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Amy
10/14/17
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I can't say enough great things about Jenna and the people at Solar Arts and Chowgirls. We had both our ceremony and reception at the Solar Arts venue for 200 people. Everything went flawlessly. We had so many positive comments from our guests about the style of the venue, the food ("best wedding food they ever had"), the space, and how smoothly it was run. Throughout the whole process, Jenna was responsive and incredibly helpful. We were particular about our bar and beer choices, and she patiently worked with us to make sure our bar menu was what we wanted. In addition, we got news a few weeks before our wedding that the brewery below would be having a festival on the same day. We were concerned this could affect our vendors and guests, especially parking. Jenna helped us to inform our vendors, got us last minute valet service, and in the end, we couldn't even tell the festival was going on outside. I highly, highly recommend the Solar Arts venue and Chowgirls catering!!
Bailey
11/19/16
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Our reception was this November at the Solar Arts Building and everything about the space and the catering was incredible - from the planning process, to the food, to the layout - the entire event was amazing! It was the most perfect space for our size group, and working with Jenna to plan everything was smooth sailing! She made sure that we were incorporating as much of "our touch" as possible in everything from the food to the drinks to the decorations. Hands down the best catering I've had at any event... The food was phenomenal! The space itself is beautiful - exposed beams, brick walls, wood floors - so we didn't do much with decorations, but I can see how this space could be transformed into whatever your vision is! I'm so happy we found this space while on the hunt for the perfect venue. It's safe to say we had the best bash of the year here! THANK YOU CHOWGIRLS!
Katie
11/11/16
Categories: Catering, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This venue was a dream! We absolutely loved the rustic and elegant space, the exposed brick, wooden beams and large windows worked so well with all of our beautiful greenery- eucalyptus and Edison bulbs. Working with Jenna and her team was so smooth, professional and fun. Oh and that food-- our guests were raving about Chow Girls. The day was perfect!
Zoe
10/8/16
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Planner, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We already knew we loved the gorgeous space at the Solar Arts building--Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash fans, the amazing, ornately carved wooden bar from their house lives in the space like a shrine!--and knew we dug the Chowgirls' local, sustainable, woman-owned & -run catering business when we went to their grand opening a couple of years ago. There, we got to sample their food and were really impressed by its quality & deliciousness. We also noted the great energy of the staff, and the sumptuous beauty of the space when fully decorated. So Chowgirls was our first choice of location & caterer for our wedding bash earlier this month, and we couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. Meghan and Jenna were wonderful to work with in putting the party together, so pleasant, kind, accommodating, supportive, and communicative; and the staff night-of was fabulous too (as a same-sex couple, we appreciate this all the more). We heard nothing but "Best party ever!" from our guests, and even though Indeed Brewery was having its 10th anniversary blowout on the first floor, we couldn't hear their crowd and none of our 140 or so guests had trouble parking (also thanks to a reserved lot and parking attendant, which was easy to arrange). We're still smiling till our faces hurt about that night, and the fact that our party came off even better than we could possibly have imagined it would. We couldn't recommend Solar Arts by Chowgirls highly enough!
Chris
9/4/16
Categories: Catering, Event Production, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you are looking for something historic and well done you will like this. Not fancy. We liked how helpful the staff was in spite of the fact that they are a rather new venue. They listened to us.
Solar Arts by Chowgirls responded with the following comments:
We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We enjoyed working with you, Greg, and Lucy & Dave to make their wedding day a memorable occasion! Thank you!
Lucy
9/4/16
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We recently had our wedding ceremony and reception at Solar Arts and were very impressed! When we first booked, we had 3 different coordinators in about 3 months and were very worried. Once everyone at Solar Arts got settled in, we were very impressed!! Lauren was our main contact and amazing to work with! She was quick to respond, very friendly and willing to help in any way possible! The venue was gorgeous as is, so we didn't need to bring in too many decorations. The food was delicious and all the staff were very helpful day of. There is a really cute area for the bridal party to get ready, and store everything during the day. We highly recommend having your wedding here!
Solar Arts by Chowgirls responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for such kind words! It means a lot that you would take the time to share your thoughts. We loved working with you, and adored all the detail that went into your wedding. The travel theme and the giraffe cake topper were such fun, personal touches! And the fact that you planned it all from afar was really impressive. We wish you and Dave nothing but the best!!
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Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you are looking for a historical setting with rustic charm, friendly and professional staff and great food, this is the place. I'm a picky girl and knew what I was looking for. As soon as we toured this space I fell in love with it. The space is a beautiful blank slate that can look amazing without even needing to do much to it. Everything turned out great for our reception, it was wonderful! Large space accommodates large groups comfortably, beautiful structural details are everywhere and the Chowgirls staff is awesome. I never worried about anything, they took care of all of it and did a great job. The food was delicious and everything ran on schedule without any hiccups. Chowgirls is efficient and fabulous!
