Here at The Parterre, the wedding and event possibilities are truly endless!  With over 20 acres of scenic grounds set on rolling hills for ceremony and reception sites to choose from as well as the incredible historic homes on site, formal parterre gardens and other beautiful outbuildings, you’re sure to have the wedding of your dreams.


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The facility boasts a beautiful historic plantation home, with original wide plank red oak floors throughout, is open three hours prior to your event for dressing and photographic opportunities.

The Bride’s Rooom

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This room is on the top floor and includes the most elegant french decor throughout.  With a full drop, french ticking bedspread sprawled across a four poster black enamel bedstead, sprinkled with black and white toile linen pillows and coverlet, you will feel like you have been transported back in time.  The bed is then complemented by an early nineteenth century hand carved, french rosewood, mirrored armoire that stands an impressive nine feet tall.  You cannot help but to have a twirl in your dress in front of it.

It is spacious enough for you and your maids to prepare for your big day whilst enjoying some bubbly and there is a private ensuite for your convenience.  The photo opportunities are timelessly elegant and infinite!

The Groom’s Library

The thirteen foot tall oak shelves throughout speak towards the home’s history and importance.  It was decorated with the southern gentleman in mind with rich deep tones complimented by a few touches of blue to keep the room fresh and contemporary.  The fireplace is the largest of the home, with a marble surround and original mantle which is then saluted by the antique Zoffoli globe bar which may be used by guests.

You are able to step out onto one of the attached 7 porches to enjoy a celebratory cigar or step out into the magnolia lawn to play a game of croquet.

There is an additional overflow bedroom that has an antique french armoire, another impressive fireplace as well as a full ensuite for your convenience.

  The  Porches  

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With a notable seven porches around the home, you will be sure to capture stunningly spectacular views of the grounds and gardens surrounding the residence.  Your photos will nod toward the days of southern grandeur and will mirror the importance of your weekend.The rear porches, are just as impressive as the front.  The top and bottom floors exiting from the back of the house overlook another allée of boxwoods, past an original cast iron farm bell that can be rung in celebration, and then leads out onto the rolling hills and several ceremony and reception sites.

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An oversized door encased in original leaded glass welcomes you in from from the columned front porch which overlooks the parterre gardens and front allée.  The solid wood staircase is a staple for more photographs.


The Grounds

The Parterre Gardens

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The formal parterre gardens that welcome you to the estate are one of the reasons for it’s induction into the historical registry.  There is a center allée leading up to the entrance of the plantation home with a round garden on one side, and a four square garden on the other.  The parterres are filled with assorted flowering fauna such as gardenias, camellias, crepe myrtles and azaleas.  They are currently undergoing a multi-year restoration process.

The Obadiah House

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This is one of the historical homes on site that was built for Hiram Warner’s brother, Obadiah Warner.  It is a two room cottage that has beautiful photographic opportunities outside, and is used for the caterer’s prep area and vendor lounge inside.

The Overseer’s Cabin

 

This cabin is also another historic building on the property that is not currently open inside to the public at this time.  However, it’s aged patina and Virginia Creeper coverage is a great spot for photographs.

 

The Summer Porch

 

This is a perfect spot for an intimate ceremony, dinner, cocktail hour, bridal tea, brunch, etcetera.

The Pecan Grove

The pecan grove is has a very intimate feel for weddings or receptions.  Nestled under the canopy of several ancient pecan trees, you feel enveloped in their grace. It is located just adjacent to the rear of the mansion and is watched over by the stately rear porches.

The Magnolia Lawn

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Three striking magnolia trees that are original to the plantation, encase the side lawn that can be reached via two of the seven porches.  In the springtime, the trees drip with blooms and the aroma is heavenly.  This is a great spot for a ceremony, reception, cocktail hour, rehearsal dinner or Sunday morning send off.

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An old pecan tree beckons to you from the back porch to enjoy her shade during your ceremony.  She is flanked by two other pecan trees that seem to frame the site in the most romantic way.  In the fall, the sun sets behind her grace.

The Woodlands

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Our woodlands offer a whimsical, romantic setting. With ancient trees dripping with wisteria and honeysuckle vines, the woodlands are guaranteed to add the element of enchantment you have been dreaming of.

Open Meadows

if you are looking for wide open spaces and tall billowing grasses with gorgeous sunsets as your ceremony backdrop, we have plenty of sites to choose from!