03.27.2015 | Garden Party in a Historic Warehouse Space
REPORT
No. 22219
VENUE:
Amy Osaba Event Studio Garden Party
LOCATION:
Atlanta, GA
TYPE
Loft / Warehouse Building
STYLE
Urban Industrial
SETTINGS
Exposed Brick Walls
REPORTER: : Jenny

Rooted in the concept of cultivating a community within the Atlanta event sphere, crazy talented florist, Amy Osaba, opened up a killer event studio in her historic westside warehouse space.  For anyone looking to throw an event flooded with natural light, high ceilings, huge windows and exposed brick, this space is a dream come true.  There’s an authentic artsy feel to the venue that will have most creatives begging to utilize the space for more than just a party or two.

While the venue is also ideal for workshops, community classes, dinner parties, and cocktail parties, photographer Christina McNeill is showing off a rainy day wedding in the space that leaves onlookers with anything but the blues.

 

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Colorful, Intimate Wedding

Friends of Amy’s, the bride and groom ended up in the space at the last minute due to bad weather at the outdoor venue they’d originally booked. 

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03.24.2015 | Industrial Barn Bash at Durham Ranch
REPORT
No. 21191
VENUE:
Farm Feast at Durham Ranch
LOCATION:
St. Helena, Napa Valley, CA.
TYPE
Barn / Farm / Ranch
STYLE
Industrial Barn Bash
SETTINGS
Rolling Ranch Wine Country
REPORTER: : Alyssa

Every once in a while you stumble into the kind of venue that hits all your search parameters: industrial, modern, chic, elegant, minimalist, rustic, etc. And only very rarely does one venue have all those elements you’re looking for in a setting that is totally remote, serene and surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. Durham Ranch is exactly that kind of venue.

 

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As if the beauty of the grounds’ oak trees and olive groves aren’t enough, the property is owned and designed by interior designer Ken Fulk, who was careful to ensure that every space has a natural feel without being over-stylized.

 

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While I was working with Alison Events, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the Paula LeDuc Fine Catering team to produce a wedding for a couple of food industry pros with impeccable taste and style.

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03.19.2015 | Tassels and Tastemakers : Industrial Garden Gathering
REPORT
No. 25056
VENUE:
Garden Party at Smoky Hollow Studios
LOCATION:
Culver City, California
TYPE
Loft / Warehouse Building
STYLE
Industrial Garden Party
SETTINGS
Urban Oasis
REPORTER: : Cortnie

Late last year we were invited to set up the wine station for an event hosted by Be Inspired PR called Tassels and Tastemakers. It was their 3rd event in Los Angeles “to bring together the best in the wedding industry from all over the country and media for one amazing night of dancing, drinks and bites and networking!”  The event was held at one of our venue members, a raw warehouse space in Culver City, California called Smoky Hollow Studios.

 

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The Event 

For this event, the Be Inspired team wanted their Tastemakers to experience what it’s like to be an actual guest for once! The theme was ‘Woodland’ and the colors were a neutral palette of green and white with wood textures. 

 

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03.16.2015 | The Cream Contest – Dinner on the MOON
REPORT
No. 24973
VENUE:
Moon Masquerade at The Book Bindery
LOCATION:
Culver City, California
TYPE
Loft / Warehouse Building
STYLE
Moon Masquerade
SETTINGS
Historic Brick Building
REPORTER: Cortnie

 

Have you ever had dinner on the M O O N ? Well if you were at The Cream Event with us and 1,000 others, you’d have had the chance to dine amongst a table adorned with moon made perfection. We were handing out invitations for our Moon Masquerade and invited guests to snap a photo at our moon booth. The Venue Report finds gathering locations from everywhere under the MOON after all! 

We had a wonderful time meeting fellow venue lovers, gushing about gorgeous gathering locations and of course partying the night away with some big names in the wedding world. Incase you didn’t get a chance to enter our giveaway, or if you haven’t uploaded your picture to insta, you’ve still got time.

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How to enter:
1. Follow us on Instagram @TheVenueReport
2.

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03.06.2015 | Romance + Restoration at this former Blacksmith Shop
REPORT
No. 24289
VENUE:
The Union on 8th
LOCATION:
Georgetown
TYPE
All
STYLE
Urban Cowboy Ballroom
SETTINGS
Rustic Reception
REPORTER: Jake Kilroy

The Report

It’s hard to tell what years it is inside The Union on 8th. As sturdy as an adamantium backbone but as welcoming as a grandmother’s hug, The Union sits on a sleepy corner, waiting to be filled with conversation and laughter. It’s a charming, rustic shell that transforms into whatever it needs to be. Heck, it seems like it’s already been everything under the Texan sun anyway: blacksmith shop, transmission shop, Oldsmobile dealership.

Only 20 minutes north of the heartbeat of downtown Austin, this historic building has been a fixture on the outskirts of the city’s square for over 85 years. The past two years have born witness to a revelry revitalization, converting the space into a chic, warm and welcoming corner of the world, while keeping it’s beautiful bones intact.

The place looks like it was rebuilt by a man with whiskey for blood and refurbished by a woman with bistro lights for eyes. The Union on 8th could be bright and romantic, or it could be moody and thoughtful. Layers of dark wood and wallflower light bulbs adorn the interior, allowing it the ambiance of a rural dance hall where you’d expect to find the phrases “necking” and “goin’ steady” tossed around. Shoot, depending on the event, maybe they will.

Images Courtesy of The Union on Eighth  & Laura Hooper Calligraphy Workshop

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