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Buck Ridge Family,

Thank you all for our perfect wedding weekend! We are very grateful for all the hard work and your dedicated staff! Everything was all we envisioned. The customer service was out of this worlld!! Everybody has been raving about the food, professional staff and overall set-up! You guys really are the best at what you do! Thank you again for being part of our big day.

Jeremy & Elizabeth Priddy


Melissa, Randy, and Everyone at Buck Ridge,

Thank you so much for everything you all did to help make our big day so incredibly special!  The weekend was absolutely perfect and everyone enjoyed themselves. You all truly went above and beyond to make us, our families, and our friends feel so welcome. We couldn’t have asked for a better location with an amazing group of people to help make our wedding so memorable. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and we hope to see you soon.

Love Always,
Jess & Chris Collins


Dear Melissa & Buckridge Family

Thank you so much for your hospitality during our special day. The food and service was amazing. Our guests are still talking about it. I'm so happy I choose your venue as the place to spend my special day. It was truly incredible.

Thanks again for everything: Ambyr and Dez


Buck Ridge Staff

Thank you so much for everything y'all did for our wedding! Everything was perfect all weekend! I could not have gotten married at a better place!

Thanks - Lauren & Michael Fulmer


My name is Sandra Chastain the owner of Chastains floral in Columbia. I was hired by the Smith family to help there daughter on her wedding. Lauren this past weekend. I just need to let you know that your staff is probably one of the most professional groups that we have ever worked with. Everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. The rehearsal dinner was incredible. The day of the wedding everyone was willing to pitch in and help with anything that we needed to get done. Everything was also done in a timely matter manner. There was no complaining or griping everybody just did what they were supposed to do which made my job easier. We truly hope to have the opportunity to work with all of you again. And on my end I will definitely be referring you to any of my prospective brides. Job well done!


I can't thank all of you enough, Melissa, Randy ,and Rick, for making this weekend spectacular! Melissa, for dealing with my questions almost daily, Randy for making all of my requests happen, and Rick for the taste and presentation of the food fit for a king. All of the guests said how beautiful the grounds are and what a fabulous place BRP is for any occasion. The staff is exceptional!!! Special kudos to Kerwin (he needs a raise), Angie, Andrea, Eric, Justin, and Ben for being so helpful. All of the staff are friendly and willing to make the guests feel like they are at home. Trust me, when I say that I will be singing your praises forever!! All of you are so special to me and I thank you for making Lauren and Stuarts wedding so memorable.

Much love, Tina


We want to express our sincerest thank you for a wonderful wedding reception you put on for daughter’s wedding. The staff at Buckridge Plantation was outstanding on meeting our every need.

Thank you, John & Kathy S


Thanks to you and all the staff at Buck Ridge Plantation for making Meg & John's wedding reception perfect! From our first meeting with you until the end, our experience was great. Everyone has raved about the food and the professional staff to me all week. I've told everyone that was the reason we went to Buck Ridge. Thank you again for everything you did. Meg said it was the wedding of her dreams. Please extend my thanks to everyone that was involved. It was great!

Fondly, Susan J.


Thank you so much for everything you did to make Brittanie and Randy's day perfect. You have the best staff and the best chef. So many of our guests told us it was the best wedding experience they had ever had and by far the best food they have ever had at a wedding. You guys were outstanding. Special thanks to Melissa for making things go so smooth and stress free! She is absolutely wonderful!!!

Lynette A. S.


Everyone had an absolutely fabulous time at the wedding! Everything was perfect and it was an absolute pleasure to work with the staff. We couldn't have asked for a better time and would have stayed all night and partied if ya'll would have let us!

It couldn't have been more perfect! Thanks so much!

Lynn and Britton


Wonderful experience at Buck Ridge Plantation

My name is Ralph Britain and I live in West Columbia, S.C. with my wife of 29 years, Cindy.  Over the Fourth of July weekend, we hosted a combination wedding reception and baby shower for our youngest daughter, Hannah, and her husband, Seann. I know that sounds a little funny but Seann is a captain in the Army and due to orders requiring him to relocate, he married Hannah in a civil service.  Now she is pregnant with our first grandchild, and we thought that combining the two occasions made perfect sense.

