Stanchions have been a popular crowd control solution for decades. From grocery stores and libraries to clubs and huge event venues, stanchions help keep crowds organized and can direct foot traffic in an orderly manner. Many modern businesses and events choose to use a retractable stanchion as a more permanent solution to their crowd control needs. But if you’re looking for something that will add a touch of class, velvet rope stanchions are the way to go. Here’s all you need to know about velvet rope stanchions.

Common Uses

Obviously, the purpose of a velvet rope stanchion is much the same as any other stanchion—controlling crowds and organizing lines. But there are certain types of businesses and events that more commonly use velvet rope stanchions over other types of crowd control. This is because these places want to give off a classy, high-end vibe, and velvet ropes add that extra touch that coordinates with other high-end décor. Common places that use this type of stanchion include:

  • High-end restaurants
  • Nightclubs
  • VIP areas at events
  • Cinemas and theaters
  • Car shows
  • Museums
  • Luxury lounges in airports

A velvet rope and shining post immediately give the impression that this area is for select individuals only. If you want to give off a vibe of exclusivity, style, and class at your business or event, this type of stanchion may be your best option.

Swag Matters

When measuring for velvet rope stanchions, it’s important to account for swag—the amount of drooping or hanging that you want the rope to do in between the poles. It’s important to have a somewhat consistent swag for each rope to give a uniform look. If you haven’t ordered your stanchions yet, use a pole and piece of rope or string to determine just how many stanchions and ropes you’ll need for your space while accounting for the right amount of swag in the rope.

Color Options

While red velvet is the most traditional look for velvet rope stanchions, you actually do have different options when it comes to the color of your ropes. Pick something that will tie your space together. If the décor is blue, choose blue velvet. If you have a lot of neutral tones and wood in your venue, green might be a good option. And of course, there’s nothing wrong with going with the classic red.

Metal Options

Finally, be aware that you have options for different metals too. Typically, you want your posts to match the metal ends of your velvet ropes, so pay attention to those details. You’ll want to look at not only the color of the metal ends but the type of finish. Most metals come in either polished (shiny) finishes or satin (matte) finishes, so make sure to choose the right color and the right finish for a cohesive, uniform look.

If you’re planning an event or need stanchions for your place of business, it’s important to consider all of your options for crowd control. Retractable belt stanchions may be an efficient solution, but they do lack personality. If you want something that’s in a higher class and adds some elegance to your space, give us a call and ask about our available velvet rope stanchions.