New Seattle wedding venue we're freaking out about (opening July 2013) #Stuff we love#literature theme#seattle#wedding venues Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Apr 29 2013) Ariel findyourafterglow Me and Megan losing our shit over the awesomeness of Axis Pioneer Square… You know how we're teaming up with the Lovesick Inc guys to do sweet-ass wedding expos in 2014? Well, a couple weeks ago Megan and I got to tour a brand new venue that our longtime pals over at Urban Light Studios are opening in Seattle's Pioneer Square. It's called AXIS and even its completely unfinished, raw state it was pretty much pants-shittingly awesome… 6000 square feet including integrated art gallery Capacity for 400 (250 seated) 1890 Pioneer Square building with 18' tall brick arches Book nerds will recognize this as the former space of Elliott Bay Book Co. Wait until you see the back alley (omg, the photo ops!) Opening July 2013 Once it's done, it's going to look something like this…note the books behind the bar… nice nod to Elliot Bay! The AXIS Pioneer Square website just went up, and needless to say that we're crossing our fingers that this is where Lovesick Seattle happens in 2014. Also, several of you should get married there so that we can crash your weddings. This post features Offbeat Vendors! Check out their vendor listing to see how they cater to Offbeat Brides: Lovesick Inc Urban Light Studios Ariel Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the brand-new From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel Meadow Stallings acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. To follow her latest work, join join The Afterglow, for exclusive access to essays, videos, online courses, and more. PREVIOUS Reality check: wedding planning isn't SO bad NEXT Angeline & Kirk's pink boots and kilts castle wedding Show/Hide comments [ 13 ] Elliot Bay closed?? Oh, so sad. But how nice that the space is going to live on! Reply Oh goodness no, Elliot Bay certainly didn't close! They moved to Capitol Hill in 2010. Reply Yays all around! Reply This space is really stunning is going to utterly kick ass! I would love to be involved as a makeup artist/hair styling company if they have a launch event! Please consider me for this! Reply Love this space! How very exciting! Reply Drat! Perfect wedding venue after the fact! I wonder if my husband would go for a vow renewal? Reply Oooh, what an awesome venue. Now I just have to convince my Seattle peeps to get hitched so I can visit! 😉 Reply Wow, this is gorgeous and amazing! Love the arches Reply Oooooh. I'm so pinning this to our "anniversary party" board. Reply Actually that is an awesome idea! My husband and I met in Seattle. Having an anniversary party here with our friends would rock! Reply So– I am strongly considering this venue. I emailed them and am crossing my fingers that it will fit within our budget constraints. I LOVE elliot bay bookstore and I'm sure my boy would love it, too. (Um… I haven't brought him to the new location yet. Seattle-ite fail!!) Our wedding is 12/7/13. Yes. You read that correctly. We had a venue! But things beyond our control are forcing us to find a new one. Reply Uhm, so this place will not be all the rage anymore by the time I ever get married and it won't be new and different and you will have like a hundred offbeat bride submissions there by then…. but I totally want my wedding there and it will be awesome. Muahahahaha Reply Its definitely a great space, unfortunately it's not run very well. I scheduled an appointment to view the space for my own wedding, and when I got there, I was ignored and it took me forever to find the woman I was supposed to meet with. When I finally found her, she asked me to wait and started just started talking to other people who appeared to be her friends for quite some time. As amazing as the space is, I would not trust them with my event. Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.