Sentinel Data Center Grand Opening

La Fete was hired to plan this corporate event for a company based out of NYC.  The most recent location, Sentinel’s NC-1 Data Center, is set on 420,000 acres in our very own Research Triangle Park.  As the area’s first premium wholesale data center, they needed a grand opening as unique as the services they offer.  It was determined that “Whiskey, Wine and Waffles” would be the theme of this event after we had the first meeting with the owner, a lover of whisky + wine and someone who was quite interested in the Southern “waffle” craze.  Rocky Top Hospitality provided a menu that incorporated waffles with every item!  Chicken and waffles, waffle and coconut batter, braised short rib over sweet potato waffle fries, rosemary and thyme waffle bread pudding and this amazing list goes on!  Of course no whisky party is complete without a whiskey tasting bar and a separate, but equally as wonderful wine tasting bar.  The fun chalkboard signs compliments of Calligraphy by Carrie.  The perfect pair for this night club vibe was The John Brown Band who played soulful jazz throughout the evening.  Furniture and lighting from Themeworks Creative filled the massive tent from Party Reflections and created the sophisticated atmosphere the company is known for.  One of my favorite design elements was steel laser cut invitations from Maria Scheel Invitations.  Images captured by Robert Pettus (RDP3 Photography).