Engagement Party, Bridal Luncheon, Rehearsal Dinner, Welcome Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Day After Brunch, Rehearsal, Wedding
Destination Wedding Planning, A la Carte Wedding Planning, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning, Planning
We used Southern Graces for almost all of our wedding needs: catering, beverage service (we provided alcohol), day-of planning, florals, rentals, cake and event design. The initial proposal blew us away. The level of detail, connection to my Pinterest ideas/vision, and organization is what sold me. It was also extremely convenient and cost-effective to have so many of our services through one company. We had a year and a half engagement and we booked Southern Graces about a year out from the wedding, so I will say candidly that we had to get on the same page communication-wise. I expected more prompt communication/turnaround early on, but I do realize now that Southern Graces (and other wedding planning/event management companies) have to prioritize their events based on which ones are in the immediate future. Once Bethany and I found what worked for us (i.e. texting was better than email; both being clear on schedule of deliverables; setting up calls a month out, and realizing there was a good six month lag time with a long engagement when there is really nothing to do) we were very content. As we got closer to the wedding (a month out), I really started to feel more at ease. Bethany and team had great insight and advice when last minute things came up. What really blew us a way was the day-of service. Bethany and her team were absolutely incredible. From the rehearsal onwards, everything we needed was taken care of. This is where Southern Graces shines. You can tell they are experts in event design and management. When we walked into our wedding finally, everything exceeded our expectations from the florals and event design to the delicious food and cocktails. I never had to think about what was coming next, Bethany and her team led us through it all with ease. Our wedding was absolutely perfect and we cannot recommend Southern Graces highly enough.
I was recommended to use Southern Graces for our October wedding through our venue that we were using in Savannah, GA. My fiancé and I live in Jacksonville so we were planning mostly on the phone and through email. The initial planning process with Southern Graces was difficult because we would go weeks without getting responses from Bethany, the co-owner. About 6 months before our wedding Kirstin one of coordinators got in contact with us and contact was great from there. We set up a tasting and everything was going as planned. The day of the wedding was the complete opposite. Our guests were served the wrong entree than what we ordered. The food was cold and slow. When I cut into my wedding cake, in front of all my guests, it was the wrong flavor. So many other things went wrong with the service of our wedding, including SG sending a coordinator I had never met or worked with to handle my wedding. No contact or information beforehand....what an awful surprise to a bride. We talked with Southern Graces after the wedding and came to an agreement for reimbursement. A month later and we haven’t heard anything from them. I would think very hard before hiring SG to do anything for your wedding.
We hired Southern graces for two of our daughters weddings. Bethany is incredibly talented. She's very easy to work with and I love that does everything from food to flowers to the set up design and everything is always beautiful. She pays attention to every detail. She has a team of very professional people that work with her. We highly recommend her.
Southern Graces does weddings right! I recently attended a wedding they managed, and it was one of the best weddings I've been to in a while. Not only did the transform the venue into an enchanted fairytale, the food was also incredibly delicious! The staff and service were so professional and courteous too.
Everything was so perfectly coordinated. I've never been to a wedding like that before and it was absolutely beautiful.
Southern Graces was absolutely amazing. Crystal was our wedding planner and she was just so sweet and incredibly helpful! I'm lost for words with how perfect our day was. The reception and ceremony were absolutely stunning and more than I could have ever wished for. The day went off without a hitch and I'm sure that was all because of Crystal!
Bethany and Crystal took our ideas and vision and created an enchanting fairytale wedding that wowed us and impressed all our guests. The food was delicious, the decor was exactly what I envisioned, the flowers were beautiful, and the service was provided with professionalism, Southern charm, and grace. If you want a one stop vendor for your wedding that will leave you happy and stress free on your big day, book Southern Graces.
We could have not asked for a more perfect wedding! The food was amazing and the setup and furniture rentals were tops! The servers came to each table and timed delivering each guests dinner at the same time. We felt like a King and Queen at our wedding all thanks to Southern Graces! Bethany listened to everything I needed and even provided more then I asked for since she was anticipating all out needs.
My son and his beautiful wife Nick and Jolie Feiler were just married here. Every little detail was just amazing. The staff, the food, the venue was beautiful. Could not have been more pleased and I know my son and wife were very happy. Thank you.
