Post # 1
So my FI and I will be meeting with an events coordinator for a local distillery here in Milwaukee. The price to rent for the entire ceremony and reception will be aroung $600 which is amazing and totally what we were looking for on our smaller budget ($5k).
We can have the ceremony in the Tasting room and our reception in the actual Distillery. I don’t have any good pictures of the rooms but the Tasting room is nice although I am a bit concerned about it being big enough to do a ceremony in and the Distillery is literally a warehouse with everything it takes to make liquor in it LOL
My FI and I both LOVE the idea of having our wedding here because it is different, very Milwaukee and we both love going here for tours and tastings. I am just concerned that by cutting costs on the venue, we will have to spend much more to decorate it.
If this venue doesn’t work then we’ll probaly end up in a park pavillion or something to that extent.
What do you all think?
Post # 3
The joy of having a wedding in an industrial location is the atmosphere.Don’t try to turn it into something other than what it is. I actually think you can spend less on decorations.Enjoy the distillery for what it is. Don’t try to hide or cover up anything.
The surroundings will give you lots of great photo ops.
“Love like a Single Malt” – Scottish Wedding Feature – Images by Imagine Images
Build on the “industrial”atmosphere by including the elements of the distillery- glass,metal, wood,brick. Have your centerpieces provide the hit of color.
Post # 4
Love it! If the distillery falls through, I know that Best Place at the Pabst Brewery (link) also does weddings. We went on a tour there over the summer and it was pretty cute!
Post # 5
OMG that sounds amazing! FI and I would love that!
Post # 6
I think this is a great idea! My only question is if you will have chairs for your guests for the ceremony, since it’s a small space? You can get away with not having them so long as you keep your ceremony short!
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
We were seriously considering having our wedding at a local brewery since we both love beer and homebrew. Sadly, we had to abandon that idea when we realized that people under 21 wouldn’t be able to attend the ceremony or reception.
Post # 9
That’s a pretty cool idea!
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Have you been there? They usually smell pretty awful.
Post # 11
I think a distillery could be a lot of fun… I looked at a few locations that were brewery restuarants but wound up at a winery for budget reasons. The industrial feel will be a nice photo back drop!
Post # 12
Thanks for all of the responses! We both really hope it works out!
@julies1949 – Thanks for the links to other weddings at distilleries. This distillery is REALlY industrial but I think your’s right about keeping the decorations more simple. I was thinking of contrasting the industrial enviroment with a more vintage/rustic/feminine theme to soften the venue.
@OldMrsMcDonald – We want to check that place out too! I’ve looked at their website and it looks really cute! We’ll just have to keep our budget in mind as I am (pretty) sure that they require a certain caterer and we kind of want BBQ from Ashley’s Que (cheaper side and nont traditional caterer) LOL .
@JenGirl I know they will provide chairs but you are right about it maybe being too tight for everyone to sit. Maybe I could do a few chairs for the older crowd and others could stand. We’d do a very short ceremony anyways 🙂
@Christy42213 We have been there many times and it really only smells when the distillery is in full swing. I think it’ll be okay but I will keep it in mind as a question for Saturday! Thanks 🙂
Post # 13
@BrewCityBRIDE2014: I see that you are fairly new to posting on the Bee. Did you know that if you click on “reply” at the end of someone’s message it will automatically direct your response to them? i.e you don’t have to type out @ julies1949.
Post # 14
- Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo
I LOVE this idea! I agree short ceremony and chairs only for old people, and keep decorations simple and either super colorful or super romantic/soft as a contrast. Can I come? 🙂
Post # 15
@julies1949: Oh thanks! I’ll do that from now on.
Post # 16
do it! my venue is a rum factory!!