Lionsgate Event Center Spring Bridal Show – 4/22/2013
When Lisa Brown, site manager at the Lionsgate Event Center, called me in January to hire the Hippie Limo to take her and her staff out on a well-deserved night on the town, it was with a heavy heart that I had to explain that our Samba spent the winter months hibernating. “No problem,” she said. “We’ll definitely call back in the spring!” Then after a pause, she added, “Did you know about our Spring Bridal Show? ”
Moments later I was filling out a vendor application and making adjustments in my calendar.
If you are looking for a venue that combines colonial elegance and country grace with modern refinement then you will be delighted with the Lionsgate Event Center. The center is made up of two different facilities, The Gate House and The Dove House.
The Gate House impresses with its vaulted ceilings, large copper bar, Victorian staircase, and antique German fireplace and paneling. The most spectacular feature is a century and a half-old French stained-glass window which creates a dramatic backdrop. Eight French doors on its either side open onto a large covered patio and spacious grounds. The bridal party’s dressing and preparation needs are well met by two beautiful guest rooms with fireplaces and private restroom access.
The Dove House boasts large living and dining rooms appointed with gracious French and Oriental furniture, a gorgeous brick and flagstone solarium with oversized skylights, and a large dance floor presided over by an illuminated 1920’s art-deco bar. Beyond these visual delights, the Dove House caters to both the practicalities and whimsies of preparing for the big event by providing a bride’s room that is bathed in natural light, an adjoining bridesmaid’s room and family room, and a man-cave of a groom’s room that includes a big screen TV, gaming console, and air-hockey table.
It is well worth noting that the brightness and welcoming of the entire venue is only outshined by the helpfulness of its supportive and friendly staff!
The Hippie Limo was a big hit with both the brides and their entourages, as well as with the Lionsgate Staff who took a few moments out of their busy post-show cleanup activities to rock to the Hippie Limo’s 1000-watt sound system. Take a look at some of the day’s photos in the slide show below and visit the fantastic galleries for The Dove House and The Gate House at the Lionsgate website to get an idea of the amazing experience that awaits you.
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