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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Charleston , SC
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LOCATION

3550 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC US 29414 (map)

PHONE

843-571-1266

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ABOUT US

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens offers several unique and elegant locations for your special event. The historic Carriage House (c. 1840) overlooks the Ashley River and is surrounded by... Read more
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens offers several unique and elegant locations for your special event. The historic Carriage House (c. 1840) overlooks the Ashley River and is surrounded by ancient Live Oaks, sweeping lawns, and beautiful torches that line the river. In the heart of the Garden, the Plantation House Veranda is a truly historic and elegant venue that offers expansive views of our Live Oaks, manicured gardens and our open pasture. The Conservatory, home to exotic tropical flora, is a unique and intimate indoor space with an outdoor deck overlooking the Schoolhouse Pond and its famous Red Bridge. Providing an incomparable backdrop of year-round blooms throughout the historic gardens and plantation grounds, Magnolia Plantation is sure to make your big day an unforgettable one. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1676
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1676
Describe your venue:
Farm / Barn, Historic Site, Manor / Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic, Rustic, Waterfront
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Outside vendors welcome
Beverage Service
Outside vendors welcome
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Outside vendors welcome
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The carriage house was the perfect spot for our August wedding! It was the only venue we visited and knew we didn't need to look any further! The staff was very helpful throughout the planing process and on the big day. The plantation is absolutely breathtaking and I cannot wait to see our pictures!
The carriage house was the perfect spot for our August wedding! It was the only venue we visited and knew we didn't need Read more...
The carriage house was the perfect spot for our August wedding! It was the only venue we visited and knew we didn't need to look any further! The staff was very helpful throughout the planing process and on the big day. The plantation is absolutely breathtaking and I cannot wait to see our pictures! Read less
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Joshua
Wedding:
8/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at the Magnolia Plantation was amazing and the venue was beautiful. Our pictures turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Our guests could not believe all the amazing scenery while at our wedding. Jessica and the Plantation staff were great to work with as well.
Our wedding at the Magnolia Plantation was amazing and the venue was beautiful. Our pictures turned out more beautiful Read more...
Our wedding at the Magnolia Plantation was amazing and the venue was beautiful. Our pictures turned out more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. Our guests could not believe all the amazing scenery while at our wedding. Jessica and the Plantation staff were great to work with as well. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Carriage House at Magnolia and it was such a perfect day! The ceremony was outside on the lawn next to the river and although it was hot (of course since it was August) the site was beautiful. The reception was inside the Carriage House (air conditioned) which has a bit of a rustic elegant feel to it which fit our plans for the reception design perfectly! Jessica Cruz (the coordinator of venue rentals at Magnolia) was wonderfully helpful with lots of information when you book and always available to answer questions by email. They don't have tables or chairs available at the venue but this allows you to rent whatever kind of tables you want. Of course the plantation and gardens offers many gorgeous locations for photos which we took full advantage of with our photographer after our ceremony!
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Carriage House at Magnolia and it was such a perfect day! The ceremony Read more...
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at the Carriage House at Magnolia and it was such a perfect day! The ceremony was outside on the lawn next to the river and although it was hot (of course since it was August) the site was beautiful. The reception was inside the Carriage House (air conditioned) which has a bit of a rustic elegant feel to it which fit our plans for the reception design perfectly! Jessica Cruz (the coordinator of venue rentals at Magnolia) was wonderfully helpful with lots of information when you book and always available to answer questions by email. They don't have tables or chairs available at the venue but this allows you to rent whatever kind of tables you want. Of course the plantation and gardens offers many gorgeous locations for photos which we took full advantage of with our photographer after our ceremony! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Plantation was a perfect place for my daughter's romantic, vintage wedding in July. It is absolutely gorgeous, has a wonderful bridal suite and a huge Carriage House for the reception. Jessica was very easy to work with, was prompt with communication and was very professional. Even though the vendors that we used had to be approved by the Plantation, they gave us plenty of options to choose from. This venue is absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommend them! I also loved the fact that our guests were allowed free admission to the plantation during the weekend of the wedding - what a nice perk!
Magnolia Plantation was a perfect place for my daughter's romantic, vintage wedding in July. It is absolutely gorgeous, Read more...
Magnolia Plantation was a perfect place for my daughter's romantic, vintage wedding in July. It is absolutely gorgeous, has a wonderful bridal suite and a huge Carriage House for the reception. Jessica was very easy to work with, was prompt with communication and was very professional. Even though the vendors that we used had to be approved by the Plantation, they gave us plenty of options to choose from. This venue is absolutely amazing and I would definitely recommend them! I also loved the fact that our guests were allowed free admission to the plantation during the weekend of the wedding - what a nice perk! Read less
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Tori
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We booked our ceremony and reception at the Carriage House and it was absolutely perfect. Any time I had a question or needed assistance with anything at all, Jessica was quick to respond and very helpful. The weather was great and our guests had amazing time, I would recommend this location to anyone!
We booked our ceremony and reception at the Carriage House and it was absolutely perfect. Any time I had a question or Read more...
We booked our ceremony and reception at the Carriage House and it was absolutely perfect. Any time I had a question or needed assistance with anything at all, Jessica was quick to respond and very helpful. The weather was great and our guests had amazing time, I would recommend this location to anyone! Read less
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Brenda
Wedding:
6/9/2014
5.0/5.0
From my first visit to Magnolia with my now husband, Kevin, I fell in love with the beauty and charm of the plantation and grounds. We met with Jessica Cruz who showed us all of the venue options and advised us on what would be the best choice based on what we wanted and the size of our wedding and reception. She also gave us a folder with all of the venue rental information and contract along with a packet of vendor information for us to look through as well. Very helpful with our process! We went back home (destination wedding, lived in Illinois) and talked to our parents. We visited again in July with my parents and Jessica met with us again to show us around our chosen venue. My parents loved it as well. Throughout the whole process, Jessica was very prompt to answer any questions I had and all of my numerous emails. She even designed our floor layout for the reception and sent that on to our caterer. The wedding day was perfect and Jessica had everything ready for us when we arrived, even though I arrived earlier than I had originally planned. Thank you so much Jessica and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens!
From my first visit to Magnolia with my now husband, Kevin, I fell in love with the beauty and charm of the plantation and Read more...
From my first visit to Magnolia with my now husband, Kevin, I fell in love with the beauty and charm of the plantation and grounds. We met with Jessica Cruz who showed us all of the venue options and advised us on what would be the best choice based on what we wanted and the size of our wedding and reception. She also gave us a folder with all of the venue rental information and contract along with a packet of vendor information for us to look through as well. Very helpful with our process! We went back home (destination wedding, lived in Illinois) and talked to our parents. We visited again in July with my parents and Jessica met with us again to show us around our chosen venue. My parents loved it as well. Throughout the whole process, Jessica was very prompt to answer any questions I had and all of my numerous emails. She even designed our floor layout for the reception and sent that on to our caterer. The wedding day was perfect and Jessica had everything ready for us when we arrived, even though I arrived earlier than I had originally planned. Thank you so much Jessica and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens! Read less
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Mindy
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter and son-in-law had their June 8th wedding in the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation. Working with their Events Manager, Jessica Cruz, had already been a delight but when rain required the ceremony to be moved inside, I can't begin to express my appreciation for the great job Jessica did. Always professional, confident and calm, Jessica (with the manpower of our groomsmen), transformed the venue to a beautiful ceremonial site by moving tables to the sides and creating an alter with seating for guests. The rain stopped as the ceremony concluded and Magnolia became the backdrop to gorgeous pictures of the bride and groom. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue for a wedding or any special occasion!
My daughter and son-in-law had their June 8th wedding in the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation. Working with their Read more...
My daughter and son-in-law had their June 8th wedding in the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation. Working with their Events Manager, Jessica Cruz, had already been a delight but when rain required the ceremony to be moved inside, I can't begin to express my appreciation for the great job Jessica did. Always professional, confident and calm, Jessica (with the manpower of our groomsmen), transformed the venue to a beautiful ceremonial site by moving tables to the sides and creating an alter with seating for guests. The rain stopped as the ceremony concluded and Magnolia became the backdrop to gorgeous pictures of the bride and groom. I would HIGHLY recommend this venue for a wedding or any special occasion! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Magnolia plantation was an absolutely magical backdrop for our low country wedding! Jessica Cruz was our point of contact and she was incredible to work with. She offered suggestions on vendors, was willing to meet with us on multiple occasions, responded to countless emails, and was even out in rain boots helping set up during a downpour on our wedding day! She truly exceeded my expectations and helped make our wedding day a success!
Magnolia plantation was an absolutely magical backdrop for our low country wedding! Jessica Cruz was our point of contact Read more...
Magnolia plantation was an absolutely magical backdrop for our low country wedding! Jessica Cruz was our point of contact and she was incredible to work with. She offered suggestions on vendors, was willing to meet with us on multiple occasions, responded to countless emails, and was even out in rain boots helping set up during a downpour on our wedding day! She truly exceeded my expectations and helped make our wedding day a success! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica helped us from the moment we expressed interest of booking Magnolia as our venue. We had our wedding on the dock next to the Carriage House with reception following. Jessica scheduled time with us to show us the venue and explore all other options at Magnolia. She was extremely helpful and answered every question immediately. The venue is gorgeous and the staff was truly helpful. Also, all our guests were from out of town and we thought it was wonderful that Magnolia granted them free general admission on the days before/after the wedding so they could take their time enjoying the Plantation. We loved everything about this venue!
Jessica helped us from the moment we expressed interest of booking Magnolia as our venue. We had our wedding on the dock Read more...
Jessica helped us from the moment we expressed interest of booking Magnolia as our venue. We had our wedding on the dock next to the Carriage House with reception following. Jessica scheduled time with us to show us the venue and explore all other options at Magnolia. She was extremely helpful and answered every question immediately. The venue is gorgeous and the staff was truly helpful. Also, all our guests were from out of town and we thought it was wonderful that Magnolia granted them free general admission on the days before/after the wedding so they could take their time enjoying the Plantation. We loved everything about this venue! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
The venue is stunning and Jessica and the team are really helpful and easy to work with! I highly recommend the venue!
The venue is stunning and Jessica and the team are really helpful and easy to work with! I highly recommend the venue!
The venue is stunning and Jessica and the team are really helpful and easy to work with! I highly recommend the venue! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Magnolia was phenomenal! I called a year and a half in advance and got the date I wanted by a hair so call early. It rained on our wedding so we went inside and it was STILL beautiful. Jessica is really flexible and leaves you alone with how you want to use the space. It is really great the way she leaves it up to you. I recommend getting a day of coordinator because it is hard to plan a wedding for this venue- it comes with nothing, tables, etc. If you go with this venue choose Royal Grande catering!
Magnolia was phenomenal! I called a year and a half in advance and got the date I wanted by a hair so call early. It Read more...
Magnolia was phenomenal! I called a year and a half in advance and got the date I wanted by a hair so call early. It rained on our wedding so we went inside and it was STILL beautiful. Jessica is really flexible and leaves you alone with how you want to use the space. It is really great the way she leaves it up to you. I recommend getting a day of coordinator because it is hard to plan a wedding for this venue- it comes with nothing, tables, etc. If you go with this venue choose Royal Grande catering! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
What an absolutely beautiful place to get married! My friends were married this past weekend on the Long White Bridge Lawn by the Plantation House and the setting was just so picturesque. The wedding was perfect and I'm so happy that they will have such wonderful photos of their special day. How could you not with a place like this?! Thanks to Jessica and Richard for their help.
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What an absolutely beautiful place to get married! My friends were married this past weekend on the Long White Bridge Lawn by the Plantation House and the setting was just so picturesque. The wedding was perfect and I'm so happy that they will have such wonderful photos of their special day. How could you not with a place like this?! Thanks to Jessica and Richard for their help. Read less
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cassie
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Plantation was the perfect venue for our April 4th wedding! The day could not have been more beautiful and gone more smoothly. Our day of coordinator was Margaret Mckenzie who was absolutely amazing, the wedding would not have been a success without her guidance, support and help with even the smallest details. On our wedding day, she was with us from start to finish, she kept our wedding on track and took care of everything, we didn't have to worry about anything she had it covered.
Margaret was truly amazing to work with she went above and beyond the "normal" day of coordinator she met with us on an almost weekly basis two months out from our wedding day to help us with last minute details while staying within our budget!It was through her planning, organization and guidance that we were able to get everything in place for the wedding day. If you are looking for a wedding planner or day of coordinator I would recommend Margaret Mckenzie. she will guide you through your wedding details and to do's , help you stay within budget and create the perfect wedding day free of stress!
Magnolia Plantation was the perfect venue for our April 4th wedding! The day could not have been more beautiful and gone Read more...
Magnolia Plantation was the perfect venue for our April 4th wedding! The day could not have been more beautiful and gone more smoothly. Our day of coordinator was Margaret Mckenzie who was absolutely amazing, the wedding would not have been a success without her guidance, support and help with even the smallest details. On our wedding day, she was with us from start to finish, she kept our wedding on track and took care of everything, we didn't have to worry about anything she had it covered.
Margaret was truly amazing to work with she went above and beyond the "normal" day of coordinator she met with us on an almost weekly basis two months out from our wedding day to help us with last minute details while staying within our budget!It was through her planning, organization and guidance that we were able to get everything in place for the wedding day. If you are looking for a wedding planner or day of coordinator I would recommend Margaret Mckenzie. she will guide you through your wedding details and to do's , help you stay within budget and create the perfect wedding day free of stress! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue is absolutely gorgeous and the event manager is so friendly and helpful! Our wedding was in the Conservatory and School House Lawn and our guests were absolutely gaga over the beautiful grounds. It is the perfect beautiful and intimate venue for a smallish gathering of 70 to 75 people.

