Happy wedding anniversary to me! My husband Scott and I are celebrating 2 years married today (Oct 21), so I decided for this blog highlighting one of my favorite event venues in Charlotte, I could highlight my own wedding venue: The Barrel Room at Triple C.
Scott and I met a few years ago while we were both walking our dogs. I always say if it weren’t for Callie, my beagle-mix, my life wouldn’t be what it is today. I knew pretty quickly that something was different about Scott. I had never laughed so hard with someone, and I just felt right at home.
Once we got engaged, I, of course, went into full wedding planning mode. You don’t marry an event planner if you don’t want an incredible celebration. It took me a long time to find the perfect venue, though.
My mom and I searched for a venue for weeks and visited several, but none of them were really speaking to me. They just didn’t feel right. Then, I went and met with the owner of Triple C., Chris Hawker, about planning their grand opening and to see the progress of their event space. Even though it was still under construction when I saw it, I just knew it was where we were supposed to get married.
Getting married and having the reception in a brewery was not ever something I expected I’d do, but the way Triple C was set up, it so perfectly complimented the vibe I was going for. I barely had to decorate. The natural wood, the barrels of beer and the lighting were all great and added a little personality to the space so I didn’t need to.
Plus, the fact that it’s such a big space, to begin with, meant there was plenty of room to dance the night away, which was a must-have on our list. I love dancing and needed plenty of space so me and my guests could party.
If you’re on the hunt for a wedding venue, try to think outside the box. A brewery never would have been the first place I’d think of in terms of a wedding venue, but it ended up being even better than the typical wedding venues I was looking at.
Here’s the complete list of our vendors:
Officiant: Matthew Miller (a friend of Scott)
Ceremony Music: Brad Bailey
Rentals: Party Reflections
Photographer: Alicia Barrington Photography
Dress: Poffie Girls
Hair and Makeup: Who is the Fairest (Kymm)
Catering: Triple Crown Caterers
Floral: Blooming Branch Creative
Extras: Painting of the dogs (we already owned): Cosmic Creativ; Moss Letters: #thesavageway
DJ: Split Second Sound
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