Magnolia Manor Plantation B&B

128 Pet Burwell Road, Warrenton, North Carolina 27589
Innkeeper(s): Larry and Sheila Carver
  • Introduction

    Magnolia Manor Plantation WeddingsMagnolia Manor is located on 13 private acres of rural farm land, this magnificent 6,000 square foot historic antebellum manor house has all of the warmth, beauty and elegance befitting one of North Carolina's most luxurious plantation homes.

    Magnolia Manor Plantation, located just 60 minutes from Raleigh, NC and 25 minutes from Lake Gaston, provides guests privacy and the opportunity to create memories that will last a lifetime. Guests approach the manor house along a circular driveway that leads them up to the grand entrance of this stately, amazingly beautiful home. The views from outside the manor house are spectacular. The manor house sits on a picturesque knoll overlooking emerald green pastures surrounded with towering trees with no other dwelling in sight.

    This elegant manor house with its towering oaks offers a sense of another time just over the horizon. We can make any bride's fairytale come true!

  • Magnolia Manor Weddings

    Magnolia Manor offers three all-inclusive Wedding Packages. They are the Weekend Wedding Package (our most popular), the Saturday Wedding Package and the Sunday Wedding Package. We have found that by offering these all-inclusive wedding packages we can offer our brides a stress free wedding celebration. And with three options available we can meet the needs of most every bride and provide the best possible value.

    The first question that a bride generally asks is about price. That is very difficult to answer early in the planning process because generally the bride does not know some of the critical pieces of information necessary to answer that question such as overnight accommodations, menu selection, guest list, etc. The Wedding Packages, then, provide a good estimate of what we offer and what each package option will cost. From there we customize each package to fit your needs because no two weddings and no two brides are alike. I have enclosed three wedding package documents that list all that is included in each of the packages and the impact on the price of each package for different sized guest lists and different menu selections for the reception. Reception menus seem to be either more formal as described in the enclosure entitled "Magnolia Manor Reception Buffet" or a bit more casual as described in the enclosure entitled "Southern BBQ Menu". The Southern BBQ is by far our most popular menu as it lends itself well to an event at on old plantation home and it is considerably more cost effective with lots of "WOW"!

    We are a full service venue. While we include overnight accommodations in the Weekend Wedding Package for 15 guests, we can accommodate up to 23 overnight guests on site. There are also ample additional overnight accommodations available in other local bed and breakfasts, area hotels and at Lake Gaston guest houses. Since we are located on thirteen landscaped acres, there is essentially no limit to the number of guests you can have at your reception and we have ample parking. We are in a very secluded location with no other dwellings for a mile in any direction which offers you complete privacy. We do not allow outside caterers. We have a full commercial kitchen on site complete with an executive chef and can offer you better quality, presentation and menu selection than anything you will be able to find. We have a very popular alcohol policy. We do not have an ABC license so you can bring your own alcohol and save a lot of money. Included in each package, we do provide coolers, a wine refrigerator and the bar tender for four hrs. at your reception. A copy of our alcohol policy is enclosed.

    You can click HERE to view our references on I have also enclosed some additional information for your consideration. But the best way to fully understand all we have to offer is to schedule a tour of the venue. I promise you that you will be very impressed with what you discover here. We hear from virtually every bride that visits that the images on the website do not do justice to what is here. It is very difficult to capture the scale of the 8000 sq. ft. Manor House and the 4500 sq. ft. barn reception facility, the privacy of thirteen secluded acres and the level of service that we offer in a small website image.

    Please let us know if you would like to schedule a tour or if we can be of any further assistance. We look forward to meeting you and would be honored to host your special day. We like to refer to Magnolia Manor as...

    Simply Southern

    BBQ | Wedding Buffet

    Weekend Wedding Package for 100 guests: $15,950 | $17,950

    Saturday Wedding Package for 100 guests: $13,950 | $15,950

    Sunday Wedding Package for 100 guests: $11,950 | $13,950

    See our website for additional details or contact us for additional information.

