Stretch Fabric Tents http://www.schupepetents.co.nz Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:36:57 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 How to Choose the Right Marquee for Your Outdoor Party http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/how-to-choose-the-right-marquee-for-your-outdoor-party/ Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:36:17 +0000 http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/?p=22828 The post How to Choose the Right Marquee for Your Outdoor Party appeared first on .

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Outdoor parties are usually refreshing and memorable, but you need to choose the right marquee to make yours a successful event. With their signature style, marquees create a ready-made theme for the party. So, without beating about the bush, let’s get into the heart of the matter quickly.


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Below, you will learn how you can choose the right marquee tent for your outdoor party:

1. Consider your choices properly
If your requirement involves a room in a field, a marquee is what will suit you the most. Marquees are classic, solid, versatile, and opulent and can be stripped back. They work fine irrespective of whether you are looking for string lights or chandeliers. A marquee offers a large degree of flexibility as it doesn’t have too many poles in the centre.

2. Number of guests
This is a given; still, people fail to consider the number of guests that are going to be in their party. Consequently, the size of the tent they choose may prove to be inadequate in accommodating everyone comfortably, or it may be too large and it may seem that a handful of people are sitting in a large hall, which will also look awkward.

3. Climate
This is another factor, which is surprisingly overlooked by people when it comes to choosing a marquee for outdoor parties. You need to consider both the average climatic and the temporary weather condition in your area and choose the right type of fabric accordingly. Decide whether you need a cold weather marquee or one for warm conditions. Such details will help you make better arrangements.

4. Extra space
The thought of extra space should be on your mind based on the type of event you’re hosting. For example, if a party requires a lot of tables and chairs, you may need a bit of extra space. This factor needs to be considered while zeroing in on the size of a marquee.

5. Quality of the fabric
Ensure that the fabric of the tent is of high quality and durable so that it doesn’t sustain scratches too easily.

6. Make an informed choice
This is again something that people don’t seem to care much about at all and can end up having a disappointing experience because of it. Marquees come in different varieties, offering a lot of flexibility based on your theme. You can choose a traditional marquee, stretch tent, modular pods or any other variant as per your requirement. Ask yourself whether you’re looking for a traditional option or a modern one.

Conclusion
Marquees are like a blank canvas, but when you choose them for a party, it is important to think of the vibe and the overall atmosphere you want to create, and the requirements you have. Whether you’re organising a band party, private party or want to erect a unique wedding venue, marquees make for the most versatile, flexible and beautiful choice for every occasion.

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BRANDED TENTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: EXPAND YOUR MARKET WITHOUT STRETCHING YOUR BUDGET http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/branded-tents-for-your-business-expand-your-market-without-stretching-your-budget/ Mon, 14 Dec 2015 04:24:34 +0000 http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/?p=22597 Consumers Are Craving Live Experiences It is no secret that new technology, specifically anything having to do with the internet, has been driving new marketing strategies these past few years. However, one thing that all marketers agree upon is that live events and experiences continue to be one of the most effective marketing strategies for long-term brand awareness and consumer engagement. In fact, as more...

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Consumers Are Craving Live Experiences

It is no secret that new technology, specifically anything having to do with the internet, has been driving new marketing strategies these past few years. However, one thing that all marketers agree upon is that live events and experiences continue to be one of the most effective marketing strategies for long-term brand awareness and consumer engagement. In fact, as more people turn toward their mobiles or computers to interact with others, it seems that as a whole, society is craving authentic, live experiences.

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Live Events Continuously Rank as One of the Most Effective Marketing Techniques in ANY Marketing Campaign

While there are not a lot of hard statistics to be found concerning New Zealand, specifically – US statistics (Forrester Research) reveals that tradeshows and live events rank as the second most effective marketing technique (the first being a company’s website) for both B2B and B2C campaigns. In fact, 25% of marketing budgets are solely dedicated to in-person events.

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Events allow you to engage existing and prospective clientele, generate leads, as well as build and promote your brand. Essentially you are fast-tracking the sales process by creating significant face time with your target audience. So how do you ensure that your brand stands out amongst the competition? Schupepe has you covered. Schupepe marquees are not only durable and flexible- they are also completely weather-proof and absolutely eye-catching.

