October 25, 2010
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Kinderton event venue draws clients before upfitting begins
By Katie Arcieri
A new venue coming to Davie County isn’t slated to open until 2011 but it has already booked 15 weddings and social events for next summer and fall.
Officials from Clemmons-based Sterling Events Group also are in discussions to add another 15 events at WinMock at Kinderton, an 18,000-square-foot barn that will be transformed into a venue for weddings and business functions.
Construction on WinMock at Kinderton, located off Interstate 40 in Bermuda Run, will begin next month
Windsor Commercial of Greensboro is the general contractor. BB&T will finance the event center renovation.
The new venue is scheduled to open in time for its first events in June.
“We have at least a dozen brides with serious interest in the space,” said Tabatha Renegar, managing director for WinMock at Kinderton.
The venue’s appeal lies in its size and uniqueness: Equipped with an upstairs loft than can accommodate 500-person banquets, the barn also will include outside terraces and private dining rooms and meeting rooms. The facility is ideal for outdoor and indoor receptions as well as executive dinners and wedding rehearsals, Sterling Events Group officials said.
“You can do it all here,” Renegar said. “There is everything but a honeymoon suite.”
The first phase, which is expected to incur more than half of the expense of the $6 million renovation project, includes renovating the main dairy barn and an adjacent milk processing building for a future sales office.The second phase includes a new office building to house Sterling Events Group.
Wayne Thomas, president of Sterling Events Group, said his company will wait about 18 months before embarking on the second phase.
Thomas and his wife, Paula, are the owners of Barn Again LLC, which is finalizing a deal to purchase the barn and the five-acre tract of land that it sits on from the Hillsdale Group for an undisclosed price. The deal is expected to close the last week of October.
Hillsdale Group is the developer of Kinderton, a planned 300-acre mixed-use development west of the Forsyth/Davie county line.