Sugarplum Tent Company

Spring Events, Part 1

July 28th, 2014

Sugarplum Tent Company had the pleasure of tenting many wonderful Spring events this past season. As always, it’s great to work with so many wonderful planners, caterers, vendors and clients. As a recap, here are photos and details of a few recent events!

Dr. Sean Combs Commencement Reception at the Newseum

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The Newseum’s 8th floor rooftop was the perfect setting for a gala reception honoring Sean Combs, aka “P.Diddy” or “Puff Daddy.” He was awarded an honorary doctorate and was the commencement speaker for Howard University’s Class of 2014. Combs attended the school’s business program in 1990, but never finished. He told the graduating class that he’d never forgotten his Howard family and all he learned, demonstrating that people can take different paths in life and still be a success! 

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The clear 30’ x 90’ structure tent and connecting canopies—offered a direct view up Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol! Festivities were planned by LaToya Lewis of Events by Andre Wells; Wolfgang Puck at the Newseum provided the catering. Congratulations Dr. Combs!


 Charity Works Annual Wine Tasting

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Sugarplum also provided the annual tenting for the wonderful fundraising organization, CharityWorks (along with fully leveled flooring, HVAC, carpet and integrated sidewall). This renowned group provides assistance to local and national charities through grants, community service activities and fundraising.

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On a lovely May evening, CharityWorks hosted their Annual Wine Tasting Dinner under a 50’ x 100’ clear structure tent and helped raise over $300,000. This year’s recipients: Teach For America, a local high school in Takoma Park and TAPS, a tragedy assistance program for those mourning the loss of a military loved one. Angie Pagnato, a CharityWorks volunteer, helped plan this incredible event said, “Everyone had a great time. There was great food, great wine and the tent was wonderful. It was a huge success!”


DC Water First Street Tunnel Ground Breaking

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Here at Sugarplum, we’re are always thrilled to be part of a ground-breaking ceremony. They are so much fun! In June we provided a 30’ x 40’ white structure tent with uplighting for DC Water, District residents, the press, and Washington DC Mayor Julian Gray for the First Street Tunnel.

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 This project, led by DC Water, aims to alleviate flooding in several DC neighborhoods with the ultimate goal of also improving water quality flowing into the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers as well as the Chesapeake Bay. The First Street Tunnel will run directly underneath First Street and hold approximately 6 million gallons of waste and storm water, protecting the flood-prone neighborhoods. 


Corporate Reception at The Powerhouse

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The Powerhouse is a popular venue in the heart of Georgetown—although officially closing its doors to public events on August 31st. That did not stop planners Cheri Kogok, Maria Covell and AnnMarie Boccuzzi of Capital City Events from throwing a fabulous event for a corporate client in late June. A 40’ x 60’ white structure tent (and catering tent) with white sides kept the event private—and kept the A/C in! Susan Gage Caterers provided the delicious food and Atmosphere supplied the cool, modern lighting which truly complimented the chic, all-white lounge furniture.

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Hats off to all of the vendors, planners & caterers we were able to work with this season. We had a great time collaborating with each of you! Stay tuned for Sugarplum’s Spring Social Season next!