Meaningful and Fun Wedding Add-Ons

Signature cocktails, photo booths and sparkler send-offs have become as ubiquitous as live bands, wedding favors and dessert tables at weddings. So how can you make your big day an authentic and unique reflection of who you are as a couple? Well, we’re sharing ideas for ceremony and reception (as well as pre-and post-celebration!) wedding add-ons and extras to make this exciting new chapter of your love story deeply personal and utterly unforgettable.

Welcome Bags

This is an especially nice gesture for family and friends who are traveling from far and wide to share in your special day. Imagine the smile on their faces when they drop their bags in their guestroom to find a welcome bag already waiting. So what should you tuck inside? We recommend a handwritten note, printed wedding itinerary and area guide, plus everyday essentials such as water bottles, snacks and pain relievers. For honored guests, you can even splash out on a special welcome amenity.

Casino Tables

Celebrate being lucky in love…and at cards! If one or both of you has a passion for gaming, you can share the pulse-pounding excitement with your guests by bringing in blackjack, poker, roulette or craps tables presided over by professional dealers. Your guests’ good time is a sure bet!

Yard Games

If you and your soon-to-be spouse are more into bocce than baccarat, bringing out the yard games – and the friendly competition – is a good choice. Think: cornhole, ladder golf, horseshoes or even giant-sized Jenga or Connect Four. Every playful moment delivers a true win!

Caricature Artist

Photo booths are fun, but there’s something about a caricature artist good-naturedly exaggerating great Uncle Jim’s prominent nose or Cousin Milo’s jughandle ears that earns genuine, self-deprecating levity. These highly displayable, seriously humorous portraits also make for a beloved keepsake from your big day.

Relaxation Zone

Wedding-goers will truly appreciate being pampered with a mini spa treatment. Dedicate a space far from the volume and exuberance of the dance floor where certified massage therapists can set up specialized chairs to treat your guests to relaxing and restorative five-minute sessions. *Tension simply slips away*

Lounge Area

Who can resist a sultry settee with a luxe cashmere or faux fur blanket and plush throw pillows? It is decadence at its finest and your guests deserve nothing less. A glamorous lounge area also serves as a sumptuous setting for guests to capture and post social media-worthy pictures. (Don’t forget to share your custom wedding hashtag with everyone for the photos they share with the world!)

Signature Mocktail

Move over cocktails – mocktails are having a moment! With more and more people embracing an alcohol-free lifestyle, offering a signature mocktail delights and includes all of your guests. There are numerous ways to make this drink reflect the vision for your wedding – whether by color palette, season, your favorite flavor or, ideally, all of the above.

Donation Station

Most couples wouldn’t need to reflect very long to identify a cause that’s near and dear to their hearts. Just as Facebook allows users to create a birthday fundraiser, your wedding is the perfect opportunity for you to encourage guests to generously support your favorite charity with donations.

Late Night Snack Bar

Your family and friends have mixed, mingled, toasted and danced the evening away. It’s time for a little comfort food before calling it a night. We’re proud to offer our wedding clients a variety of late-night party menus – including your choice of Passed Nibblers, Displayed Stations and Late-Night Desserts. The only question left is… sweet or savory?

Farewell Brunch

Treat wedding guests who have stayed overnight to celebrate your nuptials with a tasty and relaxing brunch so they can make their way home with renewed energy. Our Old Dominion Breakfast Buffet and Piedmont Breakfast Buffet are two perpetually-popular choices.

Nestled into 500 acres in the picturesque Potomac River Valley, our AAA Four Diamond award-winning resort showcases idyllic wedding ceremony and reception venues to host the celebrations of your dreams. Our experienced specialists are experts in selecting wedding extras. We’re eager to collaborate with you on all of the special touches to make your big day all your own. Start the conversation here.

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