Throwing An Industrial Wedding: All The Tips & Tricks For The Perfect Day

An industrial wedding is an unusual theme that will ensure your guests have a unique experience. In fact, it’s very likely that they will not have been to a wedding with this theme before.

If you’d like to embody the industrial aesthetic with your nuptials, Peerspace has some tips and tricks to find a suitable industrial venue and choose the perfect decor and bridalwear for your industrial wedding.

Locating the perfect industrial wedding venue

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How best to find a wedding venue that embodies a modern industrial aesthetic while still feeling romantic and not overly rustic? It can be a fine line to walk, but luckily, you’ve got Peerspace at your fingertips to make the process of finding the perfect space as easy as possible.

Peerspace is the premier website for locating wedding venues as well as other kinds of event venues, creative studios, and more. We connect you to thousands of listings based in hundreds of different cities throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and other regions.

Peerspace’s search tool is incredibly easy to use and has tons of detailed parameters, allowing you to narrow your search down to your exact specifications. That way, you spend less time sorting through irrelevant listings and more time planning your wedding. Or, you can just taking a few extra minutes for the breather you probably need lately!

If you’re not sure what to expect as you seek out your ideal industrial wedding venue, here are a few examples of these kinds of spaces that are available for rent by the hour through Peerspace. Check them out!

Industrial, Rustic Music Hall in the heart of the Distillery District

If you’re planning to have a huge wedding with more than a thousand guests, a massive industrial hall like this one in Lexington, Kentucky is a great choice. As the hosts describe their space, “Our venue is very open with a rustic and industrial feel. Depending on the event it can be dressed up or dressed down.”

The sky’s the limit with this space, which measures 1,100 square feet and was built in the 1800s to be a distillery. It also has two bars – one at the front and one at the back.

Want to seamlessly blend 1920s and industrial? Then you need to check out our post on throwing an Art Deco wedding!

Modern Industrial Event Space

This Chicago-based event space has a long history dating back to the early 1900s, and has recently been renovated. You can enjoy “bringing this little slice of history into a modern more open concept photography studio while maintaining its original industrial vibe”.

It’s not just a photography studio, though – it’s also well suited to hosting all kinds of events, including weddings. The space contains 3,000 square feet of working space and can host up to 100 guests. It comes with a kitchen, bathroom with a full shower, styling station, loading dock, locking storage room, plenty of nearby street parking, and lots more.

Among the dozens of five-star reviews is this glowing comment: “Jeff’s place was absolutely incredible. I had around 60 people for a birthday party and it could not have been better . . . Jeff was super responsive leading up to the event, and Lauran was available during the party to ensure everything went smoothly. Would definitely book again in the future”. Just about all of the reviews are similarly positive and complimentary of the space and its hosts.

Converted Industrial Craft Brewery And Restaurant For Events

Looking for a less minimal industrial vibe, something warmer and more laid back? This converted craft brewery and restaurant is an especially great choice for lovers of craft beer, but it’s versatile enough to suit all sorts of tastes.

According to the hosts of this space, it is “an industrial chic event, bar and restaurant space with custom murals, art, lighting, wood and metal work throughout. Built into the docks of the early 1900s warehouse, the space boasts high open ceilings, large windows and natural light that highlights the wood aging beers throughout the barrel house”. Be sure to take a look at the photos in the listing to get an idea of what this venue feels like!

Decorating for an industrial wedding

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Industrial wedding decor is all about contrasts between the gritty and the glamorous. As described in an article on Here Comes the Guide, “Seemingly unappealing details such as exposed brick, peeling paint, visible pipes, and cement floors look strikingly beautiful when paired with modern wedding décor. A throwback to the industrial revolution, this style mixes unrefined structures with sleek, contemporary design.”

One way you can bring a touch of life to your industrial wedding is with decor that uses greenery, such as branches draped over your wedding arch. It might also be best made with metal or reclaimed wood for a raw feel. You can also use florals in a neutral and/or single color for a similar effect.

Elle Decor also recommends that you emphasize texture in your wedding decor. “With a monochromatic color palette of white, gray and black, texture plays a crucial role in industrial wedding decor”. Using fabrics like velvet, say for your tablecloths, is a perfect way to bring in this kind of texture as well as a luxurious feel.

Need more inspo? Check out this list of 39 industrial wedding decor ideas from Weddingomania.

Bridalwear for your industrial wedding

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As we previously mentioned, one of the coolest elements of an industrial-chic wedding is the opportunity to contrast glamour and grit. We think that your wedding dress and your bridesmaids’ dresses provide a perfect opportunity to bring in some glamour and softness. It can contact the grittier venue and decor.

Consider going with a frilly dress in white or a pastel shade, and with lots of flowy elements. This romantic industrial-vintage wedding shared by Chic Vintage Brides is a great example of a wedding that really leans into that contrast. The “chosen color palette of blush pink, mint, cream and gold, alongside the Summer blooms and mismatched bridesmaid dresses, added more than a hint of softness and romance to their industrial venue.”

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