Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Lilly and Austin
 

Lilly and Austin are middle school sweethearts who married in the Courtyard at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro on October 21, 2018. Their wedding was filled with personal touches, Bohemian chic designs and lots of dreamy greenery. We are so excited to share their wedding ceremony and reception with you!

The Proposal

“We were driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway and decided to go walk around at Chetola Resort (they have a lake/walking trail). We went out onto the gazebo and it was all lit up with string lights so we stopped to take a picture. I was facing one way because Austin wanted to make sure the camera would get us in the shot and when I turned around he was on one knee! It was intimate and romantic and everything I could have wanted in a proposal.” - Lilly, Bride

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Decor and Vendors

There was lots of lush greenery to compliment the neutral colors and autumn-toned bouquets to create a natural boho feel. Lilly designed the table numbers, centerpieces, and assembled all the decor for their wedding day.

“A personal favorite was the arbor we had at the altar that was covered in beautiful fall flowers and greenery thanks to The Green Bee Floral Designs and The Prettiest Pieces. We also had mismatched rugs lining the aisle and it was seriously dreamy.” - Lilly, Bride

 

Florist: Green Bee Floral Designs
Ceremony Music: Joe Collins Cello
Paper Invites: Minted
Catering & Rentals: In-House/Pepper Moon Catering
Wedding Gown: BHLDN

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Tucker & Co
Cake & Desserts: Delicious Bakery
Reception Music: DJ Derwin Woodard
Photographer: Hope Taudevin Photography
Furniture/Decor Rental: The Prettiest Pieces
Hair & Make-up: I Do Style

“I felt so blessed with our vendor team. I can confidently say every single vendor went above and beyond!!
-Of course Jaime + Randy at Revolution Mill put on the best wedding day I could have imagined, and answered all my questions leading up to the big day!
-The Prettiest Pieces worked with my style to find the best pieces to rent for our day.
-Green Bee Floral Designs made my moody florals I had envisioned come to life, and even fit me in her busy weekend!
-Delicious Bakery delivered the perfect timeless cake with a yummy strawberry inside!
-DJ Derwin and my coordinator Heather both worked together and helped create a timeline that worked for our space, and time we had at the venue. DJ Derwin was a fantastic DJ and I highly recommend!
-I also loved working with our photographer, Hope Taudevin as she went above and beyond and literally took pictures all day from start to finish. All of our wedding pictures came out amazing.”
- Lilly, Bride

The Menu

Everyone enjoyed the Southern style barbeque meal prepared by our in-house caterer, Peppermoon Catering. The couple declared it “delicious!” and mentioned they had several guests comment on how much they enjoyed it.

The Venue

What drew the couple to The Colonnade? They loved the exposed brick and large windows and may have been known to say they are “what dreams are made of” … Love it!

“Initially, we were drawn to the historical and industrial vibe it had. Once we visited, we both fell in love with the architecture and the set up The Colonnade offered. The Colonnade offered everything we were looking for in terms of ceremony, reception, catering needs and bar set up. I am also born and raised from Greensboro and Austin moved here at a young age so it just made it really special to be married in the city.” - Lilly, Bride

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It was an honor to be a part of Lilly and Austin’s love story! It was amazing to see their personality shine through many of the personalized details. We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat about it today.

Favorite Part about Working with Rev Mill?

“If I had to choose one thing it would probably be how amazing Jaime and Randy were to work with! Jaime was so sweet and available during the entire planning process. She always answered all my emails and questions in a timely manner and made me feel comfortable about everything!” - Lilly, Bride

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Tried and True Wedding Advice from Newlyweds
 

Let’s be honest, planning a wedding can feel pretty overwhelming. Let us guess, you’ve been studying Pinterest at all hours of the day and night, and researching wedding planning blogs like crazy? Sound about right? However, you can never fully anticipate what your wedding day will be like until it’s actually here. It’s okay. Take a deep breath. We are here to make planning a wedding feel like a breeze. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of top tips from past couples and newlyweds. They’ve walked down the aisle, said their “I Do’s” and have fully enjoyed their receptions. And now they’re ready to pass on their knowledge to you.

