Sunday, February 1, 2015

Our Wedding: The Location

We loved the location of our wedding reception. Loved everything about it! We got married in the afternoon at a church in Nørrebro before having everyone move to Olsen +3 in Islands Brygge for the reception.

Finding a location was not really easy. I wanted a raw industrial looking place so I searched and considered everything from art studios to old converted barns. We also had to think about whether or not to find an all-inclusive location or find our own catering and set up the location ourselves. When we found Olsen +3, we knew the place was perfect.

The location was one of our top priorities and so we spent most of our budget on that. Olsen +3 had the raw look we wanted, their food was delicious, the place was central for all of our guests to get to and home from, and their service leading up to and on the day of the wedding was great.

As my family and all of my friends were traveling to Copenhagen for the wedding, we didn't really want them to spend their time in the city running around and setting up the reception. We wanted our families to relax and enjoy the days leading up to the wedding, so going the all-inclusive way was the best choice for us.

For our wedding, Olsen +3 provided a coordinator, we had a tasting before the wedding, and they took care of table decor, all of the food and drinks, from the "cocktail hour", to the three course meal, to the open bar and midnight snack, and they also allowed us to store all of the presents the guests brought until the next day and took care of all the clean up after the party. The location was great because they had outdoor patio space where we had the cocktail hour and cake cutting. Before midnight, we also had the opportunity to have our bridal waltz outdoors. And although we almost maxed out the venue, after the staff moved some tables and chairs, a nice little dance floor opened inside the building.

Because the space had the industrial look, and they provided the table flowers, we basically didn't decorate the location. We put up some large gold balloons that spelled LOVE, we had a guestbook table featuring family photos, and I put up our table numbers and seating chart and that was about all we did in terms of decorations in there. (I'll do another post on some of the things I DIY'ed!)

We loved every minute of our reception and am so glad we had our reception and party there! Olsen +3 is also getting really popular as they had basically booked out every weekend for weddings last summer and I'm sure this one will be the same! So if you're interested in having your wedding or party there, get on it!

Olsen +3
Njalsgade 19D
2300 Copenhagen S

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