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...

By now, you’ve probably caught wind of the fact- or even experienced for yourself- that at Greysolon Ballroom 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.   REACH OUT: We are so excited to help you!  Here are some things...

Every bridal party is unique, and can be an essence of who you are as a couple. Sometimes there are twenty members, sometimes only two, sometimes none! In the case of the royal wedding, the bridal party was made up of children. (Check out our blog about the royal wedding here). Sometimes there are more on one side than the other. Sometimes they walk as couples, triples, or even individuals. Sometimes they are Groomsmaids and sometimes they are Bridesmen. Sometimes they are Flower Grandmas and sometimes they are Gift Guards. Age knows no boundaries. And every role is an...

It’s June. Which means it’s Summer in Duluth! Which means that people who don’t live in Duluth are trying to get to Duluth to enjoy Duluth as much as Duluthians already know how to do all year round. In the wedding industry, summer is typically referred to as “wedding season”. But for Greysolon Ballroom, we don’t have a specific wedding season because we don’t have a non-wedding season. We have weddings every weekend of the year, and sometimes during the week! There are many things that we love about weddings during each season! ...

From the time that Prince Harry & Meghan Markle announced their engagement in November, it will have been less than 6 months when they say “I Do” on May 19th.     For some, a short-term engagement is wildly romantic and can actually take some pressure off of planning the wedding.  Of course, there is no one right way for everyone, but there is a right way for anyone.     Here are some great things about short engagements: You get to be married! You’ll be kindly forced to make focused decisions about what you really...

Well it's true that if you want a Downtown Abby/Great Gatsby kind of wedding, this is the place for you.   But, what if you're not a Vintage Elegance kind of couple? Not a worry!  Let's take a look at just how versatile Greysolon Ballroom & Moorish Room really are...

tReNdInG! Save-The-Dates, Invitations, & Thank-You's oh my! When it comes to planning a wedding, many questions can arise around these hot topics. What's the difference between save-the-dates and invitations?  Do I really need to send a thank you after such a great party?  Where do I put my registry info?  When should I send each of these?   Great Questions, let's get started. Save the Dates are designed to give people the heads up that they will be invited to your wedding when it comes time to send the invites. Try to send your save-the-dates about 6-9...

We're Coming to the Twin Cities Wedding Fair!   On Sunday, March 25th, our Greysolon Ballroom team will be representing both the Ballroom and the Moorish Room in the Twin Cities Wedding Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center.   And we.have.AWE.SOME.NEWS. We just can't wait until the show, we have to tell you now! HALF-OFF Room Rental for remaining 2018 dates.   Hold up, what did we just say? We just told you that if you book one of the remaining dates in 2018 for your wedding, we will cut your room rental in half. What does this mean?!? This...