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Friends, let us tell you about this bat mitzvah. Our venue is known for hosting great parties, and this celebration was no exception. From the pops of hot pink to the Chanel logos, Cha Cha and her team of vendors worked tirelessly to transform our event space into a chic and glamorous night club fit for a diva.
Scroll down for more photos captured by the fabulous Jennifer Weisbord.
The evening kicked off with an intimate ceremony in our theater. Hot pink uplighting and twinkle lights gave guests a taste of the glamour to come in the reception.
Certé kept hungry guests happy and fed all night long.
EK Productions kept the energy alive all night with dancing, singing, and plenty of fist pumping.
Welcome to 2018! After a hectic holiday season, we’ve stepped into the New Year energized for a full schedule of festivities. Below, we recap three fun events hosted in our event space and theater.
BrownGirlsLove POWER Day
In early January, Christina S. Brown, founder of LoveBrownSugar, cultivated a day filled with inspiring speakers, workshops, panels, makeovers, and more. Their event, produced alongside Toyota, focused on providing resources for millennial women's success in today's world. You can read more about the day over on their blog, as well as peruse photos from the event. Below are a few of our favorites!
United Airlines Olympic Campaign Kick-Off
In anticipation for the 2018 Winter Olympics, United transformed our event space into a wintry ski lodge that left us awestruck. From the larger-than-life depictions of Team USA athletes and United employees, to the amazing 3D photo backdrop created by Wasabi3D, the evening was a non-stop celebration. United unveiled their commercial campaign, themed "Superheros", to an excited crowd of influencers, press, and internal team members.
Vote Run Lead
Vote Run Lead, the brilliant organization that empowers and trains women to run for public office, hosted their post-Women's March event with us on January 20th. Following the march, a group of over 200 women and men met in our event space for an afternoon filled with panels, networking, and dancing!
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When the team at Regency Lighting brought their trade show to the HELEN MILLS Event Space, we knew they would put together a fun event focused around lighting. While the back of the space remained neutral to show off the vendors' different lighting equipment, the front of the space was awash with a warm amber and contrasting blue uplights.
The energy of both the Regency team and their exhibitors shone (pun intended) throughout the evening as they hosted a variety of guests.
We love events here at HELEN MILLS, but we love it even more when two people FIND love at one of our events! Such is the case with Ari and his now-fiancée, Shelby.
Four and a half years ago, Ari and Shelby attended a New Year's Eve party right here at HELEN MILLS. They spent the night laughing and talking, not knowing that this would be the first of many New Years celebrations together. As Ari started planning to "pop the question", he reached out to us with a unique request: to ask the woman he loves to marry him in the place where it all started.
We were so happy to oblige Ari's request. The plan was set - Shelby believed she was meeting her father at our event space after he wrapped up a meeting. When she arrived, we lead her into the event space by herself, where Ari stood alone in the center of a rose petal arrangement. After a short speech, he got down on one knee and proposed. Shelby, of course, happily accepted! After the initial shock wore off, Shelby realized they were standing in the same area they spent that fateful New Year's Eve. Talk about romantic!
After, family and friends surprised Shelby and joined in the celebration. They toasted to the engagement with champagne, exchanged excited congratulations, and captured the moment with some photographs. Their photographer, Matthew Raney, was there to capture every moment, and they kindly shared the below photos with us.
We feel so lucky to have played a part in Ari & Shelby's special day! Hopefully, we can play cupid once more in the future. :)
Have you had a similar serendipitous encounter at HELEN MILLS? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story!
Alumni events are wonderful occasions where former classmates get together to relive the glory of college, network, and form new relationships.
Whether you are looking to plan a formal presentation, or throw a casual mixer, The HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater is a versatile, all-inclusive, and convenient location for your next alumni get together.
Our 4,000 sq. ft. event space offers state-of-the-art sound and digital-video projection systems, as well as high-speed, wireless Internet.
Our street-level entrance offers fun and unexpected branding options, so your guests immediately feel school spirit before ever entering the event!
Connected to the Event Space is our intimate 140-seat Theater, including a large stage and green room. The theater is equipped with surround sound, HD projection, theatrical lighting, and more to create the perfect space for your next presentation, panel, and more.
