their special events, you’ll find her…

Spending time with her husband and French Bulldog puppy, Theodore

Baking up some delicious treats

Or cheering on the Tennessee Volunteers and the Charleston Battery

We are so excited to welcome Sunny to our team!

October 4, 2018

Let’s Talk Lounge


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There is a trend in the wedding industry that is quickly becoming a staple feature at receptions… lounge furniture! A lounge area brings an extra ‘oomph’ of ambiance to the party, offering a stylish and inviting spot for guests to take a break from the dance floor and spend time catching up with friends. No matter where you’re pouring the bubbly, there are lounge pieces to fit your unique style and event space.

From couches to coffee tables, EventWorks offers a wide selection of furniture to create a fun space for your guests to cozy up. Do you have a special spot at your outdoor venue? Our Dior Chairs and Upholstered Oak Linen Bench are the perfect pairing to create a soft and sweet retreat under a canopy of trees.

Mixing up furniture pieces can add an extra level of eclectic drama to your space. Our Slate Grey Tufted Velvet Sofa, Dome Chair, Antoinette Linen Chair and Sophie Coffee Table make up this luxurious combination.

If your guest count is on the higher end, consider setting up more than one lounge space to create additional intimate settings for your friends and family to connect. We love how a recent EventWorks client used our Heritage Sofas, Heritages Chairs and Plank Coffee Table to complete her mirrored lounge area.

Sometimes guests just want a minute to put their feet up and sip their cocktails! Our White Leather Chair and Mod Gold End Table provide the perfect place to take a quick break.

Our Rattan Chairs, Natural High Back Banquette and Rattan Coffee Table are great pieces to incorporate into your lounge area because they are so versatile. They can give your venue a comfy back porch vibe or transform an open space into a cozy spot to gather outside of the main reception area.

The lounge possibilities are endless and we love seeing all

of the innovative combinations that our clients create with EventWorks furniture pieces. To find more inspiration for your big day, be sure to follow us on Facebook + Instagram. Happy lounging!

September 17, 2018

Fall Favorites


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It’s hard to believe that fall is right around the corner! As we trade in our vibrant summer hues for warm autumn tones, we wanted to highlight a few of our fall favorites that we’re excited to see more of in the upcoming months.

Sienna Lace China Collection

We debuted this collection last fall and it’s still a hit with several of our clients! The cream-colored, texture-edged plates pair perfectly with our Rose Gold flatware and look lovely sitting on a Burgundy or Ruby colored linen.

Chloe Chair

Our classic Chloe chair with its iconic ‘C’ back has graced the pages of many wedding blogs and publications this year. Whether you use it as a a lounge setting, bride and groom seats, or for finishing off a place setting, our Chloe chair is the perfect fit for your next event.

Mahogany Farm Table

Our hand-stained Mahogany Farm Table is one of our staple rental items and continues to be a testament that ‘rustic’ can still be ‘chic.’ Now, this table comes in more than one size - rent either the standard 8 foot rectangular and 3 foot square table or the smaller 4 foot size. These work great as head tables, sweetheart tables, dessert tables and more!

5 Tap Craft Beer Bar

The craft beer craze continues, and with signature fall flavors debuting, this bar is a fall must-have. Its one-of-a-kind design is practical and beautiful - the best of both worlds! Drink in style with our 5 Tap Craft Beer Bar.

Lawn Games

With the hot summer months slowly coming to an end, crowds are once again gathering on the weekends to watch sports, hang out and just enjoy the great outdoors together. Whether you’re cheering for Clemson, UGA, USC or more, we can’t think of a better way to pass the time during commercial breaks than with corn hole or giant jenga!

Here at EventWorks we’re excited for Fall events and activities. We can’t wait to watch how you incorporate our rentals into your upcoming party!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook + Instagram to see more of our favorite products and be the first to know about new inventory arrivals!

August 21, 2018

One Year Update on Peachtree Merger


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One Year Update on Peachtree Merger

A note from Mike Schmidt, EventWorks Co-Founder

One year ago, EventWorks merged with Peachtree Tents & Events, creating the largest event rental company in the Southeast. With this merger, we took a big step forward in growing our business and enhancing our client experience. We now proudly serve the entire Southeastern United States from six locations in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Savannah, Atlanta, Birmingham and Nashville. This merger has allowed us to create more value for our clients by providing EventWorks with additional resources, reach, operational experience and product lines.

Now with an entire year under the Peachtree umbrella complete, I wanted to take the time to update you on the progress we’ve accomplished.

Since the merger, our increased product depth has allowed us to execute event orders in all three EventWorks markets that would not have been possible without the added inventory and resources. We have also standardized purchasing at all locations to build product lines that we can share throughout all of our markets. Most importantly, we have increased our commitment to regularly introducing new products and services for our clients. For example, out of demand, we’ve recently added large structure frame tents and flooring, and are sourcing new product lines to debut in the Fall.

We are also investing in additional resources for our two large design/build centers in Charleston and Nashville. These centers support all of our service locations, allowing us to add unique and one-of-a-kind rentals to our inventory and ensure that our products are made with the highest quality. It’s here that our popular custom wood products like bars, tables, and benches are constructed.

While we have grown our product catalogue and service regions, EventWorks continues its operations status quo - as has been standard in our more than eight years in business. We will add to our inventory and offerings via our Peachtree partnership, but all decision-making will remain at the local level, allowing us the flexibility to purchase what is required for our markets. Our merger adds resources for growth, stability, consistency and more capabilities, but our philosophy remains based on a “local presence with a regional reach”.

We have set the bar high and we will continue to do what is necessary to earn our clients’ trust. We exist to “create great experiences”, and our core values of taking pride, having heart, and giving thanks stay at the forefront of all of our decision-making. We are extremely grateful for our clients for all of your support in this journey.

If there’s ever anything we can do to make your experience with EventWorks better, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Cheers,

Mike

mike.schmidt@eventworksrentals.com

P.S.: With the success of our operations in Savannah, we are in the process of building out a larger showroom and warehouse! Stay tuned for more details soon.

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