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Wedding Vendors: Event Central

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I’ve known Scott Schultz, VP of Event Central, since my early days ordering stage parts and makeshift sidewalk tents for 5:01 Downtown, Wanda’s and Eclipse, when I was Ron Kamionka’s Girl Friday. Back then, Event Central had just a small storefront in Harrisburg.

Scott gave me quite a bit of grief about planning a winter wedding. As you’ve seen, they’re all about those big, white tents at Event Central, and as Scott told me, “We love summer weddings!”

image from lh3.googleusercontent.comBut Scott had invited me on a tour of their new warehouse in Mechanicsburg, which showcases an impressive collection of linens, seating, tables and a host of other items I would never think to rent (popcorn machine? I think so!). And of course, those big tents – and their super cool giant tent washing machine.

While there, some inspiration struck. I wanted to amp up our table dressings. White or ivory wasn’t going to do it for me, and our hall’s somewhat dated decor was a bit of a downer.

I selected linens in my colors (hot pink and navy blue), and I brought up chair covers. Chair covers are, among other things, an expensive way to hide an otherwise ugly chair. But what if you just replace the chairs?, Scott suggested. He showed me the Chiavari chairs Event Central also now provides, and I was sold.

Chiavari chairs come in several colors – Event Central at the time had black, silver and gold. Silver was our “accent” color (I want to punch myself just for typing that, but it’s true), so we were thrilled. My husband still calls them “our chairs” when he catches a glimpse of them on TV or somewhere in real life.

As you can see a bit in the pic our wedding coordinator snapped, they transformed the room wonderfully.

If you’re searching for inspiration for your event, you can schedule a warehouse tour at Event Central – or, visit their new website, ReadyEventGo, which is dedicated to just this sort of thing. Please tell Scott (or Scott) that I sent you.

You also can find Event Central on Twitter and Facebook.

Plus, Event Central already has given away four Felicita gift cards to readers, and we hope to partner with them again this wedding season. Enjoy!

Sara Bozich
Author: Sara Bozich

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