THEMUSEUM {review}

Awe, inspire and enlighten guests with a wedding at THEMUSEUM

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THEMUSEUM is a beautiful venue with a unique open-concept design offering the perfect mix of eclecticism and contemporary elegance. Its powerfully transformative space is turning the heads of creative couples and inspiring exciting, unforgettable events. THEMUSEUM is both a ceremony and wedding facility and is a go-to for brides and grooms on the hunt for something completely different. Its unique distinctive architecture is enough décor alone to make THEMUEUM yours by customizing the space to suit your needs.

Now on at THEMUSEUM: your wedding

One of the most exciting things about THEMUSEUM is its magical transformation into a wedding venue: when THEMUSEUM closes its doors to their daily visitors, the event team works diligently to set up your wedding at record speed. You then have the entire museum to yourself; a museum just for you and the people you love.

Different, elegant, beautiful

The main event space is the Grand Atrium located on the first floor. It is a stately room with ceilings 55 feet high and a slightly industrial feel. Its vibrant colours, circle motif, and large skylight overhead make for a venue unlike any other in the Waterloo region.

THEMUSEUM aims to provide brides with a blank canvas and the opportunity to execute their own remarkable vision. THEMUSEUM says they want to help brides create anything they can imagine; the more creative the idea, the better. The staff enjoys doing things differently, and there are lots of floor plan options to reinvent the space.

Some brides choose a minimalistic, streamlined look, with simple centrepieces and linens that allow the natural beauty of the Atrium to shine through. Others use fabric draping and lighting to create a glamorous showstopper. THEMUSEUM has held both contemporary cocktail receptions and more traditional seated dinners in the space.

Jessica, a former Bride who got happily married at THEMUSEUM, fell in love with the venue “because it’s a unique, non-traditional venue in a great location.” The couple took all of their photos “within walking distance of THEMUSEUM (The Walper, some of the back alleys, Victoria Park)” and they “stayed literally right across the street at the Walper on [their] wedding night.”

Creativity and exploration

THEMUSEUM offers a range of exciting add-ons that will make you and your guests’ experience all the richer. This includes the opportunity for couples to give their guests an “hour of exploration” to discover the unique exhibits THEMUSEUM has to offer during the cocktail hour.

“The Hour of Exploration was a really neat option that we took advantage of,” Andrea, another former bride at THEMUSEUM says. “We paid a bit extra to give our guests an hour to explore THEMUSEUM and its exhibits. This worked out perfectly, as it gave our guests something additional to do during the cocktail reception. It also doubled as a gift to our guests.”

THEMUSEUM also has many permanent installations that are perfect for family and couple photos. These include a customizable marquee, a walking piano, a Sol LeWitt art installation on The Grand Atrium wall, and much, much more.

Pricing

THEMUSEUM offers two packages for your wedding: The Goudie and The Grand. With options to have either the ceremony, the reception, or a combination of both, couples spend between $4000-$6000 for the rental of the space. Weddings are hosted in the Grand Atrium and the second-floor Streetscape, which has a capacity of 150 for a seated dinner or 250 cocktail style.

Their wedding packages include:

  • An absolutely unique venue, complete with built-in décor that will leave your guests gasping.
  • A dedicated event coordinator will manage all your wedding details.
  • Flexible floor plan options for ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and sit-down dinners.
  • A preferred caterer list featuring various food styles and price ranges.
  • Flexible bar hosting options that fit your needs.
  • World-class traveling exhibitions that can be included as a wedding favour for your guests.
  • Use of on-site equipment such as audio-visual equipment, tables, chairs, linen, projectors, and Wi-Fi throughout the entire museum.

THEMUSUEM has additional add-ons to make your wedding a true showstopper such as lighting and staging packages, furniture add-ons, an in-house photobooth, ceiling drapery, and stanchion upgrades.

Details, details, details

  • A 50% deposit is required to book, along with a $500 damage deposit, and a credit card number that can be kept on file.
  • Generally, couples’ book six months to a year ahead, but if you have less notice and the date is still available, they will make it happen!

Contacting THEMUSEUM

The best way to contact THEMUSEUM is via email through the form below. The event team will reply within 24 business hours. Once you are in contact a walk-through can be scheduled, and you can begin planning your wedding! FYI: Special Event Coordinators are typically available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, but are happy to work with your schedule. Visit their website at https://themuseum.ca/weddings/

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