Monthly Archives: December 2016

4 Facts You May Not Know About The Australian Open

For the 104th edition, the best tennis players around the world gather at Melbourne Park with the biggest games played on the show courts in Hisense Arena and Margaret Court Arena, and centre court at Rod Laver Arena. As the first Grand Slam of the year, 2016 Open Australia will start from January 18 end on January 31.

As partner of the Australia Open for providing event flooring with synthetic grass floor covering, Open Air Events gives you below 4 interesting facts, so this tennis tournament won’t have any more secret for you!

Australian Open History

Australian Open was previously known as Australian Championship and was founded in 1909. We had to wait until 1969 to be renamed into Australian Open.

Surface changes

Prior to 1988, the tournament had been played on grass. Then, since 1988 two types of hard court surfaces has been used. From 1988 to 2007, we used the rebound ace. Since 2008, tennis courts are now covered with plexicushion.

Extreme playing conditions

As the Australian Open is held in January, the hottest month in Melbourne, weather conditions are extreme and topping out at around 40°. 2007 tournament has been recorded as the hottest year. Since then, the Australian Open make use of Extreme Heat Policy which can suspend match when temperature is too high.


For three decades, this tennis tournament has taken place in Melbourne. The Australian Open has provided us with a large number of winning legends: Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Novak Djovokovic.

Whether you are hooked on tennis or simply in Melbourne in January, make sure to book your tickets on time, you won’t be disappointed!

4 Golden Rules For An Ultimate Marquee Wedding

You’ve got engaged, celebrated with friends and family, you fixed the date, but now it is time to plan the big day. You would love to arrange a marquee wedding but you are wondering if marquee is for you? Then let us guide you!

Here at Open Air Events, we really love marquee wedding, because marquee enables you to create the wedding what you really want and you can be sure that your wedding will be unique.  However, we all know that planning a wedding can be stressful but marquee wedding doesn’t necessarily mean more work if you choose the right company. At Open Air Events, we are the one- stop shop for all your wedding hire needs. We are available to help you anywhere and anytime to make this special day unforgettable. Here are our four golden rules for an ultimate marquee wedding:

Find your perfect marquee

Depending on your style, you can choose between a draped or a transparent marquee. A draped marquee is romantic while transparent marquee incorporates the outside landscape into your decor. You should think also about the proper size of your marquee, following the number of your guests

Lighting is the key to bringing out the magic

Lighting immediately adds ambience and mood to your wedding. Contact us today so that we can advise you with the best very lighting options.

Set your dining & Seating requirements

Once you have set your guest list, you should think about the dining & seating requirements. Here at Open Air Events, we provide high equipment at affordable prices. Whether you need to hire chairs, tables, table ware, let’s discuss it with us, we are committed to providing dedicated and personalised service to ensure that wedding will be spectacular.

Think about Flooring

Event Flooring can be very useful. For this big day, most of your lady guests will be wearing their most beautiful heels and flooring some space to create a dancefloor can be a good idea to create a safe party tone. At Open Air Events, we offer a wide range of flooring hire options, such as pro floor, timber floor or even synthetic grass.

Whatever you are planning to do, we will be very pleased to help you to arrange you dream marquee wedding!