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When what you’re looking for is a downtown feel, great city views and a community atmosphere, the selection of city meets farm to table dining at The W on Elm has something for everyone. There are many cuisine types and environments to choose from, each offering a relaxed and tasteful experience that exemplifies the style and service that you’ll encounter throughout the bistro, patio and huge loft and lounge – a unique indoor and outdoor downtown Greensboro venue.

The W events multiplex is owned by Karen and Jason Willette, also owners of Suite 300 and Kress Terrace, downtown Greensboro special events venues and Visions Catering providing all inclusive catering, planning and everything event related for small to large parties & weddings throughout NC since 2000.  Karen Willette has over 20 years of restaurant, beverage and event planning experience at over 100 venues in NC and neighboring states. She and her husband, Jason, a professional photographer and HondaJet private, have traveled over the years experiencing fine cuisine and learning new ways to bring their experiences and standards back home to their clients. Along with their love for family, friends, staff and animals, the Willettes also are involved in numerous fundraising efforts to support growth in the local economy.

With an exemplary culinary team, The W on Elm puts a fresh look on events with a farm to table bistro twist.  With over 20 years of restaurant experience, Karen and crew have created a ever changing menu to wow your taste buds. Pre-fix menus and catering are easily available for dinner groups, cocktail parties, meetings and receptions. Party rentals, linens, centerpieces and more are also options with the full service planning team.

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