See below for a list of live events that Schupepe’s corporate clients will be covering this year.

The Basics: Pop Up Tents vs Semi-Permanent Custom Fit Tents

The majority of businesses will choose semi-permanent marquees over pop-up tents – not just because of their aesthetic appeal but because of their durability and the over-all protection that they offer the public – from the elements as well as practical safety issues. While pop-up tents are easily assembled, they do not suit commercial purposes due to the fact that larger crowds require safer, sturdier structures.

Handy Infographic:

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What Size Will I Require:

Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. There are a lot of variables involved when deciding the size of tent you will require. Listed below are some guidelines for specific events:

Formal dining: If you are going to use round tables – allow 12 sq ft per person. Rectangular tables will require 10 sq ft per person.

Seminars, lectures, or events – that require auditorium-style seating -should allow for up to 6 sq ft per chair (more if a lot of movement is needed)

Entertainment equipment (DJ’s/Bands/Theatrical/Dance) – basically anything that requires stages, dance floors, or bulky audio-visual/sound equipment – will require more exact measurements

Please note that Schupepe offers Interior Hire Options, Truss Structures and Theatre Flats

Sturdy Material – a Worthy Investment

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FreeformFlexⓇ Fabric is the best in the industry!

Our FreeformFlexⓇ is the first of its kind and has set the standard in the rental industry for semi-permanent custom fits. It is completely weather-proof (water-proof and UV Resistant) and compliant with New Zealand’s fire and safety standards (AS/NZS 1530.2 1993, AS/NZS 1530.3 1999).

Other features include:

Completely Waterproof!

Our fabric has machine welded seams & joins making them 100% watertight
The seam tape actually melts into the top coating
The patches are welded – not sewn – so there are no needle holes

Perfect Stretch

Ability to enhance the existing architecture of any building
Instantly turn dead zones into viable, spacious venues
Can be installed/rigged quickly
The material can be created into practically any shape or form
Boasts a 3.5 ton bursting point but retracts back instantly to its original shape
Poles can be positioned and repositioned repeatedly
Innovative Fascia Guttering System which allows tents to be rigged off existing architectural features or existing walls

Elastic Polymer Coating

Able to withstand long periods out in the elements without deteriorating
Unparalleled ROI in comparison to the competition

Easily Repaired

Repairs can be made without damaging its waterproofing capabilities
A patch can be applied with heat to the elastic polymer coating with ease

High Tenacity Substrate

Easily branded
Schupepe even offers 3-D Animation so that you can visualise the effect

Machine Washable

It can also be instantly cleaned onsite
Will need a high-pressure hose & soft detergents

Polymer is Chemically Treated for Longevity

UV Stabilizers protect your guests and the tent itself
Teflon-treated/ Mould Inhibitors\
Anti-microbial treatment

Extremely Stable

When rigged properly our tents are less likely to:
Billow, lift, or flap in the wind

Range of Colours

Available in a range of monotones or two-tones
White underside with any colour you choose on the top

The Frames

We use commercial grade aluminum, wooden or stainless steel poles
Our “King Pole Jack” allows our riggers to jack up the tent for the perfect amount of tension before inserting the poles
Our aluminum pole connectors have been designed to ensure that the structure does not move once the poles are joined
Easily disassembled (complete with heavy-duty bag for transport) – allowing 2m and 1.5m lengths to be stored and hauled from point A to point B

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TAILORED BRANDING SOLUTIONS

Venue owners, event management companies, and corporate sponsors may find that it is more cost-effective to purchase a branded tent from Schupepe if they host numerous events during the year. Your company’s logo can be digitally printed onto the canvas and we offer tailored branding solutions within the tent as well. If you would like to try a temporary branding solution – we offer the use of decals as well. You can use your branded marquee at charity events/fundraisers, expos, marathons, festivals, – basically any type of outdoor promotional event! Many of our clients have found that it is more cost-effective to purchase a branded tent, rather than hire a marquee several times throughout the year.

