Sandtown Furniture Co. Opens Wedding and Event Venue at its New Carroll-Camden Woodshop

| June 5, 2023 | 0 Comments

Sandtown Furniture Co., which moved into its new 32,000 sq. ft. woodshop and headquarters at 1226 Wicomico St. late last year, recently opened a wedding and event venue in its showroom. The venue is called The Butterfly Room.

When working through the design process with its architects at PI.KL. Studio, Sandtown decided to use part of its large space for a wedding and event venue. Co-Founder Will Phillips said Anna Singer, event planner for The Butterfly Room, is essentially the subtenant they were looking for when they acquired such a large building.

The Butterfly Room is named for the “old school” butterfly woodworking technique which is used to shore up splits in wood.

While the showroom creates a unique and rustic event venue, Sandtown had to accommodate the event space by building upgraded bathrooms and breakout rooms for wedding parties.

Sandtown’s break room and kitchen doubles as one of the breakout rooms. It also has an open-air patio with ceiling beams used as a pergola. There is additionally a second-floor “secret room” accessed behind a cabinet.

The Butterfly Room and showroom has a large glass wall that looks into the woodshop. It has tall ceilings, concrete floors, exposed brick walls with distressed paint and arches. There are different sections of the space that work for ceremonies, cocktail hours, and the reception.

Sandtown’s furniture is incorporated into the set up for events.

The Butterfly Room offers valet parking. There is also ample street parking around the building.

The venue does not have a commercial kitchen, so caterers must use mobile equipment.

Singer noted The Butterfly Room is one of the few venues in Baltimore that can accommodate more than 200 guests as it has a capacity of 250.

Singer said The Butterfly Room already has 21 weddings on the books. She noted the space may not be for everyone, but said 90 percent of engaged couples who tour the space end up booking it.

The space also creates a unique space for engagement photos, Singer noted.

Commercial Interior Construction was the contractor at Sandtown’s new headquarters.

Sandtown spent $1.1 million on its new building and $1.2 million on the renovation. The company’s renovation budget was boosted by state and city grants.

Along with weddings and events, Sandtown is going to host sample sales at The Butterfly Room as well as a holiday market starting on November 25th for Small Business Saturday.

The next venture for Sandtown Furniture Co. is launching Sandtown Small Goods which will feature home decor items such as deck organizers, plant stands, and candle holders. Like all of Sandtown’s products, the small goods will be made using reused wood from Baltimore City.

Former Under Armour Chief Product Officer Kevin Eskridge is leading Sandtown Small Goods.

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