Deidra · Married on 10/21/2017
We are so very grateful for the time and service extended for our special day!!! Thank you!!!Sent on 10/30/2017
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thank you Deidra, it was so wonderful working with you and John. I'm glad we could help you and your family celebrate together!
Allison · Married on 03/18/2017
We had the wedding or our dreams at Callaway on 3/18/2017! It was a small intimate wedding that started at Ida Mason Chapel, which was absolutely beautiful.. words cannot describe this little chapel. Then we had the outdoor reception in the Ironwood Courtyard at the Lodge and Spa, beautiful outdoor venue, with huge fireplace! There were a variety of rooms for guests to stay in, from budget in the Mountain View inn ( pet friendly btw) to the Lodge and Spa rooms which were gorgeous! We stayed there for your wedding night, and Leslie Brown, the wedding consultant , upgraded us to aSent on 04/03/2017
exquisite suite at no extra charge! Since most of the guests were family , the stayed in the Southern Pines cottages, which are walking distance to the reception area. These were very nice, slept 8 and very affordable. We were disappointed that it was raining the morning of our wedding, as we were afraid that we were going to have to move the reception inside, but Leslie watched the weather...and waited. and waited.. and finally it blew over, and the set-up began around 3pm.. she know how much we wanted it outside.!
You cannot go wrong booking here .. it is just a beautiful setting and very affordable! The service is amazing.. The food was delicious.. since half of the guests were vegetarians, Leslie let us choose different food groups to be served. The price below was including the lodging, and we chose the Sycamore Package...You can spend a lot less and still have a beautiful wedding!
Fran · event on: 04/26/2014
Callaway Gardens is a wonderful place to have a wedding. Very inpsirational and the staff is excellent. The staff at Callaway Gardens helped to make a special day just perfect.Sent on 05/23/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thank you for your review. We appreciate your taking the time to post it. Our team works very hard to deliver great service. We are happy to have helped to make your day "perfect." Best of luck in your new married life.
User4123771 · 2+ years ago
It was more than we had hoped for or imagined. Most of our guests have reached out to us to let us know how beautiful and enjoyable the entire weekend celebration was for them. Our cabin accommodations were comfortable and it was great having everyone close together. The staff couldn't have been more accommodating or gracious.Sent on 05/23/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:That is awesome to hear. We are fortunate to offer a setting that can accommodate a destination wedding party to make it a truly wonderful experience for everyone involved. Thank you for choosing Callaway Gardens for your special moment. We hope you will continue to visit Callaway Gardens in the future. And, thank you for your post.
Nancy · Married on 04/20/2014
We rented the Chapel for our wedding. Working with Sharon Raney was an absolute pleasure . Her professionalism accompanied with sincere caring was most appreciated . All went exactly as planned. The volunteer at the Chapel was also delightful . We could not have had a better experience.Sent on 05/23/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:So good to hear that you had a great experience. The Chapel is such as beautiful location for a wedding. Thank you for your post.
Robin · Married on 03/28/2014
Sharon Raney and her entire staff removed the stress from having a wedding and worrying what could go wrong. She was attentive and reassuring in all phases of the wedding weekend, which allow us and our guests to sit back and enjoy the very special occasion.Sent on 05/23/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We so much appreciate your post. We are fortunate to have a great team here at Callaway Gardens. We'll share your kind words. Best wishes for the future, and we hope you'll return often to visit Callaway Gardens.
User4121566 · 2+ years ago
Callaway Gardens gave me the wedding of my dreams. They were more than accommodating in working to ensure that we received the venues we wanted, the hotel reservations we needed, and worked promptly to make all details come together as planned. Sharon, the wedding coordinator was a true joy to work with! She was there when I needed her night and day! She will work hard to make sure you get exactly what you want, and goes over and beyond to do so. Sharon and the staff at Callaway were exceptionally friendly, and I would highly recommend their services to anyone who is looking to have their wedding at Callaway Gardens. You won't be disappointed!Sent on 05/22/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We love reading the words, "Callaway Gardens gave me the wedding of my dreams." That is what we would so diligently to provide. Thank you for your post. We wish you years of marital bliss. We hope that you'll return to visit Callaway Gardens often.
