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Hidden Gems: Meet Stephanie Maupin of HollyOaks on the Marsh

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Maupin of HollyOaks on the Marsh.

Hi Stephanie, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
It’s really quite simple… We fell in love with a house.

The story started the same as so many… Two college sweethearts fall in love and get married. They dream about their future together, children, a home near the water, pets, travel, and one that they truly just threw out as an idea to own a wedding venue. All of those dreams came true in beautiful and unexpected ways and when we least expected them. ​

Then in 2018, we were scouring homes for sale when we found her. On our very first tour of the estate, we knew she would be ours. Or truly, we would be hers. You see, this home was built before we even existed, and it is our hope that she will last long after we cease to exist. We are just the caretakers of this piece of paradise for this moment in time.

She was a mess, but we promised the previous, generational owners that we would not tear her down. We would celebrate love within these walls and gardens. They accepted our offer. From that moment, we had found our passion. We spent three and a half years renovating her, and we are passionate about bringing people together with experiences that exude joyfulness. HollyOaks on the Marsh is the realization of a dream.

We are creating a life together that we can be proud of, and we are inviting you into our home and lives by sharing HollyOaks with those who appreciate her the most. We fell in love with a house, and we think you will too.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has not been easy — this renovation. We have overcome hurdles at every single step in the process, but we kept our focus on the end goal.

A few examples… Spending nine months without a true kitchen, washing dishes in a bathtub, cooking on a hot plate and countertop oven. All in an effort to find the one kitchen designer who would understand our vision and goals. It was worth the wait. Our kitchen is a masterpiece!

Our gardens were completely overgrown with no view of the rivers at all. It took months, but we persevered and it was worth it. Our views are picturesque and serene with not a dock in sight! We renovated the barn just to have a storm hit and demolish the construction! But we re-built the barn stronger than ever and our horses are happy there.

Obstacles and challenges are hurdles to overcome. Life will throw an occasional curveball no matter where you focus your energies. The response says more about your character than anything else. Find Joy in the Journey — the good, the bad, the easy, the difficult. You will be a better person for it.

As you know, we’re big fans of HollyOaks on the Marsh. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
HollyOaks on the Marsh is nestled on an 18-acre private estate with exquisite views, expansive lawns, lush heirloom gardens, and an ambiance that radiates relaxed Southern hospitality. Whether we host you for a wedding weekend or an evening corporate event, your experience will invite unforgettable memories.

Surrounded by the rivers and marshes of Savannah and mere minutes from downtown lies an enchanted Low Country estate. Entering through the wrought-iron gates to a meandering wooded, pebbled drive, rounding the bend in the path… she is there. An idyllic retreat that exudes history, grandeur, and refined luxury. If at first glimpse she takes your breath away, then you will know she is the one. HollyOaks on the Marsh hosts experiences that you will want to remember forever, with one timeless goal… to share your story together.

Our refined Low Country aesthetic that speaks of history, grandeur, and relaxed luxury. HollyOaks is owned and operated by a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing and events, who works closely with your Planner to understand your vision and properly execute your event.

We are in the business of hosting events that you will want to remember forever, and that starts with a team whose timeless goal is to tell our clients’ stories together. We believe that every element of your celebration should be special, starting with the venue.

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
We host 10 Custom Weddings annually with a sprinkling of Corporate Events as well. Set amid an idyllic setting of exquisite gardens, expansive lawns, and limited covered areas. Your exclusive event is yours alone; we do not stack multiple events in one day or weekend. We require a Professional Planner for every event, and tents are encouraged and welcome.

We can accommodate as few as two or as many as 500 guests, and we refer a select group of preferred vendors to those who book with us. We do not offer chairs, tables, linens… Your event at HollyOaks is as unique as your love story.

Our experience is unmatched. Your experience is unparalleled.

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Image Credits
Dana Cubbage Photography, Meredith Ryncarz Photography, and Ian Santiago Photography

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