Tucked away in the southern countryside just 20 minutes from Raleigh, North Carolina is the most gorgeous European inspired venue. The Bradford was designed with approachable luxury in mind. Owners Courtney Hopper and Dana Kadwell have curated a beautiful all inclusive venue that highlight the feeling of a European home nestled amongst 12 acres of gorgeous landscaping.
I toured the Bradford recently to see some fantastic updates to their ballroom and ceremony site.
Reasons Why I love the Bradford
The front of the home is everything you could dream of. The lighting is gorgeous for sunset portraits and feature clean lines, and a timeless elegance that ensures portraits maintain an heirloom feel.
The Banquet Halls are truly exquisite! With a herringbone back wall and light colors throughout, it’ll be a dream during your reception.
The ceremony site! This beautiful white brick fireplace is the centerpiece for the ceremony backdrop. It creates such a beautiful backdrop and perfect location for a floral statement behind you as you say your I do’s!
The Lanterns! They bring a European feel throughout the venue. I’m always a huge fan of gas lanterns and their glowing light. These beautiful black fixtures give just the perfect amount of old world feel.
The Indoor Suites. There are so many lovely suites for getting ready! The Bradford has curated luxurious weekend experiences for couples before their wedding as well as over night stays. Their weekend experiences include a personal chef brunch, bourbon or wine tasting, salon and spa services, charcuterie and champagne, a yoga class, sport clay shooting, golf, a trolley pub crawl, custom lounge packages and the Bradford custom pj’s! Seriously?! Sign me up right now!
The unique design elements bring this gorgeous European inspired venue into a luxurious modern day. The touches of new complement the old world inspired feel so perfectly. From the fun flooring in the reception hall to the beautiful arches behind the house in the courtyard– it has beautiful touches at every turn.
If you’re searching for your dream venue, The Bradford has it all. I highly recommend touring this beautiful space. Thank you to the Bradford team for letting me take a peek at all the gorgeous updates!
Venue- The Bradford – New Hill, NC Website
Hair & Makeup- Erin Kelly Website
Planner & Stationary- Meagan Grady Website
Florals- Christin Hilliard Website @everybloominthingcarync
Models- Cheryl and Isaac Chew
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