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Sweet Magnolia Estate

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Located in Cornelius, North Carolina, Sweet Magnolia Estate is a rustic wedding venue brimming with Southern elegance. Nestled a short distance from Lake Norman, it's perfect for couples looking for a rural wedding location. This 9,000-square-foot property features a selection of indoor and open-air event spaces, and combines countryside charm with modern comforts for a dream celebration. Its location close to I-77 makes it easily reachable for drivers.

Facilities and Capacity

With enough space to host up to 350 attendees, Sweet Magnolia Estate can provide the backdrop for every part of your big day. Upon arrival, your guests will be delighted by the enchanting woodland that surrounds the property. A row of planted trees sits in front of the building’s entrance, creating the perfect background for wedding photos. You can say "I do" in the Garden Courtyard, a beautiful outdoor area surrounded by mature trees, before gathering inside the venue to enjoy your reception. Boasting stately chandeliers, exposed wooden beams, and warm festoon lighting, the interior is both elegant and welcoming. Large windows provide ample natural light. 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. They operate an open-vendor policy, allowing you to choose your own caterer, DJ, and planner so that you can customize your day to your liking. They'll also provide a range of event items, such as chairs, tables, and linens, and will take care of setup and cleanup. The venue is wheelchair accessible, pet-friendly, and equipped with WiFi, and on-site parking is available for guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$6,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$5,000

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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    Ally E. Married on 09/06/2020
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    Wedding 9/6/20

    We absolutely loved this venue!! The location was great and close to town, but it still seemed so secluded! And the venue included a lot without tying you down to certain vendors. The open vendor policy was one thing we had to have! The outdoor ceremony space was beautiful, the bar was very cute, and the bridal suite was so spacious and accommodating. They even have a big projector to play a slideshow for childhood pictures! There was plenty of room for dancing and we did our cocktail hour on the patio and it all worked out so well! The patio also worked great for our dessert food truck. And parking is plenty and convenient. We couldn’t imagine having our wedding anywhere else! Everyone was so helpful and nice!!
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    Jennifer B. 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!
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    Nicole T. 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.
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10101 Bailey Road Cornelius, NC, 28031
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Sweet Magnolia Estate frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Sweet Magnolia Estate?

Sweet Magnolia Estate includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Sweet Magnolia Estate in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Sweet Magnolia Estate for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sweet Magnolia Estate for wedding events?

Sweet Magnolia Estate offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Sweet Magnolia Estate offer?

Sweet Magnolia Estate offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sweet Magnolia Estate offer for wedding events?

Sweet Magnolia Estate offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What percentage of users recommend Sweet Magnolia Estate and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Sweet Magnolia Estate is recommended by 84% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.4 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.4 in flexibility, 4.4 in average response time, 4.4 in value, 4.3 in quality of service and 4.3 in professionalism.

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