A Unique Wedding Venue in Raleigh – the Vidrio restaurant upstairs bar and event space overlooking Glenwood South
The new Vidrio restaurant that opened on Glenwood South in Raleigh last year has a big city vibe with a look to rival an art gallery. Not only has their Mediterranean food and themed restaurant garnered rave reviews from the get-go, but Vidrio has some of the most unique wedding event options in Raleigh. The second level of the restaurant is a majestic private event space that maintains intimacy while enjoying the spectacular atmosphere of the restaurant.
So how does a bride who wants to stand out with a different venue, and her own personal style combine it all? Wedding planner Gina Myers of La Cosa Bella Events picked a talented team of NC wedding vendors to help her create a sophisticated wedding look in this beautiful restaurant with an eclectic mix of nouveau Greek, Spanish and ’60s mod décor. Robin Lin Photography captured the entire “wedding day” in vibrant photography that matched this unique wedding venue in Raleigh.
Wedding Party Gathering at Vidrio – a Unique Wedding Venue in Raleigh
Wedding party attire goes a long way to bring together the look of a wedding. In this case, the sleek looks of the bride, groom and their best man / bridesmaid duo match the upscale, big city look of Vidrio, a unique wedding venue in Raleigh.
Our bride wears an unadorned silk gown with sexy slits to the knee from downtown Raleigh wedding dress shop, Gilded Bridal, and carries a contemporary petite bouquet of cymbidium orchids from Fresh Affairs. In true minimalist approach, the bridesmaids attire is effortlessly chic with a dark emerald Theia gown with a high neck from Bella Bridesmaids – who has a Triangle location in Cary. The ladies wore Betsey Johnson sparkly heels from Belk. Vidrio is one of only a handful of Raleigh wedding venues that have an on site bridal suite. So the hair stylist, Wedding Hair by Liz, and the makeup artist, Perfection by Patricia, came on location to style the ladies.
The groom is in a black tie with a new tailored fit from Bernard’s Formalwear. A striped bow tie distinguishes his best man. Before guests arrive, the bar area at Vidrio makes a great location for wedding party portraits!
Artsy and Modern Design for this Vidrio Wedding Matches the Contemporary Event Space
A Vidrio wedding is a one of a kind experience, but can be heavily influenced by the event team. La Cosa Bella Events designed a contemporary look for this unique wedding venue in Raleigh. The design accentuated the already modern and crazy beautiful features of Vidrio!
A wedding arch created entirely of magnolia leaf columns and abundant ferns and palms by Fresh Affairs as a perfect match for this artsy balcony. A paper suite in rich indigo watercolors includes the invitation, reply card, menu and calligraphy place cards. The welcome sign on a mirror was also painted by Jessica of Impressions Stationery. She also tied in the contemporary look with acrylic menus at the reception.
Wedding Reception at Vidrio Raleigh – a Fine Dining Experience in an Unforgettable Atmosphere
This entire upstairs of Vidrio is devoted to private events, and oversized windows can be turned into an open air experience during warmer weather. The size of the rooms make events here feel intimate, while allowing for a casual flow throughout the evening. The wedding reception space at Vidrio Raleigh overlooks the famous glass blown wall. The wedding party and guest tables are set in view of the jaw-droppingly beautiful wall of blown glass bowls and orbs (Vidrio means glass in Spanish). The vivid rainbow of colors are mimicked in the low row of bright variety of jewel-toned blossoms on the long tables. A mix of textured linens with velvet linens, bronze and white seatings, glass vessels and both modern and eclectic accents express fun and flair. An amazing designer cake by Pastry Works has hand-painted pastel watercolor accents with town fondant ruffles, layers of colored buttercream on the middle tier and edible bubble-sugar accents.
One of the things that make Vidrio a unique wedding venue in Raleigh is that it’s also an upscale Mediterranean restaurant on Glenwood South. With an extensive menu of small plates that creatively bring the flavors of the Mediterranean into traditional and modern dishes, the cuisine is truly to die for. There are also over 50 wines on tap plus a robust collection of domestic and international bottles for your guests to enjoy during a Vidrio wedding celebration.
La Cosa Bella Events planned this shoot with a vendor group pulled together a talented group of Southern Bride and Groom recommended vendors to design this Vidrio wedding. We loved the combination of classic and modern trends for this beautiful and unique event space in Raleigh.