Photography by: Andrew Weeks
Ceremonies at the Bently Reserve will take your breath away. The history of the facility paired with its detailed architecture creates a ceremony that is elegant and awe-inspiring. As your guests arrive, they will be greeted by a series of magnificent white-washed Corinthian columns safely guarding the old-world elegance and detail that lies within. The two story grand foyer is the perfect location to host a pre-ceremony reception, and serving glasses of bubbly or champagne cocktails will set the perfect mood for the festivities to come.
Directly after the ceremony, allow your guests to adjourn to the foyer. Greet them on the mezzanine level and welcome them with a round of toasts to mark the beginning of your new life together. This transition is a fun and inviting way to thank all of your guests for taking part in your special day while at the same time allowing the service staff the necessary time to transform the room for your luxurious party! The Bently brings plenty of inspiration to everyone, even your vendors. Passed hors d'oeuvres and specialty cocktails will be well received by your guests. As they enjoy the beauty and detail of the opulent historic building, guests can revel in the culinary treats offered by one of the Bently's premier preferred catering companies.
As they enter the dining room, your guests will marvel at its incredible transformation. A selection of 20 to 25 tables is the perfect fit and still allows for an ample dance floor. The chairs for the ceremony need to be reused for dinner, as the facility offers limited storage. If you prefer creating a different look for the reception, change the chairs' cushions or add toppers or decorations to their backs. Have the bridal party announced, making their grand entrance from the balcony down the grand staircase and onto the dance floor, finishing off the processional with the bride and groom sauntering down right into their first dance.