Every year and often every season we make some improvements in our venue. Recently we have done the following: In order to carry the feeling of the stained glass and mirrors in our Main Bar around the Reception Room, we had our stained glass artisan create additional panels to accompany new mirror panels around the room, adding a spcial richness. We changed all our bathroom door knobs and sink fixtures to chrome. We re-polished our turn-of-the-century Palladian windows, and we embedded lights in the sills to make them shine at night. We decided to change our major colors. We changed the French cafe yellow to a warm, light, modern grey, and we changed our gold ballroom chairs to silver. We love the grey, as all colors look better against grey: guests' faces and clothing, centerpieces, etc. Finally we added some remote controlled wall-wash lighting between the windows: At our holiday parties we shined red and green, but many love the lavender wash. In December we dressed our venue with huge four foot diameter wreaths, large magnificent topiaries at each end of the bar, and rich swag and other fresh greenery and ornament pieces here and there. Again we used poinsetia plants for our centerpieces, surrounded by candles.