Category Archives: Venues
Creating a Steampunk wedding at Lawry’s took a lot of collaboration from both the couple and their vendors. Lawry’s writes, “Not to take away from traditional weddings and after all at Lawry’s we love doing traditional. It was such a fun, creative, and exciting event to be a part of. I think it inspired so much energy and sheer inventiveness on the part of the vendors and guests. It offers the wedding couple a chance to put their own stamp on their wedding and transport everyone to another era! ” A great backdrop for your wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner Lawry’s can accommodate both your ceremony and the reception. They also offer a selection of specially designed menus or their award-winning Executive Chef can assist you in creating a customized menu for your unique theme.
The Greenbrier is an award-winning luxury resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. As a National Historic landmark, The Greenbrier Resort offers 710 rooms, 10 lobbies, 40+ meeting rooms and a massive underground bunker carved deep into the mountainside beneath the hotel’s West Virginia Wing.
In the late 1950s, the U.S. government approached The Greenbrier to create a secret emergency relocation center to house Congress in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. The classified facility code named “Project Greek Island”, was built at the same time as the West Virginia Wing, an above-ground addition to the hotel.
Once complete in 1961, the bunker provided a 25-ton blast door that opens with only 50 lbs. of pressure, decontamination chambers, 18 dormitories, designed to accommodate over 1,100 people, Power plant with purification equipment and three 25,000-gallon water storage tanks, Three 14,000-gallon diesel fuel storage tanks, Communications area, including television production area and audio recording booths, Clinic with 12 hospital beds, medical and dental operating rooms and an extensive Lab.
New York City is one of the most popular superhero backdrops, with locations varying from real sites such as the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and Central Park to fictional places apparently located in the city, such as the Fantastic Four Building and Xavier Mansion.
The Fantastic Four and Avengers live in this city and popular heroes such as Spider-Man, Daredevil, Spectre, Huntress and Vigilante have their base of operations here. Power Girl recently made a life for herself in New York City with the alias Karen Starr and Fabletown is on Bullfinch Street in Bill Willingham’s Fables. The city has also seen major attacks by Galactus and Onslaught‘s siege.
The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum; it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs, and events that feed your curiosity. The exhibits also make for great conversation starters for out-of-town guests who don’t necessarily know one another.
“Brides and grooms who hold their receptions at San Francisco’s Exploratorium are definitely fun-loving,” says Amy Adkins, the museum’s rental manager.
Couples have used glass beakers for their centerpiece vases, greeted guests with a sign-holding mannequin wearing a lab coat, and directed their guests to their tables with a “Periodic Table” seating chart. For a unique wedding portrait, says Adkins, couples often pose against the museum’s Colored Shadows Wall exhibit. “There’s a lot you can do with the science theme without going ‘mad scientist,’ ” she says with a laugh. Most Exploratorium wedding receptions start with cocktails served among the museum’s hundreds of hands-on science exhibits, where it’s perfectly okay to drink champagne and snack on hors d’oeuvres.
says Adkins. “We have an 18-foot tornado that you can touch, a giant kaleidoscope where you can see yourself reflected into infinity, and a gravel path that you try to walk across as quietly as you can. At the end, you get a score. If you’ve been too loud, the screen writes: ‘Too loud. Try again.’ That’s a fun one for guests, especially after they’ve had a couple of drinks!”
The Way Station is a Doctor Who themed Steampunk bar and performance venue and owner, Anders Heidel, has created a true geek fandom bar. A dark wood floor beneath red leather booths surrounded by warm Victorian wallpaper is what awaits you inside. The walls are adorned with homemade Steampunk weapons (ray guns fashioned from copper tubing and wood), turn of the century lamps and clocks, mechanical devices like the dual fan that spins from the ceiling and Doctor Who themed murals by Jonathan Fritz. However, the first thing you notice upon entering is the life-size TARDIS (a time machine from the British television series “Doctor Who”) near the bar but it will only transport you to the restroom, which is bigger on the inside.
Remember going to the arcade when you were young? Well, now that you don’t need your parents’ permission or a weeks worth of allowance, there’s one place that still has all your favorites and a full bar.
Ground Kontrol is a West Coast classic arcade, preserving and celebrating video gaming’s “golden age” by operating over 60 classic video games and 27 pinball machines. They also have a full bar available after 5pm, hosts DJs and Rock Band karaoke, and is available for public and private event rentals. A great reception location for the gaming couple.