The support crew at Magnolia were so professional about giving advice and handling all types of situations: carting my 92yo-grandfather to the ceremony, helping guide my decisions on lighting and rainy weather contingencies, giving advice about good vendors, and even providing layout documents to help us plan seating and other elements. This is an unforgettably beautiful venue that really knows weddings!
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This venue is absolutely gorgeous and the event manager is so friendly and helpful! Our wedding was in the Conservatory and School House Lawn and our guests were absolutely gaga over the beautiful grounds. It is the perfect beautiful and intimate venue for a smallish gathering of 70 to 75 people.

The support crew at Magnolia were so professional about giving advice and handling all types of situations: carting my 92yo-grandfather to the ceremony, helping guide my decisions on lighting and rainy weather contingencies, giving advice about good vendors, and even providing layout documents to help us plan seating and other elements. This is an unforgettably beautiful venue that really knows weddings! Read less
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Allan
Wedding:
3/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter was married at the Carriage House March 28th, 2014 and we could not have found a more beautiful location to have our ceremony and reception. We had to have the ceremony inside but the interior of the carriage house gave such a wonderful backdrop for the ceremony. We had about 90 people inside for the wedding and reception with plenty of room for our food stations, bar, cake table and room to mingle and dance
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My daughter was married at the Carriage House March 28th, 2014 and we could not have found a more beautiful location to have our ceremony and reception. We had to have the ceremony inside but the interior of the carriage house gave such a wonderful backdrop for the ceremony. We had about 90 people inside for the wedding and reception with plenty of room for our food stations, bar, cake table and room to mingle and dance Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
3/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation. What an incredible venue overlooking the Ashley River! The Carriage House comes empty like a blank canvas allowing your own touches making your wedding or whatever celebration special. There is heat as well as air conditioning, kitchen for caterers, and rest rooms. Our planner provided beautiful lighting, flowers, tables and plenty of room for a dance floor and band or DJ. The plantation is very accommodating and allows your guests to obtain free entrance to the gardens over the weekend of your event. Absolutely beautiful over the Spring and Summer months. Known as America's oldest garden established in 1676.
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Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation. What an incredible venue overlooking the Ashley River! The Carriage House comes empty like a blank canvas allowing your own touches making your wedding or whatever celebration special. There is heat as well as air conditioning, kitchen for caterers, and rest rooms. Our planner provided beautiful lighting, flowers, tables and plenty of room for a dance floor and band or DJ. The plantation is very accommodating and allows your guests to obtain free entrance to the gardens over the weekend of your event. Absolutely beautiful over the Spring and Summer months. Known as America's oldest garden established in 1676. Read less
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Riley
Wedding:
3/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Jessica and the team at Magnolia Plantation was amazing while planning my wedding. She was always helpful and responsive when I had questions or needed anything. She provided me with a packet of recommended vendors when we booked the venue and it was extremely helpful. The caterer needed to be chosen from a list of preferred vendors (which turned out amazing) but the rest were recommendations on everything from florists to DJ's to officiants and we pretty much found all of our vendors as a result of this listing and every one of the was perfect. The venue itself was beautiful and perfect for a ceremony + reception plus extremely affordable for such an amazing place.
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Jessica and the team at Magnolia Plantation was amazing while planning my wedding. She was always helpful and responsive when I had questions or needed anything. She provided me with a packet of recommended vendors when we booked the venue and it was extremely helpful. The caterer needed to be chosen from a list of preferred vendors (which turned out amazing) but the rest were recommendations on everything from florists to DJ's to officiants and we pretty much found all of our vendors as a result of this listing and every one of the was perfect. The venue itself was beautiful and perfect for a ceremony + reception plus extremely affordable for such an amazing place. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I got married at the carriage house last month and it was exactly what we hoped for. Jessica, the event manager, is amazing! She was more like a wedding planner. She was out there the day of decorating and setting up. It all turned out absolutely perfect!!!! We loved it!
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I got married at the carriage house last month and it was exactly what we hoped for. Jessica, the event manager, is amazing! She was more like a wedding planner. She was out there the day of decorating and setting up. It all turned out absolutely perfect!!!! We loved it! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
2/28/2014
5.0/5.0
This venue is so gorgeous and really allowed me to have my dream wedding. They are professional and will work with you to make your day perfect. Even if you don't have an event here, it should be on your bucket list of places to visit. My wedding guests are already planning trips to go back and visit.
This venue is so gorgeous and really allowed me to have my dream wedding. They are professional and will work with you to Read more...
This venue is so gorgeous and really allowed me to have my dream wedding. They are professional and will work with you to make your day perfect. Even if you don't have an event here, it should be on your bucket list of places to visit. My wedding guests are already planning trips to go back and visit. Read less
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Carole
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at the carriage house and it was perfect! Luckily the weather was beautiful and we had the ceremony outside by the water. We had about 130 guests and there was plenty of room. We opted to have the fire pit at torches lit and by nightfall it was gorgeous outside. Jessica was so helpful and responded to my emails within 24hrs. The ground are gorgeous and perfect for taking pictures! They were able to provide us with a golf cart to take us around and take photos. Don't skip the white bridge, it is the perfect photo op!
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We had our wedding at the carriage house and it was perfect! Luckily the weather was beautiful and we had the ceremony outside by the water. We had about 130 guests and there was plenty of room. We opted to have the fire pit at torches lit and by nightfall it was gorgeous outside. Jessica was so helpful and responded to my emails within 24hrs. The ground are gorgeous and perfect for taking pictures! They were able to provide us with a golf cart to take us around and take photos. Don't skip the white bridge, it is the perfect photo op! Read less
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Angel
Wedding:
2/15/2014
5.0/5.0
This wedding venue is beautiful! We could not have been more happy with the scenery, the building, and the historical grounds.
This wedding venue is beautiful! We could not have been more happy with the scenery, the building, and the historical Read more...
This wedding venue is beautiful! We could not have been more happy with the scenery, the building, and the historical grounds. Read less
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Cali
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved having my wedding here!! I knew from the moment I moved to charleston in 2004 that I would get married here at the carriage house! I never even went and saw another venue!! Jessica the property manager was soo beyond kind and helped in anyway she possibly could down to coming out there the day before the wedding for the rehearsal and giving us a run down due to our efficient running late and I did not have a wedding planner!! The carriage house was a beautiful sight the night of my wedding and I couldn't have asked for a more hands on and caring person to help me plan my big day!! It ended up raining all day the day of my wedding and so the ceremony had to be moved inside but jessica was there encouraging me not to be upset the whole time with her kind words! I loved magnolia plantation and they made me day so much more amazing!!! THANK YOU!!

- Cali and David
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I absolutely loved having my wedding here!! I knew from the moment I moved to charleston in 2004 that I would get married here at the carriage house! I never even went and saw another venue!! Jessica the property manager was soo beyond kind and helped in anyway she possibly could down to coming out there the day before the wedding for the rehearsal and giving us a run down due to our efficient running late and I did not have a wedding planner!! The carriage house was a beautiful sight the night of my wedding and I couldn't have asked for a more hands on and caring person to help me plan my big day!! It ended up raining all day the day of my wedding and so the ceremony had to be moved inside but jessica was there encouraging me not to be upset the whole time with her kind words! I loved magnolia plantation and they made me day so much more amazing!!! THANK YOU!!

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Crista
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the most beautiful wedding I could have ever imagined and blew my expectations away! It's reasonably priced and very accommodating! There are no word of how wonderful it was from start to finish!!!! Highly recommended!!!
This was the most beautiful wedding I could have ever imagined and blew my expectations away! It's reasonably priced and Read more...
This was the most beautiful wedding I could have ever imagined and blew my expectations away! It's reasonably priced and very accommodating! There are no word of how wonderful it was from start to finish!!!! Highly recommended!!! Read less
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KTOP
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I could not have been more happy with Magnolia Plantation. I was nervous about the layout with our 140 people, band, and multiple bars and everything fit wonderfully and looked gorgeous! What a unique wedding venue! Rain and cold weather also scared me leading up to the day. It didn't rain but it was an unseasonably cold day in Charleston (30s). While it was pretty chilly on the veranda at night, space heaters helped guests keep warm- as well as crowding aroudn the dance floor. I never even put on a coat or noticed the cold and I think everyone else eventually forgot about. The day was great and the venue was amazing! Seeing it all put together I couldn't believe how perfect the Veranda was for us. I loved taking pictures around the property. The Spanish moss led to amazing photos! We had our guests take an hour long tram tour which I also heard really great things about! Everyone loved it! I am kind of sad I missed it and we plan on coming back next year to tour the property ourselves.
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I could not have been more happy with Magnolia Plantation. I was nervous about the layout with our 140 people, band, and multiple bars and everything fit wonderfully and looked gorgeous! What a unique wedding venue! Rain and cold weather also scared me leading up to the day. It didn't rain but it was an unseasonably cold day in Charleston (30s). While it was pretty chilly on the veranda at night, space heaters helped guests keep warm- as well as crowding aroudn the dance floor. I never even put on a coat or noticed the cold and I think everyone else eventually forgot about. The day was great and the venue was amazing! Seeing it all put together I couldn't believe how perfect the Veranda was for us. I loved taking pictures around the property. The Spanish moss led to amazing photos! We had our guests take an hour long tram tour which I also heard really great things about! Everyone loved it! I am kind of sad I missed it and we plan on coming back next year to tour the property ourselves. Read less
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Margie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
What a magnificent venue for a wedding reception on the veranda. Thank you, Jessica Cruz. Our guests really enjoyed the tram tour of the beautiful gardens while the bridal pictures were being taken. Thank you for your help in planning my daughters wedding .
What a magnificent venue for a wedding reception on the veranda. Thank you, Jessica Cruz. Our guests really enjoyed the Read more...
What a magnificent venue for a wedding reception on the veranda. Thank you, Jessica Cruz. Our guests really enjoyed the tram tour of the beautiful gardens while the bridal pictures were being taken. Thank you for your help in planning my daughters wedding . Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We eloped at the Magnolia Planation and it was absolutely beautiful! The only negative was the event had been planned for months and on the day of our wedding we could not have photos taken in front of the plantation house due to roof work being done. The grounds and staff are phenomenal! Thank you so much Jessica Cruz for making our special day possible!
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We eloped at the Magnolia Planation and it was absolutely beautiful! The only negative was the event had been planned for months and on the day of our wedding we could not have photos taken in front of the plantation house due to roof work being done. The grounds and staff are phenomenal! Thank you so much Jessica Cruz for making our special day possible! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Jessica Cruz and everyone else at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in beautiful Charleston, SC should be praised for their level of professionalism, responsiveness, and helpfulness. Magnolia is such an outstanding property, and the Conservatory in particular, was perfectly suited for my wedding. All questions were answered in a timely manner and on my wedding day everything was set-up exactly as we'd agreed upon in earlier meetings/emails. Our photographer was especially pleased with the venue as it offered numerous photo opps. All in all, Magnolia is an amazing place to spend an afternoon and a perfect place for a wedding ceremony and reception!
Jessica Cruz and everyone else at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in beautiful Charleston, SC should be praised for their Read more...
Jessica Cruz and everyone else at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in beautiful Charleston, SC should be praised for their level of professionalism, responsiveness, and helpfulness. Magnolia is such an outstanding property, and the Conservatory in particular, was perfectly suited for my wedding. All questions were answered in a timely manner and on my wedding day everything was set-up exactly as we'd agreed upon in earlier meetings/emails. Our photographer was especially pleased with the venue as it offered numerous photo opps. All in all, Magnolia is an amazing place to spend an afternoon and a perfect place for a wedding ceremony and reception! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We rented out the conservatory at Magnolia. This was perfect for a smaller wedding. The setting was beautiful and received many compliments from our guests. Jessica was a pleasure to work with and very easily reached.
We rented out the conservatory at Magnolia. This was perfect for a smaller wedding. The setting was beautiful and received Read more...
We rented out the conservatory at Magnolia. This was perfect for a smaller wedding. The setting was beautiful and received many compliments from our guests. Jessica was a pleasure to work with and very easily reached. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Plantation is such a beautiful place for a wedding. We had our ceremony on the lawn outside the carriage house, a cocktail hour on the patio, and the reception inside the carriage house. Jessica is very sweet to work with. She has rules that she's pretty strict on (e.g., certain time you can enter the bridal suite, when you can visit the property) but it's all to ensure that the bride and the family have their privacy on their wedding day. She is very responsive to questions/emails, too.

