BY JULIE FRITZ
Looking for a wedding venue can be a daunting task. And, if you are looking for something simple that you can really make your own, that gets even more complicated. Some brides really want a blank canvas, a space that they can transform to make it uniquely theirs. If that is what you are looking for, The Atrium at the Elks Lodge in Winston-Salem might just be exactly what you are looking for.
History of The Elks and Their Impact in our Community
This past year, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks celebrated 150 years of service in the USA. They have been a part of Winston-Salem for 120 years. Their presence in our community is strong and focuses on community impact. The causes closest to the organization include helping veterans, providing college scholarships to youth and supporting Camp Carefree, a week-long camp for children with chronic illnesses. Exalted Ruler Connie Shoaf is overjoyed by the work they are doing in this community. “We love working in this community to provide students with scholarships, helping to fulfill the needs of veterans and providing a great camp experience for chronically ill children. We enjoy the fellowship of the organization as well, but it means so much more that we are able to truly make a difference in the community that we love.” All of the members of Elks Lodge #449 take great pride in raising money to support these important causes, giving their time to make an impact and being a pillar of charity in this community.
The local lodge was built just eight years ago, and, at that time, they moved from their previous location off of Silas Creek Parkway. It provides a space for members to enjoy fellowship and entertainment year-round, and they open their relaxing pool in the warmer months. The upstairs portion of the lodge, known as The Atrium, was built to provide an available space for the public to rent for private events and weddings.
The Atrium Event Space
Conveniently located on Griffith Road just off of Hanes Mall Boulevard, The Atrium at the Elks Lodge provides the ideal setting for your wedding and/or reception. The more than 4,000-square-foot multifunctional space, with the capacity for 289 guests, will allow you to create the venue of your dreams. The neutral color scheme and the flexibility to pick the vendors of your choosing really sets this apart from other spaces. You will have the opportunity to make the space as simple or as elaborate as you wish and can truly work with any budget.
Renting The Atrium for events comes with lots of amenities and extras. You will have access to 20 60-inch round tables, 10 six-foot rectangle tables, 220 padded chairs, white table cloths, use of a catering kitchen and board room, bar setup and bartender, liability insurance, ample onsite parking and an onsite event contact. The space itself boasts 15-foot ceilings, a wooden dance floor, dimmable LED lights and a balcony overlooking a private pond. The location is also convenient for out of town guests as it is only five minutes from Hanes Mall and Interstate-40. There are also several hotel options just down the street.
If you are looking for a venue for your wedding or an upcoming event in Winston-Salem, you will want to consider The Atrium at The Elks Lodge.
The Atrium at The Elks Lodge is located at 2585 Griffith Road in Winston-Salem. If you would like more information about the Winston-Salem Elks Lodge #449, you can visit their website at www.wselks449.com. You can also find them on Facebook at Elks Lodge 449. For more information regarding The Atrium at the Elks Lodge, visit www.theatriumws.com. Also, feel free to contact Don Hamby, at 336.403.8200. He can help you with everything related to booking this incredible space for your event.