A VIP Dinner with Graylyn’s Chef


Have you ever wanted the VIP treatment when dining out? A private room, a meal prepared specifically with you and your group in mind, courses delivered by the chef himself, and special treats to take home.  Our culinary team has created a special dining experience for you and seven of your closest friends or family…

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Valentine’s Day at Graylyn


Valentine's Day Dining

This Valentine’s Day, we have plenty of options to help you celebrate. Whether you would like to celebrate with a memorable overnight getaway, a romantic dinner in one of our dining spaces, or just enjoy a chef-prepared meal in the comfort of your own home, we’ve got you covered. Our Romantic Overnight Getaway is the…

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New Leisure Packages: Getaway to Graylyn


Estate Guest Room

In an age where the phrases unprecedented times, uncertain times, or social distancing dominate your vocabulary, it’s easy to forget to take time for yourself. After nearly a year of cancellations, isolation and uncertainty, it’s time to take a relaxing getaway.  You’ll find Graylyn a peaceful retreat to relax and take a few days away…

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NEW: Graylyn Thanksgiving Dining To Go


Let Graylyn cater your Thanksgiving this year! We’ll do all the cooking – you just pick up your delicious meal and your kitchen will thank you (and so will your guests). Each meal package comes with a 12-14 lb roasted Joyce Farms free range turkey accompanied with cranberry sauce and natural turkey gravy. Please fill…

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Getaway with the Reynolda Experience: Tiffany Glass Overnight Package


Tiffany Studios, New York, Dragonfly Hanging Shade

It’s time for a getaway, and the perfect getaway is right here in the heart of Winston-Salem at the Graylyn Estate and Reynolda.  The Reynolda Experience: Tiffany Glass Package is now available. Beginning Tuesday October 6, the Reynolda House Museum of American Art will debut Tiffany Glass: Painting with Color and Light, the first exhibition…

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Graylyn names Butler Herb Prizer, Employee of the Year


Graylyn Butler Herb Prizer is Graylyn International Conference Center’s 2020 Employee of the Year. He received the award on Friday, February 21, 2020. Each year, Graylyn presents the award to an employee who has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and made substantial contributions to Graylyn over the past year. “Herb is a pillar we can’t…

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a Romantic Weekend Getaway


We are excited to offer a new Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway package. We have partnered with Reynolda Village, Reynolda House American Museum of Art, and AR Workshop to offer you a special Valentine’s Day experience. Celebrate your valentine with a romantic getaway at two magnificent historic American estates in Winston-Salem. Explore the opulent interiors of Graylyn…

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The Tradition Continues


The Children's Center of Winston-Salem Holiday Party

Graylyn is proud to support the Children’s Center of Winston-Salem in many ways. During the holiday season, we have the honor of hosting a holiday party for the students and staff. Every year, students and staff walk across the grounds from the school to the Manor House for a morning of caroling, listening to “Twas…

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Chef Rollins’ Seasonal Soup


Chef Rollin's Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Walnuts

Warm up this fall season with Graylyn’s Executive Chef Rollins’ favorite soup, Cream of Cauliflower with walnuts.

The Manor House, Room by Room: The Library


The Graylyn library was the Gray family’s favorite sitting room. It’s easy to understand why as you step inside the room and take in the floor to ceiling ornately carved oak paneling. It may even feel as if you’ve been transported to seventeenth century France, and in a way, you have. Nathalie and Bowman Gray…

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Three reasons to host your meeting or event at Graylyn


You’ll find our estate a peaceful retreat to relax, recharge, and accomplish your goals.Some places you just have to experience in person. When you’re at Graylyn, the 55-acre property feels worlds away from everyday life. You can curl up by one of our many fireplaces, enjoy outdoor recreation, or host a more structured meeting in…

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A Graylyn Tradition: Mrs. Gray’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies


Mrs. Gray was a firm believer in the power of southern hospitality. She made sure to welcome each guest to Graylyn with open arms, and made them feel as if they were home. She was well-known for her butterscotch sugar cookies, the recipe being inspired by the names of the beloved family dogs, two Scottish…

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Graylyn and The Children’s Center of Winston-Salem share a special bond


On the Northeast corner of Graylyn’s 55-acre estate sits The Children’s Center of Winston-Salem, part of the Centers for Exceptional Children, an institution providing a critical combination of support services, programs and facilities dedicated to one thing: helping children with special needs and their families thrive. Graylyn leases this prime spot of land on the…

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Featured Recipe: Chef Rollins’ Corn and Avocado Salsa


Corn and Avocado Summer Salsa

With the arrival of summer comes the bounty of summer fruits and vegetables. There’s are few things more satisfying than serving that perfectly ripened, crunchy corn, or biting into that juicy tomato. Luckily, Chef Rollins’ has a summertime salsa to share with you. This summertime classic can be eaten with almost anything. Serve it as…

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Your stay, meeting, or special event could change someone’s future


Graylyn International Conference Center is different from other hotels and conference centers in that a portion of our business success is donated back to Wake Forest University to fund the Graylyn Scholarship, a full scholarship awarded to an incoming student demonstrating strong leadership skills and academic excellence. We would like to introduce to the three…

