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Welcome to another lovely venue walkthrough! Today, we’re taking a virtual tour of Historic London Town and Gardens located in Annapolis, MD. Keara Mahan, the venue’s Director of Events and Sales, will be our tour guide. Enjoy:

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Created in 1683 by the Maryland legislature, London Town became an important tobacco port and a major player in the colonial trans-Atlantic trade network. It also served as an important ferry crossing on the main north-south route in the colonies, connecting Charleston, South Carolina with Boston, Massachusetts. As a center of transportation and trade, London Town reached its heyday in the 1720s, rivaling nearby Annapolis in terms of economic activity. The prominence of London Town began to fade in the mid-1700s and with the lack of trade during the American Revolutionary War; the port town simply could not survive. Once a vibrant town of 100 acres, consisting of 30 to 40 occupied lots and an estimated population of 300 people, London Town began to disappear from the landscape. Only a few buildings lasted into the 20th century, one of which is the impressive brick building, known as the William Brown House, built circa 1760 as an upscale tavern for travelers crossing the South River by ferry boat.

Tucked back on a bluff overlooking the South River, today Historic London Town and Gardens is set on over 23 acres. Just minutes from downtown Annapolis, our clients enjoy the peace of a waterfront setting with none of the hustle, bustle, or traffic. From our gardens to the historic brick William Brown House, to our 185-foot pier where you can arrive or depart by boat, our grounds boast extensive photo opportunities.

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Today we’re taking a virtual tour of the incredible Hollow Hill Event Center located in Fort Worth, TX and our tour guide is Bob Gechter, Hollow Hill’s General Manager. Enjoy!

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Hollow Hill Event Center has been in operation since the beginning of 2013.  It is a family-owned business in Parker County, Texas located on 85 acres – most of which is available to our clients for photo shoots such as Save The Date, Engagement, and Bridal photos.  We mostly cater to weddings, but we also rent out for Family Reunions, Baby and Bridal Showers and special family parties such as Graduation parties, birthday parties and holiday parties.

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Venue Walkthrough in Philadelphia, PA: Tyler Gardens (2)

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Today’s venue walkthrough is of the stunning Tyler Gardens in Philadelphia, PA and our virtual tour guide is the Venue Coordinator RaeChani Wilson from Open Aire Affairs. Enjoy!

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The Formal Gardens were constructed in 1931 by George F. and Stella Elkins Tyler to provide a landscape setting for their estate, Indian Council Rock. The four-tier Gardens were influenced by French and Italian gardens and feature varieties of flora, beautiful lush lawns, dramatic stone walls and staircases, gravel walks, fountains, and bronze sculptures. Tyler Gardens are reminiscent of a golden age of elegance with fairy tale charm.

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Venue Walkthrough in Oneida, NY: Wolf Oak Acres (4)

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Today we’ll be taking you on a virtual tour of Wolf Oak Acres and Katrina Blanchard, the venue’s proprietor, will be our tour guide! Enjoy:

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We are one of only a few Barn/Rustic facilities in NY State that boasts all of the extra amenities – from complete climate control, handicap accessibilities (including bathrooms and elevator), kitchen, bridal and groom changing rooms, mobile bars, 170′ wrap around balcony, cobblestone fireplace,cable, wifi, a nearly 200 acre estate, on-site shuttle bus and utv, and tons more. Our property is one of the most unique you’ll find. We are set in the middle of a valley , but have wooded mountains looming over us. We have ponds, streams, gorges, meadows, woods, waterfalls, a covered bridge and unbelievable landscape features that are incomparable for your dream pictures. We make our facility as accessible, and flexible as possible, offering you every possibility we can to allow customization of your day.

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Venue Walkthrough: Hawthorn Hills Ranch (2)

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Today’s venue walkthough is of Hawthorn Hills Ranch in Denton, Texas. We just love the rolling hills and the Southern Chic vibe! Here’s Amanda from Hawthorn Hills Ranch to tell us more:

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Hawthorn Hills is a southern chic venue with a one of a kind view and a modern style. Located on North Texas rolling hills just minutes from accommodations we allow our Bride’s and their guests to enjoy the moment and forget about the busy life moments away. We love that our couples are able to personalize their event and make it their own at our venue, and can welcome up to 250 indoors with tenting on the property allowed as well.

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Venue Highlights: Belvedere Events & Banquets (3)

Today we’re revisiting Belvedere Events & Banquets to show you some highlights of this elegant and versatile venue! Here’s Jodi, Belvedere’s event coordinator, to tell us more:

Belvedere Events & Banquets is located in Chicago near the greater O’hare area. With over 10,000 square feet of banquet hall space, it can accommodate events of all sizes. The primary focus is wedding receptions, and Belvedere also provides catering services, corporate event planning, and stunning social events.

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Venue Walkthrough: Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center (5)

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Today we’ll be taking a virtual tour of the incredible Wild Basin Lodge & Event Center in Estes Park, CO. Our tour guide is Rachel Ward Oppermann, the venue’s marketing manager. Enjoy!

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We are a private, secluded mountain wedding venue just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. Our all-inclusive wedding package encompasses event planning, day-of coordination, 5-star food, everything needed to eat off of and drink from, all staffing to execute the wedding, and much more.

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Venue Walkthrough: Riverside Signature Banquet Hall (3)

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Today we will be taking you on a virtual tour of Riverside Signature Banquet Hall, located in Richmond, British Columbia! Enjoy:

Feast your eyes on the beautiful and newly redesigned Riverside Signature Banquet Hall! The venue is located in the heart of Surrey, BC in the Greater Vancouver area. Guests will experience elegance with a contemporary vibe.

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Venue Walkthrough: Wonser Woods Estate, LLC (4)

Today we’ll be enjoying a venue walkthrough of the lovely Wonser Woods Estate, in Estacada, Oegon and our tour guide is Mark Wonser. Enjoy!

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Wonser Woods Estate is a unique setting for any special event or getaway. Whether it is a romantic weekend for two, a 300 person outdoor wedding, an Executive Board Retreat, a Family Reunion or any special function this is a venue you are sure to appreciate. Situated on a 622 acre working tree farm, the pristine views of the surrounding area and peaceful setting make it a one of a kind destination. Along with its exclusive setting Wonser Woods Estate has 5 guest rooms to offer for your convenience. Ranging from the 1400 square foot Grand Fir Suite to our 240 square foot Cedar double queen room you are bound to savor your time here.

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Venue Walkthrough: Sand Castle Winery (3)

Today we’ll be taking a venue walkthrough of the lovely Sand Castle Winery located in Erwinna, PA and our tour guide is Sand Castle’s event planner Erin MacGirr! Enjoy:

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Sand Castle Winery offers a supreme experience for weddings and receptions of any size. Estate crafted wines satiate the palate and lush vineyards, magnificent sunsets and clear, starlit skies provide unforgettable backdrop for your special day. Sand Castle Winery offers more than just a beautiful location to have your wedding. Selecting Sand Castle Winery for your special day means a unique and memorable experience unmatched by any other Pennsylvania winery. You’ll find exactly what your looking for to make your dream wedding a reality. Our lovely Upstairs Art Gallery offers impeccable views of the vineyard, Delaware River and rolling hills of Buck County. The Gallery is comprised of beautiful pieces from both local and international artists. The Vineyard Pavilion consists of a romantic tent that offers the appeal of an indoor/outdoor event surround by the vineyard. Perched high on the riverbank, guests can enjoy the elegant views in comfort.

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