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There are many factors to planning your wedding and we wish as much as you that everything could be set in stone. However, if you plan to have an outdoor wedding, that isn’t possible. As you may know, the weather here can be a bit unpredictable. While we hope that you can have the outdoor […]

The Rain Plan at McAlister-Leftwich House

December 6, 2022

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Here at McAlister-Leftwich House, we know you aren’t all planning a wedding. You may be planning a shower or a charity event. You may not be planning anything, in that case, we’re still so glad you’re here! Today, we wanted to show you four ways to use our space, that aren’t weddings! Something that we […]

McAlister-Leftwich House’s Versatility for Your Event

November 29, 2022

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We’re here today to give you the most delicious cocktail recipe for this Thanksgiving. Your family and friends are sure to love it! We’re calling this drink The McAlister because the McAlister House gives a warm feeling and welcomes you in every room you’re in! We hope you enjoy this festive fall drink! Today I’m […]

A Thanksgiving Cocktail

November 19, 2022

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As the weather changes and it’s becoming colder (yay!), we are gearing up for many indoor receptions. And let me tell you, we are excited! With the cooler weather comes Thanksgiving and the holiday season, potential for snow (fingers crossed) and warm nights at home. The one word that all of those things have in […]

Celebrating Indoors at McAlister-Leftwich House

November 18, 2022

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Our popular artisan market is back! This time, with a holiday twist! Come shop, sip, and enjoy the start of the holiday season. Below are our incredible vendors who will be there for you to shop from! Carolina Dandy//Embroidered Linens and Gifts Looking for something sweet to gift someone this holiday season? Look no further! […]

Holiday Market Vendors

November 10, 2022

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Although October seems to be a great month to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party with Halloween on the horizon, celebrating is a year round activity! November is also a great time because you’re already hosting loved ones! Try putting a twist on it! I’m going to share the “how-to” post for Murder Mystery parties! […]

Hosting Loved Ones: Murder Mystery Party

November 9, 2022

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Oh, the Groom’s Suite! How we love you so! It’s a space to relax, get ready, and have some fun. When Cheryl & Kaitlin first laid eyes on the property there was a clear flow. Each room had a purpose and there was a vision. From the intimate ceremonies in Dixon to the larger parties […]

The Groom’s Suite

November 1, 2022

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When it comes to making your McAlister-Leftwich wedding day your own, it’s all about the details! The two historic homes are the perfect backdrop to your day. Dress them up with pops of color or keep it neutral, it all is beautiful here! Today, we’re going to look at the details of Jordan and Carson’s […]

It’s All About Details

October 26, 2022

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Today, we’re bringing back one of our most spooky posts: Spooky Spider Halloween Decor! When decorating for Halloween, we like to keep it simple, yet impactful. That’s why when we saw these massive black spiders, we knew we had found the perfect thing for this spooky season! They are from Amazon (shop below!) and we […]

Spooky Spider Halloween Decor

October 22, 2022

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Meet our new In-House Florist, Megan Nelson!! Megan is the Owner and Creative Director of Grace and Greenery and has spent more than a decade in the events industry. A love of flowers and a desire to create led her to a new art form and since 2018 she and her team have served couples […]

Introducing Megan Nelson

October 21, 2022

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While there’s no way to make everyone who attends your wedding happy all of the time, there are some simple, yet powerful, things you can do to make your guests feel loved. Whether they are a close friend/family member or a distant relative you’ve met once before in your life, incorporate these things into your […]

Four Ways to Make Your Wedding Guests Feel Loved

October 13, 2022

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Each month we are bringing you a newsletter to keep you up to date about what is going on at McAlister-Leftwich House! This month, we have a lot going on! Read to find out We’re Hiring! We’re hiring a new Venue Manager! If you think you’d be a good fit for our team, be sure […]

October Newsletter

October 11, 2022

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At the beginning of a new season, there’s always a chance to usher it into our homes, gatherings, and celebrations. It doesn’t have to happen all at once, but it can be gradual and slow, just as a season transitions in nature. You don’t immediately need to do all the autumn things at once. You […]

