About The Crest
The Crest house serves as a poignant reminder of a bygone era’s splendor, epitomizing the affluent residences that once adorned Cherry Street. It bears witness to the evolution of Winston-Salem.
past and present
Constructed between 1883 and 1885, this house stands as a testament to the grandeur of the past, representing the remaining few of the once majestic homes that graced Cherry Street and its neighboring avenues in downtown Winston-Salem. Originally belonging to James Mitchell Rogers, a highly respected local businessman, this historic residence has witnessed the city’s growth and transformation.
Upon his arrival in Winston-Salem in 1880, J. Mitchell Rogers swiftly became a prominent figure in the community. He not only established himself as a shrewd businessman, serving as the president of the esteemed Brown, Rogers and Company hardware business for over four decades but also played an instrumental role as the first president of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce, which was founded in 1885.
Today, we take great pride in the meticulous restoration we have undertaken to revive the true beauty of this historic gem. Once again, the Rogers House stands as a beacon of elegance and sophistication in downtown Winston-Salem, serving as the city’s newest and most enchanting wedding venue.
The Crest Team
Our dedicated venue team is comprised of skilled professionals who are passionate about turning your dreams into a reality.
Austin Hayes | Executive Director
With a career spanning over 13 remarkable years, I embarked on my journey as a front desk agent for Marriott, honing my skills in providing exceptional guest experiences. Eager to broaden my horizons, I embraced the role of a food and beverage director at a prestigious local historic property, orchestrating countless memorable weddings and unforgettable parties. Fuelled by my passion for the industry, I further ascended to the position of general manager at a charming bed and breakfast, where my team and I successfully launched a renowned restaurant. Now, destiny has led me to The Crest, where I find immense joy in creating unforgettable moments for couples on their special day, blending my love for hospitality with the art of creating cherished memories.
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