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Runk & Pratt Companies is proud to announce the acquisition of the Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Under the ownership of Runk & Pratt Companies, the Kirkley Hotel is now under the flag of the prestigious Wyndham Hotel Group and their Trademark Brand. Wyndham Hotel Group is comprised of over 7,074 properties across the globe. The highly regarded Aimbridge Hospitality Management firm will be managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel.

Under the direction of Runk & Pratt Companies, the Kirkley Hotel, a Trademark Hotel Collection, will be renovating the exterior of the building, updating the current rooms, and adding suites to the top floor. The ballroom and conference space will also have a facelift in the coming months. The hotel’s highly rated restaurant, The Great Room, will introduce an expanded menu and enhancements to the dining area and catering services.

Runk & Pratt Companies, owned by Brian and Vickie Runk, is a family of local businesses aimed at creating meaningful life experiences, and plans to bring that same quality of service and hospitality to the Kirkley Hotel, a TradeMark Hotel Collection. From five senior living communities with care ranging from independent living to memory support, to wedding venues like Bella Rose Plantation, West Manor Estate and The Bedford Columns and event planning services through Entwined Events, to our golf course company R&P Golf Companies which includes Ivy Hill Golf Club, Ashley Plantation Country Club, and The Willows at Runk & Pratt, each Runk & Pratt business values creating an atmosphere in which you and your loved ones feel a level of service second to none.

Runk & Pratt Companies has a history of restoring Lynchburg landmarks with modern amenities. From the thoughtful restoration of the Rosedale Mansion and Bella Rose Plantation on Graves Mill Road to the renewed excellence of the Ivy Hill Golf Course in Forest, Virginia, Runk & Pratt Companies is committed to honoring the rich history of these Lynchburg landmarks, while incorporating updates to meet the needs of our guests today.

The Kirkley Hotel, a TradeMark Hotel Collection, located just off Candler’s Mountain Road near Liberty University’s campus, provides business and leisure guests a comfortable, stylish place to stay. With 163 units, the Kirkley Hotel takes prides in consistently providing an excellent customer experience. From spacious rooms with luxury bed linens and towels, a full service restaurant, a pool and exercise room and full ballroom and conference facilities, the hotel is truly a home away from home.

Owner, Brian Runk, says, “We are so excited for Runk & Pratt Companies to have the opportunity to enhance the well-known excellence of The Kirkley Hotel. With the addition of Wyndham and Aimbridge the quality of the services and amenities will be taken to a higher level – and we will be fine tuning and making improvements as we go along.”
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Runk & Pratt Companies is proud to announce the acquisition of the Kirkley Hotel and Conference Center in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Under the ownership of Runk & Pratt Companies, the Kirkley Hotel is now under the flag of the prestigious Wyndham Hotel Group and their Trademark Brand.  Wyndham Hotel Group is comprised of over 7,074 properties across the globe.  The highly regarded Aimbridge Hospitality Management firm will be managing the day-to-day operations of the hotel. 

Under the direction of Runk & Pratt Companies, the Kirkley Hotel, a Trademark Hotel Collection, will be renovating the exterior of the building, updating the current rooms, and adding suites to the top floor. The ballroom and conference space will also have a facelift in the coming months.  The hotel’s highly rated restaurant, The Great Room, will introduce an expanded menu and enhancements to the dining area and catering services.

Runk & Pratt Companies, owned by Brian and Vickie Runk, is a family of local businesses aimed at creating meaningful life experiences, and plans to bring that same quality of service and hospitality to the Kirkley Hotel, a TradeMark Hotel Collection.  From five senior living communities with care ranging from independent living to memory support, to wedding venues like Bella Rose Plantation, West Manor Estate and The Bedford Columns and event planning services through Entwined Events, to our golf course company R&P Golf Companies which includes Ivy Hill Golf Club, Ashley Plantation Country Club, and The Willows at Runk & Pratt, each Runk & Pratt business values creating an atmosphere in which you and your loved ones feel a level of service second to none.

Runk & Pratt Companies has a history of restoring Lynchburg landmarks with modern amenities.  From the thoughtful restoration of the Rosedale Mansion and Bella Rose Plantation on Graves Mill Road to the renewed excellence of the Ivy Hill Golf Course in Forest, Virginia, Runk & Pratt Companies is committed to honoring the rich history of these Lynchburg landmarks, while incorporating updates to meet the needs of our guests today.

