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    5 Reasons Why Your Next Event Venue Should Be a Loft

    July 16, 2019

    As more people opt for throwing casual get-togethers over high-end soirees, nontraditional venues, like loft spaces, are on the rise. Lofts can be a great event space choice for everything from engagement celebrations to company launch parties. 


    Keep reading for the scoop on why loft parties are fast-becoming the venue type of season, and see a few of our hand-picked favorites from around the country.

     

    1. Lofts offer an intimate feel
    While many of today’s venues are designed to be right in the middle of the downtown busyness, lofts are often tucked away. This allows for a feeling of intimacy, and it’s great for gatherings that don’t have a mile-long guest list.


    Make use of the space you have with decor that’s impactful but not overly fussy: balloon arches, fresh flower bouquets, and colorful banners are all great options.

     

     

    Venue pick: Brooklyn locals are likely to find Loft 172 perfect for their loft-party needs. With more than 3,000 square feet of space and 14’ tall ceilings, this 2nd-story walk-up offers a kitchen, three bathrooms, a private entrance, dark wood dance floors, and access to a spacious rooftop. Your party of up to 140 guests will find it more than accommodating. 

     

     


    2. Lofts often include extras
    When you’re shopping around for a loft venue, keep an eye out for extra amenities. Some boast add-on spaces like rooftop gardens, terraces, and sky-level balconies. 


    Not only will this give you more square footage to customize, but it can also offer guests another location for continuing their conversation, ducking out for a phone call, or simply taking in the skyline. 

     

     

    Venue pick: Laguna Beach gets some stellar sunsets, which is just one of the reasons why Skyloft is a great venue choice. This pet-friendly locale offers smokehouse meats, fresh catches, and live music – plus the option to book private events from the space overlooking the Southern California Riviera.  

     


    3. Lofts make sense for a variety of soiree styles
    Many lofts have captured the original beauty of the buildings they reside, from industrial steel beams to exposed red brick. Unlike historical homes and other more traditional spaces, they’re often a blank canvas that can seamlessly accommodate a variety of event styles. Loft spaces bring the feeling of a much bigger area to even the most economical square footage.

     

     

    Venue pick: Deep in the heart of Peachtree City, Georgia, The Loft at Due South can host up to 250 people in a space dripping with true Southern hospitality. From its regional cuisine to polished elegant feel, the rooms are equipped with modern A/V tech and a touch of rustic charm. Consider booking your wedding receptions, corporate retreats, or family birthdays in this stylish and sweet venue that knows just how to make you feel at home. 

     

     


    4. Loft spaces exist all over
    When people think of lofts, an industrial space in a bustling downtown neighborhood often comes to mind. But the truth is that lofts exist in nearly every area, from urban to rural.


    From rustic barns to reinvented grain mills, you’ll delight in the options for a loft party in your own neck of the woods.  

     

     

    Venue pick: Stillwater, Minnesota is the home to Loft at Studio J, an 1895 building that was renovated in 2013 to create a unique environment for your entertaining needs. With 4,000 square feet and room for up to 300 guests, it still boasts some of the original charms it had when it was a bunkhouse for lumberjacks in the early 1900s. It offers two VIP rooms and versatile space for the event specifications of your choosing.

     

     


    5. Lofts work for (almost) every occasion
    Unlike more traditional or expansive spaces, lofts are a one-size-fits-all venue for everything from corporate meetings to small dinner gatherings. They have come a long way over the years, carving out extra spaces that can be used for entertainment green rooms or bridal suites. With kitchenettes and efficient restroom amenities, they are an affordable way to get everything you want under one roof!

     

    Venue pick: Hudson Loft in Los Angeles delivers with its walls of windows that stream in natural light. This multi-purpose space works well for a wedding, corporate reception, film screening, or even a photoshoot. With views of the Los Angeles skyline, it's a breathtaking way to celebrate.  

     

     

     

    If you're looking to give your gathering a more intimate feel, you can't go wrong with these off-the-ground event spaces. Find a loft in your part of the world and reach out to see how they can be a game-changer for your private party. They're often a budget-friendly option that you can transform into the perfect gathering place for your next event.