Loved shooting at The Vault last month! If you’re on the hunt for a venue, here’s what I thought about this one!
- The location: I love that it’s downtown, so it’s pretty central to most of the greater Columbus area. However, downtown isn’t always ideal. There is a parking lot in the same block as the venue, so that helps a great deal! There are no signs or anything to tell you where the entrance is, so you might want to be very specific when telling your guests- I saw quite a few of them walking up and down the street a couple times.
- Vintage details: The details inside just can’t be beat! The giant vault door, the clock above, the row of candles on the second floor. This venue is perfect if you’re wanting timeless, classic, or touch of vintage for your wedding day.
- The getting ready room: There is a little room off the second floor where you and your girls will get dressed. It. Is. Amazing. Well, from a photo point of view. It’s bright with lots of natural light and windows and painted all white. It’s a narrow room, so if you have a large bridal party or plan on having a lot of people with you while you’re getting ready, this may not be the most ideal place. But I would suggest at the very least, getting your dress on in this room.
- Taking photos nearby: Being that The Vault is right smack dab in the middle of downtown, you aren’t going to have a natural setting for your portraits. So you need to be ok with a city/ urban feel to them. The next block over is the Rennaisance Hotel with an amazing large 4th floor deck. It gives you great light and great views of the city. A couple blocks away is the Statehouse. Keep in mind, that using the grounds outside is not a problem, but you have to pay for a permit to do photos inside. The street where The Vault sits (Gay St.) is full of rich architecture and unique storefronts. And there’s also a cool alley a couple doors down that is a great spot for photos.
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