Industrial venues are gaining popularity with couples looking for the perfect place to celebrate their vows. Buffalo is no exception to this trend, with dozens of buildings from the city’s industrial past being refurbished and repurposed.

Choosing décor that complements the venue you’ve chosen can be a challenge. This is especially true when your event space is filled with high ceilings, beautiful windows and historic elements that command your guests’ attention. One of the best parts of an industrial space is the ability to use mismatched pieces, like coordinated (but not matching) cake stands, chairs and antiques, because the venue is already a collection of weathered metal, brick and concrete.

Metal Accents

Add a little shine to your venue with metal accents. Metal chairs can be used as extra seating along the perimeter of your dance floor and near the guest book. Use metal votives, candlesticks and vases within your centerpieces. Tarnished or hammered frames make great signage to point your guests towards the necessities.

Sentimental Antiques

An industrial venue is the perfect place to showcase items you love but are often out of site in your home. Old books, skeleton keys, antiqued barrels and smoky mirrors will all look great!

Green Garlands

Bright flowers may look out of place in the moody space of your venue. Instead, soften the room with garlands made from ferns, ivy or eucalyptus. Then, add muted florals for a touch of femininity within the industrial vibe.

Soft Lights

In large open spaces that rely on natural light during the day, adding pretty lighting will ensure your guests can dance the night away. Strings of exposed bulbs are a big trend in both wedding décor and interior decorating. You can also add lanterns and candles to your industrial venue.

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