The Kirkley Hotel, a TradeMark Hotel Collection, located just off Candler’s Mountain Road near Liberty University’s campus, provides business and leisure guests a comfortable, stylish place to stay.  With 163 units, the Kirkley Hotel takes prides in consistently providing an excellent customer experience. From spacious rooms with luxury bed linens and towels, a full service restaurant, a pool and exercise room and full ballroom and conference facilities, the hotel is truly a home away from home.

Owner, Brian Runk, says, “We are so excited for Runk & Pratt Companies to have the opportunity to enhance the well-known excellence of The Kirkley Hotel. With the addition of Wyndham and Aimbridge the quality of the services and amenities will be taken to a higher level – and we will be fine tuning and making improvements as we go along.”

 

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Jonathan Shepherd

Takes great people to make this all possible! You must have some of the best!

Amazing!!!

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Get an up-close glimpse of the recent renovations to our Bridal Suite at The Bedford Columns. This light and airy room is the perfect space for you and your bridesmaids to prepare for your wedding day together. With plenty of mirrors, seating, and counter space, this chic salon-style space will be the perfect, serene backdrop for your wedding photos.
Makeup: In Your Face Makeup Art
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Venue: The Bedford ColumnsGet an up-close glimpse of the recent renovations to our Bridal Suite at The Bedford Columns. This light and airy room is the perfect space for you and your bridesmaids to prepare for your wedding day together. With plenty of mirrors, seating, and counter space, this chic salon-style space will be the perfect, serene backdrop for your wedding photos.
Makeup: In Your Face Makeup Art
Dress: Celebration Bridal
Venue: The Bedford Columns
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Morgan Stillman

Beautiful!

Omg!! This is beautiful

Love it!

Sarah

Hollie Peterson Bry Zent Sierra Booth Kylei Nelson Loryn Elliott Katie Farrell so pretty, so excited 😍😍😍

It Looks Amazing!!

Absolutely stunning

I adore this!!!! 😍 looks incredible!

I cannot wait 😍😍😍😍

Ashton Miller Shepherd, where was that room at both of our weddings? 😍😍😍

Wow beautiful

Mary Katherine Bell

Just beautiful!! Wow!

Terry Whitbeck Brame Kristi Foell Arthur LaToya Harris Bonnie Low Coello

Natalie Beidler Mayhew Faith Elizabeth Janine Higuchi DeBerry it wouldn’t let me tag everyone in one. This is the room we will be in!

Kristen Elizabeth

What DREAMY light for photos!!!

Amanda Dos Santos I totally can see you there! 😍

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This was such a fun stylized shoot with Heather Kidd Photography! Playing off the pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet, we were able to work this brilliant color into every aspect of this shoot! We hope you feel as inspired as we do with all the endless possibilities with Entwined Events!

Makeup: Laci Fore Makeup Artistry
Hair: Anna Duff
Dresses/jewelry/headpiece/veil: Celebration Bridal
Tie: Elegant & Royal Collections
Shoes: Target Style
Food/Cake/Scones/Charcuterie board/decor/planning/coordinating: Entwined Events
Florals: Bella Rose Floral & Designs
Models: Lydia Settje Ashton BrownThis was such a fun stylized shoot with Heather Kidd Photography! Playing off the pantone color of the year, Ultra Violet, we were able to work this brilliant color into every aspect of this shoot! We hope you feel as inspired as we do with all the endless possibilities with Entwined Events!

Makeup: Laci Fore Makeup Artistry
Hair: Anna Duff
Dresses/jewelry/headpiece/veil: Celebration Bridal
Tie: Elegant & Royal Collections
Shoes: Target Style
Food/Cake/Scones/Charcuterie board/decor/planning/coordinating: Entwined Events
Florals: Bella Rose Floral & Designs
Models: Lydia Settje Ashton Brown
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2 weeks ago

 

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That food spread....wow! 😍

From the high-end details to the neutral colors and soft lighting, our newly designed bridal suite at The Bedford Columns provides all of the space and style you need to get ready for your big day! We expanded the size of the suite so all of your bridesmaids can comfortably enjoy this special moment with you. Plenty of large mirrors and professional salon seating were added so you can make sure every hair is placed just right. We can’t wait to see all of the smiles and picturesque moments captured in our new bridal suite!