Fall Tabletop Inspiration

September 28, 2022

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Mackenzie and Mark’s beautiful September wedding at McAlister-Leftwich House was filled with friends & family, love, and of course, beautiful flowers! I mean, look at Mackenzie’s bouquet! The couple chose to have an All Inclusive Wedding. We handled it all, the flowers, the caterers, the photographer and so much more! Both Mackenzie and Mark used […]

Mackenzie & Mark’s Wedding Day

September 26, 2022

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When it comes to decorating for the holidays, there are certainly things I like to take care of myself, but there are also things I want to get my kids involved with! Last year, we hosted a pumpkin painting party for my oldest two and their buddies. It got me thinking: what if my daughter […]

Decorating for Fall: Colorful Pumpkins

September 21, 2022

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There aren’t many parties or gatherings I host that don’t include a charcuterie board of some kind or another. They are quite simple to create, utilizing a few key categories, but they give the appearance of abundance and thoughtfulness. When people come over for any occasion, it’s nice to have something for them to snack […]

Hosting this Fall: Charcuterie Boards

September 14, 2022

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We are working hard to being you updates about McAlister-Leftwich House through a newsletter each month! We are creating some exciting things and can’t wait to share with you! Upcoming Event: Encanto Storytime Join us Saturday, September 10th from 10-11 for stories, games, and photos with Isabella, Mirabel, and Delores! Whims Shaved Ice will be […]

September Newsletter

September 8, 2022

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When you are planning your wedding, there are so many aspects to consider. Flowers, color scheme, location, the flow of your day…. it can be overwhelming! Not to mention, you don’t want a cookie cutter day! You want it to be unique and celebrate you and your significant other! Today, we are going to give […]

How to Make Your Day Stand Out

September 6, 2022

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People often ask, “What makes McAlister-Leftwich special?” And y’all, there’s a list a mile long about what makes this space so special. But, one of our favorite answers is the Bridal Suite. On site, spacious, BEAUTIFUL, and there’s a room dedicated to timeless photos? Yes, please.  This space has been a project of love. Cheryl […]

The Bridal Suite Tour

September 1, 2022

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At McAlister-Leftwich House, we’ve seen many types of weddings. Large or small, brunch or black tie… they all have one thing in common; the couple celebrating their love and commitment to one another. We love seeing their dreams come to life and their ability to enjoy what they have been working so hard to plan. […]

Creating Private Moments During Your Wedding Day

August 30, 2022

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We are always honored when couples chose to have their wedding at McAlister-Leftwich House. We love seeing their dream come to life and the magic that happens on their special day. We also love hosting their nearest and dearest! We know that when you chose to have your wedding or event at McAlister-Leftwich House, you […]

Reviews from Our Guests

August 25, 2022

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We love this little hall. It is the space that sees first looks, creative visions come to life, and greets guests as they meander from one home to another. It’s quite a special space. This connector hall was added when the McAlister House was moved to 507 N Church Street to join the Leftwich House. […]

The Connector Hall

August 22, 2022

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Here in Greensboro, we are dreaming of the coming fall months. If you live in NC, you know what we’re talking about! Those crisp fall days (albeit with warmer days sprinkled in). At McAlister-Leftwich that can only mean one thing… events on the lawn! Ceremonies, receptions, photos… anything and everything belongs on our lawn. Today […]

Outdoors at The McAlister-Leftwich House

August 15, 2022

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The Gant room is our large indoor space at McAlister-Leftwich House. This room has been the backdrop to ceremonies, receptions, cocktail hours, baby and bridal showers, birthday parties, styled shoots…. everything! We love this room for its versatility in layout and it’s ability to transform into your dream. Today we are going to look at […]

Getting the Most out of the Gant Room

August 4, 2022

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Here at McAlister-Leftwich House, we are a family run business. Everything we, we keep in mind family. Both the family we have and our McAlister-Leftwich family. Our staff, our couples, the community… everyone who steps foot in MLH is a part of our family. So, it’s no surprise that when a sister of a former […]

Jordan & Carson’s Wedding Day

August 2, 2022

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If you’ve been around for a bit you know that McAlister-Leftwich House is steeped in history. Today, we are going to take a look at McAlister House. Known as Gant-McAlister House, it was built in 1915 for the Gant family who lived there for 31 years! I mean, can you imagine living in such a […]

