The next two days are going to be great days! It’s not often that you know that in advance but not only do I get to spend the day with some of my favorite vendors and friends from the Richmond area but we get to tour a bunch of amazing venues in beautiful Orange County, VA. I will definitely be sharing images from the tour as soon as we get back but in the meantime will be getting completely spoiled by these amazing venues that are pulling out all of the stops for us! See below for the press release sent out about this wonderful opportunity that was spearheaded by the always amazing Jennifer McBride of McBride Events!
ORANGE COUNTY ROLLS OUT THE RED CARPET FOR TOP WEDDING PROS
ORANGE, VA—Over thirty Orange area wedding professionals are joining forces this May 17 and 18 to present the Orange Wedding Tour to leading wedding professionals from across Virginia. Designed with the goal of building awareness, as well as connecting influential wedding professionals to Orange County, the Orange Wedding Tour boasts two full days of wining and dining as attendees make their way through venues and bed and breakfasts throughout the county.
“I’ve had the opportunity to produce events throughout the state,” explains veteran wedding planner Jennifer McBride of Richmond based McBride Events, “but have always been attracted to Orange County as a convenient destination location for my brides. Collaborating on the Tour to put Orange on the map made perfect sense.”
The initial concept of the tour evolved from a chance meeting between McBride and Jay Billie, Innkeeper at the Inn of Westwood Farm last winter.
With a shared purpose to showcase Orange’s wedding offerings, Billie and McBride quickly began planning the two day tour. The guest list includes some of the top wedding professionals statewide as well as representatives from the wedding media. Those in attendance will have the opportunity to not only tour Orange area venues, but sample food, décor and music from area wedding professionals. In total, thirty Orange area wedding vendors have donated more than $45,000 in services for the Orange Wedding Tour.
“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase what we do best!” says Billie. “Orange County’s tranquil setting is ideal for weddings and the variety of settings is unsurpassed. There are very, very few places where you have wedding venue choices that include a presidential home, a award winning winery and acclaimed bed and breakfasts. We look forward to welcoming our guests to the area.”
The Orange Wedding Tour is by invitation only. For more information please contact Jennifer@mcbrideevents.com.
About McBride Events
Founded by Jennifer McBride in 2001, McBride Events is a Virginia based, Event Production Company. The McBride Events team comprises five certified and experienced planners led by Jennifer McBride whose elegant style and exceptional know-how distinguish her as a top expert in the planning field. For more information, please visit their web site at http://www.mcbrideevents.com or their Facebook Fan Page- www.facebook.com/mcbrideevents.
Jennifer McBride, McBride Events
About Inn at Westwood Farm
Opened in 2007 by Elizabeth Goeke and Jay Billie, the Inn at Westwood Farm in Orange, Virginia is located on 15 lovely acres with barn, paddocks, gardens, and woods and just 90 minutes from Washington, DC and 60 minutes from Richmond. The Inn’s four guest rooms is complimented with a thoughtful blend of antique and contemporary furniture. The venue is ideal for special events because of its proximity to James Madison’s Montpelier, numerous wineries, Civil War battlefields, Monticello, Shenandoah National Park, and many other historical sites along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground. For more information please visit their web site at http://www.innatwestwoodfarm.com or their Facebook Page, www.facebook.com/VirginiaBedandBreakfast.
Jay Billie, Inn at Westwood