The Saratoga Springs...we are a Wedding and Reception Venue, located just minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina in a quaint little town called Mount Pleasant.
Our venture into the exciting world of weddings began quite unexpectedly. In 1994 we purchased a parcel of land in a very rural setting to build our dream home. After years of hard work clearing the land, and 2 ½ years of construction, our dream home was completed. It is a plantation-style home on 22-acres of impeccably landscaped grounds, reminiscent of “Tara,” the plantation in the movie, “Gone With The Wind.”
We had been in the home only for a few months when Tammy's sister asked to have an outdoor wedding at our home. Being our family, of course we said yes. As a wedding gift to her, we obtained the services of Adams Stage Lines, owned by the late John D. Adams and his wife, Phyllis Adams. They provided a white Victorian vis-à-vis carriage drawn by an American Standard-bred horse. In this quiet, serene country environment, the carriage was a lovely addition to an already beautiful setting for a wedding. They have been in the horse-drawn carriage business for over 30 years, and elaborated that in all of those years of countless weddings in the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia, they had never seen a wedding site more beautiful than our plantation. Thus they provided the encouragement and inspiration for the birth of The Saratoga Springs (named after a Southern Living house plan designed by William E. Poole of Wilmington, NC, and constructed by Bobby Troutman, owner of Country Living Custom Builders.) We chose as our slogan, “A Storybook Wedding in a Plantation Setting.”
We began scheduling weddings on a regular basis in the fall of 2001. Since that year, we have seen phenomenal growth, and because of this, we found it necessary to build an indoor reception facility which we appropriately named, Scarlett Hall. Several other additions have been added over the years, including a 40 x 60 frame tent on a concrete foundation and a new patio area in 2013, 2015 we acquired a Rental Cottage and a brand new tent in 2016!
What started out as simply a site for a family wedding has now transformed our home into a full-time, family owned and operated wedding business, full of Southern hospitality and charm for up to 250 guests...complete with a Bridal Suite and a Man Cave!
More than 15 years later, we find ourselves still doing what we enjoy…being a part of someone’s “happily ever after” and everyone leaves feeling like part of our extended family. Several family members are now a part of our staff, all whom greatly enjoy what they do. Tammi Honeycutt (our daughter-in-law) was our Lead Wedding Director for over 14 years, tour guide and Venue Manager . Last year, Tammi stepped down from directing duties to spend more time with her family and is now our full time Venue Manager. Because of this change, we are happy to have brought a new Lead Director on board, Leslie Liles! Leslie comes to us with 11 years experience in the wedding industry and she has done a great job her first year on-board at Saratoga. Leslie also is the friendly face that now does all of our new tours that Tammi books for her. Donna Hanna (Tammy's sister) remains our Assistant Wedding Director as she has for over 14 years and also helps with the set up of the events. John Adams, Sr. son, Johnny, is the horse and carriage driver now.
We are all privileged to have been a part of hundreds of weddings and receptions that have taken place at the Saratoga Springs…but more importantly we are honored that so many people that have come to Saratoga as customers but have left as friends.
Thank you for visiting our website. We would love the opportunity to be a part of YOUR “Southern Fairy Tale”.
Larry & Tammy Honeycutt- Owners