Our daughter was married here and it was a wonderful experience!! Larry and Shelia are awesome hosts!! It was a stress free wonderful family weekend. I highly recommend them!!!!
I recently attended this venue for a wonderful wedding. It was beautiful and the staff was excellent. Being a military chef from DC and a White House chef, I was very pleased with the quality of food and service from the catering staff. The food was authentic regional BBQ with a beautiful spread. I always enjoy giving feedback to the kitchen or dining staff when a meal is satisfying. When speaking to the head chef, she was very inviting and appreciated the feedback.
The rest of the venue was just as excellent as the food. I would recommend this place to anybody especially the food and catering. Keep up the great work!
I had my wedding reception at Magnolia Manor last weekend and I was so pleased with the entire day. My husband and I live in New York and wanted to find a venue close to my parents in Wake forest that felt unique and specific to us. We must have looked at every wedding venue in the area and didn't like anything until we found Magnolia Manor! Shelia and Larry and the rest of the MM staff were so attentive to us, on our wedding day and the months leading up to the event. I had very specific ideas of what I wanted for our wedding cake and Shelia made sure our cake looked and tasted exactly the way we wanted it to. I think my husband and i were especially impressed when we asked if Shelia would add biscuits to our wedding menu and on our wedding day they were there on the buffet tables! We loved everything about our wedding day and so did our guests. We had many family members and friends from out of town (mostly from New York City) and they were so impressed by the delicious southern food, the wide open space and generous hospitality of our MM hosts. Thank you so much Shelia and Larry for the perfect day!
We had our wedding at Magnolia Manor this past weekend and could not have asked for a better time! Sheila and Larry were so helpful and the people they recommended for the music and DJ were excellent! The food was delicious and we had a wonderful time. They are the nicest people and were so easy to work with and very accommodating. The location is beautiful and made for the perfect place for a wedding. I am so glad i chose Magnolia Manor and would do it again in a heart beat!
We attended our very close friends Daughter's wedding and it was absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!! The Magnolia Plantation B&B Inn definitely has that true Southern romantic charm , hospitality and atmosphere from the moment you arrive , step up on the front porch to the walk out into the pecan grove !!! The owners/hosts were very helpful and accomodating . It was the sense of "Home away from Home ". And that magnificent magnolia tree in the front yard was gorgeous as well as the entire gardens surrounding the grounds. The scent of jasmine was in the air as well with its vines all in bloom ! All accomodations were very accessible and comfortable to whomever stayed either for the day itself or overnight. The food was DELICIOUS and if a person went home hungry it was their own choice to do so as there was plenty provided !!! Makes my mouth water even now as I think of it all ! If I could, I would rate this venue five stars plus !!!! We had a WONDERFUL TIME !!! I would highly recommend the Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B for any special occasion !!!
Our only daughter got married this weekend at this outstanding North Carolina destination wedding venue. Our daughter is a U.S. history buff, especially the colonial to Civil War years. Shortly after their engagement 14 months ago, her wonderful fiance found Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B on the internet. Both sets of parents and the young couple visited over a year ago and were all impressed by the beauty of the property, the furnishings, and the passion Larry and Sheila Carver have for their historic property and for working to produce magical weddings. They've been doing this for 9 years or more and have an experienced, caring staff. Our weekend was memorable, relatively stress free, and we highly recommend this venue to anyone planning a wedding in the near future. Their prices cannot be beat for the amount of caring service you receive..........and the food at both our rehearsal dinner and our Southern Barbecue wedding was out of this world!!! The wedding weekend began at 4:00 on Friday 4/27/12 and ended Sunday 4/29/12 at 11 a.m. The rehearsal dinner was Friday night and the wedding was Saturday. We can't say enough about how Sheila and Larry Carver delivered beyond what we expected and what was promised in their contract with us (entered into almost 14 months ago after the young couple became engaged) We looked at many venues at that time, and the bride & groom as well as their families live in Chapel Hill/Carrboro, NC where there are many outstanding choices, but nothing came close in terms of charm, ease, flexibility, and value. Almost all of our guests commented on the house, the grounds, and the beauty of the place. They also loved the food (especially Larry's pulled pork, which he began cooking at 11 PM on Friday night in order to be ready for the wedding the next day). The DJ was experienced and worked very closely with the bride and groom to include all of their favorite tunes. The 3 tiered and 3 flavored wedding cake was delicious. Our minister was not able to be there for the rehearsal, so Sheila Carver masterfully coordinated and directed that on Friday. The staff the Carvers have cultivated in that remote location for the 9 years they have been doing this are