Eliminate The Guess-Work With 3-D Animation

Schupepe offers its corporate and event management clients a specialised 3-D animation service. Once we have completed our free on-site inspection, we can provide you with a detailed 3-D animation of exactly how a Schupepe marquee will look at your outdoor venue. There will be no doubt as to how impressive a stunning Schupepe canopy will be in any given space. Cost will be determined based on the complexity of the structure and the requirements of the interior. You can browse through our gallery to get a sense of how our 3-D animation service works.

Can’t Spare the Staff or the Space? Is Time of the Essence?

Schupepe Offers Managed Agreements!

Spend your time promoting your event and leave the maintenance and installation of the tent itself to the experts. We offer our clients a contract that ensures that we will look after your tent and install it when required.

What specifically does the Managed Agreement entail?

Set Fees
Tents will be cleaned & maintained
We will deliver it to site
Our expert rigging crew will install it
We will provide all necessary accessories such as poles, rope & pole caps, and baseplates
We will retrieve the tent from the site
Our expert rigging crew will take it down & pack it away
It will be stored safely at our warehouse

Additional Information!

TRUSS RIGS

A truss rig is basically a framework generally consisting of posts, struts, and rafters that support a roof, or other structure. These types of rigs are ideal for multi-day events such as festivals or corporate branded events. Our truss is able to withstand bulky, heavy equipment, larger lighting structures, and any type of signage or branding that you want to display. Our semi-permanent custom made tents can not only handle four seasons in one day, but it can also withstand a substantial amount of foot traffic.

Interior Options

Schupepe is basically your one stop shop for outdoor events. We provide furniture, lighting, heating, flooring (this include dance floors!), and can provide additional smaller tents if your catering service requires a separate space. We understand that value of time and we do our best to make sure our client’s have everything they need to make their corporate event a success.

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LIVE EVENTS WHERE YOUR CORPORATE TENT COULD MAKE YOUR BRAND A HOUSEHOLD NAME:

BRING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH SOME NEW CLIENTELE

Northern Bass New Year’s Fest

In Auckland’s popular summer town, Mangawhai, Northern Bass is three days and nights of bringing in the New Year with a bang! Big name musicians, DJs and producers gather together to bring crowds internationally acclaimed bass music. In its fifth year and still going strong, it is the perfect place to set up your branded tent.

Prana Fest

This 4-day grass-roots, New Year’s festival is located at the end of Ohui Beach on New Zealand’s beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. This is a sponsorship-free event but if your organisation believes in ethical selling practices and minimising global footprints, it would be a perfect place to make your brand a well-known name. This is not your normal, mainstream event, but it is perfect for those who like to step outside of the norm.

Highlife New Year’s Party

Based on the success of last year’s party, Highlife NYE will be returning to the stunning Stoneyridge Vineyard on the one and only Waiheke Island. This party is strictly for adults (a strictly enforced R22) and is complete with fireworks and world-renown dance music. This is an ideal venue to give your brand the buzz it needs.

Tairua Food and Wine Fest

This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and help to support Tairua’s school. This year it will be held on Saturday, January 9th from 9 am to 4 pm at Tairua school. Last year they were able to use the funds to build a new storage shed and this year the funding will go toward school sports supplies, classroom technology, library resources, and a long list of other items that the school so desperately needs. This is a great way to show that your company is community-minded and perfect for a branded tent.

AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND COULD BE YOUR BRAND’S TIME TO SHINE

Auckland Seafood Festival

This year’s annual Auckland Seafood Festival will take place from January 29th to February 1st at Halsey Wharf, right in the heart of the city. This year there will be Friday and Saturday night sessions to add to the glorious four day event. Big crowds are always lured in by the decadent seafood, celebrity chef appearances, and live music. Place your branded tent in the thick of it all and your company is guaranteed to be noticed.

Seeport Festival

Ports of Auckland will be opening its gate to the public again for its annual celebration, the Seeport Festival. Held on Auckland Anniversary Weekend from 10 am to 6 pm on January 30 through to February 1st. There will be tours, live music, food, tours, and lots of family-friendly fun to be had. Allow your employees to put a face to the company name under a branded marquee next year.

The Pioneer

New Zealand’s very own unique event for mountain biking enthusiasts around the world allows riders to view some of the most remote parts of the South Island. The race starts in Christchurch and ends in NZ’s adventure capital, Queenstown. Bikers get to choose between a 7 -day, 3 -day, or 1-day course. Don’t miss your chance to sponsor some of New Zealand’s finest athletes starting January 30th and ending February 6th.

