After helping plan hundreds of events, we have seen the Top-of-The-Line-Amazing, the DIY Incredibles, and the Less-is-Best styles in nearly every form. With so many events throughout the Northwest, requests for ADA-Compliant (Americans with Disabilities Act) and wheelchair-accessible event design have been coming up more and more frequently.
Certainly the opportunities to make your event accessible to all are greater than ever. Lighting and décor have amazing strategies for keeping accents off the floor and paths clear. Photographers capture the beauty, emotion, and energy in the wedding day photos. Temporary flooring companies have mastered the ease in mobility with solid surfaces, paths, and ramps. Restrooms are no exception.
To offer as many options as possible to our clients, we reached out to manufacturers to see what we had available in the restroom industry for ADA-compliant outdoor events. To our shock, the options ranged from limited to non-existent with many restrooms not even meeting full ADA compliancy.
Partnering with the top manufacturer in the country, we designed one of the most beautiful custom restrooms in the Northwest… that also happens to be fully ADA-compliant and wheelchair-accessible.
Our standards were extremely high in the design process. Crown molding, custom cabinetry, back-lit vanity mirrors, sound systems, vessel sinks, and more have been incorporated into this beautiful and highly functional design. It forever leaves behind the industrial, hospital-grade look and feel. This room is so gorgeous that it serves a dual purpose as a bridal suite.
Best of all, these restrooms were designed with a fully ADA-compliant ramp system and an absolutely gorgeous oversized room with more than enough space to do a full turn—any bride, groom, or guest will feel absolutely welcome in such a beautiful space.
Photo Credits: Luxury Restroom Trailers by Privy Chambers, LLC
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The same principles of mobility and high-end design can be applied to the rest of wedding and event planning. Following we’ve listed some tricks of the trade we’ve learned while being a part of some truly incredible weddings and events.
Décor: Keep It Off the Ground!
A growing new trend for both indoor events and outdoor events that we absolutely love is hanging décor and flower arrangements and it fits perfectly with keeping pathways clear for an ADA Compliant event. Hanging chandeliers and strings of pearls from tree branches sets a whimsical scene and allows for high impact in the visuals department. Another trend we are obsessing over is hanging floral designs – whether they are oversized floral wreaths hanging horizontally over the bride and groom’s table or hundreds of tulips hanging vertically one by one above the guests’ table – hanging floral designs are a super modern twist on favorite traditional designs.
Many outdoor events come with a lot of dirt, grass, gravel, and uneven ground. Looking to get around a little easier? Those small square dance floors you see at weddings can be extended to cover your venue! You can even cover pathways for a “runway” type feel and ramps over small sections of steps for easy transitions from ceremony to reception. Flooring comes in almost any design you can imagine from black and white retro tiles, glossy runways, to an elegant hardwood look. Many floors also help protect grass and plants and most flooring options are able to pull electrical lines underneath to avoid tripping hazards. If you really want to blow the minds of family and friends, you can even have extra neat features such as clear flooring built over a pool with LED up lighting; the options are never ending. No matter which matches your aesthetic best, the ease of moving throughout the event to greet each of your guests will be the most memorable part!
Super creative flooring options
Photography is limited only by your creativity… and Pinterest searches. If either the bride or groom use a wheelchair for mobility, there are a number of amazing positions that can highlight the beauty of mobility and countless seated positions for both brides, grooms, and wedding party to keep everyone included in the line of sight. These photos are a time to celebrate everything that the couple are to each other and are a powerful reminder through a snapshot in time the love shared. Embrace it. And keep it forever in photos.
There should never be compromise with the dress. With the proper alterations, you can where anything you want! If you love the shape and it makes you feel beautiful, wear it! A-line, ball gown, mermaid, anything! Every alterations appointment comes with a unique body to fit with special instructions. Let your alterations specialist know what you are working with and the magic they can work between now and your next fitting is other worldly.
Wrapping it All Up
ADA-compliant and wheelchair-accessible event designs can have all the high end features for a fabulous outdoor event. Whether it be creative hanging décor, lighting and floral arrangements, a modern temporary floor design, or the most beautiful outdoor restroom options in the Northwest, all the pieces are there to make an ADA-compliant and wheelchair-accessible wedding truly incredible.
Get started planning your dream wedding today by calling the professionals at Luxury Restroom Trailers by Privy Chambers, or by visiting us at luxuryrestroomtrailers.com.