Have you ever driven past Woodrow Hall on 1st avenue and wondered what it was? Woodrow Hall is an all-inclusive historic banquet hall/wedding venue located in the heart of Woodlawn. Built in 1914, Woodrow has changed ownership multiple times and has been everything from a doctor’s office to a hair salon. Now, the event space has been restored to its historic beauty, where it has hosted weddings, baby showers, quinceañeras, and even masquerade balls!
But who makes it all happen?
Meet the Holmes family, who run the three-story event space. And by run, we mean it! Princess Holmes began her event services at home. She dabbled in cake making and, little by little, began introducing floral arrangements to full-on event decorating to her business.
As her event services grew, so did the need for a bigger space. As she was looking for a location, Woodlawn seemed to have the answers.
“Woodlawn chose me,” said Princess.
Princess took a leap of faith and chose Woodrow Hall as her next business venture when she purchased it in 2019. Due to Princess’ upbringing in Crestwood, she was familiar with the area and community. She instantly fell in love with Woodrow Hall and had a vision that would restore the historic building to its former glory.
Before she could even host events, there was a lot of work and renovations to do. The Holmes took the project head-on and began restoring the space to its historic beginnings. They tore up the green vinyl tiles and refurbished the wood floors underneath. Her family spent hours on their hands and knees to make it what it is today. Princess had a vision and made it come to life.
Now you can reserve the venue for events accommodating up to 400 guests. The exposed brick, natural lighting, and high-end surround sound systems make Woodrow Hall the perfect location for your next big event.
Princess and her family have impacted Woodlawn by hosting different community events like the Woodlawn High School prom, business luncheons, and senior breakfasts. With the help of the Woodlawn Business Association, Woodrow Hall has now hosted hundreds of events and is a successful puzzle piece of the community.
Woodrow Hall has in-house services mostly provided by Royal Pasteries LLC that offer a variety of services for any event, which include:
Event Planning & coordinating
- Full-Scale Decorating
- Floral (live & silk)
- Cakes & treats
- Catering (Buffet, horse d’oeuvres, cocktail reception, dessert, tastings) and bar services
- Lighting, sound, & DJ
- Photography and Videography
- Set up & clean up
Want to reserve a room? Follow the link here!