Photography By: Andrew Weeks
When considering design, the Bently Reserve in San Francisco is like a treasure trove of endless possibilities. The Bently hosts the beauty of old-world architectural details, honed marble floors, stone columns that seem to reach all the way to the heavens, and the true sophistication that only years of history can provide. This incredible celebration photographed by the amazing Andrew Weeks will stay forever imprinted on the guests' memory, the Bently Reserve provides the perfect classic timelessness for stylish brides and grooms.
While the staff transforms your ceremony space into an incredible reception locale, move your guests to the grand foyer, mezzanine, and adjacent conference room for appetizers and cocktails. The sleek marble and bronze backdrop creates a show-stopping location for a martini bar complete with an illuminated ice carving of your personal monogram. Bently is the perfect location to embrace the theme of old world meets new, and its rich architectural heritage gives you an abundance of decorative details to work with.
Lighting is the key to creating a chic yet soft look at the Bently. Translucent washes of color with or without patterns will beautifully transform the ceiling and walls, while uplights strategically placed at the columns' bases and in the balcony will help soften the room. Experiment with your tablescape - there is no need to stick with a standard round table!
The Bently Reserve is the perfect place to dabble with shape and dimension, so try square tables for eight or two dramatic king banquet tables that span the length of the room. The room's height with its soaring ceilings demand tall, dramatic floral arrangements. Draw the eye up toward the amazing vintage light fixtures by using candle arrangements and towering florals on your tabletops. Rich, deep tones bring the Bently to life, as the dramatic marble floors, staircases, and columns tend to become washed out when paired with muted shades. If you desire a traditional feel with a modern edge, consider using black damask, blended with pops of turquoise and cranberry.
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