Debbie Gunnels · Married on 10/12/2013
We had our wedding in the Ida Cason Callaway Chapel on 10/12/13. The Chapel is absolutely breathtaking with the stone floor and stain glass windows. The pipe organ that played before, during and after the wedding added just that special touch to make my wedding perfect. I would highly recommend the Chapel to anyone looking for a beautiful and unique setting for your ceremony.Sent on 07/23/2014
The staff at Callaway Gardens were so helpful and went above and beyond my expectations. They walked me through every step of the way. I would highly recommend Callaway Gardens for the perfect Wedding.
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We are so pleased to hear that your wedding met your every expectation and dream. Thank you very much for choosing Callaway Gardens for your special day and letting us become part of the fabric of your life. We appreciate your post. And, we look forward to hosting you in the future for anniversaries and visits just for fun.
Laura · Married on 06/26/2010
Loved my wedding at Callaway in the Discovery Center! Would not have changed a THING!Sent on 07/30/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thanks for your post. We are so glad to hear that you were pleased with the experience. We look forward to having you visit in the future to celebrate your nuptials and for other great events. Best wishes from the team at Callaway Gardens.
Andy · Married on 06/06/2009
Everything about our wedding at Callaway Gardens was like a storybook wedding. And, though many stresses preceeded the wedding, as often happens, the wedding went off without a hitch. We became engaged at Callaway, got married there, and will spend happy times there for years to come. Choose Callaway Gardens as a vacation spot if you are thinking about getting married, and remember that they can plan for a wedding at any venue within the gardens.Sent on 07/12/2009
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We are so glad to hear that your wedding, many years ago, went well. Thank you for your post. We wish you many happy years to come, and look forward to having you visit the Gardens on those special occasions.
Joy · Married on 03/06/2014
Excellent, romantic venues. Many choices for large or small intimate weddings. Superb food and serviceSent on 05/22/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We are very glad to hear that you had a memorable and wonderful experience at Callaway Gardens. Thank you very much for your post. We wish you only the best for the future, and we hope you are able to return for many more milestones in your married life.
User4308770 · 2+ years ago
Having the opportunity to create my own wedding package made the experience unforgettable. The courtesy and attentiveness of the staff was wonderful. I highly recommend using Callaway Gardens for your most memorable events.Sent on 08/07/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear that your day was as special as you dreamed. We wish you only the best in your new married life. We hope that you'll return to celebrate milestones at Callaway Gardens, or to simply enjoy sweet moments.
Chelsea · Married on 04/26/2014
We had our wedding in the Ida Cason Memorial Chapel and it was absolutely wonderful. We then had our reception at the Magnolia Hall. The grounds were absolutely beautiful and the staff worked with us in any way they could!Sent on 07/31/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thank you for your review. We are so glad to hear that you are pleased with your experience. We look forward to seeing you for anniversaries, or just to enjoy a getaway to the Gardens. Best wishes for your new married life together.
User4059054 · event on: 01/25/2014
The service was wonderful. The staff was very helpful.Sent on 04/24/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thank you for your post. We appreciate your sharing your experience. We look forward to having you at Callaway Gardens again.
Keith and Ashli · Married on 09/07/2013
Our reception was held at the beautiful Sibley Horticultural Center at Callaway Gardens. Absolutely beautiful venue for wedding reception.Sent on 09/08/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We are so glad to hear that you were happy with your wedding reception. We wish you the very best in your new married life. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
User3502267 · 2+ years ago
Our wedding at Callaway was everything we hoped for! Our ceremony was in the Chapel and it was beautiful! There is so much natural beauty in the Chapel that a little candle light is all we needed. Our reception was at the Discovery Center and it was perfect! Sharon Raney the wedding coordinator at Callaway and the staff went above and beyond to make sure that our day was flawless. We truly could not have asked for more romantic and elegant spaces. The gardens created such a sweet place for our wedding! The food offered by the Callaway Chef was delicious! It was so much more than typical wedding food. They were also willing to tailor the menu to fit our specific needs and price point. Over all we had a very pleasant experience and have very fond memories of our wedding!Sent on 07/02/2014
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We are so glad to hear that you were pleased with your wedding experience. Thank you for your post. We wish you the best for your new life together. We look forward to your future visits to Callaway Gardens!
