Gray's Journal

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Weddings & Special Events Account Manager

We are excited to welcome Laurie Connolly as our new Weddings & Special Events Account Manager. Laurie is from Boston, Massachusetts where she worked for the Omni Parker House as the Group Sales Manager. She has also worked for ChampionsGate and Amelia Island Plantation and was formerly a cast member at Walt Disney World Resorts. She graduated with Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management form the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire.

We are excited to welcome Laurie to our team and wish her the best of luck as she takes the next step in her career with Graylyn!

Wedding Feature in Weddings Unveiled

We are excited to have been featured in Weddings Unveiled for wedding inspiration. With florals by Amy Lynne Originals, photography by Allison Kuhn styled by The Graceful Host, and the elegance and beauty of Graylyn, it made for the perfect inspiration to the perfect romantic wedding.

See more of the inspiration at

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Chef Rollins' Bacon Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Caps

These delicious stuffed mushrooms will leave your mouth watering for more!

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
Servings: 3

6 extra large mushroom caps
2 strips Applewood smoked bacon strips, diced
2 oz cream cheese
1 tsp of green peppers, diced small
1 tsp of red peppers, diced small
1 tsp of yellow onions, diced small
1/2 cup of panko bread crumbs
2 tsp of olive oil

Clean mushrooms by removing stems.
Sautéed diced bacon with peppers and onions, season to taste with salt and pepper. Let the mixture cool.
Mix sautéed bacon and vegetables with cream cheese, adjust seasoning if needed.
Mix olive oil and panko bread crumbs until coated evenly.
Stuff mushroom caps with mix and top with panko bread crumbs. Bake until golden brown and bubbling in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
Serve on a warm plate and garnish with parsley

Friday, June 12, 2015

Winemaker's Dinner

We are so excited to have partnered with Visit Winston-Salem to host eight amazing visiting journalists from all of the US and Canada that will tour our city over the next couple of days. We kicked off the weekend's festivities last night by hosting a 5-course Winemaker Dinner featuring Childress Wine. The night started with a pre-dinner reception and historic butler tour. Graylyn's Butler, Larry Worley, shared the story of the Gray family, their rich ties to Winston-Salem and interesting details of the estate's 86 guest rooms, private dining rooms and living spaces. the tour concluded in the White Garden where the Winemaker Dinner was dreamily set creating a breathtaking outdoor dining experience. The intimate atmosphere was created by using 2 large rustic tables, mahogany chivarie chairs, lanterns perfectly placed on refurbished wine barrels, and beautiful place settings (along with our prayers for the weather to cooperate being answered!). Executive Chef, Gregory Rollins's created an impeccable menu and Childress Winemaker paired the perfect wines making this dinner flawless. what a lovely night it was.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Night You'll Die For!

July 10th marks the beginning of a weekend you will die to be a part of. Murder Mystery at Graylyn is back with even more bone chilling experiences than ever before.  Channel your inner Sherlock Holmes and get ready for the challenge. We'll need to solve the mystery before it's too late!

Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12, 2015
Murder Mystery Weekend Includes:
Accommodations on Friday and Saturday Night
Friday Evening Welcome Cocktail Reception with a Cash Bar and Hors d'oeurves
Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Cocktail Reception with a Cash Bar and Dinner
Sunday Breakfast Wrap Up and Solution to the Mystery

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 800-472-9596 or click here

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Father's Day in the Park

Want to do something special for your dad on Father's Day but can't think of the perfect gift?

Join us at Graylyn on Father's Day for a family cook-out, lawn games, fishing, and much more!

Sunday, June 21, 2015
5:00-8:00 p.m.
$34.95 per adult
$15.95 per child ages 5-12

To make a reservation, contact Graylyn Reservations at 800-472-9596 or visit for more information. 

Reservations are required. Subject to tax and gratuity. 

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Celebrate Graduation at Graylyn

Join us for our first ever high school graduation celebration at Graylyn. 

Everyone knows how graduation day can be a roller coaster of emotions, so take away some of the stress and let us do all of the work! 

Join us on Saturday, June 6 for a delicious lunch or dinner buffet, or join us on Sunday, June 7 for a relaxing brunch. 

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