The grounds are just gorgeous. Very well maintained. They took care of lighting the torches and firepit. The only downside is there are extra costs involved: You need to hire a day-of coordinator and you need to rent all the rentals separately (tables, chairs, linens, etc). So factor that into your budget; but it's well worth it for the atmosphere.
Magnolia Plantation is such a beautiful place for a wedding. We had our ceremony on the lawn outside the carriage house, a Read more...
Magnolia Plantation is such a beautiful place for a wedding. We had our ceremony on the lawn outside the carriage house, a cocktail hour on the patio, and the reception inside the carriage house. Jessica is very sweet to work with. She has rules that she's pretty strict on (e.g., certain time you can enter the bridal suite, when you can visit the property) but it's all to ensure that the bride and the family have their privacy on their wedding day. She is very responsive to questions/emails, too.

The grounds are just gorgeous. Very well maintained. They took care of lighting the torches and firepit. The only downside is there are extra costs involved: You need to hire a day-of coordinator and you need to rent all the rentals separately (tables, chairs, linens, etc). So factor that into your budget; but it's well worth it for the atmosphere. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
What can I say about Magnolia Plantation that hasn't already been said? It's such a beautiful place to get married! As soon as I stepped onto their grounds I knew in my heart I was going to get married here! Arguably, it is the most beautiful place to get married in Charleston, if not the country. I was married in front of the white bridge and had my reception on the Veranda. There are a lot of places to choose from on the plantation, but getting married in front of the bridge and using the Veranda allowed my guests to see so much of the plantation vice staying in a smaller portion of it with the other options. You and your guests will feel like you're in a fairy tale, especially once they pull up on the long drive way in front of the house! If you desire a real, southern wedding with jaw-dropping backgrounds for your pictures, then this is the place for you! The spots on the plantation for your pictures are one of a kind, you won't find a prettier setting! Jessica Cruz, the plantation's wedding coordinator, was great to work with and was always available for questions and guidance. Overall, my husband and I couldn't have been happier with our decision to get married at Magnolia Plantation!
What can I say about Magnolia Plantation that hasn't already been said? It's such a beautiful place to get married! As Read more...
What can I say about Magnolia Plantation that hasn't already been said? It's such a beautiful place to get married! As soon as I stepped onto their grounds I knew in my heart I was going to get married here! Arguably, it is the most beautiful place to get married in Charleston, if not the country. I was married in front of the white bridge and had my reception on the Veranda. There are a lot of places to choose from on the plantation, but getting married in front of the bridge and using the Veranda allowed my guests to see so much of the plantation vice staying in a smaller portion of it with the other options. You and your guests will feel like you're in a fairy tale, especially once they pull up on the long drive way in front of the house! If you desire a real, southern wedding with jaw-dropping backgrounds for your pictures, then this is the place for you! The spots on the plantation for your pictures are one of a kind, you won't find a prettier setting! Jessica Cruz, the plantation's wedding coordinator, was great to work with and was always available for questions and guidance. Overall, my husband and I couldn't have been happier with our decision to get married at Magnolia Plantation! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was last week at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation. Not only is this a beautiful setting, but our contact at Magnolia, Jessica, was extremely helpful. Through months of planning, she was extremely responsive and informative, and she was very accommodating with a few last minute changes. The bride and groom live in San Diego, CA; my husband and I live in Washington, DC, and I was nervous about planning a destination wedding, but Jessica helped make it successful, lovely, and much easier than expected.
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My daughter's wedding was last week at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation. Not only is this a beautiful setting, but our contact at Magnolia, Jessica, was extremely helpful. Through months of planning, she was extremely responsive and informative, and she was very accommodating with a few last minute changes. The bride and groom live in San Diego, CA; my husband and I live in Washington, DC, and I was nervous about planning a destination wedding, but Jessica helped make it successful, lovely, and much easier than expected. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/4/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at Magnolia Plantation (carriage house). Our out-of-town guests were so amazed with the beauty of the plantation, and we absolutely loved the rustic venue where we could have the ceremony outside by the Ashley River (a nice breeze in the 95 degree August heat!), and the reception indoors in the A/C. Jessica, the event coordinator, goes above and beyond to make sure everything is organized and ready for your day. She gives great recommendations and always responds to emails throughout the planning process. I highly recommend Magnolia Plantation!
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We are so happy we chose to have our wedding at Magnolia Plantation (carriage house). Our out-of-town guests were so amazed with the beauty of the plantation, and we absolutely loved the rustic venue where we could have the ceremony outside by the Ashley River (a nice breeze in the 95 degree August heat!), and the reception indoors in the A/C. Jessica, the event coordinator, goes above and beyond to make sure everything is organized and ready for your day. She gives great recommendations and always responds to emails throughout the planning process. I highly recommend Magnolia Plantation! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Our dream wedding come true! I originally had my mind set on another Plantation in Charleston, however, once meeting Jessica and learning how much the Carriage House at Magnolia had to offer I quickly changed my mind. The setting is breathtaking, the grounds exquisite, and the Carriage House is a blank canvas. Jessica was so responsive to any inquiries we had along the way and so easy to work with. She also was a great help when picking vendors. A huge plus was the bridal cottage. It was the perfect place to get ready, have a toast and wait for the guests to arrive. It's decorated so cute and has all the amenities a bride and her bridal party could want. Another advantage to having your wedding at Magnolia is that your guests all receive a free pass to come back to the gardens that weekend to visit on their own... a plus especially for out of town guests! We could not have asked for a more perfect day.
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Our dream wedding come true! I originally had my mind set on another Plantation in Charleston, however, once meeting Jessica and learning how much the Carriage House at Magnolia had to offer I quickly changed my mind. The setting is breathtaking, the grounds exquisite, and the Carriage House is a blank canvas. Jessica was so responsive to any inquiries we had along the way and so easy to work with. She also was a great help when picking vendors. A huge plus was the bridal cottage. It was the perfect place to get ready, have a toast and wait for the guests to arrive. It's decorated so cute and has all the amenities a bride and her bridal party could want. Another advantage to having your wedding at Magnolia is that your guests all receive a free pass to come back to the gardens that weekend to visit on their own... a plus especially for out of town guests! We could not have asked for a more perfect day. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not be happier with our experience with Jessica and the staff at Magnolia Plantation. Before deciding on the Carriage house as our venue, we toured several of the other plantations. Although Boone Hall and Middleton Plantation are gorgeous, the overall value, flexibility and accessibility of Magnolia Plantation made the decision easy- not to mention the fact that the Carriage house has nicer bathrooms, an amazing bridal suite and most importantly (especially for a June wedding) it is air conditioned. The setting was absolutely incredible- our guests were amazed at how beautiful it was and the kids had a great time playing hide and go seek in the area around the Carriage house. We highly recommend Magnolia Plantation- you won't be disappointed!
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We could not be happier with our experience with Jessica and the staff at Magnolia Plantation. Before deciding on the Carriage house as our venue, we toured several of the other plantations. Although Boone Hall and Middleton Plantation are gorgeous, the overall value, flexibility and accessibility of Magnolia Plantation made the decision easy- not to mention the fact that the Carriage house has nicer bathrooms, an amazing bridal suite and most importantly (especially for a June wedding) it is air conditioned. The setting was absolutely incredible- our guests were amazed at how beautiful it was and the kids had a great time playing hide and go seek in the area around the Carriage house. We highly recommend Magnolia Plantation- you won't be disappointed! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure working with Jessica at Magnolia Plantation. She is very responisve to any questions and does her best to make sure all goes as planned.
It was a pleasure working with Jessica at Magnolia Plantation. She is very responisve to any questions and does her best Read more...
It was a pleasure working with Jessica at Magnolia Plantation. She is very responisve to any questions and does her best to make sure all goes as planned. Read less
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Kimberly
Wedding:
3/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Jessica is great. We were supposed to have an outdoor venue but it was cold and rainy. Jessica offered us an indoor venue that was surprisingly available on our night and our wedding/reception was perfect!
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Jessica is great. We were supposed to have an outdoor venue but it was cold and rainy. Jessica offered us an indoor venue that was surprisingly available on our night and our wedding/reception was perfect! Read less
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Don
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Surprisingly reasonable cost for such a magnificent venue. My daughter wanted to get married outside in the gardens and have her reception on the veranda of the carriage house. That's exactly what we did. The venue was simply amazing and the assistance we received from the personnel working there was amazing. Particularly a gentleman named Richard. He was extraordinarily helpful and was able to help us with any needs. The coordinators were amazing as well and were very responsive throughout the planning and process. My hats off to Magnolia Plantation!!!
Surprisingly reasonable cost for such a magnificent venue. My daughter wanted to get married outside in the gardens and Read more...
Surprisingly reasonable cost for such a magnificent venue. My daughter wanted to get married outside in the gardens and have her reception on the veranda of the carriage house. That's exactly what we did. The venue was simply amazing and the assistance we received from the personnel working there was amazing. Particularly a gentleman named Richard. He was extraordinarily helpful and was able to help us with any needs. The coordinators were amazing as well and were very responsive throughout the planning and process. My hats off to Magnolia Plantation!!! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
2/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous venue with so many great options for wonderful ceremonies and receptions. Jessica is a pleasure to work with and she's one of the best. She knows what she's doing, she makes sure you are happy at all times and she makes your day so special. Beautiful plantation. We got married at the carriage house. it was so pretty and perfect for our vintage/romantic theme of a wedding. Pick Magnolia!
Gorgeous venue with so many great options for wonderful ceremonies and receptions. Jessica is a pleasure to work with and Read more...
Gorgeous venue with so many great options for wonderful ceremonies and receptions. Jessica is a pleasure to work with and she's one of the best. She knows what she's doing, she makes sure you are happy at all times and she makes your day so special. Beautiful plantation. We got married at the carriage house. it was so pretty and perfect for our vintage/romantic theme of a wedding. Pick Magnolia! Read less
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Catherine
Wedding:
12/12/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just happened upon this little piece of paradise. We both wanted a destination wedding and my husband is big into the outdoors. The Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation was the perfect blend of rustic outdoors, comfort, and Charleston charm. The price was excellent. And best of all, the place was really easy on the decorating budget. The space is very versatile. We had originally planned for indoor/outdoor, but the rain forced the festivities indoors and it was such a comfortable and a warm environment perfect for entertaining. The event coordinator was extremely helpful and very quick to reply with emails or phone calls. Our wedding was a destination wedding so contact and ease of communication was key. The venue provided us with everything we needed and the grounds were well groomed before the event. It was absolutely a perfect destination that gave us all we wanted and gave our guests old Charleston with rustic outdoorsy elements.
My husband and I just happened upon this little piece of paradise. We both wanted a destination wedding and my husband is Read more...
My husband and I just happened upon this little piece of paradise. We both wanted a destination wedding and my husband is big into the outdoors. The Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation was the perfect blend of rustic outdoors, comfort, and Charleston charm. The price was excellent. And best of all, the place was really easy on the decorating budget. The space is very versatile. We had originally planned for indoor/outdoor, but the rain forced the festivities indoors and it was such a comfortable and a warm environment perfect for entertaining. The event coordinator was extremely helpful and very quick to reply with emails or phone calls. Our wedding was a destination wedding so contact and ease of communication was key. The venue provided us with everything we needed and the grounds were well groomed before the event. It was absolutely a perfect destination that gave us all we wanted and gave our guests old Charleston with rustic outdoorsy elements. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This was a beautiful venue! They were very accommodating to us, we brought our dog for the ceremony and they were gracious enough to allow us to being her into the Conservatory for the reception. One of the staff drove us and our photographer around to several breathtaking locations for our photos after the ceremony. The coordinator, Jessica, was quick to respond to all emails and was very helpful during our planning process. It was an honor to have been able to have my wedding at Magnolia Plantation.
This was a beautiful venue! They were very accommodating to us, we brought our dog for the ceremony and they were gracious Read more...
This was a beautiful venue! They were very accommodating to us, we brought our dog for the ceremony and they were gracious enough to allow us to being her into the Conservatory for the reception. One of the staff drove us and our photographer around to several breathtaking locations for our photos after the ceremony. The coordinator, Jessica, was quick to respond to all emails and was very helpful during our planning process. It was an honor to have been able to have my wedding at Magnolia Plantation. Read less
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Pamala
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I really loved having my wedding at the Magnolia Plantation. We used the conservatory, and everyone commented on what an amazing space it was, and how gorgeous the setting was. Jessica was extremely professional, and was able to answer all of my questions prior to our wedding. The day of, she was invaluable helping us set up and letting me know whenever there was any issue.
I really loved having my wedding at the Magnolia Plantation. We used the conservatory, and everyone commented on what an Read more...
I really loved having my wedding at the Magnolia Plantation. We used the conservatory, and everyone commented on what an amazing space it was, and how gorgeous the setting was. Jessica was extremely professional, and was able to answer all of my questions prior to our wedding. The day of, she was invaluable helping us set up and letting me know whenever there was any issue. Read less
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Ashlie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
On 10/13/12 I married my best friend at Magnolia Plantation. Our ceremony was on the lawn overlooking the breathtaking white bridge and the reception followed on the back lawn. Not only is this venue to die for but the staff was beyond accommodating! They made our day absolutely perfect and everything we have every dreamed of!
On 10/13/12 I married my best friend at Magnolia Plantation. Our ceremony was on the lawn overlooking the breathtaking Read more...
On 10/13/12 I married my best friend at Magnolia Plantation. Our ceremony was on the lawn overlooking the breathtaking white bridge and the reception followed on the back lawn. Not only is this venue to die for but the staff was beyond accommodating! They made our day absolutely perfect and everything we have every dreamed of! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Plantation provided the most beautiful backdrop for my daughter's wedding and reception. The ceremony was held by the Ashley River and the reception was in the Carriage House. When I first saw the Carriage House, I was afraid it would be a bit too "rustic"... but after seeing it decorated, it was just perfect.

