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The Estate at River Run wedding venue is definitely one of the most beautiful luxury venues in Virginia. As a wedding photographer located on the border of the two Virginia’s but travelling all over, we have seen a lot of stunning venues. But The Estate at River Run has to be moved to the top […]

The Estate at River Run offers a myriad of wedding ceremony and reception sites for the most important moments of your life. Alongside overnight lodging options, the private estate creates an intimate and authentic environment for weddings of every size. Whether we host your wedding ceremony and reception or reception only, it is our goal to assist you in creating the most memorable experience for you and your guests. The Bridal SuiteSeated at the pinnacle of luxury and convenience, our Bridal suite ensures you feel like royalty while you prepare for your special day. With two elegant full bathrooms and spectacular river views from every window, this space is perfect for you and your closest friends to prepare for your special day and sip mimosas. The two full bathrooms completely alleviates the panic of getting ready on the morning-of usually incites, with plenty of space for showering, storing clothes, styling hair, and applying makeup. TerracesMany paths cross at the Bluestone Terrace. The curved brick staircase with a custom-forged iron railing makes for a grand entrance unlike any other, and the sheer scale of the Estate is exceptionally on the lower terrace. Encompassed by sculpted boxwoods, white river rock, ornamental grasses, and landscape lighting, this space is a flawless marriage of man-made and natural environments. The bluestone is clean and continuous throughout the terrace; as well as the adjacent sidewalks. From both terraces, one is treated to equally enchanting views of the James River that provoke unmatched feelings of privacy and tranquility.Front LawnOur front lawn is inviting and charming, featuring exquisite new lamposts, the intricately (and recently) redone stone fountain, and the mansion as a grandiose-architectural backdrop. The scale and symmetry of this space, as well as the relaxing ambiance of the fountain, greet guests as they approach The Estate. In the daylight, the lush grass and carefully fashioned boxwoods create a formidable frame for the lavish estate. In the evenings, the lawn lights up in an astonishing display of light, courtesy of the oak trees' up-lighting system, that ensures the property remains just as established and dignified no matter what time of the day.Wedgewood BallroomThis two-story ballroom, named after fine European China, has a certain air of charm and grandeur that is sure to translate to any occasion. There are countless features to catch one's eye, from the ornate ceiling, offset by the palate of "river" blues and contrasting neutral accents, to the handmade spiral staircase, which is perfect for a grand entrance. The magnificent fireplace is framed by marble once owned by English royalty and the larger-than-life crystal chandelier suspended above the room was custom-designed for the property, directly contrasting the beautiful monochromatic ceiling. With breathtaking floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the James River, the Wedgewood Ballroom invites you to share one of life's most precious moments with a backdrop almost as spectacular as the cause for the celebration itself: true love.Cameo BallroomThe Cameo Ballroom is the perfect spot for indoor events that seek to kindle a sense of intimacy and warmth and has a fabulous natural daylight for daytime celebrations! Architecturally, the three double doorways across the back of this space create an effortless indoor-outdoor transition to the terrace, and the natural color palette is preferred by planners as it creates an elegant, understated backdrop for small events, or a beautiful pass through during an indoor/outdoor event.


If you’ve ever dreamt of a wedding straight out of a fairy tale, Belle Garden Estate in the heart of Virginia is where those dreams come true. This enchanting venue is a haven of charm and sophistication, offering couples a picturesque backdrop for their most special day. Let’s start with the bridal suite – a […]


If you are planning an Ohio wedding, finding the right Cleveland Ohio wedding planner is the first step and with SO many incredibly talented wedding planners, I thought it would be fun to feature some of the best here on the KWP blog! Meet Jayna with Kirk Brides: Cleveland Ohio wedding planner. When she’s not […]


KWP Wedding Timeline Tips We know one of the hardest parts of planning is deciding a perfect wedding timeline!! It plays such an important role in how the flow of your day goes. Of course we ALWAYS recommend hiring a wedding planner to take care of all these details for you, and we work alongside […]


Is it already February and I am just now sharing my favorites from the year as a Virginia wedding photographer?? Yes. Yes it is. But to be honest, this is the hardest post for me ALL year. KWP couples are truly the most amazing people, and they have the sweetest love stories that we photographed […]


If you are planning a Virginia wedding, finding the right Virginia wedding planner is the first step and with SO many incredibly talented Roanoke VA wedding planners, so I thought it would be fun to feature some of the best here on the KWP blog! Meet Andrea Ferris with Andrea Ferris Events: Roanoke VA wedding […]

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Lavender Virginia Wedding Did you hear that color is in this year?? Choosing colors and a theme can be one of the hardest decisions during the early stages of wedding planning. 10/10 recommend choosing an amazing planning and design team, like this one: Sirpilla Soires who pulled this amazing design together that would be stunning […]

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As you are looking for a West Virginia wedding venue, The Greenbrier Resort should be the top of your list! The Greenbrier Resort is a beauty tucked away in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. I grew up spending holidays performing The Nutcracker ballet there, so it always feels nostalgic around the holidays. We love the […]

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Why should you choose a first look? The year Will and I got married, we had been to A LOT of weddings. And as we went to each wedding, we saw things we loved and things we didn’t. One thing we knew for sure was that we wanted a first look. Our thought was that […]

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If you are planning a Virginia wedding, finding the right Southwest Virginia wedding planner is the first step! There are SO many incredibly talented Virginia wedding planners, so I thought it would be fun to feature some of the best here on the KWP blog! Meet Kayla with August & Ivory: Southwest Virginia wedding planner. […]

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The timeline for your dream day can such a tricky thing! We provide timeline planning help for all of our KWP couples, but for now, grab our free sample timeline!

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A lot of moving pieces go into planning a wedding day timeline and we know it can be overwhelming! Grab our free sample timeline to help guide your day! 

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