PLAN AHEAD & CHOOSE YOUR VENDORS CAREFULLY

  • “Start early! (or as early as you can) - It really helps to have plenty of time, especially if you're getting married at a popular time of year. Things book up fast!” - Hillary

  • “Make sure you pick a great venue, caterer, and photographer. Those are so important! Also make sure to take time to actually enjoy the planning process. Remember it doesn't all have to be done at once!” - Leah

VISUALIZE YOUR PERFECT WEDDING DAY

  • “Start with trying to form your own vision. Pinterest/Etsy are great but can overwhelm you!” - Sequoia

  • “Your wedding is about you and your significant other, no one else. It’s hard to remember that sometimes when trying to accommodate everyone’s needs. Even if things don’t go as planned on the big day, in the end you are married and that’s is all that matters! Enjoy every minute of it, it goes by quick!” Allyssa, Bride

  • “Don’t worry about the guests, it’s YOUR wedding, just the two of you. If they love you enough they will make it to your wedding. Don’t plan stuff around them.” - Missy

ALLOW TIME FOR YOU & DELEGATE

  • “One piece of advice I would give to couples planning their wedding is to allow enough time off work before the day of the wedding to make sure everything is together and all the boxes are checked off. I work night shift as a nurse and I worked up until the Thursday night before my Sunday wedding and I felt so out of the loop on my vendors and all our decorations and I felt rushed to get everything together and make sure I had everything I needed.” - Paige

  • “Delegate and take it a little at a time. Planning can be very overwhelming, but if you have reliable vendors and help from family/friends-it will go smoothly!” - Claire

consider your guests

  • “Think about your guests! A lot of the decisions we made had to do with the flow and timing of the event. I pulled on prior experiences of weddings I was a guest at and thought about what choices were made in consideration of the guests and what weren't. Everyone will tell you that your day is all about you, and to a degree it is. But you wouldn't be where you are without the love and support of every person that will be at your wedding. They have given their time and resources to support you! So think of them when you are planning your event.” - Elizabeth

ENJOY IT

  • “Just know something isn't going to go as planned. Be ready to roll with it once the big day gets here, and don't sweat the small stuff.” - Matt

  • “Just enjoy every part! As much as I felt like a crazy woman running around getting everything done, it truly was such a fun time in our lives and I would do it all over again tomorrow! At the end of the day, forget about small details most people will overlook and just take in the fact you get to marry your best friend!” - Lilly

  • “Everything will work out in the end. I spent a lot of time stressing out over the smallest things, and in reality.. on wedding day it is all going to work out- your friends and family are all going to pull together that day to make sure your dream wedding happens. Nothing will ever go just perfectly, so don't be super disappointed if something goes off the track! Keep a good attitude about it and ENJOY YOUR day. People will always have their own opinion, but it is your day and between the two of you. As long as you and your SO are happy and having a blast, I promise everyone else will be too. The stress is silly so don't worry too much. Also, take time to enjoy every single moment and soak it in!” - Courtney

 
Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Hillary and Adam
 

We loved being a part of Hillary and Adam’s fall wedding weekend! They kicked it off with a rehearsal dinner in Color Works Meeting Space. Then they shared their unique ceremony and reception with us at The Colonnade on November 10, 2018.

 

The Backstory

“We met on tinder (LOL) and after texting for about a week, we went on our first date. The rest is history! … We both swiped right, so I’d say it was literally love at first sight ;)” - Hillary, Bride

The Proposal

“We were in Iceland and he proposed on my birthday! He carried the ring around in his pocket all day waiting for the ideal moment. He thought it was the perfect time when we went to see the Northern Lights and just when he wanted to ask, a tour bus full of very excited (ahem, loud) people showed up and, knowing that I wouldn’t want an audience, he waited until we got back to the hotel room. It ended up being super private and special!” - Hillary, Bride

The Venue & Catering

The couple loved the character of Revolution Mill including the exposed brick, tall windows and high ceilings; but what truly drew them in was the custom wrought iron railings.

