Barr Mansion hosted a beautiful open house on January 11th. The evening was chilly outside, but inside it was a warm winter wonderland with candles flickering, music playing, and a sampling of food and drinks. Hill Country Strings provided ambient music with their strings and sax quartets.
The ballroom was decorated with a winter theme. Tall snow-covered curly willow with hanging candles and crystals and soft, creamy-white roses adorned the tables. Candles were everywhere—hanging from the candle wreath chandelier, lining the pathways, on the steps of the stage, on the fountain ledges. It was definitely the Artisan Ballroom in it’s full glory.
Guests were treated to pear pizzas, baby rueben beef burgers, and a crab cocktail station. Waiters also passed delectable appetizers of gnocchi with fried sage leaves and herb goat cheese and greens wrapped in prosciutto.
A three-tiered lemon-raspberry cake covered in delicate swirls and swiss dot patterns in white buttercream with scattered clusters of cream roses and white alstroemeria was the featured dessert. The table was covered in cream rose petals and the cake itself was elevated on a silver plateau sitting on a bed of moss.
Michael Hooks, an amazing photographer, joined us to capture these beautiful images. Many thanks Michael for coming to our open house and sharing your work with us!