VENUE TYPE: Loft / Warehouse Building

Our Giving Gathering Focused On Changing Our World
The Venue Report
REPORT
No. 27045
VENUE:
VR Headquarters
LOCATION:
Encinitas
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Giving Gathering
Simple & Natural
TVR HQ
REPORTER: The Venue Report

 

2016 has been a year of radical change, uncertainty about our future, and divides of the past resurging and rooting down deeper than ever. With so much affecting the future landscape of our political sphere, environment and humanity, this Thanksgiving - more than ever - is the ideal time to step away from ourselves and reflect on what is happening in the world around us. What worries you? What ignites a spark in you? What can you do to make a positive impact on our future?

Start by shifting your meaning of Thanksgiving to a Giving Gathering - the 'giving' part of this holiday. We know Thanksgiving as a time to reflect inwardly and be thankful for the good in our lives but let's change our intentions to reflect outwardly and focus on giving back when it's more important than ever. While we're still using this time to be thankful, this year rather than writing our 'thankful' notes down, we are writing down ways we want to give. 

We gathered as a team to set our intentions of giving back, celebrate what's to come, and enjoy one another's company. We were inspired by the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest that is wild, natural, and pure. We brought our favorite dishes and recipes to share with each other while discussing causes we're passionate about, how we're getting more involved in our community, and how we're planning on making a positive impact on the world we live in. How are you giving this year?

 

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The Ultimate Wes Anderson Inspired Grand Budapest Hotel Wedding
Jamie Eddy
REPORT
No. 27007
VENUE:
Takk House
LOCATION:
Troy, New York
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Movie Inspired Wedding
Vintage Hotel
Historic Building
REPORTER: Jamie Eddy

Newlyweds Heidi and Frank are both owners and wedding savants of the Takk House. This grand victorian building is retrofitted for any occasion—seriously, the couple is known for making the wildest of requests into reality, and loving every minute of it. When it came time to plan their own wedding, they knew they had to go all out, and that they did.

The aged, vintage feel of the building in combination with repurposed items like an old television turned welcome sign, check in, and concierge desk, made Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" inspired interior to truly come alive. Details of elegant gilded mirrors, historic chandeliers and indoor greenery transport guests back to the 1930s where sipping cocktails, fine dining and jazzing it up on the dance floor was the norm. Heidi and Frank’s innate authenticity and desire to recreate a European hotel escape allowed for their dream wedding to become reality.

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Indigo Inspired Wedding Shoot in One of Anaheim’s Best Kept Secrets
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26982
VENUE:
The Colony House
LOCATION:
Anaheim, California
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Event Facility
Urban Contemporary
In the City
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown


If you’ve been a follower of TVR in the past, you’ve probably come to notice what suckers we are for a great inspirational wedding photo shoot. Never is that more true than when we see a photo session with two impeccably dressed people set up in a space that’s bright, airy, and has a character all its own. And this is exactly that kind of shoot.

A sky-high living wall, loads of natural light, and a gorgeous combination of wood, brick, and modern white textures make Colony House a real stunner. One of Anaheim’s best kept secrets, this venue is the kind of place that makes you want to become a professional event space flipper. Is that a thing? Maybe we should make that a thing! That would certainly make for a fun reality show. Seriously though, the indoor and outdoor spaces both shine here, with options to party in a loft, a courtyard, a modern craftsman style room, or at the adorable bar.

 

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An Atlanta Warehouse Wedding And A Story We Can’t Stop Talking About
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26979
VENUE:
Ambient Plus Studio
LOCATION:
Atlanta, Georgia
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Event Facility
Simple Urban
Natural Light / Open Space
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

 

Known for its incredible art and music scene, unforgettable southern hospitality, and obsession with its football team, Atlanta is easily one of the most entertaining cities south of the Mason Dixon Line. Making it even cooler, quite a few of the industrial digs around town have been revamped into giant, open, light-filled warehouse studios and event venues.

Designed by a photographer with a serious love for perfectly lit spaces, Ambient Plus is just that kind of warehouse venue. Walls of giant windows line the white brick walls framing the room, while rustic wood floors anchor the soaring ceilings. And though any wedding would certainly transform this space into something interesting, this bride crushes it in her coral tulle gown and bold blue hair.

 

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This Family Used a Vintage Motorcycle Collection to Transform An Empty Warehouse Into A Venue!
Alyssa Brown
REPORT
No. 26965
VENUE:
Warehouse: 109
LOCATION:
Plainfield, Illinois
TYPE
STYLE
SETTINGS
Warehouse
Modern Industrial
In the City
REPORTER: Alyssa Brown

What started as an empty warehouse in the Chicago suburbs quickly became this incredibly cool, spacious, open-air venue run by the most charming and creative family. With a few improvements added over time, including the buildout of a custom bar, a catering kitchen, a collection of handmade (by Dad) ceremony benches, and *wait for it* a full wall installation of stacked vintage motorcycles, this mom and pop venue with roll-up glass garage doors has us plotting our next Midwest gathering.

Warehouse 109, this awesome industrial space got its start as a venue after the owners hosted an engagement party for one daughter and a wedding for the other. Fast forward a bit and this is now a truly family-run business. Mom manages staffing while dad keeps the bar stocked and equipment running; one sister handles client coordination and keeps the business on track while the other sister heads up the design and visual scope of events. As one of the sisters puts it, “our family works as a great team, each person fulfilling a role specific to our strengths.” How cute is that!

 

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