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Collingwood Just Scored a Neon-Drenched Chapel for Raucous Vegas-Style Weddings

The Altar Electric has unveiled a new permanent home for its tradition-bucking registry-style ceremonies.
By Libby Curran
March 12, 2019
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Collingwood Just Scored a Neon-Drenched Chapel for Raucous Vegas-Style Weddings

The Altar Electric has unveiled a new permanent home for its tradition-bucking registry-style ceremonies.
By Libby Curran
March 12, 2019
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Melbourne crew The Altar Electric has been helping happy local couples pull off their own larger-than-life, Vegas-style nuptials for a little over a year. That equates to more than 70 riotous, tradition-bucking ceremonies that have graced partner venues, the CBD's Ferdydurke and Sandy Vee's in Fitzroy. Or, as founders and celebrants Dee Brinsmead, Anthony Cribbes and Sarah Dobson like to call them, "registry-style weddings that rock".

And now, there's a whole lot more fun to come, as The Altar Electric unveils its fabulous new permanent digs. With help from interior stylist Kate Forsyth (Good Day Vintage Rentals) the team has transformed a cosy space at Schoolhouse Studios into the wedding chapel of your Vegas-loving dreams.

With room for 20 guests, the flexible Collingwood site's been pimped out in a nod to Melbourne's edgy, creative side, where retro rock 'n' roll meets old-school disco in a haze of contemporary colour. Think cherry red modular couch, neon wall art aplenty, sparkly cushions, cowhide rugs and an extra unconventional signing booth complete with disco ball planters. Those wedding snaps are going to be fierce.

Dobson says the new venue has given team the "creative license to build a totally rocking and inclusive space for couples of any gender or orientation". Plus, it happens to be right in the thick of it in Collingwood — which she says is "great for after-party options".

If you're getting hitched and this sounds like your dream venue, The Altar Electric has a couple of different packages, starting from $650. Find it at 81 Rupert Street, Collingwood.

Images: Oli Sansom.

Published on March 12, 2019 by Libby Curran

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