Vendor Spotlight ~ The Bright Box Theater

Winchester, VA Wedding Photographers

Bright Box Theater Winchester VA wedding venue by swadley studio

The Bright Box Theater in Winchester, VA is a modern wedding couples’ dream come true. When I first heard that there was going to be a new performing arts venue opening in downtown Winchester hosting live music as well as private events such as weddings I was very hopeful that it would be everything I have wanted in a modern wedding venue. Before it opened I was invited to take a tour of the building and photograph the unique details of the space. I have to say as soon as I walked in I was in love! The owners had spared no expense to make their venue beyond amazing. Marilyn Finnemore had wanted to create a space much like the black box style theaters where you can convert the space into multiple setups depending on the needs of the event. She also hired a nationally known sound designer to create a top-notch sound system, and the end result is nothing short of perfection. They definitely succeeded in this endeavor and I am so excited that our area now has a classy, modern wedding venue that will appeal to more contemporary couples. The top floor could actually appeal to history buffs as well, since the original tin ceiling tiles from the early 20th century department store and the original escalator is still in place. Not to mention the great view of Old Town Winchester’s historic courthouse. So classy!

As happy as I was to see the venue in person, it’s always interesting to see a new venue handle events such as weddings. Weddings are so much different than other events, and I have seen my share of new venues fail in creating a wonderful wedding day experience, because they don’t understand the nuances that go into making a wedding day flow. So I was really excited when one of my brides told me that her reception would be at the Bright Box Theater, so I could see them in action! I may have just started jumping up and down (but I’ll never admit to that, haha!). Her wedding day came and the ceremony went off without a hitch at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley as they always do there, and off to the reception at the Bright Box we went. The contemporary wedding decor looked amazing in the main theatre space of the Bright Box. Every staff member was professional and went above and beyond with their individual tasks. I heard so many guests comment on how unique and classy this reception was, and how they had never experienced something quite like it. Now the food… OH MY GOODNESS, the food! Well we didn’t get to actually eat the food (boo!), but it looked like it was straight out of a magazine! It was obvious that everyone loved the food with the conversations we overheard. You can check out the blog post of this wedding here! I was so impressed with every aspect of the wedding reception held here, and will continue to recommend this venue to anyone getting married in the area who wants something different from what all their friends had. Enjoy the images of the Bright Box Theater, along with a few from the wedding we shot there!

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The best view of the Old Town Mall in Winchester, don’t you think?

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Here are some images of the wedding we did, but be sure to visit this post containing more of Allison & Kevin’s modern wedding!

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