Best Wedding Venues in Downtown's Warehouse District
July 5, 2016 by Fara Illich
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.