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Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B

Warrenton , NC
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LOCATION

128 Pet Burwell Road
Warrenton, NC US 27589 (map)

PHONE

252-257-6055

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ABOUT US

Magnolia Manor is located on thirteen secluded acres to ensure your privacy and offers an all-inclusive Weekend Wedding Package to take the stress out of planning for your special day.... Read more
Magnolia Manor is located on thirteen secluded acres to ensure your privacy and offers an all-inclusive Weekend Wedding Package to take the stress out of planning for your special day. Our Weekend Wedding Package includes overnight accommodations and in-house catering for your reception in the Carriage House Pavilion. We also offer a Weekday Wedding Package with all of the elements of the Weekday Wedding Package except the overnight accommodations. Both packages are offered at a price that is an extreme value that can not be surpassed. Magnolia Manor will exceed your expectations and create memories for a lifetime. Let Magnolia Manor take the stress out of planning for your special day! Read less

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Molly
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Such a beautiful venue and perfect setting for our wedding weekend! Larry and Sheila were extremely accommodating and made sure every guest was well taken care of. They were very flexible with all of our requests. All guests commented how gorgeous the venue was and how great the food and staff was as well! We would recommend this venue in a heartbeat for a gorgeous outdoor setting for a wedding! Thanks so much to the MM staff for a perfect wedding!
Such a beautiful venue and perfect setting for our wedding weekend! Larry and Sheila were extremely accommodating and made Read more...
Such a beautiful venue and perfect setting for our wedding weekend! Larry and Sheila were extremely accommodating and made sure every guest was well taken care of. They were very flexible with all of our requests. All guests commented how gorgeous the venue was and how great the food and staff was as well! We would recommend this venue in a heartbeat for a gorgeous outdoor setting for a wedding! Thanks so much to the MM staff for a perfect wedding! Read less
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Lou
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of attending a wedding at Magnolia Manor recently. It was the most amazing experience and this B&B is a little piece of heaven on earth. The atmosphere was perfect, classy but relaxing. The grounds are beautiful and the food is delicious, my husband said it is the best barbecue he's eaten and the man knows cue! We plan to return as guests at the B&B and would highly recommend Magnolia Manor as a wedding venue.
I had the pleasure of attending a wedding at Magnolia Manor recently. It was the most amazing experience and this B&B is a Read more...
I had the pleasure of attending a wedding at Magnolia Manor recently. It was the most amazing experience and this B&B is a little piece of heaven on earth. The atmosphere was perfect, classy but relaxing. The grounds are beautiful and the food is delicious, my husband said it is the best barbecue he's eaten and the man knows cue! We plan to return as guests at the B&B and would highly recommend Magnolia Manor as a wedding venue. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Magnolia Manor in May 2014. Larry and Sheila Carver are wonderful, gracious hosts, the venue is picture perfect, and I would absolutely have my wedding here, again, if I had to do it over.

In my opinion, the best asset of Magnolia Manor is having Larry, Sheila, and their staff at your service. It was absolutely delightful (for me and my parents) not to have to worry about setting up, serving, cooking, cleaning, entertaining, or the like. Each morning, breakfast was served on the porch, on the nicest china at the time I requested. They welcomed overnight guests, assisted wedding guests with parking, provided serving platters for my candy bar, and set up tables for my escort cards, guest book, and wedding favors. They are the epitome of Southern hospitality.

The food (provided by MM) was phenomenal – from the BBQ at the rehearsal dinner to the chicken and pork loin at the reception. We were also served breakfast on Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Great food is so important.

The DJ, Alan Norwood, (provided by MM) is out of this world. Don’t even consider for a second bringing in a band or another DJ – trust Larry and Sheila on this one. He even danced with me!
The bartender (provided by MM) was fine but nothing to brag about. He poured the drinks, which is important.

They really do provide it all from beer coolers to serving trays, ceremony props and wine glasses, serving utensils for the wedding cake, and the wedding cake itself (really delicious). For an all inclusive, Southern wedding weekend, Magnolia Manor is an absolutely exquisite place. I highly recommend it.

Many thanks to Larry and Sheila from Landon and Ashley Clark.
My husband and I were married at Magnolia Manor in May 2014. Larry and Sheila Carver are wonderful, gracious hosts, the Read more...
My husband and I were married at Magnolia Manor in May 2014. Larry and Sheila Carver are wonderful, gracious hosts, the venue is picture perfect, and I would absolutely have my wedding here, again, if I had to do it over.

In my opinion, the best asset of Magnolia Manor is having Larry, Sheila, and their staff at your service. It was absolutely delightful (for me and my parents) not to have to worry about setting up, serving, cooking, cleaning, entertaining, or the like. Each morning, breakfast was served on the porch, on the nicest china at the time I requested. They welcomed overnight guests, assisted wedding guests with parking, provided serving platters for my candy bar, and set up tables for my escort cards, guest book, and wedding favors. They are the epitome of Southern hospitality.

The food (provided by MM) was phenomenal – from the BBQ at the rehearsal dinner to the chicken and pork loin at the reception. We were also served breakfast on Saturday morning and Sunday morning. Great food is so important.

The DJ, Alan Norwood, (provided by MM) is out of this world. Don’t even consider for a second bringing in a band or another DJ – trust Larry and Sheila on this one. He even danced with me!
The bartender (provided by MM) was fine but nothing to brag about. He poured the drinks, which is important.

They really do provide it all from beer coolers to serving trays, ceremony props and wine glasses, serving utensils for the wedding cake, and the wedding cake itself (really delicious). For an all inclusive, Southern wedding weekend, Magnolia Manor is an absolutely exquisite place. I highly recommend it.

Many thanks to Larry and Sheila from Landon and Ashley Clark. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Magnolia Manor on November 30, 2013. Our experience was no less than amazing. We had our rehearsal dinner there on Friday night and everything down to the small details of the decor was beautiful. The Italian rehearsal dinner menu we selected was superb! Of course the weather is uncontrollable and although it was a gorgeous sunny weekend, it was VERY cold. We were able to use the Manor's patio heaters for both our rehearsal dinner and reception so our guests could huddle around and keep warm between trips to the bar or dance floor. We also had a bonfire out back behind our reception. That was a wonderful touch! [The weekend after our wedding was in the 60s...figures! :)] Our ceremony was set up exactly how I described I wanted it to be and it all ran very smoothly thanks to Shelia and her staff. I got countless compliments about the food at our reception - we chose the BBQ menu. Larry does an amazing job cooking the pig! You can tell that Shelia and Larry really love what they do. I highly recommend Magnolia Manor if you are interested in a rustic, southern wedding weekend!
My husband and I were married at Magnolia Manor on November 30, 2013. Our experience was no less than amazing. We had our Read more...
My husband and I were married at Magnolia Manor on November 30, 2013. Our experience was no less than amazing. We had our rehearsal dinner there on Friday night and everything down to the small details of the decor was beautiful. The Italian rehearsal dinner menu we selected was superb! Of course the weather is uncontrollable and although it was a gorgeous sunny weekend, it was VERY cold. We were able to use the Manor's patio heaters for both our rehearsal dinner and reception so our guests could huddle around and keep warm between trips to the bar or dance floor. We also had a bonfire out back behind our reception. That was a wonderful touch! [The weekend after our wedding was in the 60s...figures! :)] Our ceremony was set up exactly how I described I wanted it to be and it all ran very smoothly thanks to Shelia and her staff. I got countless compliments about the food at our reception - we chose the BBQ menu. Larry does an amazing job cooking the pig! You can tell that Shelia and Larry really love what they do. I highly recommend Magnolia Manor if you are interested in a rustic, southern wedding weekend! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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AnneMarie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Shelia and Larry were both outstanding down to every detail. I did not have to worry about a thing on my day. The manor itself was breathtaking, the homemade food was delicious, and the staff was spectacular. I couldn't have picked a better place to have my special day than Magnolia Manor. All of my guests raved about the food and MM own DJ Alan.

Thank you Shelia and Larry for everything!

The New Mr. and Mrs. Strawn
11/2/13
Shelia and Larry were both outstanding down to every detail. I did not have to worry about a thing on my day. The manor Read more...
Shelia and Larry were both outstanding down to every detail. I did not have to worry about a thing on my day. The manor itself was breathtaking, the homemade food was delicious, and the staff was spectacular. I couldn't have picked a better place to have my special day than Magnolia Manor. All of my guests raved about the food and MM own DJ Alan.

Thank you Shelia and Larry for everything!