Bethany & Christopher of Southern Graces are phenomenal! The arttention to detail from the table scapes/settings to the food as well as Their calming demeanor made our daughter in law and son,s wedding one of the best weddings I have ever attended. The outdoor wedding was late July so heat was a concern. They had a water station set up with various homemade flavored waters displayed on a water bar. The decorations were all natural greens with seasonal flowers, rustic plate chargers and blue glassware with bronze silverware. They had 3 salads, a grill with choice of steaks with sauces, Other proteins, various sides, vegetarian options and more. Fresh, fragrant, & delicious. They had a cake with the icing resembling birch bark, a s,more station, outdoor games (bocce, horse shoes, corn hole, etc). The service was superb. Relatives and friends are still commenting on the wonderful food, decor, and the fun they had. Our daughter in law & her Mother along with Southern Graces planned the most elegant yet relaxing as well as fun wedding ever.
This was the most amazing and wonderful wedding. We meandered inside and out of the venue eating delicious appetizers and drinking champagne in vintage glasses. Southern Graces decorated this Victorian house in such a manner that we felt like we were in a magazine. There were so many elements that made us feel welcome and allowed us to have fun. Tents, a canoe, games and a wait staff that was a pleasure. I couldn't stop taking pictures of the place settings, candles hanging from the ceiling, and the samore bar. And of course, the beautiful bride. The chef was one of the top chefs I have ever experienced. Blackberry ketchup! What! Lobster bar, hot off the grill steaks. I can't even explain the ecstasy experienced while we ate. This may seem a dramatic review but if you were there you would understand that this wedding was an experience I will never forget. And I have been to a lot of weddings! My hats off to Megan and Matt for letting us experience their special day with them in the most charming and elegant way! Congratulations!
I don’t know where to start, everything from the first initial meeting with crystal was great she’s so professional , sweet and caring . She went above and beyond for me and my husband to make sure our vision for are wedding day was exactly how we pictured it and it was that and more I can’t express how great ful and happy I am with the out come , everything was delicious and beautifully presented . I also have to make sure and add that the whole team that day of the wedding day and how accommodating and sweet they were to make sure me and my husband were happy and fed and of course the box they made us for when we got to the hotel was a great surprise ! Thank you southern graces for everything my guest haven’t stoped talking about how great the food was and how they’ve never had such good food at a wedding before !! And crystal we love you !! Everyone don’t hesitate and use southern graces for your wedding or any special event ! ❤️
I was a bridesmaid in a wedding that Southern Graces planned and this wedding was one-of-a-kind. Hands down the most beautiful and detail-oriented wedding I've been too. The reception space was stunning. Every guest commented on how they transformed a blank canvas. The food was incredible and the drinks were unique and fun. They did such a good job of tailoring the wedding to the taste's of the bride and groom. Plus they had a s'mores bar and a cigar bar! Guests had a fantastic time.
I was the best man at a wedding the Southern Graces set up. I’m usually very verbose but I legitimately was speechless when I saw what they had created. Every intricate detail transferred me to some magical place where order and laissez-faire relaxation danced beautifully. It was something out of a fairy tale: from the food, to the stations, to the ornate decorations. Truly masters of their craft.
Southern Graces catered my friend’s wedding and it was hands down the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding. Food was delicious, creatively served, and timing was well paced. They also did a beautiful job decorating the venue. The motif was very in line with my friend’s taste and they did a great job highlighting the beauty of the space
Southern Graces put together the most spectacular wedding I have ever attended. Every detail was simply breathtaking - from the star shaped miniature grilled cheeses served on the rim of my gazpacho to the greenery ceiling hung with glowing glass globes. It was clear that all in attendance had an amazing time eating, drinking, dancing, playing yard games, and taking in the sheer wonder of it all. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect and magical celebration of the bride and groom!
Everything was beautiful, thoughtful and delicious. There were gorgeous candles in glass globes hanging everywhere. The food was excellent and there was something for everyone, including the fanciest smores I've ever had. There was a canoe full of beer, games, etc. Everyone had a great time and oggled over the details.