Katie
6/24/16
Categories: Cakes, Catering, Event Rentals & Photobooths, Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
OH MY GOSH. My husband and I just got married at the Solar Arts Building. The space itself is incredibly beautiful and perfect for a wedding, but what put the icing on the cake was the customer service. We worked with two women, Eleni and Lauren. They were exceptional during the planning process. Always answering emails right away and helping us figure out anything and everything. I had only been involved in one wedding beforehand and was totally new to all things planning and they were both always ready to answer questions. One example is when we found our there was an event in the space when we were supposed to have our rehearsal. My mom and I had a quick freak out but their team was able to get us in the 2nd floor to practice and even sneak us upstairs before the event to do a quick run through. When the day came, I had absolutely nothing to worry about. Everything was PERFECT. Sometime during the reception, another woman on the team, Nathanya, took over and she came up to introduce herself and complimented me on the wedding. It made me feel really taken care of. My mom and I developed friendships with our planners and it was a much more personal experience than I expected which made it all the more wonderful. The space is not only beautiful, but the art studios on the 2nd floor make a perfect spot for the cocktail hour. We loved this because no one had to leave the venue at any time! Chowgirls is also the most amazing caterer. I got endless compliments on the food and desserts. I was nervous about having a buffet, but everything came out piping hot, and the staff just dismissed the tables one by one and it went off without a hitch! I would recommend this venue to anyone. It's beautiful and the staff truly cares about making the day special!
Solar Arts by Chowgirls responded with the following comments:
Thank you, Katie! Working with you and Zach was such a pleasure, and we couldn't be happier that you were pleased with your experience. It was so amazing watching you and your guests celebrate all night long. Hopefully we'll have the chance to work with you again in the future!
Maddie
5/6/17
Categories: Venues
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.5
Solar Arts made our wedding Magical! Our guests gave us so many complements on the space and how beautiful it was. Not to mention the food! Their catering service is top notch and provided high quality delicious food that looked as good as it tasted. Jenna was our coordinator, it was such a pleasure working with her! She provided wonderful advice while we were planning and was always there to answer any questions we had. She was also wonderful to have the day of the wedding, things ran very smoothly. Nathanya was also wonderful to have the day of. She was very thoughtful and pulled aside appetizers and snacks for us the day of so we could enjoy them too. We could not have a better setting for our special day and want to thank all of the Solar Arts Staff for all of the hard work they put into that day!
Geeta
11/4/16
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at Solar Arts in November and we are so glad that we chose this location and were able to work with the people at Chowgirls. From planning, to food tasting and the day of our wedding, we couldn't have been happier. Everyone was so helpful, thoughtful and made us feel so special on our big day. The food was amazing and of course the space was beautiful. Thanks for making our day so wonderful Chowgirls Catering!
Maddie
7/30/16
Categories: Venues
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 5.0
WOW! We cannot say enough positive things about Solar Arts and the wonderful Chowgirls staff. Our July 2016 wedding was absolutely perfect. The space itself is amazing, with so much character, significance, and ability for customization. It's a large space, but has a very intimate feel. We were so at ease knowing what good hands we were in with our coordinators Lauren Carbonneau and Eleni Beloy. We are definitely the planning type, and we loved how much interaction we had with Lauren and Eleni prior to the big day. We knew exactly what to expect - the food, drinks, and space all over-exceeded our expectations. We are so happy we had our wedding at Solar Arts. The whole experience and wedding day was a total dream come true!
Solar Arts by Chowgirls responded with the following comments:
Maddie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! Your wedding was a gorgeous affair, from the chandeliers to the gold/soft pinks color scheme, it really made our space come alive. And we couldn't have loved your horah dance any more - such a fun moment, and a first for us!! We wish you and John nothing but the best in marriage and life!
Mike
6/18/16
Categories: Catering, Venues
4.6
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We just had our wedding ceremony and reception at Solar Arts and we can’t thank them enough for helping to make our wedding day a huge success! All of our guests were crazy about the space and how beautiful everything looked. The bridal suite was great to have for the bride and bridesmaids to get ready in and having the second floor available for cocktail hour was really great! All of the staff we amazing to work with and so helpful! I wanted to give an example of how helpful the staff were. The day before the wedding the elevator broke. With the space being up on the third floor we were quite nervous at first. But when they called us to let us know about the issue they already had a plan in place to help with this inconvenience. They had plenty of extra hands on deck to help our vendors bring things up and also to help those guests that really needed the elevator. To be honest we didn’t even notice a difference because of how hard they worked! The food was outstanding from Chowgirls and the bar staff was exceptional! Everything they did helped us have an amazing wedding and reception! I have to add one last comment. We had one guest that seemed to party a little too hard and the security and bar staff did an amazing job helping him out and most of our guests didn’t even notice. Their professionalism and courtesy toward our guests was outstanding. Thank you to all of Chowgirls and the Solar Arts crew!
Solar Arts by Chowgirls responded with the following comments:
Mike, Thank you so much for such a glowing review! It means a lot to us that you would take the time to share your thoughts. You & Ashlyn were such a joy to work with! The cute DIY boards and Buffalo Wild Wings for a late night snack were such great personal touches. We are beyond glad that your experience with us met your expectations. We wish you a lifetime of happiness and hope to work with you again in the future!
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Loft
Describe the style of your venue
City, Modern
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access
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