The New Mr. and Mrs. Strawn
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Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Venue
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PETER
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter and son-in-law both live in North Carolina but had families that lived in opposite directions; one in the south and one in the north. We were looking for a place that would bring both families to a middle ground, enable us to celebrate our children's wedding and begin a new life. The Magnolia Manor website offered a wonderful and different venue where the families could celebrate together. Sheila and Larry opened their home to us, made us feel at home, spoiled us with their southern hospitality and home cooked meals. The wedding weekend was a great idea because it gave the families an entire weekend to spend time together. Everything Sheila and Larry promised they delivered along with their wonderful staff.
My daughter and son-in-law both live in North Carolina but had families that lived in opposite directions; one in the Read more...
My daughter and son-in-law both live in North Carolina but had families that lived in opposite directions; one in the south and one in the north. We were looking for a place that would bring both families to a middle ground, enable us to celebrate our children's wedding and begin a new life. The Magnolia Manor website offered a wonderful and different venue where the families could celebrate together. Sheila and Larry opened their home to us, made us feel at home, spoiled us with their southern hospitality and home cooked meals. The wedding weekend was a great idea because it gave the families an entire weekend to spend time together. Everything Sheila and Larry promised they delivered along with their wonderful staff. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
My brother and my new sister were married at this gorgeous establishment this past weekend. It was more than we as a family could have ever asked for. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They were always around and eager to help with any aspect of the preparation that we needed. The establishment was clean and rich with history. This was the perfect setting for our North meets South wedding. We had family coming from all over the country. The food was delicious and hand prepared in the amazing kitchen. Everything went off without a hitch...the wonderful owner Shelia and her husband as well as their staff made sure of that. Anyone looking for a place to share this special event, renew, or just throw a fabulous party should definitely consider this place. I only have 2 thumbs to put up but it deserves many many more. Thank you guys for making my brothers bride's (and my brothers of course) wedding day dreams come true.
My brother and my new sister were married at this gorgeous establishment this past weekend. It was more than we as a Read more...
My brother and my new sister were married at this gorgeous establishment this past weekend. It was more than we as a family could have ever asked for. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They were always around and eager to help with any aspect of the preparation that we needed. The establishment was clean and rich with history. This was the perfect setting for our North meets South wedding. We had family coming from all over the country. The food was delicious and hand prepared in the amazing kitchen. Everything went off without a hitch...the wonderful owner Shelia and her husband as well as their staff made sure of that. Anyone looking for a place to share this special event, renew, or just throw a fabulous party should definitely consider this place. I only have 2 thumbs to put up but it deserves many many more. Thank you guys for making my brothers bride's (and my brothers of course) wedding day dreams come true. Read less
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Robbie
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Manor is a wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion! We took advantage of the reasonable package which included the beautiful manor and grounds for an entire weekend Which included a BBQ rehearsal dinner, next day wedding ceremony followed by a delicious dinner and fun reception!
Sheila and Larry are dedicated to their passion and have acquired a willing staff with a "happy to be there" attitude!
My daughter felt truly "looked after" as Sheila is a "mother" to all her brides!
We would recommend this beautiful venue again and again.
Magnolia Manor is a wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion! We took advantage of the reasonable package which Read more...
Magnolia Manor is a wonderful place to celebrate any special occasion! We took advantage of the reasonable package which included the beautiful manor and grounds for an entire weekend Which included a BBQ rehearsal dinner, next day wedding ceremony followed by a delicious dinner and fun reception!
Sheila and Larry are dedicated to their passion and have acquired a willing staff with a "happy to be there" attitude!
My daughter felt truly "looked after" as Sheila is a "mother" to all her brides!
We would recommend this beautiful venue again and again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, , Wedding Venue
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Judith
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
My son, age 25, and I attended a wedding at Magnolia Manor. We have attended A LOT of weddings. I believe this wedding was the most beautiful yet most comfortable and unique wedding I have ever attended. Every worker there was personable, hospitable and knew what they were doing. The DJ was a show unto himself. We drove 4 hours to attend this wedding and I must say our drive out to the Manor had us wondering what we were headed for. It was indeed a true serendipity. I wish we didn't live so far away as I would definitely consider it for my own kids' weddings assuming one of those might come along someday.
My son, age 25, and I attended a wedding at Magnolia Manor. We have attended A LOT of weddings. I believe this wedding was Read more...
My son, age 25, and I attended a wedding at Magnolia Manor. We have attended A LOT of weddings. I believe this wedding was the most beautiful yet most comfortable and unique wedding I have ever attended. Every worker there was personable, hospitable and knew what they were doing. The DJ was a show unto himself. We drove 4 hours to attend this wedding and I must say our drive out to the Manor had us wondering what we were headed for. It was indeed a true serendipity. I wish we didn't live so far away as I would definitely consider it for my own kids' weddings assuming one of those might come along someday. Read less
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K
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say? On this day our daughter married a wonderful man in a magnificent setting with tremendous food and attention to details, all under threat of a huge thunderstorm that took out power elsewhere. The girls arrived in the pattering of rain, as did the boys; the photographers got drenched getting to the right shots, but just in time for the wedding ceremony in the pecan grove the sunshine and Carolina Blue skies broke through. Larry had all hands on deck to dry the 200+ chairs and table, set up the musicians with electricity before the many guests arrived. Everything glistened and sparkled. It was marvelous. Larry and Sheila's calm demeanor through the rain caused chaos was a tremendous help. Lauren got her french fries, guests were happy, bride and groom glowed and basked in the love of family and friends; people were served in a precise and orderly manner. Venue choice=a hit out of the park. Thank you Larry, Sheila and staff.
What can I say? On this day our daughter married a wonderful man in a magnificent setting with tremendous food and Read more...
What can I say? On this day our daughter married a wonderful man in a magnificent setting with tremendous food and attention to details, all under threat of a huge thunderstorm that took out power elsewhere. The girls arrived in the pattering of rain, as did the boys; the photographers got drenched getting to the right shots, but just in time for the wedding ceremony in the pecan grove the sunshine and Carolina Blue skies broke through. Larry had all hands on deck to dry the 200+ chairs and table, set up the musicians with electricity before the many guests arrived. Everything glistened and sparkled. It was marvelous. Larry and Sheila's calm demeanor through the rain caused chaos was a tremendous help. Lauren got her french fries, guests were happy, bride and groom glowed and basked in the love of family and friends; people were served in a precise and orderly manner. Venue choice=a hit out of the park. Thank you Larry, Sheila and staff. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Venue
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Susan
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Sheila & Larry made our daughter's wedding weekend magical. From the 1st moment that we entered the property months ago, we felt the magic. We had visited several other venues around NC and they did not compare to MM. Sheila & Larry welcomed us as if we were family and throughout the planning and our weekend, we felt at home. They took care of every detail so we could actually relax and enjoy every moment. We never went hungry as she promised either! The food was outstanding, the home was beautiful and comfortable and our entire family enjoyed the experience greatly. They knew how much we wanted the wedding outdoors. Most venues would not have waited until an hour before to set up but the rain stopped, the sun came out and they hustled to get the chairs in place & decorated. They slowed down the kitchen and adjusted every scheduled event all to make our wedding perfect! They not only tell you that it is all about the couple (mostly the bride!) but they truly live it. For an almost stress free wedding experience, MM is definitely the venue to use.
Sheila & Larry made our daughter's wedding weekend magical. From the 1st moment that we entered the property months ago, Read more...
Sheila & Larry made our daughter's wedding weekend magical. From the 1st moment that we entered the property months ago, we felt the magic. We had visited several other venues around NC and they did not compare to MM. Sheila & Larry welcomed us as if we were family and throughout the planning and our weekend, we felt at home. They took care of every detail so we could actually relax and enjoy every moment. We never went hungry as she promised either! The food was outstanding, the home was beautiful and comfortable and our entire family enjoyed the experience greatly. They knew how much we wanted the wedding outdoors. Most venues would not have waited until an hour before to set up but the rain stopped, the sun came out and they hustled to get the chairs in place & decorated. They slowed down the kitchen and adjusted every scheduled event all to make our wedding perfect! They not only tell you that it is all about the couple (mostly the bride!) but they truly live it. For an almost stress free wedding experience, MM is definitely the venue to use. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Gail
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the privlege of working with Sheila and Larry to coordinate and direct my nephew's wedding the weekend of May 18. What a joy and delight I found them to be. Larry took time to show me all around the property and give history. Sheila is a very gracious hostess and was busy taking care of the bride, her parents and her attendants as they arrived for the weekend. We had the rehearsal and dinner on site Friday night with beautiful weather. The food and service was down home fantastic! Saturday woke to dreary skies and rain. Wedding was at 5:30pm ... what to do? Larry held off putting chairs out until about 5pm when it stopped raining and the sun came out. Larry, Shelia, the great staff and I went to work getting things set up. We held the wedding off for 45 minutes but guests did not mind and it was worth the wait! The food for the reception was great as well so my hats off to the kitchen! Absoutely beautiful facility with great customer service from the start right through check out. Thank you Shelia, Larry and staff for making Kyle and Heather's wedding so special and allowing me to be part of it.
I had the privlege of working with Sheila and Larry to coordinate and direct my nephew's wedding the weekend of May 18. Read more...
I had the privlege of working with Sheila and Larry to coordinate and direct my nephew's wedding the weekend of May 18. What a joy and delight I found them to be. Larry took time to show me all around the property and give history. Sheila is a very gracious hostess and was busy taking care of the bride, her parents and her attendants as they arrived for the weekend. We had the rehearsal and dinner on site Friday night with beautiful weather. The food and service was down home fantastic! Saturday woke to dreary skies and rain. Wedding was at 5:30pm ... what to do? Larry held off putting chairs out until about 5pm when it stopped raining and the sun came out. Larry, Shelia, the great staff and I went to work getting things set up. We held the wedding off for 45 minutes but guests did not mind and it was worth the wait! The food for the reception was great as well so my hats off to the kitchen! Absoutely beautiful facility with great customer service from the start right through check out. Thank you Shelia, Larry and staff for making Kyle and Heather's wedding so special and allowing me to be part of it. Read less
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Vickie
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Our daughter was married here and it was a wonderful experience!! Larry and Shelia are awesome hosts!! It was a stress free wonderful family weekend. I highly recommend them!!!!
Our daughter was married here and it was a wonderful experience!! Larry and Shelia are awesome hosts!! It was a stress Read more...
Our daughter was married here and it was a wonderful experience!! Larry and Shelia are awesome hosts!! It was a stress free wonderful family weekend. I highly recommend them!!!! Read less
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Kevin
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I recently attended this venue for a wonderful wedding. It was beautiful and the staff was excellent. Being a military chef from DC and a White House chef, I was very pleased with the quality of food and service from the catering staff. The food was authentic regional BBQ with a beautiful spread. I always enjoy giving feedback to the kitchen or dining staff when a meal is satisfying. When speaking to the head chef, she was very inviting and appreciated the feedback.
The rest of the venue was just as excellent as the food. I would recommend this place to anybody especially the food and catering. Keep up the great work!
I recently attended this venue for a wonderful wedding. It was beautiful and the staff was excellent. Being a military Read more...
I recently attended this venue for a wonderful wedding. It was beautiful and the staff was excellent. Being a military chef from DC and a White House chef, I was very pleased with the quality of food and service from the catering staff. The food was authentic regional BBQ with a beautiful spread. I always enjoy giving feedback to the kitchen or dining staff when a meal is satisfying. When speaking to the head chef, she was very inviting and appreciated the feedback.
The rest of the venue was just as excellent as the food. I would recommend this place to anybody especially the food and catering. Keep up the great work! Read less
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Nikelle
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding reception at Magnolia Manor last weekend and I was so pleased with the entire day. My husband and I live in New York and wanted to find a venue close to my parents in Wake forest that felt unique and specific to us. We must have looked at every wedding venue in the area and didn't like anything until we found Magnolia Manor! Shelia and Larry and the rest of the MM staff were so attentive to us, on our wedding day and the months leading up to the event. I had very specific ideas of what I wanted for our wedding cake and Shelia made sure our cake looked and tasted exactly the way we wanted it to. I think my husband and i were especially impressed when we asked if Shelia would add biscuits to our wedding menu and on our wedding day they were there on the buffet tables! We loved everything about our wedding day and so did our guests. We had many family members and friends from out of town (mostly from New York City) and they were so impressed by the delicious southern food, the wide open space and generous hospitality of our MM hosts. Thank you so much Shelia and Larry for the perfect day!
I had my wedding reception at Magnolia Manor last weekend and I was so pleased with the entire day. My husband and I live Read more...
I had my wedding reception at Magnolia Manor last weekend and I was so pleased with the entire day. My husband and I live in New York and wanted to find a venue close to my parents in Wake forest that felt unique and specific to us. We must have looked at every wedding venue in the area and didn't like anything until we found Magnolia Manor! Shelia and Larry and the rest of the MM staff were so attentive to us, on our wedding day and the months leading up to the event. I had very specific ideas of what I wanted for our wedding cake and Shelia made sure our cake looked and tasted exactly the way we wanted it to. I think my husband and i were especially impressed when we asked if Shelia would add biscuits to our wedding menu and on our wedding day they were there on the buffet tables! We loved everything about our wedding day and so did our guests. We had many family members and friends from out of town (mostly from New York City) and they were so impressed by the delicious southern food, the wide open space and generous hospitality of our MM hosts. Thank you so much Shelia and Larry for the perfect day! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Katie
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Magnolia Manor this past weekend and could not have asked for a better time! Sheila and Larry were so helpful and the people they recommended for the music and DJ were excellent! The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time. They are the nicest people and were so easy to work with and very accommodating. The location is beautiful and made for the perfect place for a wedding. I am so glad i chose Magnolia Manor and would do it again in a heart beat!
We had our wedding at Magnolia Manor this past weekend and could not have asked for a better time! Sheila and Larry were Read more...
We had our wedding at Magnolia Manor this past weekend and could not have asked for a better time! Sheila and Larry were so helpful and the people they recommended for the music and DJ were excellent! The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time. They are the nicest people and were so easy to work with and very accommodating. The location is beautiful and made for the perfect place for a wedding. I am so glad i chose Magnolia Manor and would do it again in a heart beat! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
We attended our very close friends Daughter's wedding and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!! The Magnolia Plantation B&B Inn definitely has that true Southern romantic charm , hospitality and atmosphere from the moment you arrive , step up on the front porch to the walk out into the pecan grove !!! The owners/hosts were very helpful and accomodating . It was the sense of "Home away from Home ". And that magnificent magnolia tree in the front yard was gorgeous as well as the entire gardens surrounding the grounds. The scent of jasmine was in the air as well with its vines all in bloom ! All accomodations were very accessible and comfortable to whomever stayed either for the day itself or overnight. The food was DELICIOUS and if a person went home hungry it was their own choice to do so as there was plenty provided !!! Makes my mouth water even now as I think of it all ! If I could, I would rate this venue five stars plus !!!! We had a WONDERFUL TIME !!! I would highly recommend the Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B for any special occasion !!!
We attended our very close friends Daughter's wedding and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!! The Magnolia Plantation B&B Inn Read more...
We attended our very close friends Daughter's wedding and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!! The Magnolia Plantation B&B Inn definitely has that true Southern romantic charm , hospitality and atmosphere from the moment you arrive , step up on the front porch to the walk out into the pecan grove !!! The owners/hosts were very helpful and accomodating . It was the sense of "Home away from Home ". And that magnificent magnolia tree in the front yard was gorgeous as well as the entire gardens surrounding the grounds. The scent of jasmine was in the air as well with its vines all in bloom ! All accomodations were very accessible and comfortable to whomever stayed either for the day itself or overnight. The food was DELICIOUS and if a person went home hungry it was their own choice to do so as there was plenty provided !!! Makes my mouth water even now as I think of it all ! If I could, I would rate this venue five stars plus !!!! We had a WONDERFUL TIME !!! I would highly recommend the Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B for any special occasion !!! Read less
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rpoer
Wedding:
4/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our only daughter got married this weekend at this outstanding North Carolina destination wedding venue. Our daughter is a U.S. history buff, especially the colonial to Civil War years. Shortly after their engagement 14 months ago, her wonderful fiance found Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B on the internet. Both sets of parents and the young couple visited over a year ago and were all impressed by the beauty of the property, the furnishings, and the passion Larry and Sheila Carver have for their historic property and for working to produce magical weddings. They've been doing this for 9 years or more and have an experienced, caring staff. Our weekend was memorable, relatively stress free, and we highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding in the near future. Their prices cannot be beat for the amount of caring service you receive..........and the food at both our rehearsal dinner and our Southern Barbecue wedding was out of this world!!! The wedding weekend began at 4:00 on Friday 4/27/12 and ended Sunday 4/29/12 at 11 a.m. The rehearsal dinner was Friday night and the wedding was Saturday. We can't say enough about how Sheila and Larry Carver delivered beyond what we expected and what was promised in their contract with us (entered into almost 14 months ago after the young couple became engaged) We looked at many venues at that time, and the bride & groom as well as their families live in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC where there are many outstanding choices, but nothing came close in terms of charm, ease, flexibility, and value. Almost all of our guests commented on the house, the grounds, and the beauty of the place. They also loved the food (especially Larry's pulled pork, which he began cooking at 11 PM on Friday night in order to be ready for the wedding the next day). The DJ was experienced and worked very closely with the bride and groom to include all of their favorite tunes. The 3 tiered and 3 flavored wedding cake was delicious. Our minister was not able to be there for the rehearsal, so Sheila Carver masterfully coordinated and directed that on Friday. The staff the Carvers have cultivated in that remote location for the 9 years they have been doing this are experienced, extremely sensitive to the wedding party's needs, and have a way of being constantly present but not intrusive. The breakfasts for those of us staying at the mansion were truly gourmet. We left with a warm feeling in our hearts and so glad that our wedding event was at Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B in Warrenton. If you are considering Magnolia Manor Plantation, I urge you to take the trip and visit with Larry and Sheila at the location. Meeting them and seeing the grounds are what sold the bride and groom and all 4 parents last year. We are so glad we didn't have the wedding in a big impersonal hotel in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill. The Carvers put a lot of love and a personal touch into their work with brides and grooms, and it shows. When we called for advice ahead of time about favors, a slide show I was attempting to make, flower colors, etc., Sheila was always responsive and helpful. Having your wedding here is like having a free wedding planner on board as well. Her son even helped me, via the telephone, figure out how to do the slide show. As far as customer service goes, they were very sensitive to all our needs and even unexpected occurences, such as providing a heater next to a frail family member when the temperature dipped (their idea) and bringing food to a diabetic family member who needed something to eat ahead of everyone else on Friday night. I've experienced resorts and destinations in the past that didn't live up to their web sites. This is not the case with Magnolia Manor. In fact, the experienced surpassed even what the web site promised. As the Mother of the Bride, I highly recommend Magnolia Manor Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Warrenton if you're looking for a charming, worry free, elegant, memorable wedding experience. Thank you so much, Larry and Sheila, for making this such a spectacular weekend for all of us!! Gordon and Robin Poer
Our only daughter got married this weekend at this outstanding North Carolina destination wedding venue. Our daughter is a Read more...
Our only daughter got married this weekend at this outstanding North Carolina destination wedding venue. Our daughter is a U.S. history buff, especially the colonial to Civil War years. Shortly after their engagement 14 months ago, her wonderful fiance found Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B on the internet. Both sets of parents and the young couple visited over a year ago and were all impressed by the beauty of the property, the furnishings, and the passion Larry and Sheila Carver have for their historic property and for working to produce magical weddings. They've been doing this for 9 years or more and have an experienced, caring staff. Our weekend was memorable, relatively stress free, and we highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding in the near future. Their prices cannot be beat for the amount of caring service you receive..........and the food at both our rehearsal dinner and our Southern Barbecue wedding was out of this world!!! The wedding weekend began at 4:00 on Friday 4/27/12 and ended Sunday 4/29/12 at 11 a.m. The rehearsal dinner was Friday night and the wedding was Saturday. We can't say enough about how Sheila and Larry Carver delivered beyond what we expected and what was promised in their contract with us (entered into almost 14 months ago after the young couple became engaged) We looked at many venues at that time, and the bride & groom as well as their families live in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC where there are many outstanding choices, but nothing came close in terms of charm, ease, flexibility, and value. Almost all of our guests commented on the house, the grounds, and the beauty of the place. They also loved the food (especially Larry's pulled pork, which he began cooking at 11 PM on Friday night in order to be ready for the wedding the next day). The DJ was experienced and worked very closely with the bride and groom to include all of their favorite tunes. The 3 tiered and 3 flavored wedding cake was delicious. Our minister was not able to be there for the rehearsal, so Sheila Carver masterfully coordinated and directed that on Friday. The staff the Carvers have cultivated in that remote location for the 9 years they have been doing this are experienced, extremely sensitive to the wedding party's needs, and have a way of being constantly present but not intrusive. The breakfasts for those of us staying at the mansion were truly gourmet. We left with a warm feeling in our hearts and so glad that our wedding event was at Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B in Warrenton. If you are considering Magnolia Manor Plantation, I urge you to take the trip and visit with Larry and Sheila at the location. Meeting them and seeing the grounds are what sold the bride and groom and all 4 parents last year. We are so glad we didn't have the wedding in a big impersonal hotel in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill. The Carvers put a lot of love and a personal touch into their work with brides and grooms, and it shows. When we called for advice ahead of time about favors, a slide show I was attempting to make, flower colors, etc., Sheila was always responsive and helpful. Having your wedding here is like having a free wedding planner on board as well. Her son even helped me, via the telephone, figure out how to do the slide show. As far as customer service goes, they were very sensitive to all our needs and even unexpected occurences, such as providing a heater next to a frail family member when the temperature dipped (their idea) and bringing food to a diabetic family member who needed something to eat ahead of everyone else on Friday night. I've experienced resorts and destinations in the past that didn't live up to their web sites. This is not the case with Magnolia Manor. In fact, the experienced surpassed even what the web site promised. As the Mother of the Bride, I highly recommend Magnolia Manor Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Warrenton if you're looking for a charming, worry free, elegant, memorable wedding experience. Thank you so much, Larry and Sheila, for making this such a spectacular weekend for all of us!! Gordon and Robin Poer Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
We just returned home from our daughter's wedding at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, NC.
It was a beautiful ceremony outdoors. Sheila and Larry did a wonderful job attending to everyone and anticipating our needs.
The grounds are just perfect for an outdoor event. Many comments were made by the guests how lovely the ceremony was and the reception dinner was outstanding.
Sheila's calm and steady personality helped to calm us during this slightly stressful time! And she LOVES her brides. What more could you ask for?
If you need help and guidance in planning a wedding, we highly recommend Magnolia Manor Plantation. We are making plans to return just to visit and enjoy that beautiful front porch!
Susan and Todd Boyd
We just returned home from our daughter's wedding at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, NC.
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We just returned home from our daughter's wedding at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, NC.
It was a beautiful ceremony outdoors. Sheila and Larry did a wonderful job attending to everyone and anticipating our needs.
The grounds are just perfect for an outdoor event. Many comments were made by the guests how lovely the ceremony was and the reception dinner was outstanding.
Sheila's calm and steady personality helped to calm us during this slightly stressful time! And she LOVES her brides. What more could you ask for?
If you need help and guidance in planning a wedding, we highly recommend Magnolia Manor Plantation. We are making plans to return just to visit and enjoy that beautiful front porch!
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Kristi
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW, what an amazing wedding weekend!! It was far more amazing than I ever could have dreamed. The day was perfect and Sheila, Larry, their son Adam and the entire staff made everything run so smoothly! They were there when we needed them, but never intrusive - the perfect combination! The grounds looked wonderful and all of our guests would agree - I don't think a single person overlooked the beautiful landscaping and flowers or the actual venues in general. We had our wedding ceremony in front of the huge oak tree, then moved to the garden for an interim reception and finally to the reception area. Everyone was blown away by the flow and beauty of the grounds! And the whole time Sheila and Larry and their staff were there to keep everything moving perfectly!

