Wedding Trends | Brunch Reception


Whether you’re an early bird who wants to have a morning wedding or someone who is a firm believer that breakfast food is the best kind of food, the 2016 Brunch Reception wedding trend is for you!


The possibilities on what to serve as the main dishes for your brunch reception are endless! Utilizing a buffet (or build your own biscuit station or cereal bar) can give your guests the opportunity to try everything that your reception has to offer. But you can also have a plated receptions well! Allow your guests choose which omelette, crepe, waffle, or pancakes ingredients and toppings they would prefer and have waiters serve them at their table for an elegant feel.



It’s no secret that deserts are an integral part of wedding receptions. Thankfully, there are many different cake options for your brunch reception that work beautifully! Have a cake of stacks of delicious breakfast foods or consider asking a your baker for a muffin batter cake!


Making sure that your guests have appropriate drinks for your reception is a must! Coffee, hot chocolate, and tea bars are the perfect way to make sure your guests top off their delicious brunch food with some much needed drinks!

But what about Bloody Mary’s? Mimosas? Beer and wine? Liquid Catering‘s got you covered with their Wake-Up Bar! Give your guests the chance to enjoy their favorite alcoholic brunch beverages while enjoying the best breakfast foods!



No matter what time of day, you can’t go wrong with a Brunch Reception! Visiting us for a consult soon? Be sure to tell us that you’re thinking about a Brunch Reception and we’d be happy to give some recommendations to assist you in your search for YOUR perfect vendor list!

Like these photos? Check out Cheryl and Phillip‘s brunch reception! Photos by Ryan & Alyssa Photography

Special Event | Bridal Open House


Nothing like a little #flashbackfriday to an event that we love hosting! Our Summer Bridal Open House was held on July 21st last month. With a jam-packed “line-up” of vendors, we were excited to not only showcase two different themes in our venue, but all our venue has to offer – especially paired with one or many of the featured vendors!

Guests were welcomed on our deck before proceeding into the Main Hall down our grand staircase. Greeted by the sounds of The Erica Berg Collective‘s talented trio, the heavenly smells of CHEF 360 Catering and Holly’s Cakes, and Liquid Catering‘s bar featuring Lemon Coconut Cake Punch signature drink, a happy vibe quickly filled the room. The rest of the Main Hall showcased both a ceremony and reception set-up to showcase what most commonly happens in our space. The “altar” and aisle were donned in gorgeous florals by Renee Burroughs Design while cocktail tables and small dining tables showcased centerpieces created by Twigs.

In the cellar, guests had the opportunity to mingle with a variety of vendors who have worked in our space before. All of the vendors represented many categories that most couples often want to hired for their big day.

Throughout the event, guests were welcomed to get a tour of our space as well as sit down with Sales Reps for mini consultations. These consultations were an opportunity for potential new couples to get a proposal and for current couples to make changes to their current invoices or ask questions about their event! Thanks to the creative minds of TriCounty Rentals and Frilly Bloomers, we had a beautiful tablescape that reflected the theme of the cellar for guests to view as well!

In addition to vendors that work in our space on the day of a wedding, we also had some local-vendors/friends showcase their services to our guests! Gregory’s Formal Wear On the Go! was available for future-grooms as was The White Magnolia Bridal Collection for any brides who hadn’t purchased their bridal gowns. We were also graced by Hilton Greenville, The White Box and Cotton Rouge & Company!

We love this event and look forward to working alongside such talented vendors from our preferred vendor list again soon! Details on this Bridal Open House and any upcoming Bridal Open Houses at

Thanks to John with Cureton Photography for capturing the event!

CEO, Tammy Johnson with Summer Interns Caroline and Alyssa at the Bridal Open House.

