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September Update!

The work has not stopped

Big things have been happening and wedding life is blooming here!

While most of the state has been shut down, construction and beautifying the property has been our number one priority! The Estate at River Run Team has been working in overdrive to prepare for the upcoming season and all of the hard work is starting to show! In the Tuscan Ballroom, removable bistro lights have been added from Lighting and Sound Co. These lights offer clients the choice to add ambiance and light up the party on the dance floor. Connect with them directly for rental pricing on the "house lighting" package Ryan is putting together for our clients!

The Cameo Ballroom, exterior doors, front windows, guest bathroom, master bedroom windows, and master bathroom windows have been receiving fresh coats of paint. Daniel sure has been busy and is working hard to get the property ready down to every last drop of paint.

Ed and his team have been working hard in the heat to maintain the beautiful grounds on the property. Recently they just completed installing new stone on the Bluestone Terrace. This updated space is sure to wow guests as they overlook the James River.

A gravel parking lot has been installed as you drive in on the left just before the front of the drive circle. This large lot allows space for 75 vehicles. Also, 3 paved handicap spots have been added next to the Tuscan Ballroom on the Eastern Side of the property. We can't wait to see all of the guests coming in and filling up the spots!

An exterior fire escape staircase is currently being engineered, massive amounts of special ordered door hardware should be installed over the next month, a voice fire alarm system will be installed soon, a new ADA bathroom has been framed in on the first floor of the house, and so many other wild things are happening here. The pool house no longer looks like an episode of "Golden Girls" - we've updated all of the cushions and décor in there to have a cabana vibe and we are ready to host your socially distant gatherings and family pool parties this Summer.

We've finally cleared out a lot of the antiques that we needed to remove to allow space for events. We've sold many pieces to Massey friends and family, dealers around Richmond, and brokers as far away as North Carolina. We still do have about 80 pieces on site that are on the docket to go. Most are collectibles, but if this kind of thing interests you please feel free to reach out to Kim and she can send you a spreadsheet of what is available for sale.

Micro Weddings

Here at The Estate, while we have been busy working, COVID has brought difficult times to couples throughout the Country. We have had so many inquiries from couples whose venues are still closed due to COVID, riots, or other unfortunate circumstances; and we have been able to provide a beautiful backdrop for their ceremony. While many events have been cancelled or postponed all around the world, we have been doing our best to remind our clients that love is not cancelled. Many couples have continued to say "I do" here at The Estate through very intimate ceremonies. This has have brought us many smiles and good memories through such uncertain times.

As a team, we have been busy behind the scenes working on floor plans, vendor lists, vendor magazine, team headshots, a refreshed website, etc.

We have SO many great things happening over the next month as we prepare for future events at the property. It’s been a massive undertaking. We’ve gone through some very challenging as well as rewarding experiences over this past year, but we’ve come out as better people and we are still just as focused as ever on serving all of our incredible clients. If you don’t follow us on social media - please do so. And share our pages with your friends!

We are so very honored to announce that we have been nominated as a top wedding vendor with Virginia Living Magazine! That is HUGE considering how new we are! We would love your vote. You should click “Central Virginia” and scroll down to “Venues” and we are listed in the following categories: “Waterfront,” “Large Parties,” “Bachelorette Parties,” “Bridal Showers,” & “Rehearsal Dinners.” Kim Moody Design would appreciate your vote as well in the Event Planner & Florist Categories!


Kim + Team

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