Lauren and Quinn — Making the Glassbox Sparkle in Downtown Raleigh


One of the nice things about being event planners in addition to other services is that we get extra opportunities to work with different small businesses and vendors all over the area, including other photographers!
Thank you to Will Greene Photography (@willgreenephoto) for providing the pictures in this post!

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Big City Location, Intimate Family Feel

Often used for large lunches, brunches, and tea parties, The Glassbox at 230 is better known for being the bridal suite for a wedding at the Stockroom downstairs. We discovered it is a perfect setting for a wedding with under 50 guests. With the built-in patio for the cocktail hour, it’s easy to keep a small wedding in one place in the heart of Raleigh at the Glass Box. Thanks again to Will Green Photography for letting us use their images!

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Lauren and Quinn’s Intimate Ceremony

Lauren and Quinn wanted the convenience of the Stockroom’s downtown location, but it was much larger than they needed. Enter the Glassbox at 230! It fit their friends and family for a cozy and warm feeling ceremony and reception. Southern Harvest and the Stockroom’s staff helped us flip the space using preset tables, while the guests enjoyed the view of the cityscape from the patio.

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The convenient downtown Raleigh location opens up a variety of picture taking locations that are fun, historic and quirky, for a true North Carolina experience. A stroll around downtown gives a variety of places for portraits, or the patio of the Glassbox itself is beautiful at sunset for family, or event planner, that doesn’t want to walk!

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Alfred and Dionna’s Wedding At The Glenwood, Raleigh NC

The Couple

I first met Dionna in 2013 while interning for another Event Planner & Coordinator. We were brought together by something we both love, which is what made helping plan and coordinate this wedding so ultra special for me! She had long been talking about the Disney wedding she would one day have, and I was so blessed to be given the opportunity to help her with that. Dionna was so fun to work with and really took all of my ideas, opinions, and recommendations into consideration. As my bride, I made it up to her to select her wedding vendors, but I was so grateful and felt so appreciated every time she took one of my referrals immediately.

One of the best parts of working with this couple, who I already had a personal connection to, was finally really getting to know Alfred. Having a history with Dionna meant that I had of course heard about him long before, so finally getting to meet this mystery man who made a friend of mine so happy was definitely a magical experience. In fact, their whole engagement session was a magical and romantic experience. They told the story of how they met, and how Alfred pursued Dionna as a close friend before he asked her out. Seeing how comfortable they were together in that moment as they shared intimate details of their love story reminded me of why I love what I do.

With how magical of a love story Dionna and Alfred shared, it seemed absolutely fitting to me that they were also having a Disney themed wedding. I always knew Dionna wanted a Disney wedding and I was so honored to help make her dream become a reality, and to see the princess I knew she was come out in her on that day day.

The Venue

Dionna and Alfred were married at The Glenwood, a beautiful indoor/outdoor event venue just inside the beltline. This well hidden gem is owned by the Women’s Club and run by Irregardless Cafe.

The Glenwood is a large building with a ballroom for the reception, an outdoor ceremony location, and separate spaces to get ready in. There’s a whole groom’s suite downstairs complete with a pool table, darts, and a private bar for the guys.  (Plenty of things to keep the men distracted while the women get hair and makeup done!)

Upstairs, there’s two large rooms with tons of natural light (great for photos!) for the ladies to get gussied up in. The garden ceremony location is just outside of the bridal suite rooms, so the bride can peek out and see her guests arriving as she gets ready.

The Ceremony space is an amphitheater made of stone and wood and is a lovely private space to get married all nestled in the trees and plants. The Glenwood did a lovely job creating a peaceful venue space that is still close to everything. With separate prep spaces for the women and men, ceremony gardens, cocktail hour location in the lobby and the parlor rooms, and a spacious ballroom for a reception, this venue has it all.

In addition to all the space this venue offers, they also provide in-house catering, a baker, and everything you could possibly need for rentals. The only thing they do not provide for rentals is the linens, but they will still coordinate the selection and securing of them through their partnered linen provider, CE Rentals. The Glenwood also offers a lighting package that allows you to select the colors you like for uplighting the ballroom. You can also take advantage of their gobo to display your wedding monogram in the ballroom!