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PLANNER TAKEOVER: Tent Layouts for 160 Guests

You know your guest count, you’ve reserved your Sperry Tent, and it’s time for the fun part: designing a tent layout that works for the flow and style of your big day. If you’re not an industry pro, coming up with a tent interior that functions well with a modern look can be challenging, which is why we’ve introduced this new “Planner Takeover” blog series. Each month, we’ll be unveiling complimentary tent layouts by top event planners, all of whom boast serious tented wedding know-how.

First up in our layout collaboration is Betsy Krug of Rebecca Rose Events in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. “With so many options for customization, we enjoy every opportunity to partner with Sperry in designing distinctive, original event environments for our clients,” says Krug, who recently took the time to produce two luxe layouts for a popular guest count of 160. Here are the results:

OPTION A for 160 guests under a fully floored 66′ x 106′ Sperry Tent. This multifaceted layout includes a large stage for a killer live band, central dance floor, diverse table shapes/arrangements, and a bar. Extra decking at the tent entrance accommodates an escort card display and two open-air lounge areas.

OPTION B for 160 guests under a fully floored 66′ x 106′ Sperry Tent. This iteration places the stage and dance floor on the tent’s shorter side, leaving the center for dining tables. In this design, the lounge areas are protected underneath the tent while extra decking at the tent entrance hosts a circular bar.

To Krug, a tented wedding reception is about personalization and connecting guests with the natural elements. “There is something so special about the way that light filters through a Sperry Tent to cast a warm, romantic glow over an event. The sailcloth enables us to highlight the natural transition from daylight to sundown as a truly incredible facet of the guest experience,” notes the planner.

Wedding photos by Lance Nicoll at the Valley Rock Inn & Mountain Club.

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