Also, as a bride, I was so excited about getting married but I really was not so interested in all of the tasks that go along with preparing for and arranging a wedding. And Magnolia Manor was the perfect solution. The fact that they offer in their wedding package the catering, set up and tear down, flowers, cake and a DJ we had so much less on our plate to worry about. Plus Sheila acts as the wedding coordinator and truly handles anything and everything. And she's always there to answer questions and point you in the right direction (and always with a smile!).

There was not one thing I would change about our day and most of that is because we had it at Magnolia Manor! The groom and I are looking forward to going back to visit Sheila and Larry celebrate our anniversary for years to come.
WOW, what an amazing wedding weekend!! It was far more amazing than I ever could have dreamed. The day was perfect and Read more...
WOW, what an amazing wedding weekend!! It was far more amazing than I ever could have dreamed. The day was perfect and Sheila, Larry, their son Adam and the entire staff made everything run so smoothly! They were there when we needed them, but never intrusive - the perfect combination! The grounds looked wonderful and all of our guests would agree - I don't think a single person overlooked the beautiful landscaping and flowers or the actual venues in general. We had our wedding ceremony in front of the huge oak tree, then moved to the garden for an interim reception and finally to the reception area. Everyone was blown away by the flow and beauty of the grounds! And the whole time Sheila and Larry and their staff were there to keep everything moving perfectly!

Also, as a bride, I was so excited about getting married but I really was not so interested in all of the tasks that go along with preparing for and arranging a wedding. And Magnolia Manor was the perfect solution. The fact that they offer in their wedding package the catering, set up and tear down, flowers, cake and a DJ we had so much less on our plate to worry about. Plus Sheila acts as the wedding coordinator and truly handles anything and everything. And she's always there to answer questions and point you in the right direction (and always with a smile!).

