Why Choose a Raw Event Space for Your Wedding?

Victoria Philios, February 21, 2023

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Attention everyone! Are you looking for the perfect venue for your upcoming wedding event? Look no further! Bond Gather’s Atrium raw space is the perfect choice for your special day. With its spacious interior and elegant design, Bond Gather’s Atrium provides the perfect backdrop for your celebration. Whether you’re planning a grand celebration or a more intimate gathering, Bond Gather’s Atrium has everything you need to make your wedding day unforgettable. So why wait? Book Bond Gather’s Atrium raw space today and take the first step towards creating the wedding of your dreams!

What is a raw space wedding venue?

A raw event space refers to an event venue that is essentially a blank canvas, and allows you the flexibility to design and decorate the space in a way that best suits your event. This can be particularly appealing for weddings and other special events, as it provides an opportunity to truly make the space your own and create a unique and personalized experience for you and your guests.

Raw spaces first began to gain popularity as wedding venues in the early to mid-2010s. The trend of using raw spaces as wedding venues started to pick up steam as more and more couples began to seek out non-traditional and unique venues that offer a more relaxed, modern aesthetic. Additionally, the rise of social media and online wedding planning resources during this time helped to popularize the use of raw spaces as wedding venues by showcasing the creative possibilities that these spaces offered.

Benefits of using a raw wedding space

Choosing a raw event space for your wedding or event offers several benefits:


Raw spaces, like The Atrium, allow you to put your own stamp on the venue, bringing your personal style and vision to life in a way that may not be possible in a more traditional venue. Raw spaces allow couples to customize every detail of the space to make it their own for a one-of-a-kind wedding. Bring in your own furniture, flowers, accessories, artwork, drapes, and more.


Raw spaces often have lower rental costs, giving you more room in your budget for other aspects of your event, such as décor, catering and entertainment.

Unique atmosphere: 

Raw spaces provide an urban and edgy vibe that can set the tone for a memorable and unique event.


Raw spaces can be transformed into any type of event you desire, from an elegant wedding to an industrial corporate event.

Perfect lighting for photos

Due to high ceilings, natural lighting, and unique structure, industrial and raw spaces are great for photography and videography. It also provides your wedding guests with a great background and setting for selfies.

What to know before you book a raw space for your wedding

Before booking a raw space for your wedding, it’s important to consider the following factors:

Make sure the raw space can accommodate the number of guests you plan to invite. Talk through your ideal guest count and floorplan options with the venue prior to booking to truly understand how items will lay out on the floor.


Consider the location and accessibility of the raw space, including parking and transportation options for your guests. Check out Bond Gather’s Atrium wedding space which will cover all your needs.


Make sure the raw space has the basic amenities you need for your wedding, such as electricity, running water, and restrooms.

Decor restrictions: 

Some raw spaces may have restrictions on what you can and cannot do in terms of decor, so it’s important to understand these restrictions ahead of time.


You will likely need to rent tables, chairs, linens, lighting, and other equipment for your wedding, so factor in the cost of these rentals into your budget. As raw spaces typically charge per hour, do know that you’ll need to factor in time for rental delivery, set up, breakdown and pick up. Always confirm these times with your space to ensure that the venue has someone onsite to oversee these moments.

Set up and Clean up: 

You may need to arrange for set up and clean up services, which can add additional cost and logistics to your wedding planning. Full service catering teams can typically take care of set up and clean up for you, but always double-check. Additional venue cleaning fees are common.


Depending on the location of the raw space, you may need to obtain permits for things like alcohol service or amplified music. 


Most raw spaces may require you to purchase event insurance, so be sure to inquire about this ahead of time. At the Atrium, we require COIs from all vendors stepping foot into the space, whether or not they’re physically altering the space in any way.


If you’re planning an outdoor wedding, be sure to have a backup plan in case of inclement weather. Some venues have tented options, but these may be an additional cost.


Most raw spaces do not come with an event coordinator, so make sure you have a professional hired to coordinate the set up of all of your vendors. On your wedding day, it’s best to make sure that a trained wedding pro is in charge of making sure the space gets set up in a way that matches your vision. The venue team is not responsible for small details, they’re primarily onsite to oversee venue tasks (temp, electricity, load in, etc.).


If you’re looking for a unique and memorable wedding venue, you should consider Bond Gather’s Atrium raw space. This spacious and versatile venue offers a raw and industrial aesthetic that can be easily customized to fit your wedding vision.

Whether you’re planning an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, the Atrium provides ample space to host your guests in style. With its high ceilings and open floor plan, it can accommodate a variety of seating arrangements and decorations.