As we begin the 2017, wedding season here in Williamsburg, Liz Daley Events had the pleasure of working with Courtney Schultz who is the new Event Coordinator at The Williamsburg Winery. Over the winter many changes took place, one of the biggest being the transformation of the former storage barn to the new event space, Westbury Hall.
New Wedding Venue at The Williamsburg Winery’s Westbury Hall
The new event space at The Williamsburg Winery is certainly something to behold. It’s very grand, as you can see, and much roomier than the cozy Susan Constant Room.
Beautiful New Amenities include separate Dressing Rooms for the Wedding Party
Above the new event space is the Bridal Suite, a private dressing and bathroom area for the bride and her bridesmaids. It also has an in-house sound system and iPod connection so the bride and her ladies can enjoy music while they are preparing for the festivities. They can also look out over the parking lot to see guests as they arrive. Across the building, facing the Wessex Lawn, is the White Horse boardroom where the gentlemen can relax until its time to start. Thanks to superb design, the bride and groom can avoid seeing one another prior to the ceremony.
Cocktail Area or Indoor Ceremony Area
The Williamsburg Winery, Wessex Hall Provides Elegant Winter Wedding Venue
Although the weather is usually pretty pleasant here in Williamsburg, we do have a few cold months. And sometimes it rains, making an outdoor ceremony rather unpleasant. That’s why Wessex Hall is the perfect ceremony location. It’s especially gorgeous when they hang the bistro lights. It’s understated and elegant!
Rustic Elegance in Wessex Hall
Again, thanks to great design, following an indoor ceremony in Wessex Hall, guests will be invited into Westbury Hall for cocktails while Wessex is quickly transformed so the celebration can continue. The venue staff, along with your wedding planner, florist, cake baker and DJ work together effortlessly to make the “turnover” absolutely seamless. Below you can see Eric and Ashley sneaking a peak at the ballroom prior to the Grand Introductions as their photographers from Grain and Compass capture detail shots as final touches are done to the very large head table in the middle of the room courtesy of Jacob Howe, floral designer from The Flower Cupboard.
Photo Booth at Williamsburg Winery
Photo Booths continue to be one of the highlights of many wedding receptions. And again, thanks to the superb design at The Williamsburg Winery, you can have a Photo Booth near the dining room in the adjacent terrace. This creates a fun activity area, seen below with Williamsburg Photo Booth, that isn’t on top of guests as they enjoy their meal.
Wedding Venue provides New Food Prep Space and In-House Chef
In the past, couples had to rely upon outside catering for their weddings at The Williamsburg Winery. Now, with the renovations complete, they have added a full food prep space adjacent to Westbury Hall that allows everything, including catering, to be “in-house” thereby promising a fantastic culinary experience to add to the rustic charm of a winery wedding.
After celebrating your wedding, it’s time to retire to your suite at the Wedmore Place, where all the rooms are appointed with European grandeur! It will be the icing on the cake.
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