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Shawn Lewis · Getting married on 07/09/2020
Magnificent Wedding Experience
On September 21, 2019, my son married the most wonderful young lady that my wife and I could hope for our son to marry. It was an amazing event at the most amazing venue. Since my wife's birthday is Sept. 19th, we decided to drive to Magnolia Manor in Westminster, SC a few days before the wedding so we could have some time to celebrate her birthday. While spending 4 days at the Bed and Breakfast, located on the venue, we got to know the staff and the venue very well. There was not a single inconvenience while we were there. Glenn, Joann and their staff were very accommodating and made sure that, while they worked tirelessly in preparation of the wedding, we were not neglected during our extra days before the wedding. It is difficult to describe the devotion that they have to maintaining the venue, preparing for the event, and executing the perfect experience with extreme professionalism. I wand to point out that this is not a corporately owned venue. It is owned and operated with obvious blood, sweat, and tears by two wonderful people who have surrounded themselves with a great support staff. They have also partnered with some very professional vendors who surpass many that I have witnessed in their industry. I would like to mention Kenny Fey (photographer), Christy Babb (wedding planner/director), Ben Phillips (MC/DJ), and Joyce Collins (flowers/decorations). They are all truly gifted people.Sent on 12/30/2019
I want to add that Ben Phillips puts an extra special touch on how he handles the MC involvement of the reception. He is not just some DJ that sits behind a booth announcing the wedding party and other parts of the reception. He is out there with a microphone, interacting with the crowd and keeping things flowing perfectly so it doesn't just become one of those receptions where everyone ends up sitting around eating and staring at one another.
I also want to mention that Glenn (owner/chef/maintenance man/caretaker/etc...) did a great job at preparing the food for the rehearsal dinner and reception. It was all delicious and first class (especially the meatballs).
Overall, it was an event that I will always have fond memories of. And just in case you are wondering, I am not a long-time friend of the owners. I met them for the first time in the summer of 2019. This is a raving review for no other reason than the fact that these people deserve it. I gave them a 5.0 in every category but for some reason the site only reflects a 4.9
Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast's reply:Mr. Lewis, thank you for taking the time to praise our staff and vendors in such detail. It was an honor to host their wedding. We are proud of and grateful for our Manor team, couples like English and Houston, and parents like you and Kathy, and the Wrights. Your words certainly restore our hearts and minds as we prepare for a new wedding season!
Meredith Monteith · Married on 03/14/2020
We have had nothing but positive experiences with the MM team. Our wedding had to be rescheduled very last minute due to covid-19 and JoAnn was very flexible with us for changing our date 2 days before the wedding. She has always been very communicative and a pleasure to work with. We are very excited to have our wedding this summer at Magnolia Manor!Sent on 04/02/2020
Lydia Ellenburg · Married on 10/26/2019
Best ever wedding
JoAnne and her crew were not only the best choice, but should be the only choice! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience than we had. She was so wonderful. She had all the answers to questions I didn’t even know I would have. All her wedding connections made it seamless and worry free. We know we have a forever friend! Awesome group!!! The venue was the best!Sent on 12/31/2019
Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast's reply:Thank you Lydia, for your kind words. You and Jeff made the planning so easy and enjoyable. We will miss the laughs -- and the delicious cookies you would bring to our meetings! Please come back on your anniversaries!
Kaitlyn · Married on 10/04/2019
I had my wedding here in early October and it was absolutely beautiful! JoAnn was soo great to work with! She was so helpful, willing to work with our needs, gave us good advice, responsible, good communication, and very nice! It was easy to see that she has so much experience with weddings. I felt cared for! I highly recommend Magnolia Manor Bed and Breakfast.Sent on 12/10/2019
Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast's reply:Thank you, Katilyn! It was wonderful getting to know you and Jacob, and your families. You all were a joy to plan with!
English Wright · Married on 09/28/2019
Amazing! Magnolia Manor makes everything so smooth and stress free. They go above and beyond to take care of every little detail.
JoAnn and her staff are truly incredible. Everything ran so smoothly and stress free for my family and I. Magnolia Manor puts their clients at the top of their priority and does any and everything to give them the most special day. The all inclusive package that is offered is truly the best! I enjoyed my wedding planning and wasn’t burdened by all the little things because JoAnn took care of literally everything. I will always cherish this day and the staff at this incredible venue.Sent on 12/16/2019
Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast's reply:Thank you from all of us on the team here! You and Houston are a blessing to everyone you meet. It was a special honor to host a local Westminster couple!
Lisa Schofield · Married on 09/14/2019
Our experience with Magnolia was Perfect in every way!
JoAnn and Glen and their amazing team made sure that our wedding day was absolutely perfect! They all made the planning extremely easy by taking care of every detail that we could possibly anticipate way beforehand. And Magnolia Manor is the most beautiful location imaginable! Thank you so much for the wonderful memories that will last us a lifetime! We can't wait to celebrate our anniversary with you...see you then! ♥Sent on 09/18/2019
Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast's reply:Thank you Lisa...you and Marc felt like family from the start. It was an honor to plan such a special wedding weekend with you. See you next August, if not before!
