Event Arches

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Stretch Shapes’ Event Arches are one of the most practical and versatile products we’ve manufactured. Event Arches have a contemporary aesthetic, durable construction, and are easy to set up. They’re perfect solutions for any event. From a festival event entrance to a stage design element, our Event Arches can be designed for a variety of needs that are in high-demand for today’s live-event industry.

What can you use an Event Arch for?

The sky is the limit when it comes to using your Event Arch. You can order Event Arches in bright white or 15 other vivid colors upon request. Regardless of the color, your arch display will take center stage. If you need ideas on how to use an Event Arch, check out the list below.

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Typical Event Arch Uses:

  • Stage Backdrops
  • Church Displays
  • Concert Stage Backdrops
  • Product Launches
  • Press Conference Backdrops
  • Custom Stage Backdrops
  • Theatre Backdrops
  • Passageways Into Events
  • Convention Centers
  • Stage Design
  • Framing DJ Booths
  • Special Event Entrances
  • Festival Entrances
  • Private Events
  • Ceremonies
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Tunnel Passageways
  • Presentations
  • Awards
  • Framing in Speakers on Stage
  • Opening Acts
  • Presenting New Products or People
  • Event Entryway
  • Prom Entryway
  • Photo Backdrop
  • Wedding Backdrops
  • Wedding Party Entryway

We also have clients who use Event Arches as a projection surface. However, if projection isn’t your forte, simply add lighting to your white Event Arch for brilliant effects. Simply put, Event Arches are a revolutionary product that can be used for multiple events including, but not limited to trade shows, press conferences, weddings, summits, conferences, expositions, talk shows, presentations, church events and more.

IFR Stretch Fabric

We manufacture our Event Arches with premium stain-resistant stretch fabric. This stretchy fabric, or tension fabric as it is also referred to, is inherently flame retardant (IFR) and is engineered for durability, safety, and high-performance stretch. Our fabric is equipped with a quick zipper installation feature which easily guides the fabric into the correct place. Our fabric is 90% polyester and 10% spandex which makes application of this fabric easy. We use our specially-calculated stretch ratios to ensure your Event Arch skin is magnificently wrinkle-free when installed. The end result is a perfectly upright frame with a flawless fabric skin.

Frames, Fabrication, and Sizing

Our Event Arches can be custom manufactured in any size you need.

The event industry was long overdue for an upgrade when it comes to frame construction. Many of the basic frames consist of button-stop joints that yield a product that sways and is typically used once before retiring to the landfill. We strive to reduce unnecessary waste, so we’ve revolutionized the run-of-the-mill frame to create a high-quality frame that is stout in its construction and can stand the test of time. Rather than throwing this frame into the landfill, it can be reskinned and reused without fail.

Our frames are made with robust 2” anodized aluminum tube with a 1/8” thick aluminum wall. Due to the thick walls and girthy frame, your arch will remain true to form. Rather than using button-stop joints, our frames bolt together using a flush mount machine grade threaded insert. The bolts are screwed into the frame, fitting flush against the frame, and firmly securing each piece in place.

And with every Event Arch order, appropriately sized baseplates are also included as needed.

Ordering an Event Arch

You’re unique and so is your order. To purchase an Event Arch for your next event, please contact our sales department via our toll-free number or use our lightning-fast online quote system. Your relationship manager will be in contact with you every step of the way leading up to your event to answer any questions you may have.

Stretch Shapes can turn any size order of Event Arches around within 12 to 20 business days at max. Need it sooner? No problem! Check out our rush options to see which one works best for you.

Stretch Shapes’ Event Arches are one of the most practical and versatile products we’ve manufactured. Event Arches have a contemporary aesthetic, durable construction, and are easy to set up. They’re perfect solutions for any event. From a festival event entrance to a stage design element, our Event Arches can be designed for a variety of needs that are in high-demand for today’s live-event industry.

Read more

What can you use an Event Arch for?

The sky is the limit when it comes to using your Event Arch. You can order Event Arches in bright white or 15 other vivid colors upon request. Regardless of the color, your arch display will take center stage. If you need ideas on how to use an Event Arch, check out the list below.

Typical Event Arch Uses:

  • Stage Backdrops
  • Church Displays
  • Concert Stage Backdrops
  • Product Launches
  • Press Conference Backdrops
  • Custom Stage Backdrops
  • Theatre Backdrops
  • Passageways Into Events
  • Convention Centers
  • Stage Design
  • Framing DJ Booths
  • Special Event Entrances
  • Festival Entrances
  • Private Events
  • Ceremonies
  • Bar Mitzvah
  • Tunnel Passageways
  • Presentations
  • Awards
  • Framing in Speakers on Stage
  • Opening Acts
  • Presenting New Products or People
  • Event Entryway
  • Prom Entryway
  • Photo Backdrop
  • Wedding Backdrops
  • Wedding Party Entryway

We also have clients who use Event Arches as a projection surface. However, if projection isn’t your forte, simply add lighting to your white Event Arch for brilliant effects. Simply put, Event Arches are a revolutionary product that can be used for multiple events including, but not limited to trade shows, press conferences, weddings, summits, conferences, expositions, talk shows, presentations, church events and more.

