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When you close your eyes and envision your dream wedding, what do you see? If it’s a venue with a unique blend of historical, industrial charm and rustic winery vibes, then Barrister Winery wedding venue in Spokane may be a great choice for your wedding day! A winery-slash-art gallery, Barrister Winery is an elegant venue with indoor and outdoor spaces perfect for your dream wedding.
Barrister Winery was founded by two lawyers who bought an at-home winemaking kit on a family vacation. But they never looked back. What quickly began as a hobby quickly became an amateur business model. When they won three golds and a silver at the Indy International Wine Competition, things really began to heat up. They named their new winery Barrister, after the British term for “lawyer.” They then began launching their line of wines, which were continuously winning prestigious awards and high ratings.
Now, the winery is housed in a beautiful 100-year-old warehouse in downtown Spokane. Its soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls, and weathered beams make it the perfect venue for elegant, rustic weddings. The winery also houses a cozy tasting room. You can drop by anytime to sample their award-winning wines and enjoy the company of their friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Barrister Winery has two main spaces for hosting events, one indoor and one outdoor. The Barrister’s Gallery is their indoor space, located on the winery’s main floor, accommodating up to 225 guests. You’ll love the historic vibes with lots of earthy, warm woods and exposed brick for an elegant industrial feel. Your guests can enjoy being served from the signature backlit tasting bar, and when it’s time to move on to the evening festivities, there is plenty of space to seat them for dinner and get them up and moving on the dance floor.
The Barrister Gallery also includes complimentary pillar candle centerpieces for a simple decor base. But you can bring in additional decor to make it truly feel like your unique wedding. The Barrister Winery Gallery is named for its beautiful artwork displayed gracefully on brick walls, so your wedding will also expose your guests to beautiful pieces made by northwestern artists!
Barrister Winery’s outdoor event space is the Courtyard. A beautiful urban garden that is home to potted trees and plants that grow beneath a canopy of twinkling lights. The Courtyard can be a great option for a lovely ceremony. Exchange your vows in front of beautiful stacked barrels for a rustic winery look. The Courtyard accommodates up to 150 people and is open seasonally from May 1st through September 30th.
Just a note, there aren’t spaces for bridal parties to get ready at the winery. So you’ll want to plan to do hair, makeup, and get dressed at an offsite location. Maybe you want to consider booking some fun form of transportation from your getting-ready space to the winery. Like a limo or vintage car!
There are so many incredible spots to take timelessly beautiful wedding photos at Barrister Winery. Outdoors, we can grab pictures in front of the wine barrels for lovely pictures that will effortlessly capture the vibes of your winery wedding. The Courtyard has plenty of bright, natural light, and the brick exterior and potted greenery will be perfect for organic and natural-looking pictures. Plus, we can use the exterior architecture of the winery for edgier, more industrial photos.
Indoors, we’ll sneak away to the barrel room. The perfect romantic setting for some intimate portraits amidst rows of wine barrels. The dim candlelight glow and Basalt rock walls set a gorgeous, moody tone for pictures you’ll love to look at for the rest of your lives.
Throughout your indoor reception, we’ll be sure to take plenty of pictures of your family and friends celebrating you and your new spouse. The beautiful gallery lighting is perfect for dinner photos, and once everyone hits the dance floor, we’ll be sure to get lots of pictures of everyone dancing the night away!
When it comes to your first meal as a married couple, you’ll be able to plan your perfect menu with Beacon Hill Catering & Events for you and your wedding guests to enjoy. They are the exclusive caterers of Barrister Winery. While the word “exclusive” can sometimes give pause, don’t worry. Beacon Hill is all about amazing and attentive customer service, distinctive design, and making a personalized statement. So, in addition to your food being outrageously delicious, it will also be memorable! They offer a variety of menu options from which you can choose, or they’ll work with you to create a custom menu. Your style and good taste (get it?) will be showcased in all of the food you serve your guests on your wedding day!
When you book your Barrister Winery wedding, you’ll have access to a variety of amenities to make your day even easier. They offer wedding planning services and a day-of coordinator to ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible on your wedding day. They’ll set up and tear down the entire event for you, including the tables and chairs that are provided. Linens, silverware, and glassware are also included, as well as public parking for all of your guests.
A few things to keep in mind about the venue: they provide all of the beer and wine you’ll need, but the alcohol permitted is limited to beer and wine only. Amplified music is fine indoors and out, but the music has to end by 10:30 (so if you’re all-night partiers, consider taking the celebration to a nearby bar!)
Barrister Winery wedding venue has everything you need to throw a gorgeous, fun, and memorable wedding. From the award-winning wines you’ll enjoy with your guests, to the sensational food, to the beautiful, cozy event spaces that will let you fit all of your favorite people without compromising the sense of intimacy, Barrister Winery is a perfect wedding venue. Feel free to reach out to me to brainstorm some unique ways we can capture your wedding day at Barrister Winery on camera and to make sure we have your wedding date in our books!
Now that you found the perfect venue, it’s time to find your wedding photographer! I love helping couples plan and then capture the special day of their dreams. So check out the blog links below for more incredible Spokane venues and work from my portfolio. Then reach out today to chat about your dream wedding photos!