REAL ADVICE FROM A REAL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL
We recently had the pleasure of meeting Jeffery, the venue manager running the show over at the modern and rustic loft space, Gallery 1028. As two girls raised in a loft in Printer's Row, this space made us feel right at home, with its gorgeous exposed brick, original wood floors, and soaring ceilings. If you're looking for character, and venue to make truly your own, then Gallery 1028 may definitely be a fit for you. Read on to catch a few glimpse's of this space's potential, along with a few "Venue-Shopping" tips from our expert, Jeffery.
In a nutshell, what type of clientele would you say that Gallery 1028 typically attracts?
Gallery 1028 attracts both social and corporate clientele. Primarily though, we do many, many weddings. Our couples tend to respond to Gallery 1028 because we are an edgy, loft-like space. We are very different than a traditional hotel ballroom, and no two events ever look the same with us.
What type of questions do you think it's important for couples to ask of a potential venue when selecting their reception location?
Capacities, rental fees, required insurance and paperwork information as well as approved vendors are always good to ask your venue sales representative.
Can you tell us about a really fun or unique theme that a client used to plan an event at Gallery 1028?
We have had so many! One that particularly stands out in my mind though was the South Beach themed wedding reception that we held for a client. Palm trees, neon lighting, bright white futuristic table tops, and tropical flowers all made for a very impressive aesthetic.
What's the common thread you've noticed between people who actually end up feeling prepared, relaxed, and able to have fun and their weddings?
I always recommend not biting off more than you can chew. Setting a realistic time table to finish projects is so important. Fittings, engagement parties, showers, invitations; there is always something to do. If a couple needs help organizing, don't be afraid to hire a wedding coordinator to help with the process. Sometimes it just brings some peace of mind delegating out some of those responsibilities.
Pass the baton! Can you name one of your favorite vendors to work with?
Misse Daniel of Honey Bee Weddings. She does an amazing job as an event/wedding coordinator!
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