Hillary and Adam said their vows, surrounded by family and friends in the lower level with our amazing brick and arched window backdrop. While they took some fun pictures around Revolution Mill (check out Hillary’s lush fur stole and rad leather jacket!), guests enjoyed cocktail hour with an open bar along with passed mini sundried tomato biscuits with homemade pimento cheese; bruschetta; and barbecued shrimp on polenta cakes. A dinner buffet followed with tossed salad; Parmesan cream chicken; pepper pork loin with stone fruit and bacon glaze; smashed potatoes; green beans and a special entree for several vegan guests.

The Planning Process and Vendors

The couple chose a moody, romantic theme for their wedding and the burgundy, dark greens and blush pink colors paired perfectly to help set the mood of the day. The furniture rented from Eventful NC helped to add the perfect element of vintage charm for family seating during the indoor ceremony. Then it was re positioned to create a fun photo op and lounge area for guests during the reception!

Florist: Flora Fine Wedding & Event Flowers
Transportation: Proximity Hotel
Paper Invites: Minted
Catering & Rentals: In-House/Pepper Moon Catering
Wedding Gown: Carolina Bridal World
Groom’s Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Events by Summer Joy
Cake & Desserts: Cake and All Things Yummy
Ceremony & Reception Music: B*Dazzled Productions
Photographer: Samantha Floyd Photography
Furniture/Decor Rental: Eventful NC
Hair & Make-up: The Hair Refinery of Raleigh

“All of our vendors were so great! Events by Summer Joy took the pressure off day-of coordination. Andraya with Flora gave me the flowers of my dreams. Samantha Floyd Photography did such an amazing job capturing our day/personalities. Megan Perry with The Hair Refinery did my hair and makeup exactly the way I wanted. B*Dazzled Productions was so fantastic as DJ - it was the best party ever!

The communication with Revolution Mill Events was wonderful. I never felt out of the loop or like Jaime didn't have a full grasp of what I was looking for. This gave me great peace of mind.”

It was an honor to be a part of Hillary and Adam’s love story! It was awesome to see their personality shine through many of the details. We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat about it today.

 
Our Brand New Bridal Suite in The Colonnade at Revolution Mill!
 

When we were designing The Colonnade’s highly anticipated bridal suite, we kept a few things in mind…. We wanted it to be bright and airy, welcoming and beautiful for you and your favorite girls to indulge in mimosa’s while you get pampered and ready for your wedding day! After all, many of your getting ready photos will be taken in this space! It had to be perfect. In addition to gorgeous, we wanted to keep it convenient for you to use. Several of our preferred vendors collaborated to create this styled shoot to showcase all of the amenities included in our bridal suite!

Bridal Suite Must Haves…

While in the designing process of building our bridal suite, we chatted it up with past brides, coordinators and photographers to get the inside scoop on the essentials needed for the perfect space.

  • lots of mirrors ✔️

  • storage & drapes to keep things tidy ✔️

  • pretty space for dresses to hang & photo-op ready ✔️

  • sitting area ✔️

  • plenty of outlets ✔️

  • curtained dressing area ✔️

  • private restroom ✔️

  • natural light ✔️

  • tucked away from guests ✔️

  • mini fridge stocked with sodas and bottled water ✔️

In addition to the basics, we have a cabinet full of emergency wedding day supplies — hello bobby pins & sewing kits! - among other last minute items you may not have thought of. You’ll also find a steamer to easily get out any unruly wrinkles in dresses and suits. We love the tall chairs that are perfect for hair and makeup time!

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Make sure to order mimosas for you and your girls while you get ready.

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We are giddy over the fact that we can provide this convenient space on site for getting ready, rather than having to travel over in your dress. Better yet, use of this space is included in your venue rental fee! We hope that you love it as much as we do!

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Styled Shoot Vendors:

 
Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Paige and Nathan
 

Paige and Nathan had a gorgeous indoor wedding ceremony at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro this past Winter on December 16, 2018.

The Wedding Day

“Our wedding day was perfect! It was cold and raining the day before at our rehearsal and we were really worried our wedding day would be gloomy. However, we woke up the morning of our wedding to the sun shining and barely a cloud in the sky! The rest of the day continued on without a hitch. Everything was going right on schedule if not a little ahead and everyone was super excited for the day ahead. All of our closest friends and family were there to help us celebrate our marriage. Every detail that we had meticulously planned for months came together better than anything we could have imagined.”
- Paige and Nathan, Bride and Groom

Why the Colonnade?

