Especially perfect for your Spring or Fall wedding, Winston-Salem has a lot to offer to a couple planning their wedding. The variety in venues goes from rustic to country-club, quaint to magnificent. Winston-Salem is centrally located in the Piedmont and is only a short drive from the Greensboro Airport. There are numerous hotels and an eclectic mix of restaurants for your guests to explore as well as a vibrant downtown scene. The summer is hot and humid but the Spring and Fall months can be quite pleasant.
David and Callie chose Reynolda Presbyterian Church for their September wedding with a reception following at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Wedding Party pictures as well as Bride and Groom photos were taken at Reynolda Gardens right across the street from the church.
Katherine Smith Reynolds (wife of Richard Joshua Reynolds - founder of RJ Reynolds Tobacco) initiated the construction of Reynolda Presbyterian more than 100 years ago. It’s just one of many beautiful churches in the city which is the most religious city in the state of North Carolina. The Reynolds were one of the most prominent families in the early part of the 20th Century and their influence on Winston-Salem is still very evident today. Built in 1929, the Reynolds Building was the tallest building in the south with its 21 floors. The American Institute of Architects named it “Best Building of the Year”. It was the predecessor for the Empire State Building in NYC that was built just two years later. Reynolda Presbyterian is known for its gorgeous stained-glass windows and the celebrated Flentrop Pipe Organ. It’s a perfect place for an unforgettable wedding ceremony.
Originally part of the Reynolda Estate, the gardens are now part of Wake Forest University. There are wonderful opportunities for beautiful photography throughout the gardens and especially the 4-acre formal gardens which are blooming with various trees, shrubs, and flowers many months of the year. A prearranged permit is required for photography in the gardens.
Winston-Salem is the “City of the Arts” and has the oldest arts councils in the United States. Named for Milton Rhodes, a dedicated leader in the history of the council, the center is a wonderful gallery and event space.
Location: Winston-Salem, NC.