Because Seann's family is from Chicago, we felt that spending the weekend together at Buck Ridge would allow both families to get to know each other.  So, we began with a baby shower on Friday night with about 60 folks (overnight guests). We continued on Saturday with a wonderful breakfast followed by horseback riding and skeet shooting. On Saturday evening, we had a lovely wedding reception for 120 or so people.  Finally, on Sunday morning, we enjoyed brunch together before going our separate ways.  I may have missed a thing or two but you get the general idea . . .

The purpose of my letter is to extend my most heartfelt thanks to you and your staff at Buck Ridge for making this weekend a memorable and enjoyable time for our families.  Randy, Mark, Sindy, and every other staff member was warm, courteous, flexible, accommodating, and eager to please. They looked for ways to make our experience better at every turn.  The facilities were beautiful, spotless, and welcoming.  My wife and I were among the lucky few to be able to stay at the Edisto Manor and it was everything we could have hoped for.

Our guests, young and old, were made to feel special.  Seann's family is of Korean descent and Randy went out of his way to make sure that their time was enjoyable.  Finally, the food was far above the usual banquet fare that I was expecting.  Even the simplest of dishes was prepared expertly with wonderful flavor and beauty.  Again, to say that I was pleased would be a great understatement.  This is the third such celebration that Cindy and I have put on (we have two other married daughters) and this was, by far, the best one yet!  It is rare today to experience the kind of customer service, quality, and value that we enjoyed at Buck Ridge Plantation and I look forward to returning in the future.  Once again, thank you so very much!

Ralph


BRP Staff,

I wanted to send this email so much earlier, but I had to turn around and be gone almost as soon as we got back from our honeymoon. Nevertheless, I wanted to make sure that I thanked you and your staff for the INCREDIBLE service provided to us. Of course Buck Ridge is beautiful and the food was out of this world delicious, but what most stood out to me, Rob, and our families was how attentive and accommodating your staff was. Every single person we interacted with was not only helpful, but seemed genuinely happy for us. From the misunderstanding about the men's breakfast billing (my fault completely for not communicating that last minute change) to every last detail, your staff handled everything so graciously. And Donna was so wonderful to volunteer creative ideas and to take care of the setup for us.

We received so many compliments on the wedding--the location, the food, everything! A number of people commented that they had never heard of Buck Ridge but that they were so impressed by it. I'm sure that will help get the word out, and it's our pleasure to recommend it to others.

Thank you again for everything you and your staff did to make our wedding such a memorable and enjoyable event. We can't believe how quickly the weekend flew by, and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. The weekend was exactly what we wanted our wedding to be--relaxed, people-focused, beautiful, and a lot of fun. I can't compliment you or thank you enough!

Renae & Rob N.


Dear Buckridge Staff,
 
We'd like to thank you all again for your hard work and patience.  We felt the service was top notch, the establishment was absolutely beautiful, and the professionalism was exceptional.  We extend our greatest appreciation and would like to thank you all for your service.
 
Respectfully,
Devri & Pierre P.


BRP Staff,

How are you? I hope you are doing well....

I just wanted to drop you a line and tell you thank you for the amazing, wonderful work that you headed up for Marcus and my wedding weekend! It was a beautiful and a very special day that I will NEVER forget and I really appreciate all of your hard work and patience. Everything was so spectacular even with the rain...the tents were definitely a great idea....they created an ambiance that was very romantic and elegant! Our guests, American and Indian, have not stopped raving about the wedding, the location, and the decor.....most of them had never seen anything like it before. Our priest said that we had recreated Heaven and that he himself had never ever seen such a beautiful venue. I am going to send a more formal letter of thanks extending to Randy and Marc as well, but I wanted to write this to you individually (I hope you had a chance to try some of the food and a drink or two ;)).

I would love to share some of the photographs with you as soon as we get them finalized....they might come in handy for your future clients...

Thank you again for an amazing experience!

Rita and Marcus


BRP Staff,

We had a wonderful visit at Buckridge.  We definitely can see our wedding there next year.  I want to say thank you for taking us around the grounds, especially since we only dropped in.  It was your warm personality and quick spirit that also drew us to Buckridge - and tell Mark we love the fact that 'he is the boss!'.  We hope that July 11th is still available and we will be in contact with you about the menu.