Joe Grady · Married on 08/31/2019
Wonderful weekend, picture pefect
Thank you to JoAnn and the crew at Magnolia Manor for taking such good care of our daughter in preparation for and in execution of her wedding weekend. We held the ceremony at a nearby church with Magnolia Manor hosting the reception. They handled some out of the ordinary requests (such as a self serve ice cream sundae bar instead of a wedding cake) with ease. Our daughter was planning the wedding from afar and JoAnn took great care of her throughout the process. Magnolia Manor is indeed a one-stop shop, but with great flexibility to pick and choose what works for you.Sent on 09/19/2019
We took full advantage of the bed and breakfast, renting it out for the weekend for the bride's wedding party and their families. They also have another house next door available for rent consisting of two apartments that can be rented together or separately. Again, we rented it for the weekend and had ample space for many guests as they came and went at different times throughout the weekend. All these rooms were very affordable.
It was lovely and as stress free as a wedding can possibly be. :-)
Thank you, Glenn and JoAnn for taking such good care of us.
Joe & Karen Grady
Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast's reply:Thank you, Mr. Grady! It was an honor to host the wedding weekend. Amy and Will, as well as their families, were a total joy to plan with and celebrate with too! We hope to see them on their anniversaries!
Trinity Williamson · Married on 07/28/2019
My son's wedding
Thanks for a great wedding. They helped me with a last minute wedding that looked like we had planned for months. I highly reccomend them!!!Sent on 12/21/2019
Alexis Yelder · Married on 06/14/2019
Magnolia Manor employees went above and beyond to make my day special. My guest are still telling me how good the food was.Sent on 06/17/2019
Amber O. Lee · Married on 06/08/2019
They did everything we wanted. They where very accommodating! Would recommend anyone to have there wedding there and to stay there.Sent on 06/17/2019
Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast's reply:Thank you Amber! You and Ernie were such a joy to plan with! Thank you for the honor of hosting the wedding. JoAnn @ MM
Jessica Smith · Married on 04/13/2019
Smith Review Of Magnolia Manor 2019
Jo'Ann and her staff was amazing. Everyone knew exactly what they were suppose to be doing and did their job well. I had ZERO stress before, during, and after my wedding (besides stressing about rain) but that was out of their control. The payment plans that they have in place to help you have the wedding of your dreams was very helpful for us. Jo'Ann was flexible if a payment was due and we needed to extend just a few days. The venue was very nice and the pictures that were taken from there were AMAZING also by Chase Todd. I wasn't very big on the entire flowers and Joyce who also works their helped create the perfect flowers for a very reasonable price. I liked the one and go that they offer meaning they do everything and you basically just tell them what you like and do not like. Everything was handled by the staff. One thing I might change if I had to do it over again was my food choice. Not everyone was a fan of the food. I enjoyed my experience and if I had to do it over again I would pick Magnolia Manor again!!Sent on 07/30/2019
Brittany · Married on 04/07/2019
My wedding was Beautiful!
Bride- I really loved my wedding and going through JoAnn and her team! I was worried that having my wedding in SC while living in Texas would be hard but they made it so easy! I would do it all again. Everything was great. I was stress free the day of the wedding! I highly recommend this place for your wedding! I highly recommend going through the whole team so your day goes very smooth. The pictures I have were taken by there recommend photographer and he was amazing!! They were all personable and professional! Love this team!Sent on 04/10/2019
Kevin McFarland · Married on 04/07/2019
Beautiful venue at reasonable price point. The Blakes are practically family now!
The whole team worked really well together. Joanne was very helpful in answering any questions leading up to our wedding, and she really pulled the weight when it came to planning and putting our event together. We signed our event contract with Joanne so far in advance that it was really hard to imagine how beautiful it was going to turn out, but the venue was so beautiful and the weather was perfect. That being said, they do have backup plans for locations should the weather be less than ideal. The groom's quarters aren't as nice as some other venues, but those venues were also at very different price points. For what we paid, and considering how busy we were that day getting pictures and such, the groom's quarters were just fine. We weren't able to spend much time in them. The venue offers plenty of picturesque locations for all of the wedding photography.Sent on 04/14/2019
I would definitely recommend this venue.
We booked a 'mostly-inclusive' package in which we worked with the venues preferred vendors. The cake was created by the Walnut Street Bakery and we had a two tier cake and a groom's cake (three flavors in all) and it was delicious. The photographer (Kenny Fay) was very energetic and enthusiastic all day. He captured many many many great photos and took photos in all of the picturesque locations that you would expect on the property. The emcee (justcallben) was very personable and was able to interact with everyone to make a fun and memorable event. Ben and Kenny work very well together. You are given the option to make your own arrangements for emcee and photographer and bakery, but I would recommend working with the preferred team as they really do work very well together.
Donna Templeton · Married on 04/02/2019
A second Chance
After being widowed for 13 years, I married April 2 to a man whom I was reunited from childhood. We married April 2.Sent on 09/21/2019
It was held in the chapel barn, by a minister, and completely all inclusive. We basically just showed up. Every detail was taken care of, from the music to the dance, our pictures were beautiful... It was absolutely the most intimate stay and service that could have been made for two people getting a second chance.
