Stanley Hotel

Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel commissioned Tentrix to swap an existing frame tent for a 5000 square foot floating stretch canopy. The pitch was on a concrete patio over an old pool that had been converted to a beautiful dance floor with a mahogany deck inlay.

The challenge was to cover the dance floor completely as well as the concrete patio area and onto the lawn so guests could sit on the rock retaining wall. There was no staking on 3 sides and we needed to keep walkways free, which of course landed in our anchor zone. We avoid ballasting where possible so we joined two tents into a ‘T’ formation, using expansion anchors and clamping onto a cantilevered pool deck. With some creative rigging we extended anchorage over the walkways into the lawn and kept all passages clear.

We added  market lighting for that perfect storybook wedding touch!  Additional up-lighting was added for the day of the event.

The pitch was for a series of events in the Fall 2017, including a large wedding. Weather can be challenging to predict in Colorado but the bride chose (rightly, I would add), to keep the canopy open to showcase views of the Rocky Mountains. Many guests came from the midwest and might not have been clued into evening temperature drop of a mountain wedding, so a few heaters were added to take the chill off. Here are some images of the completed wedding look taken by Jill Houser.

For a subsequent event we modified the pitch by dropping two sides because the weather was starting to turn. We add stretch doors and skirting to completely close down a tent in winter, but we kept the flow this time around.

Wedding phots by Jill Houser.

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