In the midst of wedding planning and stressing over guest lists, menus, and ridiculous details, my fiancé and I decided quite abruptly to cancel our May wedding and elope just the two of us. We did some research and decided on the Red Horse Inn for our elopement destination… and it was absolutely perfect. With less than two week’s notice, we contacted Christian at the Inn and he was more than helpful. He recommended the Grainary Cottage for our three night stay and Mary contacted me prior to help me locate an officiant, hair stylist, and assure me that everything would be taken care of even though it was last minute. When we arrived on Friday evening, we were greeted by Mary and reviewed the details of the next day, information about the property, nearby restaurants, everything we needed to know. She knew we were looking for a quiet, no-stress event and that’s exactly what she delivered. When we arrived at the Grainary Cottage, chilled champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, rose petals, and personalized touches were waiting for us. We were able to quickly unpack and head into town for a nice dinner at one of the local restaurants she recommended. Saturday was perfect. We awoke to the delicious breakfast she had prepared and started early with mimosas to begin our wedding day. The ceremony went perfectly and just as planned. Quiet, intimate, laid-back and just easy… exactly what we wanted. Afterwards as we were driving back to our cottage, Secret was “waiting” for us by the fence, so we had to stop and give her some petting and took a couple of pictures with her too! We enjoyed the afternoon perusing antique shops in downtown Landrum and arrived back at the cottage just in time for an amazing dinner delivered and set up in our room. Trust me, you can’t go wrong with the filet. Mary even had our photographs delivered with our dinner, keeping all distractions at the absolute minimum. We had no doubt if we needed anything, she was only a phone call away, but really appreciated the privacy she gave us. We took a hike the next day to a beautiful location with two chairs where we sat, relaxed and enjoyed the gorgeous view. All-in-all, just an incredible weekend we will never forget… and now that we’ve found this little slice of heaven, I’m sure there will be many weekend trips in our future.
Steve Hammett and Briana Morgan
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- Sweeping mountain views, pastoral vistas and endless sky create the perfect setting for six charming cottages and six luxurious rooms in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. Whirlpools, fireplaces and outdoor spas are just a few of the amenities guests can enjoy in the serene setting of The red Horse Inn. ... more less
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- The Red Horse Hotel Landrum