Modern warehouse spaces for weddings

Ever since I photographed Sam and Angela’s Gallery 1028 wedding, I fell in love with the event space. For those of you who have been working with Gallery 1028, you probably already know the the possibilities this venue has to offer. Below, as part of my vendor spotlight, I am introducing you to one of my favorite wedding venues in more depth, including an interview with Katie Hall.

I recently photographed for Gallery 1028. A fabulous atmosphere was created for the event by PJ Acosta who offers full service, luxury floral and decor design center that has been serving such prestigious clients as Van Cleef & Arpels, Conde Nast Publications, and HBO for over 13 years. PJ Acosta creates unique environments from table design for intimate private events to muti-media stage sets for televised awards programs, from sleek lounge settings to original art installations. The possibilities are limitless.

All images below are by Heather Parker Photography.

Gallery 1028 is in a warehouse district with plenty of unique exterior surroundings, perfect for unique bridal photo shoots on your wedding day. Inside the venue, the large amount of bricks and wood create a moody atmosphere. From a photography perspective, because there is no white ceiling to bounce light off, it can be a challenging space for a photographer. With the right experience and quality lenses, successfully lit photos can be had even in a dark venue.

For a sample gallery / portfolio of just a fwe of the real weddings at these modern warehouse wedding venue, please view this delightful autumn wedding at Gallery 1028 on Style Me Pretty, this adorable Gallery 1028 wedding on Style Me Pretty, Jason and Kristen’s Gallery 1028 wedding photography here, or Laura and AJ’s ceremony setup.

gallery 1028 by heather parker in chicago
When you walk inside, there is a nice sized room suitable for a lobby area or coat 1028 by heather parker
If your guest list is around 135 people, a separate mid-size room (below) from the main dining area can be used for your wedding ceremony. For larger wedding ceremonies the giant main room is suitable, and can be flipped over to a dining setup while guests enjoy cocktail hour in the mid-size ceremony space
The main room has a rustic array of exposed brickwork and beams along with truly raw warehouse wedding venue in chicago gallery 1028
Below, you can see a sampling of vignette setups that were created by PJ Acosta. chicago wedding venue warehouse

While I have seen Gallery 1028 function great without additional lighting, renting chandeliers adds a touch of elegance to any event.

chicago chandeliers by studio AG
Below, PJ created a far from ordinary wedding reception setup using bold pink hues. I have seen similar color schemes popular for Indian weddings, Chinese weddings and many other cultural and creative weddings. I personally love fuchsia, red, orange all all sorts of vivid red floral and napkin design color at weddingfloral and dinner table setting design by studio AG chicago Alice's Garden
If pink is not your thing, there are also a lot of fun opportunities to decorate with blue, aqua, green, and yellow. Complimenting bright colors with black & white is very popular this year.animal print zebra linens for a wedding with blue accent napkins theme ideasIn addition to a round table setup, a modern alternative is using a rectangular reception table.purple fushia wedding decor by luxury event designer Studio AG, photo by Heather Parker

Vendor Spotlight: Gallery 1028

Modern warehouse spaces for weddings

1028 Hooker Street Chicago, IL on Goose Island (312) 239-2328

Gallery 1028 is one of my favorite venues. As far as I know, its the only place in Chicago where you can have an island wedding (since its on Goose Island of course)! What are some unique things about the space?
We’re one of Chicago’s best kept secrets….Our open, loft, older feel and style are what is trendy in unique weddings now.  Plus our space can hold both ceremonies & receptions in separate rooms, big bonus!

I have seen Gallery 1028 presented with elegant sophistication and as a chic modern space. What are some popular trends at Gallery 1028 with brides and grooms this year?
Making it “their own” really.  From shabby chic to less is more with candles to a colorful moroccan theme, it’s all been done.  Our space absorbs all colors really well.  A bonus at our space is the ability to hang things in our timber loft ceilings.   From lighting to projectors to chandeliers to lanterns, it makes each event unique to the overall look.

More images from a recent event at Gallery 1028

Gallery 1028 Wedding and Event Photography by Heather Parker Photography

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