Not going to lie, it’s pretty exciting when a Toledo bride emails me before she has a wedding venue or even a date solidified. It’s exciting! Often those couples will ask me: ‘What are some of your favourite wedding locations to photograph?’ Love answering this!
I’m a lover of light, bright, refreshing spaces. Unique wedding spaces are not hard to come by in Toledo! I like when a venue has a minimalistic feel leaving the couple to ‘paint’ their canvas. Here are 3 of my favourite venues to photograph weddings at and why!
Probably the most modern venue in the area. I love playing with all of the reflections, doesn’t pose a problem in photographing portraits, as some people may think. Modern, clean aesthetic, there are so many different ways to add decor.
Bonus: Amazing food AND a glass blowing demo for your guests during cocktail hour!
Industrial, modern feel. In the Historic Secor Building downtown Toledo, this building is made of reinforced concrete which has been exposed during more recent renovations. Massive concrete columns and polished concrete floors throughout. The building is home to some of Toledo’s most interesting artists, which allows guests to wander throughout the galleries on floors 5, 6 & 7.
Bonus: Also an art gallery and again, amazing food!
My favourite part about TCC is the open vibe that lends itself perfectly to mingling. The open porch and sunken outdoor dance floor on a warm night is just divine. You’ll often see guests lounging on porch chairs in between dances.
Bonus: Great backup room if it is raining for your outdoor ceremony… and amazing food! Oh and a fresh coat of paint now gives the dining room a more modern, neutral feel!
I know I said 3 but I’ve got one more for you…
One of NW Ohio’s newest venues, The Stables is in Whitehouse Ohio right near Oak Openings, which is just so dreamy let’s head over there for some portraits, right?!? It doesn’t have the typical barn feel… it’s a mix of rustic/industrial/modern. Polished concrete floors, exposed barn wood and open concept, another venue where the couple can choose how rustic to go. Definitely don’t have to do mason jars and burlap at The Stables!
Bonus: Dreamy yard for outdoor ceremony, ponies, around the corner from Oak Openings! And the string lights come standard!