Valentine’s Day is here and, for many ladies, so is the moment they have been waiting for! The VisitMartinsville team is here to help you from your proposal, to your wedding day. Valentine’s Day is a fun and loving day for many people and we want to take the work out of it for you. From the jeweler to the “I Do” venue, let us help you start those plans!
It all starts with a ring! Martinsville – Henry County is home to two locally-owned and operated jewelry stores that can help you pick the perfect engagement ring for your soulmate. Whether you prefer a modern style, a ring with a vintage flare, or you want to design your own, our local jewelers are ready to help. You can also shop for wedding bands and gifts for your wedding party.
The Jeweler’s Edge offers more than 30 years of experience in jewelry sales and repairs. They are also a member of the Diamond Council of America and are certified in Diamonds and Gemstones. Stop by the store to browse their extensive collection, including estate pieces, or to have them create a one-of-a-kind piece for your future bride. You will also find an assortment of jewelry that will make perfect gifts for your groomsmen and bridal party.
Mark’s Jewelers, located in Uptown Martinsville, is owned and operated by local goldsmith Mark Gillipsie who has 32 years bench experience. Drop in and say hello and see what treasures are available.
You bought the ring, she said yes, now it’s time to pick the perfect venue for your perfect day! What’s your wedding style? Elegant and chic? Charming and rustic? Outdoors and fun? Martinsville – Henry County is home to numerous venues that offer the perfect setting for your perfect day. Consider these venues:
The Heritage Conference & Event Centeris located on the grounds of the former Bassett Country Club, which opened in 1926. The Lester Group has since modernized the former clubhouse and renamed it.
The Historic Little Post Office is located on a spacious wooded lot in the heart of Martinsville’s Arts & Cultural District. The building and grounds are full of historic charm. The small, gable-front building is lushly detailed in the Queen Anne Style, with beautiful ironwork and an original stained glass door, providing a beautiful backdrop for exhibits and events.
Mountain Valley Artisan Barn offers 7500 square feet of barn space and endless mountain views for the perfect country setting for your perfect day.
Stoneleigh Estate is a 1926 Tudor mansion nestled in the Virginia foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking 56 acres of manicured lawns, forest, and recently refurbished formal gardens. It is crafted out of stone from the nearby Smith River. The interior décor is European chic with modern conveniences. Stoneleigh is listed on the National Historic Registry and once the home of former Virginia Governor Thomas B. Stanley. (Featured in the Weddings edition of Virginia Living Magazine in 2018)
Contact the VisitMartinsville team for more information on local wedding venues and to find out how we can make your planning a little easier. Be sure to ask about obtaining welcome bags for your out-of-town guests by calling (276) 632-8006 or visit us online at www.VisitMartinsville.com/event-planning.
The ocean may be hours away from Martinsville Speedway, but that won’t stop Celebration 2015 from having a beach-type atmosphere. The Tams, a Carolina-style Beach Music band from Atlanta, will headline Celebration 2015 on July 3.
Best known for the hit “What Kind of Fool” and their version of “Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy”, The Tams have been recognized as the Beach Band of the Decade and inducted into the Georgia, the Atlanta and the Beach Music halls of fame.
“When picking a band for Celebration, we want to find one that not only will people know, but that everyone will enjoy,” Martinsville President Clay Campbell said. “With The Tams, I know we’re getting both. They’ve been around for decades and I think people of all-ages will have a good time with them.”
Celebration 2015 is a free event with music, carnival rides and fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. In addition to no admission charge, the carnival rides are also free. Concession items will be on sale.
In addition to The Tams, more bands will be named later.
The music begins at 4 p.m., with The Tams taking the stage around 7 o’clock. Celebration 2015 kicks off at 3 p.m. when the carnival rides open. The night will culminate with the fireworks display at the conclusion of The Tams concert.
Celebration 2015 marks the 17th year Martinsville Speedway has hosted the event.
“The community really recognizes this event as a tradition around Independence Day and a family tradition,” said Jeb Bassett, who is in his seventh year of leading the fundraising for the event. “The clean, safe environment that the speedway offers is unmatched anywhere.”
Bassett said fundraising for this year’s event is at about 75 percent of the goal, and sponsors are still needed to make the event a success.
“The area businesses have been very receptive to continuing their support and most of the new ones we contact are excited to help support the event,” he said. “I’ve had a couple of guys help me that have had some fresh ideas and fresh potential sponsors to contact. Those guys are Eddie White, Tom Prato and Carter Underwood.”
The Tams were formed in 1962, making just enough money to buy what has now become a signature look for the band; matching Tam O’Shanter hats. In the years since they have gone on to release more than 15 albums and been honored with one Platinum and two Gold records. They have toured and recorded with Jimmy Buffett and performed with such greats as Gladys Knight, Jackie Wilson and many more.
For information on becoming a sponsor for Celebration 2015 contact Jeb Bassett at Bassett Furniture.