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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...

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...

Duluth’s Best Kept Secret.   We are going to flat out spill the beans and let you in on Duluth’s Best Kept Secret- the Hidden Treasure…. the Crown of Downtown… in the Heart of the HART District… a Flash into the Past… [caption id="attachment_17731" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Render Photography[/caption]   That's right- the Moorish Room.   The Moorish Room by Black Woods is located just off of what was once Hotel Duluth's lobby...

The old Christmas carol talks about “five golden rings” but chances are you’re thinking about just one—one with a diamond on it. Christmas Eve is the most popular day of the year to propose and many people get engaged during the holiday season. At the Greysolon Ballroom, we have seen hundreds of weddings. Here are some tips as you start to plan for your special day: 1. Plan your Guest List First Try to narrow down the list to yes, no, and maybe–this will help you find the perfect venue for the number...

Company holiday parties can be a huge morale booster and a way to celebrate in a less formal setting than the office. But for many small companies, planning and running a good holiday party is a daunting and expensive task. So we decided to help out by hosting a big party that companies of any size can enjoy.   “This gives even independent businesses an opportunity to feel that they can celebrate,” marketing and events director Katie Marturano says. “They can use this opportunity to invite lead staff or their most important...

Happy 4th of July! We’ve had some rain, we’ve had some sun, but overall we’re having fun! Our summer officially kicks off with this 4th of July weekend.  Some people will be swimming, some will be eating hotdogs, and some of our favorite people will be getting married!  However you chose to celebrate this weekend, Greysolon Ballroom wishes you the best of memories. [caption id="attachment_17443" align="aligncenter" width="681"] Sparkle[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17444" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Celebrate![/caption] [caption id="attachment_17442" align="aligncenter" width="681"] Ignite[/caption]  ...