Style Guide: Havana Nights | Event Styling Inspiration


If you love bright bursts of colour paired with tropical vibes and retro influences, this style guide is for you! Havana Nights is one of our favourite event themes, and can be easily achieved with our range here at Hampton Event Hire.

Whether you’re planning a wedding or corporate event, read on as we share our tips for styling the ultimate Havana-inspired celebration (including our top furniture picks to recreate this look!).

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Havana Nights: Colour Palette

Be inspired by the bright, bold colours of Havana when creating your colour palette. Think: rich papaya reds, deep blues, hot pinks, lilacs and yellows, paired with crisp whites or warm timber tones to add contrast. Pops of pastels and some fresh greenery also work beautifully to tie this tropical theme together. For an elevated look, consider incorporating some gold or bronze tones throughout your decor and styling elements.

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Havana Nights: Furniture and Decor

When choosing furniture for a Havana-inspired event, opt for fun, colourful pieces with a retro twist. 

For a cocktail event, use our Havana lounges and ottomans in a mix of colours, paired with our white timber gazebos to create intimate breakout areas. Our wire round serving bar is ideal for adding a hint of luxe, or our custom 3-panel bar can be used to bring your event colours to life.

For a sit-down event, pair our white feasting tables with our Havana chairs in Papaya or Sky Blue. Complete your tablescapes with our white dinner plates, gold or silver cutlery, and blush or dusty rose linen napkins for a pop of subtle colour. Then, create the ultimate photo moment with our beautiful Havana Swing or circle wire backdrops!

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Havana Nights: Flowers and Styling

Bold and whimsical floral arrangements work beautifully for a colourful Havana theme. Opt for a mix of bright florals in retro vases, and consider incorporating fresh fruits like pineapples or coconuts for a tropical element. You could even hire some large potted palms to scatter around the venue!

Continue the retro influences with bold stationery in playful shapes and prints, and complete your tablescapes with sculptured candles in a variety of complementary colours, or fresh palm leaves for a more organic look.

For food and drink, we love the idea of styling a tropical grazing platter on a bed of palm leaves, or create a Havana-inspired cocktail to serve throughout the event in colourful glassware.

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Image via VC Media / Design by Splash Events
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Havana Nights: Get The Look

Love this fun, vibrant look? Recreate this theme for your wedding or event with the following furniture and decor picks from our range at Hampton Event Hire. Based on the Gold Coast, we supply wedding and event furniture hire right across Brisbane, Byron Bay, the Tweed Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond.

Need some assistance? Get in touch with our friendly team who can help you create the perfect furniture plan for your event.

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