I have been waiting to put this venue tour up on the blog for a little while. I toured The Bolling Haxall House a few months ago, but I was waiting to see how an actual wedding happened here. The Woman’s Club has a very distinct style to it, and very busy decor. I was having a hard time imagining how the event would flow and how the decor would look.
I had the opportunity to assist on a wedding with Dolly from Gulmohar Weddings a few weeks ago. Gulmohar Weddings does primarily Indian weddings and decor. I realized once the room was set that this was a perfect venue for a cultural event, or a wedding where the theme could be incorporated with the already established decor.
If you are having your ceremony on site it will take place in the ballroom. The ceremony site will be up on the stage and your guests will be seated below. When your ceremony is over the guests will be escorted out to the parlor for cocktail hour. This venue does require a room flip. Be sure that your wedding planner and caterer are aware of this and have the staff to set the room up in time. There is a piano in the parlor that is tuned a few times a year and can be played at your event.
There are rooms upstairs for your bridal party to get ready in. Off of the balcony there is a wall that is painted with a cityscape. This is the actual view of what the balcony used to look out on. It’s fun little glimpse into what Richmond, Virginia used to look like. They have very nice restrooms and a full size kitchen for your caterer. The Bolling Haxall House also has a relationship with the hostel across the parking lot. They have worked out an arrangement for the Groom and Groomsmen to get ready in one of their rooms and the guests can use the parking spaces
The guest limit for a plated meal with a dance floor is 125. The Bolling Haxall House is pretty strict on this number as it’s a fire code violation and the fire station is right next door. Of course if you chose to have a cocktail style reception or stations you can have a larger guest count.
There is an outside courtyard that is just perfect for the stolen moments after you say I Do. You can walk back down the aisle and head right out to the courtyard for some after ceremony photos.
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