Post # 1
I am looking at both Salvage One and Architectural Artifacts for a late summer 2013 wedding. My budget it going to be tight for these venues and I want to know the following:
- Can I host about 220 at Salvage One for 55K? I don’t want many flowers and am willing to cut costs by possibly doing a buffet for food.
- Architectural Artifacts is cheaper to rent but will the table/chair venues end up mitigating that savings?
- What have your experiences been like at Salvage One? What vendors have you used and what was your approximate budget?
I love these spaces (especially Salvage One) and I hope I can make it work 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago
@sundaystyles: just sent you a PM, but wanted to bump your post. 🙂 I think not having to rent tables/chairs, and linen for Salvage One makes a HUGE difference. Also, Sara, the contact at S1, is such a great girl!
Post # 4
Is Salvage One available in late summer 2013? My friend just got engaged and they told her they were booked through fall of 2013!
Post # 6
@AshleyR83: We are having it on a Sunday–that’s how we will get in for Summer 2013. For Saturday nights I believe they are booked until November. Your friend got the correct info!
Thank JBing–got your message and responded. Thanks! I’ve heard from others that Sara is excellent and I’m glad that you have had the same experience.
Will check your message in a second, acee. Thanks!
It is my first week on this board and I’m already so grateful for the help.
Post # 7
Our wedding is at Salvage One and our budget is 25K, so you can totally do it. And Sarah is awesome. We loved working with her!
As for dates it’s available, I think it’s booked up until December of 2013. When we booked in January, we were the last September date open until late October.
Post # 8
@ohmybears48: Great! I’m glad to hear that you have a reasonable budget–how many guests are you expecting or inviting?
They are definitely booked until December for Saturdays in 2013 but we’re doing a Sunday which helped a lot. Luckily, Brandy said the date I want is availble. I just need to make sure I can make the budget work 🙂
Post # 9
@sundaystyles: We’re having 140-150 people with Goose Island catering. We’re saving money by not having flower centerpieces (doing the candle uplighting for a “Chicago at Night” theme) and going a little more low key on photographers.
I think the best part of the space is that the tables and chairs come with it and it’s so beautifully decoarted you really dont need to do a thing. Oh, and the BAR. Getting to bring our own liquour (though Goose Island is bringing beer as part of our package) is saving us a TON. We are thinking that we will spend about $175/person in the end.