There are so many ways to incorporate personal touches to create the event of your dreams. In addition to all of the unique special touches that you pour over in advance to bring to your big day, we'd like to help by providing a few ideas to take advantage of as you can begin to dream and plan your amazing event at Mercantile Hall.

So with that, below are 5 ways to take advantage of Mercantile Hall's unique offerings to make your day perfectly special and a great reflection of you:

1. Video Montage

One of the unique things about Mercantile Hall that is included in your Venue rental, is access to Mercantile Hall's "Wow Wall" where you can set the tone with video or photos right as your guests enter the space. The Wow Wall plays your video, slide show or custom artwork and is a great opportunity to welcome guests to your event. Just provide us with a flash drive and we'll take care of the rest. Such a cool feature and absolutely no cost to you to take advantage of - yay!

2. Nooks, Crannies & Vignettes

Take advantage of nooks & crannies and other areas throughout Merc Hall to feature vignettes of furniture - cozy lounges if you will - that let guests chat and hang out in comfy settings vs. sitting at their designated tables. We LOVE these lounge set-ups as they really do create a relaxed feeling and offer up opportunities for guests to gather. No furniture? No problem! Gertrude & Evelyn is located right around the corner. Grab your Mom or BFF (or both!) and schedule an appointment to head over to 'shop' her warehouse jam packed full of vintage furniture, decor, and more! Gertrude & Evelyn also offers delivery & pick up of the items relieving you of any worry for set-up & tear-down afterward.

3. Light it up, up, up

What makes the most impact to dramatically impact any space? Lighting! You may have even noticed this in your own home, but lighting can really change an entire space to fit the mood or vibe you're going for. Whether you bring in additional lighting, extending a pendant light over each table, stringing cafe lights to illuminate the funky exposed beams, or you wash the walls with the colors to set the mood, lighting is fabulously affordable and brings real excitement to the space. With a bit of imagination, the entire space can be transformed!

4. Photo Opportunities Galore

No need to haul off to far away lands to take photos. We can point you in a number of different directions for incredibly cool photographic backgrounds all within walking space (no transportation organization needed!). From industrial to garden, historic to edgy - we've got it all and all within one block of Mercantile Hall! Talk with us during your logistics planning session to learn more. We can even assist with timing estimates for your planning convenience, based on the various spots you want to go.

5. Day-of Support

We have a combined 35 years+ of experience in the wedding business. If you have been wondering what to do, how to do, when to do, or maybe even why you should do something, by all means, let us help. We can offer assistance and even more beneficial is having us assist you with the execution of the event as your day-of support system. There is so much thought, energy, and planning that goes into the event where you bring all of your favorite people together in one place. The day of truly should be the day where you enjoy the fruits of your labor. We can be there to have your back and help execute your vision. It's your day, your way.

Photo Credits: 

Venue: Mercantile Hall
Floral: Jane Kelly Floral
Photography: Uttke Photography & Design
Dress Boutique: Bon Bon Belle Bridal 
Hair & Makeup: RAW Salon Spa
Bridal Accessories: Jaxie
Bridal floral earrings: Jane Kelly Floral
Rentals & Props: Gertrude & Evelyn Vintage Rentals