Upon arrival at Lionscrest, a parking attendant in our Circular Drive will greet you and your guests. As you ascend the grand staircase to the Courtyard you are immediately surrounded by Pine and Aspen trees and rolling lawns. In the center of the courtyard is a 3-tier fountain flanked by twin curving staircases that lead to the wraparound decks on the main floor.
The bride's party will proceed to the Bridal Suite on the third floor of the Manor. The suite provides the privacy to prepare in comfort. The fireplace and furnishings add to the ambiance and inviting charm while you watch your guests arrive in the courtyard below from the bay window seat. The elegant adjoining bathroom has double sinks, Jacuzzi, glass shower, separate lavatory, a make-up counter and full-length portrait mirror perfect for making those last-minute adjustments.
The groom's party will continue to the Groom's Lounge on the second floor of the Ballroom. This masculine room has a fireplace, minibar and three-quarter length mirror. The gentlemen may also relax nearby on the peaceful east decks.
The guests will enter the Receiving Area behind the fountain on the first level. This room adjoins the Ballroom coat closet and is ideal for the guest book and gift tables. Our preferred caterers also use this area for the main buffet display. This location provides easy access to the catering kitchen, maintaining the tranquil setting for the ceremony. With a handicap-accessible restroom, ladies lounge and a water cooler, your guests can gather in this area prior to your Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony.
During the cocktail hour or social interim prior to the start of the Reception, your guests can enjoy the views and sunset from the wraparound decks and bar on the main level of the Manor.
After the cocktail hour, the elegant ambiance you have carefully created throughout the event will intensify as your guests enter the grand two-story Ballroom. The Mezzanine level runs along the outer edge of the ballroom and allows guests spectacular views inside and out. The Grand staircase leads your guests to the Garden level seating, dance floor and stage area for a magical event beneath our candlelight chandeliers.