What is the best way to celebrate both your spouse's and your birthdays? What if you also want to fold in the celebratration of your wedding anniversary? Quiet dinner at a posh restaurant? Backyard barbecue with your closest friends and family? How about revisiting the glory of college and throwing an all-night fraternity kegger?!
That is exactly what this couple did with the help of Florie Huppert Design and a team of incredibly talented vendors.
We're stoked to share these photos from a totally 80's "Revenge of the Nerds" party.
On Saturday, March 25, friends and family traveled from all over to celebrate an extremely talented and lovely young woman, Amelia, here at the HELEN MILLS Event Space and Theater.
After saying their hellos and grabbing some delicious appetizers, guests moved to the theater where Amelia and her friends treated them to a number of gymnastics and dance performances.
Guests spent the rest of the evening eating, drink, dancing, and most importantly, celebrating Amelia!
After eating and dancing their feet off, the younger guests headed back down to the theater to enjoy a movie on the big screen! They all changed into PJs, grabbed some popcorn, and got cozy. What a fun and unique way to end a party!
Mozel tov, Amelia!
On Saturday, January 14th, HELEN MILLS hosted the LIVE Rock Your Voice, Woman! event.; a daylong seminar aimed at empowering women in finding their voices and transforming the world through their communities, businesses, and personal lives.
Rock Your Voice, Woman! utilized both the theater and event space to bring their message to life. The intimacy and versatility of the venue lent itself to the various aspects of the day’s agenda, and the program featured an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and vendor booths. Through this event, attendees engaged and connected with some of the biggest voices in women’s thought leadership.
The immersive experience guided guests in mapping out a path towards their own aspirations. By the end of the day, the voice of the female community was quite a bit louder!
Thomson Reuter's recently held the East coast portion of their cross-country software roadshow at HELEN MILLS. The event included a number of different activations in both the theater and event space and showcased their ONESOURCE tax software to key stakeholders.
The agenda featured talks from leaders in the organization as well as an indoor dome, stations for attendees to test out software, plenty of swag, and even a professional headshot photo station. The event was rounded out with cocktails and passed appetizers.
The event provided an excellent example of how to create a unique, unexpected, and fresh experience while maintaining a strong focus on having attendees leave with key takeaways and new knowledge. Below are a few photos from the event. To learn more about ONESOURCE and the roadshow, see here.
Above: The event featured an indoor dome which housed the terminals from which guests could preview the software and get one-on-one training from experts. The dome was an unexpected and dramatic element for one of the core educational activations.
Below: Additional views of the dome with user stations inside.
Below: The event featured a professional headshot studio, providing attendees with extra value and a memorable event takeaway.
Below: As guests entered the space, they were greeted by by branding on the exterior of the space. Once inside, an LED check-in booth awaited. The space was lit with a wall wash in the Thomson Reuter's brand color.
Yesterday's Moto Z / Moto Z Force / Moto Mods launch was filled with energy as tech press swooped in to get a first look. The event featured a number of different displays showcasing both the functionality and design of the new products. Press were encouraged to play with devices, take photos, and watch projections. The event featured an informational session with presentations by Jeff Miller, Corporate VP at Motorola Mobility, and Jeff Dietel, VP of Marketing at Verizon.
Below are photos from the event. Take a look here for more details about the event from Mashable.
Our clients' creativity and event planning prowess never ceases to inspire us. Check out the photos below with showing the different designs and signage from recent events. Enjoy and happy planning!
A few of our favorites...
This past Tuesday, HELEN MILLS was home to Data & Society's 'Practice & Challenge event which brought together the research institute's community to hear from journalists, activists, investors, and others about their most recent work. The event spanned both venues and featured examples of recent work as well as some wonderful branding and decor (photos below). Click here to learn more about the event and organization.
Above: The space was simply decorated to give the spotlight to the work being showcased. The columns were wrapped with LED string lights to accent the architectural features.
Samples of work were displayed in the event space serving both to educate guest and provide unique decor and accents to the space:
The organization branded all parts of the space using, from the top: 1) signs for table centerpieces, 2) gobo projections, 3) posters hanging from the space's gallery molding, and 4/5) exterior signage in the venue's portholes as well as the sidewalk showcase.
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For their NYC Data Asset Management (DAM) Summit in New York, Canto did a wonderful job mixing in what you expect at a conference: great speakers, content, and networking opportunities, with the unexpected: humor, moments of delight, and GIANT Connect Four & Jenga. The result - engaged attendees and a memorable day and night. Check out a few of the photos below for more details on what made the event so special.
