Magic meets your dream come true
Having been the first to book our wedding with the Art Factory, we were initially nervous about what to expect. Donata and David have far exceeded our expectations and wildest dreams. From vintage trolleys escorting our guests to the industrial market place for crepes and cocoa, to the ride in the shaft elevator transporting our guests to our ethereal, enchanting ceremony where snow, yes snow, fell all around us as I walked down the aisle, to the rock and roll Engine room for cocktail hour, completed by our bohemian gypsy extravagant reception topped with a custom-made turkish tent, it is safe to say that these two are visionaries with even bigger dreams than our own.
Each item had a story to tell and our guests continue to not only rave about the venue and decor, but the gastronomy that knocked it out of the park. This venue is a sacred space and only brides and groom who can appreciate it and the artistry that is put into these creations should visit and book. Please do not compromise this place! It is STUNNING and your photos will be AMAZING. We are so grateful to have been given this gift. Our guests cannot get over how unusual, rare and enchanting our day was. Thank you, Art Factory! We are so thrilled to be lifetime members.
As we began our search for the perfect spot to hold our wedding, The Art Factory seemed to be unique and in line with our interest in history and art so we met with David Garsia at The Art Factory in Paterson and toured a raw space with really neat elements, e.g. natural rock, vintage buildings, and an openness to allow for our own personal touches.
On the big day, we were given a point person to stay with us throughout the day who proved to be a great help. The folks on-site really made it easy to coordinate all of the moving parts and never feel like it was spinning out of control.
Our ceremony took place in the Mountain Vault with our guests entering from outside down a romantically lit and acoustically sound passageway serenaded by a guitarist into the Vault that had been turned into an undersea adventure with jellyfish hanging from the ceiling and lighting to represent anemone upon the walls. Pews and red upholstered benches were provided that were stylish and appropriate to the occasion.
Our reception moved upstairs to a larger space that was also molded to our decorator's vision with paper lanterns of white above. Rustic wooden factory tables were provided for the caterers and added a nice connection between the venue and the food and allowed for easy movement as needed. Plenty of floor space allowed for areas for a photo shoot area, dining, bar, DJ, and dancing for just under 100 guests.
I couldn't be more pleased with how our day at The Art Factory transpired. Almost four years later, friends comment they thought it was one of the most fun and unique weddings they had ever attended. The Art Factory was perfect for us and allowed us to express our personalities. I highly recommend The Art Factory for anyone looking to have a unique event in a beautiful space working with amazing people.
The Art Factory - Art Exhibitions with a side of "making wedding dreams come true!"
I’ve always known that I wanted something different for my wedding reception, but I couldn’t quite picture what that meant. I knew there were string lights in my vision, and I knew that—though many of the banquet halls in the area are lovely—they didn’t quite feel like me. When I stumbled across The Art Factory as a venue option on Wedding Wire, I just HAD to check it out. In fact, I woke my (then) fiancé out of a dead sleep to show him the gorgeous pictures (of the building, rooms, exhibitions, weddings, etc.)
Fast forward to the Big Day:
That raw, rustic spot we’d initially walked thru was entirely transformed. Every vision I’d had, and so many I couldn’t have imagined came to life within those historical walls.
The Cocktail Hour:
Our guests arrived in their parking lot away from the venue and took a short trolley ride into the Cocktail hour. They loved it, we loved it! Walking in, our guests were treated to our own art exhibition (where pictures of us and our families were displayed like fine art).
The Main Reception:
When the Cocktail hour was over, our guests were courteously escorted upstairs into the Hamilton room and to their surprise, it was even more gorgeous than the Art Exhibition. The rustic furniture and decor, with exquisite lighting and acoustics just made the night better and better.
According to my family, I’ve now “won weddings”, and I have so many people to thank for that, but especially The Art Factory. Thank you for being our diamond in the rough!
We absolutely loved our wedding at Art Factory Studios. It was so beautiful and each guest was so surprised and delighted!! The team there is accommodating and helpful. Donata and Dave make a great partnership and made our wedding vision and dreams come true. They were such a blessing to us. Thank you so much Art Factory!! We will miss you guys.
DAVID, DONATA, AND ART FACTORY FAMILY – THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING THIS PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS IN MAKING OUR DREAM COME TRUE. WE COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER TEAM TO WORK WITH. YOUR VISION, LOVE, AND CREATIVITY ARE SO CONTAGIOUS AND APPRECIATED. WE PRAY THAT YOUR HARD WORK CONTINUES TO TRANSFORM THE GREAT CITY OF PATERSON. THE ART FACTORY HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN OUR HEARTS.
MAIN & GINA
I had the opportunity to check out this space thanks to my son Alex and Ron because this is where the Spielberg's West Side Story was filmed. I want to start by saying how excited I am for the development of the entire historic district there. I think in a year it is going to be one of the hottest areas in NJ.
The venue itself is lovely. There is gorgeous art on the wall and I like that there is a lot of space to move around. Big selling point: the air conditioning here works like a champ. A lot of times you get into these old buildings, and the ac can't keep up with the space, but that was not the case here. Plenty of windows let in the light during the day, which I am always a fan of; I hate going to dark event spaces during the day and feeling like I'm in a dungeon.
During the cocktail hour there is a deck outdoor area. There are cool sofas for comfy seating as you're mingling with friends. There are breathtakingly beautiful upstairs lofty areas as well. It should be noted that the building is located on an extremely well lit block, so if you attend an event here at night you should feel pretty safe. I look very much forward to attending our event there in 2021.
I attended my cousin's wedding at the Art Factory on October 12, 2019. I have to say that it was a beautiful wedding. Everyone was so gracious and very accommodating. We had over 200 people at this wedding and everyone had a spectacular time. I have to admit, I was not sure about this place since, let's face it, it's a warehouse. However, from the time you walk inside and see all of the rooms that they have and the uniqueness of the inside and outside, you basically fall in love with it. So, hope this helps anyone who is looking into the possibility of having your wedding here.
Such a classic, timeless and stunning venue! Looking forward to future events in those gorgeous historic buildings... there are so many unique spaces for a first look, portraits, group photos, etc. TheArtFactory was also a perfect rain plan for the ceremony that had to be moved inside at the last minute! You're a lifesaver! THANK YOU for everything you've done! Don't pay attentions to haters - they just don't get it!
Perfect venue to creating unique experiences for your guests. Rather than settling for the standard event space, Art Factory nontraditional space offers unique design elements, views and architecture.
Maybe because I'm not afraid to think outside the box and be creative when selecting a venue traditional spaces just don't do nothing for me. TheArtFactory will allow you to design an inspiring environment that will tell your story, connect with your guest and leave a lasting impression.
And there’s no better way to deliver a memorable experience to your guests than making them feel like they’re truly a part of a one-of-a kind event.
One great way to do that is with personalization. TheArtFactory is fabulous because they will let you do almost anything and even your guests are allowed to move around different spaces and interact.
I know they're doing a lot of changes and upgrades but hopefully they will stay true to the real historic character of this amazing space.