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My husband and I live in Chester County, PA (which is extremely expensive) and most of the venues near us were booked a year in advance and I was completely uninterested in a Country Club-style wedding. Both being art majors, we wanted to have creative control over everything at our wedding--and Goggleworks is the place for that! When you get the venue, you pretty much get that..the venue. We had to find a caterer and do all the decorating ourselves, which i LOVED doing, by the way. Margaret was very quick to respond when I had first started contacting her about renting the venue, and was nothing but helpful on the day of set up! Our wedding was on a Saturday and they gave us the entire day Friday to set up, and the entire day Sunday to tear down. And if you like doing that, like me, you'll have a lot of fun doing it! If you're a creative person it's definitely the blank canvas you want to create the wedding of your dreams!
We had our ceremony in Chester County and then everyone drove up here for the reception. I believe most people have their cocktail hour/reception in 238 and the ceremony in 420. We opted to have our cocktail hour in 238 and the reception in 420. I love 420 because the room as a whole is much brighter, and there's a great view of Reading in the windows. We did very minimal decorating in 238 (light colored tablecloths and a few things on the tables) and went all out in 420, so it gave us a great WOW moment for the guests. We have heard nothing but great things about our reception and Goggleworks--it's just such a different venue than most people are having, and it gives you so many great opportunities to choose every single detail you'd like for your wedding.
If you can't tell--I highly recommend it :)
We had my daughter's wedding and reception at GoggleWorks this weekend. From the start of planning to the event everything was perfect. The venue is so unique and perfect since the bride and groom are graphic designers. Margaret the event planner was a delight to work with. The staff who helped us on all 3 days were always professional and so pleasant. Cara was with us the day of the wedding, she was awesome. She went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure my daughter's day was perfect. And it was!
Everything ran so smoothly on our wedding day and it was the perfect venue for us! The staff was always so helpful and the rental prices are so reasonable. I know having the venue for 3 days to have decorating time and tear down time made our lives so much easier, and it allowed more time with family and friends. Thank you for a wonderful experience!!
We had our ceremony and reception at The GoggleWorks in Reading, PA and we can't say enough about how wonderful the facility was!! Margaret Murphy, the events director/coordinator, was so incredibly easy to work with and very responsive to my multiple questions leading up to the wedding. The facility itself was such a cool, unique place for a wedding- the guests could walk around the facility and look at the work of the very talented artists that have their studios there. All the guests I spoke with were raving about how great GW was. They also had a great list with lots of vendor options. We were able to find an amazing group of vendors to create the most beautiful day for us. I would highly recommend the GoggleWorks for a wedding or any other important event!!!!
GoggleWorks was truly a dream wedding venue. It was so unique and beautiful and we got so many compliments on it. Margaret was so pleasant to work with and Cara was a big help on the day of the wedding. I wouldn't have had my wedding anywhere else!
My husband and I got married at Goggleworks in July. I cannot say enough wonderful things about the place. We were looking for a non traditional (basically not a country club or banquet hall) space for our wedding. Goggleworks has beautiful, large rooms that are perfect for a ceremony or reception (we elected to do both there). Also, they are VERY reasonably priced for a wedding venue. They also rent out the space for the entire weekend, so we set up on Friday, had the wedding Saturday, and then cleaned up on Sunday. It doesn't get much better than that. They also allow you to use an outside caterer (big savings right there). Margaret Murphy is absolutely wonderful to work with throughout the wedding process. Our wedding was everything we wanted and more. Thank you Margaret!
Margaret Murphy and all the other Goggleworks staff were just the absolute best to work with! We were attempting to cut corners wherever we could, and they were extremely supportive in all our efforts. As this was our first family wedding, we had a lot of questions, which they answered or even anticipated in advance. We decorated the room ourselves, as they gave us access to it over 24 hours prior to the event.
It's a great venue in which to hold both the ceremony and the reception. Our guests enjoyed the galleries while our catering service changed the room settings. Probably the best comment we received from our guests was that the day truly reflected the personalities of the bridal couple. That was possible through the help of the Goggleworks staff! Thank you so much.
Margaret, the main contact is awesome! She is so friendly and excited! She really has great ideas and is very helpful!
This is an amazing venue if you are willing to do some leg work. With some organization, you will have a great time planing any event here and it will look great! Our friends and family loved it!
The GoggleWorks was an amazing facility to have our reception. Margaret was awesome and super helpful to work with. I recommend anyone who enjoys putting together all the details for your wedding this is the venue for you. We had an amazing day
I was SO pleased and happy with our choice for our wedding! The ceremony in the theater and reception in Room 238 were picture perfect. Everyone-- all of our guests-- loved GoggleWorks for the unique look of the building and beautiful artwork everywhere. John and I loved GoggleWorks for those reasons, but especially the excellent help and friendly planner Margaret Murphy and the rest of the GoggleWorks family. Plenty of room for our 168 guests and room for dancing, clean kitchen and bathroom facilities, excellent value, but the service is what gets 10 stars! The location is easy to find and not way out of the way as some people thought it might be (outside the Philadelphia, Pa area).
The GoggleWorks is a wonderful venue that any bride who marches to their own drummer should check out. It is a such a rich and also blank canvas that you can create any look or feel. I would suggest going to "The Art of The Wedding". Its a bridal show that they hold and is a great way to meet vendors in the area. Margaret Murphy is a dream and all of her staff helped me stay calm and enjoy my day. A place I will definitely visit again and again.
The Goggleworks was wonderful ! The venue was unique and easy to decorate. We had two whole days to set up which I could not find anywhere else we looked. I had a very DIY wedding, and needed the extra time. The event coordinators were very supportive and always quick to respond to emails. I would highly recommended this venue :)
Margaret Murphy and her team at the GoggleWorks are absolutely perfect. Anything I needed, Margaret helped me get. She was sweet, professional, and a joy to work with. The venue is unique and memorable for all guests. A great choice for anyone who wants to create a long-lasting impression!
Overall the experience was amazing and I'd use them again in a heartbeat. My only complaint was that at the end of the night we were having trouble getting everything out on time and the girl who was there from the Goggleworks very obviously wanted to go home and wasn't very polite. The woman who I talked with previously about all the wedding details was AMAZING and an absolute sweetheart but she was not the person there for the actual wedding. But I was recommend the venue to everyone that is looking for something a little different.
We had our reception at the GoggleWorks, and had a very pleasant experience. The event coordinator was in constant contact with us, and made our planning as easy as possible. We were given a lot of freedom as far as decoration goes, so we could really make the room look exactly the way we wanted. A staff member was on site during the entire reception, and everything went smoothly. I would certainly recommend this venue.
What can I say? I LOVED working with the GoggleWorks. Margaret (Facilities Coordinator) was so enjoyable to work with. She helped make our day so special. We were looking for an off-beat wedding and Margaret was so accommodating in every aspect. The venue is just so neat and everyone was pleasantly surprised. It is so great for photos, plenty of parking and pretty reasonable prices. It also helps support the running of such a great facility. We are so glad we chose this venue - there isn't one thing I could complain about this place. Thank you GoggleWorks!!!