Venue Tour:The McAlister House

July 22, 2022

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In North Carolina, outdoor summer wedding may not seem to sound just right. I mean, the weather is a bear this time of year. But, at McAlister-Leftwich House, we have the unique ability to create a flow for your wedding that takes guests both inside and outside throughout the night that capitalizes on the space, […]

Outdoor Summer Wedding

July 20, 2022

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There are few things I love more than sitting under the North Carolina stars on a warm summer night sipping a fun fruity beverage with friends! Whether you’re on the lawn of a beautiful estate (cough – McAlister-Leftwich House – cough), or on your back porch, you deserve to sip something beautiful and delicious this summer. When […]

Gin & Grapefruit Cocktail

July 15, 2022

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Oh, the Leftwich House. How we love you! Known as the Dixon-Leftwich-Murphy House, it is one of three notable Gothic Revival-inspired designs in Greensboro. Nurseryman Martin C. Dixon built the house on a large parcel of land in the northernmost section of the city in 1875. The house sold in 1887 to Colonel A. H. […]

Venue Tour: Leftwich House

July 7, 2022

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We love being a part of our couples love stories! It’s one of the best parts of the job. Today we’re going to share some kind words our past client’s have said about their experience at McAlister-Leftwich House. Melrose M On top of the venue being a beautiful space, we were introduced to wonderful vendors […]

Reviews from Our Clients

July 6, 2022

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We’re excited to have Chelsea Head of the Greenhouse Picker Sisters on the blog today talking all about how to create a “wow factor” with specialty rentals! She’s sharing three ways to incorporate unique pieces into your next wedding or event.  When planning your wedding, there are so many decisions you need to make for your big […]

Specialty “Wow Factor” Rentals with Greenhouse Picker Sisters in Raleigh, NC

June 24, 2022

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Three are many things to think about when it comes to planning your wedding. One of the most logistical decisions is what your floor plan looks like. While this can be stressful, we have three tips to help you navigate the process! Flow of Your Wedding The first thing to think about is, how do […]

Three Things to Keep in Mind While Creating a Floor Plan

June 20, 2022

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Mimosa bars are a detail that can easily add color, personality, and (of course) champagne to your event! Bridal showers, luncheons, or just a get together with friends can be elevated by the presence of juice, fruit and bubbles. Simple as that! After having designed dozens of mimosa bars, I’m here to share the must-haves […]

How to Create the Perfect Mimosa Bar

June 9, 2022

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Claire and Andrew’s wedding day was one we’ll never forget. Their beautiful vision was brought to life my an incredible team and let me tell you, it did not disappoint! Let’s take a look at their day! Claire and Andrew’s florals were stunning. The mix of the light pink and white palate with the burnt […]

Claire and Andrew’s Wedding Day

June 7, 2022

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It’s always our goal to make your dream come true. From your first tour to your exit, we work hard to ensure your experience at McAlister-Leftwich House is enjoyable, positive, and one you’ll never forget! Today, we are going to look at some of the kind words former clients have said about their experience at […]

Reviews from Our Clients

June 2, 2022

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We love hosting all different kinds of events at McAlister-Leftwich. We’ve seen it all, from a micro wedding to a 1st birthday party with a llama (yes, a llama! it was amazing), we love helping your dream come true. That is the same for photographers wanting to host styled shoots or workshops at McAlister-Leftwich House. […]

Styled Shoots at McAlister-Leftwich House

May 31, 2022

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A smaller wedding certainly does not mean that your big day will be any less special! In fact, we have found 3 reasons to actually have a smaller wedding. 1. PERSONAL TOUCH A smaller guest count will make your guests feel so special for being included in your big day, and can create a super […]

Three Reasons to Have a Small Wedding

May 28, 2022

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With the hot summer days quickly approaching, we are gearing up for many weddings and events! We love hosting in all seasons because each season brings new inspiration. Speaking of inspiration, a few years ago we had a group of incredible vendors Look at these beautiful bold pops of color! The flowers are really highlighted […]

Summer Wedding Inspiration

May 18, 2022

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Danielle and Crawford had a beautiful fall wedding at McAlister-Leftwich House. Their guests enjoyed the beauty of both the lawns and the inside of the homes. We absolutely loved each detail that made their day, their day! Join us as we take a look back on their beautiful wedding day! Danielle and her bridal party […]