“The overall feel of the venue drew us to The Colonnade. We loved the old wood floors and exposed beams the venue had. We also really liked the way the space was laid out. We wanted a venue that had everything in one place so our guests weren’t having to travel between ceremony and reception. We had looked into other venues but The Colonnade was the first venue we toured and we fell in love so our search for a venue stopped there.” - Paige, Bride

The Venue

The couple’s favorite memory of Revolution Mill?

“Our favorite thing about working with Revolution Mill Events was how accommodating the staff was during the planning process and on the day of our wedding. They went above and beyond to make sure our wedding dreams became a reality. Jaime sat through multiple meetings with us to talk all things wedding detail related. She even changed our whole menu after our original planning meeting when we went from a buffet style meal to a sit down meal. She also customized our meals based on the taste testing event Pepper Moon Catering put on that Nathan attended. Jaime endured the countless changes we made to our contract and always answered her phone or email promptly. On the day of our wedding the staff made sure the bridal suite and the groomsmen suite had everything they needed from food to drinks to tissues. They even brought us an appetizer plate when we were taking pictures during cocktail hour. The staff worked super hard to make sure we were happy and were all super nice and helpful.” - Paige and Nathan, Bride and Groom

 
 

The Vendors

Cake and Desserts: Cheesecakes by Alex
Ceremony and Reception Music: Triad DJ
Photographer: William Avery Photography
Bridal Gown: Simply Stunning by Divas
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Groomsmens Formalwear: The Black Tux

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Lisa Gibson
Officiant: Ryan Smith/Lawndale Baptist Church
Florist: Sedgefield Florist
Catering & Rentals: In-House/Pepper Moon Catering
Paper Invitations: If It’s Paper
Groom’s Formalwear: The Black Tux

“I would say our wedding “cake” was the most unique element of our wedding day. We strayed away from the traditional white tiered cake and decided to have different flavors of cheesecake from our favorite Greensboro cheesecake bakery, Cheesecakes by Alex. Nathan and I are not huge cake people as it is and we both discovered we loved cheesecake early on in our relationship so it was always our go to dessert. And what better way to honor that tradition than have cheesecake at our wedding!” - Paige, Bride

Advice from the Bride

One piece of advice I would give to couples planning their wedding is to allow enough time off work before the day of the wedding to make sure everything is together and all the boxes are checked off. I work night shift as a nurse and I worked up until the Thursday night before my Sunday wedding and I felt so out of the loop on my vendors and all our decorations and I felt rushed to get everything together and make sure I had everything I needed.” - Paige, Bride

It was an honor to be a part of Paige and Nathan’s Winter wedding. We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat.

 
Jaime Gilliam
Rain on Your Wedding Day? Don’t Panic!
 
Photo by Jodi Gray Photography

Photo by Jodi Gray Photography

At The Colonnade at Revolution Mill, we offer a gorgeous courtyard space for outdoor ceremonies and photos. While we wish we could order blue skies for every couple, Mother Nature doesn’t always cooperate! However, there is no need to panic as long as you have a backup plan in place. We have some indoor ceremony options that are equally amazing and will help put your mind at ease when planning your wedding day.

Rain on your wedding day is definitely not something most couples want to happen… but let’s face it, it is a possibility that you should plan for. That’s where our amazing event staff here at Rev Mill can help!

Tip: Consider it as a possibility and make an action plan for rain…

Typically when you don’t plan for something, it will happen. And vice versa. So let’s go ahead and make that Plan B in case of inclement weather. You’ll feel much better knowing that you have a back up plan in place in the event you need it.

We have lovely options for indoor ceremonies! As part of planning with couples, we discuss an inclement weather plan for all outdoor ceremonies. If inclement weather is approaching, we will be in touch the week of the wedding to finalize a decision. While we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your wishes, we have learned it is best to decide as early as possible to alleviate the uncertainty and added stress. Please keep in mind DJs and musicians cannot use their equipment in any rain. We will provide one complimentary reset to accommodate moving inside due to bad weather. Each event will be considered on an individual basis and management reserves the right to make a final decision on ceremony location based upon weather conditions and safety.

