December 2019

Forward Just kidding, this is not a novel, it's a blog.   Chapter 1 Once upon a time, David Oliver started his career at Greysolon by Black Woods as a Houseman. He enjoyed getting an exercise in by lifting heavy tables, and took ownership over the space.  He delighted in knowing that when the couple walked in on the morning of their wedding, they would be amazed at the view he helped to set into place.   [caption id="attachment_18991" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Render Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18992" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Render Photography[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18993" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mattea Rose Photography[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_18997" align="alignnone" width="1024"]...

By now, you’ve probably caught wind of the fact- or even experienced for yourself- that at Greysolon by Black Woods our goal is for you to enjoy your wedding day and not have to think about what’s going on behind the scenes.   Still… don’t you kinda want to know what’s going on behind the scenes?! We’ve put together some sneak-peeks from each step of the way to show you just how your Wedding Day comes together at Greysolon Ballroom. [caption id="attachment_4279" align="alignnone" width="684"] © Bailey Aro Photography[/caption] THE REACH OUT: We are so excited to...

It's officially November, and we are getting so excited!     Why?!?!   Because it’s time again for one of our favorite events- the Annual Greysolon Open House! It's happening on Sunday, November 17th, 2019!   Open House- What’s that?!   It’s our very own wedding vendor show, featuring amazing area vendors- and it takes place right here in our “house”!   You mean right at Greysolon?   Yes!  We open up our space for you to come in and see both the Ballroom and the Moorish Room.   [caption id="attachment_18936" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Mattea Rose Photography[/caption]   And what goes on at the Open House?   You'll get to visit...

Do you hear that? . . Do you smell that? . . Do you feel that? . .     [caption id="attachment_18899" align="alignnone" width="683"] Kate Becker Photography[/caption]   That's the sound/smell/feel of fall coming in strong! And we wanted to share some quick tips with you on Fall Weddings!     [caption id="attachment_18900" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Shawna Vine Photography[/caption]     Don't forget about daylight savings when you're talking through the golden hour with your photographer. . . Don't forget about hunting seasons and football games (or more importantly, the World Series) when choosing a date. . . Remember to be open-minded about the weather, and have options for yourself if its hot/cold/rainy. . .   [caption id="attachment_18901" align="alignnone" width="683"] Britt...

Do you ever go back and forth between wanting your wedding to be "different"and yet wanting to satisfy beautiful wedding traditions? Let's talk about new ways to honor old traditions! Here are some examples: THE DRESS doesn't need to be white.  It doesn't even need to be floor length.  In fact, it doesn't even need to be a dress!  It can be blue, short, or even a silky romper! And on the same note, THE TUX doesn't need to be black, or even a tux, or even a suit!  Make it blue, make it...

In the days of Fitbits and Apple Watches, are you counting your steps? While most of us are counting up and trying to get more and more, there is something to be said about getting married in an area where it doesn’t take all that much walking to get places.  We thought we’d do a little step counting of our own to let you know just how close we are to so many great things in Downtown Duluth! Steps from Greysolon to Sheraton: 78     Steps from Greysolon to getting your feet wet in...

So you’re planning a fall wedding.  Lucky You! Seriously, everyone at one point in their life has their mind set on a fall wedding. Not all Fall Weddings are the same, so check out some of our favorite themes and ideas!   HARVEST THEME. DECORATIONS:  Pumpkins, gourds, mums, wheat stalks, apples, blankets, overalls!  Use these for your table accents and centerpieces. Did you know that you can use artichoke in floral arrangements? Oooo, what about a flannel table linen! *Not into all the colors?  Paint your pumpkins white & gold- you get the theme without losing the chic! FOOD...

When planning a wedding it is perfectly alright for you to have a ton of questions- and we are always happy to help!  We’ve answered some of your most-asked questions below.   QUESTION- What does your décor package look like? SO GLAD YOU ASKED! We offer a décor package that takes care of your guest table centerpieces, as well as your head table, and any side tables you might have (guest book, memorial, cocktail tables, etc.).  The guest table centerpieces consist of a mirror tile and three tiered-height pieces (tall piece, medium piece, short...

QUESTION- What are my head table options?   Great Question.  The options are endless! We typically will see a traditional long table, a harvest table, or a sweetheart table. The first thing you’ll want to do is decide how many people you’d like to sit there.  With that, we can help you with what will make sense with the rest of your setup details. The Traditional Long Table What we love about the Traditional Table- everybody at the guests' tables gets to see everybody at the head table. However- those at the head table can only visit with...