Roof With A View
This space is so amazing. You can truly turn it into as much or as little as you want. This is a place where you really can control your budget. Bring in as much as you can and cut costs where you can. They'll let you do what you want! We hung tapestries, a chandelier, had a band, brought in couches and even used the downstairs lobby as reception area. The patio makes for gorgeous picutres too! I've been to several events there and its always a diffent experience. I transformed the space to be romantic and intimate with the city lights as our backdrop. I could not have asked for a better recpetion venue.
This is an amazing location if you want a fabulous view!!!! This is basically a white box rooftop loft space with a huge balcony, next to & overlooking Panthers stadium & Charlotte's uptown skyline!! Beautiful white lights line all the windows, which surround the space. Very pretty! Simply gorgeous views outside! Has a great dance floor & they will string paper lanterns over it for a fee. I think they need to spruce it up a bit, with some plants or wallcolor or artwork. It's a bit dated & a little too basic, so you have to get quite creative with decor & add a LOT of color!! We loved the space & so did our guests. You can't beat the view!
The Owner (Brent) is completely unreasonable & inflexible. He's very difficult to work with, not to mention, he needs to work on his people skills. He's NOT friendly, very straight up, to the point & will not bend on a thing! Very by-the-book & it's his way or no way. He has extremely riduculous time restrictions for access to his facility, which makes it really difficult for vendors & brides to work with for set up & delivery. We felt like we were nickel & dimed a lot. He also requires you to set up & break down your tables & chairs. He gives you a blank space & that's it. You're also told you cannot have GLASS beer bottles; he insists on cans, which are totally tacky for a classy reception; however you CAN have water glasses, beer & wine glasses, so I don't get it??? He needs to loosen up!
Roof with a View and Brent, Owner, were just perfect! My family did not want a place where we HAD to use their caterer, bar, music, etc. Roof with a View allows you to choose all of your own vendors and provide your own alcohol which saved us a ton of money! We were going for a simply southern romantic theme and it could not have been more perfect. Roof with a View is blank canvas so you can create your dream wedding :)
Roof With a View is an greatvenue. The pros: great space, to do with as you please. You can bring in your own alcohol, vendors, food, etc. And don't forget about the view!! The cons: Brent and his daughters' personalities are a little bland and matter-of-fact. He has certain rules (no sparklers, no confetti, etc) that he will not waiver on. Also, I was not a fan of the fact that he made us break the chairs down at the end of the night (told us this at the reception!! - that was a surprise) He also stood in a corner the entire night watching us, which was kind of strange.
Overall, great spot, great view...does require some work. Really is a blank canvas.