Splore

The Splore Festival will be returning again this year from February 19th to the 21st on the shores of Tapapakanga Park. There is always an eclectic line up of international and world class local musicians, an extraordinary visual arts display and a wide variety of unusual performances. Just 70 kms east of Auckland’s CBD, this festival is not one to be missed. Place your branded tent in the park and sit back and watch your popularity grow.

Auckland Arts Festival

This yearly event brings a full 19 days (March 2-20) of the world’s best dance, music, theatre, and circus to Auckland. It has everything from urban art to Opera, hilarious circus acts to emotional, high-drama theatre acts. If you want to impress your clients and VIPS – this is certainly the place to do it.

Contact us today and we will discuss your options. Purchasing a branded semi-permanent Schupepe tent will definitely expand your market without stretching your budget.

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5 REASONS TO CHOOSE A MARQUEE WEDDING OVER A TRADITIONAL VENUE http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/5-reasons-to-choose-a-marquee-wedding-over-a-traditional-venue/ Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:23:19 +0000 http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/?p=22106 Is it time to start thinking about a venue for your wedding? Marquees may seem like a lot of work due to the fact that you are creating a venue out of thin air – but it is much easier than it may seem. Plus the benefits completely outweigh any potential drawbacks. Schupepe has been privileged to see wedding marquees become increasingly more popular over...

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Is it time to start thinking about a venue for your wedding? Marquees may seem like a lot of work due to the fact that you are creating a venue out of thin air – but it is much easier than it may seem. Plus the benefits completely outweigh any potential drawbacks. Schupepe has been privileged to see wedding marquees become increasingly more popular over the years. Why? Well, we have comprised a list of the top 5 reasons to choose a marquee wedding over a traditional venue.

1. Say I Do – Anywhere you Choose

You can basically choose your view – perhaps your parents have incredible sea views, or there is an open field in your hometown that holds special memories – your options are limitless. Our flexible marquees can be manipulated to fit in any space and can be installed anywhere. Even if you chose to go the traditional route, many established wedding venues will allow the use of marquees onsite.

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2. Personalise your Very Own Blank Canvas

Every marquee wedding that Schupepe has been a part of has been completely unique, intimate, and incredibly personal – as weddings should be. You don’t have to work with existing décor – you get to specifically choose your own colours and themes. Schupepe has a multitude of interior hire options available, but we are happy to outsource anything that we don’t have available to suit your individual tastes. Set venues will ensure that you use their catering services and will have menus that cannot be customised. Basically, with a marquee wedding, you have complete control over every detail.

3. Absolutely NO RESTRICTIONS

This means absolutely no restrictions when it comes to a season, limited time-frames, and the number of guests. While marquees are generally associated with summer/spring weddings, Schupepe has hosted quite a lot of beautiful winter/fall weddings. Our marquees are completely weather proof and we provide heating solutions that guarantee the comfort of your guests. With a marquee, you can choose a vineyard, paddock, beach, or field where neighbours cannot be disturbed – so there will be no forced finishing times. If you must invite Uncle Ted and your ten cousins, marquees allow you the freedom to do so. In fact, we have a handy size and accommodation guide to help you.

4. Sticking to a Budget

Regardless of your particular price range, marquee weddings allow you the flexibility to work within any budget. In fact, a lot of people choose to cut down costs by doing their own decorating or incorporating help from family and friends. Put your hard-earned money to better use – whether you want an incredible DJ, or exquisite food, an overflowing, unlimited bar – the choice is yours.

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5. Break Away from Tired Traditions

If you desperately want to do your own thing – a marquee wedding is definitely the way to go. The only thing that all marquee weddings have in common is that they showcase New Zealand’s breathtaking landscape. Instead of your guests dancing the night away under harsh, fluorescent lights, they will be illuminated by the stars in the night sky, with fairy lights gently twinkling in the background. Have a look through our gallery at some of the photos – absolutely stunning and each one personal and unique.

Contact Schupepe today for a free consultation.

