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Featured Venue: The Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation

When you think of Charleston, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Personally I think of a gorgeous plantation, a beautiful water view, live oaks draped with Spanish moss, and a spectacular southern garden.  If this is your ideal setting for your wedding then the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is the perfect venue.

You walk up and you have a breathtaking view of the Ashley River. It’s the perfect back drop for the two of you to say “I Do”. Imagine an aisle lined with hydrangea and rose petals with large wrought iron lanterns hanging from the trees. It’s a warm sunny day with a cool breeze blowing off the water. Your guests are able to enjoy a refreshing glass of sweet tea while they anxiously await the bride and groom’s arrival. Sounds like something from your dreams right? Well, we can easily make this a reality for you.












The patio is a great spot for cocktail hour. Guests can enjoy his & her cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you are taking pictures. It’s always nice to have a little trio or guitarist playing in the background during this time. There is also built in firepit on the patio, which comes in handy during the cooler months.








The actual carriage house itself is a blank canvas, which is great because your imagination  can run wild! No matter how many weddings we plan at this venue it looks completely different every single time. It’s always fun to see what we can come up with next. We have had flowers dripping from the chandeliers, fabric draped ceilings, lounge furniture, and any color you can imagine. The design has ranged from more of a rustic feel to an elegant dinner and everything in between.

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So by now, it must be pretty clear why the Carriage House is one of our favorite venues in Charleston. It’s a picturesque setting for an outdoor southern wedding.  Your guests will be raving about their experience for years to come!


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Amanda and Garrett at Magnolia

Amanda and Garrett

The Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation

June 8, 2013

Amanda and Garrett were married under the beautiful large Oak tree at the carriage house at Magnolia Plantation a little over a year ago. We were so excited to have their wedding featured in the recent edition of Charleston Style and Design Magazine.

Amanda is all girl through and through- favorite color is pink, loves anything gold, and a girl can’t live without some lace in her life! So we decked out the Carriage House with all of the above. Her groom- Garrett- let her have her pink, her gold and her lace- and made sure he lived up to the  look by sporting a seersucker suit in sage green. – What a guy!

Because it was June- we wanted to make sure her guests were cool by using umbrellas at the ceremony area. Our traditional black Charleston style urns held the flowers and greenery for the “altar” area.


Inside the carriage house we draped in pink, flowers in cream and pink, containers and chairs in gold, and greenery & flowers hanging from the chandeliers.

Amanda’s dress was a show stopper with an underlay in blush pink and an overlay of lace..and Jim Smeal helped us carry on with the theme by using the pattern from her dress on the cake- it was absolutely stunning (and delicious!)



 They had such a blast that nite- they danced the nite away, and ended the evening with a fun sparkler departure.

Happy Belated Anniversary – Amanda & Garrett!


Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation

Allison and Scott

Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation

June 23, 2012

Can’t believe its been almost a year since Allison and Scott’s nuptials- where does the time go!

Allison chose a color palette of champagne/taupe, blue and cream…Hydrangea’s were a must have:)

She loved the rustic structure of the Carriage House and wanted to let the woodwork and wrought iron chandeliers set the tone.

A wedding cake and grooms cake from Ashley bakery stole the show…. featuring the fleur de lis since they are both LSU grads!


The Ceremony took place on the large Lawn of the carriage house…and with 250 plus guests a tent for band and dancing outside adjacent to the patio was in order. The Patio of the carriage house was the perfect place to kick back and enjoy the view and the tunes!


The Umbella tables on the lawn not only made it a fabulous garden style party but shaded the guests from the June sun.

We wish the happy couple a Happy Anniversary and are happy to share this Magnolia Plantation Wedding with you!

Sharing the Romance in Charleston SC

After months of planning, Katie and Bobby’s “Sharing the Romance” Wedding at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens came together on February 9th, 2013.

What better way to show off the lovely details and thank all of the vendors for their generous donations and hardwork than to feature their wedding on the Wedding Row and in the Post and Courier on Valentines Day!

Katie and Bobby found out they won giveaway hosted by Magnolia Plantation and Gardens last August.  Katie and Bobby were both deloyed in Afaganistan when they heard about the giveaway with special permission were able to see each other to make their video submission that put them in the running for the $50,000 wedding in Charleston, South Carolina.  Once they made it into the top four their families began campainging for them here in the states, while across the world in Afganistan, friends of Katie and Bobby were also voting and the rest is history!

