By Sue Moore
R&R Weddings and Events is a new all-in-one wedding venue just south of Kalamazoo, located at 343 W. Prairie St. in Vicksburg. It is owned and operated by sisters Megan Oswalt and Katie (Oswalt) Debiak. “R&R offers a really inviting space with many elegant touches. We love being a part of so many couples’ special day,” Debiak said.
In describing the facility, Debiak talks about the unique, indoor wedding venue they have created at R&R where the ceremony and reception happen all in one place. Couples can say “I do” in the one-of-a-kind industrial chapel and then move down the hall to the main space to celebrate and dance underneath the ornate chandeliers and string lights.
“The interior can be stylized as romantic, industrial, rustic, vintage or chic,” explained Debiak. Brides can transform the interior of the building to fit their own vision. R&R offers all of their styles of tables, chairs, and their large decor inventory included with each rental.
“Our team will open the doors on the wedding day at 10 a.m. for the couple, their families and their vendors. Decorating can begin right away and the ready rooms are available for the bridal party to get dressed in. An on-site team member will be there all day to keep the building running smoothly and assist vendors,” she explained. If dates are available, the couple may get day-before access which could include rehearsal and more time to decorate.
The newly constructed ceremony space is separate from the main reception room. “Couples will fall in love with this elegant industrial chapel-like space with lots of natural light and a mix of beautiful oak pews and our metal bistro chairs to host 250 guests,” she said. A large center aisle leads to an open altar space and the original steel beams of the building are exposed above. By having the wedding and reception inside, it takes the risk of bad weather out of the equation.
In the main reception space, round and farmhouse tables with metal bistro chairs for up to 300 guests are included, along with a selection of cake, gift and cocktail tables. Couples get to completely design their layout through R&R’s digital planner. Each couple gets to create their own unique layout.
Open Houses are scheduled monthly for couples who have a wedding booked with the R&R or have already taken a private tour. Those who would like to see the venue for the first time are asked to schedule a tour online. The next Open House is set for February 23 from 2-4 p.m.
Visit rrweddingsandevents.com for available dates, pricing, and to schedule a tour. The phone number is 269-475-8090.