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The latest news and happenings at Airlie

Learning more about the origins of Airlie, an interview with Harry Groome

Maya Angelou once said “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” Deep, right? At Airlie, we’ve been through a lot over the years, and are still striving to learn more about the humble beginnings of our property. While bits and pieces have come together through various sources of research, there has been something missing – the personal piece. Who was Harry Groome? Why did he decide to make a home in Virginia? More often than not, those intimate details are left out of public records. Fortunately, in fall of 2019 we received…
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2019 Holiday Cocktails from Harry’s at Airlie

  The holiday season is our favorite time of year for so many reasons – a joyful feeling in the air, the twinkling sparkle of Airlie grounds covered in lights, hosting guests as they celebrate with family and friends – and the list goes on. A few years back, the team decided to share some of our favorite cocktail recipes in a “12 days of holiday cocktails” format. 2019 marks the fourth year of designing and publishing this list – our small gift to you as we celebrate the season. Since the opening of Harry’s in 2016, we have a…
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Virginia wedding at Airlie

2020 Wedding Trends

Hosting weddings is truly a great joy for our team. We take pride in assisting with the details of a couples’ day, from rehearsal through sparkler send-off. The best part is seeing the couple with their families and friends, and the outpouring of love and emotion as two individuals start their journey together. Call us sappy, but what can we say – we love LOVE. On the planning side, a neat part of the job is seeing the vision from couple to couple, and comparing trends from year to year. For 2020, we’re noticing some overlap in wedding trends –…
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Winter wedding in Virginia

Vendor Q&A: Antonia Baker Experience

If you’re planning a wedding or big event, hiring a planner should be first on the list of to-dos. A professional planner will guide you through each step of the process, and most importantly, execute your vision. In addition to extensive knowledge of what makes an event successful, their connections to other vendors will minimize your research and allow you to fully enjoy the experience. Meet Antonia Baker, one of our preferred planners, who’s refined skillset comes from years of management in the corporate events world. She has some great tidbits of advice, including her take on downtime – and…
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