Sweet Magnolia Estate

10101 Bailey Road, Cornelius, NC 28031 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Sweet Magnolia Estate

Located in Cornelius, North Carolina, Sweet Magnolia Estate is a rustic wedding venue brimming with Southern elegance. Nestled a drive walk away from Lake Norman, this retreat is suitable for couples seeking to wed in a rural setting. Combining vintage charm and modern facilities, this 9,000 square foot property features a selection of indoor and open-air event spaces. Boasting an array of amenities and a staff dedicated to bringing your dream wedding to life, Sweet Magnolia Estate is an ideal spot for a countryside celebration.

Facilities and Capacity

Able to host up to 350 attendees, this venue can provide the backdrop for every stage of your big day. Situated close to I-77, the estate is easily reachable for drivers. Upon arrival, your loved ones will surely be delighted by the enchanting woodland that surrounds the property. A row of planted trees sits in front of the building’s entrance, a pleasing detail perfect for photo backgrounds. Couples can say ‘I do’ at the Garden Courtyard, an intimate area fit for an al-fresco ceremony. With a solid surface path and a tranquil ambiance, this setting blends convenience and comfort. After exchanging vows, you and your guests can gather inside the property to enjoy your afterparty. Replete with stately chandeliers, exposed wooden beams, and string lighting, this interior inspires a sense of sophistication. Owing to the abundance of windows, natural light flows into the room. Additional facilities include get-ready rooms, a prep kitchen, and a covered veranda.

Services Offered

At Sweet Magnolia Estate, the staff works diligently to ensure that events happen without a hitch. Considering their clients’ wishes to be key, they operate an open-vendor policy, allowing couples to use their preferred caterers, DJs, and planners. The venue can provide a selection of event items, such as chairs, tables, and linens. Eager to see you wed without a care, the team’s services include equipment set-up, clean-up, and the allowance of outside vendors. In addition to weddings, this venue can host other social and corporate events, such as birthday parties and business mixers.

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12 Reviews for Sweet Magnolia Estate

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.6
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Jennifer Bronson · Married on 07/31/2020

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    AMAZING Experience - can't imagine using anyone else!

    I cannot say enough good things about Kerry, Cody, and Sweet Magnolia Estates as a venue! We could not be happier with our choice to get married at this BEAUTIFUL venue and feel blessed to have worked with such an amazing and understanding family. My husband and I got married in the middle of this pandemic, while still being in Phase 2. It’s been so difficult to plan anything during this time due to ALL of the unknowns. We initially had about a 200 guest wedding with family and friends coming from out of town. Kerry was SO understanding of the obvious COVID situation and restrictions, but also that we had a large guest list with people traveling for the wedding. She worked with us from the very beginning, gave us options due to the situation. One being so gracious that they offered us to hold a ceremony on our original wedding date and we could book a reception in 2021 after the pandemic. It definitely sucks for everyone but she was not going to force us into holding the wedding because we reserved a specific date. I have a few friends that were planning to get married during the pandemic and they have been beyond stressed due to venues either not working with them / being understanding of the situation, or charging additional fees due to a reschedule! My husband and I obviously decided to still hold our wedding on the original date, it was just on a much smaller scale but I am SO happy we did that! Cody worked with us the week before to go over any rehearsal needs, bar tab, setup of all of the tables and chairs, etc. He was such a pleasure to work with and the bartender at the venue was the best – everyone loved her! They also offer decorations so we used all of that for the plate settings, centerpieces, décor on the tables and around the venue. It saved us SO much money and the décor is beautiful! I didn’t even buy flowers except for the wedding party – it’s not needed given how gorgeous the venue is and the décor they provide. It was AMAZING!

    Regardless of the COVID pandemic I cannot image working with anyone else, we feel so blessed to have been able to hold our dream wedding and work with such a great family! I can’t imagine trying to balance the restrictions of COVID and pleasing all brides but Kerry, Cody, and family did it perfectly – thank you all!

    Sent on 08/10/2020
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    Nicole Tissot · Married on 12/07/2019

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    Cody, his Mom are wonderful to work with and provide so many options to make your dream a reality.

    I absolutely love Sweet Magnolia Estates! Beautiful venue, the bride and groom's rooms are so comfortable and big with everything you need. The outside alter so pretty even during winter months. Main event area was perfect so much room to set up any way you want and they even have an area to borrow items, which was wonderful. So many options for your needs. Had my dream wedding, everyone commented on how much fun they had and loved venue.

    Sent on 12/12/2019

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Sweet Magnolia Estate FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 6500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 5000.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Lighting/Sound
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    1
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Covered Outdoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Get Ready Rooms
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    October
    November
    December

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  • 10101 Bailey Road Cornelius, NC, 28031 See on map
    704-312-7715 (Phone number)
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