Wow! We had such an incredible time at the first-ever Great Raleigh Trolley Weddings + Warehouses Tour on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The tour featured five of the most sought after downtown Raleigh wedding venues – Melrose Knitting Mill, All Saints Chapel, Market Hall, The Stockroom at 230, and Traine. Over 250 guests were in attendance.
From our post-event survey, we found that our guests’ favorite parts of the day were:
- The food tastings at each venue.
- The fact that different vendors were set up at each venue but there were not multiple vendors that provided the same types of services at each venue.
- The trolley rides to and from each venue provided by The Great Raleigh Trolley.
VIP tickets were $35 and general admission tickets were $25. In addition to the tour, each attendee received a swag bag.
Planning a 2021 wedding? We are already working on our second-annual event! Be on the lookout for details coming soon as we get closer to the date.
You can see the full list of vendors that were at each location here and we have outlined our participating vendors below. They were incredible to work with, as always.
Participating Vendors at Melrose Knitting Mill
Caterer: Mulino Italian Kitchen and Bar
Mulino Italian Kitchen and Bar served a prime rib carving station with au jus and horseradish sauce, roasted potatoes, pimento cheese crostini (passed), shrimp cocktail (passed), and country ham mini biscuits with fig preserve (passed). They also mixed up a delicious signature cocktail, The Blushing Bride.
Florist: Expressions of Love
Ceiling decor, ceremony decor, and the guest table decor were provided by Expressions of Love.
Baker: Simply Cakes
Simply Cakes passed around delicious cake samples of varying flavors.
DJ: All Events DJs
They provided the music for the event.
Stationery: Theresa Jatko Designs
Theresa Jatoko Designs did the paper products at the guest tables and the ceremony site. They also provided the vendor signage.
Live Painter: Lyudmila Tomova
Lyudmila Tomova painted a gorgeous demo painting during the event.
Furniture Rental: Petal and Oak
Petal and Oak provided the seating in the lounge area.
Photo Booth: Oak City Films
Oak City Films provided a slow-motion booth and photo booth.
Hair and Makeup: Silverceiling Beauty Consulting
The talented staff at Silverceiling did the hair and makeup for the Southern Oak Events team.
Planning: Southern Oak Events
The planners and designers for Melrose Knitting Mill were on site to talk with the future brides and grooms.
Linens: CE Rental
Linens were provided by CE Rental.
Officiant: Reverand Kayelily Middleton
Reverand Kayelily Middleton was there to talk with future brides and grooms about there ceremonies.