There was not one thing I would change about our day and most of that is because we had it at Magnolia Manor! The groom and I are looking forward to going back to visit Sheila and Larry celebrate our anniversary for years to come. Read less
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Lizzie
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Our daughter and son in law were married at Magnolia Manor Oct. 2011. Sheila, Larry and the staff were amazing. They made sure every need was addressed in a professional yet flexible manner. They were extremely responsive to any questions we had. Everything went smoothly and our daughter and son in law had a beautiful wedding. We will be forever grateful!
Our daughter and son in law were married at Magnolia Manor Oct. 2011. Sheila, Larry and the staff were amazing. They made Read more...
Our daughter and son in law were married at Magnolia Manor Oct. 2011. Sheila, Larry and the staff were amazing. They made sure every need was addressed in a professional yet flexible manner. They were extremely responsive to any questions we had. Everything went smoothly and our daughter and son in law had a beautiful wedding. We will be forever grateful! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
I was married on October 15th at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, NC. I would have never dreamed that everything would have gone so smoothly and the day would have been so perfect! The guests loved the venue and I was extraordinarily pleased with the beauty of the location, the quality of food and Sheila's attentiveness to our guests needs. For example, we had a vegan bridesmaid who had all of her dietary needs met, a bridesmaid with a cold who was doted on by the staff and any belongings left behind at the B&B were sent to the proper people after the wedding. My hustband and I are very busy and it was very nice to have Magnolia Manor take care of the catering and florist. It was a pleasure planning with Sheila as I told her what I envisioned and she accurately produced the wedding I was imagining. The barn and pavillion are even more spectacular in the evening than are shown in the pictures on the website. Sheila has great attention to detail which is important when she is acting as the coordinator. Larry is a fantastic cook and is very honest and forthright. I am so happy I chose them as the place to have my wedding.
I was married on October 15th at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, NC. I would have never dreamed that everything would have Read more...
I was married on October 15th at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, NC. I would have never dreamed that everything would have gone so smoothly and the day would have been so perfect! The guests loved the venue and I was extraordinarily pleased with the beauty of the location, the quality of food and Sheila's attentiveness to our guests needs. For example, we had a vegan bridesmaid who had all of her dietary needs met, a bridesmaid with a cold who was doted on by the staff and any belongings left behind at the B&B were sent to the proper people after the wedding. My hustband and I are very busy and it was very nice to have Magnolia Manor take care of the catering and florist. It was a pleasure planning with Sheila as I told her what I envisioned and she accurately produced the wedding I was imagining. The barn and pavillion are even more spectacular in the evening than are shown in the pictures on the website. Sheila has great attention to detail which is important when she is acting as the coordinator. Larry is a fantastic cook and is very honest and forthright. I am so happy I chose them as the place to have my wedding. Read less
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annar0514
Wedding:
10/11/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband chris and i got married at Magnolia Manor Oct 1st 2011!!!! i have nothing but great things to say about Larry and Sheila... They made our weekend very relaxing and fun for all of our family and friends! And to top it off the food was amazing the whole weekend! Chris was amazed how delicious the BBQ was..... choose Magnolia Manor and you wont be disappointed
My husband chris and i got married at Magnolia Manor Oct 1st 2011!!!! i have nothing but great things to say about Larry Read more...
My husband chris and i got married at Magnolia Manor Oct 1st 2011!!!! i have nothing but great things to say about Larry and Sheila... They made our weekend very relaxing and fun for all of our family and friends! And to top it off the food was amazing the whole weekend! Chris was amazed how delicious the BBQ was..... choose Magnolia Manor and you wont be disappointed Read less
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Mlutze
Wedding:
7/2/2011
5.0/5.0
Sheila, Larry, and the staff at Magnolia Manor went above and beyond to make our wedding weekend the most amazing weekend of our lives. Words can not express how beautiful and effortless everything was! From top notch food to the atmosphere and most importantly Sheila and Larry everything was perfect! It was a fairy tale come to life! Magnolia Manor will forever be a place near and dear to our hearts. Sheila and Larry felt like family from the moment we met them and you can not ask for a more amazing, sincere couple to be a part of your wedding. Thank you all again for making our day so very special!
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Sheila, Larry, and the staff at Magnolia Manor went above and beyond to make our wedding weekend the most amazing weekend of our lives. Words can not express how beautiful and effortless everything was! From top notch food to the atmosphere and most importantly Sheila and Larry everything was perfect! It was a fairy tale come to life! Magnolia Manor will forever be a place near and dear to our hearts. Sheila and Larry felt like family from the moment we met them and you can not ask for a more amazing, sincere couple to be a part of your wedding. Thank you all again for making our day so very special! Read less
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Marley
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Larry and Shelia made our wedding day just how I always dreamed it would be! They know exactly what to do and how to do it. Shelia even came to the church to direct the wedding before heading over to the plantation. Every single guest told me how amazing the food was and that the atmosphere was perfect! It was definitely the best day of our lives! I couldn't ask for more. Thank you Larry and Shelia! I will be hosting something else at magnolia manor in the near future. It was awesome!
Thanks Ryan and Marley
Larry and Shelia made our wedding day just how I always dreamed it would be! They know exactly what to do and how to do Read more...
Larry and Shelia made our wedding day just how I always dreamed it would be! They know exactly what to do and how to do it. Shelia even came to the church to direct the wedding before heading over to the plantation. Every single guest told me how amazing the food was and that the atmosphere was perfect! It was definitely the best day of our lives! I couldn't ask for more. Thank you Larry and Shelia! I will be hosting something else at magnolia manor in the near future. It was awesome!
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ashleyblue
Wedding:
6/15/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I knew that we wanted to have a very small outdoor wedding; I knew the minute I walked though the doors of Shelia and Larry's beautiful home that this was the place for us. Our wedding was a very small weekday wedding with only our parents and my brother in attendance. We loved spending time with our parents on the front porch watching the hummingbirds in the mornings, spending the afternoons playing horseshoes and swinging on the huge rope swing, and just being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and our busy lives.

Our ceremony was beautiful under the oak tree, the southern dinner was delicious, the entire staff was very pleasant and attentive, and breakfast the morning of our wedding and the morning after was probably the best breakfast I've ever had! We are so thankful for finding Magnolia Manor, Shelia and Larry made everything so easy- giving us advice for the ceremony and reception dinner while also using our suggestions.

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
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My husband and I knew that we wanted to have a very small outdoor wedding; I knew the minute I walked though the doors of Shelia and Larry's beautiful home that this was the place for us. Our wedding was a very small weekday wedding with only our parents and my brother in attendance. We loved spending time with our parents on the front porch watching the hummingbirds in the mornings, spending the afternoons playing horseshoes and swinging on the huge rope swing, and just being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and our busy lives.

Our ceremony was beautiful under the oak tree, the southern dinner was delicious, the entire staff was very pleasant and attentive, and breakfast the morning of our wedding and the morning after was probably the best breakfast I've ever had! We are so thankful for finding Magnolia Manor, Shelia and Larry made everything so easy- giving us advice for the ceremony and reception dinner while also using our suggestions.

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malhouchin
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
What an incredible venue-I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding experience. Sheila and Larry made it so easy for our family to relax and enjoy our day. The food, flowers, decorations, service, and everything else exceeded our expectations. If you are considering this location, stop and book it NOW!! You will love the entire experience!!
What an incredible venue-I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding experience. Sheila and Larry made it so easy for Read more...
What an incredible venue-I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding experience. Sheila and Larry made it so easy for our family to relax and enjoy our day. The food, flowers, decorations, service, and everything else exceeded our expectations. If you are considering this location, stop and book it NOW!! You will love the entire experience!! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We highly recommend Sheila, Larry, and the entire staff at Magnolia Manor B&B. We had a fantastic "wedding weekend". Sheila was a tremendous help throughout the planning process, all of which was done remotely via phone calls and emails. From check-in on Friday afternoon through check-out on Sunday, we were well taken care of by the entire staff.

We opted for the bonfire on Friday night, which was a great way to end the evening after the rehearsal and dinner. The power went off Saturday morning, but Sheila told us not to panic, and that it would be back on by 1:30, which it was.

The ceremony was special. I highly recommend the interim reception, which gives your guests something to do while the family is busy taking pictures. The food at the reception was fantastic. Allan, the DJ, kept everyone on the dance floor. We extended him an extra 90 minutes because everyone was having such a great time. Larry and Sheila went to bed, and told us to turn the lights off when we were through with the evening! It truly felt like we were in our own home.

We had over 100 guests in attendance, all from out of the area, and they are still talking about the wedding, many of it calling it the best one they have ever been to.
We highly recommend Sheila, Larry, and the entire staff at Magnolia Manor B&B. We had a fantastic "wedding weekend". Read more...
We highly recommend Sheila, Larry, and the entire staff at Magnolia Manor B&B. We had a fantastic "wedding weekend". Sheila was a tremendous help throughout the planning process, all of which was done remotely via phone calls and emails. From check-in on Friday afternoon through check-out on Sunday, we were well taken care of by the entire staff.

We opted for the bonfire on Friday night, which was a great way to end the evening after the rehearsal and dinner. The power went off Saturday morning, but Sheila told us not to panic, and that it would be back on by 1:30, which it was.

The ceremony was special. I highly recommend the interim reception, which gives your guests something to do while the family is busy taking pictures. The food at the reception was fantastic. Allan, the DJ, kept everyone on the dance floor. We extended him an extra 90 minutes because everyone was having such a great time. Larry and Sheila went to bed, and told us to turn the lights off when we were through with the evening! It truly felt like we were in our own home.

We had over 100 guests in attendance, all from out of the area, and they are still talking about the wedding, many of it calling it the best one they have ever been to. Read less
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Tess
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for more on my wedding day!!! Magnolia Manor was amazing. The house is surrounded by massive oak and magnolia trees with an old carriage barn for your reception. We were married in the pecan orchard. This place has so much character!!! The house is historic and very impressive. The best part is you get five bedrooms in the house Friday through Sunday…I loved being about to stay at the BB&B because it made my wedding into a weekend affair. It cut down on the stress and I got to spend so much more time with everyone. Sheila and Larry are great!! The breakfast she makes every morning is to die for! Just perfect... wish I could do it again!!!! : ) Make sure you visit this place you won’t be disappointed!!
I couldn't have asked for more on my wedding day!!! Magnolia Manor was amazing. The house is surrounded by massive oak and Read more...
I couldn't have asked for more on my wedding day!!! Magnolia Manor was amazing. The house is surrounded by massive oak and magnolia trees with an old carriage barn for your reception. We were married in the pecan orchard. This place has so much character!!! The house is historic and very impressive. The best part is you get five bedrooms in the house Friday through Sunday…I loved being about to stay at the BB&B because it made my wedding into a weekend affair. It cut down on the stress and I got to spend so much more time with everyone. Sheila and Larry are great!! The breakfast she makes every morning is to die for! Just perfect... wish I could do it again!!!! : ) Make sure you visit this place you won’t be disappointed!! Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
6/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Manor was the perfect place for our wedding. Sheila and Larry were great and we had a very special time. My family came from Europe to be a part of the wedding and, despite a language barrier, everything was so simple and easy due to the care of Sheila and Larry. Any praise I can give them here just isn't detailed enough to give them and the place itself justice.
Magnolia Manor was the perfect place for our wedding. Sheila and Larry were great and we had a very special time. My Read more...
Magnolia Manor was the perfect place for our wedding. Sheila and Larry were great and we had a very special time. My family came from Europe to be a part of the wedding and, despite a language barrier, everything was so simple and easy due to the care of Sheila and Larry. Any praise I can give them here just isn't detailed enough to give them and the place itself justice. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
When I first fell upon Magnolia Manor Plantation's website, I was intrigued at the beautiful location - however, when I arrived at this magical place, it took my breath away!!! I knew right away; this is the place that I want to get married at and share an entire weekend with those closest to my heart. My husband felt the exact same way! Sheila and Larry sealed the deal with their warm, caring, attentive hearts. They made our wedding weekend something out of a fairy tale and helped create memories to last a lifetime!
When I first fell upon Magnolia Manor Plantation's website, I was intrigued at the beautiful location - however, when I Read more...
When I first fell upon Magnolia Manor Plantation's website, I was intrigued at the beautiful location - however, when I arrived at this magical place, it took my breath away!!! I knew right away; this is the place that I want to get married at and share an entire weekend with those closest to my heart. My husband felt the exact same way! Sheila and Larry sealed the deal with their warm, caring, attentive hearts. They made our wedding weekend something out of a fairy tale and helped create memories to last a lifetime! Read less
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beth ann
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Manor was the perfect place for my wedding. I wanted an outdoor wedding that was very exculsive and private. The bed and breakfest on the very many acres of land was beautiful. Shelia is the wedding planner and she takes care of practically everything. Even the things I did not tell her I wanted or for her to take care of she did, like another bouquet so I could keep mine. Overall the wedding was beautiful because of the location and because of the attention to detail Shelia gave to my wedding.
Magnolia Manor was the perfect place for my wedding. I wanted an outdoor wedding that was very exculsive and private. The Read more...
Magnolia Manor was the perfect place for my wedding. I wanted an outdoor wedding that was very exculsive and private. The bed and breakfest on the very many acres of land was beautiful. Shelia is the wedding planner and she takes care of practically everything. Even the things I did not tell her I wanted or for her to take care of she did, like another bouquet so I could keep mine. Overall the wedding was beautiful because of the location and because of the attention to detail Shelia gave to my wedding. Read less
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sny8o88
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Manor was the most absolute perfect wedding venue for my husband and I. Every guest commented on how beautiful and unique every detail was. Sheila made the wedding planning an absolute breeze and everything was exactly how we had wanted it. It was not a few hour affair, but an entire weekend of relaxing, amazing food, beautiful views, and a lifetime of memories. I would recommend Magnolia Manor to any bride looking for a unique southern wedding.
Magnolia Manor was the most absolute perfect wedding venue for my husband and I. Every guest commented on how beautiful Read more...
Magnolia Manor was the most absolute perfect wedding venue for my husband and I. Every guest commented on how beautiful and unique every detail was. Sheila made the wedding planning an absolute breeze and everything was exactly how we had wanted it. It was not a few hour affair, but an entire weekend of relaxing, amazing food, beautiful views, and a lifetime of memories. I would recommend Magnolia Manor to any bride looking for a unique southern wedding. Read less
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teresamreed
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Manor was the perfect site for our wedding, and my husband and I knew it right away. It was the perfect location and setting. We wanted an outdoor ceremony that was romantic and intimate, which is exactly what we were able to have in the pecan grove. Sheila and Larry were amazing to work with- and completely accommodating to our ideas and requests. Magnolia Manor had all of the qualities and characteristics of the place we wanted to get married- and offered a comfortable setting for all of our guests. It could not have been a more perfect day and night- and it truly was the wedding of our dreams.

