We had a chat with the ladies from #TeamVW to find out more about why you might want to consider this awesome venue for your wedding venue…..

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Freya and Nina we have met quiet a few times now, and I have to say how welcome you made us
feel. How did you get into the event scene and why weddings?

F:It all started at university studying Event Management and working part time within hospitality. I worked on all kinds of events including sport and conferences. However, as wedding season began – I instantly knew it was the path I wanted to follow. Helping people plan their day and seeing it all come together is so rewarding and its so special to be apart of.

N: I also studied Event Management for 4 years at university, including a placement year in a hotel where my passion for weddings began. Being able to work so closely with a couple who are so excited about their wedding day, gives me the drive to deliver a hugely successful event – as well as helping them with my expertise and knowledge of the industry.

We absolutely love this venue as you know, what can any couple looking to book a wedding
expect from the Team at VW?

F&N: Combined, we have worked within the events industry for over 14 years and have helped organise over 700 weddings! We understand that each wedding is completely unique and personalised to the couple, and therefore we aim to spend as much time with them as possible to create the couple’s vision for their big day. We also have great relationships with our suppliers and this allows us to offer great services and recommendations to our Brides and Grooms.

What is your favourite location area in the warehouse in terms of wedding images and why?

F: I think one of my favourite photo opportunities is The Bays bar area. The down lighters on the original pillars combined with the brick backdrop creates such an atmospheric setting. You can also capture the bar structure in this photograph too which is made from the old warehouse doors.

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N: Personally, I adore the Lobby area. The Lobby is really funky & quirky, and has a number of unique backdrops for photography. The hidden cinema area within the Lobby is certainly a showstopper, and has provided some fantastic images for previous weddings. With the traditional movie style seats, and a large screen to present your wedding photo or favourite holiday snaps– this photo is not one to be missed…

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Can you get married here at VW and what do you offer now or in the future, any pre wedding
packages be it hotel or wellbeing?

F&N: Yes, we are fully licenced which is great and it enables you to have all your celebrations under one roof. We don’t offer set packages as such, as we like to offer our Bride & Grooms the freedom to create their own. This includes anything from venue space, menu options & drinks for your guests. Our favourite offer at the moment is ‘VW Presents‘…. Just as the wedding blues kick in, we invite our couple to our hidden cinema where they can showcase their wedding video and photos to eighteen of your nearest and dearest. With popcorn, pizza & beers it brings you back to your venue where it all took place.

Finally what are your top 3 wedding planning tips?

F:Be Organised Follow a timeline with things to do so it isn’t all last minute.
F: Don’t let the worries take over the special moments & enjoy the planning process
N:Go on a bargain hunt, Don’t settle for your first quote, there are plenty of ideas out there. Don’t be scared to put on your creative hat and ‘Do It Yourself ’… These can sometimes be the most rewarding.

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The Past, The Present & The Future of Victoria Warehouse

Victoria Warehouse was built in 1927, predominantly to accommodate goods coming in from America to be processed here and put onto the canal system to go out all over Europe. This continued until the Second World War outbreak and had to adapt to supporting the War efforts. After the War, it became somewhat obsolete due to the multi story nature of the building. It was then used locally for businesses such as Kellogg’s and Cadburys until 2008.

In 2010 the current owner saw the building was up for sale and felt it met the demand for event space in the North West, as similar venues are so successful in London. Our owner felt it was really important to keep the building intact, with every possible feature being saved and retained. From the old rail way lines that brought in cargo, to original pillars that have been left untouched. Even The Bays has its original bay numbers & loading markings. In 2012 Victoria Warehouse was launched  over the years we have adapted the space accordingly to meet client demand and this lead us to discover ‘The Bays’. There was repeated request for smaller and more intimate space, that could accommodate events such as small conferences,  special events and of course, weddings. At the moment we are only operating from one third of Victoria Warehouse.

Future development includes the remaining five floors to provide more hotel rooms & apartments, and also for additional event space in our basement.  In 2015 we received our wedding licence, covering six event spaces of Victoria Warehouse and we now have weddings booked in our diary as far as 2018.

Come and see us

Well what a great insight, all you need to do now is head on down any time for a walkround or better still come and meet 35+ exhibitors on 14th May and head down to see us from 11am to 3pm . Its a free entry event and we have loads of giveaways and goodies, looking forward to meeting you all…..