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Carthage has a new micro venue for weddings and other events, called Magnolia Cottage Venue of Bell Ridge Farm. It can house 50 people inside and about 100 outside. Owner Crystal Smith-Ross has been event planning on the side for over 20 years and owns Deep River Charm Events. She said it took some convincing, but a building on her husband’s family farm wasn’t being used and she knew it would make a perfect event space. 

Crystal Smith-Ross and Dennis Ross | Courtesy of Hayley Walker Photography

Crystal opted for a French cottage feel to help set it apart from other barn event spaces in the area. The plan is to eventually add a big white pavilion that will seat 300 people.

“We’re very excited to have this and hope it helps us keep the farm as a farm. It’s so hard to keep large tracts of land together these days,” says Crystal.

Courtesy of Hayley Walker Photography

You can rent it out, or buy a full event-planning package where everything is set for you. To inquire about booking, shoot over an email.

  • Want to get a peek inside? Stop by a pop-up Christmas market with vendors, baked goods and more this Saturday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find it at 1480 Joel Road, Carthage.
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