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16 Steal-Worthy Warehouse Wedding Ideas

Alice Prendergast By
Are you planning an industrial-chic affair? To help you out, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite warehouse wedding ideas.

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Industrial-chic weddings are all the rage right now! If you’re hopping on the bandwagon, you’re probably in need of a few fun warehouse wedding ideas. From natural accents to industrial additions we’ve rounded up the best of the best from our vendors and real couples. Borrow one, two or all of them and you’re guaranteed to have a ‘grammable big day.

Here are 16 steal-worthy warehouse wedding ideas.

Natural accents
If you’ve chosen a warehouse wedding venue, you don’t want to go too industrial with your decor. Fill it with flowers and greenery to soften things up and add a little juxtaposition. 

The Glue Factory

Modern invitations
Since your space is ultra modern and cool, your wedding stationery should match. Go for a more structured style with a geometric and simple (AKA not flowery) font. Sleek is the name of the game.

Jellypress Wedding Stationery

Strings of light
Give your industrial wedding venue a bit of extra warmth by hanging strings of light across the walls and ceiling. P.S. Larger bulbs (like edison bulbs) are a touch better than traditional fairy lights thanks to their size.

The Glue Factory
The Glue Factory

Boho bridesmaids dresses
Contrast is key for warehouse weddings, so instead of asking your bridesmaids to sport uber modern cocktail dresses, put them in boho ensembles.

Shoot the Day Photography
Shoot the Day Photography

Carpet altar
Give your industrial ceremony space some cozy, homey vibes by adding vintage carpets to your aisle and altar.

The Glue Factory

Origami hearts
Warehouse venues are blank canvases that often require some extra TLC in the decor area. We suggest diving into DIY projects and adding fun details around your space, like these paper origami cranes (hang a thousand for good luck!).

The Glue Factory

Bold details
Your venue probably has a pretty neutral palette, so playing with pops of colour is a great warehouse wedding idea. Go bold and bright with your details, they’ll really stand out.

Shoot the Day Photography

Simple decor
If you’re a total minimalist, this is the style for you. Warehouse spaces are usually quite expansive, so you won’t be able to fill every nook and cranny with decor. Aim to keep things sweet, simple and refined.

The Glue Factory
The Glue Factory

Industrial wedding photo backdrop
You want your wedding photos to show off your venue, so find a backdrop for your portraits that fits the bill. Anything with bricks, beams or worn down walls will do the trick.

The Green Cornwall
The Green Cornwall

Cozy lounge space
Opposites attract! Create a homey lounge outfitted with plush sofas, persian rugs and vases filled with flowers to contrast the edgy warehouse interior.

The Glue Factory
The Glue Factory

Vintage finds
You can also repurpose furniture from your flat (or use rentals) to amp up a dessert display, welcome table or lounge.

The Granary Estates

Marquee lights
One of our favourite warehouse wedding ideas is to go bold with large marquee lights! They’re retro, fun and are guaranteed to pack a punch against any weathered or brick wall.

The Prop Factory

Industrial additions
Old workshop ladders splattered with paint, crates and buckets will look right at home in your venue. Use them to display flowers, favours or food and drink.

The Glue Factory
The Glue Factory

Geometric shapes
Geometric shapes go perfectly with a more modern wedding theme, so use them everywhere you can!

Twigs and Twine Floral Design
Twigs and Twine Floral Design

Elegant tablescapes
While workbench-style tables would fit your venue style flawlessly, we suggest shaking things up and going with elegant tablescapes. Linen tablecloths and fancy dishware are unexpected and look awesome.

Shoreditch Studios

Vintage getaway car
A worn down venue looks amazing but a busted ride? Not so much. Book a vintage sports car so you can ride off into the sunset in style.

Jessica Stott Photography

Find more warehouse wedding ideas and inspiration in our Real Weddings section!

Photo editing by Monica Lorraine and Diane Hall.


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