On a beautifully sunny Friday afternoon in August, The Stuart Rental Company had the honor of producing the christening event of the Cap Corrientes, a cargo ship belonging to German transport logistics organization company, Hamburg Sud. The Cap Corrientes was anchored at Pier 35 in San Francisco where the celebration took place.
The detailed installation to transform the relatively simple and bare interior of the Pier 35 building began on Thursday at about 6 pm, and there was quite a lot of work to be done in order for the venue’s vision to come to fruition. The Stuart Rental team worked late into the night and early morning to assure that all of the preparations were completed for the event on Friday at 2 pm.
The event space was completely unrecognizable after being outfitted in red carpeting and surrounded by our elegant Premier white pipe and drape. Various round and cocktail tables were brought in and distributed throughout the venue, and cushioned pearl Chiavari chairs and barstools surrounded the tables.
In addition, a 20×30 dressing room and a 20×30 catering area, surrounded by Lamour black pipe and drape were constructed to accommodate the visiting entertainers and caterers.
Our luxurious line of white Metro lounge furniture pieces were positioned throughout the venue for guests to recline on, and were paired with deep red pillows to match the red carpeting. The results were truly magnificent.
The guests, a group comprised of 200 local clients and dignitaries, entered pier 35 along red aisle runner carpeting lined with ficus trees, passed through a homeland security check point, and proceeded to the cruise ship terminal.
The ceremony itself was held out on the San Francisco pier which was covered in 4,000 square feet of soft pewter carpeting. As guests gathered near the Cap Corrientes, Mrs. Ophelia Gallo of Gallo Wines, a sponsor of Hamburg Sud, took the spotlight. As she released a rope connecting the ship to a bottle of champagne, the cork of the bottle was freed, and with a POP, the Cap Corrientes was christened! Confetti canons released celebratory red and white biodegradable confetti, lightly showering over the guests on the pier.
Guests had the honor of embarking on the ship for a brief tour, and afterwards the party re-entered the building to enjoy refreshments and entertainment in the form of lively music and 18 Samba dancers.
It is with pride that we say the Cap Corrientes was certainly christened with the grace and style it deserved!