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References and Reviews

"The Lace House and its gardens have a natural beauty and elegance that is exceptional. It is the perfect place for our couples that come to us looking for a really spectacular venue with classic 'Southern' elements paired with breathtaking backdrops. When we are so lucky to plan an event here, we let our imaginations run wild; we bring the guests to the heart of some of Columbia's most beautiful history!"

-Melanie Murphy, By Invitation Only...Event Planning and Design

"The combination of beautiful plant life and southern
architectural elements provide the perfect backdrop for my style of photography."

-Amanda Zabrocki, Amanda Zabrocki Photography

"The historic setting and the intricate beauty of the Lace House served as such a beautiful backdrop for our time of celebration with friends and family. The back patio made the perfect dance floor, and the verandas allowed everyone a wonderful view. Our guests loved the surrounding gardens and fountains as well. Planning our reception at theLace House went very smoothly, and we couldn't have asked for better results."

-Kristi James, bride married May 31, 2008

"Setting up events at the Lace House is always a pleasure. From a set-up standpoint, it's easy for our trucks and crew to load the equipment to any area of the grounds. The grounds are very diverse, allowing for many types of events and tent configurations. The house and grounds together create an atmosphere that takes you out of "downtown." Meg and the staff at the Governor's Mansion have the entire event process down to a science and are wonderful to work with!"

-Adam Ruffin, Owner and President of Palmetto Party Rental

"Specializing in elite weddings and events, I have always felt that the Governor's Mansion Complex offers one of the best wedding and event venues in the state. The grounds make a wonderful backdrop for any wedding or event, and the Lace House has so much historic sophistication. I have found that the character and beauty of the Governor's Mansion are so powerful that brides can simplify the amount of decor they have to bring in. I also like that you can bring in your own catering. It is always a pleasure working with the staff. All the staff at the Governor's Mansion are top notch and know what they are doing, making the whole process of doing events there a great experience."

-Marcell Steely-Judice, Elite Event Designer
Bella Vista Bridal & Wedding Boutique