Sheila and Larry provided close, personal attention to us- and to our family during the entire process. They are so incredibly caring and wonderful- and really appreciate how special this day is for the bride. This is definitely a place every bride should consider for a NC wedding!!
Magnolia Manor was the perfect site for our wedding, and my husband and I knew it right away. It was the perfect location Read more...
Magnolia Manor was the perfect site for our wedding, and my husband and I knew it right away. It was the perfect location and setting. We wanted an outdoor ceremony that was romantic and intimate, which is exactly what we were able to have in the pecan grove. Sheila and Larry were amazing to work with- and completely accommodating to our ideas and requests. Magnolia Manor had all of the qualities and characteristics of the place we wanted to get married- and offered a comfortable setting for all of our guests. It could not have been a more perfect day and night- and it truly was the wedding of our dreams.

Sheila and Larry provided close, personal attention to us- and to our family during the entire process. They are so incredibly caring and wonderful- and really appreciate how special this day is for the bride. This is definitely a place every bride should consider for a NC wedding!! Read less
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Travis
Wedding:
10/17/2009
5.0/5.0
My wife and I looked at several different venues before selecting Magnolia Manor Plantation for our special day. I am so glad that we found it. It was truly magical. Our families counldn't stop talking about how beautiful the house was. Everyone kept asking "how did you found out about this place". We got married under the big old pecan trees. The place was perfect. Sheila and Larry and their staff couldn't be more accomadating. It was almost Like we had gotten married at my own parents house,we felt so at home there. Looking back on my whole wedding experience, I think it was my second best decision, (The first was my choice in brides). I wish there was a way to give them 6 stars! The food, the fire, the family, the firends, the plantation house, the carriage house, the reception, Denise & Lynn, the GIANT rope swing, the magnolia trees, the silo bar.....AAA+++++

Thanks Shiela + Larry! "YOU MADE"... "OUR DAY"!!
My wife and I looked at several different venues before selecting Magnolia Manor Plantation for our special day. I am so Read more...
My wife and I looked at several different venues before selecting Magnolia Manor Plantation for our special day. I am so glad that we found it. It was truly magical. Our families counldn't stop talking about how beautiful the house was. Everyone kept asking "how did you found out about this place". We got married under the big old pecan trees. The place was perfect. Sheila and Larry and their staff couldn't be more accomadating. It was almost Like we had gotten married at my own parents house,we felt so at home there. Looking back on my whole wedding experience, I think it was my second best decision, (The first was my choice in brides). I wish there was a way to give them 6 stars! The food, the fire, the family, the firends, the plantation house, the carriage house, the reception, Denise & Lynn, the GIANT rope swing, the magnolia trees, the silo bar.....AAA+++++

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Tara
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Sheila Carver was the best wedding director I could have hoped for. She did everything from laying out the flow of the reception to picking out cake flavors and designs to choreographing the ceremony. I just simply could not have done it with out her. I had a great amount of stress leading up to the event because our wedding venue and reception were outdoors. She provided a backup plan and reassuance although we ended up not needing it!! Overall, Mrs. Carver and her helpers, were friendly, helpful, and calm. Myself, my husband, and especially our guests were absolutly floored at the results!! Highly recommend her for peace of mind and overall effect!!

Aaron and Tara-
Married June of 2009
Sheila Carver was the best wedding director I could have hoped for. She did everything from laying out the flow of the Read more...
Sheila Carver was the best wedding director I could have hoped for. She did everything from laying out the flow of the reception to picking out cake flavors and designs to choreographing the ceremony. I just simply could not have done it with out her. I had a great amount of stress leading up to the event because our wedding venue and reception were outdoors. She provided a backup plan and reassuance although we ended up not needing it!! Overall, Mrs. Carver and her helpers, were friendly, helpful, and calm. Myself, my husband, and especially our guests were absolutly floored at the results!! Highly recommend her for peace of mind and overall effect!!

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ellenanddave
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Manor Plantation was the perfect place for our wedding. It provided a relaxing, yet elegant atmosphere for us and our guests. The food and the wedding cake were both really good. Larry and Sheila were wonderful hosts and made us feel very comfortable in their beautifully restored home.
Magnolia Manor Plantation was the perfect place for our wedding. It provided a relaxing, yet elegant atmosphere for us and Read more...
Magnolia Manor Plantation was the perfect place for our wedding. It provided a relaxing, yet elegant atmosphere for us and our guests. The food and the wedding cake were both really good. Larry and Sheila were wonderful hosts and made us feel very comfortable in their beautifully restored home. Read less
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happily married
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Everything was so wonderful!!! First, I didn't need to plan too much: they take care of everything. Just give them ideas, pictures, of what you want and they take care of putting it together. No need to worry about florist, caters, minister, dj... they provide everything for an all inclusive price so you know for sure what your budget is. the staff is awesome! The house is beautiful. The food was great, cooked on location so it taste better. I can't find one thing that I didn't think was perfect! We actually had a perfect wedding without any glitches, what more can I ask for?
Everything was so wonderful!!! First, I didn't need to plan too much: they take care of everything. Just give them ideas, Read more...
Everything was so wonderful!!! First, I didn't need to plan too much: they take care of everything. Just give them ideas, pictures, of what you want and they take care of putting it together. No need to worry about florist, caters, minister, dj... they provide everything for an all inclusive price so you know for sure what your budget is. the staff is awesome! The house is beautiful. The food was great, cooked on location so it taste better. I can't find one thing that I didn't think was perfect! We actually had a perfect wedding without any glitches, what more can I ask for? Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
I chose Magnolia Manor Plantation because of the outdoor location, but I had no idea I was planning my fairytale wedding! It truly was more beautiful and amazing than I ever expected. I only gave a few of my preferences and Sheila (the innkeeper and planner) rolled with it to go above and beyond. Staying the weekend there was stress-free and so easy on both families. Breakfast was also awesome! All the guests had an amazing time and my nephews still ask me about going back to swing on the rope swing and run through the pecan orchard. A true southern experience, from the wonderful food cooked for the rehearsal/wedding reception to the guests, some in their southern belle hats and others dancing barefoot on the floor! Did I mention the horse-drawn buggy? I could talk for hours. Such a special place for such a special day. Highly recommended!
I chose Magnolia Manor Plantation because of the outdoor location, but I had no idea I was planning my fairytale wedding! Read more...
I chose Magnolia Manor Plantation because of the outdoor location, but I had no idea I was planning my fairytale wedding! It truly was more beautiful and amazing than I ever expected. I only gave a few of my preferences and Sheila (the innkeeper and planner) rolled with it to go above and beyond. Staying the weekend there was stress-free and so easy on both families. Breakfast was also awesome! All the guests had an amazing time and my nephews still ask me about going back to swing on the rope swing and run through the pecan orchard. A true southern experience, from the wonderful food cooked for the rehearsal/wedding reception to the guests, some in their southern belle hats and others dancing barefoot on the floor! Did I mention the horse-drawn buggy? I could talk for hours. Such a special place for such a special day. Highly recommended! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
Sheila and Larry were so attentive to my every need and in the process made me feel like I was the only bride they had to help the entire summer. Magnolia Manor is truly a great place to have an outdoor wedding.
Sheila and Larry were so attentive to my every need and in the process made me feel like I was the only bride they had to Read more...
Sheila and Larry were so attentive to my every need and in the process made me feel like I was the only bride they had to help the entire summer. Magnolia Manor is truly a great place to have an outdoor wedding. Read less
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Adam
Wedding:
9/29/2007
5.0/5.0
My wedding at Magnolia Manor was the wedding of all weddings. I knew the first time I walked the grounds that was the place I wanted to get married. The huge oak tree made a very special and beautiful back drop to my wedding. When I was standing up there in front of everyone looking back and watching my beautiful bride walking through the back gardens it looked to me like something that belonged in the Southern Living Magazine (wedding addition). It was a wedding that I will never forget. Larry and Sheila made sure that every request we had no matter how big or small was taken care of.

THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!!
My wedding at Magnolia Manor was the wedding of all weddings. I knew the first time I walked the grounds that was the Read more...
My wedding at Magnolia Manor was the wedding of all weddings. I knew the first time I walked the grounds that was the place I wanted to get married. The huge oak tree made a very special and beautiful back drop to my wedding. When I was standing up there in front of everyone looking back and watching my beautiful bride walking through the back gardens it looked to me like something that belonged in the Southern Living Magazine (wedding addition). It was a wedding that I will never forget. Larry and Sheila made sure that every request we had no matter how big or small was taken care of.

