CLAIRE & JOHN

WELCOME PARTY

FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2024

The Trainum Residence
499 Victoria Drive, Staunton, VA

Join us for cocktails and light bites
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM
RSVPs will be sent with the wedding invitations

Transportation will be provided from Hotel 24 South
Smart casual attire
Adults only

WEDDING

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024

Gaie Lea - Upper Grounds
267 Bells Lane, Staunton, VA

Please arrive to the garden no later than 4:45 PM
Ceremony will begin at 5:00 PM
Drinks, dinner & dancing to immediately follow

Transportation will be provided from Hotel 24 South
Summer formal attire
Adults only

ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel 24 South

We encourage all of our out-of-town guests to reserve rooms at Hotel 24 South. Click the button below to book through our room block. You may also call the hotel at (540) 885-4848 to make a reservation under the Trainum/Dod wedding block. Shuttle transportation will be provided from Hotel 24 South for both the Welcome Party and the Wedding

TRAVEL

Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO)

50 minute drive to Staunton. If you fly, we highly recommend renting a car because there are very limited rideshare options (i.e., Lyft, Uber) in and around Staunton

Amtrak

The Amtrak Cardinal Train goes directly to Staunton from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, New York City, etc. The wedding block hotel is a short walk from the train station

Alternate Airports

Shenandoah Valley Regional (SHD), Roanoke (ROA), Richmond (RIC), Dulles (IAD)

TRANSPORTATION

Welcome Party Transportation

Shuttles will promptly leave the lobby at 7:30 PM. Please be in the lobby at 7:20 PM to ensure a timely departure. Transportation will be making continuous loops throughout the evening

Wedding Day Transportation

Shuttles will promptly leave the lobby at 4:15 PM. Please be in the lobby by 4:05 PM to ensure a timely departure. Transportation will be making continuous loops throughout the evening

THINGS TO DO

A few of our favorite spots in and around Staunton for you to explore during the wedding weekend

PLACES TO EAT

All within walking distance of Hotel 24 South

Chicano Boy Taco

Tacos and burritos

Depot Grille

Steak, ribs, and chicken

Mill Street Grill

American bistro-style

Pampered Palate Cafe

Salads and sandwiches

Wright's Dairy-Rite

1950's diner

PLACES TO DRINK

All within walking distance of Hotel 24 South

Baja Bean Co.

Cantina with late-night hours

Bricks Pub

Pool, darts, and tunes until 2AM

Byers Street Bistro

Outdoor patio in the heart of downtown Staunton

FAQ

Welcome Party Transportation

Shuttles will promptly leave the Hotel 24 South lobby at 7:30 PM. Please be in the lobby at 7:20 PM to ensure a timely departure. Transportation will be making continuous loops throughout the evening. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the shuttle service, even if you are not staying at the hotel, due to limited parking at the Trainum residence

Wedding Day Transportation

Shuttles will promptly leave the Hotel 24 South lobby at 4:15 PM. Please be in the lobby by 4:05 PM to ensure a timely departure. Transportation will be making continuous loops throughout the evening

Dress Code

We have chosen "summer formal" for our Wedding Day attire. We want you to feel "fancy" but not "stuffy". For men, this means a suit and tie. For women, this can be a cocktail or full-length dress. The ceremony will take place on grass, so please be mindful of this when choosing shoes

The Welcome Party will be smart casual. Think blazers, collared shirts, khakis, or dresses. The Welcome Party will also take place on grass

Where To Stay

Please see the Travel section of our website for the hotel room block at Hotel 24 South. You may also call the hotel at (540) 885-4848 to make a reservation under the Trainum/Dod wedding block. Transportation for both the Welcome Party and Wedding will be provided from here

Rideshare

There are very limited rideshare options, if any, in and around Staunton (i.e., Lyft, Uber). We highly encourage guests to take advantage of the transportation we are providing from Hotel 24 South

Childcare

The Welcome Party and Wedding will be adults only. Please reach out to Claire if you need recommendations for a local babysitter

Additional Questions?