Monday, January 25, 2010

Congratulations Dana and David on your Marriage!






Congratulations Dana and David on your marriage!

It was a real pleasure to help this young couple bring not only their wedding together but also there families. Danas family came in from New Jersey and David’s from Tennessee for the weekend ceremony here at the Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast in Williamsburg Virginia. It was easy to see that this young couple is much loved by their families.

The weekend started off with a get together reception at our Williamsburg B&B at 6 pm. They enjoyed finger foods, music and Williamsburg wines.

The Bride enjoyed breakfast in bed the morning of her wedding and had a leisurely day primping and pampering her day away. Lisa from Salon 109 came in for 3 hours and did the bridal parties hair and make-up, they looked lovely!

The Wedding took place in the living room and was officiated by Mrs. Eunice Fenwick. I heard many comments after the ceremony on how touching the service was.

The Bride wore a lovely full length white gown with a white faux fur wrap which came in very handy for the trip to Opus 9 steakhouse where the group was treated to dinner in the private Beethoven room by the Brides Parents

Remember! Whether you are celebrating a wedding, honeymoon, elopement or vow renewal in Williamsburg Virginia, the Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast is one of the most romantic inns in the Williamsburg area. Call us for your special day 800-886-9715

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Williamsburg Restaurant Week Starts Today!


Enjoy Williamsburg's finest dining at a fraction of the price. 2010 Williamsburg

Restaurant Week Starts today!
Tuesday, 05 January 2010 00:00
2010 Restaurant Week in Williamsburg
January 24 - January 31, 2010

Enjoy Williamsburg's finest dining at a fraction of the price....indulge yourself during Williamsburg Restaurant Week.

Celebrate the New Year by dining at a selection of more than twenty local restaurants offering dining at a fraction of the price. There will be fixed priced dinners and fixed priced lunches. For dinner, there will be three-course menus for $20.10 or $30.10 and two-course menus for lunch for $10.10. Tax, alcohol and gratuity not included.

This event is hosted by the Williamsburg Restaurant Association and is sure to serve up the best Williamsburg dining has to offer. For more information on the Williamsburg Area Restaurant Association click here. Reservations are suggested.

Participating Restaurants:


Berret's Seafood Restaurant | Black Angus Grille | Blue Talon Bistro | Buon Amici | | Gabriel Archer Tavern | Giuseppe's Italian Café | Green Leafe New Town | LeYaca | The Magnolia Dining Room (at Colonial Heritage) | Opus 9 Steakhouse | Outback SteakhouseSal's by Victor | Second Street An American Bistro | Williamsburg Inn-Terrace Room | Williamsburg Lodge

Click here for a PDF of each restaurant's special menu for this event



Make sure to book your stay at the Romantic Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast in Williamsburg Virginia, your preferred luxury accommodations in The historic Williamsburg Area 800.886.9715

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Williamsburg Weddings at Colonial Gardens B&B



Once again we want to congratulate our newest newlyweds, Tammie and Robert Leonard
who tied the knot here at the Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast this weekend. The Bride wore a gorgeous ivory and black stain dress and carried flowers of Ivory and deep red. The Groom was a lucky man. After the wedding ceremony the two dined at Opus 9 Steakhouse in New Town.
This ...was the second visit the two made here at our Williamsburg Bed and Breakfast. We are so honored that they chose to come back and share there special moments with us!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Olvera Wedding





Best wishes to Rachael and Chris our newest newlyweds to start their lives together at the Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast in Williamsburg Virginia.

Chris and Rachel shared there ceremony with 20 of their close friends and family. Eunice Fenwick officiated the wedding with took place on January 3rd at 4pm in the parlor.

They had a Christian service which included a unity candle ceremony. The Mothers of the Bride and Groom respectively, lite the outer candles which the Bride and Groom then lite the main candle with.

The Maid of Honor wore a pretty red dress and the flower girl looked lovely in her white dress accented in red. She dropped red roe petals on her way up the isle.

The Bride chose music from Aleda's Forever Wedding Album for her music.

The Cake was an oh so decadent chocolate done in a traditional 2 tier with white icing.

After the Champagne and Cake the couple treated their guests to dinner at Doraldo's Italian restaurant in the kings mill village shops.

Your Williamsburg Wedding will be perfect if you have us here at the Colonial Gardens bed and breakfast in Williamsburg Virginia help you with it.

Jessica and Willis Allen Tie the Knot





Congratulations Jessica and Willis Allen on your elopement here at the Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast! Best Wishes to both of you. Ron and I hope to see you again maybe on one of your anniversaries.

Jessica and Willis were just an adorable couple, If you can call a 6 foot 3 Marine adorable and get away with it.

The couple wed January 2nd in a candle lite ceremony. Jessica wore a beautiful white dress and Willis said "I DO" in his dress uniform.
The Brides flowers were done in Red and white to compliment the colors of the Christmas Tree that served as the backdrop to the nuptials. The couple enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Opus 9 Steakhouse in New Town.

Remember, Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast in Williamsburg Virginia is the perfect place for your elopement or wedding.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Historic Triangle Winter Schedules


Don't think just because it is winter that there is nothing to do in the historic triangle. There's plenty!


Colonial Williamsburgs Winter 2010 Site Schedule, Colonial Williamsburg is open 365 days per year.

