Wedding Date and Venue
Hi friends!! Happy New Year! I hope that 2012 is an amazing year for each and every one of you :D.
So, I wanted to update you guys on the wedding front: Chris and I have a wedding date and a venue!! We will be getting married toward the end of June 2013 :D.
Last Friday, we went to check out a wedding and reception venue in downtown Columbus, OH. When we got engaged, I immediately started looking at potential venues online. Chris and I both agreed that we didn’t want our reception to be in a ballroom type place.
After browsing pinterest and wedding websites I really came to like rustic style weddings. But, I also don’t want anything that is too country/rustic….rather I want something that is somewhat rustic, fun, and elegant- and yes I believe that a wedding can be a mix of all three of those things :).
Somehow, and thankfully, I found out that there is a wedding and reception venue in the old Smith Bros’ Hardware building downtown. We loved this place so much that we didn’t even want to check out other places. Plus, there were dates in the summer of 2013 that were already taken so we needed to make a decision fairly quickly. Good thing we both loved it!
The Smith Bros’ Hardware building is an historic site and was renovated not too long ago. The main hardware building houses offices while the two side buildings are wedding and reception venues. The venues are part of the company dock580 and we got to check out both of them. We absolutely LOVED them both but ultimately decided to go with The Venue instead of The Loft because it has outdoor space and that is perfect for an early summer wedding :).
This will be the courtyard where Chris and I have our wedding ceremony.
Here is a different view of it with our reception building in the background.
Here are a couple of pics of the inside of the building that I snapped while we were touring it. Chris and I both really love all of the exposed brick and beams. It’s hard to see in these pictures but there are white Christmas lights strung everywhere which will be so incredibly pretty when they are lit up!
Here are a couple of pics I found of previous weddings that were held at this location. Seriously, I’m in love with this place!
Inside of the venue is where the dinner and dancing will occur. Outside, weather permitting of course, we will have the bar set up and the courtyard is where our ceremony will happen. You can’t see it in these pictures, but when you look out over the terrace railings you get a really pretty view of downtown Columbus- it will be awesome at night when the skyline is all lit up!
Ahh I’m so excited that Chris and I have a wedding date and a venue! I can’t wait to marry my best friend :D.
If you’re married, how did you decide where to hold the wedding and reception?
If you aren’t married, what kind of place do you want your venue to be?