Wedding and Event Venue Opens at The Winslow Parker Metal Building Next to M&T Bank Stadium

| August 29, 2018 | 1 Comments

Himmelrich Associates is putting the finishing touches on its historic renovation of The Winslow Parker Metal Building a 333 W. Ostend St. in Stadium Area. The building will feature three floors of office space, plus a 5,000 sq. ft. wedding and event space that recently opened on the first floor. The building, which has been vacant since the mid-1990s, is the former home of Parker Metal Decorating Co. Himmelrich began its renovation of the building in 2015.

The Winslow Parker Metal Building’s event venue can host a 200-person wedding with a dance floor and table seating, or 400-person events with standing attendees. The event space also has another room that can host smaller events, such as wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and post-wedding brunches.

The Winslow Parker Metal Building was built in 1900. Its historic features include polished concrete floors, rustic brick walls and columns, steel beams and columns, concrete ceilings, restored beams, rolling doors, and a reclaimed marble bar. The venue is highlighted by a two-story main gathering area with a mezzanine level, pitched wood ceilings, steel staircases, string lighting, and many windows and skylights. The space also has a full kitchen for catering.

Himmelrich Associates’ Director of Events Janin Hardin, who gave SouthBMore.com a tour of the space and building, said the footprint was a natural fit for an event venue. “You can’t recreate this,” said Hardin.

Hardin noted that the space has been popular so far with the younger crowd looking for something different than a hotel ballroom.

Along with weddings, the Himmelrich Associates team is hoping to host corporate events, business luncheons, and networking events at the building. Hardin hopes to have three to four events a week in the building.

Himmelrich Associates also runs the Mount Washington Mille Dye House event space, and Hardin said she is excited to have a space closer to all the businesses located Downtown.

The Winslow Parker Metal Building is located across the street from M&T Bank Stadium. Hardin noted that Himmelrich Associates will try to avoid hosting weddings at the same time as Ravens home games, but knows there will occasionally be schedule conflicts as weddings are often planned far in advance before the NFL schedule is released. Hardin said the space would be open to partner with a group on Ravens tailgate parties. The 175-space parking lot at the building has been used by Ravens tailgaters for many years.

The building’s first office tenant, Choptank Transport, is opening in an approximately 4,000 sq. ft. space in the coming weeks. Hardin noted that another tenant has inked a lease for the second floor of the building. Several office spaces remain available.

The Winslow Parker Metal Building has the same historic details found in the event space throughout the office portion of the building.

The building’s renovation included all new windows, new white exterior paint, two painted “Parker Metal Building” signs, a new roof, new utilities, a rooftop deck, steel openings, and new concrete entrances. The building features views of M&T Bank Stadium, the Downtown skyline, passing trains, and highway ramps.

The area around M&T Bank Stadium has become a hotbed for investment in recent years. New amenities coming will be a 48,000 sq. ft. Hammerjacks music venue, Topgolf, and a large entertainment-focused, mixed-used development on Warner St. by Horseshoe Casino Baltimore Owners CBAC.

Across the street from The Winslow Parker Metal Building is Himmelrich’s Spring Garden Building. Checkerspot Brewing Company recently opened its 10,000 sq. ft. production facility and taproom here.

The Winslow Parker Metal Building is also less than two blocks from Stadium Square, the $300-million, three-block, mixed-use development that is under construction in the South Baltimore and Sharp-Leadenhall neighborhoods.

Hardin said that all the coming development will make the area even more exciting and that she looks forward to Himmelrich’s events sending customers to local restaurants, bars, and hotels in the area.

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Domenick of Love Life Images 

Photos courtesy of Himmelrich Associates 

 

Additional Winslow Parker Metal Building photos from SouthBMore.com

Pictures from 2015

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