Friday, March 15, 2013

House of Moments

Last night, we attended an industry night for a relatively new venue, House of Moments.  The space is quite large - the first time I had ever been to that location was when it was a furniture store (Dragon Heir) - I had loved the space then, and thought it would be great as an event venue.

Fast forward to 2013, House of Moments is an art gallery, a restaurant, and a lounge all in one.  Hamid Kouchak, the owner,explained he'd be comfortable with 450 people in the space; we observed that it could probably hold more than that.  A great addition to the East End, it's a hidden gem in Leslieville.

As event designers, we loved that the furniture onsite was quite mobile - many of the pieces were on wheels, or were lightweight.
We also loved that the big warehouse space was divided up with doors that Hamid sourced from India.  They added to the decor, as well as functionally separating the space into cozier areas.There is much in the venue to capture guests interest.

Since we're always on the lookout for versatility, we observed that an event host could leave the venue as is, or could easily put their own stamp on it through decor.

In addition to being a venue, the space nicely showcases local art, with new art every month.  The food we sampled was great also.  We tried the salmon sushi, as well as a delicious potsticker and a slider.

All in all, it's a fantastic venue/restaurant/gallery that we look forward to working with in the future!