The Event Venue Team

Sam Nelson, Tempietto Manager

Meet Sam, the magic behind our Tempietto events.

Sam graduated from Clemson University in 2007 before starting her career working for an event production agency in Newport Beach, California. She fell in love with wedding planning to company events such as the Louis Vuitton 20th Anniversary party to Bloomingdales Fashion show…  And even nonprofit cocktail parties like THE OC Breast Cancer Fundraiser.

Sam loves the event world, and whether she is planning the biggest day of your life or an intimate dinner party, she puts her whole heart into making sure it is what dreams are made of.

Venue Set-Up: Katelyn

“As a newlywed, I know how important every detail is to a bride on her wedding day.Chairs straight, linens pressed, flowers in place, food at the right temperature—all of the details matter.It is so rewarding to see everything fall into place and the reward is a big smile from the bride and groom and a thumbs up from the parents.” – Katelyn

Cuisine: Chakina and Kate

“We are so honored to have a bride book her special day with us. We take our job seriously and are attentive to all of the details. Shrimp and Grits with a hint of country ham, fresh herbs, paper-thin scallions, braised beef cuts, homemade pimento cheese, roasted red skin potatoes, squash casserole, salmon steaks with peach chutney… The list goes on! The Tempietto food is simply good southern cuisine inspired by cooking with my grandmother, gardening with my mother and feeding my hungry children.” -Kate

Combined, Kate and Chakina have been dishing up weddings for over 25 years.

Florals: Jane and Joey

“Details can be fun! Taking individual flowers and placing them together into a bouquet is so satisfying. Helping to make a couple’s dream come true on their special day is something that we love to do. Bouquets, corsages, boutonnières, or halos for flower girls… We love it all.” -Jane

“I know that our Twigs flowers help set the mood of a bride’s special day. I thrive on the excitement and fast pace of a wedding weekend, if you can believe it!We have to, and love to, get everything just right. The vision for each bride is very different and unique.” -Joey