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“My daughter Jessica West married James Garris at the Victorian Crows Nest. A daughter always dreams of the most perfect wedding day and “Thanks So Much” to Shirley and Cofield, they helped to make that happen for my daughter. It makes a great difference when you work with someone that cares and wants to share in the joy and excitement of a wedding. Shirley and Cofield did everything that they could to take the stress completely off the bride and off the groom and also off the parents and all involved in the wedding and that in it’s self is a BIG DEAL. Shirley has excellent skills in knowing what a bride wants and needs and is exceptional in doing just that and that helps the bride to live her dream. Shirley has the awesome ability to be able to calm the nerves of the bride and the groom. Shirley will assist in anyway that she can weather it be deciding on, save the date cards, invitations, selection of flowers, linens, decorations, table settings and what to serve for the wedding reception. She can assist you in music and DJ’s, and any other items you may need for the wedding and reception. I just want to say “THANKS SO VERY MUCH’ you made the dream of my daughter a “DREAM TO REMEMBER” and everyone that was in the wedding and everyone at the wedding loved everything about the wedding and that would not have happen if it was not for you Shirley and you Cofield. Shirley and Cofield, I respect both of you so much and I would give my A+++ to all of the employees of The Victorian Crow’s Nest. What an excellent job everyone did. I would recommend this venue for any event be it a wedding, anniversary or just a party. I am positive you will never be disappointed.”

Joan and Kenneth West

“I want to thank Shirley and Cofield for making my daughter’s wedding the special event she always dreamed of.
Shirley was gracious enough to handled what started out as a disaster orchestrated by an outside vendor that I had commissioned to provide my daughters cake and flowers and turned the disaster around with the calm professionalism that you will see from the first time you meet her. Shirley is a perfectionist and went above and beyond to make sure this did not ruin my daughter’s day. This taught me that it may be best to leave all details and planning in a professionals hands and let the venue handle coordinating your event with all the vendors they know and work with. From the moment you enter the driveway of the Victorian Crow’s Nest you know that your event will be the one to remember. From the beautifully maintained grounds to the magnificent interior of the Victorian Crow’s Nest to the professional and calm demeanor of Shirley and her staff. Your wedding becomes magical well-orchestrated event conducted by a master down to the last detail. If you put your wedding into Shirley’s hands, she will make your dreams come true. They all deserve 5 stars in my book.”

Danna G.

“Thank you for our Magical day on August 6, 2013. You went above & beyond to make our wedding special! The gazebo was perfect and the cake was awesome! Our pictures are just beautiful! We appreciate all you kindness!”

Laura and Dar

“Our wedding was nothing short of fabulous! Shirley, Cofield and staff went way beyond our expectations to make our daughter’s wedding absolutely wonderful. The garden setting provided a gorgeous backdrop for such a festive occasion. Talent oozed into our decorations….all the little touches needed to provide simple elegance. The food was amazingly delicious and the presentation was exquisite. Every little detail was present from the beginning to bidding farewell. It was truly an “enchanted” evening!”

Tim and Shari McLaughlin

“I couldn’t have been happier on the day of my wedding. Shirley went out of her way to make sure my day was perfect and stress free as possible. Even when my flower guy didn’t come through she made sure that I received bouquets and center pieces that were exactly what I wanted. The food, the entertainment and the little details that Shirley added were so unexpected and absolutely wonderful. I have had so many compliments on everything. Thank you Shirley for making my day so great!!!!!”

Hagan Reynolds

“Everything that is written by others that you have served is so true! You both go above and beyond the norm. The wedding was perfect, the flowers were amazing, the food outstanding; the presentation was just beautiful and your staff was on top of everything without being intrusive. Watching you was like watching a conductor orchestrate fine music. I was most honored to meet you and Cofield. Thankfully, I did not have to compete with you before I retired. Your southern charm and expertise are indisputable! For those of you reading this – listen to Shirley and let her make the most important day of your life PERFECT!”


“The gorgeous Victorian house with the garden gazebo was fantastic for an outdoor summer wedding!. Shirley and Cofield are kind, wonderful people to work with and their attention to details made everything that much better. Flowers and decorations were stunning—simple but very elegant! The food was delicious! People are still talking about how much fun they had. It truly was the “southern” wedding my daughter wanted! Thank you Shirley, Cofield and your staff for making my daughter’s special day so special!!. I would recommend the Crow’s Nest to anyone who is planning a wedding!!”

Elizabeth W.

“Hi Shirley – it was so wonderful to see you and work with you this weekend. I also wanted to thank you for your kindness in arranging for me to eat before I left! The food was awesome and the staff amazing – so kind and considerate! And I know from all the years of managing large departments that a team reflects the attitude of the leader – so I honor you for that. Looking forward to seeing you again! Warmly, Rebecca”

Rev. Rebecca Nagy

“My husband and I just want to thank the Victorian Crow’s Nest again for such an absolutely stunning and perfect wedding! Our guests cannot stop talking about how beautiful everything was, how delicious the food was, and how much fun they had! Shirley and Cofield are kind and generous people who make the wedding planning a breeze. Shirley goes above and beyond to make your special day even better than you imagined! She pays attention to every detail and does not miss a thing. I could not imagine a more beautiful and charming venue. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting a wonderful wedding!”

Megan S. (Married on July 6th 2013)

“I can’t thank you enough for making Michelle & Jamie’s wedding a memorable one. Victorian Crow’s Nest is truly an amazing place! The house is beautiful & full of charm, but what makes it work is the love & dedication that you and your staff add to it. To house a wedding for 140 people & not have anything go wrong is truly a great accomplishment. Thank you for accommodating the “Cuban menu”, it was fabulous & I received a lot of compliments of how delicious everything was. Michelle & Jamie were able to have the wedding of their dreams and many unforgettable memories. Thank you, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect wedding. I can’t wait to see the pictures!”

Alina Fernandez (Married on April 8th 2013)

“Shirley and Colfield were so wonderful to work with and you cannot find a more lovely venue that Victorian Crow’s Nest. Less than 30 minutes from South Charlotte- the home is beautiful inside and out. The gazebo was perfect for an outdoor wedding and they make sure every detail-flowers, decorations, food presentation…..is elegant!”

Cynthia H.

“When you listen to your daughter’s dream of a magical place to get married – this fit the bill. From the magnificent and manicured grounds and gardens to the majestic Victorian home. Shirely and Cofield attend to every detail and truly listen to the requests of the bride. Shirley is a perfectionist and makes sure that everything is attended to perfectly on that most special day. I truly recommend this place for anyone who is planning a wedding!”

Katherine Hudspeth

“Victorian Crow’s Nest has been one of most favorite wedding venues. I am a photographer (icupictures) out of Stanly County and I recently had a wedding at the venue, I was very impressed at the beauty of the place. The owner was most helpful every step of the way, making sure that the experience was beautiful and timely, paying attention to every detail. I also loved the fact that the food was fixed right there in the kitchen and that it was served in rooms with Victorian charm. Very classy place to be. I certainly want to photograph more weddings at this Victorian Beauty.”

Andria Lambert