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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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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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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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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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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