It has been nearly 6 months since we opened our doors to unveil Charleston’s newest outdoor event venue, Wingate Plantation. Our first blog post highlights our first event held at Wingate Plantation, the Wingate Plantation Launch Party. Very fitting for a little #ThrowbackThursday.

Wingate Plantation Launch Party Invitation

We threw one heck of a party with the help of some fabulous vendors to welcome all of our industry friends and show off our new event space! With the help of our exclusive rental company, EventHaus, we set the tone for a fabulous event with a beautiful cresent bar, stunning linen settes, and unique wine tasting tables complete with the ever so perfect infinity barstools. The incredibly talented Stephanie of Stephanie Gibbs Events created dreamy tablescapes complete with antlers, stunning fall florals, and sparkling mercury glass votives -the perfect touch for a beautiful fall event.


For delicious libations, our exclusive beverage service, ICEBOX Bar pulled out all the stops with a Winter Spiced Cosmo. Our friends from The Caterer of Charleston provided tasty bite size crabcakes and chocolate crème puffs. Demal Mattson of In Your Kitchen Catering and Events served up some delicious She Crab soup shooters, barbeque sliders with pimento cheese and a sliced butter pickle, and ginger poached shrimp over Montrachet cheese with wasabi caviar.


When it came to entertainment, OtherBrother Entertainment provided us with an incredible band and a great DJ for the bridal runway show. As guests arrived and mingled, The Midnight City played everything from pop to Motown to get everyone on the dance floor. When it came time for the runway show featuring stunning gowns from Fabulous Frocks of Charleston, our models were ready to take the runway thanks to Sabra, Dia, and Nicole from Willow Salon who completed their looks with elegant bridal hair and makeup.


Overall, our launch party was a huge success! A big thank you to all of our fantastic vendors for making it a night to remember and to Andrew Donnan Photography for capturing every little detail of the perfect evening. We were thrilled to have our incredibly talented industry friends join us, and we are looking forward to working with each and every one of you for years to come!