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Tip: Plan your decor to work indoor or outdoor…

Choose decorations that will work well in primary and secondary ceremony locations and are easily moved (i.e., an arbor that can be set up outside or inside). Consider bringing some “rain props” just in case, such as a clear umbrella with rain galoshes for that photo op.

Tip: Have event insurance…

It’s worthwhile to consider event insurance, especially during Hurricane Season in North Carolina. There are companies that specialize in event insurance or you can try checking with your home or car insurance agency. Sometimes you’re able to add event insurance to your policy. In the event of serious weather, you can have peace of mind should anything happen.

Tip: Relax and enjoy your wedding day!

No amount of worrying or stressing is going to change a single thing. In fact, it will only make it worse on yourself. Just relax and take comfort in the fact that you have a back up plan in place and no matter what, you and your guests will be well taken care of. The most important thing is saying “I do!”

Words of wisdom from a recent Bride…

“I chose Revolution Mill Events primarily for a great outdoor option as well as the beautiful indoor option. Brides can choose a venue but they can't choose the weather so it's best to plan for a hurricane and hope for a beautiful day. I'll be honest, I cried a bunch when I heard Hurricane Florence was heading right towards NC but talking with the wedding venue coordinator (Jaime) as well as the wedding day of coordinator (Relish Design Company) was my way of dealing with the stress. I needed to know my back up options if the power went out or if flooding was a potential what were my options, as well as my options for having to change the wedding date if the weather was going to be too dangerous. If you are getting married during Hurricane season it's good to know if the venue has back up generators if the power were to go out. That was one of my worries. I put my complete trust into the venue coordinator because they know the venue the best. For anyone looking at a venue, always go with the one with both indoor/outdoor option. Looking back, I do hate that the hurricane prevented out of town family members from coming to the wedding. I have zero regrets about choosing Revolution. It was the perfect venue to host a hurricane wedding and believe it or not most of my wedding pictures were taken outside, yay!! My word of advice for inclement weather couples, stay calm, talk to your wedding team about your options, and remember that despite the less than perfect weather at the end of your wedding day you are married and that's what it is all about!” - Allyssa, Bride, Married in September 2018

 
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Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Courtney and Joshua
 

Courtney and Joshua were married in February 2019 at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro. We’re excited to share their story with you!

 
 

The Backstory

“In 2013 my best friend was dating his brother and told me that they wanted us to meet! We met one time- I thought he was cute. After that he joined the Army and moved to Hawaii and I started college and moved away from home. We kept up with each other for a little bit and that eventually stopped. Over the four years his brother and my best friend were so persistent. Telling us things like, “You guys would be so cute together and like each other”, “Yall have to meet up once you guys come home.” They would even joke that we were going to fall in love and get married one day. This past summer Josh was moved home and stationed at Fort Bragg. I was home for summer break and actually graduating early so I would be home permanently. That summer we went on a few double dates and talked every day getting to know each other. I knew from the moment I met him that I would fall in love with him. We went on our first official date together last summer and the rest was history! Now we are getting married! My friend and his brother were right- and they’re getting married, too!” - Courtney, Bride

 
 

And the Proposal?

“The proposal was on July 28th, 2018. He took me to a garden in the middle of a butterfly sanctuary by the water fountain. He actually contacted one of my best friends to drive home and hide in the bushes and take pictures of our engagement!” - Courtney, Bride

 
 

The Planning Process and Vendors

Photographer: Heather Creed Photography
Ceremony & Reception Music: Friendly Neighborhood DJ
Catering: In-House/Pepper Moon Catering

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Julie Skeen
Officiant: Timothy Hunnicutt
Cake & Desserts: Lindsay Brown

We absolutely loved our vendors- and we only had a few! Aside from the amazing venue and catering staff…

— Our photographer: Heather Creed Photography went above and beyond to make sure that everything went to plan and that we ended up getting the sweetest pictures. Her work is perfect and she is amazing to work with!

— Our DJ: We met John Haskins (Your Friendly Neighborhood DJ) at the Carolina Wedding Show. I never regretted stopping to talk to him. He made our wedding magical! He did an amazing job with everything from the music to all the behind the scenes details. He is so personable and we could not have chosen anyone better.

