Venue Of The Month – Warehouse 215

Warehouse 215 is a converted art gallery in the heart of the downtown Phoenix warehouse district. For the southwestern client, this venue is the perfect something different from the typical mountainous backdrop scene. Its industrial charm, exposed brick walls, and architectural beams make it a perfect indoor venue for any occasion.

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The venue was easy to find, conveniently just south of downtown with very easy access to both I-17 and I-10. There is plenty of parking both in their dedicated lot as well along the streets and the venue entrance is very easy to find.

Guests enter through the patio, which boasts multiple alcoves for a dynamic space. There is a certain artistic flair to the area, even though only a couple of statues are permanent space. The impressive main entrance into the venue itself is through large, industrial rust metal doors, which lead guests into a small foyer perfect for a welcome table, gift table, or greeter of some sort.

Warehouse 215 offer a generous 4 hours of set-up time (we LOVE that) as well as  5 hours of event time and 1 hour of tear down time in all of their standard event packages. As the venue is indoors, clients have great flexibility with the start and end time of their events- events can end as late at midnight!

The first large open space you will encounter is Bay 2- the space most popular for ceremonies. The layout is encouraging for many different types of ceremony set-ups but circular ceremony seating looks especially great in this space! Clients can choose between a white wall backdrop, brick wall backdrop, or window backdrop and the venue rental includes black resin folding chairs are included.

Photo by Sameer Soorma, courtesy of Warehouse 215
Photo by Sameer Soorma, courtesy of Warehouse 215

After your urban chic ceremony, your guests will make their way throug the front foyer into the patio that they entered from for an indoor/outdoor cocktail hour. This super cute area does not need much embellishment as Warehouse 215 includes 6 cocktail tables and landscaped lighting for ambiance. For smaller events, this area could host up to 85 people for a ceremony.

Photo by Sameer Soorma, courtesy of Warehouse 215
Photo by Sameer Soorma, courtesy of Warehouse 215

One of the absolute COOLEST things about Warehouse 215 is their built in photobooth backdrop! You read that right- a venue that literally comes with its own photobooth backdrop. The gorgeous brick wall facade is easily decorated and the venue provides some props for your guests to selfie the night away!  In addition, Warehouse 215 also has a self-serve camera/printing station as an optional upgrade.

Speaking of upgrades, the venue is easily able to upgrade your rental to include those luxurious details we all love. Ivory linens are available as an upgrade to the included black poly cotton ones. A large chandelier is available for the ceremony space, there are 10 uplights available as well as bistro lights to string across the ceiling.

Photo by Sameer Soorma, courtesy of Warehouse 215
Photo by Sameer Soorma, courtesy of Warehouse 215

When its time for the reception, Bay 3 is the place to be! Three beautiful chandeliers hang down the middle of the event space, included in all rental packages. The venue has a select number of round tables for seating as well as rectangular tables for vendors or stations, however you are welcome to bring in any rentals you wish (AND you have the time to do it with that glorious 4 hour load in window!) Oh, and for the minimalist client, non-floral centerpieces are included in all rental packages.

Photo by Harley Bonham, courtesy of Warehouse 215
Photo by Harley Bonham, courtesy of Warehouse 215

Warehouse 215 can hold up to 300 people in one bay, but the space is zoned to hold up to 1,200 people making it a great option for larger events such as formals and proms. All three rental spaces (and security) are included in rental fee.

Warehouse 215 has a liquor license, so your alcohol service is hassle free as they take care of the purchasing and the bartenders. They also have partnered with 5 exclusive catering companies to ensure exceptional service within this unique space.

What I love about Warehouse 215 is that it is a blank space for clients to do whatever they want. There is a lot of flexibility both layout wise and design wise, which makes this an ideal location for both the traditional and a-typical client. I really love the potential of the space, and even if a client came into the space without budget to invest in a robust design scheme. You can still have a beautiful event because minimalism works here.

For the lighting or technology enthusiast, Warehouse 215 is a dream venue with almost limitless possibilities for lighting design or technology integration.

Brides and grooms are able to get ready onsite with blocked off/semi-private restroom and changing areas.

