When my wife and I set out about 10 months ago to find a place for our wedding, we knew we wanted it in Redlands and in early September. We had just about found a place, which we both loved, except it was all outdoors. And in September in South...
ern California, you’re pretty much guaranteed unbearable heat. So, we thought we would try looking at a few more places, hopefully with an indoor option, before making a decision. As soon as we walked into the Speakeasy on State we knew we had found the perfect setting for our BIG day. Downtown Redlands newest event space, located above Seed, is a gorgeous, perfectly restored two room setting. We loved the history of it being a functioning speakeasy from 1922-1933. As if that weren’t enough, the owners have worked to preserve the magical details of the past including the peep hole in the ballroom pocket door, the red light in the ceiling and the exposed brick walls. We felt the authentic details would only add to our wedding atmosphere.
Nine months after saying yes to the Speakeasy, on September 10th, we had the wedding the we could have only dreamed of. We rented out the entire space, using the front room for our ceremony, which was later transformed into the buffet and bar, and the larger ballroom for the reception. The rooms are both beautiful on their own and very versatile and accommodated our theme of a formal garden party very well. As you can see from the pictures attached, we had a somewhat large party of 180 guests in attendance.
From the very beginning Ariell, co-owner of the Speakeasy on State, and her husband Chris were extremely generous and accommodating, making a point to check in with us, asking us if we needed anything, and going above and beyond to help out anywhere needed the day of the wedding. They are a very creative team with great attention to detail and offered many helpful suggestions.
We would without a doubt recommend the Speakeasy on State to anyone looking for a venue for any event, be it a wedding or formal dinner party in the front room. Thank you Speakeasy on State for making our dream wedding a reality!