Event Styling Feature: The Queen's Baton Relay Cocktail

The Queens Baton Relay is a major highlight leading up to the Commonwealth Games and Valiant Events is proud to have been involved in one of the events along the baton relay route!

Valiant Events supplied event furniture to and styled the Queen’s Baton Relay Cocktail Party which was held at the beautiful new amphitheatre at HOTA Gold Coast (Home of the Arts). It’s an amazing outdoor venue for a momentous event! The striking architecture was a breathtaking backdrop and the glorious lawn was a joy to dress up.

The Commonwealth Games 2018 Queen's Baton Relay Cocktail Party set-up by Valiant Events at the Home of the Arts Gold Coast (HOTA). Beautiful coastal event themed styling with event lounge furniture as well as cocktail and bar furniture. 

Home of the Arts (HOTA) Gold Coast

The task was to bring out the Gold Coast’s relaxed coastal vibe through lounging and cocktail arrangements for 250 VIP guests, including the Lord Mayor of the Gold Coast Tom Tate and Sports Minister Kate Jones.

White event furniture and event styling from and by Valiant Events for a beautiful coastal event theme at the Home of the Art Gold Coast. This was for the Commonwealth Games 2018 Queen's Baton Relay Cocktail Party. 

View from the HOTA stage

We brought this look to life by creating cocktail and lounging arrangements using white and light coloured pieces in grey and pale blue.Furniture was dressed with the use of fresh greenery and vibrant graphic printed cushions to weave in ocean hues. Décor was kept minimal and elegant.

Lounging Arrangements

We created four lounging pods using pieces from our Coastal Collection and from the Calypso lounge set.

Outdoor event furniture to bring a coastal event theme to life. Weaved event lounge furniture for a lovely rustic outdoor event arrangement. 

In this photo (all pieces are only available in our Valiant Brisbane Office): Calypso 4-seater outdoor sofa, Calypso 2-seater outdoor armchair , Calypso Outdoor Coffee Table

Bar and Cocktail Arrangements

Peppered around the space were various sets of bar and cocktail arrangements. We created cocktail dining settings for small groups of 3-4 and larger groups of 8. For those who wished to stand, there were bar tables with no seating scattered between.

White events furniture from Valiant Events for a sophisticated coastal event theme at the Home of the Arts Gold Coast (HOTA). Bar and cocktail set-ups brought together with by white bentwood bar stools, white outline tapas tables, white tulip bar tables, and grey bar stools.

In photo: Panel bar with white panels, custom built backdrop with printed decal and florals

Zooming into the finer styling details

To complete the theme, we topped tables with fresh greenery, light timber details, candles, and custom decals for tapas tables. The cushions were a mixture of white, off-white, light blue, and light seafoam green.

Bar and cocktail arrangements brought to life with white event furniture for a Coastal-themed party.


Outdoor event lounging furniture. 


Bar and cocktail arrangements brought to life with white event furniture for a Coastal-themed party.



The wooden uprights and the unique draped beige ropes perfectly tied in with the coastal theme. It framed the stage area beautifully and was a good focal point.

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Photography: Leah Desborough

Staging: Staging Creations

Florals: Stem Design Florals

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