experienced, extremely sensitive to the wedding party's needs, and have a way of being constantly present but not intrusive. The breakfasts for those of us staying at the mansion were truly gourmet. We left with a warm feeling in our hearts and so glad that our wedding event was at Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B in Warrenton. If you are considering Magnolia Manor Plantation, I urge you to take the trip and visit with Larry and Sheila at the location. Meeting them and seeing the grounds are what sold the bride and groom and all 4 parents last year. We are so glad we didn't have the wedding in a big impersonal hotel in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill. The Carvers put a lot of love and a personal touch into their work with brides and grooms, and it shows. When we called for advice ahead of time about favors, a slide show I was attempting to make, flower colors, etc., Sheila was always responsive and helpful. Having your wedding here is like having a free wedding planner on board as well. Her son even helped me, via the telephone, figure out how to do the slide show. As far as customer service goes, they were very sensitive to all our needs and even unexpected occurences, such as providing a heater next to a frail family member when the temperature dipped (their idea) and bringing food to a diabetic family member who needed something to eat ahead of everyone else on Friday night. I've experienced resorts and destinations in the past that didn't live up to their web sites. This is not the case with Magnolia Manor. In fact, the experienced surpassed even what the web site promised. As the Mother of the Bride, I highly recommend Magnolia Manor Plantation Bed and Breakfast in Warrenton if you're looking for a charming, worry free, elegant, memorable wedding experience. Thank you so much, Larry and Sheila, for making this such a spectacular weekend for all of us!! Gordon and Robin Poer
We just returned home from our daughter's wedding at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, NC.
It was a beautiful ceremony outdoors. Sheila and Larry did a wonderful job attending to everyone and anticipating our needs.
The grounds are just perfect for an outdoor event. Many comments were made by the guests how lovely the ceremony was and the reception dinner was outstanding.
Sheila's calm and steady personality helped to calm us during this slightly stressful time! And she LOVES her brides. What more could you ask for?
If you need help and guidance in planning a wedding, we highly recommend Magnolia Manor Plantation. We are making plans to return just to visit and enjoy that beautiful front porch!
Susan and Todd Boyd
WOW, what an amazing wedding weekend!! It was far more amazing than I ever could have dreamed. The day was perfect and Sheila, Larry, their son Adam and the entire staff made everything run so smoothly! They were there when we needed them, but never intrusive - the perfect combination! The grounds looked wonderful and all of our guests would agree - I don't think a single person overlooked the beautiful landscaping and flowers or the actual venues in general. We had our wedding ceremony in front of the huge oak tree, then moved to the garden for an interim reception and finally to the reception area. Everyone was blown away by the flow and beauty of the grounds! And the whole time Sheila and Larry and their staff were there to keep everything moving perfectly!
Also, as a bride, I was so excited about getting married but I really was not so interested in all of the tasks that go along with preparing for and arranging a wedding. And Magnolia Manor was the perfect solution. The fact that they offer in their wedding package the catering, set up and tear down, flowers, cake and a DJ we had so much less on our plate to worry about. Plus Sheila acts as the wedding coordinator and truly handles anything and everything. And she's always there to answer questions and point you in the right direction (and always with a smile!).
There was not one thing I would change about our day and most of that is because we had it at Magnolia Manor! The groom and I are looking forward to going back to visit Sheila and Larry celebrate our anniversary for years to come.
Our daughter and son in law were married at Magnolia Manor Oct. 2011. Sheila, Larry and the staff were amazing. They made sure every need was addressed in a professional yet flexible manner. They were extremely responsive to any questions we had. Everything went smoothly and our daughter and son in law had a beautiful wedding. We will be forever grateful!
I was married on October 15th at Magnolia Manor in Warrenton, NC. I would have never dreamed that everything would have gone so smoothly and the day would have been so perfect! The guests loved the venue and I was extraordinarily pleased with the beauty of the location, the quality of food and Sheila's attentiveness to our guests needs. For example, we had a vegan bridesmaid who had all of her dietary needs met, a bridesmaid with a cold who was doted on by the staff and any belongings left behind at the B&B were sent to the proper people after the wedding. My hustband and I are very busy and it was very nice to have Magnolia Manor take care of the catering and florist. It was a pleasure planning with Sheila as I told her what I envisioned and she accurately produced the wedding I was imagining. The barn and pavillion are even more spectacular in the evening than are shown in the pictures on the website. Sheila has great attention to detail which is important when she is acting as the coordinator. Larry is a fantastic cook and is very honest and forthright. I am so happy I chose them as the place to have my wedding.