Danielle & Crawford’s Wedding Day

May 12, 2022

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As you may know, it takes a lot to pull off your dream day. Your vendors work tirelessly to ensure your event is just as you pictured! It’s truly a joy see a vision become reality at McAlister-Leftwich House. Today, you’ll meet the ladies in the office who do everything they can to make sure […]

Meet the Team

May 10, 2022

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We know that booking your venue is a big decision. When you book, you want to know that you’re going to have an enjoyable and smooth experience. The best way to see if you’re going to get that is by reading review of real clients from the venue! Here are a few reviews from our […]

Reviews from Our Clients

May 4, 2022

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The trees are beginning to bloom, daffodils are popping through the ground and the temperature is finally warming up, which can only mean one thing: spring. It has been a long, chilly winter here in Greensboro, NC, and spring is welcomed more than it knows! There’s something about the newness of the season that seems […]

Three Tips for Your Outdoor Spring Party

April 28, 2022

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A few weeks ago we had the joy of hosting our first Artisan Market. And my oh my, it was FUN! Part of the goal at McAlister-Leftwich House is to create room for community and support and honestly, we can’t think of a better way to do that than to invite local vendors and the […]

The Artisan Market

April 26, 2022

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Today is an exciting day as we launch our website refresh along with some amazing resources and our All-Inclusive Packages! We are so thrilled to bring our new offerings to our clients and future clients. We value transparency and helping you make the best decision for you and your event, which is why we now […]

Fresh Website & New Packages!

April 19, 2022

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Believe it or not, a meaningful Bridal Luncheon (or also referred to as a Bridesmaids’ Luncheon) doesn’t have to be Pinterest perfect – gasp! Although the images from our collaboration in our Bridal Suite Dining Room with Frapps & Frills, Rachel Linder, Gal Meets Glam, Andraya Northrup, and The Prettiest Pieces definitely is worthy of […]

Hosting A Meaningful Bridesmaid’s Luncheon

April 13, 2022

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As a wedding & event venue, we know there are many obstacles when looking for your perfect space. There is so much to consider that it can become overwhelming! Here are 5 tips when looking for a venue. Budget When searching for a venue, you’ll first need to decide what your budget is. Your venue […]

Five Tips When Searching for the Perfect Venue

April 5, 2022

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Last May, we had the privilege to have so many artists come together at McAlister-Leftwich to create a beautiful styled shoot, A Lilac Spring. It was recently featured on Amber & Muse! The beauty of both homes was highlighted by each vendor that made this vision come to life. Utilizing Dixon, the lawn, both porches, […]

A Lilac Spring Styled Shoot

March 29, 2022

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There are many factors to planning your wedding and we wish as much as you that everything could be set in stone. However, if you plan to have an outdoor wedding, that isn’t possible. As you may know, the weather here can be a bit unpredictable. While we hope that you can have the outdoor […]

The Rain Plan and McAlister-Leftwich House

March 22, 2022

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We are so excited to host an Artisan Market in just a few short weeks! We have teamed up with some of the most incredible small business owners to bring you an array of products for your home and lifestyle! Let’s meet some of these wonderful people! Tolbara Coffee Bar Grab some delicious coffee and […]

Artisan Market Vendors

March 17, 2022

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A few weeks ago we introduced you to our incredible McAlister-Leftwich Venue Hosts. Today, we are going to introduce you to the rest of our incredible team, our Event Staff! The Event Staff does all of the behind the scenes work to make sure your day is perfect. They set up chairs and tables, flip […]

Meet Our Staff: Event Staff

March 15, 2022

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There are some visions that come to life and you can never forget. One of those is Tracie & Jacob’s intimate wedding in 2019. Before intimate weddings were all the rage, they chose to hold one for their closest family and friends at McAlister-Leftwich. Today we are going to take a walk down memory lane […]

Tracie & Jacob’s Intimate Wedding

March 10, 2022

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Ever wonder who works behind the scenes to make events at McAlister-Leftwich House so perfect? We have a staff of incredible people who work tirelessly to ensure your special day is perfect! We have several different teams to make sure this is possible. Today, you will meet our incredible Venue Hosts! Our Venue Hosts are […]

