I recently had my wedding and reception at Magnolia Plantation and it was absolutely beautiful. We had so many guests tell us how perfect and convenient Magnolia Plantation was for a wedding. Walking into the facility the first time was magical. You immediately just knew it was going to be perfect. I read many reviews before visiting and they were all right on the mark. Wonderful people and incredible food and service. We never felt rushed and everything flowed effortlessly. Every time you turned around there was a server with trays of incredible food coming around. The buffet table and food displays looked like it was straight out of a magazine! Plenty of bartenders and never a line despite the fact we had 400 people. It was a really well oiled machine with personal attention showered on the wedding party and our families. It was a dream experience and they truly took care of everything. Their all inclusive wedding package covered things I did not even think about. They really handled the smallest of details. Scott, Colette and Sue and their staff were more like my best friends. They made you smile every time you saw them. It was just so re assuring. Every time we go through our wedding album and see Magnolia Plantation's photo backdrops we realize just how much attention to detail they put into their facility. They created a glorious memory that we will never forget.
Attended the Preview Lunch at the Restaurant today. Of course, you would expect the staff to need some additional training, since it was the preview, but this was certaining not true. From the moment we arrived outside, we were greeted by a pleasant staff who were more than accomodatable. We started with two appetizers, Crawfish Cornbread (5 star rating) and Spinich Artichoke Dip . A salad was served , which I enjoyed, but some commented that they did not care for. Thereafter, we enjoyed the Shrimp Skewers, with vegtables and grits, New York Strip and Filet. Everything was cooked as we requested and the steaks were served sizzling at the table. Desert was offered afterwards, Creme Brule' , Bread Pudding and Chocolate Cake, no flour, with scoop of ice cream. My only suggestion was that silverware needed be served with the appetizers. The food was very good, staff excellent and the atmosphere was upscale but relaxing. The pricing seemed a little high, geared towards more of upscale restaurants.
I dined at Jacques Imo's on a Wednesday night. It took about 40 minutes for us to get seated. Once we were seated and had been served our salads, it took over 30 minutes to get our entrees. Our dinner took approximately two hours and 20 minutes. My friend and I enjoyed the food very much. I could not finish mine. Each entree comes with two sides and a spinach salad. Jacques Imo's is noisey and very crowded. The tables are very close to each other. While serving a table next to ours, a waiter bumped into my friend repeatedly and even knocked the salt from our table onto the floor. The customers were mostly young. Music played throughout the restaurant. It sounded like music that would appeal to college students and 20-somethings. Although I liked the food, I will not go back because of the long waits, the crowded tables, and the noise. If these kinds of things don't bother you, then I'm sure you will enjoy Jacques Imo's.