Feature in Style Me Pretty!

Check out this Vintage inspired April 29th wedding at The VanLandingham Estate that was featured on Style Me Pretty.


Stay tuned for VanLandingham Estate and Morehead Inn updates as we re-start the BLOG in Fall 2012!!


Sunday, May 8, 2011 – Join us for Charlotte’s Finest Southern Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet! The Morehead Inn and the VanLandingham Estate open their doors again this year to host the 16th Annual Mother’s Day Brunch.

The delicious Mother’s Day Menu at each Inn will feature a plentiful array of Southern gourmet specialties.

Menu Showcase:
A variety of freshly-made breakfast breads, rolls and pastries
Made-to-order Omelets
Carving Station, featuring
Tender Pork Loin stuffed with Arugala, Roasted Red Peppers, Gouda Cheese and Pancetta
then drizzled with a sweet Tangerine and Balsamic Vinegar Reduction.
Eye Round of Beef accompanied by Horseradish Sauce, Mustards, Mayonnaise, and a Port Wine Beef Glace
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
Garden fresh Salads, featuring
Egg Salad
Loaded Potato Salad
Estate Salad
Wild Rice Spring Salad
Marinated Tomato, Cucumber, and Onion Salad
Fresh Fruit Salad
Rice Pilaf
Roasted Spring Vegetables
Chicken Pot Pie
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Egg Fritatta
Apple Wood Smoked Bacon and Sausage Links
Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
Grits and Home Fries
Mouth-watering Desserts featuring:
Strawberry Shortcake Mini’s
Chocolate Mousse Tarts
Apple Pie
Fresh Baked Cookies
Lemon Pie
Southern Banana Pudding
Chocolate Brownies

$28.95 for adults,
$24.95 for seniors,
$15.95 for children 4 to 12 years old
Children 3 and under eat free.
Prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Four reserved seatings now available at each location.
Times are as follows:
Morning – 10:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon – 1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy the elegance, and ambiance of two of Charlotte’s historic treasures! Reservations are required and seating is limited. Weather permitting, outside seating will also be available. Complimentary parking is available at both Inns. Hurry! Reservations fill quickly!

The Morehead Inn – A Georgian Revival-style Inn, well-known for corporate meetings, elegant weddings and unique social events. Listed on the Mecklenburg County Historic Register, the Morehead Inn features personalized service, exceptional cuisine, private suites and ample meeting space in exclusive surroundings. This gracious estate is centrally located: 1122 East Morehead Street. Please call for reservations and further information: (704) 376-3357. www.moreheadinn.com

The VanLandingham Estate Inn & Conference Center – Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this extraordinary five acre estate features historic gardens, timeless architecture and lush surroundings. Home to five treasure trees, the gardens will be in full bloom and guests are welcome to stroll the grounds before or after their meal. The perfect setting for any occasion, all situated just a few miles from uptown! The VanLandingham Estate at located at 2010 The Plaza. Please call for reservations and further information: (704) 334-8909. www.vanlandinghamestate.com

A fabulous time was had at the VanLandingham Estate Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday!  With over 3000 eggs hidden all over the lush grounds, children

young and old scampered about – in search for the little candy filled treasures and the special Grand Prizes – The Golden Eggs!  

Peter Cottontail made a special appearance – and was able to take photos and greet all the kids!  

A good time was had by all!  We look forward to next year when Peter Cottontail returns!!!   

Happy Easter!!! 


Another beautiful Spring day in Charlotte, NC!

Thank you to everyone that came out for Thirsty Thursday – Afterhours In Midwood, yesterday evening.
Okay, we are partial….  Evenings throughout the Spring and well into late Autumn are a perfect time to be
at the VanLandingham Estate…

A stately home, lights that twinkle, a romantic lily pond … an ideal atmosphere for any occasion.

Sit back and relax on the front porch rocking chairs  and enjoy the lush landscaped grounds.
or for a more casual setting, set up a picnic blanket on the lawn and enjoy a glass of wine with a few friends.
We had a few neighborhood pups join in on the fun yesterday evening!!

The next Thirsty Thursday is CINCO DE MAYO!    …hope to have you join along for the fun.

A few images from our exclusive photographers… Tommy McCart, Honour heirs, Indigo

Greetings!  We hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Spring Weather!  What a beautiful day.   Once a month we open our doors to the community for a Monthly Social / Happy Hour…better known as Thirsty Thursday – Afterhours In Midwood.

It is a perfect opportunity to enjoy all the estate has to offer…with lush landscape and grounds, views of the lily pond, rocking chairs on the front porch …all amist a canopy of trees.

Come join us for a cocktail on the back patio!  Our special for the evening:  Bloody Mary’s!  And our Executive Chef always creates something seasonal, fresh and simply delicious to sample.

Don’t leave FIDO at home…dogs are welcome!!   So, be sure to pack a frisbee too.

April 14, 2011
7:00-9:00 p.m.

We hope to have you as our guest!

A note shared by our owner Billy Maddalon ( Sunday morning – 4/10/2011) after the  loss of a co-worker.  |
I found these words very comforting and wanted to share…


Linda Kiss passed away this morning, shortly before 6:45 am.  She graciously did not suffer and was surrounded by family and loved ones.  She most certainly was not alone.   I would like to personally thank Linda for all of her 13 years of dedication and hard work.  She was frequently called the “bulldog” and she earned it, because she never let anything rest.  She did just about every job in our small company, except cook, which she insisted was only because she did not do it well.  She looked after Unique Southern Estates like it was her own and I could have never asked for one thing more than she gave.

Work is what most of us do most of the time in life, so much of our existence is defined by how well we do our jobs and how we treat those we work for and with.  In that case, Linda’s legacy is secure.  She was a dedicated friend, coworker and employee and was terribly missed from the first day, just a week ago, that she was not able to come back to the office.  There is and will be a void in our little company for a long time to come.  We wish her nephew strength and consolation, along with the remainder of her family.  I know each of you will keep each of them in your prayers.    – Billy Maddalon

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent,
nay, more present than the living man.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We Will Miss You Linda!!