Sincerely,
Carmen and Rodney


BRP Staff,

This is a long overdue thank you to Buck Ridge staff for the wonderful weekend you helped provide for Jonathan and Ashleigh's wedding last month(10-3-09).  From the lodging for the wedding party. to the catering for the reception, to the Sunday brunch, all was great.  The kids had such a good time, the food was excellent and your staff went out of the way to be helpful!  Although I did most of the communicating with you long distance, you were most accommodating and all worked out beautifully.  The South Carolina contingent of the wedding was very impressed as well...I'm sure you will get some repeat customers from that group!

We Marylanders were particularly taken with your shrimp and grits and wondered if your chef would share the recipe??  I could surprise my new daughter-in-law with a 'home' cooked meal!

Again, thank you all for the excellent weekend!
Linda D.


Hi Guys & Gals,

Thought you might enjoy some pics of the most memorable day that you all did so much to make possible. thank you so much again.

Hope all is well with all of you and that we'll see you soon.

Thanks again for everything!
Rubianne


BRP Staff,

Just wanted to let you know that everything was perfect at the rehearsal dinner and the wedding.  We had lots of compliments on the place, the food and the service.  Buckridge was a wonderful place to celebrate.

Thanks for all your help,
Donna P.


Dear Randy, Kerwin, Jenny and all the rest of your wonderful family,

Wow! You are truly the best at what you do, not the least of which is de-stressing one of life's most memorable events for a bride , groom, and their families. Everything was perfection- and I have an inkling that you all even have some control over the weather :) The grounds were magnificent, the food was fabulous (did miss-out on the shrimp & grits) and the service unparalleled.

To top it off, you guys & gals made us have fun. Mark, I realize (now) you were trying to give me a "heads-up" about the cannon- I just didn't catch on. As for you, "cannon-master" Randy, the cardiologist's bill is in the mail! The pond's gator even made the pre-service video- I guess the peacocks were scared off when they saw peacock feathers in the flowers & bouquets!

Thanks again for EVERYTHING- way to much to list...

Rubianne & David A.


Dear Randy,

It was truely a pleasure working with you as Patrick and I planned our dream wedding.  The entire weekend was absolutely perfect! You all made our vision a reality. Our family and guests all raved about the attentive service and spectacular food. I know the shrimp and crits were out of this world! Everyone was so kind and it seemed you all went out of your way to make our weekend special. Patrick and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to get married. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute at Buck Ridge. Thank you for all that you've done for us!

Patrick & Jennie M.


Dear Buck Ridge Employees,

We wanteed to tahnk you all fo rmaking our wedding day absolutely perfect. Everyone there was so kind and helpful. The food, service, facility, lodging, and landscaping were all magnificent. Our cabin on our wedding night was a fabulous surprise and so perfect. We could not have asked for better service or sublime place to marry.

Thank you again,
Troy & Winter R.


BRP Staff,

I wanted to let you know how grateful we are for all of your help. You were truely a godsend and we couldn't have pulled it off without you. It was so lovely to meet you and your coworkers. You really made our day perfect.

Thank you again,
Troy & Winter R.


Dear Folks,

Thank you so much for our lovely anniversary gift! Our wedding was beautiful - 1 year later & people are still commenting! This last year has been a whirlwind & we are looking forward to many more years to come.  We'll have this wonderful photo to look at year after year and remind us of the first day of the rest of our lives.

Thank you so much!
Rod & Michelle B.


Randy,

Thank you so much for your gracious gracious hospitality to our staff this past week and weekend! We were treated so well by each and every one of your staff and felt like we were guests at the Tourville Lodge!

The food was amazing, the service impeccable, and the event management better than we've ever seen at another venue.

Thank you!
Hannah A.


Dear Randy,

I want to thank you for making Jennies wedding so special in October. You all were so great to work with. Everything was just perfect, the day, the place, and the food. I had so many people tell me that the Buck Ridge was so beautiful and that the food was the best they had ever eaten.

Thank you again for all that you did to make Jennie and Patrick's wedding so special and perfect.

