Alison & Neal

Alison & Neal

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Chef TJ plating the bride and groom

Alison & Neal’s wedding at The Chapel Hill Carriage House was simply lovely. The gorgeous bride, Alison, had an amazing team helping to make her special day unforgettable! Her family owns the venue and chose Donovan’s Dish to ensure a flawless reception for their daughter. Every detail was heartfelt, sweet, and beautifully displayed.

The bar was set up by the original carriage house and throughout cocktail hour guests could wander the grounds.  The brick patio in front of the stone fireplace and chimney was perfect for mingling, and the pavilion was set up with mismatched china plates and centerpieces of wild flowers on top of beautiful wood tree slabs. A goat milking stand was used as a self serve coffee station. How cute is that?!


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Sweetheart Table

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Dinner service was flawless!  Menu Selections:

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Shrimp & Grit Cake
Cremini mushroom, Ashe County cheddar grit cake,
Chef’s special sauce

Fried Green Tomato
panko, Ashe County Cheddar pimento cheese

Dinner Buffet

Fall Garden Salad Display
cranberries, pears, gorgonzola, candied pecans,
house made vinaigrette

On The Bone Chicken
free range chicken, pistachio, cilantro pesto

Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon
mango salsa, chef’s special chili sauce

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Leek Orzo

Asparagus Tips

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

Cheers to dining well and to Alison & Neal!