Venue Showcase Sneak Peek

It’s that time of year!

Our Venue Showcase is happening again. This time, we’re featuring new looks and setups, as well as curated vendors, tons of entertainment, and tasty food and desserts!

We hope the evening helps you visualize your wedding and inspires new ideas that you can incorporate in your special day!

A Sneak Peek of the Night

You’ll enter through our upstairs Brick Room to start the evening. Enjoy sipping on bubbly from the bar as you preview one of the two ceremony setups. 

The Rutherford | Venue Showcase

Making your way downstairs to the Warehouse, you’ll experience dinner and cocktail hour, as well as entertainment from various vendors. We’ll have a never-before-seen custom draping look, as well as different lighting and hanging decorations.

The Rutherford | Venue Showcase

Don’t forget to try all the bites—our favorite part of the evening!

Stepping out into the Courtyard, you’ll see an outdoor ceremony set up under the lights, capping off a wonderful evening with entertainment and fun!

The Rutherford | Venue Showcase

Want to see all of this in person?

Come to The Rutherford’s Venue Showcase on August 20th from 5 – 8 PM.

Please register via Eventbrite and drop by at your convenience to see our space, as well as talk with vendors about their services!

We can’t wait to see you there!

– The Rutherford Team

Two Years at the Rutherford

Two. Years.

We’ve loved being a part of the Greenville community for these past two years. Building memories, creating events, and establishing relationships and partnerships across different fields. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been two years because it feels like we’ve been doing this forever.

A lot has changed since we first opened our doors in 2017. Over these past two years, we’ve grown to have a full-time sales director who is just as excited about the Rutherford and everything that we do. We’ve also developed an internship program to help college students in figuring out their career paths. Our team is one that is passionate about helping clients host the best event, and we couldn’t be more thankful for that. We thrive off of client feedback and are always working as a team to make our venue a better space.

One of our favorite parts of the whole experience is seeing all of the different brides and what they do with the space. We’re always inspired by each event and every way they change and transform our space for the evening. No two events are ever the same, and that’s what we love so much about this job—the ever-changing, fast-paced, and inspiring environment.

The Rutherford | Industrial Event Space

Thank you for being a part of The Rutherford’s story. And for helping us to build this community right here in Greenville.

We wouldn’t want it any other way.

Courtyard – Spotlight

Our best kept secret.  The Rutherford Courtyard.

We’re a little biased, but our outdoor space is our favorite—especially this time of the year! From wedding ceremonies to the reception, there are so many ways we’ve seen the space utilized and wanted to share a few of our favorites.

Continue reading “Courtyard – Spotlight”

The Rutherford – Quick Tips for Photo Ops

With all of the different elements at the Rutherford, photos can be taken in the style that fits your aesthetic.

Brick Room Windows

A fan-favorite spot for stunning and elegant photos is in our upstairs brick room. With the original hardwood floors, a brick backdrop, and tons of natural light from the almost-floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s no wonder that so many brides choose to have their photos taken here.

Brick Venue
Red Apple Tree Photography

Under the Lights

One of our favorite parts of receptions is when couples sneak away for a few shots under the lights. There’s just something about that post-wedding glow that makes these photos even more special and intimate.

Courtyard Bridal couple
Mathew Pautz Photography

The Greenery Wall

Our green wall is one of the most versatile spots for photo-ops! We’ve seen it used as a cake table background, an accent wall, and a place for some of those first kisses. Seeing how clients customize it always inspires us!

wedding cake table
Emily Bolt Photography

 

Be sure to ask our planning team for ideas for your special day!

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Time to celebrate with your bridesmaids!

Photo by Madison Grae Photography

Getting ready to celebrate with your bridesmaids before the big day?!

Trying to figure out a way to enjoy your bachelorette weekend without doing the same old Vegas trip? No need to worry – there are plenty of unique ways to celebrate with your gals based on your preferences!! We advocate for changing things up and trying something new – whether that means going on an adventure outdoors or simply a spa day in with the girls. This blog gives some amazing suggestions to celebrating with your girls:

https://www.theknot.com/content/new-bachelorette-party-ideas

How to make your wedding more eco-friendly.

Want to send a little extra love to mother earth – especially on your big day?? We believe it is totally feasible to be environmentally conscious WITHOUT sacrificing your wedding dreams! It might require a tiny bit more effort, but there are plenty of simple strategies to keeping your wedding eco-friendly! From your reception send-off plan to the yummy food you serve – there are numerous areas you can switch plans up a bit to make more sustainable choices! Looking for easy suggestions to give a lil extra love to our earth? We suggest hitting up this blog for ways to protect nature while still achieving the wedding you desire:

https://somethingturquoise.com/2018/12/18/sustainable-wedding/

It’s all about the details!

While some brides know every detail and aspect they want for their wedding, sometimes it is hard to know what you want your decor to look like, especially when you are starting with a blank slate! It can be overwhelming when you are expected to coordinate every detail of your wedding decor. You should be able to decorate for your wedding the way you want, without getting stressed! Assuming you already have your personal style preferences, all you need is a guiding list to follow that gives you a better idea of each item you might want at different parts of the wedding. We recommend using this list to guide your decorating plans for your ceremony and reception!

 

We are loving the pampass grass craze!

We are in love with the new Pampass Grass trend for those looking into wedding decor ideas!! It offers such a unique twist to your wedding and the material can be integrated in a multitude of different ways depending on your stylistic preferences! We love the atmosphere it creates and how something so simple can be developed into something fancier! If you want to spice up your wedding and add a fun new vibe, we definitely recommend trying out pampass grass! If you are interested, here’s a great article we found that shows off all the different ways you could incorporate pampass grass into your big day.

FLORAL DESIGN BY FLORA DESIGN CO., PHOTO BY LEIGH MILLER PHOTOGRAPHY VIA RUFFLED

PHOTO BY PEGGY SASS

Make your special day cozy!

Looking to make your wedding more cozy and welcoming rather than stressful? Try planning your wedding with day-of cozy aspects to make everyone feel relaxed! From hot cocoa bars to decorative rugs, there are plenty of ways to give your wedding a calm vibe. This article gives great suggestions on how to keep the aesthetic of your wedding while also allowing everyone, especially the bride (YOU!), to stay relaxed and happy.

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Photography by Angela Zion

How to blend traditional and modern looks for your wedding day!

Most brides know what vibe they want their wedding to give off, especially when they are looking for a more traditional or classic look. However, sometimes you just want to spice up your wedding and give it a personal flair, while still maintaining the traditionality. We believe that is totally possible! There are plenty of ways that you can protect the classic wedding atmosphere AND add your own modern-day personality. Want to know how? Read this article for some simple ideas to modernize your wedding decor while also keeping it traditional!

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