The Greenbrier is an award-winning luxury resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, United States. As a National Historic landmark, The Greenbrier Resort offers 710 rooms, 10 lobbies, 40+ meeting rooms and a massive underground bunker carved deep into the mountainside beneath the hotel’s West Virginia Wing.
In the late 1950s, the U.S. government approached The Greenbrier to create a secret emergency relocation center to house Congress in the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust. The classified facility code named “Project Greek Island”, was built at the same time as the West Virginia Wing, an above-ground addition to the hotel.
Once complete in 1961, the bunker provided a 25-ton blast door that opens with only 50 lbs. of pressure, decontamination chambers, 18 dormitories, designed to accommodate over 1,100 people, Power plant with purification equipment and three 25,000-gallon water storage tanks, Three 14,000-gallon diesel fuel storage tanks, Communications area, including television production area and audio recording booths, Clinic with 12 hospital beds, medical and dental operating rooms and an extensive Lab.The bunker remained a secret for more than three decades until The Washington Post published an article, “The Last Resort” which exposed the facility. In 1995, the US government ended the lease agreement with The Greenbrier.
Above ground, The Greenbrier offers all of the key elements for planning your wedding from luxury accommodations, catering, flowers, photography, entertainment and even a horse-drawn Victorian carriage. Whether you’re planning an outdoor or indoor event, The Greenbrier has many beautiful locations to choose from for ceremonies and receptions from rose-covered gazebos to elegant pink ballrooms.
Although the underground bunker is no longer stocked with survival supplies, The Greenbrier makes the perfect venue to have a wedding and hideout in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Just in case your one of the guests who don’t make it into the bunker, here’s what the CDC suggests you should do to survive the zombie hordes (other than panic).