After seeing a recent article and photoshoot in Rocky Mountain Bride, I felt inspired by the article to share how a local restaurant can be turned into an alternative wedding venue. Nestled near the Boise River, Madre Taqueria is known for its outstanding ambiance and amazing food, owned by Chef John and Julie Cuevas. Together, they have developed a menu that boasts experimental taco concoctions for the meat lover or vegetarian. I’ve eaten at the restaurant several times and it wasn’t until I saw these photos that I was blown away by the incredible opportunity that a restaurant like this possesses for an intimate wedding or special event.
Keep scrolling to look at these amazing shots and to get more info on how to use a restaurant as a wedding venue.
As you can see, Madre Taqueria is an example of how an alternative wedding or event space can be decorated for a special event and they even offer the option to rent out the entire space.
A perk of using a restaurant venue is that your catering and bar are usually provided with the event space. This makes it a COVID-friendly option since that will limit how many vendors are coming in and out of your venue. Guests also have the option to be a part of the celebration either indoors or outdoors as well. This can allow your budget to grow in other aspects like your floral decor. Create unique floral pieces for each table, serving area, and restrooms, creating an unforgettable guest experience. If taking the space outside, use the patio for a dance floor, or an intimate outdoor setting next to the fireplace.
Our in-house designer Emily says: “If you know a restaurant locally that you would love to support and use as a venue, reach out to them! Go take a quick tour of the space and sample some of the food and drinks you can expect to be on the event menu. If the restaurant is e willing or offering wedding packages, review the packages and the floor plan.” Once you receive the floor plan and packages from the venue, make sure to bring the floor plan to your wedding consultation and our in-house designer will help you make a recipe for every inch of the space that you would like decorated. A restaurant can make a smaller, more intimate wedding have a grander appearance since you will be able to fill the space entirely. Emily, our-in house designer recommends asking if the restaurant will have cooler space to keep your flowers in. If the weather is going to be hot or if your wedding will not begin until later in the day it would be a great place to store your flowers – only if the venue has space. With Minimonies and intimate weddings still in full swing, an alternative venue, like a restaurant, may give you the option to have your celebration in a more comfortable environment. Hosting a bridal, baby, or wedding shower? Using a space like this may also be the perfect space for you to host with the ease of having food, drinks, and a beautiful atmosphere all in one location.
If you have any more questions or comments, feel free to chat with our amazing Customer Service team at fiftyflowers.com
Pictures provided by Rocky Mountain Bride.