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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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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