If you prefer to have your event at the main Plantation home or another part of the property, they have different options that you can explore.

We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and no problems at all with mosquitos (which I was worried about being by the river.)

The event planner, Jessica is very responsive, professional, and a pleasure to work with. If you are looking for a place to have a beautiful wedding or other event in Charleston, I would highly recommend that you check out the property to see what they can offer you.
Magnolia Plantation provided the most beautiful backdrop for my daughter's wedding and reception. The ceremony was held by Read more...
Magnolia Plantation provided the most beautiful backdrop for my daughter's wedding and reception. The ceremony was held by the Ashley River and the reception was in the Carriage House. When I first saw the Carriage House, I was afraid it would be a bit too "rustic"... but after seeing it decorated, it was just perfect.

If you prefer to have your event at the main Plantation home or another part of the property, they have different options that you can explore.

We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and no problems at all with mosquitos (which I was worried about being by the river.)

The event planner, Jessica is very responsive, professional, and a pleasure to work with. If you are looking for a place to have a beautiful wedding or other event in Charleston, I would highly recommend that you check out the property to see what they can offer you. Read less
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David
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Jessica Cruz was wonderful to work with, especially when planning a destination wedding. She was very responsive and accommodating to our needs, recommended great vendors, helped us arrange a private nature tour for our guests, and even secured a golf cart for us so that we could take pictures all over the gardens. Magnolia Plantation is beautiful; the natural look of the live oaks with Spanish moss, the Ashley River, and the rustic carriage house were just what we were looking for.
Jessica Cruz was wonderful to work with, especially when planning a destination wedding. She was very responsive and Read more...
Jessica Cruz was wonderful to work with, especially when planning a destination wedding. She was very responsive and accommodating to our needs, recommended great vendors, helped us arrange a private nature tour for our guests, and even secured a golf cart for us so that we could take pictures all over the gardens. Magnolia Plantation is beautiful; the natural look of the live oaks with Spanish moss, the Ashley River, and the rustic carriage house were just what we were looking for. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Oh Magnolia Plantation,sigh. It is everything a romantic, beautiful, and perfect wedding setting should be.
A national Historic treasure and award winning botanical gardens, Magnolia Plantation is a crown jewel in South Carolina and indeed in the south. Our ceremony on site and the reception in the Carriage House could not have been move perfect. The breathtaking natural beauty of the grounds and surroundings and the charm of the Carriage House exceeded my expectations and blew away my guests. My amateur photos have been amazing and with the multitude of gorgeous photo locations, I can only imagine how phenomenal my professional shots will be.

Hollywood may like Boone Hall, but it has nothing on Magnolia. Jessica Cruz is a wonderful event director and will ensure that your every need is met, whether it is lighting the torches on the riverbank or making sure that the cozy firepit is aglow for your guests, they provide a perfect location for any wedding or special event.


With heartfelt recommendation.
Angela
Oh Magnolia Plantation,sigh. It is everything a romantic, beautiful, and perfect wedding setting should be.
A national Read more...
Oh Magnolia Plantation,sigh. It is everything a romantic, beautiful, and perfect wedding setting should be.
A national Historic treasure and award winning botanical gardens, Magnolia Plantation is a crown jewel in South Carolina and indeed in the south. Our ceremony on site and the reception in the Carriage House could not have been move perfect. The breathtaking natural beauty of the grounds and surroundings and the charm of the Carriage House exceeded my expectations and blew away my guests. My amateur photos have been amazing and with the multitude of gorgeous photo locations, I can only imagine how phenomenal my professional shots will be.

Hollywood may like Boone Hall, but it has nothing on Magnolia. Jessica Cruz is a wonderful event director and will ensure that your every need is met, whether it is lighting the torches on the riverbank or making sure that the cozy firepit is aglow for your guests, they provide a perfect location for any wedding or special event.


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Colleen
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with Magnolia and their coordinator Jessica. She was very easy to work with and made sure that all our needs were taken care of. We got married at the carriage house which is a beautiful location at magnolia right by the water. The beautiful carriage house dates back to the 1800s and has A/C which can be an important thing in SC depending on the time of year. In general the magnolia gardens are beautiful and you can't go wrong.
We were extremely happy with Magnolia and their coordinator Jessica. She was very easy to work with and made sure that all Read more...
We were extremely happy with Magnolia and their coordinator Jessica. She was very easy to work with and made sure that all our needs were taken care of. We got married at the carriage house which is a beautiful location at magnolia right by the water. The beautiful carriage house dates back to the 1800s and has A/C which can be an important thing in SC depending on the time of year. In general the magnolia gardens are beautiful and you can't go wrong. Read less
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Julia Ann
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Magnolia Plantation Carriage House was the most amazing and gorgeous venue. All of our guests were either from the Georgia or the West coast and everyone is still commenting on how magical the setting was at Magnolia. Jessica Cruz, the venue manager, was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the entire wedding planning process and she was also incredibly caring and flexible. She could not have been better to work with.
If you get married at Magnolia Plantation, your guests will be talking about the beauty, charm and natural elegance of your event. Not to mention....the pictures....wow....
Magnolia Plantation Carriage House was the most amazing and gorgeous venue. All of our guests were either from the Georgia Read more...
Magnolia Plantation Carriage House was the most amazing and gorgeous venue. All of our guests were either from the Georgia or the West coast and everyone is still commenting on how magical the setting was at Magnolia. Jessica Cruz, the venue manager, was incredibly helpful and supportive throughout the entire wedding planning process and she was also incredibly caring and flexible. She could not have been better to work with.
If you get married at Magnolia Plantation, your guests will be talking about the beauty, charm and natural elegance of your event. Not to mention....the pictures....wow.... Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
4/15/2012
5.0/5.0
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! From the first time we visited Charleston and Magnolia Plantation, we knew that this was the place that we wanted to get married! It is organic and really embodies what Charleston is about! Jessica Cruz at Magnolia Plantation was a world of help, whether it was taking us on the golf cart and showing us each venue, or answering all my emails, or taking my dress, my mom and me around to get my bridal portraits done! Magnolia Plantation is the perfect place for a wedding and we are truly blessed to have Magnolia in our lives forever!!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! From the first time we visited Charleston and Magnolia Plantation, we knew that this was the place Read more...
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! From the first time we visited Charleston and Magnolia Plantation, we knew that this was the place that we wanted to get married! It is organic and really embodies what Charleston is about! Jessica Cruz at Magnolia Plantation was a world of help, whether it was taking us on the golf cart and showing us each venue, or answering all my emails, or taking my dress, my mom and me around to get my bridal portraits done! Magnolia Plantation is the perfect place for a wedding and we are truly blessed to have Magnolia in our lives forever!! Read less
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ajwalsh08
Wedding:
4/6/2012
5.0/5.0
Couldn't have been more pleased from the moment we reached out to Jessica C. at Magnolia. She was surprisingly helpful, genuine, caring, sweet — very accommodating for all of our questions. For a Charleston wedding, the price was extremely competitive (we booked for a Friday evening to save some money); the venue itself was absolutely beautiful. We booked the Conservatory, which was a perfect setting for our reception with ~50 guests. If you're at all considering stopping by the Magnolia Plantation I urge you to act on your curiosity!
Couldn't have been more pleased from the moment we reached out to Jessica C. at Magnolia. She was surprisingly helpful, Read more...
Couldn't have been more pleased from the moment we reached out to Jessica C. at Magnolia. She was surprisingly helpful, genuine, caring, sweet — very accommodating for all of our questions. For a Charleston wedding, the price was extremely competitive (we booked for a Friday evening to save some money); the venue itself was absolutely beautiful. We booked the Conservatory, which was a perfect setting for our reception with ~50 guests. If you're at all considering stopping by the Magnolia Plantation I urge you to act on your curiosity! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Jessica at Magnolia Plantation was absolutely delightful to work with. We were doing long distance planning mostly via email (having recently moved away from Charleston), and she was very easy to get in touch with and responded to everything promptly. Even though she does not officially coordinate your wedding, she & her team were able to help organize much of our wedding and made sure everything ran smoothly day of, even when we had rain up until half an hour before the outside wedding! She is also very knowledgeable about other vendors in Charleston and can assist with any of your needs.

