We are so lucky in Baltimore that we have access to so many beautiful wedding venues. We’ve DJ’ed weddings at chic waterfront hotels, luxurious ballrooms, and world-class museums, plus some truly fantastic creative spaces—like The Assembly Room.
The Assembly room is a converted industrial warehouse…but that description really doesn’t do this space justice. We’re talking exposed brick walls decorated with graffiti from local artists. High ceilings with exposed wooden rafters. Restored parquet floors and industrial pendant lighting.
Plus, the scale of this space is impressive. With 24,000 square feet to play with, couples can lay out their day however they wish. That includes the option to create smaller, cozier spaces so the party doesn't get lost in massive, cavernous rooms. Check out the ceremony site for Ben & Courtney’s wedding, which fit 160 guests without feeling too large thanks to the closed garage doors to the left.
The venue was perfectly matched with the couple’s photographer, Leigh Anne Brader. Her warm, earthy style brought out all of the vintage charm of this stunning venue.
For music, the couple chose a great combination of indie artists, pop bangers, and sentimental country. The parents and grandparents entered the ceremony site to Heart’s on Fire by Passenger. For the wedding party, the soundtrack was Simply the Best by Billianne. This is a cover of a cover, with the original by Tina Turner, covered by Noah Reid from Schitt’s Creek, and then covered again by TikTok favorite Billianne. It’s cover-ception!
Finally, Courtney made her entrance to Iris by Natalie Taylor, a Goo Goo Dolls cover. We love finding new versions of songs we already know and love!
No covers for the couple’s recessional—they chose the original version of I Melt With You by Modern English.
After cocktail hour upstairs, the party moved into a large reception room decorated with greenery, bistro lights, and a fantastic custom neon sign over the sweetheart table that read “The Flowers, est. 2022.” This will be a piece they can hang in their home for years to come. It was all put together by wedding coordinator Anna, one of the geniuses at The Otherside Creatives.
The wedding party was introduced to 80s-meets-modern pop song Blinding Lights by The Weeknd, followed by Courtney & Ben’s big entrance to Love and Memories by Maryland’s own O.A.R.
The couple’s first dance was accompanied by another cover, Eddie Berman’s version of Dancing in the Dark by Bruce Springsteen. Then Courtney and her dad danced to Butterfly Fly Away by father/daughter duo Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus, followed by Ben and his mom to Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion.
If those parquet floors could talk! This was quite the party. Baltimore wedding DJ Mike “Q” says, “[Courtney and Ben’s] friends and family were an amazing crowd to play for. They brought maximum energy right up till the very end.”
The bride took a few moments to steal away for an outfit change, swapping out her gown with a long train for a chic, satiny halter dress, perfect for dancing. We live for a bridal outfit change moment.
For the last song of the night, the crowd all sang along to Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver. “Almost heaven,” indeed.
A huge thank you to Courtney and Ben for choosing us as their Baltimore wedding DJ’s! We wouldn’t have wanted to miss this one. If you’re deep in the planning process for your 2023 or 2024 wedding, hit us up! We can help you with song choices, uplighting, photo booths, and more for your perfect day.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022