Annual Tented Gala

Black & White Ball on The Square

June 26, 2019 ,

A Classic Black & White Ball on The Square

This year’s Ball on The Square, Philadelphia’s annual black-tie summer gala, was inspired by Truman Capote’s legendary 1966 Black & White Ball. Using that famous gala as a reference point, co-chairs Hilarie Morgan and Noele Wein did an incredible job steering the ship and all 500 guests felt their thoughtfulness in every party detail. We congratulate them, as well as our event partners, most especially Constellation, EventQuip, Tom Shaw, and Synergetic Sound & Lighting.

Event Design Details

Brian Kappra, Evantine’s Creative Director, designed this year’s gala environment using modern black & white linens, an elegant mix of contemporary and classic furniture, high and low statuesque vases filled with lush blooms and dramatic decor, a multi-tiered stage, and a large glossy, boldly patterned dance floor. Tom Shaw added artistic displays of balloons in key focal points for added drama.

The Tradition of Philadelphia’s Ball on The Square

Annually held on the third Thursday of June, the Ball on The Square is the Friends of Rittenhouse Square’s largest fundraising event. The summer soiree always takes place in Rittenhouse Square using a network of glamorously decorated tents, marquees, and canopies. All monies raised at the Ball on The Square are used to “preserve, protect, and beautify” Rittenhouse Square Park. The Friends work in a public-private partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. The partnership helps to fund and manage many programs and projects needed to sustain the beauty, history, and safety of our beloved Rittenhouse Square.

{Color photos courtesy of Dola Photography, Black & White by Evantine Design)


{Color photos courtesy of Dola Photography, Black & White by Evantine Design}