Looking for non-traditional Rustic/Industrial venue on a budget in PA/NJ/DE

posted 3 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@teacupbride:  The Joseph Ambler Inn fits for a rustic theme. I’m not sure of a price range though, but I have friends who got married there and their pictures came out gorgeous! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’d also check out Beat Street Station. Just from a quick search on The Knot it looks pretty cool and like it would check quite a few of your boxes!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

@teacupbride:  Front in Palmer in Philly. Peche at Sherman Mills in Philly. Lambertville Station Inn in Lambertville NJ

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I think Front and Palmer will be over budget. That’s where we are getting married and while it sounds like it’d be exactly what you’ve described you are looking for, I don’t think you could get it for that price. We also heard great things about Powerpoint. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Newbee

@teacupbride:

Not sure if you’re still looking, but try the Carriage House at Rockwood Park. We were looking for venue as you describe on a simliar budget and guest count and that is where we ended up.  It’s a renovated carriage house, so it has some of the rustic feel (stone, hardwood floors). Greenery Caterers is the exclusive caterer and they do a great job. And you buy your own alcohol, which helps with the budget.

It was surprised how hard it was to  find something in the Delaware Valley in our budget that fit >125 guests that wasn’t a hotel. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I looked into a lot of these places and found them all to be over my budget. Something else to keep in mind with INDUSTRIAL rustic (as opposed to “barn” rustic, like J.Ambler Inn for instance) is that you will need a lot more than you may think as far as decor.  Even if minimalist is what you’re going for, it’s a blank slate that needs to be customized not only to your tastes, but spacially to fit a wedding “flow”

Not that this is what I think your looking for, but I fell in love with Awbury Arboretum.  We’re booked there for 6 months from today.  It’s more of a “un-maricured park” outdoor vibe than industrial for sure, but I decided that I wanted to be outside. I looked at it over Thanksgiving- it’s GOURGOUS in the fall.

My suggestion would be ask around.  Someone you know might allow you to rent a space that they would not usually rent out for a wedding, but can work something out for you.  If you know anyone in comerial real estate, maybe they could lease a space that no one is renting just for a night? 

Just throwin’ it out there! Maybe there’s a bar or resturant that has the vibe your going for? 

Try this site: http://www.phillyspacefinder.com/ rather than party space.  It looks like it has some “untapped” spots.

Good luck, bee! 

*Sorry for any spelling errors- this thing doesnt seem to have spell check? 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The Loft at Jack’s Barn in Oxford, NJ.  That’s my venue – is that too far?  Google it, it’s gorgeous and the owners are great!

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee

Have you had any luck? I am in the exact same boat as you.. exact budget, projected 2015 wedding, same amount of guests, and want the same type of venue. I looked at The Barn on Bridge and I’m in love with it but probably over budget!! Let me know if you come across anything! !

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@teacupbride:  Have you looked at The Barn on Bridge? I have no idea about their pricing, but worth a shot if you like how it looks!

I’m getting married at Normandy Farm, which you also might like?! 

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