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Terrain Gardens

September 19, 2017

RBN Food and Beverage announces the Fall 2018 opening of Terrain Gardens, an innovative new venue that is now accepting booking requests for events taking place September 1, 2018 and onward. From the designers behind terrain at Styer’s, Terrain Gardens will offer a lush, horticultural setting with ever-changing greenery that creates a lavish backdrop for special occasions year-round for up to 150 guests. The venue, situated on the Philadelphia Main Line, will be part of the newly-created lifestyle center, Devon Yard.

“It’s with great excitement that we’re bringing this one-of-a-kind venue to the Main Line next year,” says David Ziel, URBN Chief Development Officer. “Terrain Gardens will combine the rustic beauty unique to the terrain brand with a contemporary edge, creating an event space unlike any other in the area. The venue will provide guests with an unforgettable experience – from conception and planning to the enjoyment of the day’s festivities.”

From weddings to mitzvahs and other significant events, those who choose to celebrate at Terrain Gardens will work hand-in-hand with the experienced Terrain Gatherings team to create an unforgettable affair.

The Venue
The venue will include four distinctive spaces; the Reception Room, a combination of rustic charm and modern amenities available for celebrations year-round; the Garden Porch, a weather-protected space overlooking the gardens; the Ceremony Garden, a secluded garden hideaway; and the Bridal Suite, a spacious and private changing area perfect for a quiet moment before the ceremony.

The Ceremony Garden, Reception Room, and Garden Porch can accommodate parties of up to 150 guests, with additional standing room. Additional spaces at Devon Yard may also be reserved for rehearsal dinners, groom’s packages, send-off brunches, engagement parties, bridal showers, and more.

Deeply rooted in nature and plant life, terrain merges house and garden to create an experience for all the senses. Adjacent to terrain at Devon, Terrain Gardens beautifully merges indoor and outdoor spaces to create unexpected color and texture combinations resulting in a one-of-a-kind beauty. The venue is adorned with elements like reclaimed barn wood floors, overhead festival lights, and skylights to create a unique aesthetic that’s the first of its kind on the Main Line.


March 6, 2017

Ajax, located in the heart of Mt. Vernon Triangle is the newest venue to inspire the DC scene. This industrial chic venue offers 5,000 square feet of open space and endless possibilities for corporate and social clients looking to create one-of-kind event experiences. Their opening party was nothing short of perfection with their amazing teams alongside of them! The event industry got to enjoy the chic decor, warm ambiance and of course the delicious bites + stations provided by DC’s very best catering companies!

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Dinner/Dance Reception: 150

Dinner Reception Only: 220

Standing: 250


SPACEZ is a one-of-a-kind event venue management, sales and marketing company that understands the need for unique yet relevant event spaces in and around the Washington, DC area. Co-founders Jodi Moraru and Suzi Molak are well versed in the world of special events and look forward to hosting your next event at Ajax.


Opening Party Partners:

Decor: SYZYGY | Catering: Occasions Caterers, Spilled Milk Catering, Ridgewells | Entertainment: Elan Artists | Lighting: John Farr Lighting | Print: Emily Baird Designs 


  • Abby Jiu Photography

A Classic and Memorable Wedding at Carnegie Institution for Science

November 2, 2016

This classic Washington, D.C. wedding was an unforgettable and memorable night for the bride and groom. Both the ceremony and the reception took place at Carnegie Institution for Science which gave the wedding a traditional and timeless touch. The inspiration behind the wedding day was: “A classic contemporary black, white, and gold wedding with playful twists, whimsical details, and personal touches to reflect our story.” The couple also had a custom champagne bubbly bar, one of their favorite moments of the evening.

“Our first look was memorable in ways we could never have imagined. The emotion of that time was such that we couldn’t have been happier to have it in private, just the two of us” shared the bride. The groom’s face as he turned around to see his beautiful bride would give anyone chills and tears of happiness.
The bride shared more of their special moments throughout the day: “My something borrowed was a stunning cathedral length Italian tulle veil from my best friend Sarah, my something old was a vintage diamond pin my Grandmother wore on her wedding day, my something new was a stunning Mark Patterson diamond pendant from Timothy, and something blue were custom made shoes from Milk+Honey. Timothy surprised me with something I had always wanted at my wedding – a photo-booth with every imaginable prop, even though it had been “cut” early in the process.”
We have no doubt this wedding will forever be memorable and special to the bride, groom, their friends, and family.