My husband chris and i got married at Magnolia Manor Oct 1st 2011!!!! i have nothing but great things to say about Larry and Sheila... They made our weekend very relaxing and fun for all of our family and friends! And to top it off the food was amazing the whole weekend! Chris was amazed how delicious the BBQ was..... choose Magnolia Manor and you wont be disappointed
Sheila, Larry, and the staff at Magnolia Manor went above and beyond to make our wedding weekend the most amazing weekend of our lives. Words can not express how beautiful and effortless everything was! From top notch food to the atmosphere and most importantly Sheila and Larry everything was perfect! It was a fairy tale come to life! Magnolia Manor will forever be a place near and dear to our hearts. Sheila and Larry felt like family from the moment we met them and you can not ask for a more amazing, sincere couple to be a part of your wedding. Thank you all again for making our day so very special!
Larry and Shelia made our wedding day just how I always dreamed it would be! They know exactly what to do and how to do it. Shelia even came to the church to direct the wedding before heading over to the plantation. Every single guest told me how amazing the food was and that the atmosphere was perfect! It was definitely the best day of our lives! I couldn't ask for more. Thank you Larry and Shelia! I will be hosting something else at magnolia manor in the near future. It was awesome!
Thanks Ryan and Marley
My husband and I knew that we wanted to have a very small outdoor wedding; I knew the minute I walked though the doors of Shelia and Larry's beautiful home that this was the place for us. Our wedding was a very small weekday wedding with only our parents and my brother in attendance. We loved spending time with our parents on the front porch watching the hummingbirds in the mornings, spending the afternoons playing horseshoes and swinging on the huge rope swing, and just being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and our busy lives.
Our ceremony was beautiful under the oak tree, the southern dinner was delicious, the entire staff was very pleasant and attentive, and breakfast the morning of our wedding and the morning after was probably the best breakfast I've ever had! We are so thankful for finding Magnolia Manor, Shelia and Larry made everything so easy- giving us advice for the ceremony and reception dinner while also using our suggestions.
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day!
What an incredible venue-I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding experience. Sheila and Larry made it so easy for our family to relax and enjoy our day. The food, flowers, decorations, service, and everything else exceeded our expectations. If you are considering this location, stop and book it NOW!! You will love the entire experience!!
We highly recommend Sheila, Larry, and the entire staff at Magnolia Manor B&B. We had a fantastic "wedding weekend". Sheila was a tremendous help throughout the planning process, all of which was done remotely via phone calls and emails. From check-in on Friday afternoon through check-out on Sunday, we were well taken care of by the entire staff.
We opted for the bonfire on Friday night, which was a great way to end the evening after the rehearsal and dinner. The power went off Saturday morning, but Sheila told us not to panic, and that it would be back on by 1:30, which it was.
The ceremony was special. I highly recommend the interim reception, which gives your guests something to do while the family is busy taking pictures. The food at the reception was fantastic. Allan, the DJ, kept everyone on the dance floor. We extended him an extra 90 minutes because everyone was having such a great time. Larry and Sheila went to bed, and told us to turn the lights off when we were through with the evening! It truly felt like we were in our own home.
We had over 100 guests in attendance, all from out of the area, and they are still talking about the wedding, many of it calling it the best one they have ever been to.
I couldn't have asked for more on my wedding day!!! Magnolia Manor was amazing. The house is surrounded by massive oak and magnolia trees with an old carriage barn for your reception. We were married in the pecan orchard. This place has so much character!!! The house is historic and very impressive. The best part is you get five bedrooms in the house Friday through Sundayâ€¦I loved being about to stay at the BB&B because it made my wedding into a weekend affair. It cut down on the stress and I got to spend so much more time with everyone. Sheila and Larry are great!! The breakfast she makes every morning is to die for! Just perfect... wish I could do it again!!!! : ) Make sure you visit this place you wonâ€™t be disappointed!!
Magnolia Manor was the perfect place for our wedding. Sheila and Larry were great and we had a very special time. My family came from Europe to be a part of the wedding and, despite a language barrier, everything was so simple and easy due to the care of Sheila and Larry. Any praise I can give them here just isn't detailed enough to give them and the place itself justice.
When I first fell upon Magnolia Manor Plantation's website, I was intrigued at the beautiful location - however, when I arrived at this magical place, it took my breath away!!! I knew right away; this is the place that I want to get married at and share an entire weekend with those closest to my heart. My husband felt the exact same way! Sheila and Larry sealed the deal with their warm, caring, attentive hearts. They made our wedding weekend something out of a fairy tale and helped create memories to last a lifetime!
Magnolia Manor was the perfect place for my wedding. I wanted an outdoor wedding that was very exculsive and private. The bed and breakfest on the very many acres of land was beautiful. Shelia is the wedding planner and she takes care of practically everything. Even the things I did not tell her I wanted or for her to take care of she did, like another bouquet so I could keep mine. Overall the wedding was beautiful because of the location and because of the attention to detail Shelia gave to my wedding.