A Square Affair: Introducing New Wedding Venue Axis

Axis boasts brick archways, wood floors and an infinite amount of charm.
From: Fall/Winter 2013 edition

Following the wild success of Urban Light Studios, a Greenwood-Phinney photography studio/event space/art gallery, creative couple and owners Kevin and Julie Law are opening an even larger venue this summer in the historic Globe Building, better known as the former home of the Elliott Bay Book Company in Pioneer Square. Axis, which is booking up fast for weddings, holds as many as 400 people and features studio-quality lighting, a vibrant art gallery and a clever use of convertible space to cater to all types of events. “We wanted to preserve a one-of-a-kind historic Seattle building,” says Kevin, who, along with a team that includes crackerjack architectural firm Graham Baba (Kolstrand Building and Melrose Market), has retained the 6,000-square-foot space’s 18-foot-tall brick archways and original wood floors. The venue opens onto Nord Alley, one of a network of unique, city-endorsed alleys in Pioneer Square that have a full-time festival license for first Thursday art walks and year-round outdoor fetes.