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Event Planning + Design: Kelley Cannon Events | Florist: Rachel Gang at Helen Olivia Flowers | Reception + Ceremony Location: Carnegie Institution for Science | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Lighting Company: Chris Laich Music Services | Cake + Desserts: Fancy Cakes by Leslie | Hair + Makeup: Modern Bridal Studio | Invitations: Old City Press | Day-Of Paper: Minted | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Aaron Platt at Chris Laich Music Services | Ceremony Music: Cherry Blossom String Quartet | Roomblocks + Details: The Loews Madison


  • Abby Grace Photography

Timeless Wedding at National Museum of Women in the Arts

October 26, 2016

Monica always wanted a timeless wedding that illustrated a classic aesthetic and romantic details. The couple, who met in art school, shared a love for art, music, and beauty.  They wanted all of these elements to be reflected on their special day starting by their venue selection: the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The bride shared with us: “The museum itself is absolutely beautiful. There is a classic and timeless elegance in the grand marbled staircases and crystal chandeliers.” Blush, white, and metallic silver and gold tones embellished the day and were present in everything from the bride’s bouquet to the bridesmaids dresses.

Personalized and delicate details were present throughout the special day. Almost all of the paper materials were designed by the bride herself on a letterpress machine from 1899 and her “something old” was her grandmother’s lace fabric which was used to decorate the cake table.

The bride shared with us: “My favorite moment was walking down the aisle to my future husband. My father was holding my arm on my left side and beaming with pride and my beloved was standing in front of me with love in his eyes. Truly one of the most blessed and happiest moments of my life.”

























Planning + Design: A. Dominick Events | Florals: Highway to Hill | Reception Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts | Ceremony Location: National City Christian Church | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Lighting Company: Frost Lighting | Valet + Transportation: MJ Valet + Atlantic Transportation | Photography: DuHon Photography | Catering + Cake: Design Cuisine | Hair + Makeup: Tiffany Lumpkin | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: JJT Entertainment + Broadsound Band


  • DuHon Photography

RT Lodge

September 26, 2016

This Spring, a gorgeous invitation came in the mail inviting us to experience a little hidden gem in Knoxville.  It was the most relaxing and magical 4 days. A place where nature, tranquility and quality come to the surface, RT Lodge.

“The Lodge is truly a gem, because it is exclusively yours for the weekend of your celebration, from Friday through Sunday. Imagine one location for guest accommodations, rehearsal dinner, bridesmaid’s brunch, a special ceremony, and exquisite reception. Welcoming guests in for a full weekend experience.

60 guest rooms, an array of dining rooms, elegant common areas, outdoor leisure space, a range of ceremony and reception options, including a spectacular custom-built Sperry Tent, is truly a dream location!

Not only was RT Lodge gorgeous, but the culinary experience was unlike any other. Chef said, “every aspect of your meal is important to us.” At RT Lodge they make home-made bread, pickles, mayonnaise, pimento cheese, just to name a few!


Images from our welcome dinner at RT Lodge FAM trip, 2016 

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Concealed in a forest on an historic college campus, but just minutes from a regional airport, metropolitan Knoxville, and the Great Smoky Mountains.
RT Lodge is an ideal destination for your wedding


The fabulous hosts and wedding specialists!


How it started…

The History of RT Lodge begins in 1932 with the arrival of Susan Wiley Walker to Maryville from her native Pennsylvania. Mrs. Walker relocated to Tennessee to be near her sister, who was married to the Maryville College Chaplain. After seeing her sister’s home located in the woods adjacent to the college, Mrs. Walker decided she wanted her own residence in set amongst the trees as well.

She persuaded the administration to allow her to build on the property, as long as she willed the home to the college upon her death. She named her 26-room home Morningside.

Mrs. Walker found the quiet surrounds of her new home the perfect location for her naturalist lifestyle, and the residence and gardens stand today as a testament to her love for natural beauty and gracious hospitality.

Life at Morningside agreed favorably with Mrs. Walker who lived late into her 98th year. Upon her passing the house was donated to Maryville College and for years served as the residence for the college president. In later years, the property was leased and operated as a restaurant and special event destination named Morningside Inn.

In 1997, Ruby Tuesday, Inc. acquired Morningside and developed the property as a corporate retreat, restoring the grounds and residence to its present grandeur and adding two additional buildings for guest accommodations. Today, RT Lodge is still surrounded by the natural setting where Mrs. Walker made her home. The 100 acres of Maryville College woods offers guests at the lodge a secluded and pastoral experience with walking trails, streams and meadows just steps from the front door.


  • Natalie Watson Photography

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