The Graceful Host is a boutique full service, award winning wedding planning company based in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina. I specialize in creative event design, ensuring that your wedding day is crated with your unique vision and style in mind. With a focus on the little details, I'll work with you to design a one-of-a-kind event that is a perfect reflection of you. Throughout our planning, I'll provide you with the tools you'll need for a stress-free and enjoyable planning experience so that you can focus on what matters most during this exciting time. Whether you're planning an event for 50 guests or 350 guests, I'll make sure that every last detail is handled with care so that you can be The Graceful Host.
I am honored that you're considering The Graceful Host to be a part of this special time in your lives! I am truly passionate about weddings, but more than anything, I love seeing brides and grooms dreams come true. Attention to detail is at the forefront of my values, which is why I take on a select number of weddings each year to make sure that my focus is on you. Let's have fun planning for your big day!
Although TGH is based in Charlotte, North Carolina, we are available for travel. I frequently service brides throughout the Carolinas - including (but not limited to) Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC areas.
*Please note: The Graceful Host only provides full service planning + design services. We do not offer partial planning, day-of or event management as a separate, single service option.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jessie · Married on 03/24/2018
BEST DECISION EVER!!! First and foremost- Ashley is the greatest human being I know. I don’t think I can find the words to explain how truly fantastic Ashley is. Ashley and I worked together for 15 months planning my wedding. She genuinely took the time to get to know me and my husband. So much so that when I went to show her my “ideal” theme of black and white, she showed me a design template of a room full of color because she knew I would love it. At that moment, I knew I was in great hands. It was EXACTLY what I wanted and I didn’t even know it!! From there she was my life savor. She thought of everything before I even could. She photoshops chairs into diagrams if you need more of a visual. She handled budget, vendors, welcome boxes, design elements, etc. The best part of it all- she’s a best friend when you need it. Having The Graceful Host be my planner was easily the best, and easiest, choice of my entire wedding. If you can book Ashley, do it ASAP! You will never regret it.Sent on 04/10/2018
User5509475 · 2+ years ago
Ashley went above and beyond to make my dream vision a reality! From the first time we talked, she totally understood my vision and never stopped advocating for that! During the planning process, I lived out of town, so I could only meet with vendors on brief visits home to Charlotte. However, Ashley helped me connect with vendors and coordinate schedules so that I could meet with vendors in person. She was also incredibly flexible and made sure that whether I was in town or a plane-ride away, I was always a part of the process. In the weeks leading up to the wedding and on the day of, Ashley was a calming presence and truly ran the show. The day I got married, I didn't have a single thing to worry about because Ashley ensured that all went smoothly. With her running the show, my husband and I were totally present and got to enjoy every moment stress-free. We loved having Ashley and would highly recommend her!Sent on 10/09/2015
Keely · Married on 05/31/2014
I'm not one to write reviews but considering without the reviews on The Knot about "Graceful Host" I would have never found Ashley!Sent on 06/30/2014
First off, you will have a lot of wedding planners in Charlotte that are great. But what you won't find in those are an "Ashley"! From the very first email Ashley was organized, efficient and made it feel like we were old friends!
After, the first meeting I knew needed Ashley! I had selected the majority of my vendors by the time I started working with Ashley. She immediately jumped right in and took everything off my hands. Immediately, all those wedding fears and stress was lifted off of me!
What sets Ashley apart is not only does she put her blood, sweat and tears in your wedding; she puts her heart and soul into making sure your wedding day is everything you ever dreamed of! She does offer a few levels of service but I would say do nothing under the partial service because she is worth every penny and SO much more!! It was important to me to find someone that would get to know us as a couple and Ashley without beyond her "contract" with that! I am so lucky to call her a friend too from this process!
Ashley knows what she is doing and she knows where to put your money to get the biggest bang for your buck! This is where she helped us the most; deciding what should be spent on each vendor according to your budget! Our final meeting before the wedding I was so impressed on how organized she had our timeline and all the details were pulled together!
Speaking of details she went above and beyond pulling all those details together! Even went as far as sewing pillow covers herself and surprising us with our signature monogram decal on the mini pizza boxes for late night snacks!
The day of our wedding our parents, family and all my bridal party were able to enjoy themselves just like I wanted! Ashley and her team had everything covered! There is not enough "thank yous" and dollar value I could put on how much that meant to us!
We absolutely love working with Ashley and her team at the Graceful Host. She is always on point and runs such beautiful and smooth events. She is the best! It is always a pleasure to work with the Graceful Host.
Ashley is a Graceful Host. Her weddings are always on time, and flawless. She does a good job matching the right vendor for the couples needs. I've always heard positive feedback and reviews of her planning and coordination. You definitely need to speak to Ashley before you make a decision. Rev. Tod Coles Big Love Weddings
The Graceful Host- two words: HIRE. HER. Ashley is personable, full of incredible design ideas and inspiration, has the ability to bring her creative eye to any style of wedding/couple, and as a photographer, I really adore how she makes a wedding day run so smoothly. I believe in a beautiful connection between a bride and groom, and when a couple isn't worried about the little bumps in the road of a wedding day, or if we're keeping on track with a timeline, they can relax and enjoy the day. Your day will be amazing with The Graceful Host- and you'll have your pictures to prove it!