Make an impression

Whether you are planning a grand affair or entertaining an intimate group, this course will help you create and orchestrate weddings from start to finish. This introductory 4-week course is designed for novice or beginning planners who need a deeper understanding of how to create and orchestrate weddings. Topics will focus on the tools of the trade in organization, coordination and completion of weddings.

Taught by Ashley Rhodes, a knowledgeable and extraordinary local professional, recognized by the Inn at Palmetto Bluff for her talents and skills in hospitality, food and beverage and venue management. You won’t be disappointed!

Dates & Times
5 to 7 p.m., Thursdays, September 22 through October 13, 2022

Culinary Institute of the South
1 Venture Drive
Bluffton, SC 29910


Registration will open July 1. Please check back here for a link to register.

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More about the Course

Topics will cover: Am I cut out to be a planner? What should my title be? Am I a planner, a designer or both? Understanding cultural ceremony practices, what am I responsible for? Am I liable? Risk Management and Lowcountry region.

More About the Instructor

Ashley Rhodes is a household name in the Lowcountry for event planning and design from Charleston to Savannah and everywhere in between. Ashley’s unbridled dedication to her clients and loyal professional partnerships continue to be the foundation of her success in the Lowcountry. Her smart designs, savvy project management skills and affable Southern approach to special events exemplifies her powerful energy and spirit. Ashley is one of the most sought-after wedding planners in the region, and her luxury events consistently appear in dozens of print and online publications. Ashley is truly an expert at her craft, creative, gifted and her invaluable knowledge and experience in the Lowcountry will guide you to create amazing events! Visit to view her portfolio and press coverage.