Meet Our Staff: Venue Hosts

March 3, 2022

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Last March, we had the privilege of being a part of Katherine & Chris’ wedding celebration at McAlister-Leftwich House. It was a beautiful March day full of love and joy. Katherine and Chris were married a few weeks prior by Katherine’s grandfather in Virginia. Then, they came to North Carolina to celebrate with their friends […]

Katherine & Chris’ March Celebration

March 1, 2022

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Last spring Adorn Collective Workshops hosted their Greensboro workshop at McAlister-Leftwich House! It was so much fun to watch so many photographers and creative minds at work. They really brought so much beauty to the space. Today, we are going to take a look at those photoshoots and discuss some of the gorgeous locations for […]

Styled Shoots at McAlister-Leftwich House

February 24, 2022

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This Saturday we held our open house with Julian Price House, our neighbors in Fisher Park. We both love and value the history and beauty of our neighborhood and want to share it with others! If you missed it, Julian Price House was built in 1929 and sits beautifully atop a hill in the neighborhood. […]

Julian Price House & McAlister Leftwich House Open House

February 22, 2022

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Today we are going to dive into the beautiful weddings that have taken place at McAlister-Leftwich House! From elaborate to simple, they are all elegant. Let’s take a look at different floral installs from different seasons, styles, and an array of talented florist! First, let’s look at Katherine and Brian’s fall wedding! The florals were […]

Ceremony Backdrop Inspiration

February 17, 2022

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“What’s Galentine’s Day? Oh, it’s only the best day of the year,” — Leslie Knope Leslie Knope knows how to celebrate and we take all the cues from her! Our Galentine’s event with Abba Design was a night of celebration! Tonya from Abba Design hosted an incredible night full of food, cocktails, flowers, and fun! […]

Galentine’s Floral Event with Abba Design

February 15, 2022

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Planning a wedding can be both an exciting and stressful experience. Picking the perfect vendors, making decisions with so many different people, feeling pulled in every which way… whew! Since our hope is to always give you the perfect day that you always dreamed of, we now offer our All Inclusive option for you! Yes, […]

Introducing: The All Inclusive Experience with McAlister-Leftwich House

February 10, 2022

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Choosing your venue is a big decision! As you decide where you want to get married you are sure to have many questions about your vendors. We are here to answer them for you! Here are some of our top five most asked questions about our venue. What is your capacity? It depends on your […]

Frequently Asked Questions

February 8, 2022

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Here at McAlister-Leftwich, we are in the holiday spirit! Thanksgiving was a blast and now, we’re ready to celebrate all things holiday! With that, comes the magical time of winter. If you don’t live in North Carolina, let us fill you in… it’s not always cold during the winter. We can have days that are […]

Winter Inspired Bridal Portraits

February 7, 2022

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Love is in the air and we are gearing up for Valentine’s Day at McAlister-Leftwich House! Here’s why we love Valentine’s Day: no matter who you’re celebrating with, friends, family, significant others, children… you get to celebrate your love for others on this special day! To do that, why not have a delicious drink in […]

Behind the Bar: Valentine’s Day Floral Sangria

February 3, 2022

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As a member of the Fisher Park community, we have a heart for the neighborhood’s rich history and beauty. Throughout the neighborhood there are beautiful homes down every street. One of those is the ever stunning Julian Price House. We have partnered with the owners of Julian Price House, Michael and Eric, to offer you […]

A Weekend in Historic Fisher Park

February 1, 2022

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Who doesn’t love a floral dreamland? We certainly do! And let me tell you, Monika and Houston’s wedding was just that. From the bouquets to the ceremony, from the centerpieces to the fireplaces, their wedding was an absolute dream. Andraya, our in house florist, went above and beyond making their vision come to life. Let’s […]

Monika & Houston’s Wedding

January 27, 2022

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In case you missed it, we have welcomed the incredibly talented Grace to the McAlister-Leftwich team! She is our new in house florist. While she may be new to this position, she’s worked at McAlister-Leftwich over the past few years with Andraya, our previous in house florist. While we will miss Andraya when she moves, […]

