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Revolution Mill Events: Matt + Susie
 

Matt Farver and Susie Lewis tied the knot on May 12, 2018. It was an unexpectedly warm day, but that didn’t stop everything from going flawlessly! 

Matt says he was attracted to Susie from day one, and it only took a handful of dates for him to be sure that she was the one. He proposed on the family boat at Smith Mountain Lake on Labor Day 2017. He had champagne and a selfie stick hidden on the boat for the post-proposal festivities.

The couple enjoyed an outdoor ceremony at The Colonnade, followed by a buffet dinner and dancing. 

“Most everything was turn-key. Jaime was very easy to work with and very responsive to my emails along the way, which meant a lot.”

– Matt Farver, Groom

The Planning Process

Matt and Susie started planning shortly after their engagement. Matt attended another wedding at Revolution Mill and knew they wanted to consider it as an option for their big day. 

Their advice to other couples? “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.” 

The couple highlighted both Amanda Ward, their wedding planner, and Scott Adams, their florist, as standout vendors who went above and beyond their expectations. 

 

Coordinator: A Touch of Southern
Ceremony music: Blue Sand Entertainment
Music: Simpsounds

 

Favorite Moment

The newlywed's favorite moment turned out to be their first dance! They did a customized routine to Stand By Me. After the first dance, they tore up the dance floor with their five bridesmaids and eight groomsmen. 

 

Décor

Matt and Susie opted for a color scheme of peach and ice blue. They based the palette off the groom’s favorite colors, orange and blue, but went with soft shades that were more fitting for a spring wedding.  
 

The couple opted for traditional white tablecloths, gold rimmed white china, and an assortment of floral centerpieces. 

 

Food and drink

The couple enjoyed a cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres that included mini sundried tomato biscuits stuffed with pimento cheese, mushroom caps, and jumbo shrimp wrapped with bacon.

The dinner buffet featured a caprese salad; prosciutto, basil, parmesan, and feta stuffed chicken; grilled vegetables; and the couple’s favorite dish: beef tenderloin medallions.

 

Venue

There were many things about The Colonnade that appealed to Susie and Matt, but most of all the were drawn to the courtyard. They loved the idea of being able to have their ceremony and reception in the same venue, and were drawn to the layout of The Colonnade’s interior. After seeing several square rooms, the unique shape of The Colonnade stood out to them as a perfect fit. 

 

 
Planning your wedding at The Colonnade

Curious how The Colonnade might work for your ceremony and reception? Our space is extremely flexible and we’re always happy to work together to customize the space, but there’s a few tried and true setups we’ve found work well for weddings of all sizes. 

Part of our expertise is knowing what will and won’t work for our space. We host well over 100 events a year, so we can help ensure that your creative ideas turn out to be a success! 

We’ve put together 3 graphics to help you visualize where your ceremony, dance floor, food, gifts, and cake can go in our space. To start, we suggest picking a dance floor location and building the rest of your layout from there.  
 

Step 1: Pick your dance floor


We have 3 popular options for dance floor placement. Tables can be placed around the dance floor in Option 1, allowing all your guests to watch as your family busts a move. 

Some couples enjoy how the dance floor is separate from the dining tables in Option 2, which is conducive to conversation for the non-dancers.

Of these three options, Option 3 allows for the most seating capacity, making room for tables across the main level to seat up to 200.

Keep in mind – we don’t lay down a separate dance floor, because our historic hardwoods work great as-is! Once you pick your dance floor spot, we’ll determine where the DJ and band setup should go. 
 

 
 


Step 2: Ceremony Location 

Before we nail down the rest of your reception details, we’ll want to figure out where your vows will take place. 

A courtyard ceremony is a popular option – depending on the season – and can seat up to 180 guests. 

Option 2 provides a wonderful decorating opportunity for a customized floral arch or drapery backdrop. This option can seat up to 130.

Option 3 offers great flexibility -- 72 guests can be seated on the lower level while additional guests can stand around the railing, giving them a great view of the ceremony. This setup highlights the textured brick and expansive windows for stellar photos. 

Depending on guest count, we can use Option 2 or 3 for an inclement weather plan.
 

