Venue Spotlight: Studio 52
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So what can we say about Studio 52: Modern, Chic City Vibes
Looking for a cool and modern wedding space in the city? Studio 52 is perfect for several reasons! First let’s start with location. We loved the location of the new Ivy City event space. Nearby are other bars and lounge spaces with hotel accommodations and parking in walking distance. Guest will find that this venue has a cool DC vibe with huge garage panel doors letting in lots of light.
Once you are in the space you will find that it is better suited to be a cocktail and reception space only. If you are planning to add your ceremony to this venue you will need some sort of divider. It is a huge open space with a ramp leading to a upper level. Upon entry you can instantly see clear through to the rear of the venue. So layout of the space is crucial. The main wall is covered in re-purposed vintage barn wood. Amazing right! This add to the cool modern feel of the space. Mounted on the wall is a Photo booth that prints photos onsite. No attendant needed!
The kitchen space is also smaller in size however the venue has an exterior hallway that allows for plenty of functional catering space. I have personally seen caterers work in almost any space so this is not a deal breaker. With such a wide open blank palette, you have to have a creative vision to bring it all together.
We suggest dinner tables on the lower level with a bar, dance floor and DJ on the upper level. Things to note: Reclaimed Wood Wall – Drew and Chelsea drove to Ephrata, PA and purchased two barns that are over 100 years old. The reclaimed wood wall gives the space warmth and character.
Photo Booth – Chelsea wanted to add a fun way for your guests to create memories. The photo booth is included in every rental and you will receive a link after your event where you can download every image that was taken.
Parking Garage – One of the great things about coming to Studio52 is the parking. We are less than half a block away from a 6-level parking garage. The best part? The first two hours are free and max parking is just $7.