Above: Giant Connect Four with the brand's signature blue color was a big hit during the evening cocktail reception. Giant Jenga was also a hit at the reception and allowed for attendees to mingle over a little friendly competition.
Above: Canto's brand color served to accentuate the space without feeling overly branded. Details included the wall wash color, table linens, and of course signage placed throughout.
The event organizer's gave a nod to Mother's Day with some 'left-over' handmade artisan chocolates from the chocolatier Jaques Torres. They were a big hit among guests and an unexpected thank you for those who traveled on Mother's Day to attend the event.
Below: The entrance to the event was decked out in Canto colors. The effect was an eye-catching and wonderful to photograph display of both Canto and it's sponsors branding. Many social media posts of the day featured the exterior branding.
Above: Taking a closer look, Canto mixed humor into their signage - a nice touch for a conference and a welcome change for attendees. Who knew a Data Asset Management conference could be so fun and filled with surprises.
Want to learn more about Canto? Check out the company's website with event speakers, topics, and other details.
This past weekend, Brian's bar mitzvah transformed the event space into a sports-lover's wonderland. As guests entered, they were greeted by photos on the venue doors of Brian playing his favorite sport. Guests were then invited to sign an elegant, custom-engraved bat. The party continued with pop-a-shots, a photo booth with fun props, candy centerpieces, dramatic dance floor lighting, and custom gift bags for all.
Check out photos from the night below - we hope you are as inspired as we are!
In addition to the street-level signage (above), the event featured a number of custom-items. Below from left to right: Brian's custom-engraved bat for guests to sign, custom printed pillows with the event tagline 'Go B or Go Home,' and custom-printed gift bags for guests.
No detail was missed for the event. Clockwise from the top left, fun accessories were a hit with the photo booth, the dinner buffet was accentuated by LED uplighting and cherry blossoms, each table featured a different blue candy for guests to enjoy, and partygoers enjoy the pop-a-shot.
To round out the great decor and fun activities, the event featured an awesome dance floor with fun lighting and an LED stage ready for guests!
Boston University School of Theatre held their graduating student showcase, featuring a year's worth of work in costume design, set design and production. From corsets hanging from the venue's ceiling, to mini-set designs, to intricately designed costumes - are hats go off to the students. Congratulations to all!
Above: The event featured signage showcasing this year's performances as well as costumes hanging from the ceiling.
Below: A mini-set design as well as an intricate lion head.
Below: The showcase featured a wonderful collection of hats designed for the stage. Below are just a few of the impressive details.
Gracie's mitzvah this past weekend was nothing short of exquisite. From the record-themed decor to the custom-made confections to the crowd clearly bursting with excitement, the evening was everything a milestone celebration should be. We were truly impressed by the creativity, attention to detail, and sense of design that shined through, throughout the night.
Below are just a few of our favorite things from a spectacular night. We hope this brings you inspiration!
In addition to the creativity of Gracie and her mother, the following vendors worked hard to make for a magical event: Cake by Lori's Cakes | Candy bar by Lisa Blacker | DJ, dance floor platform, and gobos by Total Entertainment | Flowers by Merriel Weston Floral Design | Lounge furniture provided by HELEN MILLS.
For three days this week, Live Gathering Tools, Bizbash's new website, hosted their first-ever Global Demo Week at the HELEN MILLS Theater. The event was livestreamed through the Live Gathering Tools platform, a virtual trade show environment complete with a lounge, demo halls, theater with live and on-demand presentations, and more (check it out here). Bizbash CEO and Founder, David Adler, and Jeff Banish hosted with contagious, joyful enthusiasm for events and event tech.
Topics ranged from Event Management, Event Buzzwords, Budgeting, and Mobile Engagement. Each topic was accompanied by expert presentations (available through the Live Gathering Tools platform) led by industry leaders, including: AllSeated, #TWUBS, Bonfyre, Intros, and more.
While we don't profess to be tech experts, this morning was an exciting one for one of our clients! Former Aereo founder, Chet Kanojia, unveiled both his new company, Starry, and their line of products which use millimeter wave technology to deliver wireless internet access. If you're unclear on what this means, check out more coverage here or on your preferred tech news source!
In the meantime, below are a few photos of the products, signage, and displays that graced the event.