Burnette, I just wanted to thank you for all of the work you have put into this wedding for us. You have always worked hard to make sure everything was exactly as I liked it through this whole process. I can't wait until the big day to see everything and I thank the Lord for sending me such a kind wedding planner. Thank you again! Love, M. D. (Destination wedding)
"We can not begin to tell you how much we have enjoyed staying with you! We've just gotten to know you and already feel this attachment. Your home is beautiful with so much love that pours out along with it. We wouldn't have wanted to be anywhere else celebrating this special time. Thank you for letting the Lord live out in your life in the most contageous way. The Lord has made an inpact on us though you! Thanks again!" J. & J. H. Louisana
"We wanted you to know that we think of our amazing, beautiful and blessed wedding at Shadowlawn all the time! Our wedding day was more lovely and precious than we could ever have imagined. Thanks to you and NoNo, we had the experience of a lifetime and met 2 of the most special people we have ever known! We felt doubly blessed to stay with you again the following year, and we think of our time there often! Thank you seems inadequate to describe the depth of appreciation we feel! God bless you!" J. & N. C.
"Grateful for the stay~ Grateful for the time spent in this lovely home, the stay was refreshing, the food was rewarding in style and flavor. Lasting memories~ Thank each of you for your Southern love~ Great Grace to you and your community~ Peace and Blessing to you~ Thank you~" G.G. Mississippi
"Thanks for the memories! Our family just spent three lovely days at Shadowlawn. We enjoyed every bedroom in the house & the backyard cottage. It was a truly memorable, delightful experience. A relaxed, gracious atmosphere among impressive treasures. Shadowlawn has our unreserved recommendation!" M.B.L. Florida, Washington
“Our wedding was described by many of the guests as something out of a fairy tale. The immaculate inn is filled with beautiful antiques making you feel as if you have stepped into another era. The day would not have been nearly so wondrous were it not for the help of Burnette. Her knowledge, creativity and skill turned all our reams into a lovely, amazing reality. The entire staff was wonderful! We highly recommend this inn and hope to spend each of our anniversaries there!” J. & N. C. Florida
Burnette took care of everything for my wedding even when the weather didn't cooperate she was able to keep ME calm and rearrange seating so my reception was wonderful. It was everything my husband and I wanted. A fun family bbq with dancing and laughter in a beautiful environment.” C. & S. C. Columbus, MS
We thank you for everything you did for us. It was such a beautiful wedding and exactly what we wanted our special day to be. We plan on stopping in every now and again, so expect us!! Thank you so much for pulling it all together and making our day so special. It was so beautiful and you’re an amazing multi-tasking woman. We’ll see you soon!!” L. and Z. S.
What a perfect setting for a Rehearsal Dinner! The food was excellent, the service was great, and Shadowlawn is beautiful! The entire experience was fantastic and everyone loved it!
We sure had a wonderful time at your home. It could not have been more perfect. You made it so easy for us, you know that? We are indeed in marital bliss! We could not be happier =) We had a lovely honeymoon and are still waiting on the pictures from the photographer but once we get them, we will forward some of them to you. We love you!” K. & S. N. California
“I have never met more gracious hostesses. Everything about the Bed and Breakfast exceeded all expectations! My daughter's wedding was held there (a first for Shadowlawn).We had rain the night before. What could have been a disaster was handled with grace and the wedding was a great success. Thanks Burnette and Liz! You are what all Bed and Breakfasts should aspire to be.” B. F. (MOB)
My husband and I had the luxury of spending our wedding night at Shadowlawn. At first glance, this home is breathtaking. Its beauty is hardly believable. We arrived in the evening and the lighting was wonderful. Our room was large in size and had the most comfortable and amazing antique bed I have ever seen. The bathroom had a much needed jacuzzi tub and also had a shower large enough for two, which also featured two shower heads. Another bonus included in our stay which was surprising to me, was the mini fridge filled with snacks that were free for us to enjoy for the duration of our stay. When we woke up the next morning, there was wonderful calming music playing throughout the home. Breakfast was absolutely delicious and was almost too pretty to eat. Overall, my husband and I really enjoyed our stay and hope to return on our one year anniversary.
"Bridesmaid Luncheon- A Dream come true experience" was searching for the perfect place to host an extraordinary bridal luncheon for my daughter's oldest and dearest friend. The wedding was scheduled two weeks before Christmas and I live 70 miles away. It was Divine Intervention that sent me to the front door of Shadowlawn. For me it was effortless entertaining and Burnette made it appear as though it was the most important affair she had ever undertaken. Her commitment to each detail and our satisfaction was her goal and she exceeded in every aspect of the event. BRAVO to Shadowlawn! I highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast for anyone who is looking for elegance with a personal touch and professional service that is often hard to find!
