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Best Wedding Venues in Downtown's Warehouse District

July 5, 2016 by Fara Illich

The Croft Wedding, The Croft Downtown, Gretchen Wakeman Photography

Downtown’s Warehouse District provides a unique urban backdrop for your special day. (Photo: Gretchen Wakeman Photography, The Croft Downtown)

Many of the buildings in downtown’s Warehouse District — with their high ceilings, polished concrete floors, redbrick walls and exposed beams — are attracting tech and creative companies by the droves. But set between hip galleries and chic office spaces, you’ll also find a host of historic, spacious and one-of-a-kind venues, perfect for tying the knot.

The melding of antique austerity with beauty, light and color is becoming a highly sought-after wedding aesthetic. So if you’re looking for something special to match your special day, one of these historic gems is sure to fit the bill.

The Croft Downtown

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Cathedral-style bench seating is availale in the ceremony room, known as the Abbey. (Photo: The Croft Downtown)

What’s to love: On-site professional design and planning services by renowned magic-makers Angelic Grove, a flexible indoor-outdoor space and a gorgeous little “Abbey,” perfect for the ceremony portion of the nuptials. On-site valet parking and security are also available.

Specs: 8,700 square feet and an ultra-modern 2,500-square-foot patio area.

The Duce

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“Where pretty meets gritty and produce meets prohibition” is the fun-loving motto at The Duce. (Photo: The Duce)

What’s to love: A 1928 former produce warehouse — known for its indoor boxing gym, vintage soda fountain, organic cocktails and comfort food — this fun restaurant and watering hole can easily transform into the wedding venue of your dreams. Ping pong tables, corn hole, shuffleboard and foosball add quirky entertainment options to your soirée.

Specs: 14,000 square feet with a dance floor, multiple bars and an outdoor patio.

Events on Jackson

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The expansive, beautifully curated space has made Events on Jackson a popular venue for corporate trainings, charity galas and everything in between. (Photo: Downtown Phoenix Venues)

What’s to love: The original exposed brickwork is still intact from when the two buildings (now joined) were fruit and vegetable warehouses in the early 1900s. Featuring a state-of-the art AV system and upscale finishes, high-tech functionality blends beautifully with the charm of this historic building.

Specs: 24,000 square feet with ample indoor and outdoor space.

The Vintage 45

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Massive garage doors flood the east part of building with natural light during the day and unobstructed views of the Downtown Phoenix skyline at night. (Photo: The Vintage 45)

What’s to love: Built in the 1940s as a heavy equipment company headquarters, the warehouse stays true to its mid-century architecture with the original floor-to-ceiling garage doors and a loading dock on the west side of the building, which is perfect for a food truck. The flexible floor plan features three different main areas that can evolve to meet your needs.

Specs: 19,000 square feet accommodating up to 1,000 guests.

Warehouse215 at Bentley Projects

Sharing a space with the world-renowned Bentley Gallery (and the museum-quality artwork in it) makes for a modern, artsy vibe you can’t get anywhere else. (Photo: Bentley Projects)

What’s to love: Originally a linen laundry dating back to 1918, this renovated warehouse features distinct details such as the original brickwork, high ceilings, unfiltered skylights and wooden bow-truss beams. Bentley Projects is one-half venue and one-half art gallery, so sculptures and other large-format pieces accent the building with beauty and interest.

Specs: 10,000 square feet of interior event space and a 1,500-square-foot patio.