January 4 - March 14, 2010
Hours 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are required. Colonial Williamsburg's Call Center will answer your questions and help you plan your visit: 1-800-HISTORY.

Jamestown Settlement:

Winter Hours: Open daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Special programming at Jamestown Settlement - "From Africa to Virginia" Theme Month -February 2010

Gallery exhibits, a printed family gallery guide and guided tours of the museum’s outdoor living-history areas highlight the culture of the first known Africans in Virginia and the experience of Africans in 17th-century Virginia. Guided tours of outdoor interpretive areas compare fishing, hunting, building construction, woodworking and metalworking skills of Africans in Angola with technology used in 17th-century Virginia.


Yorktown Victory Center: Hours: The Yorktown Victory Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m

The story of the American Revolution unfolds.

To gain an understanding of events that led to America's war for independence and the impact of the war upon ordinary men and women, start your tour at the state-operated Yorktown Victory Center, a museum of the American Revolution.


Remember to book your Williamsburg Virginia accommodations with us at the Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast where history, fun and comfortable accommodations come together

Friday, January 8, 2010

Today in Williamsburg... SNOW!


It is rare to see snow in Williamsburg Virginia but we saw it this morning.
It fell just enough to make it pretty and fresh smelling without having to worry about driving or dirty slush. We don't get a lot of snow in Williamsburg so when we do it is so pretty.

It’s Friday and we still have a few rooms available for the weekend at our Colonial Williamsburg Virginia Bed and Breakfast. Whether you just want to stroll the Colonial area taking in the cold air and stopping by the street corner fires or just rather stay in your suite and sit by the fire sipping wine, what a great weekend to do it!

The Colonial area taverns are a great place to stop in to get out of the cold, have a sandwich and a beer at Chownings for lunch or the Kings Arm for a full dinner.

Stay at the Colonial Gardens and Breakfast, Your Williamsburg Accommodations for a home away from home, anytime during January, Sunday thru Thursday and your second night is half price! Call us now 800-886-9715

Monday, January 4, 2010

Things to do in January in Williamsburg VA


It was a fabulous holiday season and now that we have arrived in the New Year, I for one and looking forward to some fun closer to home. Being the food enthusiast that I am I'm looking forward to Williamsburg’s 4th Annual Area Restaurant Association Restaurant Week: It starts Sun, Jan 24, 2010 and runs until Sun, Jan 31, 2010 | 12:00PM
There are some great restaurants participating this year and the prices are looking good too. The two course lunches for $10.10 and three course dinners for $20.10 & $30.10. In fact there are so many Williamsburg area restaurants participating, I don’t know How I am going to squeeze them all in… But rest assured I will give it my best shot. Here is a list of the participating restaurants with addresses and price points:



Berret’s Seafood Restaurant * L/D $20.10 199 South Henry Street 253-1847
Black Angus Grille * L/D $20.10 & $30.10 1433 Richmond Road 229-6823
Blue Talon Bistro * L/D $20.10420 Prince George Street 476-2583
Buon Amici * L/D $20.10 5201 Center Street 220-8188
 Gabriel Archer Tavern * L $10.09 5800 Wessex Hundred 229-0999
Giuseppe’s Italian Café * L/D $20.10 5525 Olde Towne Road 565-1977
Greenleafe – New Town * L $10.10 4345 New Town Avenue 476-2233
LeYaca * D $30.10 1915 Pocahontas Trail 220-3616
 The Magnolia Dining Room * L/D $20.10 6500 Arthur Hills Drive 645-2021
Opus 9 Steakhouse * L/D $30.10 5143 Main Street 645-4779
Outback Steakhouse * D $20.10 3026 Richmond Road 229-8648

Sal’s by Victor * L/D $20.10 1425 Richmond Road 220-2641
Second Street An American Bistro * L/D $20.10 140 Second Street 220-2286

 Williamsburg Inn-Terrace Room*D $30.10 136 East Francis Street 800-447-8679
 Williamsburg Lodge * L/D $30.10 310 South England Street 220-7798


Something else to do while we have some time on our hands, we might stop by William and Mary’s Muscarelle Museum of Art. Theres an exhibition entitled “Deeply Superficial” Its $10 bucks and runs until Sun, Jan 17, 2010

It features over 100 of Andy Warhos photographs, film and silkscreens of glamorous celebrities, socialites, and artists of the 60s and 70s, including Edie Sedgwick, Dennis Hopper, Bob Dylan, and Salvador Dali. This cutting-edge, multi-media exhibition offers a fresh interpretation of the conceptual underpinnings and the ambiguous voyeurism of his portraits in film, photography, and silkscreen and offers a rare look through Warhols eyes at his world, and his artistic process. The Muscarelle Museum of Art is located at the College of William and Mary on Jamestown Road in Williamsburg.


And now for the music! I am definitely going to go to this…
Thu, Jan 28, 2010 | 7:30 PM At The Williamsburg Lodge
John Pizzarelli joins the Williamsburg Symphonia to present Pop/Jaxx standards from over the past 40 years. Its a night at the cabaret! It’s $50 a person but I think it will be well worth it.

And always remember! When in Williamsburg Virginia, we are your preferred Williamsburg accommodation and lodging. Colonial Gardens Bed and Breakfast