The Historic Magnolia Manor has a rich history that dates back to 1750 when the estate was first established! Want to learn more about what makes our venue special? Keep reading!
Located in the heart of Warrenton, North Carolina, The Historic Magnolia Manor is a tranquil countryside wedding venue
Our estate can be dated all the way to 1750. Actually, only part of this 7,000 square foot mini mansion on 13 acres of land can be dated back to that. In 1859, Jacob Holt and his craftsmen merged two homes into the one grand home that we have the privilege of enjoying today.
John Watson House (Magnolia Manor), circa 1938
If you pull up history records, you will find that this home went from The John Watson House, which later became The Burwell House, aka “Walnoak Farm” and after being abandoned for about 10 years, it was saved by a lovely couple in 1990 who saw this historic abandoned home with potential, charm and history worth saving. We call them, The Carver’s. They truly brought this home back to its former glory with some updated modern conveniences, such as a grand kitchen that easily becomes everyone’s favorite part of the house.
They did a fabulous job keeping up with all of the history that came with the home. To name a few, this includes the historic society preserved stairwell, little Lucy’s secret play closet located under this historic stairwell, the handmade brick walk way in the front of the house and the signature front porch of which some have said is the widest front door surround existing on any home in the state of North Carolina.
How did this home become a premier Wedding Venue?
Good question! The Carver’s opened their home and their hearts into The Magnolia Bed and Breakfast, which shortly transformed into a wedding venue at the request of many of their guests!
Now, our family, The Youakim’s, has the chance to become a part of this wonderful history tale and a part of serving those wanting to create lasting memories at what is now proudly named, The Historic Magnolia Manor.
We are looking forward to sharing more with you when you come visit us in person during your wedding tour. We have so much we would love to show you!
Photo featuring one of our 2020 couples posing so beautifully in front of the signature front porch and on these 18th century handmade bricks.
Great place for a laidback wedding!
We Got Married At Magnolia Manor On Oct 5, 2013 And Loved Every Minute Of It! It Was A Very Relaxed Atmosphere, Which We Loved And Made Our Guests Feel So Welcome And At Home! We Had Great Food And A Great Time, The Staff Were All Wonderful And Attentive!