  • Guest Rooms/Rates

    Gentleman's Parlor SuiteGentleman's Parlor Suite

    Magnolia Manor Plantation offers many locations for your wedding, depending on your wedding dream. Following the wedding ceremony, the Carriage House Pavilion awaits the arrival of the bridal party so the celebration can begin! The decor is described as "Rustic Elegance" and is truly unique to the North Carolina piedmont area. The reception buffet showcases the unsurpassed culinary expertise of our caterer. Magnolia Manor Plantation offers even the most discerning bride a wedding in the most idyllic setting imaginable in a home-like atmosphere with our focus on privacy. Attention to every detail makes this North Carolina treasure the perfect location for romantic getaways, corporate events and Southern style fairytale weddings and receptions.

    Gentleman's Parlor Suite - $200 per night

    Located on the first floor, features a private bath with a generous combination of shower and whirlpool tub, high poster bed and generous sitting area with sofa, telephone access, wireless internet and satellite TV.

    Ladies Parlor Suite - $200 per night

    Located on the first floor, offers private bath with shower and whirlpool tub, antique walnut bed, sitting area with a period sofa and two wing backed chairs, telephone access, wireless internet and satellite TV.

    Carriage House Suite - $200 per night

    Located on the second floor, offers one queen, one full size bed, private bath with 3 X 4 shower, sitting area with a feather stuffed sofa and two wing backed chairs, telephone access and wireless internet. Ask about adding the adjoining bunk house.

    Orchard Suite - $200 per night

    Located at the top of the steps on the second floor, offers a queen size bed, a full size bed, private bath with 3 X 4 shower, sitting area with two wing backed chairs, telephone access, wireless internet and satellite TV.

    Bunk House Suite - $250 for four persons.

    (additional guests: $25 per guest)

    Four beds, private bath with a shower.

    Magnolia Manor Policies

    Checking in /out:

    Check-in is after 4:00 PM and check out is before 11:00 AM.  No early access.


    Magnolia Manor Plantation is a non-smoking facility.  Smoking is permitted on the porches and the picnic area.  A $1000 cleaning fee applies for smoking in the Manor House.


    Candles are not permitted in the rooms.  Sparklers are permitted in the driveway for send off.  Wires are to be placed in containers provided by Magnolia Manor.

    ***No fireworks!***

    Payment and Cancellation:

    Fees and payments are due in accordance with the terms of this Agreement by cash or check.  All fees and payments are non-refundable for any reason once paid and represent Magnolia Manor’s liquidated damages in the event of cancellation.

    Event Insurance:

    Magnolia Manor Plantation strongly suggests you purchase event insurance that will cover your alcohol liability and financial interests.  Check with your insurance agent.

    Alcohol Policy:

    Magnolia Manor allows you to bring your own alcohol.  When you do so, you are responsible for all necessary ice and mixers and liability resulting from the consumption thereof.  Magnolia Manor provides the bar tender for 4 hours, two large coolers and a wine refrigerator for your use.

    Additional Fees:

    Fees for additional services, if any, will be included under this agreement by mutually agreeable amendment.  Fees for last minute changes, if any, will be due 10 days prior to the date of the event.


    Magnolia Manor does not allow outside caterers.


    Magnolia Manor allows you to bring your own decorations.  You are responsible for the installation and removal of all such decorations by departure time.  Magnolia Manor will provide work tables for your use.

    Minimum Headcount:

    Original agreement is for a guaranteed minimum headcount.  Guest list may increase but not decrease.  Magnolia Manor suggests you estimate guest list conservatively.

    Final Headcount:

    Final headcount is due 14 days prior to the event date.  Charges based on increases to the minimum head count will be included in the final invoice with additional fees, if any.

    Kitchen and Private Access:

    All kitchens at Magnolia Manor are permitted by the Health Department. Accordingly, all kitchens and Innkeepers personal areas are off limits to all guests.

    Event Planning:

    Weddings are carefully planned in accordance with the Planning Document.  The Planning Document is hereby incorporated as part of this Agreement and is to be completed and provided to Magnolia Manor 30 days prior to the event.  Magnolia Manor cannot be responsible for last minute changes communicated by text or email.


    Regrettably, we cannot accommodate pets.

    Limitation of Use and Transferability:

    The use of Magnolia Manor by Client pursuant to this Agreement is limited to the wedding celebration contemplated hereunder and is not transferable by Client.  Magnolia Manor reserves the right to transfer this agreement as it deems necessary.


    This agreement shall be interpreted under NC law; venue shall be Warren County, NC.

    Personal Property:

    Magnolia Manor is not responsible for personal property that may be lost or damaged.