Introducing Grace Jones of Joneswell Flowers

January 20, 2022

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Here in Greensboro, we are hunkering down for one of our few true weeks of winter. If you live in NC, you know what we’re talking about! All of this cold has us dreaming of warmer days. At McAlister-Leftwich that can only mean one thing… events on the lawn! Ceremonies, receptions, photos… anything and everything […]

Outdoors at The McAlister-Leftwich House

January 13, 2022

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We love showing you the beautiful weddings that our clients dream up at the venue! Today we are featuring Alex & Drew’s May wedding. It was just so beautiful from start to finish. Alex and Drew added personalized touches to every aspect of their day. From the cake to the bar set up, each detail […]

Alex & Drew’s Wedding at McAlister-Leftwich House

January 6, 2022

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Oh, the Leftwich House. How we love you! Known as the Dixon-Leftwich-Murphy House, it is one of three notable Gothic Revival-inspired designs in Greensboro. Nurseryman Martin C. Dixon built the house on a large parcel of land in the northernmost section of the city in 1875. The house sold in 1887 to Colonel A. H. […]

Venue Tour: Leftwich House

December 30, 2021

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We are thrilled to introduce you to our new Client Care Manager, Jamie Trogdon! Jamie is not new to McAlister-Leftwich House, as she has served in the role of Venue Host for almost two years. We are so excited to have her step into an even larger role, where she will be working closely with […]

Meet Jamie Trogdon, Client Care Manager

December 28, 2021

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If you’ve been around for a bit you know just how gorgeous these two historic homes are! Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to host your wedding here? Here at McAlister-Leftwich, we aim to offer packages that allow you to not only have the perfect day, but to enjoy your day as well! […]

Wedding Packages at McAlister-Leftwich House

December 23, 2021

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It’s Christmas week….how?! This year has truly flown by, and this Christmas season has gone even faster. We’ve done the Christmas parties, driven through Sunset Hills to see the ball lights, watched Christmas movies on repeat, so all that’s left is place presents under the tree (because our kids can’t be trusted before the week […]

Cheery Christmas Table & Cocktail

December 20, 2021

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If you’ve been around for a bit you know that McAlister-Leftwich House is steeped in history. Today, we are going to take a look at McAlister House. Known as Gant-McAlister House, it was built in 1915 for the Gant family who lived there for 31 years! I mean, can you imagine living in such a […]

Venue Tour:The McAlister House

December 16, 2021

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Welcome to McAlister-Leftwich House! We are a historic venue in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina who focuses on intimate events. Our two historic homes, built in 1875 and 1915, house spaces for intimate gatherings of 30-125 people. We also have a Bridal Suite and Groom’s Suite on site for you to relax and get ready on […]

Venue Tour: Outdoor Ceremony Locations

December 2, 2021

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With 2020 in our rearview mirror, we are all starting to get back to some normalcy. However, some wedding trends that caught our attention are here to stay. One of our favorites? Brunch weddings. But why do we love them so much? It could be the flexibility of the schedule. Maybe it’s the beautiful light […]

Emily & Caleb’s Brunch Wedding

November 25, 2021

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We love winter weddings! Although they aren’t the most popular options among brides & grooms, we think they are just as beautiful and versatile. The color schemes, the florals, the warm details that you can add just make for the perfect day.  Here is a styled shoot that was created by a dream team of […]

Winter Bridal Inspiration

November 18, 2021

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It’s only mid-November, and the leaves are still colorful in Greensboro, NC, but we’re already dreaming of Christmas over here at McAlister-Leftwich House! There are so many ways to “do” Christmas in your home, and we wanted to bring a little cheer to you this year. While this tabletop is bright and happy, it also […]

Pink Southern Christmas Tabletop Inspiration

November 17, 2021

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As the weather changes and it’s becoming colder (yay!), we are gearing up for many indoor receptions. And let me tell you, we are excited! With the cooler weather comes Thanksgiving and the holiday season, potential for snow (fingers crossed) and warm nights at home. The one word that all of those things have in […]

What’s Inspiring Us: Indoor Receptions

November 11, 2021

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We love Thanksgiving for it’s cozy, warm foods, crisp weather, and a chance to be with family and friends. We also love designing a tabletop fit for yummy food and good conversations, and that’s exactly what we’ve created here. Almost everything on the tabletop was sourced from Amazon, meaning you could bring the same look […]

