I have been working with Classic Event Rental for years while photographing weddings in Asheville, but this was the first time that I got a look at the whole ‘behind the scenes’ of the operation. Holy Cow! I had never really considered how much stuff they must have to be able to supply so many weddings/events at once. In my head I had expected a small warehouse with a couple rows of wedding chairs and tables. I was very wrong. They have two very large warehouses FULL of everything you could possibly imagine for any type of event – not just weddings, but other much larger events as well. They have a crew of people for the front of the house as well as a huge crew for the back of the house. While my great tour guides Lindsay and Ashley :) were giving me the tour they mentioned that it is not uncommon to do more than 20 weddings in a weekend! Imagine the organization and operation that would take!
From the photos you can see the super cute ‘front of the house’ where you can see lots of samples of chairs, linens, lighting, etc, as well as lots of custom pieces for weddings and other events. The photos from the warehouse give a sampling of the enormity of what goes into such an operation. They have everything from their own cleaning service for linens, a huge tent cleaning machine, a giant production line for washing all the dish and glassware, and even a whole division to building custom furniture pieces.
Left to right: Nikki, Anna, Lindsay, Ashley – the killer sales team :) Some of their Lounge furniture as well as a custom pieceLoadin’ up! One row of many for the linens and tents Creating custom pieces for an eventLots and lots and lots of tent poles and chairs Making a custom table for a wedding reception ‘lounge’