Services of Burge Event Planner
(Included in Rental Fee at Burge Plantation)


During the Event Planning process, the Burge Event Planner will:

  • Complete the initial tour of Burge Plantation to include ceremony site, pavilion (ceremony site for inclement weather), reception area, and two cabins for overnight usage
  • Review of wedding packet (includes rental guidelines, menus, and bar arrangements)
  • Be your main contact through appointments, phone calls, and emails for all Burge events: Rehearsal Dinners, Wedding Ceremonies and Receptions
  • Include up to 2 appointments to discuss and finalize the following:
    * Menu Selection & Bar Arrangements
    * Outline Ceremony & Reception details (tables, chairs, linens, rental of tents, lighting, staging, dance floor. etc)
    * Create diagram for ceremony and reception
    * Timeline of Wedding Day

One Week Prior to Wedding:

  • Any changes to ceremony or reception diagram must be finalized
  • Final guest count and payment are due
  • A separate $500 security deposit check is due. This check will be held and returned one week after the wedding once Burge staff has checked for damages to property and/or cabins.
  • Burge will be pleased to store the following: alcohol, favors, additional rented linens, toasting glasses, cake knives, ceremony programs, cake topper (non-floral), additional decorations and centerpieces that are not fresh flowers. Burge cannot store any fresh flowers in our food coolers.

Day of Coordination, the Burge Wedding Director will:

  • Act as onsite contact for all vendors during delivery and set-up
  • Ensure ceremony and reception are properly set-up
  • To orchestrate your ceremony and reception, Burge does require a day-of planner or coordinator. We will be happy to provide a list of preferred day-of planners or coordinators. Your Burge Event Planner will partner with your day-of planner or coordinator to insure your memorable wedding day.
  • Your day-of planner or coordinator will be responsible for the following:
    * Announcement of compete bridal party or bride/groom only
    * Start time for dinner (plates for the bride and groom will be served first)
    * First dances
    * Toasts
    * Cake cutting (any remaining cake will be packaged for family to take home)
    * Bouquet and garter toss
    * Departure
  • Ensure gifts, remaining alcohol, and couple’s personal items (guest book, toasting glasses, cake knives, centerpieces, additional decorations, extra favors, remaining cake, etc.) are taken from the reception by a family member or friend of the family.