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The Cloth Mill at Eno River opened its doors for the first time as a wedding venue in December 2015 and has since become a modern and sought-after wedding venue for couples in North Carolina and all over the East Coast. With a unique industrial style few other venues in the Raleigh area can boast, it offers the perfect backdrop for any couple looking to marry northern industrial style with southern charm.
This Hillsborough, NC wedding venue certainly isn’t lacking in memorable photo opportunities, but there is a handful you’d certainly regret not having on your shot list. So, grab a notepad (virtual or real!) and make a note of the ideas you love from this list:
1. Couple Pictures in Front of the Industrial Brick
One of the biggest attractions for couples hiring The Cloth Mill is all that beautiful, historic exposed brick. Better still, it offers a natural background for all your couple and wedding party photos that keeps the focus on you, without losing the charm of the venue.
2. Entire Venue Shots
The Cloth Mill at Eno River has a grand staircase with a balcony area at the top, which is the perfect place for your photographer to get some covert shots of the entire venue while everyone is eating or making moves on the dance floor. While carefully posed shots are always needed on your shot list, there’s nothing like capturing those little, magic moments of all your loved ones together.
3. Staircase Photos
While we’re talking about their staircase and balcony, let’s talk couple’s photos! Why not sit on the stairs together for some intimate, post-ceremony photos, or descend the stairs on opposite sides, coming together to meet in the middle? There are so many opportunities here – be sure not to miss them!
4. Couple Walking Beneath the String Lights
The Cloth Mill at Eno River has a wide, open space ideal for dancing, and beside it, a more intimate area divided by the original wood beams, often used for the dining area. Overhead, string lights glow. It’s the perfect location for a couple to walk toward the photographer between the beams. Do this alone, or walking hand-in-hand through your tables of guests – you really can’t go wrong. It’s used frequently for those romantic bubble exits too!
5. Cutting the Cake!
Don’t waste your cutting the cake photos by tucking your cake out of the way in a corner – The Cloth Mill at Eno River has so many beautiful options, so make the most of them. You could place the cake table at the bottom of the grand staircase on the platform and cut the cake there, or place the table in front of one of their grand, cathedral-like windows.
6. Under the Pergola
Outside in the courtyard, The Cloth Mill at Eno River has an area laid to lawn, and beside it, a beautiful pergola that matches the wood beams inside. This is the perfect place to hold your ceremony, set up a bar, or simply capture those memorable moments as a couple. Consider draping flowers over it for a natural, secret-garden feel! The venue has installed super cute swings in the pergola especially for newlywed portraits!
7. Getting Ready in the Gorgeous Dressing Rooms
The Cloth Mill has two large dressing room spaces, perfect for just the wedding couple, or all the wedding party. With the same beautiful bare brick as the rest of the venue and gentle, industrial touches, a few shots of your final moments of preparation before heading out to the ceremony are something you must add to your shot list. The bridal suite has a skylight which adds lovely natural light to the space as well as a gorgeous mirror for bridal portraits!
The Cloth Mill at Eno River is one of the best wedding venues in the Hillsborough, North Carolina area, so if you’ve yet to book, this is certainly one to book a viewing with. And, of course, if you’re looking for a photographer to capture all the beautiful moments on your wedding day, I’d love to help. You can find out more about how I can help make your wedding day stress-free and capture memories that will last lifetimes by clicking here!
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