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 a the incredible historic homes on site, formal parterre gardens and other beautiful outbuildings, you’re sure to have the weekend of your dreams.
The Plantation Home
The facility boasts a beautiful historic plantation home, with original wide plank red oak floors throughout, is open two hours prior to your event for dressing and photographic opportunities.
The Bride’s Room
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.
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.
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 Parterre Gardens
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
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 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.
Hanging from a nearly 200 year old pecan tree, the wood swing is a must have picture for your album.
The Summer Porch
This is a perfect spot for an intimate ceremony, dinner, cocktail hour, bridal tea, brunch, etcetera.
The Pecan Grove
Three magnificent pecan trees lend themselves to the perfect ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, or Sunday send off spot underneath their impressive canopy. It is overlooked by the plantation home and is one of our most popular areas!
The Magnolia Lawn
Three striking magnolia trees that are original to the plantation, encase the side lawn that can be reach 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.
The Wedding Tree
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.