Venue Tour: Upper Shirley Vineyards

Upper Shirley Vineyards is an estate, winery, restaurant and wedding venue right on the James River.   The venue is gorgeous.  It is clean and modern, something that Richmond desperately needed.  When you walk in the first thing you notice is all of the natural light.  This is a photographers dream come true.  The walls…

Venue Tour: Altria Theatre

The recently renovated Altria Theater Ballroom is one of the largest venues in Richmond Va.  It has hosted numerous gala’s, after parties for the concerts at the Richmond Coliseum, and they are booking weddings.  They have the capacity for approximately 1,000 standing and a seated capacity for about 900.  If you wanted a dance floor…

Venue Tour: Dover Hall Estate

“I want a ballroom where I can entertain 300 of my closest friends” joked Dennis Pryor when he met with Architect Mark Spangler. The Pryors wanted a house that they could entertain in.  They requested a two floor library like the one at the Biltmore House in North Carolina.  The gothic architecture was inspired by…

Before you Propose Marriage

Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons: Is this your person?  I’m not asking if you are in love.  Love comes and goes.  I’m assuming if you are thinking of marriage that you are in love.  I’m asking is this person going to be there through the highs and lows.  Will this…