The Clebourne House
I completely DISAGREE with this last comment about The Clebourne House. I would 120% recommend this venue to anyone who wants a beautiful event and to work with a wonderful staff, especially Candace. We booked with Candace over a year out from our wedding, which was the best decision we could have made. She was always very willing to speak with us whenever we had questions. We met on location MULTIPLE times before the event to discuss things with her, have our family see the venue, etc. She ALWAYS returned our calls and emails and gave us advice and guidance for our event. We used most of her recommended vendors (because they were wonderful and really some of the best priced out there), but we did however use some that were outside of her recommendations. She was not rude at all to us about using other people as this was our decision. I know this other person is angry, but please do not relate this to The Clebourne House because this is one persons opinion and mine (and I know others) on the other hand couldn’t be more opposite. I had a wonderful experience with Candace and The Clebourne House. Our event was beautiful, food & cake were delicious, and everything was very well directed. Our guests had a wonderful time and loved the venue. My husband and I could not ask for anything more, except that we had had MORE time to enjoy the wonderful event!!
My husband and I were very unhappy with The Clebourne House, and we would not recommend them as a wedding venue
After being given the “salesperson smile,” we found that as we got closer to our wedding day the director/owner of the Clebourne house, Candace, became increasingly more difficult to work with. As you can find in other reviews, if you choose to go with people (officiants, caterers, photographers etc) outside of Candace's suggestions, the helpfulness that she is willing to give will decrease quickly.
She was incredibly rude to our guests, as well. Many guests mentioned how pushy, loud, and rude she was when dealing with our ceremony and reception. She was unorganized and unprofessional both during our year of planning and especially during our wedding day.
Further, Candace requires anyone who books with her to also use her catering. Our food tasted terrible, our buffet was tiny, and she tore it down before all of our guests were finished eating. Not only that, but she promised us hot roast beef and gave us cold-cut roast beef from a deli counter. When we mentioned to her that we had wanted hot roast beef, she denied ever having that conversation with us.
All-in-all, Candace is extremely difficult to work with. She didn't respect us or our ideas/vision for our wedding, and she made the whole planning process more stressful than necessary. My wife and I don't have fond memories of our wedding day because of all of the things that Candace did to make us feel unwelcome, unwanted, and unappreciated on our special day. When we tried to speak to her about these grievances, she wouldn't discuss any of the real issues we addressed. She wouldn't even return our emails after she sent a first response email that basically said, "too bad". Bottom line, Candace wants your money, and once she has it, you're not important to her anymore.
Though The Clebourne House seems like a good deal, it really isn't. Our advice is to book somewhere else.
Candace was so wonderful to work with, she was very professional and accommodating. I could not have asked for a more pleasant experience! My reception was beautiful and she also allowed me to have my bridal portraits taken at the house and they turned out just amazing! I enjoyed working with Candace and hope to get the chance to do so, again, in the future!
The venue was beautiful! Once we decided to go with an outside caterer (my husband is a chef and had his own connections) the professionalism and value dropped as they were not willing to work with us on a few items and the communication on those items did not come out until the last few weeks of the wedding.
We loved having our wedding there. Great pictures and a nice, semi-formal atmosphere for us to have a smallish wedding (70 guests) and a sit down dinner. Food was delicious and very easy to work with! They even helped to supervise my other vendors!
The Clebourne House is a venue displaying classic beauty, elegance and sophistication. The house has charming character and the staff is friendly and accommodating! Set in downtown Fort Mill, The Clebourne House is a wonderful venue for any event.