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ASK THE EXPERTS: WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT IF YOU HAVE YOUR OUTDOOR MARQUEE WEDDING AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/ask-the-experts-what-you-can-expect-if-you-have-your-outdoor-marquee-wedding-at-a-private-residence/ Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:39:17 +0000 http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/?p=22099 Ok. So you have decided to have a marquee wedding, which means that you have limitless options for the venue. Schupepe Stretch Tents & Canopies have had the pleasure of covering a wide variety of locations – private residences, farms, private open sites, public open sites, parks, restaurants, beaches, and forests. It is their business to know what is needed at various locations. One of...

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Ok. So you have decided to have a marquee wedding, which means that you have limitless options for the venue. Schupepe Stretch Tents & Canopies have had the pleasure of covering a wide variety of locations – private residences, farms, private open sites, public open sites, parks, restaurants, beaches, and forests. It is their business to know what is needed at various locations. One of our favourite places to rig our wedding marquees is a private residence. Not only is it a more intimate, personal setting – but it is generally the most cost-effective option, although there may be additional costs that you have not thought to include. Below is guide explaining what you can expect if you have your outdoor, marquee wedding at a private residence.

Why a Marquee?

Having your wedding in your own backyard is obviously the most economical choice when compared to hiring a venue. Most homes do not have the capacity to hold over 100 guests, and even if they did – the owners probably do not want that many people wandering throughout their home. Marquees not only add elegance to any event as well as create additional space away from your home so that it isn’t overcrowded with guests.

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How are they installed?

It is important to note that tent installations on grass, gravel, asphalt, or sand are not overly complicated. We simply use steel pegs below ground to hold guy-ropes in the optimum position. While it is possible for us to rig our tents on uneven surfaces, you may want to keep in mind that you will require an even, flat space, if you plan on having your guests dine at tables, or sit in furniture beneath the tent.

What about the weather?

In the winter, due to the cold and rain, we recommend roof-line rigs to keep the indoor-outdoor flow, not to mention their striking appearance. We use specially designed anchors to attach our tents directly to your roof. This way we can ensure that there is no gap between your house and the tent – ensuring that guests stay dry and comfortable. If you are having a summer wedding, our tents also protect your guests from the sun, as they are made from material that is completely weather-proof.

Interior Hire Options

Schupepe Tents has more than just the marquee covered, we have several flooring options that not only enhance the interior environment but also provide safety for your wedding guests. We can provide all of the furniture that you will need to comfortably seat your guests. We have a wide variety of lighting options guaranteed to add that extra bit of pizazz to your ceremony. For cold nights and winter months, we can offer diesel fan heaters that inject bursts of warmth throughout the entire tent. This is in addition to the standard patio heaters on offer.

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Additional Tips for a Successful Outdoor Wedding at a Private Residence:

• Rule of thumb: six to ten square feet of floor space per guest for row-seating
• Don’t try to do it all yourself, if you are not going to hire a wedding coordinator, then at least hire people to cover the basics: setting up, cooking, serving, parking cars, and ESPECIALLY cleaning up.
• Make sure the lawn is in tip-top shape
• Some wedding officiates will be unable to perform the ceremony at a private residence. Give yourself enough time to find one that can.
• Make sure you recommend hotels on your invitations – as you don’t want anyone crashing at your place on your wedding night.
• You will need to think about portable bathrooms (one bathroom per 35 guests is a general rule of thumb) and generators if your home cannot handle the amount of power necessary. You will need to start reserving this type of equipment six months in advance.
• Research permits – as in local noise ordinances, permits for parking cars, fire department inspections, etc…
• Read over your home insurance policy and see what you are covered for!

Is it worth it?

Yes! Having your wedding ceremony at home is intimate and personal – which is what every wedding aspires to be. If you follow the guidelines above you will dramatically decrease the level of stress you might otherwise experience. Ask for help! This is the number one rule for any wedding, especially a wedding at a private residence.

Contact Schupepe Stretch Tents & Canopies today to learn more about our package deals and affordable rates.