We were so honored to be apart of such a special day and wish all the best to Katie and Bobby.  Congratulations to you both!  Thank you to all of the vendors who helped make this event possible, Magnolia Plantation, Charleston Wedding Magazine,  Snyder, EventWorks, Vanity Salon, Fabulous Frocks, Mosaic Catering, Tiger Lily Florist, Judy Johnston of Engaging Events, Ice Box, Complete Music, Mel of Richard Bell Photography, Classical Charleston, Mist-a-Misquito, Atlantic Tent, Charleston Place Hotel, Scotti Cline Designs, Calligraphy by Request, Davids Tuxedo, Elaine Mincey “Elaines Events”, and A Charleston Wedding.


Katie, Bride

I just wanted to let you know that you made our wedding amazing! I couldn’t have pictured it better in my dreams, and if there was anything that went wrong.I sure didn’t know! Chad and I absolutely loved getting to know you and hope that we get to see you again soon. Don’t say it’s over! I know it’s been a couple of months, but it is still fresh in our minds how special you made our wedding day, and we couldn’t be happier. Thank you.

Nicole and Hector

The Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation

September 24, 2011

Congratulations to Nicole and Hector married one month ago at Magnolia Plantation!

It was a very challenging day for our crew, as the weather wasn’t the clear sky, sunny, warm day we had all hoped for.

During the afternoon we had quite the downpour and the remainder of the late afternoon brought showers on and off.

This is a bride’s worst nightmare when planning a ceremony riverside under a beautiful old oak tree.

However, Nicole and Hector had Engaging Events on their side!

 We had advised them to get a tent to cover the patio, just in case of such a scenario. We took it right down to the wire in terms of timing.

We had originally discussed making a decision on the location of the ceremony(under the tree or under the tent) 30 minutes prior to guest arrival.

When watching radar online it quickly became obvious that the decision was not going to be clear cut that far out.

 With their agreement we stretched that timeline– literally making the decision 15 minutes before the ceremony was to begin. Our waiting paid off…..

Nicole and Hector were married riverside, under a beautiful old oak tree, with the sun out…during the “kiss” it started to sprinkle…and I prayed once again for just a few more moments!

Well, the man upstairs delivered…and not only with holding off the rain for a little more time….but as Nicole and Hector recessed down the aisle..the Most Amazing, Vibrant, Brilliantly Romantic RAINBOW…YES RAINBOW I have ever seen appeared overtop of that beautiful old oak tree.

 Sometimes a special couple and a team of wedding planners just get lucky!

I don’t often do this – here on the blog – but my many many thanks and kudo’s to the Engaging Events crew for making this couples dream ceremony happen!


This beautiful wrought iron arbor was the backdrop for the ceremony riverside….

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Many Thanks to Elaine Mincey for creating this wonderfully yummy cake with the linen design piped on….

Our wonderful florist – Judy Johnson – created centerpieces from inspiration photo’s provided by Nicole..

….blooming branches, hydrangae and votive candles were one style of centerpiece, and submerged orchids and branches with floating candles fashioned the other tables.

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The Engaging Events team provided fabric draping throughout the space softening its rustic architecture.

Engaging Events sofa seating framed the dance floor creating a lounge feel.


The Patio we tented as a ceremony back up location was allowed to house seating, food stations and bench seating as originally planned.

The Engaging Events crystal chandeliers added an element of formality to the area.

Once again, our congratulations to Nicole and Hector…..we wish them many many years of happiness and RAINBOWS!!!!

Brides Book

The latest issue of the Brides Book is finally here!

Engaging Events is excited to announce Katie and Chad’s Wedding is featured in the new Fall 2011 issue! Katie and Chad were married in April 2010 at the Carriage House at Magnolia Plantation.

Their wedding is featured on page 77 of the Fall 2011 Edition of The Brides Book Magazine!

To read the e-zine: http://savannah.thebridesbook.com/e-zine.php

Charleston Wedding Magazine

Engaging Events is so excited to have two weddings in the Spring/Summer 2011 Issue of Charleston Wedding Magazine!

Chloe and Preston met in Spain and when they began planning their wedding they wanted to incorporate details special to them.  They had met in Spain so it only seemed appropriate to tie in Spanish details!

The ceremony under an oak tree with church pews, umbrellas, and hand fans to keep guest cool in August heat.

At the reception, everyone enjoyed family, friends, Spanish inspired food and great music,

For more pictures and to read the entire article visit Charleston Wedding Magazine