Our Story


 Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography

Photo by AJ Dunlap Photography

The Bradford began on a paper napkin during lunch at Bear Rock Cafe while planning Dana's wedding. I know it sounds like every other venue start up...but that's really how it happened! Our original sketch looked something like a warehouse - nothing like our plans today. We decided then that if we were going to open a venue we should really learn more about the event planning process from a planner's perspective not just a bride's.
Thus C and D began!

After 6 years of planning events, we decided that we were ready to pursue our first dream of opening a venue. We searched high and low for the perfect piece of property (one that had enough space and perk was rather difficult to find). We eventually stumbled upon this little gem in New Hill and started the process of seeing if it would fit our needs. 

It took us 6 months to purchase, and go through the right avenues with county, 1 year to get financing, and in 2013 we started building! Our first event was August of 2014 and as they say, the rest is history!

A lot of people ask if this was a historic home, or a family home - and the answer is no! We just built it to look old and historic. We put every thing we owned into this property and took a massive leap of faith- and we are so grateful we did! We love hosting events and love seeing our clients get married here and have the most perfect day. It is truly our dream job and we are so grateful for all the clients past and present that fell in the love with the property much like we did.

We can’t wait to meet you and host your perfect event!

 

Meet the Team

Dana Kadwell

Owner and Director of Sales and Marketing

 Photo by Heba Salama

Photo by Heba Salama

Maggie Hendrickson

Event Manager and Logistics Coordinator

 Photo by Heba Salama

Photo by Heba Salama

Courtney Hopper

Owner and Operations Manager

 Photo by Heba Salama

Photo by Heba Salama