Pipe and Drape Fabric Creates Extraordinary Events

You’ve got a big event coming up, the wedding of your dreams, the big gala you’ve been planning all year for, the bar or bat mitzvah of a lifetime…. and you want the most dramatic, elegant and jaw dropping setting for your guests. You don’t want to highlight the generic, industrial or commercial setting of your venue, so that’s when pipe and drapery comes in!

Pipe and Drape is great for setting a mood and highlighting the focus where you want, not where you don’t want it. Pipe and drape, also referred to as fabric back drapes, theatrical backdrops and pipe and base systems have been used in commercial applications (television programs, movie sets, fashion shows and concerts) for years. The real estate industry, interior designers, photographers and event planners have use it to turn plain ordinary venues into somewhere unique and spectacular or to mask something they don’t want seen.

In the event setting, pipe and drapery is perfect to complete the dramatic flair and theme you are looking to create. Paired with lighting and accessories, pipe and drapery can make your wedding gorgeous. Since pipe and drapery is a bit expensive to buy outright, but completely reusable, Modern Event Rentals offers every event planner, event organizer and bride the opportunity to rent the perfect pipe and drape setup. So, whether you are planning a trade show exhibit, an industry function, fundraiser, performance or the perfect wedding, Modern Event can make your event spectacular with the perfect pipe and drape setup.

We at Modern Event Rental have done our fair share of elaborate pipe and drape setup and here are some of favorite uses of pipe and drape.

Ordinary Venue Turned Extraordinary

pipe and drape gym

Sometimes you choose a venue for capacity, size, location or even price. Don’t worry if the venue doesn’t fit your style. The right fabric drapery, lighting and table settings can totally transform a venue. This elegant setting with fashionably lit pipe and drapery is almost unrecognizable as the gymnasium it is being held in.

Chuppah, Mapdap or Ceremony Altar

mapdap chuppah alter pipe and drape

Whether it’s a traditional Jewish Chuppah or an Indian Hindu Mapdap or Christian Altar, the wedding needs a place to hold the ceremony, a place where the lucky couple exchange vows and perform the ceremonial ritual of uniting together as one. A fabric cover using pipe and drape is a perfect answer whether it’s an inside or outside wedding.

Dance Floor Backdrop

Dance floor pipe and drape

Your guests are going to spend a lot of time checking out your dance floor, whether it’s to watch your dances or to get down and boogie themselves. Why not wow them with a fantastic backdrop for the band, the flowers and the dancing!

Head Table Backdrop


Face it, you can’t take your eyes off the bride. And the only time she sits still for a photo is while she is sitting at the head table next to her new groom, enjoying a few bites of the fantastic meal placed in front of her. Make that head table memorable with the most elegant of backdrops full of themed fabric meticulously hung to highlight all the features of the wedding.

Lounge Area

lounge are pipe drape

Sometimes in a big banquet hall or conference room, your event lacks intimacy. Pipe and drapery can create an intimate lounge area for guests to sit back and relax and separate themselves from the dancing and party just beyond the drapery.

900-yards of drapery fabric

This is what 900 yards of new white fabric looks like. If you are considering buying fabric for your event, think about what you will do with it afterwards? Rather than buying it outright, let Modern Event Rentals help. We can provide setup and break-down service or you can rent it and do-it-yourself.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect way to mask the ordinary and create the extraordinary, consider pipe and drape paired with perfect lighting. Choose an event rental company with a large inventory and plenty of experience. Choose Modern Event Rental, based in Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and serving locations natiowide.

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