Cynthia L.


Dear Buck Ridge,

I had my wedding at the plantation this past Saturday, May 19 [2007]. Randy was there to help whenever he could. He and the other people at Buckridge made that day the best day of my life. The scenery was absolutely gorgeous.

The food was second to none. We really have to tip our hats to the chefs you guys have on board. Everyone was commenting even through the following day how beautiful the place was and how delicious the food was. There is even a group trying to plan my one year anniversary party for me next year at the same location just to get everyone back together at such a wonderful place.

It is not often you can find someone such as Randy that is willing to go the extra mile to accommodate and please strangers. He even brought out the tire repair kit and air tank and fixed two guests' flat tires for them at no charge. Just getting to talk and fish with him was a pleasure in itself.

Thanks again to everyone at Buckridge Plantation for giving me and my new bride a weekend that we will never forget. It was truly a once in a lifetime weekend. Hopefully we will be seeing you guys again in the future.

Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. Andy G.


BRP Staff,

Please forgive me for not getting in touch with you sooner about the wonderful, delicious rehearsal dinner that you and your staff provided us on October 6. Everyone raved about how delicious the food was. In fact, I wish that I had some of it right now. The staff was so pleasant and helpful as we decorated the tables and took down the decorations. We had a very pleasant experience and wanted to say thank you.

Sincerely,
Jim and Kay C.


Randy,
June 13th 2005

Justin and I would like to thank you for all you did for us on our special day. You came through when we needed anything. You made the experience pleasant for us all and you were so easy to work with. Thank you for taking your time to help us. In the future, we will recommend Buck Ridge to everyone!

Thanks Again,
Justin & Brittany M.


For the folks who make it happen at Buck Ridge Plantation & Tourville Lodge, just a note to say our wedding was absolutely stunning & it was all possible through all of your help & fabulous service! Thank you so much for making it happen! It was definitely an event to remember not only for us, but our guests also! The food was wonderful also – even our leftovers on the honeymoon.

Thank you again,

God bless you each & every one!
David & Karen S.


Dear Randy,

I wanted to drop you a little note to thank you for helping make my wedding day such a special occasion. I have heard from many guests that they have never seen such a beautiful reception!

All have raved about how beautiful Buck Ridge is and how they loved the wedding party walking over the bridge across the pond. The grounds & lodging are perfect for receptions

The staff was also so professional and accommodating to me, my family and all of our guests. Everyone did a fabulous job. Our friends and family who stayed on the plantation had so many compliments.

You were so wonderful to work with & I sincerely thank you for all your hard work and dedication in making the reception perfect. I am unable to do justice to the wonderful compliments we have heard.

Thank you so much for everything! You, Mark and the staff of Buck Ridge were so wonderful – everything was perfect.

Take care & many blessings.

Sincerely,
Monica M.
(Hill: 07.23.05)


BRP Staff,

I hope you are doing well. I wanted to drop you a little note to thank you so much for helping make my wedding day such a special & unforgettable occasion. I cannot thank you enough. I have heard from so many guests that they have never seen such a beautiful reception. It is an unforgettable event we will always cherish

Everyone has raved about the food! It was not only delicious, but the presentation was impeccable. No one had ever seen a strawberry & pineapple tree in the shape of a palm. Everything was fabulous. I know one of my friends that does not care for salmon nor pork tenderloin & loved yours! We had heard extremely nice compliments about everything from the hot dogs to the pineapple Barbados flambé station – from the fruit & cheeses to the shrimp and grits. Thank you also for our “to go” plates – we enjoyed them on the way back to Columbia.

You took my vision of everything I wanted and sky-rocketed it into perfection. You were so wonderful to work with & I sincerely thank you for all your hard work and dedication in making the reception perfect! I am unable to do justice to the wonderful compliments we have heard. Thank you so much & I hope to one day be able to work with you again.

Please take care and many blessings and thanks to.

Sincerely,
Monica M.
(Hill: 07.23.05)


Randy,

I wanted to thank you for all the hard work you did to help my daughter Monica have a wonderful wedding reception. We really appreciate everything that you and the staff did everyone had a wonderful time.

Thanks Again,
Sandi H.