Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Alexandra and Jordan
 

After knowing each other since 5th grade, Alexandra and Jordan were married on a beautiful sunny afternoon on May 18, 2019 in the courtyard at The Colonnade. Because of her past experience working in the event industry, Alex had a clear vision of what was most important for their day.

Things kicked off on Friday with their ceremony rehearsal followed by a rehearsal dinner at Kau (right on the Revolution Mill campus!). Saturday was filled with getting ready, saying “I do” and dancing the night away! We loved getting to know this couple and partnering with them to create many special memories.

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“If I could give this venue more than 5 stars I would!! This met and exceeded every single expectation I ever had. There is not a single bad thing I would say. Beautiful, elegant, romantic, and fun. There is something for every bride and every groom. The fact that it has a beautiful outdoor space just as nice as the inside is a true PLUS. Truly the best decision I made! The staff at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill was extremely attentive, loving, and caring. I will be recommending this venue to anyone and everyone.”

- Alex, Bride

The Venue & Décor

When asked what initially drew the couple to The Colonnade, Alex mentioned the fact that we have both indoor and outdoor spaces… and also that the venue practically “decorated itself.”

The couple chose an outdoor ceremony in the courtyard. The decor consisted of dusty rose, lots of greenery and gold accents. Why did Alex and Jordan choose these colors? … they matched the Bridesmaids dresses! While Alex and Jordan were having photos done after the ceremony, the guests made use of our outdoor space during cocktail hour. They were kept entertained with an outdoor bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and patio games.

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The Suite

While the guy got ready in The Lounge, Alex chose to take advantage of our newly finished Suite for her finishing touches. We are so happy that we can provide this convenient space on site for getting ready and photos, rather than having to travel over in your dress. Better yet, use of this space is included in your venue rental fee!

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Food & Drinks

The couple wanted to wow their 165 guests with seasonal and delicious food and drink! They opted for passed hors d’oeuvres of:

  • Cheddar Biscuits with Ham, Granny Smith Apples and Honey Mustard

  • Bacon-wrapped Sweet Potatoes

  • Caprese Skewers

The dinner buffet included:

  • Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges, Goat Cheese, Almonds, and Blood Orange Vinaigrette

  • Bourbon and Pecan Coated Chicken Breast (the couple’s favorite!!)

  • Grilled Flank Steak with Pommery Mustard Sauce

  • Grilled Vegetables

  • Carolina Wild Rice

Everyone enjoyed a decadent dessert table filled with cake and goodies after dinner.

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The Vendors

Specialty Rentals: Eventful
Officiant: Interfaith Pastor/Deborah Suess
Florist: Bloom & Thistle
Transportation: Triad Trolley
Photographer: Liz Grogan Photography
Hair/Makeup: Updo’s Studio

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Relish Design Co.
Cake/Dessert: Easy Peasy
Music, Games, Draping & Photobooth: Triad DJ & Events
Catering/In-House: Pepper Moon Catering

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Favorite Part about Working with Rev Mill Events?

“It was perfect! The venue exceeded every single expectation. Greensboro was such a great place to be. So many fun things to do and guests will always have something to do. It was a very relaxing day and meant the world to us.”

- Alex, Bride

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It was an honor to be a part of Alexandra and Jordan’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.

 
Revolution Mill Courtyard Ceremony Inspiration
 

We're so excited you've chosen to celebrate your wedding with us at The Colonnade! Have you started thinking about the decor details you’d like to weave into your ceremony to tell your love story? Maybe you want to reflect a classic romance, modern or boho feel. No matter your wedding style, The Courtyard is a beautifully versatile backdrop for saying I do!

Now that you’re ready to start planning, we want to give you decor inspiration and answer some frequently asked questions about ceremonies in our Courtyard.

Decor

Your wedding decor is one of the best ways to let your personality shine on your special day! The Courtyard contains a lot of natural charm and has decorative features such as columns, an accent brick wall, a fountain and lush greenery. Think about how your decor can highlight the features that you fell in love with on your tour. Consider these ideas:

  • Drape the columns with fabric

  • Add flower and greenery garlands to the columns

  • Hang a chandelier or decorative object between the columns

  • Hang a wreath, cross, or decorative piece on the accent brick wall

  • Add standing decor like an arbor or moon gate

  • Frame the columns with large floral arrangements

  • Utilize string lights, ribbons, balloons

  • Line the aisle with flower petals, lanterns or vintage rugs

  • Dress up the chairs with flowers or greenery

  • Mix things up with different chairs

  • Display personalized wedding signage

FAQ’s

  • Are we allowed to bring in decor?
    Absolutely - you are welcome to bring your own unique event decor! Decor must be installed and removed during your rental period. Please refer to the Wedding Guide or ask the Venue Manager to ensure all elements are approved. We are happy to advise on what sort of decor works well in our space.

  • What else should I know about decor?

    • The columns are approximately 9 ½ feet tall and have an expanse of 8 feet between each column.

    • There is a screw mounted in the brick accent wall.

    • Please use only fresh petals for decor or tossing.

    • Considering adding enhancements like draping, outdoor lighting, heaters or fans? We can help, just ask for a quote!

  • How many guests can we seat?
    We can seat up to 200 guests within the Courtyard ceremony location. 100 seats fit on the top platform.

  • Do we need a microphone for courtyard ceremonies?
    It is recommended to have a microphone for outdoor ceremonies. Your DJ or live musicians can provide sound equipment for this purpose. There are several power outlets available.

  • Do you allow pets for ceremonies?
    Yes - we love your furry family too!

