What is Studio 704 event design house and who is a part of it?
Studio 704 event design house is a shared work and consultation studio housed in a turn of the century Victorian in downtown Charlevoix. The space is designed for creative business owners in the event industry. Currently we house four event savvy businesses that operate independently but also complement each other which allows for plenty of creative collaboration. Studio 704 is; BLOOM floral design, Tableau Events, The Weber Photographers and Serradella Vintage Rentals currently share the space in beautiful downtown Charlevoix.
How did you decide to share a space together?
We have collaborated for nearly a decade with like-minded local event businesses and operated a similar event planning studio in our retail space in Bay Harbor, and then in Petoskey. It made the most sense to continue the collaboration in a more central location (Charlevoix) as we service the entire region; Mackinac to the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula. We wanted a professional space to meet with clients but did not need a traditional retail type of space, and Studio 704 event design house was born. With a shared studio we have the advantage of a centrally located, lovely, street level studio without the commitment of a retail or commercial space. We all continue to run the production side of our businesses in our own independent, off site locations.
What is your philosophy for the studio?
Studio 704 is dedicated to creating a comfortable, creative workspace to house professional event service businesses.
What does a client experience when they visit Studio 704?
Studio 704 is a beautiful space that inspires creativity. We have a comfortable street side lounge to sit and chat as well as a larger, vintage, farmhouse, conference table where we can really get busy creating and designing events with our clients. We have a variety of visual props throughout the studio that showcase the assortment of services offered including Tableau Event’s papery suites and linen samples, The Weber Photographers' stunning photo gallery, a selection of Serradella’s vintage rental items, and BLOOM’s collection of floral vessels.
How far in advance should a couple schedule a design consultation?
All of the professional creatives at studio 704 work by appointment and dates for the season fill quickly for all of us, we recommend scheduling a design consultation once a date is chosen. Each business offers a unique service and works closely with clients to make their wedding planning experience effortless and enjoyable as it should be.
Why Northern Michigan?
The secret is out about our lovely backyard here in Northern Michigan and we are so grateful to be rooted in this haven. Choosing to marry here offers a stunning backdrop no matter what venue, and we truly have it all; lakeside, woodland, barn, ballroom, winery, brewery, vintage cottage resorts, we could go on and on. Planning a wedding in Northern Michigan has never been easier with all of the resources and amazing local professionals that call this stunning region home. We are constantly inspired by the abundant natural beauty that surrounds and allows us to create naturally beautiful weddings!
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