 
 


Step 3: Everything else

Now that you have the two big decisions locked in, its time to determine the flow of guests and the placement of your food, gifts, and cake. 

While some folks opt for guests to arrive through the courtyard, most people utilize The Colonnade’s main entrance for guest arrival. Guests can set presents down on Gift Table Option 1 or 2 (as pictured below) as they arrive. You can also place a guest book table in the entryway or near the coat closet for easy access. 

Our main buffet area gives Pepper Moon Catering staff easy access to the kitchen and allows for guests to freely flow on both sides of the table, cutting down on serving time. Additional interactive food stations could be placed around the room to encrouage guests to mingle. 

Your cake can be highlighted in various locations. 
 

 
 

No matter what your vision, we belive we can make The Colonnade work for your wedding! You bring the ideas and we’ll bring our knowledge of past events. Together, we’ll create the perfect ceremony and reception for you and your guests.  

Revolution Mill Events: Leah + Greg

We believe every wedding is special in its own right. Some make you laugh. Some make you cry. Some make you smile. Some make you reminisce. 

In this new blog series, we’ll be highlighting some of our most recent weddings. In each post, we hope to capture a little bit of what makes each ceremony so unique. We’ll be sharing special moments and photos from each wedding, as well as highlighting the vendors each couple used. 

Our first profile focuses on Leah Riker and Greg Atkins, who tied the knot at The Colonnade in Greensboro on April 7, 2018. 


 

“Our wedding day was just perfect. The ceremony went off without a hitch, everyone had a great time at the reception, and we ate our fill of delicious food and danced the night away! The venue was decorated so simply yet so beautifully. Coupled with all of our loved ones in the room, we couldn’t have envisioned it better if we tried.”

- LEAH, Bride

 

The Planning Process

A good venue sets the atmosphere. A good caterer makes mealtime a memory worth savoring. And, a good photographer ensures no moment goes uncaptured. 

Leah and her mom started planning for the wedding in October 2017 – about 6 months before the actual wedding date. Her advice for the newly engaged? “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!” 

DJ: A&A Disc Jockeys
Hair and Makeup: Careaux Cartier
Officiant: Dave Widgeon
Rentals: Eventful NC

Wedding Coordinator: A Touch of Southern Events
Caterer: Pepper Moon Catering
Photographer: The Nixons
Florist: Blossoms
Bakery: Sweet Blossoms
 

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Decor

Leah and Greg chose to go with a simple color scheme of Leah’s favorite color: pink!

Simple and elegant, this monochromatic color scheme focused around coral with coordinating shades of pink. Pink was woven throughout the décor, with little touches here and there in the floral arrangements and bridesmaid’s dresses. The groomsmen coordinated in light grey suits with pink boutonnières. 

 

Favorite Moment

For Leah and Greg, their standout moment came during their reception. With the sound of Butterfly Kisses filling the room for the father/daughter dance, Leah graced the dance floor in her father’s arms. Halfway through their father daughter song, they were joined by all the other fathers and daughters on the guest list. “It really was a very sweet moment,”Leah recalled.

 

Food and drink

The culinary highlight of the day was Pepper Moon’s show-stopping mashed potato bar! Guests were able to fill their own martini glass with our signature smashed potatoes and then customize with a wide variety of toppings. A few of the favorites? Chopped bacon, diced ham, smoked salmon, shredded smoked gouda, shredded cheddar, salsa, sour cream, sautéed mushrooms, scallions and whole green olives.

 

Venue

For some, the standout feature of The Colonnade is the elegantly exposed brickwork. For others, it’s the towering ceilings. For Leah and Greg, it was its beautiful wrought iron railings and the natural light from our tall windows.

“The Colonnade really is such a beautiful place and it’s a great value, too. Along with the venue, our favorite thing about working with Revolution Mills Events was Jaime. She’s so thorough, very professional and always goes above and beyond to answer any questions.”

Ready to get started planning your own Greensboro wedding? If you’re looking to get a jumpstart on the planning process (or pulling together a last minute ceremony), take a look at our wedding guide or contact us to see how we can help. 

