"Not another hotel ballroom!" brides and meeting planners beg. "Please!" If you're looking for a gathering spot that's entirely different from any you've experienced before, take a tour of Danville. Its own website calls Danville a bed-and-breakfast, and its two bedrooms are popular choices on AirBnB, but that's not the point. Danville is an events venue. And, as we writers joked during a recent media tour there, we never use the word "unique," yet Danville is, indeed, unique. (Ach! The exacting editorial elite will come crashing through the sky and beat my keyboard into mush! Visit Danville, I'll challenge them. Then tell me "unique" doesn't apply.) Here's how it works. When guests arrive at Danville, they'll see a plain building.
Danville's owner, Dan himself, standing in front of the venue's ordinary facade.
Then, when the time is right -- maybe after a gazebo wedding ceremony -- the entire front of Danville flips up. Yes, the entire wall, doors and fence and all, slowly rise. Suddenly, you're standing before an old-timey party space.
As you can see, the inside looks like the outside. The DJ plays from the British phone booth, guests can wear props and have photos taken in the Photo Booth, a small pub serves beverages, and a disco ball rotates over all the action.
Stroll the grounds, swing over the new patio, and dine alfresco. You can use Danville's in-house caterer, choose your own, or bring your own food.
Inside, Danville is a quaint country home in rural Geneva, Florida. The living/dining areas have plush seating and a full kitchen.
Newlyweds can lodge here. The bridal suite has a four-poster bed. The other bedroom is designed as a groomsmen suite. A Murphy bed folds down for nighttime use.
Lodgers enjoy Danville's theater. It has padded seats, a charming faux-tin ceiling, Art Deco wall sconces, and a popcorn machine.
Danville books up for weekend weddings but is open for all kinds of events. Corporate groups, baby showers ... you name it. During our media visit, we were treated to a beer tasting. You can plan one of those, too.
If the space is available, you can pretty much pick and choose what services you want and the owners will accommodate your requests.
Learn more about Danville at www.danvillebnb.com.
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