Donna and Michael
Cortney Ellenburg · Married on 03/22/2019
Beyond amazing experience
Absolutely loved every minute of my experience at Magnolia Manor! They went above and beyond my expectations to help me make my wedding day so special. Not only is the location convenient but the venue is perfect with a breath taking view. Everyone at Magnolia manor make planning a wedding an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend this venue for the wonderful atmosphere and awesome staff, not to mention the tasty food. You will not be disappointed.Sent on 06/25/2019
Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast's reply:Thank you, Cortney! You, Johnny and your amazing family made it a such a special celebration! We so appreciate when our neighbors and local families marry here!
Bridget Johnson · Married on 03/16/2019
Absolutely the best!
Everyone that worked with us for our wedding was WONDERFUL. I never thought that I would not be at least a little stressed when it came time to get married but they really did and thought of everything. The venue is absolutely stunning and the food was amazing. Anyone that wants a great venue, fantastic people to work with and an easy process, choose Magnolia Manor!!!Sent on 04/13/2019
Kayla · Married on 02/02/2019
Amazing venue and owners!
Super amazing experience. Our wedding here was everything we could have imagined and more. The owners are such wonderful people.Sent on 03/13/2019
Alania Johnson · Married on 12/22/2018
Perfect Winter Wedding
This location is stunning. The manor house and its grounds were the perfect place to hold a small, intimate wedding, like ours, but could easily accommodate a large wedding as well. Our ceremony was held in the gardens, which was beautiful even in the middle of winter, We stayed with our families for the wedding weekend in the Bed and Breakfast, which had lovely, well-decorated rooms. The rehearsal dinner and wedding reception were wonderful meals. The wedding planner, JoAnn, made the whole wedding planning process exceedingly simple. She and her staff were extremely accommodating, helpful, and kind.Sent on 12/31/2018
Gail and Jim Mason · Married on 12/22/2018
JoAnn and Glenn made sure everyone was comfortable and that all things ran smoothly for our wedding. All services provided were excellent. Their help and professionalism was a real blessing for us.Sent on 03/14/2019
Kimberlee Soccio · Married on 12/15/2018
This venue was not only beautiful, but so versatile. Joann is amazing. She will do everything she can to make your special day stress free, beautiful, seamless, and memorable. Joyce put together the most beautiful centerpieces and wedding decorations, the flowers were perfectly arranged. Kenny was a fantastic photographer, He knew exactly what to do and had wonderful ideas. Mike was not only a joy to work with but made us laugh, which only made our wedding that much more memorable. The staff here were so wonderful, they were pleasant and friendly. Tara not only took my requests in stride, but was able to make me look more beautiful than i ever could have imagined. She is super sweet and a joy to be around. I will be contacting her for future hair/makeup needs. The cake was SOO good and so beautiful, exactly what we had asked for! I could never have had such an amazing day without all of these people working together to make such a beautiful event.Sent on 12/18/2018
Laura Bridges · Married on 11/23/2018
Magnolia Manor: Perfect Wedding/Amazing Value
Magnolia Manor was amazing! There was not a single time we talked to JoAnn that we were not met with a positive, reassuring, creative, sincerely cheerful response. We brought a very small wedding party to her with a 3 month's notice, and she and her staff made us feel like were the most exciting wedding they had ever organized. Every single detail--the make-up/hair, flowers, photography, meal, beautiful location, wedding cake, music, decorations, and wedding director--was astonishingly professional. It was especially wonderful to show up on wedding day knowing that every detail was taken care of...all we had to was show up and enjoy the day. For our wedding party of 16, JoAnn and her staff made it feel like a very big wedding, and, most of all, they made the day magical.Sent on 12/10/2018
Victoria Dyer · Married on 10/21/2018
Day of the dead wedding
Words can not Express what I was feeling the day of my wedding. Everyone made my day feel so special a dream come true a princess finally marrying her prince. That day could have never been more special then it was to me thank to to everyone and all the staff and people who helped make my day so specialSent on 12/05/2018
Holly Moore · Married on 10/20/2018
We had the best wedding day... better than we could have ever imagined! Everything was elegant and beautiful down to the last tiny details! This is a team that knows how to provide an incredible wedding experience!Sent on 11/09/2018
Julie Jolley · Married on 10/13/2018
Wedding - After Rehearsal dinner
My son and his fiancé were married at Magnolia in October 2018. We are from Alabama and I must say coordinating the after rehearsal dinner was excellent with the staff at Magnolia Manor. Food was great along with the atmosphere on the covered patio. Highly recommend this venue for your wedding and/or other events with a large number of folks.Sent on 12/19/2018
Emily Stephens · Married on 10/06/2018
Excellent venue with top notch experience
Made our day very magical and memorable. Joann was very easy going and met our needs for the wedding. Took the stress out of planning our wedding. Food was excellent!Sent on 11/10/2018