Special Events FAQ

May I schedule a menu tasting for my wedding reception?
We usually hold two tastings a year (Fall & Spring). Please contact an Event Planner to learn how you can attend.

May I make arrangements to have my bridal portraits taken at the property?
Yes, we do allow wedding portraits to be taken on site, by appointment only. Please contact an Event Planner to schedule an appointment.

Do I have to reserve lodging guest rooms for my event?
Rooms in the main house must be reserved in order to include a band, DJ or other amplified music with all evening events.

Can I stay in one of your lodging rooms on my wedding night?
Absolutely! We would be more than happy to have you stay with us!

My guests may have special dietary restrictions, can you accommodate?
Yes. Please be certain to supply all dietary requirements to your Event Planner for arrangements to be made though our culinary staff.

Can you recommend florists, bakers or entertainers?
For all our customers, we highly recommend all the vendors on our Exclusive Vendor List, which can be found under the About Us section of this website.

Can you make special arrangements for valet service?
Yes. We can make arrangments for Valet Service.

Can I reserve the entire estate for my event?
Yes, you are able to reserve the entire estate/inn for your event.

What is the cost to reserve the facility?
The cost to reserve the facility varies depending on several factors (day of week, time of year, type of event, etc.). Please be certain to contact an Event Planner for further details.

How far in advance do I need to reserve my date?
Generally, dates sell out quickly. If you have a certain date in mind, or if you are flexible with your date, contacting an Event Planner as early as possible will help secure the desired time and date you are considering.

What is the maximum number of guests you can accommodate?
We are pleased to accommodate private groups from as little as 2 people to as many as 1200!

Where can I find menu pricing?
All menus are viewable (and downloadable in a PDF file) on this website.

Do you provide all the catering for events?
Yes, Good Gracious! Events is the catering division to Unique Southern Estates and provides all the culinary needs at both venues.

Are guests able to tent the outside gardens for their events?
Yes, guests are able to tent outside for their events and an Event Planner is available to assist you with the details.

Do I need an appointment to stop by and see the property?
Generally, we request that you contact the Event Planning / Sales Department to schedule an appointment so our Event Planners can allow for adequate appointment time to tour the facility when not in use.

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