The Greenbrier Wedding Chapel


Imagine planning for your fairy tale wedding your entire life. You have the most fantastic partner, incredible ring, picked out your fantasy wedding dress, and have found the perfect spot in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, The Greenbrier.

The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark, in the Allegheny Mountains that has been hosting guests since 1778. White columns, unique interior design, and that beautiful southern charm are just a few of the incredible things you and your guests will find at this lavish resort.


You are not alone in preparing for your big day at The Greenbrier. Dedicated Wedding Team members assist in making your fantasy wedding preparations seamless.

There is no shortage of venue options here; bring 40 of your closest friends or 600 family members. Outdoor locations such as North Grove offers a capacity limit of 80, with Kate’s Mountain having a limit of 400.

Indoor possibilities include Colonial Hall, where 600 of your best friends will help you celebrate your big day. For a smaller group, North Parlor and Spring Room and Terrace accommodate 40.

Regardless of the venue, the dinner packages for these elegant wedding packages are phenomenal. The Monaco offers a cocktail hour to include assorted Canapes and an enhancement station, formal reception which consists of a three-course meal and the wedding cake, a couple of moonshines, not the kind you drink, along with a four-hour premium bar package if desired.

The selection for the Canapes is abundant, and they are available hot or cold. There are seven salads to pick from, along with seven types of soup. For the main course, one may choose a farm, sea, or garden option. Some of the farm options include Braised Beef Shortribs, Natural Jus, or Grilled Veal Chop, Morel Mushroom Cream Sauce.

Choose from a House Salumi Display, Sushi Sashimi, or a Garden Roasted Vegetable with Cheese Display as your Cocktail Hour Enhancements.

Reception stations are also available such as a Chilled Seafood Display, House Smoked Breast of Turkey Carving Station, or a Stone-Cold Ground Grits Action Station. There are also several other options available, should you choose to offer your guests a strolling station at the reception.

Bini Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup and Fired Mac N Cheese with Franks Red Hot Aioli are just two options for your moonshine.

One cannot have a wedding without a delicious dessert bar! With over ten amazing options to choose from, your guests will not be disappointed!

Eight wedding cake flavors are available for the cake of your dreams. Velvet, Vanilla Crisp, and Cappuccino are some of the delicious flavors you must decide from.

Should you opt for a bar at your wedding, The Greenbrier has several to pick from based upon the Wedding Package you have selected.


For those brides and grooms that wish to keep their big day somewhat low key, with less than 20, the intimate wedding package is perfect. Offered exclusively Sunday through Thursday, this package comes with an indoor or outdoor ceremony, ceremonial music, one-hour photography (Greenbrier Photography), the bride’s bouquet, groom’s Boutonniere, a two-tier wedding cake, along with rose petal turndown and sparkling wine.

A wedding reception on The Greenbrier property, along with a stay of two-nights minimum, is required for this package. The room stay is in addition to the package, but do not be discouraged, help is available to help you book.


Grab five of your closest friends or family members and head to The Greenbrier for a wedding chapel wedding either indoors or outdoors. Do not worry about a Bridal Bouquet or Boutonniere, you will get these, along with rose petal turndown and a sparkling wine bottle.

There is a two-night minimum stay needed, and it is in addition to your package. Also, you will need to have your reception on the property.


From the Presidential Suite, which offers seven bedrooms and accommodations for 14 down to Gable rooms that accommodate two, there is no shortage of places to stay as you prepare for your big day.

There are also six Estate Homes that will have you and your guests feeling like a king or queen. Relax by the fireplace or relax as you view The Greenbrier golf course.

Seven Legacy Cottages offer amenities such as a king bed, wet bar, patio, porch, or a working fireplace.

The possibilities are endless!

Dorthy Draper and The Greenbrier


Dorothy Draper was born in Tuxedo Park, NY, and educated almost always at home. She was fortunate to spend a couple of years at the Brearley School, also in New York.

During her time, she was an entrepreneur, first buying and selling homes, which in today’s day and age is flipping houses. During her buying and selling adventures, Dorothy had a knack for decorating. Her style was so elegant that her friends started to copy her creations.

Her use of bright, lavish colors and large prints that took up an entire wall was her style. Dorothy Draper would mix baroque plasterwork, ornate scrollwork, and black and white tiles to produce glitzy glamourous designs. She was excellent at taking modern flair to a classical style.

Cabbage-rose chintz was her trademark. The Draper touch came to light thanks to her enormous, oversized details, fabrics, dramatic colors, black and white, and patterns. Hotels, homeowners, theaters, and restaurants all wanted her elaborate designs.

In 1925, Architectural Clearing House formed, and after Dorothy had success with renovations of apartment lobbies, she changed the name in 1929 to Dorothy Draper and Company.

Dorothy Draper was successful in the New York area, having redecorated the Carlyle Hotel and a block of homes on the east side of New York City today known as Sutton Place. Her interior designs and hotel designs provided her with work in Chicago, San Francisco, and even Rio de Janeiro.


The Greenbrier Hotel is in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and is an elegant luxury resort in the Allegheny Mountains. Visitors have graced these grounds since 1778 and continue today.

Dorothy Draper became tasked to redecorate the entire resort after World War II when the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad purchased it. Dorothy was going to bring life to this resort. She was also able to place her touch on matchbook covers, menus, and uniforms that the staff wore.

The transformation took 16 months, 45,000 yards of fabric, 15,000 rolls of wallpaper, and 40,000 gallons of paint. Dorothy Draper touched the 600 guestrooms and every public area for a tune of $4.2 million, which at the time was the highest fee ever awarded to a decorator.

Almost all the rooms available to the public received a makeover of a different theme. Dorothy designed a pink ballroom to give an allure of the faces of the ladies of that era would appear to blush. Another room, known as the blue room, contained busts of United President’s heads. Dorothy did not like the look of some of the presidents, so she made them more handsome.

Draper was fortunate to continue as the head designer until her retirement in 1960 at when she handed the reigns over to Carleton Varney. Varney was in complete charge of The Greenbrier décor in 1963, as he was now her company’s president.

In honor of all her accomplishments and time at The Greenbrier, she was honored with a Dorothy Draper themed restaurant.

Dorothy Draper died in 1969, and Carlton Varney purchased her company. Dorothy’s style is still very prominent throughout The Greenbrier with bold colors, modern touches, and classical style.