Shortly after moving to Greensboro, NC in 2014, I began searching for a space to execute events similar to the historic venues I had worked at in places like Raleigh and Charleston - a place full of character and natural light that felt like a magical oasis. When I couldn't find the venue I dreamed of working in, I dreamed a new dream of creating it.
However, I didn't want to create it out of nothing. Instead, I searched for a space that had a rich history and years of stories to tell, but one that was ready to tell a new story. Many new stories in fact, the stories of each couple that walked through the doors. In my search I found the McAlister-Leftwich House and I immediately felt like I was home.
My goal - which became our goal as my mom and husband linked arms with me - was to curate a space where families could gather for their most treasured moments. A grandmother sees her granddaughter in the wedding gown she once wore. A father shares one final piece of wisdom to his son before standing at his side as his Best Man. Sisters toast champagne through tears of joy as they see a childhood dream realized. From wedding morning jitters to the last dance under twinkly lights, we work from a heart of hospitality - from our family to yours.
- Kaitlin Holland, Proprietor
The Dixon-Leftwich-Murphy House 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. Leftwich. In 1903 the house was purchased by T. J. and Annie Leftwich-Murphy. Murphy was twice mayor of Greensboro. In more recent years, the house has served as apartments, an antique shop, an office space, and now, a special event venue.
Kaitlin first stumbled across the property online in July 2016, just a week before her daughter was born. She shared the dream with Clay and Cheryl and, when Lucy was just 10 days old, the trio toured the property. Their love for the property and the homes grew, and after 11 months of hard work, countless meetings with their team, the Historic Preservation Office, Fisher Parker Neighborhood Association, and the City of Greensboro, they purchased the property in July 2017 from Genuity Concepts, Inc.
Almost a year later to the day, with renovations completed, the McAlister-Leftwich House opened its doors to host weddings and events.
The McAlister-Leftwich House is a beautiful venue comprised of two homes, nestled on the edge of Fisher Park Historic District and downtown Greensboro.
With a rich history spanning more than 100 years, the McAlister-Leftwich House has been transformed into a boutique wedding and event venue.
The Gant-McAlister House is a prime example of the transition from Queen Anne to Colonial Revival style architecture. The house was built in 1915 for the Gant family, who lived there for 31 years, and then sold to the McAlister's in 1949. Dr. Jean McAlister was a prominent Greensboro pediatrician and was very involved in caring for people during the polio outbreak. Her brother, Mr. Lacy McAlister was involved in the rehabilitation of young men in and out of prison. The McAlister's gave the house to First Presbyterian Church, and when it no longer suited their needs, it was saved and moved to 507 N Church St. by Ms. Anne Carlson.