— The cake: I chose to use as many local friends who had small businesses or side hobbies as I could. This included a great friend of mine, Lindsay Brown, in Greensboro/Pleasant Garden. She made our wedding cake and it was not only beautiful but delicious as well!
- Courtney, Bride

Food and Drink

Courtney and James selected a buffet dinner of garden salad, radiatore pasta with chicken, grape tomatoes, and broccoli in a chardonnay cream sauce, smashed potatoes and oven-roasted vegetables. The couple said the radiatore pasta was devoured and a favorite of everyone.

The Venue

The couple said “I-Do” in the front section of The Colonnade, which can seat up to 130 guests. They were able to enjoy an unseasonably warm day and get photos in the Courtyard while guests mingled for cocktail hour. Courtney’s favorite architectural features of the space are the wooden floors/beams and huge beautiful windows.

It was an honor to be a part of Courtney and Joshua’s love story! We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat.

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Revolution Mill Greensboro Reception: Jon Mark and Elizabeth
 

Jon Mark and Elizabeth were married in January 2019 at Westover Church in Greensboro, NC and celebrated their reception with us at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill. The couple met on a blind date and became engaged surrounded by their families at the beach.

The Planning Process and Vendors

With Winter in full effect, Elizabeth and Jon Mark chose to use the season as inspiration for their color palette using rich, leafy greens and pale blush pink with gold accents.

Wedding Gown: Songbirds Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Formalwear: Brooks Brothers
Groomsmens Formalwear: Jos A. Banks

Florist: Sedgefield Florist
Reception Music: High Impact Entertainment
Photographer: Thalia Villarosa Photography
Catering: In-House/Pepper Moon Catering
Rentals: In-house/Party Reflections

What did the couple have to say about the planning process?

“Our wedding day was total bliss. It was amazing to see how months of planning came together in the most spectacular way. The funniest part of it all was remembering how embedded in the details we were for 9 months and all of the stress that went into that planning just melted away. Everything was perfect to us, even if it didn't go as planned.” - Elizabeth, Bride

The take-away? Enjoy your wedding day despite the tiny details. It’s YOUR day, make it amazing.

“Think about your guests! A lot of the decisions we made had to do with the flow and timing of the event. I pulled on prior experiences of weddings I was a guest at and thought about what choices were made in consideration of the guests and what weren't. Everyone will tell you that your day is all about you, and to a degree it is. But you wouldn't be where you are without the love and support of every person that will be at your wedding. They have given their time and resources to support you! So think of them when you are planning your event.” - Elizabeth, Bride

Food and Drink

While the wedding party wrapped up their photo session, the guests enjoyed refreshments and a cheese display of cheddar, swiss and pepper jack, garnished with red grapes and fresh berries, served with assorted crackers.

Dinner began with a classic tossed garden salad. Then guests enjoyed a delicious buffet of grilled chicken breast with Parmesan cream sauce, pulled pork barbeque, creamy coleslaw, fresh green beans and assorted breads.

Pepper Moon’s famous smashed potatoes completed the dinner menu.

“The BBQ was AMAZING. The mashed potatoes were killer too.” - Elizabeth & Jon Mark, Bride & Groom

The Venue

What drew Jon Mark and Elizabeth to The Colonnade for their reception?

“We had a winter wedding so we needed an indoor space that was big enough to hold 200 people! I also cared a TON about the look of the space and the ambiance it created. Revolution Mill had a wonderful rustic charm to it. I loved all the textures of the interior and the functionality of the space.” - Elizabeth, Bride

The couple also loved the floor to ceiling windows, the exposed brick, iron railings and exposed beam ceilings.... Everything!

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It was an honor to be a part of Elizabeth and Jon Mark’s love story! We can't wait to show you how The Colonnade in Greensboro can be customized for your wedding day! Contact us to chat about it today.

 
Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Ely and Virginia
 

Ely and Virginia were married on a gorgeous, sunny day last October in our courtyard at The Colonnade in Greensboro.

