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Southern Plantation/ Event Space

The Cedar Plantation holds generations of memories. According to recent architectural findings, it is believed that construction of the home dates back prior to the Civil War. The house was likely built as a traditional New England style saltbox house, having just one story in the back and two stories in the front. E.L. Shuford, the original owner of the home, was a young and wealthy carpetbagger from the North. Mr. Shuford was a bachelor who enjoyed big parties and entertaining his guests in grand style. The legacy of the home continues on as a place of celebration and cheer. The Residence of the Abbott Family for Nearly 100 Years Mrs. Abbott named the estate "The Cedars" because of the huge beautiful trees that adorn the property. She told her grandchildren that on a clear day, she could see Red Top Mountain and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. Mrs. Abbott enjoyed writing so much that she had stationery printed that read: Writing to You from the Cedars. Recently Bill Abbott, who grew up in the family home, and his lovely wife Susan celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary at Cedar Plantation. It was an honor to host the event for them, they too raised their children in the home. ​ Becoming Cedar Plantation Wedding Venue In 1998, Brigita Rowe purchased the property from the Abbott family and began renovations. The upstairs bedrooms were removed allowing for the beautiful high ceiling in the dining area. The original fireplaces and stairwell remain and are a photographers favorite for capturing wedding day images. The entire house and gardens are stunning. Brigita and her daughter Kristina have built the Cedar Plantation into a very successful and sought after Wedding & Special Event Venue.

Category and style

Event Space, Farm/Ranch, Gallery, Museum

Americana/Anywhere America


Private parking for 80 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: On property

Available parking lot or parking structure nearby

Location details

Property size (sq ft):
6000 sq ft


Air Conditioning
Hair/Makeup area


Modern Bathroom
High Ceiling
Dining Hall/Cafeteria
French Doors
Glass Doors
Ornate Doors
Wood Doors
Circle Driveway
Gravel/Dirt Driveway
Asphalt/Concrete Driveway
Front yard
Large Grounds
Fireplace With Mantle
Large Fireplace
Dance Floor
Dark Wood Floor
English Garden
Large Yard
Lush/Manicured Yard
Rose Garden
Dressing Room
Open Floor Plan
Chef's Kitchen
Front Porch
Quarter/Half/Three-Quarter Turn Stairs
Valley View
Mural Wall
White Walls
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows
Hinged/Casement Windows

Crew access

Wheelchair / Handicap Access
Exact location provided after booking