Makeup and Hair: In Your Face Makeup Art
Dresses: Celebration Bridal
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Bry Zent 😍😍😍😍😍

This looks SO good! Beautiful and I love all of the neutral colors!!

David Tiedge Jodi Tiedge lol WOW look at that bridal suite!!!

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Ever want to see more of our amazing floral arrangements? Go follow Bella Rose Floral & Designs' Instagram page for frequent posts and some of our latest creations!
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3 weeks ago

Easter Brunch at The Bedford Columns is officially sold out! We look forward to seeing everyone who placed their reservations this Sunday, April 1st for an incredible gourmet brunch buffet! If you missed out this time, please join us for next month's brunch on Sunday, May 13th! We are accepting reservations for our May Brunch at 434.610.9155. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Easter Brunch at The Bedford Columns is officially sold out! We look forward to seeing everyone who placed their reservations this Sunday, April 1st for an incredible gourmet brunch buffet! If you missed out this time, please join us for next months brunch on Sunday, May 13th! We are accepting reservations for our May Brunch at 434.610.9155.

Easter Brunch at The Bedford Columns on Sunday, April 1st is a gourmet event you won't want to miss! This month's mouth-watering menu features Sausage, Egg & Potato Biscuits, our famous Sweet Tea Fried Chicken, Glazed Virginia Ham, Herb-Roasted Prime Rib, White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, and much more! Plus, we will have live bunnies to pet and an Easter Egg Hunt out on the lawn (weather permitting). This is the perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday with friends and family, without having to prepare a single dish. Space is limited and filling up fast, so call 434. 610.9155 to reserve your table today! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Easter Brunch at The Bedford Columns on Sunday, April 1st is a gourmet event you wont want to miss! This months mouth-watering menu features Sausage, Egg & Potato Biscuits, our famous Sweet Tea Fried Chicken, Glazed Virginia Ham, Herb-Roasted Prime Rib, White Cheddar Mashed Potatoes, and much more! Plus, we will have live bunnies to pet and an Easter Egg Hunt out on the lawn (weather permitting). This is the perfect way to celebrate the Easter holiday with friends and family, without having to prepare a single dish. Space is limited and filling up fast, so call 434. 610.9155 to reserve your table today!

 

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Looks great!

Ashley Lauren Bussiere not that I can go, but you shoulddddd

Join us this Sunday, March 11th for our monthly gourmet brunch buffet at The Bedford Columns! Celebrate the first buds of spring as you take in the breath-taking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Meanwhile, you can feast on our Entwined Events favorites, such as Caprese Salad, Roasted Asparagus w/ Bechamel Sauce, Baked Potato w/ Toppings Bar, Classic Stromboli, Fettuccine Alfredo w/ Grilled Chicken. Finish with your choice of Cannolis, Mini Cheesecakes, or Tiramisu!

Space is limited, so call 434.610.9155 to make your reservations now.
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Join us this Sunday, March 11th for our monthly gourmet brunch buffet at The Bedford Columns! Celebrate the first buds of spring as you take in the breath-taking views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Meanwhile, you can feast on our Entwined Events favorites, such as Caprese Salad, Roasted Asparagus w/ Bechamel Sauce, Baked Potato w/ Toppings Bar, Classic Stromboli, Fettuccine Alfredo w/ Grilled Chicken. Finish with your choice of Cannolis, Mini Cheesecakes, or Tiramisu!

Space is limited, so call 434.610.9155 to make your reservations now.

 

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Sue Easter brunch here?

Bella Rose Floral & Designs is providing these stunning hand-crafted floral bouquets for our Valentine's Brunch at The Bedford Columns this Sunday, February 11th! It is truly going to be a romantic gourmet brunch buffet, from start to finish. We still have a few tables available, so be sure to make reservations for you and your sweetheart by calling 434.610.9155!Did you know that we provide fresh florals for the monthly Sunday Brunch at The Bedford Columns? Invite someone you love to enjoy a delicious gourmet buffet this Sunday, February 11th at the Valentine's Brunch.

With dishes like Roasted Acorn Squash, Beef Medallions with Red Wine Reduction, and Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti, it will be a Valentine's date to remember. And don't forget to stop and smell the roses!

Visit tinyurl.com/valentinesbrunch for the full menu and details on how to reserve your spot!
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2 months ago

Bella Rose Floral & Designs is providing these stunning hand-crafted floral bouquets for our Valentines Brunch at The Bedford Columns this Sunday, February 11th! It is truly going to be a romantic gourmet brunch buffet, from start to finish. We still have a few tables available, so be sure to make reservations for you and your sweetheart by calling 434.610.9155!

