The Millennium Center, Winston Salem

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Alyson Lawton Photography }

If you are a Bride & Groom in the Piedmont Triad or are travelling to the Piedmont Triad for your wedding, put The Millennium Center in Winston-Salem on your potential vendor list! This prestigious, historic building is a must see (and must experience). 

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

If you recall our recent Love Story with Ryan & Abby, this is THAT venue. It's a stunner to say the least; the gorgeous columns, quaint post office boxes, ornate ceilings, stunning drapery, rich wood flooring, spacious rooms, marble bathrooms - you name it, they've got it!

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

We are in love with not only the details that make this venue unique in the Triad, but also the diversity of locations within the construct - they can host three weddings in one day! - and the variety of aesthetic atmosphere from which to choose.

Their downstairs accommodation for Grooms is a very manly atmosphere. It makes you want to pour a glass of fine bourbon, light a cigar and perhaps even play a bit of poker. 

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

They even have a glorious view of the city from their rooftop! Couples, if you want an iconic, show-stopping portrait to show off from your wedding day... GO ON THE ROOF! You will not be disappointed - even if it rains!

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

Their courthouse room is warm and inviting, perfectly built to accommodate a more intimate gathering. Also, your photographer and video crews will enjoy the white fabric ceiling - designed specifically to aid your vendors in achieving the perfect white-balance and light control. I'll spare you the technical jargon, just know that we think this venue is amazing in how they take care of not only their couples but also their vendors!

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

A shout out to Felix for being our personal escort the day of Ryan and Abby's wedding. He meandered Ryan, Abby, myself and my second photographer about the venue in the most efficient and discrete paths - giving us an historic tour along the way. He showed us his favorite locations and was all around a joy.

Speaking of which, Greg, the owner - and designer, and coordinator, and hair god, and travel guide, and ... let's just say he does everything and is a man of many talents - and his staff are incredible. They know what true service is and they live by it. They will cater to your needs, genuinely listening to your concerns, guide you in the right direction, advise you in your best interests, assure your comfort and, ultimately, make your day as free-flowing, stress free and memorable as they can.

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

For my photographers who are reading - they will even provide you with a delicious meal!

Which brings us to the food part. Stellar. We had shrimp and grits to start. I'm no fan of grits and I practically melted over how good these were. Then, we had an assortment of delicious veggies that accompanied our mouth watering grilled angus beef tenderloin and grilled Dijon chicken breast. And when I say "mouth watering," I mean that in the most literal sense. You could taste the savoriness even when you just smelled the food! The best part? It's all in-house catering. They have a renowned chef,  whose name I wish I could remember, leading their Artisan catering.

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

Lastly, they know how to keep you worry free when it comes to keeping on schedule. They are prepared for each turn of event from making sure everyone is lined up and in cue when then need to be, having your cake settings ready and toast glasses prep-ed so that you can step into the moment, to having your guests arranged in an orderly fashion for your spectacular send off. 

All in all, I would rate this venue in my top five favorite venues at which I've photographed. So, go! Enjoy the experience. Open yourself to a world of opportunity.

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }

{ North Carolina Wedding & Beauty Photographer | The Millennium Center | Winston-Salem, NC | Alyson Lawton Photography | www.alysonlawton.com }