Elegant Winter Wedding at the Great Hall

The Great Hall at Union Station is the perfect location for an elegant black and white wedding reception. For this event, the hall was filled with classic touches including black and white linens, silver-rimmed china, a variety of gorgeous white flowers surrounded by lush greenery!

The Couple and Bridal Party

The bride and groom selected a classic black and white look for their tux, dress and flowers. A touch of color was added for the bridesmaids, who wore magenta gowns with beautiful fur wraps.

The bride and groom were driven from the ceremony at Our Lady of Fatima to the Great Hall in style – in a Rolls Royce! The couple posed for photos in front of the fabulous old-fashioned car next door at the King Street Station in Pioneer Square.

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

The Invitation and Wedding Favors

The couple chose simple and sophisticated wedding invitations, setting the tone for their classy black and white affair. Customized wedding favors were made with the couple’s name and wedding date, and were given out to guests at the end of the night.

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

The Décor

The Great Hall at Union Station is a perfect location for ornate and elegant décor. With a stunning 55 foot barrel vaulted ceiling, over 400 white lights, and black and white mosaic tile – it doesn't take a whole lot to create a breathtaking look! Candles and stunning centerpieces including white flowers, mini lights, and rich greenery were set on every cocktail and dining table. They also incorporated a theme of the train station into their decor, with each table distinctively noted as a track number. 

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

  Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

  Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

The Food

This gorgeous wedding reception continued to impress well throughout the night – especially when it came to the food! After some passed appetizers during cocktail hour, guests were given our delicious Pecan & Gorgonzola salad for a starter. Their family-style meal also consisted of roasted beef tenderloin medallions with a port wine-peppercorn demi-glace, mesquite grilled Vancouver Island salmon with herb butter, butternut squash ravioli, and fire grilled vegetables.

After the guests danced the night away with the bride and groom, the late night snack menu was brought out. The cheese zombies, mini meatloaf sandwiches, and cheese stuffed roasted jalapenos were the perfect delicious finale to a lovely evening! 

  Cheese Stuffed Roasted Jalapenos - Jewel Catering | Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Cheese Stuffed Roasted Jalapenos - Jewel Catering | Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches | Kristi Lloyd Photography

Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches | Kristi Lloyd Photography

  Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches | Kristi Lloyd Photography

Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches | Kristi Lloyd Photography

The Dessert

The couple provided assorted desserts (including these adorable macaroons!) and a simple, white wedding cake filled with a varied selection of delicious flavors. The guests were given a choice of vanilla cake with strawberry filling, chocolate cake with salted caramel, and red velvet cake with a cream cheese filling.

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Kristi Lloyd Photography

Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

The Party

Substantial space at The Great Hall leaves plenty of room for a sizable dance floor, even with a wedding of 400 people! The couple had their first dance out on the floor, then invited the rest of the guests to join them.

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

 Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

Photo: Kristi Lloyd Photography

The Great Hall at Union Station is truly a spectactular setting for an elegant wedding, reception, corporate party and more! Visit our contact page to get more information

All photos courtesy of Kristi Lloyd Photography.