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What: The Greenbrier

Who: Couples who want an upscale venue that provides all the bells and whistles including everything from a horse and carriage, to a resort spa for wedding hair and make up, in house photographers and videographers and even a French Bakery chef on staff who makes stunning wedding cakes. 

When: There are enough indoor event spaces to accommodate a wedding year round but outdoor weddings would need to take place in the warmer summer and spring months.

Where: In White Sulfur Springs and nestled within the Allegheny mountains of West Virginia.

Why:  Touted as ‘America’s Resort,’ couples have been getting married at the Greenbrier for over 100 years. The resort is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts award winning golf, casino, spa and lodging. There is a skilled culinary team that will cover all of the catering details from menu selection to 14kt gold rimmed plates, rentals and centerpieces. There is lodging for over 700 including suites, cottages and estate homes. For more information contact The Greenbrier.

All of these stunning images were captured by Laura Simson Photography.

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What: Reynolds Plantation

Who: Couples who want to get married at a luxury hotel and resort in a beautiful natural setting.

When: The  beautiful fall foliage surrounding the lake would make a stunning ceremony background.

Where: Located on thousands of acres in Greensboro, GA which is just off of I-20 in between August, GA and Atlanta, GA.

Why: This is a natures lovers paradise and a true retreat for visiting guests.  During the Spring and Summer guests can enjoy lake activities and year round there are 99 holes of championship golf and the Ritz-Carlton boasts a full-service salon and spa. Guests can stay in the award winning hotel or rent a lakefront cottage. For more information contact Reynolds Plantation.

Celebrity Alert: Carrie Underwood married husband Mike Fisher just this past June at Reynolds Plantation!


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What: Palmetto Bluff

Who: Couples who want to get married at a luxury resort and inn with a rich history and an unparalleled beautiful natural setting.

When: Due to the temperate climate, Palmetto Bluff is ideal for weddings throughout the year.  Indoor venues will keep guests cool in summer and warm in the winter while outside areas have cool coastal breezes and outdoor fire pits to provide comfort.

Where: Palmetto Bluff is located in Bluffton, SC along the beautiful May River in the heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry.

Why: Palmetto Bluff is not just a place – it’s a mindset.  Things slow down here and details like gas lanterns, historic ruins and classic Lowcountry architecture reinforce this.  As soon as you enter the gates you will likely be overwhelmed by the Spanish moss-laden oaks trees and lush natural beauty.  Much of Palmetto Bluff is protected from any future development as a part of their environmental preservation efforts. There are 50 guest cottages each with pine floors, high vaulted ceilings and screened porches. Your guests will not get the chance to be bored after taking advantage of the spa, fishing, boating, kayaking, tennis, golf and more! The jewel of the resort is the intimate Waterside Chapel located on the banks of the May River. After wedding here couples have their choice of several locations both indoor and outdoor within the resort to have their reception. Whether enjoying cocktails on the River House veranda (and what’s more Southern than a veranda?) or sipping wine around the May River Lawn fire pits, Palmetto Bluff will not disappoint.  For more information contact Palmetto Bluff Resort.


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What: Blackberry Farm

Who: Couples who want to get married at a luxury hotel and resort in a beautiful natural setting that is more casual and has a cozy family vibe.

When: With four true seasons, Blackberry Farm has much to offer throughout the year. In the winter the snow capped mountains are beautiful and cozy fireplaces are put to good use. In the spring the area is abundant in wildflowers. In the summer, the warmer temperatures allow guests to partake in all of the resort activies, and fall brings beautiful foliage and comfortable temperatures.

Where: A 4,200 acre sprawling estate in Walland, TN nestled at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee.

Why: Blackberry farms offers several different packages for weddings including the option to book the entire 62 room resort. Guest can enjoy a broad range of activities such as Orvis-endorsed fly fishing, horseback riding, cycling, visits to the onsite spa and many special activities just for children. For a fee, pets are even welcome. The cuisine is a combination of traditional Appalachian fare with a modern Southern twist. Most of the food served on the resort is actually made from ingredients grown or produced on the farm. We think that Blackberry Farm would be a beautiful setting for a wedding or the perfect honeymoon destination. For more information contact BlackberryFarm.

The three images above were captured by A Bryan Photo and featured in Martha Stewart Weddings.

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What: The Breakers

Who: Couples who want to get married at one of America’s legendary resort destinations

When: Because the temperatures average between 75-85 degrees, the Breakers is the perfect wedding destination year round.

Where: Located on 140 acres of oceanfront property in the heart of Palm Beach, Florida.

Why: The Breakers historic resort is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and has entertained Rockefeller’s, Vanderbilt’s, Astor’s, Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan. Choosing this venue gives you the option of using a ballroom, oceanfront or other outdoor area on the property for your wedding and reception. To keep you and your guests entertained there is an oceanfront spa, Mediterranean style Beach Club, 36 holes of golf, swimming pools, tennis and more. For more information check out TheBreakers.com and TheBreakersWeddingBlog.com.

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