EVENT TRENDS: INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE VENUES / by Eric Monteiro

A recent trend in the event industry, for weddings, private social events and corporate parties, is the choice of a warehouse venue to house the festivities. From glamorous wedding features in bridal magazines to creative Art Basel parties, we’re seeing more and more industrial-style events hosted in these raw, minimalist, warehouse spaces. Warehouse venues have gone mainstream, they are no longer reserved for secret, urban, underground parties.

Some of the features that make industrial warehouse venues highly sought-after are:

  • High ceilings

  • Vast, open floor plans

  • Gritty, urban environments that unexpectedly open into raw, modern spaces

  • Polished concrete or old wooden floors

  • Historic, architectural details, like wooden beams or old industrial equipment, evidence of the space’s previous function as a factory

  • Sometimes there are exposed brick walls, and what appears as unfinished or damaged, can be a desirable feature, like the attraction of exposed pipes and ductwork in NYC lofts.

Although many of these trending photos of stunning, industrial-style, warehouse parties are at venues in London or Brooklyn, here in Miami, we have Wynwood, our very own eclectic, warehouse neighborhood.

Photo: Joshua Kane Photography

Photo: Joshua Kane Photography

INDUSTRIAL WAREHOUSE STYLE WEDDING AT MAPS BACKLOT

Lida & Christian’s wedding at MAPS Backlot in Wynwood. Planner: SOLEA EVENTS | Photos: JOSHUA KANE PHOTOGRAPHY | Catering: THIERRY ISAMBERT

Click here to learn more about the history of Wynwood, the brainchild of community revitalizer, the late Tony Goldman, the man behind the rise of SOHO in new York City.

MIAMI ART WEEK PRIVATE DINNER IN A WYNWOOD WAREHOUSE

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Miami Wynwood Corporate Industrial Warehouse Dinner