A couple shares a dance on in the Millennium Center ballroom while surrounded by onlookers

Perfect places for Millennium Center wedding photos

Special spaces help make Millennium Center a top Winston Salem wedding venue. Our historic event center offers iconic backgrounds for the perfect wedding photos. We asked three of our favorite NC wedding photographers to share their favorite spots for creating those Millennium Center memories. Come take a tour of these perfect places for Millennium Center wedding photos.

Some of our favorite photographers

Bride posing in the Courtroom at Winston Salem wedding venue.

The Courtroom with its elegant wood makes for a sophisticated bridal portrait background. (In His Image Photography)

Let’s introduce these wedding photographers who frequent Millennium Center. We asked them to tell us about the special locations here where they’ve created amazing images. And even when they agreed across the board about a location, each saw it from a unique perspective. 

Elly Kinne of Bluesky Studios, NC is a North Carolina wedding photographer whose work has been featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style and Carolina Bride. 

Beth and Justin Nixon of The Nixons are husband and wife Greensboro wedding photographers who work throughout the Triad area. 

DaJuan Jones of In His Image Photographer is a  second generation Raleigh wedding photographer who has captured couples in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.

Classic columns and stone steps

A bride and groom holding hands in front of a Winston Salem wedding venue Millennium Center - classical building with columns.

Sharing a moment in front of the steps and columns at Millennium Center. (Bluesky Studios, NC)

While Elly Kinne of Bluesky Studios believes “every corner of this venue is a gem,” there is something special about the Millennium Center’s stately and timeless exterior, especially the columns. “Their epic stature lends itself perfectly to group shots, stunning couple portraits, and captivating individual photographs,” says Elly. “When captured from the side, they cast a beautiful, luminous quality upon the scene.”

“We love shooting at the Millennium Center because it’s unique and impressive,” says Justin Nixon of Nixon Photography. The steps, columns and stone exterior make a stunning backdrop for a black and white wedding image.

Says DaJuan Jones of In His Image Photography, “I love taking pictures at this venue. There are so many awesome photo opportunities. The indoors radiates elegance in your wedding photos and your outdoor images with the beautiful, historic columns will be classic.”

The stylishness of the ballroom

Couples often use our ballroom for both the ceremony and reception, with cocktail hour in the Maya Angelou bar and adjoining lobby. “It never fails to impress,” remarks Elly noting the elegant chandeliers, uplighting, swagged crystal beads and draped columns. (Elly provided our incredible feature imge, a black & white ballroom beauty.) “What’s more, the room offers a unique advantage for discreet photography, capturing intimate moments between couples and their parents.”

A wedding couple and thei guests in formal attire toasting with drinks at the bar in the ballroom

As the evening winds down, it’s time for a toast at the ballroom bar. (The Nixons Photography)

“With its soaring ceilings and ornate details, the ballroom provides a majestic and elegant backdrop for photos,” explains Justin. The Nixons, known for their relaxed and personable approach to wedding photography, use the versatile lighting to add a creative elegance to images, like by the ballroom bar.

And nothing says elegance like the Millennium Center’s chandeliers. “The beautiful chandeliers provide a wonderful atmosphere for making a lasting commitment to your future spouse,” says DaJuan. “And the ballroom is big enough for a dance floor in the middle – a must for couples.”

Make your wedding day images historic

The antique mailboxes in the Millennium Center Grand Lobby provide a backdrop for a bride and her bridesmaids.

The antique mailboxes in the Millennium Center’s Grand Lobby make a stunning backdrop for a formal photo. (In HIs Image Photography)

“No matter where you get married in this venue,” observes DaJuan,  “You are sharing your wedding day with a place that has significant historical importance.” 

The Millennium Center is housed in a historic Federal building that dates back to 1906. One of its incarnations was a United States Post Office. The mailboxes in our Grand Lobby provide a one-of-a-kind backdrop. “The expansive windows and charming classic mailboxes offer endless opportunities for creative photography,” notes Elly. 

More perfect places for Millennium Center wedding photos

A couple elegantly dressed in wedding attire shares a dance under the ornate coffered ceiling in Millennium Center's Courtroom.

A private moment for a dance under the tin ceiling in Millennium Center’s Courtroom. (The Nixons Photography)

The Grand Lobby isn’t the only place you’ll find history posing as a backdrop. Upstairs you’ll find the Courtroom with its 25’ high tin ceiling, giant windows and original mahogany woodwork. And downstairs is the groom’s pre-wedding domain. Says Elly, “The dimly lit ambiance sets the stage for dramatic, magazine-worthy shots, exuding an air of sophistication.”

“From the main ballroom, the Grand Lobby, and the Maya Angelou Bar on the main floor, to the preserved courtroom upstairs, and the speakeasy downstairs – there’s a look and vibe for almost anybody,” says Justin. 

Capture the golden hour

A couple embracing on the Millennium Center rooftop at dusk with Winstonn Salem skyline city in the background and the crescent moon in the sky.

Take a quiet moment before the party starts on the Millennium Center rooftop. (Bluesky Studios, NC)

One of the advantages of a downtown Winston Salem wedding venue is the rooftop view. Imagine the skyline as a backdrop for some of your best wedding memories. Explains Elly, “The panoramic views of the city skyline and the vast expanse of sky create a romantic escape following the ceremony, perfect for capturing timeless moments.”

It’s a pleasure to work with these photographers and share their favorite locations here at Millennium Center. And the feeling seems to be mutual.

“While the physical space is undeniably remarkable, it’s the dedication and passion of its staff that elevate Millennium Center to unparalleled heights.” – Elly Kinne, Bluesky Studios, NC

“We find something new to love every time we work there. Talk about versatility!” – Justin Nixon, Nixon Photography

“After getting married, you can enjoy a reception that perfectly fits with your style and preferences.” – DaJaun Jones, In HIs Image Photography

You’ll be in great hands with these photographers discovering perfect places for Millennium Center wedding photos.

The Millennium Center offers a blend of sophistication and history for your wedding. And you’ll find our all-inclusive menu planning and one-stop shopping make your planning convenient and stress free. Contact us to learn more about Millennium Center weddings and to schedule your tour.

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