Preferred Venues: The Facts

This page is designed to help you (the customer) make conscious decisions when considering a particular venue/site for your event. The venues/sites and names listed below represent those that I have had the opportunity to work extensively with over the last 10 years in different capacities.

Venues I recommend and why:

The rustic and shabby-chic wedding venue is all the rage in North Carolina. There is one venue I recommend that stands head and shoulders above the rest. Gambill Estate in Wilkes County. Owned and operated by Eric Gambill, this estate began as a simple horse farm. Over the course of a few years, Eric expanded the estate to include a beautiful reception barn with full kitchen facilities, an elegant bridal suite and unmatched views of the Appalachian mountains. In 2018, he expanded again, by adding a large covered patio onto the barn to accommodate for outdoor events. For more information, please visit their site.

The Millenium Center: 101 West 5th Street, Winston -Salem, NC 27101 336-723-3700

Rehearsal Dinners, Ceremonies, Wedding Receptions, Cocktail Parties, Non-Profit Galas, Corporate Gatherings, Musical Events and Celebrations of all types. A Full Service Venue offering Event Planning, Decor, Catering, Full ABC Permits and Audio/Visual Services.

Contact Greg Carlyle at

The M.C Benton Convention Center, Marriott and Embassy Suites Downtown Winston-Salem -

Banquet Sales & Services (336) 724-2300

The Marriott and Embassy Suites along with the M.C. Benton Convention center in downtown Winston-Salem is the Premier convention and meeting facility in town. These venues are now managed by The Noble Investment Group, Atlanta, and their motto is "Where The Customer Comes First". They prove this fact everyday. In-House catering, Food Preparation & Linens are a plus, as well as being able to handle numerous events at one time.

The Village Inn Golf & Conference Center, Clemmons NC (336) 766-9121

Whether you are looking for the perfect spot for your next family event, group party, corporate convention, Wedding Reception or for your company's social event, The Village Inn Golf & Conference Center has the space to accommodate your needs. The Village Inn offers 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, featuring the famous and elegant Crystal Ballroom, The Grand Ballroom and six additional banquet rooms. Whether you are planning a wedding reception, class reunion, family reunion, anniversary, birthday, or Christmas party, awards banquet, corporate convention, or company meeting, The Village Inn Golf & Conference Center specializes in providing a full range of services and they cater to your individual needs. Conveniently located just 5 miles from Winston-Salem on I-40 in the Village of Clemmons, this location provides business travelers easy access to downtown from a country setting. Director of Catering Sales, Lana Schlotfeldt has been in the banquets and catering services business for more than 20 years and has the experience to help you make informed decisions concerning your special event. The Village Inn is one my favorite places to play due to the ease of load-in and load-out in any of their rooms and the outstanding quality of people I get to work with.