WEDDINGS / EVENTS
VENUES • BRIDAL TOURS
Did Covid put a halt to your wedding day plans?
Do you still need a venue and reliable vendors?
Do you want more space to safely say “I do”?
If you are (or hope to be), we invite you to be part of the Granville County Brides on Wheels (BOWs) Bridal Tour to see what this community just outside of the Triangle has to offer. From rustic to elegant, outdoor to indoor, you will find something that will help make your wedding day perfect and safe for all who attend.
The Granville County BOWs Bridal Tour day includes 4 venues, local vendors, and a goodie bag for VIP BRIDES. To ensure the health & safety of brides and guests, ALL BRIDES MUST REGISTER ONLINE at https://granvillebows2020.eventbrite.com .
The date before tour, you will receive an email/text on the schedule of the tour and you can travel to each venue in the comfort of your own vehicle. We do ask that each bride and guest wear a cloth mask and bring along your own hand sanitizer/disinfectant wipes. At each venue will be access to sanitized restrooms and hand sanitizer provided upon entry and departure.
In addition, each venue guide and vendor will be practicing social distancing by wearing masks and remaining 6 feet away as they talk to brides and guest. Directions will be given at each venue to make sure that tours are spread out as to NOT allow gathering of large groups.
We are fortunate in Granville that a number of our venues have outdoor and indoor accommodations that will allow tour participants to move around. The schedule is tentative, and subject to change based on statewide restrictions and guidelines for events and social gatherings. Nevertheless, here is what we have planned so far.
Tentative Brides on Wheels (BOWs)
Bridal Tour Schedule
12:00 pm – Contactless Check In & Tour of The Orpheum at Oxford
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, NO DAY OF EVENT REGISTRATION.
Brides who book the bridal tour in advance will receive access to The Orpheum at Oxford. Brides will confirm their registration and get a head start on touring this beautiful venue.
The Orpheum at Oxford
The Orpheum at Oxford, a century-old theater and one of the unique wedding venues in North Carolina, will serve as the host location and provide the opportunity for brides-to-be to tour the venue. Opening in 2020, this venue allows couples to come and contribute to this building’s history, while also allowing this venue to be a unique and memorable part of the biggest day of their lives.
1:00 pm – Departure from the The Orpheum and tours of 3 venues
Each bride will be given a tour guide with directions in their VIP goodie bag. You are also welcome to join the “BOWS CARAVAN” lead by host Angela Allen, Granville Tourism Director (her car will be easy to spot).
FIRST STOP: The Oaks at Oxford
The Oaks at Oxford, where the free spirit meets the countryside. Located just three miles from downtown sits this family farm. The farm boasts 14 acres of serene natural beauty. Large hundred-year-old oaks, bright pink Crepe Myrtles, wildflowers and rolling hills are just a few things you and your guests will discover while enjoying this exquisite property.
SECOND STOP: Carlee Farm
Carlee Farm believes that every love story is unique! They want to be a part of your story, and help make your dreams come true by providing a “rustic elegant wedding at an affordable price to begin your life together.”
LAST STOP: Shadowing Oaks
Off the beaten path in Northern Granville County, stands a majestic 1800s farmhouse. Shadowing Oaks venue and The Watkins House now opens its doors to welcome you. Be it a wedding, elegant or rustic, family reunion, corporate event, Christmas party, bridal shower, baby shower or simply a peaceful getaway vacation, all are welcome at the Watkins Home and Shadowing Oaks venue. www.shadowingoaks.com
5:30 pm – END OF TOUR
After a charming day touring Granville County’s unique wedding venues, Brides are free to return home.
Please note that TOUR IS LIMITED – to ensure the health & safety of brides and guest. So REGISTER to assure your spot!!
For more information, visit the tour’s web site at www.brides-on-wheels.com or call (919) 693-6125.
We will be posting updates about the event and the great venues and vendors in our community on our social media channels as soon as they are available. Please check these channels often for the latest information and updates on our bridal tour:
Thank you for your flexibility as we adapt to these new community-gathering restrictions. Be safe and stay healthy!
***The Brides on Wheels bus tour is intended to introduce brides and their guests to venues and vendors within the Granville community and surrounding areas. Services rendered are at the discretion of the businesses represented and not the responsibility of Brides on Wheels, Granville County Tourism Authority Development or the County of Granville.
Venues and vendors
The Oaks at Oxford
The Orpheum at Oxford
Best Western Creedmoor/ Butner
Cakes by Chelsea
Events by Dana & Teresa
Events by G
Beth McDowell Bridal Makeup
Shear Desire Hair Salon
Something Blue Photography Portraits by Crystal
Tobacco Wood Brewing Company