Can you call your­self a brave bride? Mod­ern new­ly­weds love out­door cer­e­monies instead of a reg­istry office, first look instead of a bride price and extra­or­di­nary loca­tions for a wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion. A wed­ding in a non-wed­ding place: in a barn, in a ware­house, in a hangar, in a gallery or in a non-work­ing fac­to­ry build­ing — it’s styl­ish, mod­ern and in its own way! In this arti­cle Chan­fash­ion will tell you what to pay atten­tion to when orga­niz­ing a wed­ding in a non-stan­dard place. Is it worth spec­i­fy­ing that the ide­al wed­ding in indus­tri­al style or Rus­tic is cel­e­brat­ed only in this way?

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Ben­e­fits of a ware­house wed­ding:

1 Most often, this is an immense space, with high ceil­ings, ready to freely accom­mo­date more than a hun­dred peo­ple.

2 Rent­ing such a room will cost sev­er­al times cheap­er than a ban­quet hall in a restau­rant, more­over, it is con­sid­ered dai­ly: you will have enough time to dec­o­rate the hall and install all the nec­es­sary equip­ment, fur­ni­ture and appli­ances.

3 You will be able to sur­prise guests not only with the very fact of an unusu­al choice of venue for your wed­ding, but also with its design, as you have absolute free­dom in choos­ing the theme and decor of the hol­i­day.

So, in front of you is a com­plete­ly blank slate on which you can cre­ate the per­fect wed­ding par­ty! At first, the idea itself seems over­whelm­ing — there is a lot to think over, pre­pare, imple­ment. Just don’t pan­ic!

Every cou­ple wants their wed­ding to be an incred­i­ble day and mem­o­rable for every guest. Let’s open a secret: for this it is not nec­es­sary to invite show busi­ness stars or sell your par­ents’ apart­ment for lob­sters and black caviar on the tables! Trans­form the raw space into a place that reflects your cou­ple’s per­son­al­i­ty, your his­to­ry, your pas­sions, your view of the world, and your future togeth­er.
By choos­ing a free space, you can cre­ate a place that has not yet been cre­at­ed before you and will no longer exist. Your spe­cial place.


Many cou­ples con­sid­er raw spaces like an indus­tri­al ware­house, a brew­ery, or even a hangar as a way to avoid over-the-top for­mu­la­ic and vanil­la sen­ti­men­tal­i­ty on their wed­ding day.

What to consider when choosing wedding venues

Your first step in choos­ing a space for your wed­ding is to think about who you are as a cou­ple. What is your high­light? What ignites you and sets you apart from oth­ers? Where and how do you most often spend time togeth­er? What are you dream­ing about? Your wed­ding day may reflect this. Love cycling or snow­board­ing, dream of see­ing Paris or buy­ing a house in the for­est — let this be the theme of the whole hol­i­day. Adding a per­son­al touch will make your wed­ding more than pret­ty Pin­ter­est pic­tures, though Pin­ter­est remains a use­ful place to start.

Site vis­it with a dec­o­ra­tor

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Be sure to vis­it your cho­sen place with your decorator/designer, because no pho­to or room plan can con­vey the real atmos­phere and wall dec­o­ra­tion.
Try to sched­ule your vis­it at the same time as the wed­ding. If it’s going to be an ear­ly cer­e­mo­ny, make sure you make an appoint­ment before noon. If the event takes place in the evening, choose the lat­est time slot. This way you can find out what your place will look like with nat­ur­al light and whether there is enough elec­tric light for the night time.

Space zon­ing

If you need to break up a large space into zones, take note of draped cur­tains or oth­er fab­rics. This is an easy way to trans­form any place. You can also make small dry­wall struc­tures to cre­ate tem­po­rary walls and sep­a­rate a large space.

DIY jew­el­ry
Any­thing is pos­si­ble with an unlim­it­ed bud­get and time. How­ev­er, this rarely hap­pens, so be sure to pri­or­i­tize your bud­get items and time­frames. If you rely on the help of fam­i­ly and friends, find out how much time they are will­ing to devote to cre­at­ing dec­o­ra­tions for your wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion.

Light­ing and acoustics

It must be admit­ted that large rooms rarely boast good light­ing and acoustics, since today there are many ways to cre­ate a mag­i­cal atmos­phere in any place.
If you want to soft­en an indus­tri­al space, con­sid­er dif­fer­ent types of arti­fi­cial light­ing to hide harsh lines and cre­ate a soft­er atmos­phere.
Also con­sid­er that var­i­ous types of music or per­form­ers pro­vide the back­ground for an imag­i­nary stage for the paint­ing cer­e­mo­ny, the start of the ban­quet, and for the enter­tain­ment pro­gram.

Con­ve­nience and com­fort

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Restrooms: pay atten­tion to whether there are toi­lets in the place you have cho­sen and whether it is con­ve­nient to go to them. You may need to arrange tem­po­rary cubi­cles or rent bio-toi­lets.

Heat­ing and air: Regard­less of whether your event will be held indoors or with a ter­race out­side, take care of the com­fort of your fam­i­ly and friends. Take an inter­est in the nat­ur­al tem­per­a­ture inside the space at dif­fer­ent times of the year. And make sure you don’t need any addi­tion­al heat or cool­ing sources.

If your wed­ding is sched­uled for April or Sep­tem­ber, for exam­ple, you may need to look into both cool­ing and heat­ing options depend­ing on the weath­er on your wed­ding day.

Trans­porta­tion: mate­ri­als for the wed­ding itself will need to be deliv­ered the day before, with a mar­gin of time for instal­la­tion. Think about how guests will get to the hol­i­day, whether there are park­ing spaces and whether it can be arranged.

Kitchen: will you have a full work­ing kitchen, or do you pre­fer cater­ing? You may need a sep­a­rate kitchen tent equipped with extra pow­er or a back­up gen­er­a­tor.

Avail­abil­i­ty: do you have hand­i­cap access, with ramps or lifts if need­ed? Does nav­i­ga­tion and inter­net work in your place?

We saw wed­dings in a hangar (the groom and the bride’s father were avi­a­tion enthu­si­asts) and on a work­ing horse farm (the groom’s career was con­nect­ed with hors­es). Both cou­ples in such an unusu­al way want­ed to share their pas­sions and his­to­ry with dear guests.

Every pro­fes­sion­al dec­o­ra­tor will tell you that any place can be a beau­ti­ful, per­son­al­ized back­drop for your wed­ding day. And no mat­ter what space you decide to use for your wed­ding, make your cel­e­bra­tion spe­cial and yours!

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