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Our Favorite Venues: Ford’s Colony Country Club

bride and groom embracing on the lawn of Ford's Colony with brick buildings in the background

If you’re looking for a chic, sophisticated venue for your Williamsburg, VA wedding, Ford’s Colony Country Club fits the bill. This venue provides a variety of sites to choose from for the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, making it extremely versatile. And with its scenic views and elegant colonial atmosphere, Ford’s Colony is an ideal venue for a classic wedding. 

outside view of Ford's Colony pavilion and main building
bride and father dancing under string lights inside a white pavilion
wedding reception tables set inside white pavilion
wedding party lined up on brick pathway in front of a tall white grid fence
bride and groom dancing on pathway as guests surround them with sparklers

Lindsey Paradiso Photography

Floral Design for Your Ford’s Colony Wedding

Ford’s Colony is an expansive country club with ample opportunities for floral design. If your ceremony is in the dining room, the mantle of the grand fireplace is a great space for florals. We also recommend placing two large floral arrangements on either side of the bride and groom, or on either side of the aisle where the seating begins. Those arrangements can then be repurposed and used at the entrance of the pavilion for the reception. You can also use this same concept if you are having your ceremony at the outdoor site.

The Garden Pavilion, where many people hold their reception, is a great opportunity for utilizing a variety of high and low arrangements. Strategic placement of these high and low arrangements helps draw your guests’ eyes back to the center of the room, where the head table and dance floor are located.

The pavilion is also a great environment for tall arrangements, or even potted plants. Placing these taller florals around the tent poles helps give the area a more natural feel.

reception tables set with variety of green and white floral arrangements
bride and groom kissing on the terrace at Ford's Colony Country Club
three men dressed in colonial clothing playing instruments on the dance floor of the pavilion
bride and groom sitting at the sweetheart table decorated with lush greenery and gold votives
bride and groom dancing inside the Grand Pavilion at Ford's Colony
table decorated with greenery, white blooms, and gold votives
wedding guests mingling on the patio at Ford's Colony

Lindsey Lyons Photography

Rainy Day Options at Ford’s Colony

Ford’s Colony’s gorgeous outdoor spaces can make for a picturesque wedding ceremony. However, when you plan to have any part of your wedding outdoors, you need to have a rainy day plan. Fortunately, Ford’s Colony has a dreamy back up plan in the event of rain.

With windows on three sides and a beautiful marble fireplace as a backdrop, the dining room is a gorgeous space that can serve as your rainy day plan at Ford’s Colony. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow for tons of natural light, which photographs beautifully. Moreover, the room is spacious enough to accommodate fairly large weddings. If you check out the dining room for your rainy day plan, be careful—you might end up loving it so much, you’ll want to have the ceremony there regardless of the weather!

Additional Tidbits About the Venue

  • Because there are public spaces at the venue, it’s a good idea to have a welcome sign that helps your guests find your ceremony site.
  • Candles are allowed, but they must be contained within glass and they cannot be tapers.
  • There is a Marriott hotel on location. This is a great option for your out of town guests.

Are you looking for a floral designer for your Ford’s Colony wedding? We’d love to connect.

two girls in pink gowns playing string string instruments in front of tall windows
bridal party laughing in front of arbor at Ford's Colony Country Club
tiered white wedding cake in front of large window with trees in distance
bride and groom standing in front of marble fireplace at Ford's Colony Country Club
bride standing across from groom and wiping a tear from her eye
bride looking down at her vows during wedding ceremony
groom embracing bride on the lawn of Ford's Colony
three floating candles in stemmed vases atop an elegant reception table

Luke & Ashley Photography

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