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Are you looking for a canopy for your event?
Canopy for an Event
Making a canopy fit your requirements
If you require a small canopy or a large canopy we will supply the correct size for your event. We look at:
Why do you need a canopy?
Here are some reasons why a canopy is needed at an event.
A canopy for effect
A canopy for Health and Safety
A canopy form marketing and corporate events.
1. A canopy protecting you from the sun
A canopy is a must if people are at an outside event, a garden party or dinner party, a children’s party. Protection is a must from UV rays etc. caused by global warming.
If a company is having a staff barbecue and staff or families are sitting for a period of time it is essential for people to have shade under a canopy. Back to Menu
2. A Canopy for inclement weather
A canopy is insurance so that the event can still take place.
You have planned an event, a wedding garden party, a shower, Bar Mitzvah or just a gathering of friends etc. and the weather forecast is looking is if it may me showering or even raining.
The house is not big enough for the catering the tables all the people the music etc. it has to be outside.
The canopy can save the day!
But you have not budgeted for the canopy
The reality is you have spent a lot of money on the event and for the little extra expense on a canopy the event can still take place without being washed out.
At one such event two of the guests were amazed as the rain pored down only just a few inches from where they were sitting under the canopy and they were still dry and enjoying the event. Back to top
3. Evening events and your canopy
The canopy will let people sit late into the night at an event, because the canopy creates a barrier between the dampness of the night and your guests.
With a canopy there is a structure available to hang lights on safely Back to top
4. Winter events
We use a canopy and join it to a building to make an additional room with heating and some other extras we add to make a temporary room.
One gust walked into a party and saw the conversion we had done. She was dumbfounded at what we had achieved “That is amazing” she said as she saw how the canopy had created a new room.
Winter carnivals a canopy is used for lineups and house components of the carnival. Back to top
5. A canopy becomes part of the decor
A canopy is part of the decor this makes a subliminal statement we are having an event.
The canopy gives presence.
At many events the canopy can be used as the structure for a decorative theme.
It makes adding decor to an event much easier because of the canopy frame as it is a readymade support.
Having planned a large dinner party for a client in a beautiful back yard. The client could not see the value of a canopy. I knew the event would lack presents it would be flat. I eventually convinced the client to have a canopy partly because of uncertainty of the weather.
At the end of the event the client came to me and thanked me for the canopy “you were right John the canopy did make the event “Back to top
6. Performers use canopies
Performers will use a canopy as a focal point for a show such as a magic show etc.
Musicians also use a canopy to protect them from the sun, and the sound technician also has a canopy over the sound mixing equipment.
We have supplied a canopy at many events (with sidewalls) they have then been used as changing rooms; we have custom built some of the changing rooms to fit the space.
We have also supplied a canopy to cover a stage for a performance such as a band or dancers. Back to top
7. Canopies protect food
If you are having an event where there is catered or food being served and you want the food to be outside then you need a canopy to cover the food.
There is so much harmful stuff that falls out of the sky that we do not see it is frightening!
I once inspected a canopy that had been over the food for three hours and the amount of foreign objects that were on the canopy that would have been in the food was horrifying. Back to top
8. A canopy gives presence for vending at a festival or event
If you require a canopy for a festival we will work with you and the constrains of the street vending requirements to ensure that your canopy works for you.
If you are selling food at a festival or event you must have the food covered by a canopy. A canopy is a Health and Safety requirement from the Health department.
Another advantage of a canopy is that it draws attention to your space and the product you are vending, without a canopy you are just more people standing at the edge of the area, the public cannot see that you are selling a product or food.
This is a very important point that many vendors overlook when they do not want to spend the money to have a canopy.
At a well attended festival there is just a sea of people and there is no demarcation between the crowd and the vendors if there is no canopy. Back to top
9. A canopy for a trade show or conference
Many companies will use a canopy as part of a booth at a trades show or conference. The company will print their logo or company name on the canopy.
The canopy makes a simple and easily installed display and the canopy is very cost effective. Back to top
10. Corporate special events
Many corporations use a canopy at many different events as promotional tools or to help customers. They are used at special openings, special sales promotions, to create a special entrance to an event. This list is almost endless. Back to top
Making money (increasing cash flow) with a canopy
If you have a bar or restaurant if it is a sunny day people will not want to sit in the sun for a long period of time getting sun burnt, also people will not stay long sitting under an umbrella if it is raining but they will under a canopy.
A canopy will make you money! An umbrella will lose you money.
The expense of a canopy is well worth it. If people enjoy the event and the bar they will come back and be a long-term customer.
These are the long-term intangible benefits to make money from the moderate expense of a canopy.Back to top
For more information call (416) 696-5800