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Murder Mystery Weekend at Graylyn


The Overnight Escape Package

Are you ready to be immersed in one of the most unusual, exhilarating, and spine tingling experiences ever? The producers of the world’s most famous Murder Mystery Weekend will be hosting a chilling opportunity to spend an interactive weekend at Graylyn solving a murder. Labeled as “The Masterminds of the genre” by the Los Angeles…

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The 5 Benefits of Off Site Meetings


Workplace distractions are commonplace today. With multiple avenues of communication, it’s easy to find yourself or your employees distracted during key planning or training moments. A great antidote to typical workplace interruptions is hosting your meeting off site. Although it may seem logistically complicated at first, off site meetings can add immense value to your…

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Celebrate your achievements at Graylyn’s Annual Baccalaureate Brunch


We would like to invite you to gather your family and friends to celebrate the hard-earned achievements of the Wake Forest University class of 2019 at Graylyn’s Annual Baccalaureate Brunch on Sunday, May 19, 2019. This is the perfect way to acknowledge your achievements, and kick off commencement festivities. Brunch will begin following the conclusion…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day at Graylyn


Update: This event is now sold out.  It’s no secret that parenting is a hard job. Show your appreciation to the mothers in your life by treating them to a special chef-prepared brunch at Graylyn on May 12 from 11am-3pm. The menu includes everything from hot breakfast selections, cold salads and displays, and entrees featuring…

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Chef Rollins’ Three Favorite Ham Glazes


With Easter right around the corner, you may be starting to plan your menu. No Easter meal is complete without a delicious ham. Chef Rollins’ has shared his three favorite ham glazes with us, and your mouth will water just reading the ingredients. Although Chef recommends the pineapple cherry glaze for Easter, and the maple…

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Meet Jordan Buzzett, Graylyn Scholar for the Class of 2022


Each year, Wake Forest awards the Graylyn Scholarship to an incoming student demonstrating strong leadership skills and academic excellence. Jordan Buzzett, class of 2022, is the latest Graylyn scholar. Buzzett  graduated with honors from HB Plant High School in Tampa, Florida and, though she  is still a freshman and has yet to declare a major,…

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Conference Attendees Value Face-to-Face Networking in a Screen-Driven Age


Since 2008, screen time usage has more than doubled while face-to-face interaction is dwindling each year. We log more and more hours in front of the screen making valuable connections online, but face-to-face contact is sorely lacking in today’s workplace. Off-site meetings can offer the perfect antidote to this online environment. According to cvent.com, networking is…

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Bring the Whole Family for Easter Brunch at Graylyn


*Update: This Event is Now Sold Out* Easter is always a special day, it marks the unofficial beginning of Spring, and it also allows friends and family to gather around and enjoy a delicious meal. This year, we invite you to celebrate Easter at Graylyn by joining us for a special Easter brunch on Sunday,…

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Hopper to Pollock: Living and Learning Package


February 15 – May 12, 2019 Join us for a special Living and Learning Package, Hopper to Pollock,  in partnership with Reynolda House Museum of American Art through May 12, and experience key works from nearly every major American artist from the first half of the twentieth century. The package includes: Overnight Accommodations $75.00 Food…

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Graylyn Grounds Supervisor Kevin Cook Wins Employee of the Year


Kevin Cook is Graylyn International Conference Center’s 2019  Employee of the Year. Cook received the award on Friday, January 4. Each year, Graylyn presents the award to an employee who has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and made substantial contributions to Graylyn over the past year. “The Employee of the Year recipient sets the bar…

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Celebrate the New Year with an overnight Getaway


New Years Eve Overnight Package

It’s time to say goodbye to 2020, and there’s no better way to celebrate the arrival of 2021 than with an overnight stay at Graylyn. You and your partner can explore our pristine 55 acres, relax with a beverage by the fire, enjoy a delicious dinner specially curated by our Executive Chef, and raise a…

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Nominate a Community Hero


Community support has always been at the foundation of Graylyn’s mission, instilled by the example of the generous spirit of the original owners, Mr, and Mrs. Gray.  Graylyn wants to recognize and thank our community heroes. We want to honor those working the front lines in hospitals and medical offices, those keeping food on the shelves of…

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Chef Rollins’ Grilled Wrapped Asparagus Pancetta


Better weather is on it’s way, which means it almost time to dust off the grill. Chef Rollins has shared a special savory recipe that will help you ease  into grilling season, provide a delicious side or appetizer to serve your family and friends.  Chef Rollins’ Grilled Wrapped Asparagus Pancetta Prep Time: 20 minutesMakes 6…

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Graylyn hosts MPI Carolinas Chapter


MPI Carolinas Chapter January Meeting

The Meeting Professionals International Carolinas Chapter hosted their January meeting at Graylyn International Conference Center. Over 50 attendees from all over the state stayed overnight at Graylyn. Guests were treated to a Winston-Salem themed welcome that began with historical butler tours of the manor house, a new member mixer in the Grille Room, and various…

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