The industrial wedding trend has been hugely popular in recent years; ideal for stylish, modern couples who want to show their individuality and break free from the more traditional venues and themes. Industrial style weddings are great for those wanting to get creative and put their own stamp on the day, and are equally as effective as a setting for a more minimalistic theme. Here are our tips on how to create the perfect backdrop for a wedding which, whichever style suits, exudes industrial chic.
Choosing a venue for your industrial wedding
The beauty of an industrial wedding is the freedom it gives you when picking a venue. There’s no need to stick to the traditional venue options, as unusual spaces and unique locations are the best choice for this style of wedding. Think empty warehouses, galleries, factories and loft spaces- these locations work as the perfect blank canvas to add your own personal style, and often feature great characteristics such as exposed brick walls, industrial lights and metal pipes which make for perfect photo opportunities. Try to avoid venues which are too ornate- the more simplistic the better when it comes to this trend.
Many industrial locations are available for ‘dry hire’, which means you’ll need to organise everything apart from the space, including catering, furnishings, bar and decorations. There are, however, venues which offer an industrial space but can also take care of everything else too, for a much more stress-free wedding planning experience!
Industrial wedding décor
When it comes to decorating your wedding venue for an industrial theme, anything goes. Mix and match your decorations for a real quirky feel, or keep everything simple for a minimalistic, clean look.
Using metals throughout your décor will really bring your theme to life. Think mis-matched candlesticks and metal table numbers, which will really help to tie the whole theme together. Introduce copper to your décor for an edgy but very fashionable take on the industrial trend.
Strings of lights look breath-taking in industrial spaces, but rather than pretty, twinkling lights, opt for Edison bulbs, which will fit the theme perfectly. Drape them above the dance floor, or create a stunning backdrop by covering an exposed brick wall.
The best colour schemes for an industrial wedding
Understated colour palettes work best for industrial weddings- pale pinks, pastels and ivory create the perfect contrast to the industrial, unpolished setting. If you want to add a punch of colour, using a single shade such as yellow or magenta will add a modern and stylish ‘pop’ against the more rustic backdrop.
Using lots of greenery and foliage throughout the venue is an easy way to introduce a botanical vibe, whilst maintaining a simple and modern look which will complement your chic, industrial theme.
Industrial weddings at The Brewery
Occupying the site of the former Whitbread brewery, The Brewery is an obvious choice if you’re looking to organise an industrial themed wedding. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies in every room, choose the Porter Tun with its exposed timber roof and brick walls, or The Smeaton Vaults which was originally used for storing beer and is complete with copper pipes around the walls. Each room offers unique features which really set the venue apart from the rest. Not only is the venue truly unique, we also have a dedicated wedding planner at hand to take care of every detail of your day, no matter what the theme!
If you’d like to find out more about hiring The Brewery for your wedding, get in touch with us today.