"My Wedding and Bridesmaid's Luncheon" I was married in Columbus and my Bridesmaids' Luncheon was held here the day before my wedding. Shadowlawn provided us with such a unique, memorable experience for this very special occasion. Elegance, attention to detail, and traditional Southern hospitality abound here like nowhere else. It was like we stepped back in time while enjoying the excellent five-course meal, chatting and catching up with each other like Southern belles from centuries ago. Wedding worries left me for the few precious hours I was here due to the welcome distraction of antebellum antiques, furnishings, decorations, and architecture! Thank you for such an unforgettable time! G. M., Arkansas
"My Perfect Wedding" I was very nervous about my second wedding. Although my future husband and I had already had the large church wedding, we still wanted to have an intimate wedding with our closest family and friends. After visiting several possible locations we selected Shadowlawn. It was the perfect decision. Burnette and her family made us feel as though we were the most important people in the world. Burnette worked endlessly to make sure everything was perfect. We met with her for only a couple of hours and selected flowers, food, and all the finishing touches we wanted. We arrived the evening before and Burnette walked us through everything. My daughters and I stayed the night and the guys stayed at a different location. After a fabulous night's sleep we joined each other for a delicious breakfast. I wanted a morning wedding with a brunch reception. Even though it was a holiday weekend, Burnette made it happen. Our guests arrived for our family wedding and a short time later we were in the garden having the reception of my dreams. The "Shrimp and Grits" are to die for. This dish is a must have. All dishes were wonderful, the setting was beautiful and my flowers were perfect. I think it is important that a second wedding is even more special than the first. The blending of families and the celebration should be perfect. If you are busy but still want to have a special day; even in your 40s and 50s, call Burnette. You won't be disappointed and all you have to do is show up, enjoy and then stay the night in a wonderful bedroom. Finding her, her family, and her home was truly a blessing. Thank you, Burnette. We look forward to sharing our first anniversary in your home. S & B, Starkville, MS
I hosted a Bridesmaid Luncheon at Shadowlawn recently for my niece and was very impressed and extremely satisfied with everything. The food was great! I would highly recommend it for any small event involving a meal. Aunt Brenda, Memphis, TN
Mother of the Bride: “My husband and I live in Florida, and when we learned we would be planning an out of town wedding for our daughter in Columbus Mississippi, we wondered how we would be able to find the right location and coordinate the event from several hundred miles away. Our prayers were answered with the discovery of Shadowlawn Bed & Breakfast, and its owner, Burnette.
Our daughter had visited Shadowlawn and fell in love with its Old Southern charm and ambiance. The home is a beautifully restored 1800's southern mansion with beautiful period antiques and decor. The grounds are meticulously manicured, and provide perfect gathering places for afternoon tea with friends or quiet enjoyment of a good book while sitting on one of the many porches of the home.
We began our planning with Burnette via email. She was always very responsive and helpful with all of our questions. She provided pictures of anything we were curious about, including previous weddings held there at Shadowlawn so we could develop ideas for our own event. She handled last minute requests with ease and a great "can do" attitude, including ordering last minute table toppers that had to come from China. Burnette was always prepared, even to the extent of having to bring in large fans to dry up some damp areas of the lawn because of torrential downpours two days before the wedding.
The day of the wedding the temperature climbed to 94 degrees, the second hottest day in May in history, in Columbus. Burnette worked with us to relocate all the tables at the last minute to the shaded areas of the lawn. She redid menu items that would be better served in the warm outdoor buffet that would have otherwise melted into jelly. She took special precautions with the wedding cakes to make sure they wouldn't be in the heat too long before the bride and groom had the opportunity to cut the cake. She was absolutely awesome. We could not have asked for a more attentive, caring, loving, professional person to handle our out of town wedding. She took all the worry and concerns away from us.
And the food was beyond our expectations. My husband and I have traveled the world and stayed in many fine resorts and have eaten at highly rated restaurants. Burnette and her staff created food presentations that rivaled Michelin 3 star restaurants. The Chicken Florentine and Salmon Mousse were to die for. Our daughter had requested a red velvet cake for the wedding. It was the best we ever had. All in all, the home, the setting, the food, the service, and an owner that cared as much about our special day as we did, made this the perfect place for a destination wedding.” C. & B. R. Orlando, FL