May, June, September, and October dates - we require a minimum of 125 guests for Saturday evening events for heavy hors d'oeuvres, or 75 minimum for seated meal dinners.
All other months, 100 person minimum for Saturday evenings for heavy hors d'oeuvres.
What We Include:
Venue – fully decorated wedding and reception space for 6 hours of rental time (time can be extended)
1 hour of rehearsal time
Choice of hor d’oeuvre catering menu
Complete bar facilities – includes the ice, coolers and tubs, glassware, napkins, full set up and clean up. You have the option of bringing in your own alcohol, or we can purchase it for you
Bartender – licensed bartender for 3 hours of serving time
Wedding director/coordinator for the rehearsal, ceremony and reception – to ensure that your wedding day is as stress free as possible!
Planning - we include multiple planning meetings with our package
The Wedding - For the wedding, you have full use of the entire River Road House and the garden, and there is a private dressing area and restroom for the bride and her bridesmaids. We provide the set up of the ceremony chairs and a microphone and speaker system for your officiant. We also have a wedding director on staff that coordinates the rehearsal, ceremony, and reception for you.
The Reception - For your reception, you have use of the Jasmine House and the garden, as well as our tent (complete with chandelier and strands of lights) that stays up year-round. We also include guest tables (seated and bistro) inside, iron tables and chairs outside on the patio, white linens and chairs with covers for the inside guest tables, and a selection of overlay colors.
The Catering - Our food has often been described as some of the best wedding food our guests have ever had. We feel this is because we choose to focus on the quality, not the sheer quantity, of the food on our menu. We offer options to suit every taste and budget, and all of our dishes are served in beautiful bowls, trays, or chafing dishes, and garnished with fresh herbs. With our catering prices we include glass plates, real forks, napkins and clear plastic tumblers for our beverages.
The Decorations at our Venue - We keep both homes decorated with fresh greenery, candles, beautiful mirrors, and artwork, so that you only have to bring in minimal decorations, if any! With our pricing we also include the centerpieces for the guest tables (hurricane globes, with fresh greenery on the guest tables) and a seasonal centerpiece, fresh magnolia leaves, and candles on the buffet table.
The Landscaping - We have carefully chosen our landscaping to include plants, shrubs, and trees that are unique, and set us apart from other venues in the area. Our grounds are full of shrubs and trees that stay green year-round, so no matter what time of year your wedding takes place, you will always have a lush, green backdrop!
Other Extras that we include at NO additional charge!...
Full service staff for your reception
Fans in the summer, and heaters in the winter to keep your guests comfortable
Surround sound speaker system for both the River Road House and Jasmine House garden areas
Antique cake table, cake knife and server, silver pedestal cake stand, and champagne bucket
Complimentary cake-cutting service
Toasting glasses for the bride and groom
Iron Unity candle stand
“To-Go” food for the bride and groom
Thank you for your votes for Free Times best of Columbia 2015!
The River Road & Jasmine Houses & Gardens - 2204 North Lake Drive Columbia, SC 29212