Joy · Married on 06/06/2009
We got married in the Discovery Center at Callaway Gardens. The location was amazing. I was worried we may have to deal with rain so we chose an inside venue. Callaway cannot guarantee where they move your wedding or reception site if it rains, so we chose the Discovery Center so we would not have to worry about rain. I was personally glad we did this as it rained every day up to the wedding, but not the actual day. The staff was very friendly, professional and easy to work with. They are set in what they will or will not provide and there are additional costs for a lot of things. But it was totally worth it. The wedding was like a fairy tale. We got engaged at Callaway, got married there, and will continue to vacation there as often as possible as it has become a very special place to us. If you are looking for a fairytale wedding, Callaway is a great location.Sent on 07/12/2009
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thank you for your post. We are so glad to hear that you had a fairy tale engagement and wedding. We love to hear from our brides!
Holly · Married on 03/08/2008
We got married at the Sibley Center and loved the setting! The weather was very cold and so the doors were closed for everyone's comfort and then we had our reception at the Lodge. It was a beautiful ballroom even though I had never thought I would want to have a reception in a typical ballroom. Callaway was very flexible and made sure we had everything we needed- we loved the food choices and the service from all of the staff was outstanding!Sent on 11/19/2008
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We're so happy to hear that your wedding was all that you hoped it would be. Best wishes for many years to come!
Lauren · Married on 09/02/2017
It was a beautiful venue, but hard to keep people away from the wedding site during ceremony.Sent on 11/09/2017
Amanda · Married on 10/19/2008
This is where my husband and I were wed. Callaway gardens is one of the most beautiful places around, and this is where I've wanted to be married since I was a little girl. The staff is SO nice, and they really bend over backwards to make sure that all your dreams come true. You can pick almost anywhere in the gardens in which to get married, which gives you a TON of options. Yes, it's expensive, but honestly it's worth it. The scenery is worth it in itself.Sent on 11/10/2008
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:We appreciate your kind and thoughtful words. We are so glad that your events at Callaway Gardens went well. We wish you many happy years!
Katie · Married on 09/22/2007
This is a beautiful venue, but it was difficult to cordinate.Sent on 10/22/2008
The cost was high, but it did included 5 apps, 1 full dinner, and an open bar. Since they require you to use them for everything (catering, rentals, etc.) except the cake and DJ, you are limited to what they have to offer.
They can customize your wedding in any way you choose which is nice and there are a million diffirent locations inside the garden that you can choose from.
We had some difficulty, but nothing major, and over all it was a beautiful wedding.
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thank you for your post. We do try to provide everything a couple wants for their day. We're glad that you day worked out.
Candace · Married on 06/14/2014
The end result was wonderful.Sent on 07/28/2014
However, if I had to do it again I am not sure I would. The contract was confusing with the weather section. The weather section said if the National Weather Service said a chance higher than 30 percent that day, that the venue would be moved. There was nothing about the day before, if the ground was wet, etc. It was very stressful waiting because there was no idea of if they were going to go by the contract or not. It also didn't say 30 percent or higher, so that was very misleading.
I didn't like the way the vendors broke down the ceremony area at the Sibley while we were taking pictures and during the reception. It looked very tacky. Also during the ceremony you could see them still setting up for the reception with the plates, etc. when we were told they would have enough time to have everything set up if they started as late as 2.
I felt the wedding coordinator should have been at the rehearsal that night to help answer last minute things.
We also had issues with our tasting. We didn't taste until a few days before the wedding when the contract said we would be schedule (I think ) like 30 days before to taste. We know there was a mix up in our menu and prices because a guy got fired, but we were not notified of this until we went to the tasting and we made out the menu back in November/December.
I also felt like with a nice place as the Sibley is that the room to get dressed should be set up a little nicer and user friendly-like air conditioning. I just feel these things would add to making someone feel the money that they are receiving for the venue is 100% worth it.
Callaway Resort & Gardens's reply:Thank you for your post. We are glad to hear that the experience ended up good. We are sorry to hear that you had a few issues. We appreciate the input and will share them with the appropriate areas. We wish you best wishes in your new married life and hope that you will return to visit in the future.
Ashley · Married on 10/21/2017
The event was beautiful and the food was delicious. It caused a lot of stress that the tables, etc were not ready until 2 hours after the agreed upon time so that the bride could put on her finishing touches. Also, the Callaway Gardens Billing office still has not returned calls about billing questions after repeated messages. They can not account for an extra $2000 on our bill and will not return my call. It may be a justified amount, but I wouldn't know.Sent on 11/27/2017