The Backstory

“It all began on a Carnival cruise to the Bahamas during on our college spring break. We reconnected in the Spring of 2016 and maintained a long distance relationship for 9 months. Ely relocated to Charlotte, NC in January of 2017 and we got engaged while in New York City, April 15, 2017. Ely's sister was a part of the engagement surprise and it was wonderful to have her there.” - per their Zola website

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

The Planning Process and Vendors

With lots of excitement from family and friends, the couple ended up with a larger guest list than originally planned. We worked together with Virginia and her planner to come up with creative ways to fit all of their loved ones into the occasion. We utilized a mix of family-style rectangle tables and rounds to maximize the space.

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Jamie Mostofian Design
Draping: Sharpe Pursuits
Cake & Desserts: Delicious
Ceremony Music: Alfredo Enrique, Trejo Ziri
Photographer: Griffin Hart Davis Photography
Photobooth: ZimZoom Photobooth
Rentals: Eventful, Chelish Moore Flowers & Events,
In-house/Party Reflections

Photos by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photos by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Food and Drink

The guests enjoyed a cocktail hour with a bar in the outdoor courtyard while waiting for the reception to begin. Ely and Virginia opted for a buffet dinner and a pre-set salad. Not only does a pre-set salad look pretty on the tables, guests can begin eating while waiting on their turn for the buffet line. The couple included a lot of younger guests into their wedding day and wanted to do something special for them. They chose to serve a special kids meal alongside the buffet. Guests were delighted with the amazing dessert display!

The rose gold linens and gold accent place settings added an elegant touch to the reception decor.

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Jaime and her team are great! I recently had my wedding here and could not have been happier with the service, responsiveness to emails, food, staff, everything! My wedding day was wonderful and I would highly recommend Revolution Mill to anyone looking for a wedding venue.
Thanks again!
— Virginia S., married 10/6/2018
Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photo by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

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Photos by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

Photos by Griffin Hart Davis Photography

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Revolution Mill Events: Wedding Open House February 2019
 
Photo by Annie Timmons Photography, Florals by Jenny’s Projects, Linens & Table Settings by Party Reflections

Photo by Annie Timmons Photography, Florals by Jenny’s Projects, Linens & Table Settings by Party Reflections

We recently hosted our Wedding Open House here at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill. The participating vendors created a stunning Spring-themed showcase.

Nearly weds benefited from viewing the various room designs for insight into how they can decorate our space for their wedding day.

Here are a few reviews we received from our guests:

“What an awesome open house!”

“Tasting was great!”

“Today was very helpful by the way!!”

“Thank you again for hosting us this weekend! The space looked beautiful and made me so excited for our wedding!”

Have a look at some of the photos from the event. We can’t wait to host another and have more of our couples join in the fun!

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A highlight of our day was the food tasting by our in-house caterer, Pepper Moon Catering. Current clients as well as prospective couples had the opportunity to talk to our chefs while trying out the variety of dishes and tasting our house wines. We’re already getting lots of requests to add the featured chef action station “Jar-B-Q” to menus. It’s described as North Carolina in one bite! A mini mason jar is layered with NC cornbread, baked beans, pulled pork barbecue, coleslaw, barbecue sauce and topped with pickled okra.

Did you know?…. We offer 2 complimentary open house/tastings per year. The tasting menu is selected to include a range of items such as hors d’oeuvres, entrees and side dishes. The purpose of the menu tasting is to assure you of food quality, much in the way that once you have a good meal at a restaurant, you feel confident that even if you order a different meal next time, it will be wonderful! Our chefs will be on hand for you to chat about options. It’s delicious and a lot of fun to attend!

Photos by Annie Timmons Photography & The Nixons Photography

 
 
 
 

The Colonnade featured 3 different ceremony setup options. Although rain put a damper on the courtyard setup, thank goodness we have great indoor ceremony backup options! Guests were able to see the various draping and lighting options we can provide along with gorgeous linens and place settings.

Photos by Annie Timmons Photography & The Nixons Photography

 
 
 
 
Photo by Annie Timmons Photography

Photo by Annie Timmons Photography

 
 

Join us next time to be inspired with different setup options in our flexible space.

Contact us to experience one of Greensboro’s most distinctive event venues!

Tours are available by appointment only.