Elegant to Urban Staircase Entrances for Show-Stopping Brides
Your hair is perfect, your makeup is flawless, your dress is jaw-dropping, and your jewelry sparkles…now it’s time to lock arms with your father and make an entrance as the bride to the aisle where, at the end, your true love awaits.
There is something about the bride descending from above that really makes for a magical and memorable moment. SB&G has put together a list of several Raleigh-Durham area wedding venues that each feature a unique centerpiece staircase, perfect for that grand entrance!
It’s in the name itself – the Grand Marquise boasts an all-around gorgeous ballroom setting that can be customized with flowers and lighting to suite your big wedding vision. The focal point of the room is a grand staircase that stretches the entire length of the room and makes a perfect entrance platform or place to take wedding part photographs. Large chandeleirs sparkle in the space.
Photos by Neil Boyd Photography
A stone castle: it’s the ultimate fairytale wedding and it’s a look any bride can have at Graylyn Estate in Winston-Salem. From the moment your drive up to it, you feel like a princess, and taking photos in this castle-like setting is a dream come true.
Top Photo: Carolyn Scott Photography; Botton left: Live View Studios
The Governors Club in Chapel Hill, with an elegant iron wrought balcony and staircase, really makes a statement as you head for the aisle. This beautiful, grand and open air entry, provides the perfect place for guests to gather.
Prestonwood Country Club also has a staircase that leaves a lasting impression. The ballroom itself is also part of the pizazz, with large crystal chandeliers that cast the perfect shimmering look above the dance floor where you and your sweetheart share a first dance as husband and wife.
Photo: Ariel Perry Photography
For NC State alums, this majestic white and gold space with a sweeping staircase is the perfect place to tie the knot. The light and bright open-air room is perfect for ceremonies and then easily converts to a reception space with plenty of room for dancing.
Photo: Jagg Photography
Make a modern entrance at Bay 7 at American Tobacco Campus in the heart of downtown Durham. A second story balcony with large floor-to-ceiling windows is the perfect place for a ceremony while the floor below is ready for dancing and dining during the reception into which the newlyweds can make their big entrance down the industrial staircase.
Perhaps you want your grand entrance moment to be shared between you and your love. The Renaissance Raleigh features a grand staircase in its lobby which is perfect for a first look portrait setting.
In this midtown Raleigh hotel, there’s an elegant spiral staircase decorated by modern art fixtures, like globe lights in shades of amber, green and yellow and sculpted drapery that creates modern art fixtures hanging from the center of the tall ceiling.
Photo by Amy Allen Photography