  • Is there a weather backup plan for outdoor ceremonies?
    We will discuss an inclement weather plan during your planning meeting 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. Management reserves the right to make a final decision on ceremony location based upon weather conditions and safety.

Some couples choose to highlight the natural surroundings by keeping the decor very simple. Other couples like to embellish the space with more elaborate decor. The choice is yours! We are excited to help you plan a memorable wedding day!

 
Jaime Gilliam
Revolution Mill Greensboro Wedding: Morgan and Eric
 

Morgan and Eric were married in the courtyard on a sunny fall day filled with blue skies, on November 3, 2018 at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro. We’re excited to share their story with you!

The Proposal

The couple met in college through a group of friends and became college sweethearts. Four years later, they were heading to a Liverpool game in downtown Milwaukee and decided to go see the sunrise over Lake Michigan. Eric got down on one knee and asked Morgan to marry him! Of course she said YES! And they still went to watch the Liverpool game afterwards.

The Venue

Eric and Morgan fell in love with Revolution Mill because of the old, historic and industrial feel to it. They loved the original maple floors, exposed brick and high ceilings of The Colonnade most of all.

“The communication was excellent. Nothing went unattended.”
- Morgan & Eric

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The Vendors

Officiant: John Shields (Morgan’s father!)
DJ & Photo Booth: A & A Disc Jockey
Catering/In-House: Peppermoon Catering

Planner/Day of Coordinator: Donna Joye
Cake/Dessert: Archdale Bakery
Photographer: McCardell Photography

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Food and Drink

The guests enjoyed cocktail hour drinks while snacking on toasted french bread rounds with Homemade Olive Tapenade, Artichoke Aioli and Chopped Tomatoes and Scallions tossed in Balsamic Vinegar.

The reception followed with heavy hors d’oeuvres including Spinach, Artichoke and Smoked Gouda Fondue; Mini Sundried Tomato Biscuits; BBQ Meatballs; Grilled Seasonal Vegetables; Rosemary Chicken Skewers; Jack Daniels Glazed Pork Loin Carving Station; Peppermoon Catering’s famous Mashed Potato Martini Bar; and Shrimp and Grits.

For dessert, everyone loved building their own Ice Cream Sundaes with scoops of chocolate and vanilla ice cream and a variety of toppings.

It was an honor to be a part of Morgan and Eric’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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Make Your Corporate Holiday Party a Hit
 
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I know… it’s July, but have you started thinking about your Greensboro corporate holiday party yet? Trust me, the festive season will be here before you know it! Don’t stress, there’s still time to plan a soirée that will keep your employees talking and excited for the next one. Corporate holiday parties can have a reputation for being a bit… dull… but there are so many ways you can get creative and create some real holiday spirit within your co-workers!

A holiday party is an opportunity to get your team together, get to know each other better in a more relaxed environment, and let everyone know how much they are appreciated for their hard work. What exactly makes a party memorable? These ideas and tips can help you create a company holiday party that everyone will enjoy.

DECOR

  • Consider a theme for your event such as Winter Wonderland, Ugly Christmas Sweater, Rustic Woodlands, Christmas Masquerade Ball or Santa’s Workshop. Create an amazing guest experience by tying the theme into all the details.

  • Choose a color scheme. A classic black-and-white color scheme is classy and gives your guests an excuse to get dressed up for a special night out. Red-and-white is also a fun alternative that celebrates the festive season.

  • Lighting can really enhance the look of your event! Ask us about uplighting, edison lights, gobos, string lights and more.

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THE FOOD

Food is such an important factor in any type of party or event. Do you want a more formal feel? Then consider a plated dinner with table-side wine service. If you’re looking to get guests to mix and mingle, then plan for a buffet or heavy hors d’oeuvres stations. Add fun accents like a hot chocolate or fresh apple cider bar with seasonal mix ins. Don’t forget dessert with classics such as cheesecake or a variety of holiday themed cookies and pastries. We love partnering with you to create custom menus for all kinds of social occasions!

“We really had a good time at the holiday party. Everything was absolutely perfect. The food was awesome and the employees keep raving about how good it was. We feel like it was probably about the best company party we’ve ever had. You did a fabulous job coordinating the whole thing and it was great working with you. I will be in touch for next year!”
- Carri, Caffey Distributing

"Jaime, I would like to send high compliments to the staff you assembled for that evening. Everyone proclaimed the food selections as delicious! I must add that all the staff, even down to the security person, were on top of their game. If I have the opportunity to host something like this in the future, I will be in touch. Meanwhile, I will spread the word to friends who weren’t able to attend. Revolution Mill Events is a beautiful venue and maintains a high standard for any type of event, and a high quality of food from Pepper Moon Catering. Bravo to all." - Joy, Livingbrush Body Painting

ENTERTAINMENT & Fun

Consider hiring entertainment for your Holiday party. Quality performers can take your party to the next level! Toss around these ideas:

  • Live band or DJ

  • Casino gaming

  • Photo booth

  • Live artist

  • Roving performers

  • Trivia games

A FEW EXTRA TIPS

Friday and Saturday evenings in December always book up fast, so you’ll want to secure those dates well in advance. Are you working with a limited budget? Select a weekday or consider a January “Kick off the New Year Party” when prices are usually lower.

we’re here to help

We are honored that so many of our holiday party clients come back to celebrate with us year after year! The event professionals at Revolution Mill Events create a seamless event planning experience with many inclusive services to make planning a pleasure. Contact us today to see how we can help you create an amazing holiday party!

 
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

 
Jaime Gilliam