Post # 1
I haven’t gone venue-visiting yet so far, but Salvage One is one of my final 5 picks from what I’ve seen online. I’d love to hear from some real-world brides/wedding guests though! Has anyone been there for a wedding? Thoughts?
Post # 4
I coordinated a wedding there in October, I would be happy to tell you my thoughts and would also likely be able to put you in touch with the bride who I worked with there. Send me a message if you’d like to chat more!
Post # 5
I’m getting married there next summer (2011). We totally loved how funky it is inside. It’s a little expensive, but you save a lot of money by using their tables and chairs (which don’t necessarily require linens) and you can choose your own caterer. I’m optimistic!
Post # 6
Thanks! If you think of it, would you mind updating with any specific details as you plan your wedding? We’re going to plan a visit this spring, and I’m trying to get as much information as possible now!
Post # 7
Attended a wedding there. Definitely fun and unique! We had a blast and loved all the non traditional decor. One thing was that during the ceremony, they were setting up the reception upstairs and it sounded like they were stomping around upstairs so it was a bit distracting. But other than that, had a blast!
Post # 8
We’re getting married there in August (I can’t believe it is only 6 months away…) and we are SO excited. Scout the internet for pictures for some great decor ideas. We’re using lots of candles, simple flowers in mason jars and renting a photobooth.
What other venues are you thinking about? We looked at Architectural Artifacts as well but it ended up not even comparing to Salvage One.
I think something else to remember when scouting for a venue is realizing that you’re slowly building a theme…I ended up getting the dress I did because it fit the venue and our invites are having a vintage feel to them because of the venue.
Post # 9
Honestly, the only other strong venue contender we have right now is the Newberry Library. It’s a totally different feel, but I love them both!
We also loved A New Leaf, but it’s too small. The Ivy Room and Architectural Artifacts were both too expensive, as was Cafe Brauer. Looove Promontory Point, but it’s too small to hold our reception.
My wedding ideas are definitely totally different for Newberry or Salvage One since they’re such different spaces. But that’s half the fun!
Let me know if you have any advice about Salvage One, it’s always good to hear. 🙂
And I think I have pretty much every picture. I’ve Googled pages of “Salvage One wedding” and have a whole IPhoto folder of it!
Post # 10
We are having our wedding there in October of 2011 and I just loved the ambiance and layout of the space.We are doing our entire wedding there (ceremony and reception) and can’t wait to plan out all the different elements. It is also where my fiance proposed so we couldn’t really see getting married anywhere else. Definitely decide soon, I wanted a date in September of 2011 and they were already booked for most dates in the summer and fall 17 months in advance!
Post # 11
I just got married there last weekend! The venue was PERFECT and pretty much every single guest complimented it. It was set up very beautifully and everything was convenient and comfortable. We had guests playing pool and foosball downstairs 🙂 The long bars downstairs and upstairs were much appreciated. And even though we were small-ish (120 guests) it didn’t feel too big (although I think you could comfortably fit 200+).
Let me know if you have any specific questions!
Post # 12
I’m getting married there in two months!
Did you get ready in the bridal suite? I wanted to do hair/makeup there but am concerned it’s going to be too hot.
Also, was the downstairs hot without A/C, or okay? Was there anything you wish you would have done there? Or that you wish you didn’t do? Did they put grass on that clay gravel stuff outside yet?
I would LOVE to see pics of your wedding there! We will be having 130 (hopefully! RSVPs are coming in now).
Sorry for the billion questions!! Just excited.
Post # 13
Congratulations on possibly picking out your venue, looks like a lot of people have had their weddings there. Good luck!
Post # 14
Hi jen33! The bridal suite was sort of a headquarters for us during the afternoon, it was a bit warm but not too bad. Actually the whole building felt too warm while we were running around setting up, but we asked them to turn up the AC (on the 2nd floor) and that helped a lot. The first floor was maybe a tiny bit warmer than I would have liked for our cocktail hour, but it wasn’t a big deal. And it was a very sunny warm day!
If you’re looking for a place to do your hair, I went to Tsubo salon which is literally across the street, it’s much cheaper than having someone come to you, and they did a great job!
I’m not sure about the grass outside b/c we did our ceremony inside (which was very beautiful, they did a great job with that space)
What we did/didn’t do…. downstairs, we literally did nothing. We put up a poster with the schedule of the night and a poster with photos, that was it. The space is so full that it doesn’t really need decorating. Oh, we had a chuppah for our ceremony, which looked very nice in the space.
Upstairs…. We got table runners (which I really recommend rather than cloths so that you can see all the different tables) and I made origami centerpieces, and we put candles all along the windows. So, not that much decorating, but it worked well! There’s nothing that I would have changed. I would just say that I’m really glad we did funky/casual decorations rather than traditional florals, I think it worked well in the space, but I think anything goes since the space is so eclectic. We also had a garland of photos strung along the wall, and a desk set up with a guest book and a typewriter for messages.
I don’t have any photos yet, I’ll come back and post in a few days! In the meantime let me know if you have more questions 🙂
Post # 15
Thanks! I really like your oragami idea. We’re putting flowers in mason jars and old vintage glasswear on the tables upstairs and no runners. And lots of candles!
Thanks SO much for the hair recommendation. We’re doing our makeup onsite but I still haven’t found a hair person yet.
Congrats on your marriage!!
Post # 16
We just toured yesterday and LOVE IT. It’s absolutely perfect!
For all you Salvage One brides, did you have outside ceremonies? How many guests did you fit out there? Did they all have seating? I know we’d have to rent chairs, but we’re okay with that.