8 Lavender Lane brings more talent to our team, and even more value to you!

8 Lavender Lane brings more talent to our team, and even more value to you!

Here at Riverwood, things are always growing, and I don't just mean the garden!  Our talented team continues to expand in hopes of bringing our clients the best event experiences possible. Since we have joined forces with 8 Lavender Lane, almost nothing is off limits. Together, we have a knack for capturing a clients vision and covering all the bases to bring it to life. 

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Five Steps to the Perfect Floral Centerpieces

Five Steps to the Perfect Floral Centerpieces

Simple Southern elegance starts with a well dressed table. The best way to add drama, style and, grace to your event is by having the perfect centerpieces. Fresh floral arrangements are a must.  Centerpieces help to set the mood of the room, and flowers naturally add a touch of romance. With the help of a florist you can get exquisite displays, filling the room with pure floral eye-candy.  Or take the DIY approach and tackle the table decor yourself. Here are a few of our recent favorites from Riverwood weddings along with some tips to remember when planning the design of your centerpieces.

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It's in the details

It's in the details

Our bride's have the best style! From colors, to themes, favors and flowers, our couples always inspire us with their impeccable and creative style. It's a dream to help bring all those elements to life on their wedding day. Our all inclusive packages offer a range of customizable options and we just love seeing how all the details come together in so many different ways.

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{Real Wedding} Sarah + Andrew

{Real Wedding} Sarah + Andrew

It's really the tiny personal touches incorporating the bride and groom's personality that make a wedding day so special. This was definitely a memorable one for Riverwood Mansion.

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Southern Hospitality

Southern Hospitality

We recently read an article on the subject of southern hospitality. This phrase pertains to the particularly warm, welcoming, and generous characteristics of those living in the south. Southern Hospitality plays a large part in our cultural values and is reflective in Riverwood Mansions overall vision. We thought it would be fun to share what we mean when we say "Riverwood adds a special touch of southern hospitality and charm to each event".

"Welcoming someone into your home with a kind, warm and generous spirit defines hospitality no matter where you are. Southern hospitality adds an amped-up sense of charisma, poise and style to the tradition." - Susan Lundman, eHow Contributor ( source: ?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask)
Photo by: Dan Cohen

Photo by: Dan Cohen

Justin Mark Photography

Justin Mark Photography

Charisma and Competence

Here in the South, we are kind hearted and well mannered. We make an effort to show that in every social aspect of our lives. No matter the occasion, hosts can turn any gathering into a lavish and memorable affair. Southern etiquette isn't a thing of the past. A host never lets your glass go empty, and works to make every person in her home feel as though they are special.

Thoughtful Attention to Detail

When you enter a home where Southern hospitality flourishes you will know because you will probably see flowers on the front porch and in the centerpiece of the table. Delicious food is at the heart of every gathering and a good place setting is extremely important. There is a warm feeling of overflowing love for friends, family, and even strangers when you walk into the room. 

Honoring our roots + history

The custom and tradition of Southern hospitality evolved out of the South's rural roots. In the South we are proud of our heritage and history makes up a large part of our identity. We know where we come from and we celebrate our past by holding true to traditions for hundreds of years.

We embrace the rich history of Riverwood mansion and do our part to continue the customs and sustain the culture that has been established on the mansion grounds for so long. Riverwood is one of Nashville’s oldest homes. Known for its lavish parties, with famous guests including seven U.S. presidents. We continue the tradition of making unforgettable memories.

Southern Hospitality is just a part of who we are at Riverwood Mansion. We strive to add these southern touches to every event we host. Our professional staff is warm, helpful and knowledgeable. We focus on the details, aim to make all of our clients feel special and all our guests to feel welcome.

Food:  8 Lavender Lane  Photo: Divine Images

Food: 8 Lavender Lane Photo: Divine Images

Photo: Josh Gull

Photo: Josh Gull

Caitlin Harris Photography

Caitlin Harris Photography

 What do you think? Can you add anything else to our list of Southern Hospitality qualities?