Cora and Nate’s Wedding

Nate completely surprised Cora with his proposal during a trip to Chicago to visit her brother. He popped the question during a day trip with Cora’s brother and mom to the aquarium. They were taking photos and Nate pulled Cora in close and said that she was better than any…

Key’Nita and Justin’s Wedding

We have Key’Nita and Justin’s wedding for you today! Key’Nita and Justin met while attending James Madison University working on their undergraduate degrees. They went on one date in the fall of 2007 and decided to remain just friends, but in 2011 they crossed paths again when they both returned to JMU…

Shaun and Carmen’s Wedding

We had so much fun planning this wedding with Shaun, since Carmen was still living in Colorado at the time. In fact, we love having a groom that is active in the planning process! Carmen incorporated her Chinese ethnicity with a beautiful tea ceremony and gift boxes. We love customizing…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, at the Renaissance!

While the Virginia summer may leave you sweltering from the heat, it’s never too soon to look ahead to having a holiday event at the Renaissance! Whether decking the halls for a company Christmas party or ringing in the New Year with your ‘I do’s,’ we love embracing the festive…

Mashed Potatoes on the Rocks, Please!

Are you planning for a heavy hors d’oeuvres reception, but still want the feeling of some good, old-fashioned comfort food? With the Renaissance’s in house catering, you can have both! A favorite of ours, our mashed potato bar allows guests to create their own creamy, savory treat served in a…

A Sweet Candy Bar for Latasha and Maurice!

Our first bride and groom of the August wedding season wanted to try a favorite feature that we’ve seen with our brides lately. Candy stations for your wedding guests allow an interactive way to tie in food, decor, and favors all into one functional piece. For Latasha and Maurice, the…

Christmas in July at the Renaissance!

In light of the insane heat in Central Virginia lately, we wanted to do a throwback to a holiday wedding we hosted a couple years back! From the silver reindeer prancing through the snow, to the icicles hanging from the frosted trees, we were able to create a wonderful winter…

A Very RVA Reception!

One of our brides really knows how to make the best of her surroundings! For her reception she wanted to incorporate street signs from the Fan, an adjoining neighborhood, into her decor. The street signs served as table numbers, with various purple flowers as centerpieces to carry through with the…

For Letter or For Worse!

A bride’s wedding day will be one that she always remembers. The guestbook is usually a typical keepsake of the reception; however, our brides have tried something different lately! Instead of the traditional book, some of our brides have brought in giant letters for the guests to sign. Utilizing the…

A Suite Surprise for Our Wedding Brides & Guests!

On your wedding day, you deserve five star accommodations throughout the day. For brides who would like a private space to primp themselves so they can look their best, look no further! The Renaissance has our very own private bridal suite only used by the bridal party on the day…