Long summer evenings and breezy nights

The nights are longer, post-work drinks have become a regular occurrence and the events industry is starting to go crazy, it can only mean one thing… summer is here! Velvet have been working on a series of Summer Looks for the coming months, with Velvet Entertainment and our sister company Velvet Living collaborating to offer the best production, furniture and entertainment for your next summer event.

Whether you are based in Surrey planning a private party or working on a corporate drinks reception in the Shard, our Summer Look Book offers one-off pieces that can be mixed and matched with our extensive production, furniture and entertainment collections, or used collectively as a theme.

Our first look is Summer Solstice: think long British summer nights, seaside breezes and late night fires. This look homes in on our quintessentially English White tongue and groove bar, great for a jug of Pimms or two, and opulent Rattan daybed, perfect for outdoor garden events whether you are in the UK or Cannes. Both furniture pieces are a part of our larger bar and rattan ranges making them excellent for high attendance events.

Adding a splash of colour to the look, we have the Turquoise patterned cushions – the cool blue adds coastal vibes and texture. Why not look at more of our accessories range and bespoke lighting projections for incorporating your summer colours or branding? Uplighting in sea shades and garden lights complete the look.

A huge part of event success is created by ambience, we recommend The Movers – a roaming, acoustic band with fun, upbeat covers of summer tunes that are sure to get your guest dancing! In keeping with the Summer Solstice theme, we also suggest adding Storm lanterns – great for creating pathways or as table centres, lighting areas as the sun sets.