The price of the venue is very reasonable, particularly for it being located in Charleston, such a wedding location and the additional help we received on top of *just* the venue was amazing. Great value.

The Conservatory was perfect in size and absolutely beautiful for our small (60 guests) wedding. We are so thankful we chose this venue! We would highly recommend it to anyone.
Jessica at Magnolia Plantation was absolutely delightful to work with. We were doing long distance planning mostly via Read more...
Jessica at Magnolia Plantation was absolutely delightful to work with. We were doing long distance planning mostly via email (having recently moved away from Charleston), and she was very easy to get in touch with and responded to everything promptly. Even though she does not officially coordinate your wedding, she & her team were able to help organize much of our wedding and made sure everything ran smoothly day of, even when we had rain up until half an hour before the outside wedding! She is also very knowledgeable about other vendors in Charleston and can assist with any of your needs.

The price of the venue is very reasonable, particularly for it being located in Charleston, such a wedding location and the additional help we received on top of *just* the venue was amazing. Great value.

The Conservatory was perfect in size and absolutely beautiful for our small (60 guests) wedding. We are so thankful we chose this venue! We would highly recommend it to anyone. Read less
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fbyoung33@aol.com
Wedding:
3/16/2012
5.0/5.0
See this venue once and fall in love. Its breathtaking. The flowers the trees everything about it was beautiful. The staff there is easy to work with and really want to make our day very special.
See this venue once and fall in love. Its breathtaking. The flowers the trees everything about it was beautiful. The staff Read more...
See this venue once and fall in love. Its breathtaking. The flowers the trees everything about it was beautiful. The staff there is easy to work with and really want to make our day very special. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
We loved out Wedding location. We got married at the white bridge lawn and the reception followed with a cocktail hour on the Plantation house veranda and then we added a tent behind the house for dinner and dancing. Jessica was very helpful with setup and planning. We were able to get all of our vendors in on time and efficiently. The house was absolutley beautiful and the surrounding gardens made for some unbelievable pictures. Our guests were "enchanted" and we are so happy we chose Magnolia Gardens
We loved out Wedding location. We got married at the white bridge lawn and the reception followed with a cocktail hour on Read more...
We loved out Wedding location. We got married at the white bridge lawn and the reception followed with a cocktail hour on the Plantation house veranda and then we added a tent behind the house for dinner and dancing. Jessica was very helpful with setup and planning. We were able to get all of our vendors in on time and efficiently. The house was absolutley beautiful and the surrounding gardens made for some unbelievable pictures. Our guests were "enchanted" and we are so happy we chose Magnolia Gardens Read less
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Elisabeth
Wedding:
10/7/2011
5.0/5.0
The Magnolia Plantation was beautiful. We had both our ceremony and reception at the Carriage House with the ceremony right outside under a big oak along the Ashley River. The location has so much natural beauty that you really do not have to do much to enhance it for your wedding, which helps to cut down on cost. If you are flexible on your days, it is cheaper on a Friday or a Sunday. Great location and highly recommended!
The Magnolia Plantation was beautiful. We had both our ceremony and reception at the Carriage House with the ceremony Read more...
The Magnolia Plantation was beautiful. We had both our ceremony and reception at the Carriage House with the ceremony right outside under a big oak along the Ashley River. The location has so much natural beauty that you really do not have to do much to enhance it for your wedding, which helps to cut down on cost. If you are flexible on your days, it is cheaper on a Friday or a Sunday. Great location and highly recommended! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
We were so excited when our daughter, who lives in Washington DC, decided to get married in Charleston,SC, where we were married twenty eight years ago. She had a long list of choices for her reception and after much research and deliberation chose Magnolia Plantation. We opted for the Veranda (they have two choices) and we are so glad we did!! Not only did we get the veranda, but the back lawn, and the White Bridge lawn as well. I could go on and on, but basically we had the cocktail hour on the White Lawn Bridge (breathtakingly beautiful), the dinner on the Veranda (again so beautiful) and dancing on the back lawn. Our point of contact at Magnolia was Jessica Cruz. She was a wonderful source of information and available to me whenever I needed her, which was critical since I was doing the coordination from Colorado. We were beyond satisfied with the service and the setting couldn’t have been better. We would whole-heartedly recommend Magnolia Plantation for a wedding reception location. Thank you so much Jessica for helping to make our daughter's wedding such a huge success. Sincerely, Col. and Mrs.
We were so excited when our daughter, who lives in Washington DC, decided to get married in Charleston,SC, where we were Read more...
We were so excited when our daughter, who lives in Washington DC, decided to get married in Charleston,SC, where we were married twenty eight years ago. She had a long list of choices for her reception and after much research and deliberation chose Magnolia Plantation. We opted for the Veranda (they have two choices) and we are so glad we did!! Not only did we get the veranda, but the back lawn, and the White Bridge lawn as well. I could go on and on, but basically we had the cocktail hour on the White Lawn Bridge (breathtakingly beautiful), the dinner on the Veranda (again so beautiful) and dancing on the back lawn. Our point of contact at Magnolia was Jessica Cruz. She was a wonderful source of information and available to me whenever I needed her, which was critical since I was doing the coordination from Colorado. We were beyond satisfied with the service and the setting couldn’t have been better. We would whole-heartedly recommend Magnolia Plantation for a wedding reception location. Thank you so much Jessica for helping to make our daughter's wedding such a huge success. Sincerely, Col. and Mrs. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
I had my August 2011 wedding at the Carriage House at Magnolia Gardens. I really can't say enough good things about it. Jessica Cruz, the events director, is easy to get ahold of, very professional, and answered any questions I had in a very timely manner. Even though there was a wedding at the Carriage House the night of my rehearsal, Jessica helped provide a different area of the plantation for me to hold my rehearsal. I absolutely loved having my wedding at Magnolia. Would not have done it anywhere else.
I had my August 2011 wedding at the Carriage House at Magnolia Gardens. I really can't say enough good things about it. Read more...
I had my August 2011 wedding at the Carriage House at Magnolia Gardens. I really can't say enough good things about it. Jessica Cruz, the events director, is easy to get ahold of, very professional, and answered any questions I had in a very timely manner. Even though there was a wedding at the Carriage House the night of my rehearsal, Jessica helped provide a different area of the plantation for me to hold my rehearsal. I absolutely loved having my wedding at Magnolia. Would not have done it anywhere else. Read less
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Candice
Wedding:
4/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Jessica was a wonderful help in every aspect! I had no worries that day because Jessica was such a great help. If the ceremony will be outside and you do hire the bug man (which I highly recommend) don't forget to think of the location the pictures will be taken. Get with your photographer too if you don't know. The bugs drove my flower girls crazy which in turn limited our full family and full bridal party photos. Other than that the carriage house and lawn were absolutely perfect!
Jessica was a wonderful help in every aspect! I had no worries that day because Jessica was such a great help. If the Read more...
Jessica was a wonderful help in every aspect! I had no worries that day because Jessica was such a great help. If the ceremony will be outside and you do hire the bug man (which I highly recommend) don't forget to think of the location the pictures will be taken. Get with your photographer too if you don't know. The bugs drove my flower girls crazy which in turn limited our full family and full bridal party photos. Other than that the carriage house and lawn were absolutely perfect! Read less
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prettyinwhite
Wedding:
12/18/2010
5.0/5.0
This is a one of the most beautiful plantations in Charleston. Apart from it's beauty, Magnolia is willing to accommodate you in almost any way possible. All staff is very helpful and friendly and Jessica the events coordinator is AWESOME! We highly recommend this location to anyone looking to have a wedding in the area. Prices are much more reasonable than other venues in the area and you are not tied down to using specific vendors.
This is a one of the most beautiful plantations in Charleston. Apart from it's beauty, Magnolia is willing to accommodate Read more...
This is a one of the most beautiful plantations in Charleston. Apart from it's beauty, Magnolia is willing to accommodate you in almost any way possible. All staff is very helpful and friendly and Jessica the events coordinator is AWESOME! We highly recommend this location to anyone looking to have a wedding in the area. Prices are much more reasonable than other venues in the area and you are not tied down to using specific vendors. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Magnolia was an absolutely PERFECT place to have our wedding. Jessica was very helpful and took care of things for us, even contacting the vendors directly when they needed to sign contracts with the venue. The setting was fantastic. I would recommend Magnolia to any bride in the Charleston area without hesitation! :)
Magnolia was an absolutely PERFECT place to have our wedding. Jessica was very helpful and took care of things for us, Read more...
Magnolia was an absolutely PERFECT place to have our wedding. Jessica was very helpful and took care of things for us, even contacting the vendors directly when they needed to sign contracts with the venue. The setting was fantastic. I would recommend Magnolia to any bride in the Charleston area without hesitation! :) Read less
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KerriKur
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Absolutely beautiful place for a wedding. Our wedding reception was held in the Conservatory with the ceremony on the School House Lawn. It was worth every penny spent. Jessica Cruz was the person who worked with us and she was absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend Magnolia Plantation & Gardens to any bride looking for a breathtaking place to have her wedding.
Absolutely beautiful place for a wedding. Our wedding reception was held in the Conservatory with the ceremony on the Read more...
Absolutely beautiful place for a wedding. Our wedding reception was held in the Conservatory with the ceremony on the School House Lawn. It was worth every penny spent. Jessica Cruz was the person who worked with us and she was absolutely amazing!!! I would recommend Magnolia Plantation & Gardens to any bride looking for a breathtaking place to have her wedding. Read less
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Charade
Wedding:
3/13/2010
5.0/5.0
The Carriage House was a beautiful setting and their staff made it easy.
The Carriage House was a beautiful setting and their staff made it easy.
The Carriage House was a beautiful setting and their staff made it easy. Read less
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rpr522
Wedding:
5/22/2009
5.0/5.0
This was the perfect place for our wedding. The event coordinator was extremely responsive and easy to work with. After I booked the plantation, the event coordinator left, and a new person took over. So I had an opportunity to interact with many different staff members, all of them kind and helpful.

The setting is unbelievably beautiful, no matter where you are on the plantation. The setting and the service were perfect.
This was the perfect place for our wedding. The event coordinator was extremely responsive and easy to work with. After I Read more...
This was the perfect place for our wedding. The event coordinator was extremely responsive and easy to work with. After I booked the plantation, the event coordinator left, and a new person took over. So I had an opportunity to interact with many different staff members, all of them kind and helpful.

