• Tentwood Events Has You Covered with a Charming, Pastoral Setting

     
    POSTED January 16, 2018
     

    Barn Raiser

  • Tentwood Events Has You Covered with a Charming, Pastoral Setting

     
    POSTED January 16, 2018
     

    Barn Raiser

Looking for a rustic barn as the venue for your next event, but missing only one thing: the actual barn? Well, Seattle-based startup Tentwood Events has a solution: a 1,000-square-foot popup barn. 

Tentwood is the brainchild of Kelsey Von Stubbe, who was inspired to introduce the venue option when she was planning her own wedding and wanted something other than the traditional white tent. She parlayed her experience at Seattle’s Teatro ZinZanni—which performs in an antique Spiegeltent, a large traveling tent—to design the portable pastoral space. 

Tentwood’s pop-up barn was engineered in the Pacific Northwest and manufactured with an aluminum frame, wooden wall panels and aged steel roofing to create a realisticlooking country barn. The traveling venue features 1,000 square feet of space and a 14-foot-tall ceiling and can accommodate as many as 100 people seated or 120 people standing. Although it does not offer traditional flooring, planners can rent add-ons, such as a dance floor, a bar, and tables and chairs. The barn can be set up and taken down in one day by Tentwood’s production crew.

Tentwood Events is now available to book for events taking place as soon as spring 2018.  

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.