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GET THE MANLY PARTY STARTED WITH A BRO-DAL SHOWER http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/get-the-manly-party-started-with-a-bro-dal-shower/ Fri, 10 Jul 2015 03:22:47 +0000 http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/?p=22030 Wedding festivities are generally focussed entirely on the bride; however, as men become more evolved and involved – grooms are steadily joining their beloveds on centre stage. BuzzFeed Life recently coined the phrase, Bro-dal shower (a bridal shower for bro’s – in case it went over your head)– insisting that modern men desire a more laidback way to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with their friends...

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Wedding festivities are generally focussed entirely on the bride; however, as men become more evolved and involved – grooms are steadily joining their beloveds on centre stage. BuzzFeed Life recently coined the phrase, Bro-dal shower (a bridal shower for bro’s – in case it went over your head)– insisting that modern men desire a more laidback way to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with their friends besides the standard – often over-the-top stag do.

Here at Schupepe, our tents have covered numerous bridal showers, engagement parties, and weddings all over New Zealand. We have yet to be involved in a Bro-dal shower, but we are betting that our kiwi men will be on board for some groom-centric fun that doesn’t involve severe hangovers and gaping black hole memories.

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Why throw a “Bro-dal” Shower?

Why not throw a Bro-dal Shower? That should be the question! Why should brides be the only one showered with gifts and attention before the big day? A Bro-dal shower is a perfect opportunity for older friends and family members – who might not necessarily enjoy the festivities generally associated with bachelor parties – to join in the fun.

The Buzzfeed staff threw two bro-dal showers for their co-workers incorporating Lumberjack and Batman and Robin themes. Instead of dainty, crust-free, triangle sandwiches and puff pastries, these guys went all out with moonshine and a chocolate cake shaped as a tree stump.
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If you know a groom-to-be who might enjoy another excuse to party and celebrate his upcoming nuptials – be a good mate and surprise him with a Kiwi version of this American trend. Schupepe’s marquees have covered bridal showers in backyards and campgrounds during the winter – on cliff-tops and beaches during the summer – the possibilities are endless.

Contact us today and let’s get this manly party started.

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THIS YEAR’S TOP FIVE WEDDING TRENDS THAT BEND THE RULES! http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/this-years-top-five-wedding-trends-that-bend-the-rules/ Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:52:19 +0000 http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/?p=22027 Gone are the days of poofy white wedding gowns, churches, and banquet halls. Couples are still saying I do but emphatically saying I don’t – to out-dated wedding traditions. Weddings today are a reflection of the bride and groom’s personalities and unique tastes. Given the fact that most couples are getting married later in life and are paying for their own celebration, it seems only...

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Gone are the days of poofy white wedding gowns, churches, and banquet halls. Couples are still saying I do but emphatically saying I don’t – to out-dated wedding traditions. Weddings today are a reflection of the bride and groom’s personalities and unique tastes. Given the fact that most couples are getting married later in life and are paying for their own celebration, it seems only fair that they spend their money on making the day memorable for them instead of worrying about custom. Here at Schupepe, we have had the great honour of being involved in a wide variety of weddings – each unique and poignant. Listed below are this year’s top five wedding trends that bend the rules and defy tradition!

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Unpredictable Wedding Venues

While some people still prefer to get married in churches, the vast majority of couples are exploring different and unexpected wedding venues. New Zealand is host to breath-taking landscapes and many of our clients take advantage of the natural beauty our country has to offer. Our weather-proof, flexible wedding marquees provide the perfect cover for ceremonies on isolated beaches, iconic cliff-tops, and lush, green open fields.

Wedding Weekends

Modern couples want their wedding to be a gala to remember instead of just another cookie-cutter, one-day event. Themes such as wedstivals and glamping-inspired weddings are becoming quite popular for those that want to keep the fun going all weekend long. Our marquees allow our client’s imaginations to run amok without worrying about the rain or mud. You can set up your own personal Wedstock or Wedfest in your backyard, a camping site, an island, or a paddock. You and your guests can celebrate anywhere, anytime while making use of the awe-inspiring backdrop that New Zealand provides and we make sure you are equipped with all the comforts of home.

A Truckload of Food

Traditionally, food has been served banquet or sit-down style – with three choices – beef, chicken or seafood. Couples are spicing things up a bit and giving their guests more options. Taco bars, crepe stations, cupcake corners, and even food trucks offering anything from oysters to mini-burgers.