The setting is unbelievably beautiful, no matter where you are on the plantation. The setting and the service were perfect. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/9/2005
5.0/5.0
The staff at Magnolia Plantation was incredible to work with...They truly care about their guests and it shows in their service. I had to change my wedding date about 6 months into my planning process and their willingness to work with me through my dilemma was nothing short of gracious. Spectacular people, spectacular venue, spectacular view from the Carriage House!
The staff at Magnolia Plantation was incredible to work with...They truly care about their guests and it shows in their Read more...
The staff at Magnolia Plantation was incredible to work with...They truly care about their guests and it shows in their service. I had to change my wedding date about 6 months into my planning process and their willingness to work with me through my dilemma was nothing short of gracious. Spectacular people, spectacular venue, spectacular view from the Carriage House! Read less
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Cate
Wedding:
4/11/2014
4.9/5.0
Magnolia Plantation was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had a lot of out of town guests, so this romantic Charleston plantation was the perfect spot to give them a taste of the South. Our wedding was in the spring and the flowers and gardens there were just stunning. We chose the Carriage House and it was a great size for our 130 person wedding. We loved that guests could enjoy the indoor space of the Carriage House and also the large patio and dock areas -- having the bridal cottage there to get ready in was also a plus. Everyone we worked with was nice and very helpful. We researched virtually every plantation venue in Charleston and Magnolia was definitely the easiest to work with and the best value.
Magnolia Plantation was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had a lot of out of town guests, so this romantic Charleston Read more...
Magnolia Plantation was the perfect venue for our wedding. We had a lot of out of town guests, so this romantic Charleston plantation was the perfect spot to give them a taste of the South. Our wedding was in the spring and the flowers and gardens there were just stunning. We chose the Carriage House and it was a great size for our 130 person wedding. We loved that guests could enjoy the indoor space of the Carriage House and also the large patio and dock areas -- having the bridal cottage there to get ready in was also a plus. Everyone we worked with was nice and very helpful. We researched virtually every plantation venue in Charleston and Magnolia was definitely the easiest to work with and the best value. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/22/2013
4.9/5.0
Jessica was extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process, particularly since we did most of our planning over the phone from California! We had our ceremony on the Schoolhouse Pond Yard, and the reception in the Conservatory. It was perfect for our small-ish (65-75) group. The area is so beautiful that you don't need to bring too many additional decorations. I highly recommend Magnolia Plantation and Gardens as a venue for any celebration.
Jessica was extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process, particularly since we did most of our planning over Read more...
Jessica was extremely helpful throughout the entire planning process, particularly since we did most of our planning over the phone from California! We had our ceremony on the Schoolhouse Pond Yard, and the reception in the Conservatory. It was perfect for our small-ish (65-75) group. The area is so beautiful that you don't need to bring too many additional decorations. I highly recommend Magnolia Plantation and Gardens as a venue for any celebration. Read less
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Edith
Wedding:
7/30/2011
4.9/5.0
I had my July 30th wedding (2011) at the Carriage House. Jessica Cruz, the sales director, is an amazing woman and so pleasant to work with. She bent over backwards for us. On the day, we had a 20 minute downpour at our outdoor ceremony which cut the power for a few hours. Jessica worked nonstop to get it back for us, and it returned just in time for dancing! The carriage house is so beautiful, just like every other aspect of Magnolia Gardens. My husband and I did our portrait session together in June, and that was also a wonderful experience. I can't praise Magnolia highly enough - thank you for everything!!! If it weren't for your preferred vendors list, I wouldn't have had the best of everything for my special day. My Sailor and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts :)
I had my July 30th wedding (2011) at the Carriage House. Jessica Cruz, the sales director, is an amazing woman and so Read more...
I had my July 30th wedding (2011) at the Carriage House. Jessica Cruz, the sales director, is an amazing woman and so pleasant to work with. She bent over backwards for us. On the day, we had a 20 minute downpour at our outdoor ceremony which cut the power for a few hours. Jessica worked nonstop to get it back for us, and it returned just in time for dancing! The carriage house is so beautiful, just like every other aspect of Magnolia Gardens. My husband and I did our portrait session together in June, and that was also a wonderful experience. I can't praise Magnolia highly enough - thank you for everything!!! If it weren't for your preferred vendors list, I wouldn't have had the best of everything for my special day. My Sailor and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts :) Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/28/2014
4.8/5.0
Great venue to have a romantic wedding on the veranda especially for pictures. Accommodating and pleasant to work with...very enjoyable.
Great venue to have a romantic wedding on the veranda especially for pictures. Accommodating and pleasant to work Read more...
Great venue to have a romantic wedding on the veranda especially for pictures. Accommodating and pleasant to work with...very enjoyable. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.8/5.0
Our wedding at the Veranda at Magnolia Plantation could not have been more beautiful. It was the peak of azalea season (early April) and luckily the weather was perfect. We didn't need a florist, as the gardens were covered in flowers, and only used a lighting vendor (Charleston Uplighting) for decoration.
Jessica Cruz was great to work with, although some of my initial ideas were impossible as they might have endangered the house (no open flames, it's a museum), so we had to be flexible. However it was absolutely worth it, and had a stunning wedding by all accounts.
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Our wedding at the Veranda at Magnolia Plantation could not have been more beautiful. It was the peak of azalea season (early April) and luckily the weather was perfect. We didn't need a florist, as the gardens were covered in flowers, and only used a lighting vendor (Charleston Uplighting) for decoration.
Jessica Cruz was great to work with, although some of my initial ideas were impossible as they might have endangered the house (no open flames, it's a museum), so we had to be flexible. However it was absolutely worth it, and had a stunning wedding by all accounts. Read less
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Maggie
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
Forget the oak trees at Boone Hall- there is no finer plantation in Charleston than Magnolia. Magnolia Plantation is a gorgeous and affordable place to get married. There are several ceremony and reception sites to choose from, and Events Manager Jessica Cruz is incredibly helpful and responsive. We chose the White Bridge Lawn with reception on the Veranda.

What I really enjoyed about getting married there, aside from the stunning setting, was the list of vendor suggestions they provided after we signed our contract. It was great to have a list of vendors to look through and choose from, though you aren't required to choose vendors from this list. After reading reviews, we chose from the suggested vendors and couldn't be happier.

Our guests were blown away by how gorgeous Magnolia was, and we were very happy to be able to get married and celebrate there for such reasonable rates.
Forget the oak trees at Boone Hall- there is no finer plantation in Charleston than Magnolia. Magnolia Plantation is a Read more...
Forget the oak trees at Boone Hall- there is no finer plantation in Charleston than Magnolia. Magnolia Plantation is a gorgeous and affordable place to get married. There are several ceremony and reception sites to choose from, and Events Manager Jessica Cruz is incredibly helpful and responsive. We chose the White Bridge Lawn with reception on the Veranda.

What I really enjoyed about getting married there, aside from the stunning setting, was the list of vendor suggestions they provided after we signed our contract. It was great to have a list of vendors to look through and choose from, though you aren't required to choose vendors from this list. After reading reviews, we chose from the suggested vendors and couldn't be happier.

Our guests were blown away by how gorgeous Magnolia was, and we were very happy to be able to get married and celebrate there for such reasonable rates. Read less
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Tom
Wedding:
4/6/2013
4.8/5.0
Jessica is very helpful! She showed us all three sites for weddings here and gave us details on each. We ended up selecting the White Bridge Lawn for the ceremony and adjacent veranda for our reception. She gave us a folder with vendors that had done a good job at the venue before, and that was our springboard (along with Wedding Wire) to find all of our other vendors. She actually told us about Wedding Wire too!

She is very responsive by e-mail or phone. Being a historical house, we had some restrictions on what we could and could not do, but she lets you know all of that up front. You get unlimited visits for planning, and your guests get free general admission to the venue all weekend!

Because it's also a tourist attraction, everything is kept in great shape. We got a private "getting-ready" room that became the bathroom during the reception. Tons of space for whoever you want to invite! Obviously a really lovely place for spring and summer weddings. :)
Jessica is very helpful! She showed us all three sites for weddings here and gave us details on each. We ended up Read more...
Jessica is very helpful! She showed us all three sites for weddings here and gave us details on each. We ended up selecting the White Bridge Lawn for the ceremony and adjacent veranda for our reception. She gave us a folder with vendors that had done a good job at the venue before, and that was our springboard (along with Wedding Wire) to find all of our other vendors. She actually told us about Wedding Wire too!

She is very responsive by e-mail or phone. Being a historical house, we had some restrictions on what we could and could not do, but she lets you know all of that up front. You get unlimited visits for planning, and your guests get free general admission to the venue all weekend!