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Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Favors & Gifts, Flowers, Invitations, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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Laura
Wedding:
9/29/2007
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a better wedding day/weekend! There isn't a single thing I would change about it! I highly recommend it to anyone!
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I could not have asked for a better wedding day/weekend! There isn't a single thing I would change about it! I highly recommend it to anyone! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Manor was the perfect Southern setting for our wedding!!! Larry and Sheila, the innkeepers, were SO great to work with, and if we had to do it all over again, we would not have changed a thing! It was the weekend of a lifetime!
Magnolia Manor was the perfect Southern setting for our wedding!!! Larry and Sheila, the innkeepers, were SO great to work Read more...
Magnolia Manor was the perfect Southern setting for our wedding!!! Larry and Sheila, the innkeepers, were SO great to work with, and if we had to do it all over again, we would not have changed a thing! It was the weekend of a lifetime! Read less
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Tyler Mount
Wedding:
3/31/2007
5.0/5.0
This was the absolute perfect place for our dream wedding. Who wouldn't love to get married outside under the shadow of a historic manor house with enough room for all your friends and family? This property provides so much flexibility for a small and large wedding. Ours was on the little larger size, but Larry and Sheila had it all covered. Our reception was set up in front of the house within the beautiful circular drive while the ceremony happened in the rear of the house. We had a grand introduction as we entered the reception through the beautiful manor house. Truly memorable. You could also house the whole party in the Beautiful Carriage house or get married in the breathtaking pecan grove. If options really aren't what you are looking for in a wedding venue than Magnolia Manor is for you as well. Larry and Sheila have done a good number of weddings so that they can take care of everything to make your engagement a lot less stressful. Answer a few questions and then show up for the most memorable weekend of your relationship. Honestly this is an amazing place to get married, have a memorable party, and have no regrets looking back.
This was the absolute perfect place for our dream wedding. Who wouldn't love to get married outside under the shadow of a Read more...
This was the absolute perfect place for our dream wedding. Who wouldn't love to get married outside under the shadow of a historic manor house with enough room for all your friends and family? This property provides so much flexibility for a small and large wedding. Ours was on the little larger size, but Larry and Sheila had it all covered. Our reception was set up in front of the house within the beautiful circular drive while the ceremony happened in the rear of the house. We had a grand introduction as we entered the reception through the beautiful manor house. Truly memorable. You could also house the whole party in the Beautiful Carriage house or get married in the breathtaking pecan grove. If options really aren't what you are looking for in a wedding venue than Magnolia Manor is for you as well. Larry and Sheila have done a good number of weddings so that they can take care of everything to make your engagement a lot less stressful. Answer a few questions and then show up for the most memorable weekend of your relationship. Honestly this is an amazing place to get married, have a memorable party, and have no regrets looking back. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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rachelinraleigh
Wedding:
3/31/2007
5.0/5.0
Just a little less than an hour from Raleigh, Warrenton's Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast is a gracious, romantic, celebration-perfect location to bring your family and friends together to begin your marriage! My husband and I loved working with Sheila and Larry - flexible and gracious - and their house staff, who were pleased to help with every aspect of making our wedding day wonderful! I recommend this location to any bride who wants to please her mom, dad, mother-in-law, father-in-law, groom, AND herself on one of the most wonderful days of her life!!
Just a little less than an hour from Raleigh, Warrenton's Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast is a gracious, romantic, Read more...
Just a little less than an hour from Raleigh, Warrenton's Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast is a gracious, romantic, celebration-perfect location to bring your family and friends together to begin your marriage! My husband and I loved working with Sheila and Larry - flexible and gracious - and their house staff, who were pleased to help with every aspect of making our wedding day wonderful! I recommend this location to any bride who wants to please her mom, dad, mother-in-law, father-in-law, groom, AND herself on one of the most wonderful days of her life!! Read less
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Breathe
Wedding:
12/13/2003
5.0/5.0
Larry and Sheila provided the exact atmosphere we needed and were so very helpful through the entire process. Our memories of Magnolia Manor are among our most precious. We will return there.
Larry and Sheila provided the exact atmosphere we needed and were so very helpful through the entire process. Our memories Read more...
Larry and Sheila provided the exact atmosphere we needed and were so very helpful through the entire process. Our memories of Magnolia Manor are among our most precious. We will return there. Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
12/13/2003
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Manor is a perfect place to share your special day. You feel like family as Sheila and Larry welcome you this fairytale venue. They offer everythinig you need with generous hearts. The rooms are so special for guests and the breakfast was amazing. So many places to take a relaxing walk and hide away before everything gets busy. Every detail from the rehearsal dinner and wedding day food to the twinkle lights smiling in the barn while we danced were just perfect. I knew I could relax b/c everything was taken care of. Thank you for making our special day so amazing. We will remember it forever!
Magnolia Manor is a perfect place to share your special day. You feel like family as Sheila and Larry welcome you this Read more...
Magnolia Manor is a perfect place to share your special day. You feel like family as Sheila and Larry welcome you this fairytale venue. They offer everythinig you need with generous hearts. The rooms are so special for guests and the breakfast was amazing. So many places to take a relaxing walk and hide away before everything gets busy. Every detail from the rehearsal dinner and wedding day food to the twinkle lights smiling in the barn while we danced were just perfect. I knew I could relax b/c everything was taken care of. Thank you for making our special day so amazing. We will remember it forever! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.9/5.0
Sheila and Larry Carver went above and beyond to make this wedding (my daughter and son -in-law's) surpass our expectations. It was a dream come true! It started raining and they were at the ready with 3 alternate rain plans, the flowers and cake and lighting were more than we dreamed of, we took some things to decorate our table displays and they added to them with so many country elegant props of their own! the breakfast both days was unbelievable. The entire staff was so helpful, whether we needed them to hunt up a steamer for a wrinkled tux or get directions into town. We ended up with extra guests the night of wedding and they were accommodated no problem. The dj was great, the food was delicious and plentiful, the house is so magnificent, the antiques and furnishings make every inch of the house a photo op waiting to happen. Cant say enough about how wonderful the experience was, and how beautiful it was at night with all the twinkle lights, and suspended mason jars with lights. Thanks Larry and Sheila!!!
Sheila and Larry Carver went above and beyond to make this wedding (my daughter and son -in-law's) surpass our Read more...
Sheila and Larry Carver went above and beyond to make this wedding (my daughter and son -in-law's) surpass our expectations. It was a dream come true! It started raining and they were at the ready with 3 alternate rain plans, the flowers and cake and lighting were more than we dreamed of, we took some things to decorate our table displays and they added to them with so many country elegant props of their own! the breakfast both days was unbelievable. The entire staff was so helpful, whether we needed them to hunt up a steamer for a wrinkled tux or get directions into town. We ended up with extra guests the night of wedding and they were accommodated no problem. The dj was great, the food was delicious and plentiful, the house is so magnificent, the antiques and furnishings make every inch of the house a photo op waiting to happen. Cant say enough about how wonderful the experience was, and how beautiful it was at night with all the twinkle lights, and suspended mason jars with lights. Thanks Larry and Sheila!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.9/5.0
On September 28, 2013 my husband and I got married at Magnolia Manor Plantation. I can honestly say that Sheila and Larry go above and beyond in every way. We celebrated our rehearsal dinner at MM on Friday night and it truly seemed like a different venue than on our wedding day. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the food was and how kind the owners are... then on our wedding day everything was absolutely PERFECT! The bridal party along with my husband and I woke up to an amazing breakfast, then we helped set up our own decorations...while the staff took care of everything that MM provided. The ceremony site was gorgeous, the cocktail hour was perfect, and the reception was beautiful and an absolutely blast. Sheila makes you feel like home during the whole weekend and she did every detail to a tee that I wanted. I would 150% recommend this venue to anyone. We have seen a lot of our guests since our wedding day and absolutely everyone has said that our wedding was one of the most beautiful, unique, and FUN weddings that they have ever attended...and my husband and I couldn't' agree more! I guarantee that you won't fine another venue like this in the Raleigh area.
On September 28, 2013 my husband and I got married at Magnolia Manor Plantation. I can honestly say that Sheila and Larry Read more...
On September 28, 2013 my husband and I got married at Magnolia Manor Plantation. I can honestly say that Sheila and Larry go above and beyond in every way. We celebrated our rehearsal dinner at MM on Friday night and it truly seemed like a different venue than on our wedding day. All of our guests couldn't stop talking about how amazing the food was and how kind the owners are... then on our wedding day everything was absolutely PERFECT! The bridal party along with my husband and I woke up to an amazing breakfast, then we helped set up our own decorations...while the staff took care of everything that MM provided. The ceremony site was gorgeous, the cocktail hour was perfect, and the reception was beautiful and an absolutely blast. Sheila makes you feel like home during the whole weekend and she did every detail to a tee that I wanted. I would 150% recommend this venue to anyone. We have seen a lot of our guests since our wedding day and absolutely everyone has said that our wedding was one of the most beautiful, unique, and FUN weddings that they have ever attended...and my husband and I couldn't' agree more! I guarantee that you won't fine another venue like this in the Raleigh area. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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jessa0901
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.9/5.0
Magnolia Manor is a lovely place for a wedding, especially if you want an amazing outdoor wedding and reception. They even have everything covered in case it rains, every brides fear. Since my husband and I live in FL and are from NC, I planned my wedding from Florida, organizing everything with the owners online and on the phone. Sheila got everything exactly the way I wanted, I didn't even see my flowers until the day of the wedding. The food was simply divine. We opted to stay at the Manor for the weekend with some friends and the breakfast they made rivals the kitchen of Paula Dean. Take my advice and book the rooms with your wedding, it's truly worth the price.
Magnolia Manor is a lovely place for a wedding, especially if you want an amazing outdoor wedding and reception. They even Read more...
Magnolia Manor is a lovely place for a wedding, especially if you want an amazing outdoor wedding and reception. They even have everything covered in case it rains, every brides fear. Since my husband and I live in FL and are from NC, I planned my wedding from Florida, organizing everything with the owners online and on the phone. Sheila got everything exactly the way I wanted, I didn't even see my flowers until the day of the wedding. The food was simply divine. We opted to stay at the Manor for the weekend with some friends and the breakfast they made rivals the kitchen of Paula Dean. Take my advice and book the rooms with your wedding, it's truly worth the price. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/17/2011
4.8/5.0
I highly recommend Sheila and her staff at Magnolia Manor, along with the DJ she hired for us, Allan. I sent Sheila pictures of what I wanted for the cake, flowers, etc. and it all came out even better than I pictured it. The breakfasts at the Manor were delicious, and being there all weekend allowed my family and my groom's family to spend some time together.
My ceremony didn't turn out exactly as I'd hoped because it had to be moved indoors at the last minute due to rain. The staff at Magnolia Manor moved everything into the reception space. I was really impressed with the reception venue. In fact, I feel our plan B was better than most peoples' plan A. One thing I learned from my wedding day is that if you hire the right people, when things go wrong, they still find a way to make it work for you.
I highly recommend Sheila and her staff at Magnolia Manor, along with the DJ she hired for us, Allan. I sent Sheila Read more...
I highly recommend Sheila and her staff at Magnolia Manor, along with the DJ she hired for us, Allan. I sent Sheila pictures of what I wanted for the cake, flowers, etc. and it all came out even better than I pictured it. The breakfasts at the Manor were delicious, and being there all weekend allowed my family and my groom's family to spend some time together.
My ceremony didn't turn out exactly as I'd hoped because it had to be moved indoors at the last minute due to rain. The staff at Magnolia Manor moved everything into the reception space. I was really impressed with the reception venue. In fact, I feel our plan B was better than most peoples' plan A. One thing I learned from my wedding day is that if you hire the right people, when things go wrong, they still find a way to make it work for you. Read less
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Lynn
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.8/5.0
It was just spectacular.!!! The house, the yard, the food...it was everything that my daughter had wanted. Everything was taken care of without delay. What a wonderful experience for me, as the mother of the bride. Well worth the time, effort, and cost!!!!
It was just spectacular.!!! The house, the yard, the food...it was everything that my daughter had wanted. Everything was Read more...
It was just spectacular.!!! The house, the yard, the food...it was everything that my daughter had wanted. Everything was taken care of without delay. What a wonderful experience for me, as the mother of the bride. Well worth the time, effort, and cost!!!! Read less
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PhotoOp
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.8/5.0
Everything was wonderful at Magnolia Manor! It was completely stress free planning. The DJ is amazing and keeps everyone having a good time, flowers were beautiful, cake and food was delicious. We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding weekend. The only negative was that the groomsmen weren't told which side to seat the guests on, so make sure you let them know before hand; I didn't know about it until I saw my video. Also, you have to let the owners know if you want reserved seating for the bride and groom and wedding party. I highly recommend Magnolia Manor if you are looking to have a perfect wedding!
Everything was wonderful at Magnolia Manor! It was completely stress free planning. The DJ is amazing and keeps everyone Read more...
Everything was wonderful at Magnolia Manor! It was completely stress free planning. The DJ is amazing and keeps everyone having a good time, flowers were beautiful, cake and food was delicious. We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding weekend. The only negative was that the groomsmen weren't told which side to seat the guests on, so make sure you let them know before hand; I didn't know about it until I saw my video. Also, you have to let the owners know if you want reserved seating for the bride and groom and wedding party. I highly recommend Magnolia Manor if you are looking to have a perfect wedding! Read less
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Kcby413
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.8/5.0
We were worried about finding a wedding venue that would combine a wedding coordinator with a beautiful location that wouldn't bury us in cost and restrictions. My husband and I wanted to have a fun wedding that celebrated our love and the families that raised us. The first thing that Sheila told me was that she and Larry wanted us to have the wedding We wanted, so they remained flexible yet helpful throughout the process. I had a million ideas and Sheila helped me to focus our theme while remaining realistic about the logistics of having an outdoor wedding.

