#WeddingWednesday: Our Wedding Night at Graduate Richmond

Why We Always Go Back to Graduate Hotels
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This post is in partnership with Graduate Hotels Richmond who generously put us up in a king suite for our wedding night. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that support She Saw Style.

Why We Always Go Back to Graduate Hotels

When Graduate Richmond suggested that Brandon and I stay at their hotel on our wedding night – it was an offer we couldn’t (and didn’t want to) refuse.

We first stayed at Graduate Richmond over my birthday last year. They not only set us up in a queen room, but gave us rooftop access (though the rooftop wasn’t open to the public just yet) and provided the most delicious dinner and breakfast for us at Brookfield, their lobby café and restaurant. We took pictures, watched TV, fawned over the decor, and immediately began making plans to stay there again.

Over the summer, we attended several of their events, and often visited their rooftop bar, Byrd House, for some of the most refreshing drinks paired with the best view of Richmond. We’ve yet to grow tired of their spectacular customer service, wonderful menu, cozy suites, and relaxing atmosphere. The one thing we seem to love most about Graduate Richmond is that while they’re considered a boutique hotel, there isn’t a bit of that stuffy feeling that tends to come with venues such as theirs.

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Not native to Richmond? Don’t worry – Graduate Hotels are all over the US!

From California and Arizona to Michigan and Nebraska – there’s a Graduate Hotel for everyone, and they’re opening several more locations in the next couple of years. I’m so glad they’re expanding, because eventually, I hope to visit every one of their hotels across the country! Each one is incredibly unique, catering to the city’s culture and college history. They’re an experience in-and-of themselves.

Graduate Richmond welcomed us warmly on our wedding night. We were already soaring, having come straight from our reception – dressed to the nines. There was a kind gift package with snacks and beverages waiting for us in our king suite. We couldn’t believe the space in this room! Not only did it include a massive, king-size bed, but it also had a full couch (with a pull-out mattress), two bathrooms, a flat-screen TV, and a desk space. We never wanted to leave. In fact, when we did leave and venture to our honeymoon location, we were highly disappointed by the boutique hotel we booked there. It just wasn’t the Graduate! From that moment on, we realized nothing would ever compare to Graduate Hotels. They’re on another level, and we plan to stay with them whenever we have the opportunity.

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    January 9, 2019 at 8:58 AM

    It was so much fun! Love you!

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    January 9, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    This hotel is so cute!! I love the decor and ambiance! I love that their service is awesome. For sure will need to keep the Graduate Hotel in mind!


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    January 9, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    What a cute room (and a nice gesture)! The colors and decor are super cute – very mod!

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    January 9, 2019 at 11:31 AM

    Sounds like an amazing hotel. I love the room, it’s so chic!!


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    January 9, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Such a fun hotel chain. I can’t wait to stay there!

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    Tanvi Rastogi
    January 9, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Absolutely LOVE the decor. I am going to have to check it out. It is just about an hour from Maryland 🙂

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    January 9, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    This looks like a fabulous stay! I love the hotel decor so much!

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    Becky @ Disney in your Day
    January 9, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Looks like a great place! I’d definitely be interested in staying there!

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    clare @ oh these are the good old days
    January 9, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    we’re just two hours away from berkely or palto alto. yay how sweet!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    January 9, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Oh my gosh how fun! I need to see if one is local to me! I love how personal they were to you! One will be in Nashville in fall 2019, I’ll have to go there when they open!

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    Laura Leigh
    January 9, 2019 at 8:39 PM

    Oh that is so sweet! I’m really glad you were able to have a special place to stay your wedding night! I’ve stayed at The Graduate Hotels in Athens and Charlottesville. Absolutely love them. Such special hotels!

    xo Laura Leigh

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    January 9, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Aw it sounds so amazing! And i love the bold colors for the room!

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    January 9, 2019 at 9:19 PM

    That’s a nice hotel! Hope that you had a great time. Enjoy your honeymoon!


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    Sharon Wu
    January 10, 2019 at 12:07 AM

    Awww sounds like you both had a great time babe! What a treat it must have been to spend your wedding night at Graduate Hotels. I have never heard of them but would love the opportunity to experience it for myself one of these days! Thank you for sharing xoxo

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    January 10, 2019 at 12:09 AM

    This hotel looks and sounds awesome! I’ve actually never heard of them.

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    January 10, 2019 at 12:58 AM

    That is so awesome and it looks amazing!! I am loving the color palette, and that orange chair is amazing!!

    cute & little

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    January 10, 2019 at 9:20 AM

    What a cute little room! love the decor!

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    Laura Allen
    January 10, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    I am amazed at this opportunity – that’s so awesome! Huge congrats! I absolutely love this hotel, it’s so cute and cozy!

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    January 10, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    I’ve seen this hotel a few times on your feed and stories and it just looks like the quaintest, coziest little place! Love all of the decor too!

    xx, Danielle | http://www.pineappleandprosecco.com

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    Hillary Conheady
    January 10, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about these hotels!! Definitely on my list!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

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    January 10, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Sounds like an amazing place to stay! Having the right hotel really sets the tone for any night or trip you wanna do!

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    ashley hargrove
    January 10, 2019 at 3:40 PM

    This hotel looks absolutely amazing! Their decor is SO ME! And I love that cute dog print above the bed!!

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    January 10, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    This hotel has the cutest decor! I loved your post and will certainly add this place to my list

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    January 10, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    This place looks AMAZING! The room is so unique and beautiful! I can see why you love it!

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    January 10, 2019 at 7:10 PM

    such a cute hotel! Also your matching pjs are seriously goal!

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    January 10, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    So I actually went to our Graduate Hotel here in Madison and although the place was cute and stuff we had a terrible experience. I actually wrote a blog post on it lol

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    January 10, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    The room looks so nice and cozy like you’re at home! I wish I stayed there while I was in Richmond. Looks like I”ll need to try out one of their other locations on a future trip!

    // http://www.thefeliciarenee.com

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    January 11, 2019 at 12:43 AM

    The Graduate looks like a great hotel! I am a big fan of the artwork. I wish I would have known about it when my daughter was in grad school in Richmond. It would have been fun to stay there.

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    Taylor Mobley
    January 11, 2019 at 8:57 AM

    How sweet! It looks like the perfect boutique hotel. I love how modern the style is.

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    Ruthie Ridley
    January 11, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    What a great hotel! I love the aesthetics so much!

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    January 11, 2019 at 2:10 PM

    Sounds like a great place to stay while visiting! I should check it out – we went to Richmond a few years ago but I’ve been dying to go back! I

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    January 11, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    So much fun! And I really love the color of the walls – it’s so untraditional for a hotel but makes it feel so moody and cozy! Congrats on your marriage!

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    January 11, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Oh good to know they’re in Michigan! Looking them up now!

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    January 13, 2019 at 10:24 AM

    I’ve not heard of Graduate Hotels yet but they sound so accommodating and great!

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    Azanique S. Rawl
    January 13, 2019 at 9:20 PM

    This hotel is beautiful! I need to plan my trip to Richmond soon 🙂

    xo, Azanique | https://www.lotsofsass.com

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