Entwined Events is giving away two tickets to our Brunch at The Bedford Columns this Sunday, February 11th! Details are below. Be sure to interact with the original post (on Entwined Event's Facebook page) in order for your entry to count! We hope to see you there!Win two (2) free tickets to a Valentine's Brunch this Sunday, February 11th at The Bedford Columns, our beautiful wedding venue in charming Bedford, VA! There are two ways to enter: (1) SHARE this post publicly on your wall (we cannot see private shares) and/or (2) COMMENT on this post and TAG a loved one you would bring with you if you win! Complete both tasks and get two entries into the contest! Winner will be selected on Friday, February 9th.

This month's delicacies include Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Acorn Squash, Beef Medallions with Red Wine Reduction, Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti, Custom Crêpe Station with Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster, and much, much more.

While you feast, you can admire our enchanting wedding venue, charmingly set amidst the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Ready for the romance to begin? Call 434.610.9155 to make your reservations.
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2 months ago

Entwined Events is giving away two tickets to our Brunch at The Bedford Columns this Sunday, February 11th! Details are below. Be sure to interact with the original post (on Entwined Events Facebook page) in order for your entry to count! We hope to see you there!

 

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We loved how this Winter Styled Shoot turned out so much that we just had to put together a little video to go along with the gorgeous photos taken by Heather Kidd Photography ! The latest wedding styles, mixed with our predictions for upcoming trends, came together beautifully with touches of Ultra Violet color throughout The Bedford Columns.

Style Food/Cake/Scones/Charcuterie board/decor/planning/coordinating/videography: Entwined Events
Photography:
Florals: Bella Rose Floral & Designs
Makeup: Laci Fore Makeup Artistry
Hair: Anna Duff
Dresses/jewelry/headpiece/veil: Celebration Bridal
Tie: Elegant & Royal Collections
Shoes: Target Style
Models: Lydia Settje Ashton Brown
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3 months ago

From the stunning ultra violet inspired florals by Bella Rose Floral & Designs, to the most incredible cake and charcuterie board from the Entwined Events catering team, to our own beautiful backdrop at The Bedford Columns... this photoshoot with Heather Kidd Photography couldn't be any more swoon-worthy. Thank you to the team of vendors and Entwined Events staff who made this incredible wedding styled shoot happen!This vision came to life perfectly today. I am so excited with the result! I really wanted something new and fun to incorporate upcoming trends. Entwined Events made it happen! We had an amazing vendor team and the models were perfect! Thank you to everyone who was involved, you all are amazing!!!

Makeup: Laci Fore Makeup Artistry
Hair: Anna Duff
Dresses/jewelry/headpiece/veil: Celebration Bridal
Tie: Elegant & Royal Collections
Shoes: Target Style
Food/Cake/Scones/Charcuterie board/decor/florals/planning/coordinating/videography: Entwined Events Bella Rose Floral & Designs

Models: Lydia Settje Ashton Brown
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3 months ago

From the stunning ultra violet inspired florals by Bella Rose Floral & Designs, to the most incredible cake and charcuterie board from the Entwined Events catering team, to our own beautiful backdrop at The Bedford Columns... this photoshoot with Heather Kidd Photography couldnt be any more swoon-worthy. Thank you to the team of vendors and Entwined Events staff who made this incredible wedding styled shoot happen!

Join us for a romantic Valentine's Brunch at The Bedford Columns on Sunday, February 11th. Tantalize your taste buds with a thoughtfully prepared menu of Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Acorn Squash, Beef Medallions with Red Wine Reduction, Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti, Custom Crêpe Station with Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster, and much, much more.

While you feast, you can admire our enchanting wedding venue, charmingly set amidst the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Ready for the romance to begin? Call 434.610.9155 to make your reservations now.
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3 months ago

Join us for a romantic Valentines Brunch at The Bedford Columns on Sunday, February 11th. Tantalize your taste buds with a thoughtfully prepared menu of Roasted Garlic Fingerling Potatoes, Roasted Acorn Squash, Beef Medallions with Red Wine Reduction, Chicken Parmesan Baked Ziti, Custom Crêpe Station with Cherries Jubilee and Bananas Foster, and much, much more. 