We got the manor for the weekend. We had Italian for the rehearsal dinner on Friday which was delicious and my bridesmaids are still talking about the amazing breakfasts. We brought in hair and make up, and the cake (as my husband had a favorite bakery he wanted to have), but we did the flowers and food with the Manor. The food was delicious, we had pork and chicken BBQ, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and banana pudding. The flowers were the only area that didn't exceed my expectations. The bouquets were smaller than I anticipated, but I truly think it was a fluke. Larry and Sheila added a hayride and bonfire to our night, which everyone loved, and no one even thought about the flowers.

We returned to MM for my sister-in-law's wedding and the flowers were gorgeous! The DJ at our wedding was great and our family and friends danced into the night. Three years later, We still receive compliments on our wedding, and we attribute this to Larry and Sheila's kindness, their ability to keep everything on schedule, and their realization that this was the biggest day of our lives, and that it should be in our vision, not restricted by a list of required vendors and rules.

Magnolia Manor is a wonderful template venue for any couple who want to have a relaxing wedding that represents what they love about each other. It was worth every penny and I would gladly recommend it to anyone.
We were worried about finding a wedding venue that would combine a wedding coordinator with a beautiful location that Read more...
We were worried about finding a wedding venue that would combine a wedding coordinator with a beautiful location that wouldn't bury us in cost and restrictions. My husband and I wanted to have a fun wedding that celebrated our love and the families that raised us. The first thing that Sheila told me was that she and Larry wanted us to have the wedding We wanted, so they remained flexible yet helpful throughout the process. I had a million ideas and Sheila helped me to focus our theme while remaining realistic about the logistics of having an outdoor wedding.

We got the manor for the weekend. We had Italian for the rehearsal dinner on Friday which was delicious and my bridesmaids are still talking about the amazing breakfasts. We brought in hair and make up, and the cake (as my husband had a favorite bakery he wanted to have), but we did the flowers and food with the Manor. The food was delicious, we had pork and chicken BBQ, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, and banana pudding. The flowers were the only area that didn't exceed my expectations. The bouquets were smaller than I anticipated, but I truly think it was a fluke. Larry and Sheila added a hayride and bonfire to our night, which everyone loved, and no one even thought about the flowers.

We returned to MM for my sister-in-law's wedding and the flowers were gorgeous! The DJ at our wedding was great and our family and friends danced into the night. Three years later, We still receive compliments on our wedding, and we attribute this to Larry and Sheila's kindness, their ability to keep everything on schedule, and their realization that this was the biggest day of our lives, and that it should be in our vision, not restricted by a list of required vendors and rules.

Magnolia Manor is a wonderful template venue for any couple who want to have a relaxing wedding that represents what they love about each other. It was worth every penny and I would gladly recommend it to anyone. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.7/5.0
We enjoyed our weekend at Magnolia Manor so much, and our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be! We had so many guests tell us that it was the most fun they have ever had at the wedding, which made me and my groom so happy! There were so many little details that Magnolia Manor staff took care of for us (for instance, decorating the favor table with their own decorations). It was so nice to have so little planning stress since Magnolia Manor comes with so many things included in the package (catering, flowers, cake, the list goes on and on!) It was also wonderful to be able to share the whole weekend with our bridal party staying at the house with us, I felt it really gave us time to hang out and enjoy them being there with us. Thank you to Larry and Shelia for everything you did for us, we will never forget our wonderful weekend with you all!
We enjoyed our weekend at Magnolia Manor so much, and our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be! We had so many Read more...
We enjoyed our weekend at Magnolia Manor so much, and our wedding was everything we had hoped it would be! We had so many guests tell us that it was the most fun they have ever had at the wedding, which made me and my groom so happy! There were so many little details that Magnolia Manor staff took care of for us (for instance, decorating the favor table with their own decorations). It was so nice to have so little planning stress since Magnolia Manor comes with so many things included in the package (catering, flowers, cake, the list goes on and on!) It was also wonderful to be able to share the whole weekend with our bridal party staying at the house with us, I felt it really gave us time to hang out and enjoy them being there with us. Thank you to Larry and Shelia for everything you did for us, we will never forget our wonderful weekend with you all! Read less
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happybride
Wedding:
9/13/2008
4.6/5.0
Shiela is great and follows your idea. I came prepared to each meeting with lists and she took notes. She was always open to setting up meetings if I felt it necessary. She has good local contacts with vendors which can make things easier. Overall, good experience. If it rains, however, it isn't the best venue. They do work with a church down the road which is available in bad weather if you don't mind a church wedding. They are constantly updating the venue to make it better for every bride. The pictures online don't do the venue justice. It is gorgeous in real life and everyone asked me how I found the place. We needed a chuppa and Larry built it for us before the wedding. It was great. I didn't lift a finger on my wedding day. Plus the food was incredible. Everyone was impressed. Especially my husband and me. I would recommend this venue to anyone wanting a unique southern wedding.
Shiela is great and follows your idea. I came prepared to each meeting with lists and she took notes. She was always open Read more...
Shiela is great and follows your idea. I came prepared to each meeting with lists and she took notes. She was always open to setting up meetings if I felt it necessary. She has good local contacts with vendors which can make things easier. Overall, good experience. If it rains, however, it isn't the best venue. They do work with a church down the road which is available in bad weather if you don't mind a church wedding. They are constantly updating the venue to make it better for every bride. The pictures online don't do the venue justice. It is gorgeous in real life and everyone asked me how I found the place. We needed a chuppa and Larry built it for us before the wedding. It was great. I didn't lift a finger on my wedding day. Plus the food was incredible. Everyone was impressed. Especially my husband and me. I would recommend this venue to anyone wanting a unique southern wedding. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.4/5.0
This is literally a home, the couple who runs this venue lives there year round and rebuilt it from the ground up. So if you love attention to detail, the little things, and pintrest. Then you will fall in love with shelia. Her imagination, and ability to read people is uncanningly accurate and beyond helpful. Especially in translating one indecisive brides dream wedding. We had our entire wedding party stay there, and they had the most wonderful time. The food was five star rated. The flowers we detailed and so carefully chosen, by her florist. The ceremony can be held anywhere you would like on the grounds. The cake was beautiful. The planning with Shelia was effortless and the least stressful part of my wedding. I was so skeptical at first because it is in the middle of no where, and you can't help but feel like if you book with them you won't experience of the best of the best. But I can honestly and gladly say that this is in no way an outcome of your special day when booking with them. They center you on the important things, and she worries with the little things. I feel like I should probably end this rave before I over load you with positivity and you begin to doubt my judgement. Although there are endless wonderful things I could say about this place, you will never truly appreciate it until you see it for yourself and you meet Shelia and Larry. With that, good luck with your planning, and remember the most important part of a wedding is already done, you and him together.
This is literally a home, the couple who runs this venue lives there year round and rebuilt it from the ground up. So if Read more...
This is literally a home, the couple who runs this venue lives there year round and rebuilt it from the ground up. So if you love attention to detail, the little things, and pintrest. Then you will fall in love with shelia. Her imagination, and ability to read people is uncanningly accurate and beyond helpful. Especially in translating one indecisive brides dream wedding. We had our entire wedding party stay there, and they had the most wonderful time. The food was five star rated. The flowers we detailed and so carefully chosen, by her florist. The ceremony can be held anywhere you would like on the grounds. The cake was beautiful. The planning with Shelia was effortless and the least stressful part of my wedding. I was so skeptical at first because it is in the middle of no where, and you can't help but feel like if you book with them you won't experience of the best of the best. But I can honestly and gladly say that this is in no way an outcome of your special day when booking with them. They center you on the important things, and she worries with the little things. I feel like I should probably end this rave before I over load you with positivity and you begin to doubt my judgement. Although there are endless wonderful things I could say about this place, you will never truly appreciate it until you see it for yourself and you meet Shelia and Larry. With that, good luck with your planning, and remember the most important part of a wedding is already done, you and him together. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue, Unique Services
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magicaljan
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.4/5.0
Sheila and Larry have a beautiful home and the grounds made for the perfect weekend wedding. We had mainly out of town guests and everyone loved being outside and the whole atmosphere. Sheila catered to the special needs of my family and really took special time to get to know us. Larry's BBQ pork is out of this world, better the the PIT in Raleigh as some of my guests told us. Sitting on the porch in the mornings and our nice breakfast outside before all the craziness of the day was so wonderful. It was everything we could have hoped for.
Sheila and Larry have a beautiful home and the grounds made for the perfect weekend wedding. We had mainly out of town Read more...
Sheila and Larry have a beautiful home and the grounds made for the perfect weekend wedding. We had mainly out of town guests and everyone loved being outside and the whole atmosphere. Sheila catered to the special needs of my family and really took special time to get to know us. Larry's BBQ pork is out of this world, better the the PIT in Raleigh as some of my guests told us. Sitting on the porch in the mornings and our nice breakfast outside before all the craziness of the day was so wonderful. It was everything we could have hoped for. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
8/24/2013
4.1/5.0
Let me start with the good news. (1) The Venue is BEAUTIFUL. Our guests were very complimentary of the house, the grounds, the barn, etc. We chose a ceremony site in the Pecan orchard, and it was amazing. (2) The weekend wedding package that includes rooms is a great idea. The convenience of having so many of our wedding party stay there was a dealmaker for us. I slept in two different rooms myself, and found both to be comfortable and clean. (3) The food at the BBQ reception is very, very good. I can attest that I saw Larry start the slow cooking process with my own eyes at 11:00pm the night before the wedding. The bbq, the chicken, the banana pudding, all of it was very good. I also heard great compliments from our overnight guests about the breakfast. (4) The DJ! Alan is the best wedding DJ I have ever seen. He had a great time and made the reception very enjoyable for the guests. MM contracted with him and I didn’t actually talk to him until 3-4 days before the wedding, but he was amazing.
The less good news… It may be a good idea to have your own planner/coordinator. Sheila and Larry are good people, but some things just got away from them at our wedding. The reception tables were not set up correctly, and the staff was NOT helpful in correcting it. Our mothers fixed the tables themselves. Everyone was running around in frenzy the day of the wedding. The champagne for the toast never made it to our guests. It was eventually placed on the tables for guests to pour their own, but the toasts had already passed.
Overall, the wedding was great. The venue and ceremony were beautiful, the Carvers are very nice and their lenient alcohol policy and flexible hours are very fair. The price was pretty good for all that we got (they arrange the cake, the flowers, a bartender, the DJ, 5 bedrooms, etc.).
I would definitely recommend this venue, as the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. I would also advise some additional day-of coordination.
Let me start with the good news. (1) The Venue is BEAUTIFUL. Our guests were very complimentary of the house, the grounds, Read more...
Let me start with the good news. (1) The Venue is BEAUTIFUL. Our guests were very complimentary of the house, the grounds, the barn, etc. We chose a ceremony site in the Pecan orchard, and it was amazing. (2) The weekend wedding package that includes rooms is a great idea. The convenience of having so many of our wedding party stay there was a dealmaker for us. I slept in two different rooms myself, and found both to be comfortable and clean. (3) The food at the BBQ reception is very, very good. I can attest that I saw Larry start the slow cooking process with my own eyes at 11:00pm the night before the wedding. The bbq, the chicken, the banana pudding, all of it was very good. I also heard great compliments from our overnight guests about the breakfast. (4) The DJ! Alan is the best wedding DJ I have ever seen. He had a great time and made the reception very enjoyable for the guests. MM contracted with him and I didn’t actually talk to him until 3-4 days before the wedding, but he was amazing.
The less good news… It may be a good idea to have your own planner/coordinator. Sheila and Larry are good people, but some things just got away from them at our wedding. The reception tables were not set up correctly, and the staff was NOT helpful in correcting it. Our mothers fixed the tables themselves. Everyone was running around in frenzy the day of the wedding. The champagne for the toast never made it to our guests. It was eventually placed on the tables for guests to pour their own, but the toasts had already passed.
Overall, the wedding was great. The venue and ceremony were beautiful, the Carvers are very nice and their lenient alcohol policy and flexible hours are very fair. The price was pretty good for all that we got (they arrange the cake, the flowers, a bartender, the DJ, 5 bedrooms, etc.).
I would definitely recommend this venue, as the positives definitely outweigh the negatives. I would also advise some additional day-of coordination. Read less
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Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B responded with the following comments:

We genuinely enjoyed working with Matt and Kelsea and hosting their wedding celebration but feel that some additional explanation is in order. Magnolia Manor uses a very extensive sixteen page wedding planner that we have developed over the years to thoroughly plan every detail of the weekend from the time the wedding party arrives on Friday until the time they leave on Sunday. The real secret to success in any wedding is careful planning to prevent surprises. In that document it clearly states Magnolia Manor’s very generous policy to allow the wedding couple to bring whatever personal decorating they desire but they are responsible for the installation and removal of any such decorations. That same language is also present in the wedding agreement that the bride and groom sign. That language is provided below:

“Magnolia Manor allows you to bring your own decorations. You are responsible for the installation and removal of all such decorations”

Saturday afternoon when we are busy preparing for their event, we were asked to deal with a very extensive assembly of personal decorations on the tables complete with images of what they were to look like, none of which we had never seen before, were not responsible for and were totally unprepared to deal with. We did the best we could to help with the request but we lost several hours of critical staff resource dealing with the resulting confusion. It was our effort to deal with their oversight that created the impression that “everyone was running around in a frenzy”. As a result of the confusion, the set up for the Champaign toast, which was also suppose to be on the tables but omitted from the images were provided, was sadly over looked (sorry). With regard to the table placement, the tables were set up on Friday when the bride and groom arrived. There was no discussion of changes in the table placement until the last minute on Saturday afternoon after the linens had been installed and in the middle of the personal decoration situation that really got out of hand. Minor tweaking of the table placement occurs all the time. It is extremely easy to accomplish and was indeed done by our staff. If you read the review carefully, you will see that everything Magnolia Manor was responsible for, and planned for, was delivered except for the Champaign toast which was explained above.

Magnolia Manor regrets that the couple are unhappy with the day-of arrangements but we feel all of this all could have been avoided if they had been more aware of their obligations. In the future we will ensure that every bride has a clearer and complete understanding of our most generous policy regarding personal decorations.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.1/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at this venue only a few months ago. It is truly a beautiful place! Sheila does a great job of coordinating most aspects of the event: flowers, DJ, rehearsal dinner, food, cake - all of which are included in the package. We only had to worry about ceremony music, an officiant and a photographer. The DJ is fantastic (he has a great sense of humor and really helps to get the party started). Breakfast at the B&B is fantastic and the food we selected for the wedding was pretty good. From a convenience perspective, Magnolia Manor B&B is an excellent option. There are a few things to be aware of with this venue, however.
1. They DO NOT do food and cake tastings. Apparently, previous tasting events resulted in a tremendous amount of waste when folks did not show up to try the food as scheduled.
2. The menu and pictures on the website make the food sound and look much more elaborate than it is (e.g. Herb-crusted chicken, Beef tenderloin). Our spread, though it tasted good, was not nearly as nice. The staff kept referring to our selections as "chicken fingers" and "roast beef" sandwiches when serving our guests. Something to keep in mind since you can't taste anything ahead of time - you also miss out on seeing the presentation of the food. Also, no hard liquor can be served unless you apply for a permit. This wasn't a problem for us since we decided to have only beer and wine, but for those folks who like more variety....it is an extra step and with a small fee.

A few other things that I suspect and hope were anomalies associated with our wedding day: When our guests began arriving, no one from the staff was available to show them to their rooms (we were told there would be). One girl popped out from the back briefly to help escort our first set of guests, but then quickly disappeared. The food the day of the wedding was cleared very quickly. Some of my guests did not get a chance to have cake.
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at this venue only a few months ago. It is truly a beautiful place! Sheila does Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at this venue only a few months ago. It is truly a beautiful place! Sheila does a great job of coordinating most aspects of the event: flowers, DJ, rehearsal dinner, food, cake - all of which are included in the package. We only had to worry about ceremony music, an officiant and a photographer. The DJ is fantastic (he has a great sense of humor and really helps to get the party started). Breakfast at the B&B is fantastic and the food we selected for the wedding was pretty good. From a convenience perspective, Magnolia Manor B&B is an excellent option. There are a few things to be aware of with this venue, however.
1. They DO NOT do food and cake tastings. Apparently, previous tasting events resulted in a tremendous amount of waste when folks did not show up to try the food as scheduled.
2. The menu and pictures on the website make the food sound and look much more elaborate than it is (e.g. Herb-crusted chicken, Beef tenderloin). Our spread, though it tasted good, was not nearly as nice. The staff kept referring to our selections as "chicken fingers" and "roast beef" sandwiches when serving our guests. Something to keep in mind since you can't taste anything ahead of time - you also miss out on seeing the presentation of the food. Also, no hard liquor can be served unless you apply for a permit. This wasn't a problem for us since we decided to have only beer and wine, but for those folks who like more variety....it is an extra step and with a small fee.

A few other things that I suspect and hope were anomalies associated with our wedding day: When our guests began arriving, no one from the staff was available to show them to their rooms (we were told there would be). One girl popped out from the back briefly to help escort our first set of guests, but then quickly disappeared. The food the day of the wedding was cleared very quickly. Some of my guests did not get a chance to have cake. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, DJ, Flowers, , Wedding Venue
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/2/2012
1.6/5.0
We had our wedding at Magnolia Manor this past spring. We selected another venue already, when I stumbled across this one abt. 3 months before our wedding. They hadn't gotten all their available dates filled last spring. So ours was still available, and they offered us a discount. Sheila and Larry seemed like really nice people, and we were specifically told that we would not get less service just because we were getting a discount. We paid all fees owed before they were even due. However, Sheila did not follow up on her end of the contract.
After paying for the first half of our wedding, Sheila began not replying to important emails until nearly two weeks later. I thought maybe she was busy with another wedding that week, and would spend more time communicating with me the week of our wedding. So didn't worry much abt. it. Although, did remember seeing prior reviews with the same complaint (now mysteriously missing). The week of our wedding rolled around, and Sheila emailed me to let me know that she and Larry were leaving to go on vacation for the week prior to and weekend of our wedding, that she would be away from email, and phone would not have signal either. She told me that "her wedding faries" will be taking care of things, but would not tell me the name or email of the person in charge whom I could contact while she was away. This was not what was promised to us when signing contract. She was so rude to me that ultimately my husband stepped in and took care of matters, which ended up with Sheila trying to make us feel that we were inconveniencing her by asking her to follow through with what we signed for, and trying to guilt us for paying the amount of the wedding that was agreed upon. They ultimately stayed for our wedding weekend as agreed, but so much more went wrong including my sweet grandparents who were staying in the B&B that weekend being locked out for hours "for cleaning", with their belongings inside. Wouldn't recommend..
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We had our wedding at Magnolia Manor this past spring. We selected another venue already, when I stumbled across this one abt. 3 months before our wedding. They hadn't gotten all their available dates filled last spring. So ours was still available, and they offered us a discount. Sheila and Larry seemed like really nice people, and we were specifically told that we would not get less service just because we were getting a discount. We paid all fees owed before they were even due. However, Sheila did not follow up on her end of the contract.
After paying for the first half of our wedding, Sheila began not replying to important emails until nearly two weeks later. I thought maybe she was busy with another wedding that week, and would spend more time communicating with me the week of our wedding. So didn't worry much abt. it. Although, did remember seeing prior reviews with the same complaint (now mysteriously missing). The week of our wedding rolled around, and Sheila emailed me to let me know that she and Larry were leaving to go on vacation for the week prior to and weekend of our wedding, that she would be away from email, and phone would not have signal either. She told me that "her wedding faries" will be taking care of things, but would not tell me the name or email of the person in charge whom I could contact while she was away. This was not what was promised to us when signing contract. She was so rude to me that ultimately my husband stepped in and took care of matters, which ended up with Sheila trying to make us feel that we were inconveniencing her by asking her to follow through with what we signed for, and trying to guilt us for paying the amount of the wedding that was agreed upon. They ultimately stayed for our wedding weekend as agreed, but so much more went wrong including my sweet grandparents who were staying in the B&B that weekend being locked out for hours "for cleaning", with their belongings inside. Wouldn't recommend.. Read less
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Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B responded with the following comments:

This wonderful wedding celebration was a relatively small event with fewer than 50 guests attending for seven hours. We have a staff of 20 employees who are fully capable of handling much larger events on a routine basis. As the Wedding Coordinator, I had every detail covered especially considering that the bride had removed many of the services that we provide to reduce the cost, including the DJ. The groom served as the DJ and Master of Ceremonies. I was unexpectedly called out of town on a family matter, not a vacation, the details of which were not fully shared with the bride. Upon learning that I needed to be out of town the bride apparently panicked which resulted in the groom severely over reacting and actually shouting at me and being verbally abusive to me over the phone because his bride was stressed. I did change my plans, not because I needed to be here, but because I would not subject my staff to the groom’s irrational behavior. My staff handled the entire event without a problem just as if I was not present. The sweet grandparents arrived several hours prior to the arranged check-in time. The facility was opened on schedule. No one has ever been locked out of the facility. The grandparents and all of the house guests were very pleased with their experience. From our perspective, there was nothing that went wrong, other than the inexcusable behavior of the groom, or was in any way inferior to any of the other wedding celebrations we have hosted. The bride, who apparently provided this negative review, even commented to me at the end of the event that everything was wonderful???. Additionally, any time we travel our home phone is forwarded to my cell phone and we constantly monitor our email remotely. The only time I am not available is if I am in an area that has no cell phone coverage, in which case I return voice mail ASAP. I encourage you to look at our reviews for weddings both before and after the June 2, 2012 date. All of those wedding celebrations were rated as excellent by our brides. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding our ability to host a magnificent wedding celebration, please feel free to bring those concerns to our attention. - Sheila

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