Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Reception Hall

Although no one is Alumni we decided to host our reception at the University of Mary Washington's Jepson Executive Alumni Center in downtown Fredericksburg, VA.

These large bronze gates flank the brick courtyard enterance to the Jepson and always stand ajar. The Jepson was only dedicated in 2004 but these gates were created in Paris in 1904, stood at a mansion in New York City until 1954, were then donated to the University and kept in storage, and were finally rescued and restored to frame the entrance of the Jepson Center.

A panoramic view of the courtyard. The building to the left houses the Rector's Gallery and the Rappahannock Grand Ballroom. The center building, well, I'm really not sure what is in the center building, I believe offices and the Board Room. The right building is the Kalnen Inn which contains three bedroom suites, a sitting room, a parlor, and a salon.

This is the Friendship Fountain that is right outside the Kalnen Inn it also looks out onto one of the largest and most popular sledding hills in Fredericksburg. :)

This is the actual ballroom. Although it is hard to tell from the picture this room is HUGE!

Although this room is only serving as a second bar and entry area it is my absolute FAVORITE! How much do you LOVE LOVE LOVE those light fixtures? Well I do. I can't wait to see this room decorated for the wedding!
Another shot of the Mayo Courtyard that is the center of the Jepson Executive Alumni Center.

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