This venue is a dream. To say there is enough natural light would be the understatement of the year; however, for the reception area, the uplighting and white ceilings create endless creative opportunities for you! The owners are more than accommodating and are willing to do whatever it takes for the couple and vendors. You’ll love this venue and hope your couples choose it time and time again!
A beautiful fall day to officiate the VERY FIRST wedding at a BRAND NEW WEDDING VENUE! What a beautiful place for such a beautiful couple! The Grand at 290 (and in my hometown).
Congratulations to Mr. And Mrs. Brad (Christina) Lanzenby. We wish you a beautiful Marriage. Thank you for selecting Kirk’s Famous Smoked BBQ, LLC to to cater your wedding. Thank you to The Grand at 290 (Mark and Nicole Redden) for being great host. The Grand at 290 is a fabulous venue.
The Grand at 290 is a local gem with charm up to your notched lapel. Simultaneously epitomizing old school class and small town charm, the renovated department store offers an idyllic setting for weddings, shows, dinners, and more. Show me a more versatile space (or more kind and accommodating owners) and I’ll gladly eat my own hat. Mark and Nicole made sure everything was perfect for our wedding reception, and their vendor recommendations were perfect for some out-of-towners like ourselves. This place has almost everything you might require for an unforgettable night, and if they don’t have it, they know someone who does. Need a sliding ladder? They got it. Need a keg refrigerator? Check. Need the biggest mirror this side of the Shenandoah? DONE. To say we were happy with our choice is an understatement. You cant go wrong choosing the Grand at 290 for your small to medium sized event!
To say that The Grand at 290 is great place is an understatement! I had my wedding there and it was Spectacular we faced some challenges that night. we had more people than we originally thought we have coming, 150 people which it makes it almost double! but the owner Mark and Nicole quickly fixed the issue they work so hard to make sure everyone felt comfortable, love and welcome even our extra guests that didn’t RSVP! It was a full house but I was SPECTACULAR! Brides usually struggle with small and big issues and details that the day may bring but not for me and my groom. Every time I turned around there it was Mark and Nicole making sure the job was done! Nicole has an amazing talent with decorations! Everything in my wedding was designed by Nicole, the beautiful arch, wedding flowers, the cake decoration! The lightning is also provided by Mark, DJ brought some but most of it they provide it to you! Every single detail was done by her for no extra cost ! This people are one of the most amazing people to work with and to trust with your special day! The Grand at 290 is this secret place hidden in the heart of Rocky Mount, Va, if you haven’t check it out I’ll highly recommend you to do so! You will not be disappointed! Thank you Mark and Nicole we will forever be grateful !
My wife and I can’t thank Mark and Nicole enough for the wonderful wedding we recently had at their venue. We had several challenges of things we never thought we would accomplish but yet here comes Mark and Nicole they stepped in and said this is you guys special day don’t worry we got this. I never expected things to be so perfect. Talk about going above and beyond these guys are absolutley amazing. There was not one moment during this that you couldn’t count on them to be there, between the decorations, support, assisting in EVERYTHING, they never say still!! If we ever have a birthday party or anything else it will be here!! Thank you guys for making our most special day more special!! What a great beginning to a new wonderful friendship with these amazing people!! Steve Grantham
The Grand at 290 is a great place for your wedding, party, social event etc. Mark and Nicole were absolutely awesome and go out of their way to make sure your event is absolutely terrific. I cannot say enough good things about this place except go take a tour and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. Thank you guys so much!
We were there for a wedding and Mark and Nicole are the nicest people. They went above and beyond to make everything go smoothly. The place looked amazing and I wish I would have had my wedding there.
I have been fortunate to attend many events at The Grand at 290 but tonight I attended my first wedding at this venue. I can not say enough amazing things!!! The venue itself is stunning. Photos are spectacular but they do not even do it justice. The number of guest were DOUBLE the number of RSVPs but Mark and Nicole handled it with ease. Everything flowed so smoothly. It was truly a spectacular event. I highly recommend The Grand at 290 for your special day!
From the moment I stepped into this venue to take a tour to the moment I started packing up after my daughter’s reception, I was never disappointed. I would highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding or any type of party for that matter. The layout is awesome, the views are stunning and the owners are out of this world. They exude kindness from every aspect of their being. Any concern or potential problem was handled with the utmost respect and professionalism.
We held a rehearsal dinner at The Grand at 290 and highly recommend it. The space has been lovingly renovated into a gorgeous venue, including a private back patio. But you can see this for yourself by reviewing the photos or visiting in person. What I can tell you from my experience is that the owners are simply the best! Nicole was always prompt to answer questions during the planning phase and made all expectations clear. Mark and Nicole went above and beyond to help us solve some issues we ran into planning a long distance wedding, things unrelated to the rehearsal dinner. It was like working with our best friend, they had our back! They made the day and the evening smooth and stress free. And they worked smoothly with our caterer who provided the food and plates, flatware etc. I give five stars to the beautiful venue and I want to give six stars for Mark and Nicole’s kindness, service and professionalism.
LOVE this venue!!! Not to mention the great location! As a wedding vendor, I have had the best experience with The Grand at 290. On top of the lovely space are the sweetest venue owners. I cannot say enough good things about Nicole and Mark. They’re genuinely good people with hearts of gold that ALWAYS go the extra mile to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable. After just a weekend of working with them, they became family and The Grand at 290 a second home. You will not regret celebrating and hosting your special events here.
My husband and I were married at this stunning venue on 05/08/2021, and we knew without question that this was the perfect venue for our special day! The uniqueness of this place fills you with so much love, joy, and comfort. They offer a bride and a grooms lounge allowing us to enjoy our day with our wedding party and to be able to get ready and prepare for our big day! The ceremony was beyond what you would imagine- the perfect lighting, the antique pews with a great amount of space for guests, a gorgeous ceremony platform with an arch and crystal chandelier!! The ceremony is located on the second floor of this three story building, and it leads you straight down to the reception located on the first floor, which was really awesome! Our wedding party was able to walk straight down the steps, be introduced, as we followed them down and straight to the dance floor for our first dance! The reception was everything you could ask for. A perfect space and tables for your loved ones, a specific area for your catering, DJ, cake area, and a spot for an open bar! Everything is perfectly laid out for your vendors and your needs! They also have some really cool lights for your late night dancing with friends and family that everyone really enjoyed! Another amazing piece to this place is the outdoor patio in the back where guest can gather and enjoy a cocktail! Oh and I forgot to mention the rooftop area!! What a great place for pictures, and some of our best pictures were taking up there at sunset, and you’ll love the beautiful view too! I believe I could go on and on about this place, but the one thing that you will not receive anywhere else is the care, the love of what they do, and the compassion from the owners of this place, it is out of this world!! These two individuals will go above and beyond for you, and make sure that all of your needs are met in every way! This place is without a doubt all that you could ask for and more for your wedding, or any event in general! You will not be disappointed with all that this place has to offer!!!