Abandoned Elegance

— Reception Venues

For a celebration of enduring romance, we’re imagining the venue possibilities that lie in historic, abandoned buildings. Think ancient deserted structures, hidden places of seclusion gradually being reclaimed by nature. A testament to the cycle of life and love itself, we adore structures built to last, resisting a constant desire to rebuild and refresh.

Romanced by timeworn facades and weather-beaten patinas, we’re dreaming of far-off journeys spent uncovering forgotten spaces with moss-covered walls and fields spilling with wildflowers. If looking for options closer to home, search for abandoned warehouses in city suburbs, ancient chapels, and restored antique buildings with old-world charm.

When it comes to styling, let the beauty of the space speak for itself and accentuate unique features through minimalist décor. Imagine simple chairs in white or Perspex contained to the centre of the room, greenery woven around staircases and dilapidated walls, artfully arranged to appear as if emerging from within the floor. Balance man-made spaces and weather-beaten bricks with soft textures and muted colours. Visualise off-whites and nude palettes, silks draped from the ceiling and feather-light flowers suspended from seats. Complement creeping vines and sprouting plants with ambient lighting, emanating from opulent ceiling lamps resting on the floor and hundreds of candles strewn across the room.

We’ve sourced a collection of abandoned spaces with incredible potential from around the globe. Our top picks are sites of moody romance that have us dreaming of silk slips disappearing around corners and antique veils spilling onto the floor…

See a full list of our favorite venues from around the globe in The LANE Brand Directory


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