Be Our Guest
Courtesy of Chelle Photography

Courtesy of Chelle Photography

Welcome to Revolution Mill, the Triad’s exclusive provider of premier event space. Nestled in the heart of Greensboro, yet conveniently located to serve Winston-Salem, High Point and surrounding areas. We offer two distinctive event spaces; The Colonnade, a versatile indoor/outdoor space and Color Works Meeting Space, the perfect venue for meetings of all types.
 

Getting married? The Colonnade is the essential space to say, “I Do.” This historic space with its original maple, exposed brick, custom iron work, and enormous windows is perfect backdrop for any wedding. Whether you and your betrothed are planning a small intimate gathering or a grand scale wedding, the versatility of the Colonnade suits a wide array of visions and tastes. Click here to download our Wedding Guide.

The Colonnade works great for a corporate event as well!

The Colonnade works great for a corporate event as well!

 

With 8,500 square feet, The Colonnade is suited for both indoor and outdoor ceremonies. Our picturesque outdoor courtyard can accommodate up to 180 garden chairs. There are also several indoor arrangements where you can tie the knot, utilizing as much or as little space as you please. Plans include seating for 70 guests in the lower level with additional guests overlooking from the upper railing (up to 180), or seating for up to 130 guests in the front section off the lobby. Take a look at our Wedding Gallery here.

 

Of course, the fun and customizable options don’t end with your ceremony. Receptions at the Colonnade are all about choice. We can accommodate everything from a dance floor to a live band or DJ. Past brides and grooms have elected to include photo booths and other fun activities for their guests.

 

Color Works Meeting Space. 

Color Works Meeting Space. 

For other social and corporate events, the Colonnade can house up to 300 for standing parties or 200 for seated banquets. Please keep in mind that while maximum capacity is provided above, your final guest total will be affected by your specific set-up decisions.  Contact us today to discuss your plans and custom layout.

 

Having a Meeting? Color Works Meeting Space with its distinctive textures and industrial-chic feel is the place to be. It’s equipped to hold high tech corporate meetings plus a countless range of other social gatherings. Standing receptions can accommodate up 175 guests, while classroom and theatre arrangements can house 150 and 175 respectively. The 5,000 square foot space can be tailored to meet individual requirements and capacity is directly proportional to your desired setup.

 

As a part of the Color Works Meeting Space, you are afforded access to a long list of equipment at no additional charge. This list includes, (15) 60” round banquet tables, (22) 6’ classroom tables, (12) 30’ tall cocktail tables, (120) X-Back rustic wood chairs, (75) rolling ergonomic chairs, mounted drop-down screen & HD Projector, podium, and adjustable lighting. Additional equipment including staging, linens, décor, china, silver and glass are also available for an additional charge. For added convenience, specialty rentals for audio and visual services, professional valet parking, coat check services and floral arrangements can also be procured for extra costs. For an exhaustive list, please view our helpful Corporate Guide here.

 

Bon Appètit

Are you looking for the best catering experience and delectable delights the Triad has to offer? In addition to your rental, you have access to one of the best culinary experiences in the Triad via our exclusive caterer, Pepper Moon Catering. All food (with the exception of specialty cakes), beverage and equipment rentals must be secured through Revolution Mill Events/Pepper Moon Catering. Contracted vendors are welcome to provide other goods and services appropriate to the permitted use of the facility. It would be our pleasure to customize a unique menu for your special occasion limited only by Pepper Moon Catering’s 20-plus year experience and your imagination. We’re happy to answer any questions regarding the specifics of your event. Give us a call today.

 

Book a Tour

Due to our active event calendar, all tours and meetings must to be scheduled in advance to access the event spaces with our Venue Manager. Jaime Gilliam is our Venue & Catering Manager and can be reached via email at jaime@revmillevents.com or by phone at 336-362-6517. You may also take the Virtual Tour here.

 

After your visit, we will be happy to prepare a custom proposal for you containing all details needed for a successful event. Our detailed proposal will reflect the estimate of venue rental, food, beverage, rentals, security, wait staff, service charge and sales tax to give you a starting point of overall costs.

 

The Colonnade is located at 900 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405 and Color Works Meeting Space is located at 1000 Revolution Mill Drive, Greensboro, NC 27405. We look forward to meeting with you and making our history part of your future.