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September 25, 2023

A Wedding Photographer’s Dream: Grand Holland Estate

Picture this: a wedding venue where nature’s enchantment harmonizes with the grace of timeless architecture. Grand Holland Estates, is more than just a venue; it’s a canvas on which your dream wedding unfolds. From the serene landscapes that surround it to the exquisite beauty of the estate itself, let’s dive into what makes Grand Holland Estates a truly magical setting for your special day.

About The Grand Holland Estate

The Grand Holland Estate is a true Southern belle! Opened in 2000, this wondrous 10,000 sq. ft mansion is set on six wooded acres and exudes beauty from every corner—ornate moldings adorning the walls & floors, crystal chandeliers glittering above grand fluted columns, and period furniture giving off an air of history.

The showstopper, though? A Gone with the Wind style staircase leading up to meet its balcony wrapped around the incredible gathering room at 2,000 square feet –the perfect space for almost any event imaginable-from romantic getaways to weddings accommodating 250 people or more!

The Venue: A Glimpse of Elegance

Grand Holland Estates is not just a wedding venue; it’s a place where your love story takes center stage. The moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by the estate’s breathtaking façade. The building itself exudes an air of grandeur, with its stately columns, impressive entrance, and classic architectural details. It’s the kind of place that makes your heart skip a beat as you imagine walking through its doors to begin a new chapter of your life.

a just married couple posing for their wedding photographer at grand holland es

The estate’s interior is equally captivating. Step inside, and you’ll find yourself in a world of timeless beauty. The ballroom, with its high ceilings and large windows, is a blank canvas awaiting your creative touch. Whether you envision an elegant, classic affair or a rustic, boho-chic celebration, this space can be transformed to reflect your unique style and vision.

What sets Grand Holland Estates apart is its ability to seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor beauty. The expansive ballroom opens up to a charming outdoor patio, where you can host cocktail hours, al fresco dinners, or simply enjoy the beauty of the estate’s surroundings. It’s this versatility that makes the venue a perfect choice for couples who desire both indoor and outdoor elements in their wedding celebration.

The Grounds: Nature’s Embrace

Nature enthusiasts, rejoice! Grand Holland Estates is nestled within a serene natural landscape that’s nothing short of enchanting. The estate boasts sprawling lawns, pristine lakes, lush gardens, and enchanting woodlands. It’s as if nature itself conspired to create the perfect backdrop for your wedding day.

For those who appreciate a touch of woodland charm, Grand Holland Estates offers a dreamy forest glen ceremony site. This idyllic setting is tucked away in the woods, providing an intimate and whimsical atmosphere for your wedding ceremony. Surrounded by the beauty of the natural world, you and your guests will feel like you’ve stepped into a fairy tale.


But the estate’s natural beauty isn’t limited to just ceremony sites. It’s also a treasure trove of captivating spots for your wedding photos. Whether you’re strolling along the lakeside, exploring the enchanting gardens, or sharing a quiet moment in the woods, you’ll find that every corner of Grand Holland Estates offers the perfect backdrop for capturing the beauty of your love story.

Timeless Elegance and Modern Comfort

While the natural surroundings of Grand Holland Estates are undeniably captivating, the venue also ensures that you and your guests experience modern comfort and convenience. The indoor spaces are climate-controlled, guaranteeing a comfortable environment for your celebration, no matter the season or weather.

The estate provides a seamless transition from your outdoor ceremony to the indoor reception, ensuring that your wedding can proceed without a hitch, rain or shine. The indoor ballroom’s high ceilings and large windows offer a sense of grandeur while allowing plenty of natural light to filter in, creating an inviting and elegant atmosphere.

In terms of accommodations, Grand Holland Estates has you covered. Nearby lodging options make it convenient for you and your guests to stay close to the venue, allowing everyone to celebrate together without the hassle of commuting.

From the Venue:

Their Wedding Weekend Package will have everything you need (and more)!

The All-Inclusive weekend package includes full house rental for the whole weekend. Check in Friday and check out Sunday. 


  • Space for your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner Friday night

  • 4 bedrooms that sleep 12 for the bride and bridesmaids Friday night

  • Bridesmaids’ breakfast Saturday morning 

  • Honeymoon Suite Saturday night

  • Options of china and linens throughout the weekend

  • Event Staff – bartenders, servers, and carvers

  • Select set-up, tear down, and trash removal for the entire weekend

Food and beverages are not included but are provided in-house. The in-house Executive Chef has an extensive menu to pick from for all your meals throughout the weekend. We also have our beer, wine, and liquor license.


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