Hotel Laurance (Luray, VA) | Vendor Spotlight

A Hidden Gem Called Hotel Laurance

Hey y’all, we got a new blog section! And to kick it off, we have Hotel Laurance to spotlight!

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This is the very first post of what we hope can be an illuminative section for couples out there looking for the right vendor. Time to dive in!

It’s A Great Place For The Bridal Party

Hotel Laurance is one of those quaint places you’d really like to come back to a relax with your bridal party amidst all throes of rehearsal and wedding day. It’s also one of those places that a photographer would love–I mean LOVE–to photograph the bridal party. There are nice balconies, long exposed-brick hallways, interested stair features, and a library wall as the beginning of inspiration for a photo session. Whoever chose and placed the decor deserves a hipster gold medal — which would probably be reclaimed gold from the plate decorations of plush restaurant locations.

When You Need A Break From The City

Self-described biography on the Hotel Laurance website:

“The Hotel Laurance is a newly renovated,12-room boutique hotel. Each room is uniquely organized with comfortable beds, Smart TV, and within easy walking access to the downtown restaurants and attractions. Each room has a full kitchen, perfect for a short-term or extended stay.

History in a name. Hotel Laurance is steeped in rich history. Built in 1830 as a mercantile establishment, the hotel was converted by Joseph Parkinson in 1883 to the Hotel Laurance, named after his wife, Laura. The Hotel Laurance has been a favorite destination for travelers exploring the Luray Caverns and looking to experience the Shenandoah Valley, the town of Luray and the myriad activities the area has to offer.”

Basically, if you’re tired of metro DC, want the mountains in your life (or some caves), while visiting a quaint Virginian town–you should stay here. Each room is delightfully different and unique. You’ll just have to stay a couple times to enjoy them all! Especially if you’re having your wedding out in the Shenandoah. Which reminds me, if you’re in need of some wedding planning…

Another Wild Hare is also based here too. Check ’em out, they do weddings in the Shenandoah and NYC! I’ll have to save them for another post later. (When I photograph one of their weddings? hint hint)

Classic style huh? I can’t wait to go back and do some more shots there!

Oh yeah, before I forget–I took the drone out for a little funsies view of the hotel. I’ll need to do this again on another day nearer to sunset or sunrise. I’m thinking Fall?


Cheers y’all!




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