1710 W Franklin St, Monroe, NC | Directions 2811234.983408 -80.571281
A gem in Monroe, NC! – Everyone wants their wedding to be the most unique, breathtaking event ever. When I met Shirley and Cofield, I knew that my wedding day would be nothing less than perfect! Shirley was extremely accommodating reassuring me that, though I was planning the wedding from CT, she would certainly remember the things that a new bride overlooks. My emails and phone calls to Shirley never went unanswered, and when I made unexpected visits to the Crow’s Nest, Cofield would escort me as I strolled the grounds fantasizing about my special day. I often felt like I was visiting my home away from home! As you might imagine, the days before the wedding are the craziest. Shirley instinctively eased my nerves and blew away the butterflies when I felt them starting to flutter. She was a dream! I could not have imagined a more perfect day for my wedding on May 1, 2010. The grounds were immaculate. The ceremony and reception flowed effortlessly. When the hiccups arose (as they inevitably do), Shirley and Cofield didn’t miss a beat! They quickly provided little cards for my guests to write on when the guest book was left. Shirley even called me weeks later when she discovered that I had left one behind--her message, “Where do you want me to mail it?”
If you are looking to have a glorious garden wedding with a wedding coordinator that makes you feel like you’re sitting at your momma’s kitchen table discussing your dream of a wedding, then do not hesitate to book the Victorian Crow’s Nest. Thanks to the Crow’s Nest staff, my experience far exceeded my expectations!
Victorian Crow's Nest was AMAZING – Our March 27th wedding was truly perfect. The gazebo was a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony and the landscaping is beautiful. The entry rooms were great for pre-dinner reception (The pulled-pork sweet potato biscuits were a huge hit!) and they even had a room especially for gifts and cards. The reception was wonderful and Shirley performed magic when we had a mis-count on guests!
The room was not only exquistely decorated but also perfect for dancing and drinks. There was even a large TV at the back of the room for our slide shows! The sit-down dinner well-presented and the table decorations lovely.
Shirley truly worked within our budget-no "hidden costs" like many venues. She also handled our invitations and custom-decorated my mother's bible, as well as all the floral arrangements.
It was a pleasure to work with Shirley and Colfield. They are as charming and wonderful as their beautiful Victorian home.
PS: We were concerned about hotel accomodations but the Residence Inn at Stonecrest was less than 30 minutes away and offered special wedding rates.
The Wedding of a Lifetime at the Victorian Crow's Nest – A parent dreams of what the wedding for their daughter will be. We adopted ours 25 yrs ago & the dream began---it had to be storybook, magical, beautiful , like no other every seen--a cinderella moment. My daughter experienced all of this and more this past weekend - Saturday, 4/24/2010.
Shirley and Cofield Hilburn are the proprietors and the planners. NO STONE GOES UNTOUCHED. The Hilburns are pros at what they do--they think of everything that other planners just wouldn't. They are lovely people with wonderful personalities. Shirley and Cofield are the kind of people you fall in love with because their first consideration is you and your event. Both strive to create your dream and they do. Every detail was perfect and as previously stated---MORE than we asked for/expected.
Shirley is the main planner. We met many times to plan our daughter's wedding. She took the time to get to know me and my daughter and "understand" us. She helped us find vendors, jewelry-----you name it and she did it. Shirley is available at any time for anything.
As far as the actual wedding and reception-------I truly feel that ours could have been on "Platinum Wedding" the reality show., The flowers were beautiful and the creativity along with it was just breathtaking---from the gorgeous gazebo to the elegant silver trumpet vases filled with beautifully arranged flowers, greenery and other elelgant surprises that graced each table at the reception. Flowers were EVERYWHERE--even down to the smallest of details! Shirley is a floral designer and her talents are beyond compare.
Our food was exceptional. We had a morning brunch buffet. The food was delicious----beautifully arranged--set up so that guests could flow quickly and easily. I cannot say enough about that. Our guests were taken care of from the time they entered the reception room while pictures were taken until the very end of the reception. There were mountains of food for our guests. We have received many calls and e-mails from our guests commenting on the culinary end of our wedding.
I know that I have written a long review but a wedding is a once in a lifetime event. We plan and dream of what it will be. We pray for no disappoints and, of course, probably look really hard to find a problem-----but there were NONE! DO NOT GO AND LOOK AT ANOTHER EVENT CENTER UNTIL YOU MEET SHIRLEY AND COFIELD HILBURN! I truly believe that we had the best of the best--------plus the victorian house is gorgeous---that is an added treat!
Thank you so much for reading my review---call them right now!
Victorian Crow's Nest – I couldn't have been any more pleased with the outcome of my wedding at the Crow's Nest. It is a beautiful location, that offers a solution if there is rain on your day. Mrs. Shirley has been coordinating weddings for years and can take care of everything from the food to the flowers right in the venue. Everyone had a great time and commented on how elegant it was and how the food was wonderful!
My wedding took place at the Victorian Crow's Nest on Sunday, September 5th 2010. I worked with Shirley and Cofield for 1 year to plan my magical event and Shirley was there to hold my hand along the way
The ceremony was outside with rose petals all down the aisle. The cocktail hour was great with amazing food and a piano player in the background. We decided on a buffet dinner and the food was great. My bouquet and the centerpieces were roses with black feathers and I was completely blown away!!
Shirley had such an attention to detail and my wedding was the best day of my life thanks to the Victorian Crow's Nest.
If you are looking for a Victorian Home with a banquet room and an outside ceremony; stop looking, I promise it will exceed all your expectations!!
My guest have been calling me and sending me e-mails all week. Two of my guests want to renew their marriage vows after our breath taking affair!
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