Thanksgiving Tabletop Inspiration

November 10, 2021

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Waterfall Couple Glasses (set of 4) – Help build your favorite newlywed’s entertaining stash with these beautiful and classic coupe glasses! Not only will they be able to enjoy them during the holidays, they can use them all year round. Felt Wreath – How sweet is this wreath? It’s warm and whimsical and would be […]

Christmas Gift Guide: Newlyweds

November 8, 2021

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There are many details that make your wedding special and unique. One of the most important is florals. They have the ability to transform a space and show your own personal style. At McAlister-Leftwich, we have an In-House Florist who can do it all. Meet Andraya Northrup, owner of Flora. Located right here in Greensboro, […]

Florist Spotlight: Andraya Northrup

November 2, 2021

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Although October seems to be a great month to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party with Halloween on the horizon, you could really host one at any point! This past weekend I hosted one at my home for a group of our friends and it was such a hit, I thought I’d share photos and […]

Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party

October 26, 2021

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When decorating for Halloween, we like to keep it simple, yet impactful. That’s why when we saw these massive black spiders, we knew we had found the perfect thing for this spooky season! They are from Amazon (shop below!) and we ended up getting two packs, one large duo pack and one pack of mixed […]

Spooky Spider Halloween Decor

October 21, 2021

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Oh, the Groom’s Suite! How we love you so! It’s a space to relax, get ready, and have some fun. When Cheryl & Kaitlin first laid eyes on the property there was a clear flow. Each room had a purpose and there was a vision. From the intimate ceremonies in Dixon to the larger parties […]

Spaces We Love: The Groom’s Suite

October 21, 2021

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Spooky season is upon us and we’re back with another installment of “Behind the Bar,” but this time Cheryl is the bartender! I’m so excited to bring you her pick today because it feels perfect for the holiday, without being super fussy or over-the-top. This Blackberry Prosecco Spritzer is something I’m confident everyone could make […]

Behind the Bar: Cheryl’s Halloween Cocktail

October 19, 2021

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When it comes to decorating for the holidays, there are certainly things I like to take care of myself, but there are also things I want to get my kids involved with! Last year, we hosted a pumpkin painting party for my oldest two and their buddies. It got me thinking: what if my daughter […]

Colorful Pumpkin Painting with Kids

October 16, 2021

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We love this little hall. It is the space that sees first looks, creative visions come to life, and greets guests as they meander from one home to another. It’s quite a special space. This connector hall was added when the McAlister House was moved to 507 N Church Street to join the Leftwich House. […]

The Connector Hall

October 14, 2021

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People often ask, “What makes McAlister-Leftwich special?” And y’all, there’s a list a mile long about what makes this space so special. But, one of our favorite answers is the Bridal Suite. On site, spacious, BEAUTIFUL, and there’s a room dedicated to timeless photos? Yes, please.  This space has been a project of love. Cheryl […]

Spaces We Love: The Bridal Suite

McAlister-Leftwich House, a historic venue in Greensboro, North Carolina, houses beautiful bridal suite

October 7, 2021

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There aren’t many parties or gatherings I host that don’t include a charcuterie board of some kind or another. They are quite simple to create, utlizing a few key categories, but they give the appearance of abundance and thoughtfulness. A few weeks after moving into our new home this past summer, Clay and I decided […]

Fall Charcuterie Board

October 6, 2021

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In October of 2018, just a few months after we closed and before we started renovations, we put together a mini bridal shoot for marketing images for the venue. And I have to say, these are some of our favorite photos – even a year later! This was the first time we ever saw a bride […]

Fall Bridal Inspiration

October 5, 2021

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Here at McAlister-Leftwich House, we know you aren’t all planning a wedding. You may be planning a shower or a charity event. You may not be planning anything, in that case, we’re still so glad you’re here! Today, we wanted to show you four ways to use our space, that aren’t weddings! Something that we […]

Four Ways to Use McAlister-Leftwich that Aren’t Weddings

McAlister-Leftwich House Greensboro North Carolina Intimate Celebration

September 30, 2021

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At the beginning of a new season, there’s always a chance to usher it into our homes, gatherings, and celebrations. It doesn’t have to happen all at once, but it can be gradual and slow, just as a season transitions in nature. You don’t immediately need to do all the autumn things at once. You […]

