Fun Fact: I may have called all of the venues in Atlanta but only viewed one venue.
If you've been following my blog a little, you would know that one of my dearest girlfriends recently got married in November 2010, check out her fabulous dress here. During her wedding preparation, I strolled upon the Ambient + Studios. I contacted the Operations Manager, Jason, around May of last year. I loved the space so much, I tried to live vicariously through my girlfriend but she had her eyes on The Little Garden (which was a lovely venue), so I stored this venue in the back of memory.
Fast forward to the beginning of this year. After my engagement, I started my planning my wedding. Originally, I wanted a rooftop wedding but majority of the wedding venues in Atlanta that had a rooftop came with a hefty price tag aka an onsite caterer. I knew that since I was a DIY bride that was under a strict budget, those venues were way out of my price range. So I looked up several different type of venues; Summerour Studios, King Plow, The Puritan, The Pink Palace...you name it, I looked them up. And again, most of these venues had an onsite or preferred caterer that I just could not afford.
Then I had an aha moment. I remembered the Ambient + Studios! I toured the venue for the first time in January with the fiance. The Ambient is a 10,000 square feet of raw space. I must admit when I first saw the venue, I was overwhelmed but I still could not stop thinking about this venue. It was around April, that I finally made my decision that this was the venue for me but I still had anxieties how to translate this beautiful and empty canvas into MY dream wedding.
images via www.ambientplusstudio.com