Be inspired by the love letters of R.J. and Katharine Reynolds, whose historic Reynolda estate is marking its centennial this year. Make it a full weekend and enjoy the campus, Winston-Salem, and each other. Space is limited — view the “Who’s Coming Back” list and register to join them while space is still available.


Who: Double deac couples of all ages and Wake Forest degrees.
What: Champagne Brunch and special program inspired by the love letters of R.J. and Katharine Reynolds.
When: Saturday, February 17, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Where: Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall, Wake Forest University
Why: An opportunity to celebrate your Wake Forest love connection.

Registration: $79 per couple.
Registration Includes: 
Brunch event, set of Deacs in Love commemorative champagne flutes, and professional downloadable portraits.

Seating: Invite your fellow Deacs in Love couples to join you and let us know – we’ll make sure to seat you with your friends! Please send your seating requests to Laura Harrell – or 336.758.6061.

Other opportunities to make it a full weekend getaway:

  • Tour Reynolda for an intimate look at Wake Forest’s most iconic love story. After brunch, where costumed interpreters from the Wake Forest theater department will read from R.J. and Katharine Reynolds’s love letters, Deacs in Love will take a private tour of their country home. This tour, customized for the Deacs in Love experience, will focus on themes of love in the art and architecture of Reynolda. You’ll hear the stories behind R.J. and Katharine’s honeymoon portraits and get to know Reynolda’s own sculpture of Venus, all while exploring art and history in the romantic setting of Reynolda Gardens and Reynolda House Museum of American Art. Includes additional professional portraits taken at Reynolda House. 12 – 2 p.m. $20 per person (inclusive of tax) while space is available.
  • Butler’s Tour of Graylyn. A “behind-the-scenes” tour of Graylyn and includes a wine and cheese reception. 2 – 3:30 p.m. $20 per person while space is available.
  • Wake Forest vs. NC State Basketball Game, 4 p.m. We will have a limited number of special priced seats for our Deacs in Love guests. Upper level tickets: $15 per person. (Deacs in Love lower level seating is sold out. Call the WF ticket off if you prefer to purchase lower level tickets: 1-888-758-DEAC.)
  • We are happy to suggest additional activities, excursions, and restaurants for the weekend. For help or with questions, please reach out to Laura Harrell at or 336.758.6061.


Not only is our space limited, but we also realize the over 3,500 Wake Forest couples cannot come back to Winston-Salem for this special event. However, we invite all Wake Forest couples to participate by sharing with us your Deacs in Love story and photos. To continue the connection with Reynolda’s centennial, we especially want to know: What is your Reynolda Love Story? Did you have your first date walking through the gardens? Or perhaps it was the site of your proposal or wedding ceremony. Share with us your Deacs in Love photos and stories via this online form.