Bridal Open House | Vendors

Baker: Holly’s Cakes

Band (Jazz Trio): The Erica Berg Collective

Bar Service: Liquid Catering

DJ/Lighting: Jumping Jukebox

Caterer: CHEF 360 Catering

Florist(s): Renee Burroughs Design, Twigs, Frilly Bloomers

Formal Wear: Gregory’s Formal Wear On the Go!, The White Magnolia Bridal Collection

Hair/Makeup: Cotton Rouge & Company

Hotel (Room Blocks): Hilton Greenville

Officiant: The Wedding Lady

Photo Booth: Uptown Entertainment

Photography: Cureton Photography

Planning & Design: EVENTS with SHELLEYThe White Box

Rentals: Ordered through The Old Cigar Warehouse, TriCounty Rentals


Vendor Spotlight | TriCounty Rentals

Our vendor spotlight this evening shines on TriCounty Rentals – our featured rental company at our Bridal Open House TONIGHT!


TriCounty Rentals is conveniently located in Piedmont, SC and provides rental services to the Upstate and surrounding areas.  From small, corporate dinners to large, extravagant weddings, TriCounty does it all.

Quality is the name of the game for this company, and they manage to cater to most budgets while maintaining high standards.  The individual, personal approach that the company takes ensures that every single customer gets exactly what they want.

Whatever your vision, TriCounty Rentals can help make it a reality.  Don’t miss the chance to see their work on display at our Bridal Open House and be sure to ask your sales rep about renting through us using TriCounty!

For more information rental items, etc. check out our equipment rental information page or talk with one of our Sales Reps!

To register for our Bridal Open House, visit

Vendor Spotlights | Jumping Jukebox

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Jumping Jukebox will be the featured DJ and uplighting extraordinaire at our  Bridal Open House tomorrow, Thursday, July 21st!

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Starting out in 1986, they have done over 1000 weddings throughout the Carolinas and Georgia.  They help you choose your desired music for your reception as well as including song requests from you and your guests.  Their DJ’s take the time to get to know your guests and tailor the music even more from your guests requests, likes, and dislikes.  Blake and his team work hard to engage the guests and create whatever party atmosphere you desire!

“Blake, EZ, and the rest of the team are truly the most amazing DJ’s in the Upstate.  Not only are they knowledgable about how to make your event go smoothly, but they are energetic and will keep your party energized.  I’ve seen almost all the DJ companies in the Upstate and they are my #1 company to recommend!”  


Besides providing the music for your wedding, Jumping Jukebox will also help you plan your reception events from cake cutting and toasts to your bouquet toss.  Their team isn’t afraid to go above and beyond to make sure that your wedding reception is exactly what you imagine it to be.  “We want it to be the perfect portrait of the image YOU have in YOUR mind!”

For more information, check out their website at

Have you registered for our Bridal Open House yet?  Visit to sign up!

Vendor Spotlight | Chef 360

We’re so grateful to have so many talented chefs/catering companies in Greenville and we’re lucky enough to have one of them in our space for Thursday’s Bridal Open HouseChef 360 Catering will be the featured caterer showcasing their delicious and creative foods as well as their always impressive and fun displays!

Chef Peter Collins prides himself on providing the 360 experience to all of his clients. What is the 360 experience you might ask? Chef360 believes that the details define an event, and they will bend over backwards to make sure every detail is perfect.  From décor to staffing to the food itself, the versatility and passion that Chef 360 brings is sure to make any event a success.

“While most catering companies work on only the “culinary” part of an event, we handle ALL aspects of it—a 360-degree view if you will.”

Chef360 website

Entrepreneur Chef Collins graduated from Johnson & Wales with a degree in Culinary Arts.  In 2005 he decided to make his dream a reality and opened Chef360.  The fun-loving company has become a great success story, and the incredible fusion of food and ambiance that Chef360 creates is truly exquisite.  From weddings to corporate events to private parties, everybody loves Chef360 because of the individualized, intuitive approach they take with every client.

No matter what type of event you are planning, be sure to check out Chef360.  You’ll love the food, and you’ll love the people.  Don’t forget, they are a featured vender at our Bridal Open House!