Warehouse 215 offers a 2 week complimentary hold for clients who are interested in booking the venue but need a little time to make their decision. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and work closely with the owners to evolve and maintain the venue’s accessibility and general awesomeness.

Photo by Harley Bonham, courtesy of Warehouse 215
Photo by Harley Bonham, courtesy of Warehouse 215

For more AMAZING photos at Warehouse 215, check out their website!

Venue of the Month: Troon Country Club

Welcome to the second installment of our newly revived Venue of the Month blog!

As many of you know, expanding your service to a new area requires a lot of research and networking. That means making regular appearances at industry mixers, meeting new people and getting a lay of the land. I will forever be grateful how easy Nicole Pound with Troon Country Club made it for me to not only meet her, but come tour her spectacular property.

First of all, as a new Phoenix area driver, finding the location was a snap. Tucked into the  foothills of Troon mountain, Troon Country Club is easily accessible and welcoming. They differ from their neighbors such as Troon North and the Four Seasons as they are the only privately owned, membership oriented, property. Their parking is plentiful and it was an easy stroll up to their clubhouse front doors.  The entrance foyer is equally impressive from both the outside as well as the inside. Friendly staff greeted me as I waited to start my tour.

The club is clean, simple elegance.

The entrance hallway has a bright chic feel to it, which lends perfectly for portraits or a first look location.

Entryway into main Clubhouse

    Entryway into main Clubhouse
Beautiful flower paintings line the chic hallway immediate through the front doors
Beautiful flower paintings line the chic hallway immediate through the front doors

The Clubhouse dining room is just as bright, with 3 of the walls fulls of windows.

The centerpiece of the room is a fully stocked, handsomely designed bar that offers guests ease of access to any part of the room or outside to enjoy the beautiful scenery.

The clubhouse dining room is also available for private use
The clubhouse dining room is also available for private use
The clubhouse lounge's gorgeous bar is fully stocked!
The clubhouse lounge’s gorgeous bar is fully stocked!

I’m not sure what every Arizona bride would want as their ceremony backdrop, but how about the stunning spire of Pinnacle Peak?

The ceremony landing on the rich green grass is immaculately groomed, juxtaposed perfectly with the natural background. Their ceremony package also comes with a rehearsal time slot, a bridal dressing room, white folding chairs, vendor and welcome tables, as well as a guaranteed back-up space in case of rain. There are numerous upgrades available as well, such as gold chiavari chairs and mimosa/bloody mary bars. Yes please.

 

The ceremony site offers spectacular views! Photo provided by Troon Country Club and shot by Jen Z Photography
The ceremony site offers spectacular views! Photo provided by Troon Country Club and shot by Jen Z Photography

There are literally dozens of possibilities at Troon Country Club.

The sunny poolside patio is a great option for a fresh feeling cocktail reception. The event locations are located close to one another, making guest migration a breeze.

The sunny poolside patio is a perfect space for a mild weather gathering
The sunny poolside patio is a perfect space for a mild weather gathering

The main event space, the Troon Room, is just as spacious as one might hope for, with a ton of natural light and high arching ceilings.

The space, set to receive some renovations this off-seasons,  can accommodate up to 180 people, pending floor plan. All wedding reception packages come with tables, chiavari chairs, choice specialty linens, a dance floor and more.

The Troon Room is versatile and open which leads to many design possibilities. Photo provided by Troon Country Club, taken by Jane Z Photography
The Troon Room is versatile and open which leads to many design possibilities. Photo provided by Troon Country Club, taken by Jane Z Photography
Troon Room gussied up from a past wedding. Photo by Pinkerton Photo
Troon Room gussied up from a past wedding. Photo provided by Troon Country Club and taken  by Pinkerton Photo
This stunning patio view is available when you rent the Troon Room
This stunning patio view is available when you rent the Troon Room

The Troon Country Club in-house catering menu is vast and delectable.

The entire Troon team is dedicated to the success of your event and will happily customize a venue or menu package to suit your needs.

The entrance to the main club house has an impressive entrance
The entrance to the main club house has an impressive entrance

If you are looking for a true, country club experience for your wedding or special event, Troon is the place.

Since professional wedding coordinators are required for all weddings on property, we would be more than happy to introduce you to our friends at Troon! Inquire today to get started! xxoo