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Gala Dinner | Red, Black and Gold


This richly opulent décor and colour scheme allows you to choose whether you wish to have all dining tables dressed identically, or in varying combinations of red, black and gold, giving you a repeat of 3 different tables in a most strikingly elegant and sophisticated setting.

Kindly also note that SA Event Décor would be happy to vary the décor described below, or to customise your gala dinner décor entirely, in consultation with you.

Pre Drinks Area 

The cocktail tables will be covered in stretch fabric, up lit from within by par can lighting.  Half of the tables will be made up with red stretch fabric, and the other half in black.
In the middle of each table, the centre piece will be made up of a large, round mirror, with a crystal lantern in its centre, further enhancing the glow from the unlit tables.  Red rose petals will be scattered around the lantern. 

A portion of the pre-dinner drinks area may optionally be set aside for photographs to be taken. A suitable backdrop will be provided.  A full bar can also be placed in this area, should you so choose.

Entrance Area

The entrance to the main venue will be created with a four-posted, draped gazebo-type structure. The gazebo draping will be done in white organza, up lit with red lighting, which, when combined with a red carpet flanked by roped stanchions, provides a elegant, soft red invitation to enter - your guests have a gala, red carpet entrance.  

The sides of the gazebo can also be detailed with the subtle sparkle of crystal curtains.

Main Function Area

All the walls will be draped in long black, fire retardant-treated material.  In front of this draping, SA Event Décor will artistically arrange sections of deep red draping, pulled together
into softly gathered curtains, tied with decorative ropes and tassels.  The effect is striking.
Fairy lights with red light glowing from behind, create a warm and intimate ambiance.  

Tables and Chairs

The main tables may be dressed in 3 different base  taffeta colours – red, black and gold. 
On top of this, we place a double set of runners – the bottom runner will be of wide, plain taffeta, on top of which is placed a narrower flocked taffeta runner.  This adds texture and allows the colour of the bottom runner to show through subtly.
Gold square under plates highlight each place setting, on top of which black square dinner plates are placed.  This 'double square' arrangement is simply spectacular.  
Folded black serviettes, finished with red organza, are folded into gold serviette rings, or detailed with ribbon, and are placed at each setting.  If available from the venue, a red wine glass beautifully enhances the overall table setting.

All chairs will be dressed in black covers, and detailed with a broad red organza sash, with a rose threaded into the sash knot.


SA Event Décor offers an enormous selection of stunning table centre piece arrangements , which stylishly compliment chosen décor schemes.  Below, are just three suggestions.

A round mirror is placed in the centre of each table, with additional elements which enhance the sophisticated colours and richly reflect twinkling light, adding brightness to the opulence of red, black and gold. 

1  Upon the mirror, we place a glass Alida vase, filled with roses having their buds tightly arranged, and a scattering of red rose petals and sparkling beads around the base.  Candles 
and/ or T- light candles may be included.

2  A 1.2 metre glass candelabra with hanging crystals is placed on the mirror, again with red rose petal and beads scattered around the base, and optional T-light candles.

3  A tall glass vase, with a cone of tightly bunched and arranged rosebuds, is placed upon the centre mirror.  A scattering of petals and beads, with the addition of T-lights, adds the final smart touch.

SA Event Décor also has a selection of vases, incorporating gold colours, should you require more emphasis on gold in your centre piece creations.

Lounge/Chill Area