A loft-style wedding venue in Paterson, New Jersey, The Art Factory specializes in industrial chic ceremonies and receptions. Located in the national hub of manufacturing, the historic venue was built circa 1840. One of the first—and oldest—remaining factories in the United States that is open to the public, The Art Factory’s undeniable emphasis on art, architecture and design make it the ideal destination for one-of-a-kind knot-tying celebrations!
Facilities and Capacity
The Art Factory comfortably accommodates a maximum of 800 guests. Couples have the option of hosting their ceremony and/or reception in any of the venue’s seven fashionably appointed event spaces, each of which feature the following amenities:
The Art Factory offers couples a number of wedding-related services for a truly streamlined celebration. Options include, but are not limited to, the following:
Couples who book The Art Factory benefit from a variety of customizable wedding facilities. For a truly enhanced celebration, couples are provided with 20 hours of exclusive access to the following:
Couples who entrust their special day to The Art Factory are proudly offered various wedding-related amenities. From the moment the venue is booked, said couples benefit from becoming Honorary Art Factory Members, receiving uncapped access to the entire venue and its art community.
The Art Factory is conveniently located in historic Paterson, New Jersey. Only 12 short miles from New York City, the unique venue is less than 10 minutes from a number of Paterson, New Jersey landmarks, such as Garrett Mountain Reservation, Frank D. Zaccaria Memorial Park and Rifle Camp Park.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Joe · Married on 05/10/2014
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.
They are the loveliest people to work with. Creative, fun, organized, and they have incredibly talented vendors that have their own studios in the building. The venue itself is unique and lends itself to a lot of different styles/vibes. Also, significantly more cost-effective than your average NYC wedding.