Because it's also a tourist attraction, everything is kept in great shape. We got a private "getting-ready" room that became the bathroom during the reception. Tons of space for whoever you want to invite! Obviously a really lovely place for spring and summer weddings. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Magnolia Plantation Carriage House provided the quintessential South Carolina lowcountry backdrop. We wed on the lawn and partied the night away in the Carriage House. Absolutely beautiful. Jessica Cruz - the wedding coordinator is awesome! The price....really expensive..but, worth it!
Magnolia Plantation Carriage House provided the quintessential South Carolina lowcountry backdrop. We wed on the lawn and Read more...
Magnolia Plantation Carriage House provided the quintessential South Carolina lowcountry backdrop. We wed on the lawn and partied the night away in the Carriage House. Absolutely beautiful. Jessica Cruz - the wedding coordinator is awesome! The price....really expensive..but, worth it! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/18/2012
4.8/5.0
We were looking for an ethereal venue and we found it at Magnolia plantation. Their English gardens were absolutely perfect and made for some stunning photographs. Our guests loved the location as well. It was raining right up until the wedding, but the staff was able to help and get the lawn dried enough that we could still have the wedding outside.
We were looking for an ethereal venue and we found it at Magnolia plantation. Their English gardens were absolutely Read more...
We were looking for an ethereal venue and we found it at Magnolia plantation. Their English gardens were absolutely perfect and made for some stunning photographs. Our guests loved the location as well. It was raining right up until the wedding, but the staff was able to help and get the lawn dried enough that we could still have the wedding outside. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/11/2012
4.8/5.0
I would not have wanted to have my wedding anywhere but Magnolia Plantation. I felt that it was worth spending a couple thousand dollars for this venue was worth it, although be aware that this is all you are paying for with Magnolia-- the location. They do not include ceremony chairs, tables, or any rental items whatsoever. They also do not have an onsite kitchen, so choose your caterer wisely. I found Jessica Cruz to be helpful and professional from start to finish in the wedding planning process. Although I was planning my Magnolia wedding on the veranda from over 600 miles away, she was helpful and even helped the day of the wedding to make sure I got down the aisle on time. I highly recommend Magnolia for your wedding. It was beautiful.
I would not have wanted to have my wedding anywhere but Magnolia Plantation. I felt that it was worth spending a couple Read more...
I would not have wanted to have my wedding anywhere but Magnolia Plantation. I felt that it was worth spending a couple thousand dollars for this venue was worth it, although be aware that this is all you are paying for with Magnolia-- the location. They do not include ceremony chairs, tables, or any rental items whatsoever. They also do not have an onsite kitchen, so choose your caterer wisely. I found Jessica Cruz to be helpful and professional from start to finish in the wedding planning process. Although I was planning my Magnolia wedding on the veranda from over 600 miles away, she was helpful and even helped the day of the wedding to make sure I got down the aisle on time. I highly recommend Magnolia for your wedding. It was beautiful. Read less
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Andrew
Wedding:
3/24/2012
4.8/5.0
This site made our wedding! It was definitely the most amazing back drop for a wedding. People have not stopped talking about the location and the Carriage House specifically. The venue did a great job working with us and providing all the information we needed to help make our wedding absolutely perfect! It is a little pricey compared to other venues we looked at but it was well worth every dollar spent.
This site made our wedding! It was definitely the most amazing back drop for a wedding. People have not stopped talking Read more...
This site made our wedding! It was definitely the most amazing back drop for a wedding. People have not stopped talking about the location and the Carriage House specifically. The venue did a great job working with us and providing all the information we needed to help make our wedding absolutely perfect! It is a little pricey compared to other venues we looked at but it was well worth every dollar spent. Read less
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Marilyn mom
Wedding:
10/23/2011
4.8/5.0
What a spectacular venue. Great weather of course helped a lot. Just lovely, fabulous spot.
What a spectacular venue. Great weather of course helped a lot. Just lovely, fabulous spot.
What a spectacular venue. Great weather of course helped a lot. Just lovely, fabulous spot. Read less
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brandyllewis
Wedding:
7/25/2010
4.8/5.0
Magnolia was a wonderful setting for our garden themed wedding. The event coordinator was extremely professional and very sweet. Our guests were granted entry prior to the ceremony to tour the gardens, this made the trip well worth it for everyone who flew in from out of town. This is not a cheap venue, but it was well worth it, I cannot wait to see the photographs. All of our guests were very impressed with the beauty of the gardens and the carriage house.
Magnolia was a wonderful setting for our garden themed wedding. The event coordinator was extremely professional and very Read more...
Magnolia was a wonderful setting for our garden themed wedding. The event coordinator was extremely professional and very sweet. Our guests were granted entry prior to the ceremony to tour the gardens, this made the trip well worth it for everyone who flew in from out of town. This is not a cheap venue, but it was well worth it, I cannot wait to see the photographs. All of our guests were very impressed with the beauty of the gardens and the carriage house. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
We hosted our wedding in June, 2013 at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The venue is beautiful and our guests loved it. The on site bridal suite is very convenient. Our guests loved the setting, and enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the beautifully lit fire pit. The Carriage House itself is rustic, chic, and tucked into the gardens so that it is secluded and private. You'll love the flexibility it offers for decor (in short, you can choose anything you want instead of being forced to pick what the house or hotel wants you to use). The venue also photographs beautifully, and has everything you need for the caterers, etc. to serve your guests. One very important suggestion--- the contract states that guests must be off the premises by midnight. We read that literally-- as in our GUESTS had to be off the premises. They read that to mean the entire wedding party has to be out of the suite and have their belongings off the premises by midnight. We brought a lot of our own wedding decorations and believed we could load them and our belongings in our cars AFTER the reception was over. Not so. My parents were forced to collect and load everything up in the last half hour of our reception. It really ruined the end of the night for them. So, my suggestion is to either end your reception earlier to give yourself time to load your belongings, or make sure you negotiate terms into the contract that make it clear that you will be given adequate time to exit the premises and still enjoy the final moments of your reception. That all said, we are so glad we chose Magnolia, and hope you do as well.
We hosted our wedding in June, 2013 at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The venue is beautiful and Read more...
We hosted our wedding in June, 2013 at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. The venue is beautiful and our guests loved it. The on site bridal suite is very convenient. Our guests loved the setting, and enjoyed roasting marshmallows in the beautifully lit fire pit. The Carriage House itself is rustic, chic, and tucked into the gardens so that it is secluded and private. You'll love the flexibility it offers for decor (in short, you can choose anything you want instead of being forced to pick what the house or hotel wants you to use). The venue also photographs beautifully, and has everything you need for the caterers, etc. to serve your guests. One very important suggestion--- the contract states that guests must be off the premises by midnight. We read that literally-- as in our GUESTS had to be off the premises. They read that to mean the entire wedding party has to be out of the suite and have their belongings off the premises by midnight. We brought a lot of our own wedding decorations and believed we could load them and our belongings in our cars AFTER the reception was over. Not so. My parents were forced to collect and load everything up in the last half hour of our reception. It really ruined the end of the night for them. So, my suggestion is to either end your reception earlier to give yourself time to load your belongings, or make sure you negotiate terms into the contract that make it clear that you will be given adequate time to exit the premises and still enjoy the final moments of your reception. That all said, we are so glad we chose Magnolia, and hope you do as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.7/5.0
The a Carriage House was the perfect location for our rustic Southern wedding and Jessica was wonderful to coordinate with. We were married in May in front of the large Oak tree. I definitely recommend having the ceremony in front of the oak if you have a spring wedding. I was planning from out of town, and had visited in fall. When we returned in the spring for the wedding, I was pleasantly surprised to see all the colorful blooms around the tree. It made the perfect backdrop for our wedding- like a dream!
The a Carriage House was the perfect location for our rustic Southern wedding and Jessica was wonderful to coordinate Read more...
The a Carriage House was the perfect location for our rustic Southern wedding and Jessica was wonderful to coordinate with. We were married in May in front of the large Oak tree. I definitely recommend having the ceremony in front of the oak if you have a spring wedding. I was planning from out of town, and had visited in fall. When we returned in the spring for the wedding, I was pleasantly surprised to see all the colorful blooms around the tree. It made the perfect backdrop for our wedding- like a dream! Read less
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brittanydodgen
Wedding:
11/18/2011
4.7/5.0
My husband and I are from Columbia, our family is from Columbia, and most of our friends are from Columbia. We did site visits at all of the big name venues in Columbia and nothing stuck out to us as being the amount of pretty we were going to require. Everything was "pinestraw and pansies" as we lovingly refer to the less than mature landscaping that is so readily available around here. I did a little research on a few places in Charleston and Magnolia was the one we decided to take a look at first. We pretty much decided on the venue as soon as we pulled down the long, spanish moss covered tree lined driveway. The atmosphere of the whole place puts you in a mood. Its so beautiful, it forces you to feel like you're on vacation. Over my 9 month planning process I visited the plantation 5 times. Once in February, several times throughout the summer and once right before our wedding in the fall. There is not a time of year where this place isn't magnificent. We chose to have our ceremony and reception at the carriage house but honestly, all 3 venues would be equally as amazing. Believe me when I say the pictures you will walk away with are 1 in a million. We love the easy beauty and elegance of Magnolia Plantation. There is nowhere else in the world we could picture our wedding taking place. All of this being said, I do have one warning. The site manager, Jessica, was less than friendly. At times, she almost came across as rude. She was knowledgeable about the venue and easy to get in touch with but very prickly. I avoided having to contact her because I wanted to enjoy my planning process as much as possible and calling her always seemed to put a damper on things.
My husband and I are from Columbia, our family is from Columbia, and most of our friends are from Columbia. We did site Read more...
My husband and I are from Columbia, our family is from Columbia, and most of our friends are from Columbia. We did site visits at all of the big name venues in Columbia and nothing stuck out to us as being the amount of pretty we were going to require. Everything was "pinestraw and pansies" as we lovingly refer to the less than mature landscaping that is so readily available around here. I did a little research on a few places in Charleston and Magnolia was the one we decided to take a look at first. We pretty much decided on the venue as soon as we pulled down the long, spanish moss covered tree lined driveway. The atmosphere of the whole place puts you in a mood. Its so beautiful, it forces you to feel like you're on vacation. Over my 9 month planning process I visited the plantation 5 times. Once in February, several times throughout the summer and once right before our wedding in the fall. There is not a time of year where this place isn't magnificent. We chose to have our ceremony and reception at the carriage house but honestly, all 3 venues would be equally as amazing. Believe me when I say the pictures you will walk away with are 1 in a million. We love the easy beauty and elegance of Magnolia Plantation. There is nowhere else in the world we could picture our wedding taking place. All of this being said, I do have one warning. The site manager, Jessica, was less than friendly. At times, she almost came across as rude. She was knowledgeable about the venue and easy to get in touch with but very prickly. I avoided having to contact her because I wanted to enjoy my planning process as much as possible and calling her always seemed to put a damper on things. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Magnolia was the best decision my husband and I made regarding our wedding. The grounds were so beautiful and such a magical setting for our special day. We chose the Veranda and were able to utilize the white bridge lawn for the ceremony, the side lawn for cocktail hour and lawn games, and the wrap around porch for the reception. No extra decor needed--the place is already spectacular!
Magnolia was the best decision my husband and I made regarding our wedding. The grounds were so beautiful and such a Read more...
Magnolia was the best decision my husband and I made regarding our wedding. The grounds were so beautiful and such a magical setting for our special day. We chose the Veranda and were able to utilize the white bridge lawn for the ceremony, the side lawn for cocktail hour and lawn games, and the wrap around porch for the reception. No extra decor needed--the place is already spectacular! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
The Magnolia Plantation speaks for itself!! It was amazing venue and would not get married anywhere else. When it comes to flexiblity it rates a 3 at best.
The Magnolia Plantation speaks for itself!! It was amazing venue and would not get married anywhere else. When it comes to Read more...
The Magnolia Plantation speaks for itself!! It was amazing venue and would not get married anywhere else. When it comes to flexiblity it rates a 3 at best. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
I had the most perfect wedding on the Carriage House Lawn and reception in the Carriage House.

The event coordinator, Jessica Cruz, was beyond amazing. She was always just a phone call or email away to help with any questions or concerns.

I couldn't have been happier with Magnolia.
I had the most perfect wedding on the Carriage House Lawn and reception in the Carriage House.

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I had the most perfect wedding on the Carriage House Lawn and reception in the Carriage House.

The event coordinator, Jessica Cruz, was beyond amazing. She was always just a phone call or email away to help with any questions or concerns.