Southern Graces brought my daughter’s July wedding alive. We started with a concept, Bethany Hewitt took it from there. What we got was a magical experience that far exceeded any expectation we had. The Southern Grace crew moved into a big historic building and converted it into a candlelit forest. My daughter’s wedding was totally amazing. At the same time, gracious and unique with a laid back atmosphere that had everyone really enjoying themselves. The employees of Southern Graces worked tirelessly to cover every detail with courtesy, efficiency and excitement. The food was phenomenal and five star all the way. Our guests are still talking about how this wedding raised the bar and ranks at the top of their list.
Exquisite Wedding. Food was unique and delicious. Southern Graces did a fantastic affair. The venue they created was a pleasure to experience.
Our wedding was, quite simply, a dream. Southern Graces took our idea of a camping theme and amplified it a million times. From the tablescapes, to the florals, and our living ceiling of greenery, we felt immersed in a forest. Their attention to detail is second to none and made my husband and I feel like royalty on our wedding day. All of our guests were stunned and had the most delicious dinner with us. We still have people telling us how much fun and how personalized, unique, and laid back our wedding felt. I wish I could relive that day over and over.
Beautiful wedding , kind staff and crew. Everything ran so smoothly. I'd be so lucky to have them as my team. I wish everyone could use them!!
Southern Graces did an amazing job making our wedding even more than we expected! Bethany and Crystal were so gracious in helping us navigate through some challenging family dynamics at the last minute and the food & flowers were better than I even thought they could be! I highly recommend them!!
I hired Bethany and Southern Graces to do the decor, catering and planning of my wedding. They were responsive up until I signed the contract and paid the deposit. Weeks and sometimes months would go by with no response to calls and emails. I finally was able to speak with Bethany a few weeks before our wedding and was assured everything would be fine. Some of the issues we faced the day of the wedding included them giving us the wrong flavor cake (which we didn't know until we cut into it), losing the wedding programs (that I had created and paid for) so our guests were given nothing during the ceremony, not tenting the outside of the venue that I had paid for and was never reimbursed for, and not delivering food to our hotel as promised. When it was all over, we never heard from Bethany again. It is disheartening to know that they had double booked our wedding day, and it was clear that their focus was on the other couple instead. It felt like we were the forgotten wedding with all of the issues that went wrong. I had paid for week of coordination and couldnt even get in touch with her until the day before our wedding. I would never recommend Bethany or Southern Graces to another bride. The communication is horrible and several major mistakes were made that were never resolved.
In regards to the owner Bethany Boles Hewitt (owner), I can attest that she does not communicate effectively or efficiently. Yes, my youngest sister lost her fiancé recently, and she was a client of Southern Graces. The fact is, that Bethany Boles Hewitt, the owner of this company could not be bothered to speak to or extend any response to my sister for 16 days following the death of her fiancé. He died 5 days before they were to be wed, and at a minimum, it would have been decent to have made the time to reach out no later than the wedding date of 21 July, 2017. She was already paid to be available for this date, and somehow Bethany still could not be bothered to communicate. Southern Graces held the entire deposit of nearly $10,000, that my sister had scrimped and saved for the past two years, and could not provide any answer as to what was to be done with the "pre-purchased" food and floral for SIXTEEN days. The contract provided by Southern Graces gave zero provision, the incompetent assistant could only offer to cater my brother-in-laws funeral (if it were done in town), and once again Bethany DID NOT return any correspondence for OVER TWO WEEKS. We still don't know if the items sat to rot and waste during this timeframe, because as you might've guessed, Bethany has once again stopped communicating with her client. She will not provide requested invoices or receipts, nor respond to e-mails that have been repeatedly sent. The truth of the matter is, there have been multiple reviews of this business's failure to effectively communicate over the past three years, and still they're here failing at it. This is not a one time experience of an upset family, this is the poor business model that Bethany continues to perpetuate. I could not recommend this company less.
Wow, I am just overwhelmed. The service and care given by Bethany and her staff were top notch. She was very responsive to our needs and made our special day fantastic. Crystal was a top notch operations person as well. I can not thank them enough for going above and beyond (it seems the groom can be forgetful when it comes to small things like saving a few pieces of wedding cake). They "got" what we were looking for and made our day breathtaking!