On Sunday, there was a wedding at Housewerks. It’s a stellar location for a party, with a fabulous Victorian-era pumping station, fascinating pieces all around and a view of the skyline of Baltimore City.The timing for the wedding was excellent, as the crew from Housewerks had just been up to sell at Brimfield and had sold lots of their stock – much of it before the show even opened! So instead of being jam-packed with merchandise and treasures, the stock was relatively sparse. However, that meant that the pieces remaining were shown to their best advantage.The chuppah for the services was stretched between four columns, and set against two heavy mahogany doors. Lots of Housewerks’ artifacts were pressed into service as candleholders. And some other pieces were set up to use as coolers, to be filled with ice and bottles of wine and champagne. Outside, visitors were greeted with flapping pennants (made by moi, from remnants of my pillows!) and a double row of glass floats from Japanese fishing nets, which then lead into the building.
Here are some more pictures, so you can get an idea of what a great space this is.
Having a wedding in a space like Housewerks is not for everyone. But, personally, I’d much rather have an event at a place like this than somewhere traditional.