We are on blogiday until January 3rd, so for now enjoy some oldies but goodies on the blog!
Well, I am always up for an adventure (I like to call them “field trips” … channeling my grade school days!), so when Amanda Gray of Ashley Baber Weddings invited me for a fun day out to visit Blenheim, I just couldn’t say no. We had a great time chatting and riding to the near-Charlottesville destination, and I was truly impressed.
I do want to clarify and say that if I were you, I would definitely head on over to their website to see more stunning photos as these were just snapped with my iPhone while I was there … I even saw some fantastic decorating ideas, too (most of which came from the store, Curious Orange, in Charlottesville … I definitely need to take a trip to that store!).
Ok, on to some photos …
This is part of the main house of Blenheim … I love the old farm piece on the wall accompanied by the reclaimed lumber “shelves” and flooring. I picture this spot being the perfect place for a brunch or luncheon on the day of the wedding. Notice the window … this unique shape is all throughout. Beautiful!
As part of the same room (see the reflection in the mirror?), there is a comfortable seating area, which is perfect for lounging and conversing.
Blenheim also has a winery (did I mention that it is owned by Dave Matthews?), and Dave does the art for their specialty bottles each year. I also LOVE the wreaths above the mantel in the kitchen, which are made of paper from old books … how ingenious!
Of course, showing off the big, beautiful bathroom is a must … brides will have plenty of room for getting ready and pampering.
The grounds are beautiful, and this is the perfect spot to put a tent for an outdoor reception. The possibilities at Blenheim are endless with all that they have to offer with the layout of the property and its collection of buildings.
The building below is actually a small chapel … complete with a fantastic bathroom and a loft upstairs. This space can be used for a small ceremony of around 20 people, and it is the perfect solution for a quaint, intimate wedding.
Again, my iPhone doesn’t do the property justice, but the library building is so intriguing! It could be used to house the cake for an outdoor wedding or as a reception area for a small wedding. It also has the unique windows, and the chandelier is made out of slats from an old wine barrel. There are so many eye-catching touches around the Blenheim property.
I am happy to have been able to share all about Blenheim with you, and thanks goes out again to Amanda for inviting me! Visit the website of Blenheim for contact information on heading out to the property yourself … you can even make a day of it and take in the stunning views at their winery. If you do stop by, tell Kathy that Hill City Bride sent you! Oh and for pricing (it’s very reasonable!) and a history of the property itself (along with other photos), just click HERE.