It was perfectly set up. All I had to do was add flowers. Everything was beautiful and so easy to work with. Their special effects lighting was a hit! They have it down to a science.
We elected to hold the ceremony and reception there. It was SO convenient and made it so less stressful for me and all the guests. No worry about traffic, rain, lost time or lost guests! The only way to go! It gave us much more time to have fun and talk to everyone. There was lodging close by for our out of town guests too.
I would have to say that the food, servers and bar service was terrific. Not the typical institutional food that so many venues serve. Freshly prepared, local ingredients and it NEVER stopped coming! Almost too much!!! Gumbo was the hit of the night. I had been to other Magnolia Plantation weddings and other venues as well. Magnolia Plantation was head and shoulders way above the others. We absolutely loved it. There were NEVER any long lines waiting for drinks. They did not scrimp on people like so many other venues I have been to do to cut their expenses. I shopped around and Magnolia Plantation was far and away the cheapest but it felt like it was the most expensive based upon all they provided. Amazing. Sue and Colette who handled everything are were an absolute delight. Nothing fell through the cracks and I did not have to worry about anything . We just had a magical time. My Mother is still raving about it. Thank you so much!!