The Tech Wedding

This can go either way. Some couples will want an unplugged event. They may want to discourage their guests from being tied to their phones during the wedding and will offer a phone check at the door. However, other couples will go to the other extreme and will want to memorialize every moment via social media outlets using custom hashtags. Some brides are putting a GoPro in their bouquets to capture a unique view of the ceremony. Photographers are even using drones to take amazing aerial shots of the wedding. For those couples getting married overseas, Skype and Facetime allow for virtual guest participation.

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Keeping it Green

It is possible to have the wedding of your dreams without leaving a super-sized carbon footprint. Traditional venues such as resorts and hotels are not the most environmentally friendly options. Here at Schupepe we implement a sustainability programme with Instep that enables us to minimise our impact on the environment. We are also able to recommend caterers that grow food locally without pesticides. Couples who make use of our interior hire options also cut down on transportation emissions by reducing the need for multiple vendors.

Your wedding vows should be the only ties that bind you – not tradition! Let us help you create the wedding of your dreams. Call us today for a quote.

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BENEFITS OF BUYING A BRANDED STRETCH TENT FOR YOUR BUSINESS http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/benefits-of-buying-a-branded-stretch-tent-for-your-business/ Tue, 05 May 2015 23:05:14 +0000 http://temp1001.seopro.co.nz/?p=6517 The post BENEFITS OF BUYING A BRANDED STRETCH TENT FOR YOUR BUSINESS appeared first on .

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The days of boring, traditional party tents are over due to the invention of FreeForm Stretch Tents. Today, tent structures have become an integral part of any event. Party/event planners, corporations who regularly host events and fundraisers, owners of hospitality businesses, and marketing/advertising agencies will all agree that a branded stretch tent is a valuable marketing tool and a sound investment.


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Schupepe Tents has various printing methods to meet a wide variety of clients’ needs. Here are a list of the advantages of buying a branded stretch tent:

  • Our stretch tents are available in nearly any shape, size or colour imaginable.
  • We can digitally print logos and full colour images onto your stretch tent, fulfilling all of your graphic requirements.
  • Stretch tents are versatile – transforming previously unused spaces into operational places for business.
  • The Freeform flex fabric allows you to create different shapes every time you use your stretch tent.
  • Our stretch tents are completely waterproof and come with a three year guarantee.
  • Climate is not an issue. In hotter weather, the tents can be set up with the sides open in “floating” configurations. In colder climates, the sides can be closed.
  • Prior to purchase, our designers can create an architectural 3D image of what your tent will look like based on dimensions and photographs.
  • Given all of the advantages, it is one of the most cost-effective ways to create additional, element-friendly, attractive spaces for any type of venue or venture.
  • Schupepe Tents also provide maintenance and installation contracts which include storage, rigging expertise, delivery, and collection. We can also provide additional equipment such as pole caps, baseplates, rope and poles.
  • We pride ourselves on the quality of our product which has been thoroughly checked for defects. We have a proven history of satisfied clients.

Let Schupepe Tents help you create memorable events while imprinting the image and reputation of your brand in the minds of future clients.

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GO THE DISTANCE: SET UP CORPORATE BRANDED STRETCH TENTS AT UPCOMING MARATHONS http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/go-the-distance-set-up-corporate-branded-stretch-tents-at-upcoming-marathons/ Tue, 05 May 2015 22:58:45 +0000 http://temp1001.seopro.co.nz/?p=6510 The post GO THE DISTANCE: SET UP CORPORATE BRANDED STRETCH TENTS AT UPCOMING MARATHONS appeared first on .

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Registration began on March 30th for the ASB Auckland Marathon which will take place on November 1, 2015.

raceCorporate groups and teams will be getting together to create their own unique site within Victoria Park village – so this is the perfect opportunity to expose your brand! And we can are just the people you need!

When you hire our branded stretch tents, you not only get superior brand exposure, but you’ll also provide your guests complete protection from unpredictable weather.

Schupepe Tents can provide your company with both permanent or temporary branded stretch tents – we can either digitally print your logo onto the canvas, or we can brand your tent using decals.

Listed below are just a few of the marathons taking place in Auckland in the upcoming months.

