- On February 4, 2022
Planning your wedding is such a special time! You are engaged to be wed to the love of your life. You want your wedding to display the same level of love and care that you have within your relationship. If you’ve dreamed of having your wedding day at a historic and charming venue but don’t know where to start planning, we’ve got you covered. Having a smooth and memorable wedding no matter the setting will require proper planning to make your big day less stressful. With a historic venue, there are some additional items you want to make sure to plan for. Read on to learn more about how to plan and have an extra special and stress-free wedding at a historic venue.
Start Planning Your Dream Wedding
When planning your wedding at a historic event venue, follow this checklist:
Choose the Right Historic Venue
Choosing the right historic venue to hold your wedding is the first step in planning. From cathedrals to train depots, government buildings to office buildings, any building is considered historic when it is at least 50 years old and is significant in history or architecture.
Pick Your Date
When gearing up to research and tour historic wedding venues, you will want to have an idea of when you plan to tie the knot. Historic event venues are usually stunning which makes for popular venues. Dates may book up far in advance so be prepared to have a year and season in mind.
Choose the Theme and Colors
Some couples like to center their wedding around a theme like vintage, garden party, modern, bohemian or romantic just to name a few examples. Other couples like to center their big day around a coordinated color scheme like yellow and blue, black and red, tan and burnt orange. Consider the time of year of your wedding and what will fit well with the season as well as the venue itself.
You’ve chosen your historic venue and your date is booked. YAY! Next step is to book your next vendors as they can be in high demand.
Your historic event venue is everything you want it to be for your ceremony and reception, but do they have all the amenities of a modern venue? Some questions you want to ask are: Does the venue have enough bathrooms? Is there a space for the caterer to set up for dinner service? Is the layout customizable? Can they accommodate a DJ and microphone for your ceremony?
The venue may have restrictions or limitations on what they have available or will allow. Be sure to ask the venue manager any questions about your venue’s policies.
While you booked your dream venue, you will want to make sure that your guests are well taken care of too. A well rated hotel nearby is ideal for the convenience of your guests. Once you find the right hotel, ask if you can reserve a room block for your wedding night and if they can provide a shuttle to and from the wedding venue to make planning even easier for your guests.
Send the Invites
Once you have checked everything off the to do list, you can finally send the invites about six to eight weeks in advance of your wedding. Include information about the date and time, your historic wedding venue, and the accommodations.
Have Your Wedding at Historic Watson Block Event Center
Construction began on Watson Block in 1902 in the wholesale district of Minneapolis and was originally constructed as an office building. Over the years, the building has been home to a number of unique tenants and has maintained much of its original architecture. From exposed brick walls to gorgeous hardwood floors, the space is brimming with charm. The historic architecture mixed with modern amenities and touches makes for a stunning backdrop for your wedding. You are welcome to decorate the space to customize it to your personality but the space can stand beautifully on its own as well. In the heart of Minneapolis, Watson Block is conveniently located near hotels, some of the best restaurants in Minnesota, and year-round events, so your guests can hit a football game and get dinner, making a little getaway out of your wedding weekend.
Contact us today to start planning your wedding at our historic event venue, Watson Block!
Photo Credit: Lena Lakoma Photography