I couldn't have been happier with Magnolia. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Lots of rules and expensive but absolutely worth it and one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
Lots of rules and expensive but absolutely worth it and one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.
Lots of rules and expensive but absolutely worth it and one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.6/5.0
Magnolia is amazing and perfect for a truly Southern wedding experience. We booked the Veranda which is actually cheaper than the Barn site and much more beautiful. You get the best ceremony site- smack dab in the middle of the gardens with the white bridge in the background and then we had the cocktail hour in the front garden, which has a great view of the fields and dinner on the veranda. Dancing on the back lawn under the stars completed the look. Jessica, the coordinator, was a little rude and fake, but she is also very young and a little immature.
Magnolia is amazing and perfect for a truly Southern wedding experience. We booked the Veranda which is actually cheaper Read more...
Magnolia is amazing and perfect for a truly Southern wedding experience. We booked the Veranda which is actually cheaper than the Barn site and much more beautiful. You get the best ceremony site- smack dab in the middle of the gardens with the white bridge in the background and then we had the cocktail hour in the front garden, which has a great view of the fields and dinner on the veranda. Dancing on the back lawn under the stars completed the look. Jessica, the coordinator, was a little rude and fake, but she is also very young and a little immature. Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.6/5.0
Magnolia Plantation is such a beautiful place. Jessica was very helpful in working with us - anything we needed we just had to ask and she would do the best she could to help us. The grounds were just beautiful, everyone commented on how lovely it was. We got married on the white bridge lawn and had our reception on the veranda of the house. Luckily for us, no one had booked the carriage house that weekend so we had it as a back up.
The only knock I have on Magnolia is that there is nothing included in the price other than securing the venue on that day. Luckily we used Hamby catering, who had a lot of the rentals that we needed.
Magnolia Plantation is such a beautiful place. Jessica was very helpful in working with us - anything we needed we just Read more...
Magnolia Plantation is such a beautiful place. Jessica was very helpful in working with us - anything we needed we just had to ask and she would do the best she could to help us. The grounds were just beautiful, everyone commented on how lovely it was. We got married on the white bridge lawn and had our reception on the veranda of the house. Luckily for us, no one had booked the carriage house that weekend so we had it as a back up.
The only knock I have on Magnolia is that there is nothing included in the price other than securing the venue on that day. Luckily we used Hamby catering, who had a lot of the rentals that we needed. Read less
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dana
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.6/5.0
Jessica- the event coordinator was AMAZING!!! As an out of town bride- 4 hours from Charleston- she helped us pick our vendors and took pictures/measurements of the venue whenever we needed it. All questions via email were answered within 24 hours with a thorough response!! I give Jessica a 12 out of 10 for sure!!!
The venue was beautiful in itself. We chose the veranda for our reception. Our guests were in love with the history of the venue and the beautiful landscaping/gardens. Our pictures turned out GORGEOUS! With many varieties of backgrounds for our pictures.
A few items to keep in consideration- the venue rental fee is reasonable, but remember to keep in consideration the costs of all rentals (the veranda does not provide tables/chairs for the ceremony or reception). Also- all decorations must be set up after 3:30PM the day of the wedding (due to house tours at the veranda site)- having family members, wedding planner or wedding party assist with set-up of decor is required- as the bride is usually unable to assist due to the allowed time being very close to the ceremony time (in our case anyhow).
All-in all I thought that Magnolia Plantation was the perfect venue for our outdoor wedding!
Jessica- the event coordinator was AMAZING!!! As an out of town bride- 4 hours from Charleston- she helped us pick our Read more...
Jessica- the event coordinator was AMAZING!!! As an out of town bride- 4 hours from Charleston- she helped us pick our vendors and took pictures/measurements of the venue whenever we needed it. All questions via email were answered within 24 hours with a thorough response!! I give Jessica a 12 out of 10 for sure!!!
The venue was beautiful in itself. We chose the veranda for our reception. Our guests were in love with the history of the venue and the beautiful landscaping/gardens. Our pictures turned out GORGEOUS! With many varieties of backgrounds for our pictures.
A few items to keep in consideration- the venue rental fee is reasonable, but remember to keep in consideration the costs of all rentals (the veranda does not provide tables/chairs for the ceremony or reception). Also- all decorations must be set up after 3:30PM the day of the wedding (due to house tours at the veranda site)- having family members, wedding planner or wedding party assist with set-up of decor is required- as the bride is usually unable to assist due to the allowed time being very close to the ceremony time (in our case anyhow).
All-in all I thought that Magnolia Plantation was the perfect venue for our outdoor wedding! Read less
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Miranda and Andrew
Wedding:
3/26/2011
4.6/5.0
I had my reception at the veranda and ceremony on the white bridge lawn and all my guests commented about how beautiful it was. It's really like a magic fairy land! Especially in the spring when all the flowers are blooming. The reason for the three stars on flexiblity is b/c we couldn't start setting up the veranda until 4 or 4:30 I think and we were told we could at 3 so this caused some craziness, but overall I am very glad I had my wedding at the Veranda at Magnolia Plantation!
I had my reception at the veranda and ceremony on the white bridge lawn and all my guests commented about how beautiful it Read more...
I had my reception at the veranda and ceremony on the white bridge lawn and all my guests commented about how beautiful it was. It's really like a magic fairy land! Especially in the spring when all the flowers are blooming. The reason for the three stars on flexiblity is b/c we couldn't start setting up the veranda until 4 or 4:30 I think and we were told we could at 3 so this caused some craziness, but overall I am very glad I had my wedding at the Veranda at Magnolia Plantation! Read less
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Pam
Wedding:
6/3/2013
4.5/5.0
Our daughter had her wedding this week at Magnolia Plantation Veranda in Charleston, SC. Magnolia is a beautiful spot and the Veranda with their views was exactly what we wanted. Jessica Cruz immediately returned phone calls and answered emails promptly. When wedding day turned out to be a day with rain and thunderstorms, Jessica met us with umbrellas as we arrived for the Bride to get ready and calmed my fears by showing me how well the Veranda would work for the entire event. It was beautiful. Thankfully, the rain stopped 2 hours prior to the ceremony and the rest of the evening was a delight. Thank you Jessica!
Our daughter had her wedding this week at Magnolia Plantation Veranda in Charleston, SC. Magnolia is a beautiful spot and Read more...
Our daughter had her wedding this week at Magnolia Plantation Veranda in Charleston, SC. Magnolia is a beautiful spot and the Veranda with their views was exactly what we wanted. Jessica Cruz immediately returned phone calls and answered emails promptly. When wedding day turned out to be a day with rain and thunderstorms, Jessica met us with umbrellas as we arrived for the Bride to get ready and calmed my fears by showing me how well the Veranda would work for the entire event. It was beautiful. Thankfully, the rain stopped 2 hours prior to the ceremony and the rest of the evening was a delight. Thank you Jessica! Read less
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Sandi
Wedding:
10/23/2011
4.5/5.0
This was the perfect place for my wedding. The people there were great to work with especially Jessica Cruz the event director. The Carriage House and it's adjoining river ceremony location was perfect. The price was good, also. The bridal room for the bride to dress was great it had a lot of room to get ready and relax! Might be a bit small for a large wedding party but for my wedding it the perfect size. Everyone involved from Jessica with the ideas and list of vendors that the Plantation recommends to the young man who made sure the outdoor torches were lit at the right time and that the fire pit was burning well for the ambiance helped to make my night spectacular. Nature itself played a big part being the perfect weather. Magnolia PLantation was a beautiful and amazing venue and I would reccomend it to anyone. Thank you!!
This was the perfect place for my wedding. The people there were great to work with especially Jessica Cruz the event Read more...
This was the perfect place for my wedding. The people there were great to work with especially Jessica Cruz the event director. The Carriage House and it's adjoining river ceremony location was perfect. The price was good, also. The bridal room for the bride to dress was great it had a lot of room to get ready and relax! Might be a bit small for a large wedding party but for my wedding it the perfect size. Everyone involved from Jessica with the ideas and list of vendors that the Plantation recommends to the young man who made sure the outdoor torches were lit at the right time and that the fire pit was burning well for the ambiance helped to make my night spectacular. Nature itself played a big part being the perfect weather. Magnolia PLantation was a beautiful and amazing venue and I would reccomend it to anyone. Thank you!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Magnolia Plantation is absolutely gorgeous! I am so happy I chose this venue for my wedding. I was worried at first because when I visited earlier in the year, the site for the ceremony looked quite drab (it was during a time of year when the site was not being used for weddings, so everything was overgrown). I was so happy when I came back the day before the wedding to see how incredibly romantic the setting was. My only issue was that none of the staff was available during our wedding rehearsal. I had wanted the wedding party to walk across the bridge for the processional, but since no one was around to discuss how this could be arranged, we ended up changing our plans. I guess it was possible to call the day of the wedding, but by then it just seemed too late. Jessica is extremely sweet in person. I think she might have been very busy that weekend though since I only talked to her once that week and only accidentally ran into her the day of the wedding. The gentleman who drove us around for wedding pictures (I think his name is Brian), was very helpful, sweet, and accomodating. All in all, it was a positive experience. I have no regrets about having my wedding there!
Magnolia Plantation is absolutely gorgeous! I am so happy I chose this venue for my wedding. I was worried at first Read more...
Magnolia Plantation is absolutely gorgeous! I am so happy I chose this venue for my wedding. I was worried at first because when I visited earlier in the year, the site for the ceremony looked quite drab (it was during a time of year when the site was not being used for weddings, so everything was overgrown). I was so happy when I came back the day before the wedding to see how incredibly romantic the setting was. My only issue was that none of the staff was available during our wedding rehearsal. I had wanted the wedding party to walk across the bridge for the processional, but since no one was around to discuss how this could be arranged, we ended up changing our plans. I guess it was possible to call the day of the wedding, but by then it just seemed too late. Jessica is extremely sweet in person. I think she might have been very busy that weekend though since I only talked to her once that week and only accidentally ran into her the day of the wedding. The gentleman who drove us around for wedding pictures (I think his name is Brian), was very helpful, sweet, and accomodating. All in all, it was a positive experience. I have no regrets about having my wedding there! Read less
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Noor
Wedding:
5/29/2009
4.4/5.0
We got married and had our reception on the Veranda of the Magnolia Plantation house. It was beautiful and everyone couldn't believe how "romantic" it was! The only thing I didn't like about working with Magnolia Plantations is how you have to go to an outside caterer and rental company.
We got married and had our reception on the Veranda of the Magnolia Plantation house. It was beautiful and everyone Read more...
We got married and had our reception on the Veranda of the Magnolia Plantation house. It was beautiful and everyone couldn't believe how "romantic" it was! The only thing I didn't like about working with Magnolia Plantations is how you have to go to an outside caterer and rental company. Read less
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mother of the bride
Wedding:
5/28/2010
4.3/5.0
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is a beautiful place. We used the lawn of the Carriage House for the wedding & the Carriage House for the reception. Just some minor issues with the ladies bathroom plumbing but overall a good experience.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is a beautiful place. We used the lawn of the Carriage House for the wedding & the Carriage Read more...
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens is a beautiful place. We used the lawn of the Carriage House for the wedding & the Carriage House for the reception. Just some minor issues with the ladies bathroom plumbing but overall a good experience. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
10/11/2013
4.2/5.0
The carriage was beautiful this time of year. The wedding on the lawn near the river and life oaks was amazing. The carriage house was the perfect size for our party. The perfect location, I couldn't ask for anything different
The carriage was beautiful this time of year. The wedding on the lawn near the river and life oaks was amazing. The Read more...
The carriage was beautiful this time of year. The wedding on the lawn near the river and life oaks was amazing. The carriage house was the perfect size for our party. The perfect location, I couldn't ask for anything different Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
3/24/2014
4.0/5.0
Many guests stated this was the "most beautiful wedding they'd ever been to"- such an amazing setting to get married in. Jessica was very helpful and provided several layout options, was very patient with my many questions. The staff that helped light the torches & firepit and provide a golf cart for pictures on the day of were great as well. The venue was very clean and ready to go when we arrived. Since they are open to the public, you don' t have a lot of flexibility regarding ceremony time, etc...or time you can get into the cottage but that comes with the beauty of the venue. You can save a lot of money by doing a weekday wedding like we did! :) One thing we loved about Magnolia is that guests can get into the plantation free the day before, of, & after your wedding- many of our guests took advantage of this and loved it!
Many guests stated this was the "most beautiful wedding they'd ever been to"- such an amazing setting to get married in. Read more...
Many guests stated this was the "most beautiful wedding they'd ever been to"- such an amazing setting to get married in. Jessica was very helpful and provided several layout options, was very patient with my many questions. The staff that helped light the torches & firepit and provide a golf cart for pictures on the day of were great as well. The venue was very clean and ready to go when we arrived. Since they are open to the public, you don' t have a lot of flexibility regarding ceremony time, etc...or time you can get into the cottage but that comes with the beauty of the venue. You can save a lot of money by doing a weekday wedding like we did! :) One thing we loved about Magnolia is that guests can get into the plantation free the day before, of, & after your wedding- many of our guests took advantage of this and loved it! Read less
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Gloria
Wedding:
7/1/2012
4.0/5.0
Magnolia Gardens is a special place for us as my husband grew up playing around the gardens with his family and then taking me on dates there for years. We always knew it would be magnolia so no matter what they would have had our business. While it is a beautiful venue with a good staff, it isn't a good value compared to other plantations in the area that include some of your rentals in the agreement. Magnolia is only a place and nothing else. While Jessica was helpful leading up to the wedding I feel that she may be limited by Magnolia as to what she can do/help with. The ceremony spaces need some maintenance and upkeep such as muddy areas and overgrown grass. The spaces could be so much nicer with just a little more work on Magnolias side.
Magnolia Gardens is a special place for us as my husband grew up playing around the gardens with his family and then Read more...
Magnolia Gardens is a special place for us as my husband grew up playing around the gardens with his family and then taking me on dates there for years. We always knew it would be magnolia so no matter what they would have had our business. While it is a beautiful venue with a good staff, it isn't a good value compared to other plantations in the area that include some of your rentals in the agreement. Magnolia is only a place and nothing else. While Jessica was helpful leading up to the wedding I feel that she may be limited by Magnolia as to what she can do/help with. The ceremony spaces need some maintenance and upkeep such as muddy areas and overgrown grass. The spaces could be so much nicer with just a little more work on Magnolias side. Read less
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Wendi
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.0/5.0
Magnolia Plantation is absolutely gorgeous, our wedding and reception was held at the Carriage House. The grounds were beautiful and all of our guests had a wonderful time. Being from the south it was really special to get married on such a historic plantation. We even had a couple of peacocks join us for the ceremony - they definitely added to the ambience nicely, and made the pictures even more beautiful as their vibrant colors shown in the background. Claire was great to work with, and made me feel at ease that everyone would be taken care of. I do think the cost for using the grounds is a little on the extravegant side, but over-all it was a beautiful evening and it went flawlessly.
Magnolia Plantation is absolutely gorgeous, our wedding and reception was held at the Carriage House. The grounds were Read more...
Magnolia Plantation is absolutely gorgeous, our wedding and reception was held at the Carriage House. The grounds were beautiful and all of our guests had a wonderful time. Being from the south it was really special to get married on such a historic plantation. We even had a couple of peacocks join us for the ceremony - they definitely added to the ambience nicely, and made the pictures even more beautiful as their vibrant colors shown in the background. Claire was great to work with, and made me feel at ease that everyone would be taken care of. I do think the cost for using the grounds is a little on the extravegant side, but over-all it was a beautiful evening and it went flawlessly. Read less
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mdketron
Wedding:
8/2/2009
3.3/5.0
The location has three options for weddings and reception locations. All are beautiful. The price is comparable for the region. There is lots to do for guests that are traveling in.
The location has three options for weddings and reception locations. All are beautiful. The price is comparable for the Read more...
The location has three options for weddings and reception locations. All are beautiful. The price is comparable for the region. There is lots to do for guests that are traveling in. Read less
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