CAN I CHANGE THE LAYOUT?
Yes, however if you want it changed from the original lay out we must have your layout turned in at least two weeks before the event. You cannot change your lay out after it is turned in.
CAN I BRING MY OWN CATERER OR BAR?
No, we are a full catering venue and do not allow outside catering or outside bar services.
WHEN DO WE TURN IN OUR GUEST COUNT FOR OUR WEDDING / EVENT?
Your final guest count is due when your final payment is due, 3 weeks before your event. If you turn in a specific number and you go over that number you will be invoiced the following business day. If you are under the number you turned in you will be sent home with the extra food.
3 HOUR LIMIT FOR FOOD AND BAR? HOW MUCH FOR ADDITIONAL HOURS?
The food and bar will stay open for 3 hours for your reception—you may add additional hours if you would like. 1,500.00 an hour for the food and bar to stay open for an additional hour, (plus, tax and gratuity)
WHEN WILL THE BAR OPEN?
As soon as your guest enter the reception. It will be open for 3 hours. You may add hours to the bar for an additional 500.00 per hour (plus tax and gratuity)
DO YOU DO A FOOD TASTING?
Yes, twice a year! Usually around February-Early March and again in September/October. This is a food tasting and a bridal show! You will not want to miss it!
WHEN WILL REHERSAL BE?
If you have a Saturday event there is an option that we could book a wedding the Friday night before you. If so both rehearsals will be the Thursday before your wedding at different times. You can also rehearse the morning of the wedding, everyone except for the bride.
CAN I DO A CASH BAR?
Yes! A cash bar has a 500.00 set up fee and soft drinks are included for free for your guest, they will be charged for each alcoholic beverage. You can also purchase our soft drink, beer and wine bar package for 10.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and do a cash bar for the liquor only.
CAN I DO FRIDAY NIGHT REHERSAL AND REHERSAL DINNER?
Yes! We now provide rehearsal dinner options at our new location Magnolia Manor (6 miles from the venue). You will have a “mock” rehearsal at the outdoor gazebo at Magnolia Manor before the rehearsal dinner. You can find our rehearsal dinner packages on the website under Magnolia Manor.
ARE PETS ALLOWED TO BE IN THE WEDDING?
Yes, however they are not allowed inside the venue or cottages.
ARE LINENS INCLUDED?
Yes, you have 3 different linen choices in multiple colors that are included in the packages. We have specialty linens that can be chosen for an upcharge. We will need your linen selections at least 3 weeks before the event.
DO YOU HAVE A SOUND SYSTEM FOR THE CEREMONY?
Yes, we speakers, a microphone, as well as a sound board for you to plug into. This will be set up for you on wedding day. If you have ceremony musicians, they can plug into our sound board as well. You can also hook up or Bluetooth an ipod or cell phone to the sound board to play ceremony music.
RV HOOK UP AND PARKING?
We have 5 RV hook ups at the front of our horse arena- They rent for 50.00 each per night (electric and water only). You can call or text 225-247-4215 to reserve your hook up. This is a private barn and we ask that you respect the privacy for our family and horses.
CAN I HAVE STRING LIGHTS SET UP FOR MY OUTDOOR CEREMONY? HOW MUCH?
Yes, we have LED string lights for those late winter weddings, it is a 500.00 rental and set up fee (plus tax and gratuity)
HOW MANY COTTAGES ARE AVAILABLE AND HOW MANY DO THEY SLEEP?
We have 10 guest cottages (including the honeymoon suite), they each sleep 4 guest. They are not private bedrooms; the upstairs is a loft bedroom overlooking the downstairs bed. These cottages book directly from our website (www.thewhitemagnolia.net) first come, first serve. We also have overnight accommodations at Magnolia Manor- 6 miles from the venue.
HOW MANY TABLES AND HOW MANY DOES IT SEAT?
We have 13 48” round tables as well as 19 60” round tables. 48” seat 6-7 guest and the 60” seat 8-9 guest. We also have (8) 8’ long farm tables that can be rented for an additional 50.00 per table (plus tax and gratuity) they seat 10 people each (4 one each side and 2 on the ends)—IF they are linked together they seat 8. See the bottom of this sheet for our standard layout.
WHERE ARE THE NEAREST HOTELS?
Hotels: Amite, LA (around 15 min from venue) and McComb, MS (around 20 min from venue.
CEREMONY SITE SEATING CAPACITY?
Around 250, they are benches so if you have a large wedding assign an usher to ask people to scoot down to make extra room.
DO YOU OFFER LUNCH FOR THE BRIDAL AND GROOMS SUITES?
Yes, The White Magnolia provides lunch in the bridal and grooms suite for up to 20 people (10 per suite). If you have additional guest in the suites for lunch you can add guest for 16.00 per person (plus tax and gratuity). We also provide either two bottles of champagne or a case of beer, along with soft drinks, and bottled water. If you would like to bring additional beverages for during the day you may do so.
WHAT TIME SHOULD MY CEREMONY BE?
It all depends if you are doing a first look or not. If you are then you will do all your pictures beforehand, so your wedding can be at sunset. If you are not doing a first look you will need to start your ceremony 1 hour-45 min before sunset so it will not be dark for your pictures after the ceremony. Google sunset for the day of your wedding and it will tell you what time the sun will set that day. Talk to your photographer about a time, she can help you since she will know best for lighting.
WHAT CAN I USE FOR SEND OFF?
You may use anything biodegradable, such as; bird seed, dried lavender, dried flowers, bubbles, sparklers. You may not use confetti.
Below is a diagram of the best setup for 150 guests. The diagram seats 158 total guests. If you have more than 150, we can fit up to seven 60" round tables on each porch. 60" round seats 8-9 guests. 48" round seats 6-7 guests. The 2" top tall tables do not need linens. If you have a DJ, you will need a linen for his/her 5' table.
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