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Fall Amazon Tabletop Design

September 28, 2021

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We love a seasonal beverage at McAlister-Leftwich House, and while it’s still too warm to layer up in Greensboro, NC, these drinks bring our favorite tastes of fall. Our fall “Leftwich” (aka “his”) pick from Clay was this yummy (and beautiful) Bourbon Apple Cider. Our fall “McAlister” (aka “hers”) pick I chose was a refreshing […]

Our Favorite Bar Essentials

September 25, 2021

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Here at McAlister-Leftwich House, we strive to offer many ceremony spaces for you and your loved ones. But we know, when deciding where to get married, there are a million questions running through your mind. How big is the space? Does the space fit our aesthetic? Do we want to get married inside or outside? […]

Ceremony Options at McAlister-Leftwich House

Outdoor Garden Ceremony McAlister Leftwich

September 22, 2021

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We’re back with the “hers” version of our new cocktail series, Behind the Bar, where Clay and I chose a favorite seasonal cocktail and show y’all how to bring the goodness to your home! Yesterday I jumped right in without explaining the names – The Leftwich & The McAlister. We called the “his” The Leftwich […]

Behind the Bar: “The McAlister” Fall Cocktail

September 21, 2021

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We’re kicking off the fall season with a new series called “Behind the Bar” where Clay and I will share our favorite seasonal or holiday-specific cocktails. The “Leftwich” cocktail will always be our “his” drink, and the “McAlister” will be our “hers.” Since providing alcohol a couple years ago, we have had lots of fun […]

Behind the Bar: “The Leftwich” Fall Cocktail

Bourbon Apple Cider McAlister-Leftwich House Cocktail

September 20, 2021

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The McAlister-Leftwich House comes with a ton of history. People are often enthralled with the history of both homes – and rightly so! So we thought we would do two posts diving into the history of each house and the families who them home. First, we’re going to kick it off with the McAlister House! The […]

The History of the McAlister-Gant House

McAlister-Leftwich Fall Wedding Inspiration in Greensboro, NC

August 3, 2020

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Back in 2018, McAlister-Leftwich had the honor of hosting this beautiful fall wedding reception. Elena and Eli originally planned to host their reception in the brides backyard but Hurricane Florence was bearing down on the Carolina’s just three days prior to their wedding! Thanks to Elena and Eli’s incredible planners, Becca and Betsy, the reception […]

Real Wedding Reception: Elena and Eli

July 27, 2020

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We LOVE outdoor weddings and think that they are a beautiful way to make your wedding unique and unforgettable! We made a list of some must-haves that you may not have thought of to enhance your day that much more! Lighting Having good lighting not only allows the couple and their guests to see each […]

Outdoor Wedding Must-Haves

July 20, 2020

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A smaller wedding certainly does not mean that your big day will be any less special! In fact, we have found 3 reasons to actually have a smaller wedding. 1. Personal Touch A smaller guest count will make your guests feel so special for being included in your big day, and can create a super […]

3 Reasons to Have a Small Wedding

July 13, 2020

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With so many beautiful royal weddings over the past few years, we are loving all of the inspiration. Did anyone else wake up in the wee hours of the morning to watch them?! While we can’t all be royalty, there are some simple ways you can incorporate these trends into your own wedding. Greenery Galore […]

Royal-Inspired Wedding Trends

July 6, 2020

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Elopement and intimate weddings are a perfect route to take this summer as many locations are abiding by recommendations and laws referring to the current pandemic, especially in North Carolina! Our team has incorporated some packages to ensure your day is beautiful and sentimental! The McAlister-Leftwich Elopement and Intimate Wedding Packages are created to keep […]

Elopement/Intimate Wedding Packages at McAlister-Leftwich

June 29, 2020

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Glamorous & Guilt-Free Dressing up is more than just the physicality that meets the eye. It’s the feeling a woman gets when she slips on a brand new outfit and dresses to confidently take on the day. I believe you should look and feel good while taking on the many roles we play as modern […]

3 Dresses to Wear to a Spring Wedding

Frapps & Frills wearing Gal Meets Glam at a Spring Wedding at historic McAlister-Leftwich House in North Carolina

June 22, 2020