The Mann Center for the Performing Arts hosts the Party in the Park Gala Celebration during the summer concert series every year.  This year marked the 75th Anniversary of the live music in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.

The act last night featured Aretha Franklin, Condoleezza Rice, and the Philadelphia Orchestra.  The evening was enjoyed by a crowd of 8,000; 600 of which attended the Gala.

Mann Center

While setting up, we were able to enjoy the voice of Aretha Franklin while she was rehearsing for the performance later that evening.

The registration table gave the guests a taste of what was to come inside the tent.

Pete's Produce

The colorful zinnias that were picked from Pete’s Produce looked stunning on the cocktail tables dressed in the Glacier Linen.


The space consisted of 65 dinner tables in two tents.  Three different linens with three different centerpieces created the atmosphere for the celebration.

The overlays were provided by Special Occasions and the underclothes were by Party Rental.

dinner tables

White Orchid Plants on top of Marrakesh Linen.

White Orchid Plants

Large Alocacia Leaves, Large Monstera Leaves, and Medium Monstera Leaves  with Curly Willow Branches sit upon the Sunrise Organza.

Monstera Leaves

Glacier Blue Hydrangea and Cafe Dahlia compliment the Milan Organza topper.

Glacier Blue Hydrangea

Many thanks to Stephen Starr Catering for a successful event!

mann center event

It was a great night to enjoy the music in the park with the Philadelphia skyline in the distance, and the bonus was that temperature was cooler too 🙂

Philadelphia skyline

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