The richness and beauty of a venue doesn’t just come from its aesthetic, but also from its testimony in a myriad of stories. Every wedding is a new chapter in a couple’s love story. For countless love stories, our local venues have been the witnesses of this new chapter. Many couples fall in love with a venue for the story that it tells, and forever intertwine their love story with its history. This history can be seen in the architecture, charm, and influence of a venue. Today we’re highlighting historical wedding venues, so that brides can find the perfect venue at which to begin their next chapter. Be sure to check out part 1 here to see more gorgeous historical wedding venues!
Historical Wedding Venues
Over 100 years ago, The Landmark building was built as a church. It went through several phases (the first campus of Mesa Community College and then later a restaurant) before maturing into the East Coast-styled wedding venue it is today.
In the early 1900’s The Phoenician was initially a small adobe house at the base of Camelback that welcomed guests for tea and eventually overnight as well. The original inn still stands today within the grounds of the resort. The tradition of high tea continues at the recently renovated resort as the perfect treat for wedding guests before they witness their loved ones say I Do in a luxurious setting.
Mystery surrounds this wedding venue as it was built sometime with 1979 and supposedly without permits. It belonged to a family that had nine children who – as the legend goes – each requested something special for their rooms. This would explain the secret pathways, windowed turret, and other fascinating features. After the family sold the home, this venue sifted from owner to owner and bank to auction before finally becoming a well-known wedding venue.
Built as a small farmhouse outside the city of Mesa in the 1930s, the venue was home to many loving families with its stunning acreage and quaint setting. In the 1990s, one of the family’s children had the dream to develop the home into an intimate and beautiful wedding venue.
Turning 100 years old this year, Warehouse 215 started off with the purpose of a linen laundry building. From such mundane beginnings begot a beautiful wedding venue. With many of the original features such as brick walls and clerestory windows, the building was saved to live on as a unique wedding and event space in the heart of Downtown Phoenix.
Photo 1: Ben & Kelly Photography | Photo 2: Brooke Marcella Photography | Photo 3: Lockie Photography | Photo 4: Rachel Solomon Photography | Photo 5: Jay & Jess