After the wedding is over and before starting out on an exciting honeymoon- wouldn’t it be nice to spend your first night as man and wife at luxurious accommodations?
If you happen to be the lucky couple winning The Richmond Dream Wedding- you will spend your first night at a Richmond Icon- The Jefferson.
Since 1895, The Jefferson Hotel has been recognized by discerning travelers as Richmond’s grandest hotel and one of the finest in America.
No less than thirteen Presidents. Harrison, McKinley, Wilson, Coolidge, Taft, both Roosevelts (Theodore and Franklin Delano), Truman and Reagan, both Bushes, Clinton and Obama have stayed at the hotel. Also among the rich and/or famous guests were: Admiral Dewey, Sarah Bernhardt, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Vanderbilts, Whitneys and Barrymores, Gertrude Stein, Sir Edmund Hillary, Charles Chaplin, Nelson Eddy, Robert Mitchum, Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley who enjoyed a breakfast of bacon, eggs over easy, milk, no coffee, and home fries, capped off with a scoop of ice cream in cantaloupe. Sergei Rachmaninoff played in The Grand Ballroom and one of the world’s most famous dancers, Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, was “discovered” as he waited tables in the dining room.
For many guests and visitors — the famous, near-famous and just plain folks — the majestically carpeted, 36-step, polished marble staircase has always been a stellar attraction. Since the advent of the movie classic, Gone With the Wind, something almost akin to a mystique has surrounded it. There are those who firmly believe this staircase was the model for the one featured in the Atlanta mansion sequences of that film. True or not, it’s difficult to stand before it without experiencing instant recall of Scarlett O’Hara being carried up those stairs in Rhett Butler’s arms, or tragically tumbling down them on her own.
The giveaway happens this Sunday, February 21, from 1-5 at The Greater Virginia Bridal Show Richmond being held at The Richmond Raceway Complex in Richmond, Virginia. The show is hosted by Virginia Bride Magazine and will showcase Richmond’s top wedding vendors displaying services and products, a designer fashion show, thousands of dollars in door prizes, and the Dream Giveaway!
Complete details here.