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Catering By Uptown Offers Flexibility for Newly Engaged Couples

Catering by Uptown, Bayfront Club

By Amy Falksofske Sponsored by Catering by Uptown You’re engaged! Congratulations! You might be overwhelmed with all the planning that lies ahead, but you don’t need to be. Catering By Uptown is here to take care of all the details for you. They have all-inclusive packages that they can tailor to your budget and your desires for your perfect day. Whether you want to get married in Maryland, Virginia or DC, Catering by Uptown has a venue to suit your tastes and budget. All-Inclusive Package Catering By Uptown’s all-inclusive package has everything. They take care of brides and grooms from the beginning of the planning stage until the last guest leaves the reception. Once you book, you get your own wedding planner that will walk you through the steps to plan your wedding. They will also set you up with …

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From Cows to Catered Events

sweeney Barn

By Rachel Nohe Sponsored by Sweeney Barn In the 1930s, Sweeney Barn was a place for milking cows owned by the Birkett family. However, in 2018, the barn was bought by Noel and Alannah Sweeney and transformed into an event center with rustic elegance.  During the renovation process, it was crucial to the Sweeneys that they utilize as much of the original materials as possible while simultaneously modernizing the architecture.  The barn holds historical importance to the area, so its preservation was as important as bringing in modern touches. Andrea Van Wambeke, General Manager at Sweeney Barn, said, “Renovated in 2018, Sweeney Barn has state-of-the-art amenities that will ensure every guest is comfortable on their wedding day.” Location, Location, Location  One of the benefits of the venue is that while the barn itself is rustic, it is located in the …

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Please Excuse the Mess – Tang’s is Expanding!

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Provided by Tangs Bridal and Alterations Tangs Bridal and Alterations is doubling their store space, taking over the next-door unit (previously home to the African Market, who are re-settling further down the block). The expansion will feature – A private bridal alterations area – Extended work space for the seamstresses and tailors – Double the room for wedding dress storage – New display areas – A suit and tux showroom – Ample space and dressing rooms for daily alteration appointments These expansions, changes, and transformations will occur slowly over the next few months, so be patient with Tangs as they adjust accordingly!

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Piedmont Club – A Picture-Perfect Place

Piedmont Club

If you are looking for a beautiful golf club to host your wedding in Northern Virginia, look no further than Piedmont Club, located in Haymarket. With an 18-hole championship golf course designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio, Piedmont has a perfect atmosphere for golf fans to celebrate their special day. But if you aren’t one, don’t let the golf setting distract you from the impressive landscape and ballroom.

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The Ride of a Lifetime

limo, rolls royce

Wedding day transportation is a practical and necessary consideration. On this special day, everyone deserves a fabulous ride to the ceremony and reception. But the couple of the day may decide to take their personal transport to a whole new level of luxury and class. A classic Rolls Royce is the perfect choice. Rolls Wedding Limos, LLC is a local business servicing the DC Metro area. They maintain an elegant British classic Rolls Royce Silver Spur. Their chauffeurs are formally attired and arrive on time. “We are the only limousine company in the world where you can get the President’s driver and a Rolls Royce limousine for your wedding or special occasion,” says owner John G. Bays. “Our Rolls Royce Silver Spur cost $118,500.00 in 1985, over a third of a century ago. To make the car reliable and beautiful for …

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A Versatile, Upscale Venue Close to Home

By Lisa Beth Miller Sponsored by Hylton Performing Arts Center Looking for the perfect venue to host your upcoming wedding or event? Look no further than the fabulous Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia. We chatted with Susan Landess, the Sales & Community Relations Manager at Hylton, about this incredible venue and its many possibilities. “The Hylton Performing Arts Center is a stunning, architecturally designed building containing multiple venues for events and performances.  Event spaces include everything from the Didlake Grand Foyer, our main lobby with two story window wall and art gallery on the second floor, to the intimate Lovey Hammell Lounge with private service kitchen and restroom. In between, we have a variety of different styled and sized spaces.  In the new Education and Rehearsal Wing that just opened before COVID, we have two more stunning spaces – …

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Swap Sale Bargains on Nov. 7 at Colonial Beach Bridal Show

Monroe Bay Winery

By Amy Falkofske Sponsored by Monroe Bay Winery Monroe Bay Winery is hosting the very first bridal show to take place in Colonial Beach, a favorite spot for destination weddings. The Colonial Beach Bridal Show at Monroe Bay Winery will take place on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. “We’re excited to showcase Colonial Beach as both a destination spot and an opportunity to showcase some of the vendors in the area, and our swap sale will allow past weddings to resell items they no longer need like dresses, signs and centerpieces,” said Kiki Apple, Owner of Monroe Bay Winery. An Impressive List of Vendors Monroe Bay is still adding to its list of vendors, but it has an impressive lineup already. Riverview Inn, a Colonial Beach hotel with 1950s flair, will be in attendance. If you’re looking …

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Dress You Up! Your First Bridal Appointment at Tang’s

Tang's Bridal

By Lisa Beth Miller Sponsored by Tang’s Bridal and Alterations Ready to shop for your perfect wedding gown? Of course you are! One of the most fabulous places to shop for your dream dress is Tang’s Bridal and Alterations in Manassas. We talked to Bella Land, the marketing and design specialist at Tang’s, and the boutique’s lead stylist, Sandi Driscoll about what brides should expect at their very first dress shopping appointment. We all know that shopping for your wedding gown can be stressful. It is different from any other type of retail challenge. Many brides turn the shopping day(s) into an event that involves lots of participants, and few truly know what to expect. “What makes dress shopping at Tang’s different/unique is our mission. We take great care to make the experience as stress-free and memorable as possible for …

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Venue with a View: The Ospreys at Belmont Bay

By Marianne Weaver Sponsored by The Ospreys at Belmont Bay What was once a scenic golf course along the Occoquan has been overhauled into a 100-acre picturesque event venue: The Ospreys at Belmont Bay. “It’s hard to describe the feeling my fiancé and I felt as we walked into the Osprey’s,” said Deveny Mendez. Mendez will be married there Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. “The second you pull into the driveway you see the beautiful lake with the beautiful pergola. We could see ourselves getting married there. It was so peaceful and calm and just spoke to my fiancé and me. When you walk into the venue it is so open and welcoming. We loved the open layout of the dance floor/bar area, as well as the separate area for dinner.” Hunter Wood, general manager, said that’s the exact review he …

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Tang’s New Bridal Studio is Now Open by Appointment Only!

Tang's Bridal

Provided by Tang’s Bridal Xiao-Yin (Tang) and her team are thrilled to announce that a special bridal destination has opened in Manassas: Tang’s Bridal Studio! After many months of designing and construction, Tang’s Studio is the new destination for brides to have an unforgettable experience and find the dress of their dreams! None of this would have become possible without the incredible support of Heltzel Architecture, WWBridalDisplays, and the Manassas community. Less than a mile from Tang’s primary location for alterations in Canterbury Village Shopping Center, the Tang’s Studio is nestled behind a beautiful residence at 9036 Sudley Rd. Parking is provided in the rear. Upon entry, brides and their entourage will be welcomed by a wonderful bridal stylist who will guide them for the duration of the appointment. The studio space has two fitting room stations, each with a …

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