IFR Stretch Fabric

We manufacture our Event Arches with premium stain-resistant stretch fabric. This stretchy fabric, or tension fabric as it is also referred to, is inherently flame retardant (IFR) and is engineered for durability, safety, and high-performance stretch. Our fabric is equipped with a quick zipper installation feature which easily guides the fabric into the correct place. Our fabric is 90% polyester and 10% spandex which makes application of this fabric easy. We use our specially-calculated stretch ratios to ensure your Event Arch skin is magnificently wrinkle-free when installed. The end result is a perfectly upright frame with a flawless fabric skin.

Frames, Fabrication, and Sizing

Our Event Arches can be custom manufactured in any size you need.

The event industry was long overdue for an upgrade when it comes to frame construction. Many of the basic frames consist of button-stop joints that yield a product that sways and is typically used once before retiring to the landfill. We strive to reduce unnecessary waste, so we’ve revolutionized the run-of-the-mill frame to create a high-quality frame that is stout in its construction and can stand the test of time. Rather than throwing this frame into the landfill, it can be reskinned and reused without fail.

Our frames are made with robust 2” anodized aluminum tube with a 1/8” thick aluminum wall. Due to the thick walls and girthy frame, your arch will remain true to form. Rather than using button-stop joints, our frames bolt together using a flush mount machine grade threaded insert. The bolts are screwed into the frame, fitting flush against the frame, and firmly securing each piece in place.

And with every Event Arch order, appropriately sized baseplates are also included as needed.

Ordering an Event Arch

You’re unique and so is your order. To purchase an Event Arch for your next event, please contact our sales department via our toll-free number or use our lightning-fast online quote system. Your relationship manager will be in contact with you every step of the way leading up to your event to answer any questions you may have.

Stretch Shapes can turn any size order of Event Arches around within 12 to 20 business days at max. Need it sooner? No problem! Check out our rush options to see which one works best for you.

Stretch Shapes' standard six styles of Event Arches. Left to right: Portal, Shell, Rainbow, Horseshoe, Tube and Bridge

A Gateway to Success

  • Make an Event Arch the focal point of your next event! Shop the selection of event arches here
  • Event Arches are typically used for stage framing design, festival entrances, trade show booth design, brand activations, product launches, weddings, stage sets, special event entrances, church stage design, tunnel passageways, and more!
A Shell Event Arch lit with violet lighting

Frame & Fabrication

  • Frames are made with 2” anodized aluminum tubes
  • Event Arches can be custom made to nearly any size imaginable
  • Each frame is handcrafted to order by our fabrication team
  • Frames are reusable and built to stand the test of time
  • Frames are bolted together for stout construction versus ball and joint application
  • Reuse your frame and reorder fabric skins replacements as desired
On the left, a photo showing how an Event Arch connects to a base plate. On the right, a bare Portal Event Arch frame.

Stretch Fabric Skins

  • We use premium IFR (Inherently Flame Retardant) stretch fabric
  • Fabric passes NFPA 701, CSFM Title 19 & ASTM E84 and is designed for safety, durability and high-performance stretch
  • The fabric is a great canvas for external lighting or projection
  • Stretch fabric is installed with ease and less struggle
  • Packs down small when not in use
  • Our stretch ratio is designed to create a wrinkle-free environment every time
  • Quick zip installation makes it easy to guide the fabric in place
On the left, a Shell Event Arch covered in white fabric. On the right, a closeup of the foot of the covered Event Arch joining to the base plates.

Printed Event Arches

  • Add branding to your Event Arch using our dye sublimation printing process
  • Prints are high-resolution and photo-realistic
  • Create an Event Arch that can be used as a colorful and artistic gateway, tunnel, or stage portal
  • Perfect for designing custom trade show booths, brand activations, and stage sets
  • Incorporate branded promotional items with printed logos — great for product launches, product marketing, and corporate events
  • Pantone color matching available upon request
A pair of printed Rainbow Event Arches for Wonderbus; one purple with the Wonderbus logo, the other with an orange and purple lava-like pattern.

Event Arches Installation

  • Frame pieces are clearly labeled making assembly intuitive and easy. View our install videos here
  • A team of 2-4 people can complete setup in 15 mins to 1 hr depending on the arch type
  • Arches are engineered for an efficient setup/teardown
  • Minimal tool requirements: typically, a ladder and screwdriver
  • Arches are self-supporting with minimal need for additional weight. No ground-invasive staking procedure needed
A white Horseshoe Event Arch

Easy Ordering and Quick Lead Times

  • Choose from a selection of Event Arch styles
  • Receive a lightning fast quote through our sales department
  • Event Arches can be customized to nearly any size imaginable
  • Stretch Shapes can fulfill any size order of Event Arches within 12 to 20 business days
  • Need it yesterday? Check out our rush options!
A pair of Stretch Shapes employees assembling an Event Arch. On the right, the crate your Event Arch will ship in, measuring 8 feet 1 inches long, 2 feet 1 inches wide, and 2 feet 7 inches tall.