While you feast, you can admire our enchanting wedding venue, charmingly set amidst the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains. Ready for the romance to begin? Call 434.610.9155 to make your reservations now.

Don't miss the Moments Bridal Fashion Show hosted by Entwined Events on Friday, January 26th at 6pm! Tickets are available at tinyurl.com/MomentsBridalShow ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Dont miss the Moments Bridal Fashion Show hosted by Entwined Events on Friday, January 26th at 6pm! Tickets are available at https://tinyurl.com/MomentsBridalShow

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I love lying next to you. I could do this eternity. You and me we’re meant to be! Photo by: @lindseyparadisophoto

Entwined Events is giving away two tickets to Brunch at The Bedford Columns this Sunday, January 7th! Click the post below to see giveaway details and enter below:Giveaway Time! Sunday Brunch at The Bedford Columns is this weekend, Sunday, January 7th and Entwined Events is giving away TWO (2) tickets to one lucky follower who helps spread the word! Be sure you (1) LIKE our page and either (2) TAG a friend or loved one that you'd take with you or (3) SHARE this post on your wall (make sure the post settings are set to "public" so we can see your entry)!

Our Winter Brunch menu features delicious comfort foods, including Creamy Potato Leek Soup, Sausage & Gravy Biscuits, Sweet Tea Fried Chicken Tenders, Bedford Columns Shrimp & Grits, Baked Country Quiche, and much more! Once you've had your fill, you can tour our magnificent estate to enjoy the festive holiday decorations and vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

We will select and announce a winner on Thursday, January 4th. The full menu and details can be found at tinyurl.com/winterbrunch
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4 months ago

Entwined Events is giving away two tickets to Brunch at The Bedford Columns this Sunday, January 7th! Click the post below to see giveaway details and enter below:

 

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Marlena Driscoll

I’d take you Gary Davis if we win. 😁

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Join us on Sunday, January 7th for the first Bedford Columns
Sunday Brunch of the New Year! Our Winter Brunch menu features all kinds of warm-you-to-your-core comfort food favorites, including Creamy Potato Leek Soup, Sausage & Gravy Biscuits, Sweet Tea Fried Chicken Tenders, Bedford Columns Shrimp & Grits, Baked Country Quiche, and much more!

If you are like us, you aren't quite ready for Christmas to be over just yet! That's why our beautiful Christmas lights and decorations are still up for you and your family and friends to tour the Estate, take in the stunning surrounding vistas, and feel the continuing holiday spirit. Call 434.610.9155 to make your reservations now!
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Join us on Sunday, January 7th for the first Bedford Columns 
Sunday Brunch of the New Year! Our Winter Brunch menu features all kinds of warm-you-to-your-core comfort food favorites, including Creamy Potato Leek Soup, Sausage & Gravy Biscuits, Sweet Tea Fried Chicken Tenders, Bedford Columns Shrimp & Grits, Baked Country Quiche, and much more! 

If you are like us, you arent quite ready for Christmas to be over just yet! Thats why our beautiful Christmas lights and decorations are still up for you and your family and friends to tour the Estate, take in the stunning surrounding vistas, and feel the continuing holiday spirit. Call 434.610.9155 to make your reservations now!

 

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4 months ago

Merry Christmas from The Bedford Columns! This year one of our guests had a special visit from Santa Claus!Image attachmentImage attachment

It's that time of the year again! With just a week before we celebrate Christmas, Runk & Pratt Companies wanted to take you behind the scenes of how we decorated The Bedford Columns, one of three of our Entwined Events venues and buildings at Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities! Christmas is a season of great joy and it's a time of God showing his great love for us!! Have a Merry Merry Christmas!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wow so beautiful!

Our family and friends attended the Bedford Columns Christmas brunch Sunday and it was magical! The decorations were gorgeous and the food delicious! We had such a good time that we made reservations for next years brunch before we left. Thank you Runk family.

Christmas Brunch is one of our favorite events of the year! We are glad so many families are joining us to celebrate the holidays with amazing food and great company. At this time our brunch on December 17th is fully reserved. To make reservations for our next brunch on January 7th, please call (434) 610-9155. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Christmas Brunch is one of our favorite events of the year! We are glad so many families are joining us to celebrate the holidays with amazing food and great company. At this time our brunch on December 17th is fully reserved. To make reservations for our next brunch on January 7th, please call (434) 610-9155.
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