Proof That Industrial Chic Weddings Are the New Rustic

Written by Hillary Hoffower
Photo: Julie Roberts Photographic Artist

News alert — vintage and rustic chic are now facing some heated competition. The industrial chic trend has been making a serious run for the wedding scene’s best style blend. Often infusing vintage and rustic elements itself, the trend expertly blends modern with the old. When it comes to industrial wedding venues, think revamped lofts, old factories with metal piping, and spacious warehouses with exposed brick or bare concrete walls.

Throw in some Edison bulb lighting, florals or greenery, and gilded geometric accents and you’ve instantly brought the chic to the industrial. Here, some of our favorite industrial wedding ideas.

Urban meets luxe in this lounge area, with a royal lounger exuding European influence set against a backdrop of string globe lighting and exposed brick.

Pewter metal chairs are the perfect industrial touch to ceremony seating, topped off by a lush swag of greenery for a feminine complement.

An empty warehouse gets a glam twist with gilded accents and a unique ceremony backdrop of abstract metal adorned with pastel floral arrangements.

Escort cards get a modern touch thanks to gold square frames. Lined up in perfect rows, they pop against trims of greenery and emit a clean, minimalist look.

Rustic and industrial play up one another with a weathered wooden table topped with crates overlooked by an eclectic metal cubed chandelier. But the real star is the suspended display of sweets, courtesy of an old-fashioned pulley — now, that’s industrial at its finest.

A gilded triangular terrarium brings some geometry to the setting as a chic table number. Surrounded by decadent flowers and amber lighting, the look is all romance.

Copper Moscow mule mugs and gray dinnerware infuse the hues of surrounding statement concrete walls to bring an industrial feel to this gorgeous reception table. A lack of towering centerpieces allows the reception space to shine, while snakes of Edison lightbulbs overhead bring classic industrial vibes.

A bistro-inspired font in black and white typeface creates an unexpected and oversized welcome sign, while lush greenery surrounds the entrance for a chic feel.

industrial wedding reception
Photo: Jenn Emerling

With exposed brick, hanging plants, and a seating layout with bistro chairs, this reception space takes a cue from an urban restaurant.

Industrial chic takes on a preppy twist in this gray tablescape, thanks to metal chairs and a striped table cloth.