We held our wedding reception at the Waterworks and it was fabulous! The venue is so beautiful and interesting that you barely need any decorations and it worked wonderfully for our cocktail style reception. We got so many compliments from our guests about the venue and honestly the ambiance was even better than I imagined. We also rented the upstairs room and had movies playing for the kids, which I think they really enjoyed (when they weren't out dancing!)The staff are also great, we had a horrible experience with the caterer we had booked and with Christine's help were able to get another caterer with only 10 days until the wedding (and it was the busiest wedding weekend in June.) She was responding to my emails late at night and really worked some magic to make sure we had a reliable caterer the day of (Tastings Caterers, highly recommended!) I was having panic attacks about our catering situation and the staff at the Waterworks really helped our day turn out better than we imagined.Overall, if you're looking for a unique wedding venue that's not your average hotel ballroom I highly recommend the Waterworks.
We booked two years early, shortly before the venue price nearly doubled. However, even at the current price, it would have been well worth it. The venue is a distinct space, and all of the guests loved it. Our wedding had a Doctor Who theme, so the architecture and machines fit perfectly with the theme.When we booked, we worked primarily with Christine, who was an absolute delight--incredibly flexible, enthusiastic, and genuinely excited about our vision. Later in the process, our event manager was Chris, who was also great to work with. They were very accommodating of our more out-there requests, and kept everything running smoothl
The Waterworks Museum provides a unique backdrop to your extraordinary day, with its cathedral ceilings, Gilded Age architecture, and three steam-pump powered engines. The space allows for the option of a ceremony outside on the front steps or inside with one of our spectacular engines, reminiscent of the Titanic era, as the background.
Both our Overlook Gallery space, overlooking the Great Engines Hall, and the Great Engines Hall itself allow for cocktails and reception to follow the ceremony. Every wedding is custom and adheres to your vision.
At no added cost, our Event Manager, assigned to you post-contract, becomes your pseudo-wedding planner and works with you and one of our 6 preferred caterers to make this a stress-free and incredible experience.