For more information, check out the Chef360 website at

Have you registered for our Bridal Open House? Visit to sign up!

Vendor Spotlight | Holly’s Cakes

Still in need of something sweet for your upcoming wedding? You’re in luck! Holly’s Cakes will be at our Bridal Open House event this Thursday, July 21st!

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If you’re looking for a baker Holly’s Cakes is one of our favorites here at The Old Cigar Warehouse!  Between her delicious cake flavors and beautiful designs, you can guarantee your guests will be satisfied with any of Holly’s sweet creations!

By working closely with a baker from Holly’s Cakes the two of you will design, taste, and decide exactly what you want in your wedding cake.  Based on your menu, budget, and if there is a theme, they can design a cake that truly fits into overall wedding day décor and theme.

“Holly’s Cakes was a fantastic choice for our wedding cake! We would highly recommend her to anyone that wants a delicious, beautiful cake, and one that people can’t help but having another slice of!  Holly will meet with you personally as much as you need in order to design the perfect cake that fits each couple’s tastes. We were highly pleased with not only the result but the service we received! We will definitely be using Holly again!”

Stop by and taste one of Holly’s sweet creations and talk to her about what you can create for your wedding day!

For more information, check out

If you haven’t already, sign up for our Bridal Open House at

Vendor Spotlight | Uptown Entertainment

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We sure are excited for our Bridal Open House event next Thursday, so we’re highlighting another one of our fabulous vendors!  Uptown Entertainment – Photo Booth, will be showcasing their photo booth services for your next event at our Bridal Open House on July 21st!

uptown-entertainmentUptown Entertainment will be showcasing their Photo Booth services – you don’t want to miss out the fun! Choosing their photo booth services could provide another activity that your guests can do during your event – wedding, social event, a Tuesday – you name it! Guests can pick from dozens of props for the perfect photo before hopping in front of the camera! Photo strips are customized for every event and they print right on the spot, making for the ultimate party favor. c2015ryanalyssa-newman617


This Thursday and you and your guests can hop in and give it a try! They will be at our open house available to talk about their photo booth services and of course show off what it could look like for your next event, so be sure to register!

For more information, check out their website at

Have you registered for our Bridal Open House? Visit to sign up!

Vendor Spotlight |Erica Berg Collective


Today we’re shining our Vendor Spotlight on The Erica Berg Collective! The talented crew will be a featured vendor at our Bridal Open House on July 21st showcasing their live-band services for any event!boyanoski-2017

The Erica Berg Collective “loves music as much as you do” and if you’ve heard them you’d be sure to agree! This band gives soul, blues and rock covers a unique twist with their signer, Erica Berg’s AMAZING voice. Offering a guitarist, bassist, drummer and pianist, the Erica Berg Collective is extremely versatile and can be tailored to fit clients’ needs and wants when it comes to entertainment. This versatility along with the exceptional customer service and vibrant energy of the band makes for an all around phenomenal experience.boyanoski-1928

Always creating an energetic atmosphere, The Erica Berg Collective, not only brings the entertainment but they make your experience from start to finish just as fun! Their services are available for a variety of events including weddings and events or you may even see them Downtown playing at various clubs and restaurants. When the band is playing for the public, people flock – Erica’s voice is known around Greenville and people love it! They pride themselves on making sure that everyone is having a good time, and their ability to read a crowd is a true testimony to that. Haven’t heard the music yet yourself? Here’s just one of the many amazing things bystanders have to say about this band:

“Erica Berg brings great energy to any event. Whether playing background music for a seated dinner, or performing for a crowd during a reception, everyone is sure to have a great time and come away raving about the music.”

Whether you are planning an event or searching for a great new musical act to check out, The Erica Berg Collective is definitely worth a look. Don’t forget, they are a featured vender at our Bridal Open House, so be sure to stop by to get a listen!

For more information, check out their website at

Have you registered for our Bridal Open House? Visit to sign up!