Classic Stanchions & Ropes

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Stanchion Ropes

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Classic Metal Post Stanchions

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Sign Top Frames For Classic Stanchions

Classic post and rope stanchions help maintain organized line formation and foot traffic without interrupting the aesthetics of special event spaces, museums, and theaters. Our collection of classic post and rope stanchions includes a variety of post types, installation types, and stanchion rope types. This gives customers an ability to tailor stanchions for their specific VIP event or venue style. Our classic stanchion post and ropes are sold individually or can be purchased in post and rope kits for easy set-up.
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Classic Stanchions & Ropes


Velvet Rope Stanchion Barriers Product Highlights and Frequently Asked Questions?

Red carpet and VIP events in venues like wedding halls, theaters, and universities often require extra attention to aesthetics. A simple stanchion with a standard black post and retractable belt may be the most common crowd control stanchion for certain occasions, but for VIP, red carpet events, event planners prefer something which does not interrupt interior design schemes. For special occasions like these, velvet rope stanchions create effective barriers without interrupting interior design.

Here are some of the features a customer should keep in mind as they shop for velvet rope barriers...

Velvet Stanchion Rope Features and Benefits:

Classic post and velvet rope stanchion barrier kits typically include a polished stanchion post with a decorative finial on the top and a sturdy velvet rope draped between, clipped to the top of a pair of matching posts.

What makes these simple velvet rope stanchions so effective is that the ropes are designed with sturdy cores which allow the velvet ropes to drape in a smooth arc. While red velvet ropes may be the most iconic of these velvet rope barriers, these ropes come in a wide variety of colors and materials, not just velvet. 

Below, you can review the velvet stanchion rope types for sale at Crowd Control Warehouse:

Velvet Stanchion Rope Barrier Types

Rope Barrier Colors Stanchion ropes are available in the popular red and black as well as green, maroon, purple, blue, yellow, and natural hemp.
Rope Barrier Materials Stanchion ropes are available in velvet style, leather style, plastic, woven plastic, and hemp.
Rope Barrier Lengths 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 foot rope lengths.


Classic Stanchion Post Features and Benefits:

Classic stanchion posts contribute to an elegant VIP look as well. While these classic stanchion posts are available in a neutral black color, polished finishes like polished brass and polished silver are more common. In addition to this, decorative finial tops can make these posts even more reminiscent of classic red carpet events. 

Below, you can review the classic stanchion post types for sale at Crowd Control Warehouse:

Stanchion Post Types

Classic Stanchion Post Colors Post finishes in polished or satin stainless steel, polished or satin brass, or elegant black.
Stanchion Post Top Styles Ball Top, Crown/Urn Top, or Flat Top styles.
Stanchion Post Base Styles Flat or decorative dome style bases.


Looking for a velvet rope stanchion kit? Here are some Frequently Asked Questions to help

Velvet rope barrier stanchions are available for sale at Crowd Control Warehouse in convenient kits. These kits include all the post and rope pieces you'd need to create ticketing lines, checkout lines, and more crowd control barrier types.

Here are some frequently asked questions below:

  1. Q: How can I include signage to a classic stanchion post?
    A: Small holes can be placed in the top of stanchion posts to accommodate the placement of signs on top of the stanchion post. This allows for the stanchion post to conveniently double as a sign post and adds clarity for customers to identify entrances and exists for waiting lines.

  2. Q: How many pieces are included in classic velvet rope stanchion kits?
    A: Velvet rope stanchion kits come in a wide variety of sizes depending on your rope barrier needs. Typically you'll receive one fewer rope than the number of posts, since each single rope needs 2 posts to clip into. Then, if you'd like signage included, you can include 1 vertical or horizontal sign frame to fit on top.

  3. Q: How far apart should I space the posts of my stanchion post and rope kit?
    A: Assuming your stanchion rope measures 6 ft in length, your stanchion posts should be spaced out about 5.5 ft apart. Of course you should adjust this to your taste, but 5 or 6 inches of slack in a 6 foot rope should allow a fairly natural looking draping effect. This should also give you an idea of how many stanchions you need for a given space. For instance if you are trying to supply stanchions for both sides of a 35 foot hallway, you would want about 12 stanchions (6 for each side) and 10 stanchion ropes (5 for each side).

  4. Q: What is included in a standard stanchion post and rope kit? 
    A: Our stanchion kits typically include two stanchion posts and one stanchion rope. We also have kits which include one sign topper in addition to these two stanchion posts and single stanchion rope. 

Crowd Control Ropes for Weddings

With sites like Pinterest providing infinite DIY inspiration and social media putting more and more emphasis on visual presentation, America’s newlyweds are starting to think outside of the box when planning their special day. Popular wedding site “The Knot” has some interesting research to demonstrate this. Over the last decade for instance the percent of weddings hosted in standard religious institutions has gone from 41% down to just 22%. Even banquet halls dropped in popularity among newlyweds, dropping from 27% to 17%. On the contrary, unique venues like barns rose in popularity from 2% to 15%.But as newlyweds get creative with their wedding venues, they’re not compromising the guest experience, even as they move their weddings from churches to barns. In fact, the average per-guest expense rose in the last decade from ~$194/guest to ~$268/guest.

Behind every Instagram-perfect wedding is a wedding planner working behind the scenes to make these farms, ranches, historical homes and even backyards shine just as spectacularly as banquet halls, churches, and other traditional event venues. Velvet rope stanchions with classic posts are an easy way to achieve a VIP red-carpet look. Newlyweds use these classic post and rope stanchions for everything from photo booths, “selfie stations”, sundae bars, reception lines, and even to create the traditional aisle for the bride and groom in outdoor settings. These vip rope barriers go a long way towards transforming these ordinary environments into formal venues.

Creating VIP Red Carpet Events With Velvet Rope Stanchions

Weddings aren’t the only events affected by the realities of social media. Corporate event planners and event venues are recognizing the opportunity for exposure created by this photo-sharing culture. To keep up with this trend, they’ve begun implementing customized event hashtags for everything from conferences to Christmas parties. The hashtag “#redcarpetevent” has more than 70,000 uses on instagram, for example. However, this increased exposure brings increased pressure to pull off a flawless red carpet experience.

One way that these private events are attempting to keep up with the high-class, red carpet ambiance is by implementing “press walls”, also appropriately nicknamed the “step and repeat” wall. These are the banners decorated with sponsor logos positioned along the red carpet at the entrance of a gala, banquet, or other special event. Attendees stop in front of this wall for photographs. Another staple of the VIP red-carpet look is, of course, red carpet stanchions. Simple as they may be in structure with simple but elegant velvet ropes connecting polished decorative posts, these velvet rope barriers have been the iconic staple of red carpet, VIP events since the days of Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. The classic post and rope stanchion is such a staple of hollywood’s red carpet events in fact that weddings and proms adopting hollywood themes need only these red rope stanchions and red carpets to achieve the look.

Use Cases For Classic Post and Velvet Rope Stanchions

  • Proms
  • Weddings
  • Corporate events and parties
  • Private red carpet events
  • Museums
  • Concert halls and event venues
  • Theaters
  • Night Clubs
  • Velvet Rope Stanchion Benefits

  • Elegant aesthetic with polished posts and velvet ropes
  • Light-weight portability
  • Multiple decorative styles
  • Universal full-circumference rope receiver for velvet rope attachment from any direction
  • Easy set up and tear-down
  • Available with sturdy, weighted concrete base
  • Available with threaded hole for sign-top attachment