Make sure your team gets in a few practice runs before the main event!

The RUN Auckland Series is one of New Zealand’s biggest FUN RUN & WALK Series hosting over 1000 participants. There are 5 races left to participate in:

Race 2 – 19th April. Harbourview Peoples Park, Te Atatu Peninsula.

Race 3 – 10th May. Barry Curtis Park, Botany.

Race 4 – 7th June. Venue TBC, North Shore.

Race 5 – 28th June. Western Springs Stadium.

Race 6 – 19th July. Te Ara Estuary Walkway, Millwater/Orewa.

The Unitec Run & Walk Events is the perfect warm-up for the ASB Auckland Marathon. Listed below are 5 great courses around Auckland suitable for all levels of fitness.

Event 1 – 12th July. Unitec, Mt Albert.

Event 2 – 2nd August. Alexandra Park, Greenlane,

Event 3 – 23rd August. Navy Sports Field, Ngataringa Park, Devonport.

Event 4 – 13th September. Highbrook Business Park.

Event 5 – 4th October. Sir Barry Curtis Park, Botany.

(Please note dates & venues are subject to change)

marathonSchupepe Tents are the experts when it comes to branded stretch tents in Auckland. Our corporate event tent hire solutions will give your brand maximum exposure at excellent value.

And don’t delay – as this is a popular local event and corporate sites are booking up fast!

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Plan Ahead. Don’t Fall Behind! Organize Your Next Event with Stretch Tents http://www.schupepetents.co.nz/plan-ahead-dont-fall-behind-organize-your-next-event-with-stretch-tents/ Tue, 05 May 2015 22:48:12 +0000 http://temp1001.seopro.co.nz/?p=6504 The post Plan Ahead. Don’t Fall Behind! Organize Your Next Event with Stretch Tents appeared first on .

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Just because we may have to put away our summer gear, doesn’t mean we have to pack up our party hats. Hiring a stretch tent for your next event allows you the freedom to pick a wide variety of venues without having to worry about the unpredictable weather. Perhaps you want to plan a spectacular birthday party with a unique theme. Maybe you want to reward your staff for stellar sales this quarter. Whatever the reason, Schupepe Tents will make it easier for you to plan your event. We provide everything you need to so that you don’t have to micromanage multiple vendors. Décor, lighting, flooring, heating, and catering are just a few of the services we provide. Here are two ideas for party themes in the upcoming months


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Cinco de Mayo! Ole!

On the fifth of May, 1862, Mexicans won the Battle of Puebla. The Mexicans were victorious against the army of Napoleon III despite being poorly armed and outfitted. There are various ways to create a unique and entertaining theme for your guests. If it is a private event, you could use the stretch tent in your backyard. Maybe you own a restaurant and would like to extend the celebration in your parking lot. The possibilities are endless. Here are some ideas:

  • Guests must wear sombreros
  • Decorate with piñatas and use the colours of the Mexican flag
  • Use multi-coloured string lights to create a fiesta vibe
  • Serve Mexican food, margaritas and Coronas
  • Hire a mariachi band
  • Make sure everyone learns how to do the Macarena

The Queen’s Birthday

teacups.jpgThe first thing that comes to mind is a high tea party theme. This would be perfect for a bridal shower, Mother’s Day, a charity event, or simply as an excuse to be surrounded by friends and show off your garden. The Queen’s Birthday is always celebrated on the first Monday in June, allowing us a much-needed three day weekend. For private events, your backyard or garden is the perfect place to utilize our elegant stretch tents. If this is a fund-raiser or corporate event, there are various public parks or botanical areas to choose from.

  • Send out elegant, hand-written invitations
  • Use empty tea containers filled with flowers as decorations
  • Fill glass bowls with colourful fruits for centrepieces
  • Guests could bring potted plants or floral arrangements to exchange with one another
  • Tea or champagne, finger-food and scones are a must
  • And whatever you do, make sure you don’t leave the tea bag in the cup. Proper tea is brewed before-hand

Schupepe Tents prides itself on making every event special and unique. Our event planners, décor advisers and tent riggers have a stellar reputation and are renowned for their ability to plan safe, stress-free, extravagant events without the extravagant price tag attached.

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