Beaufort News

Green Room brings event planning to Habersham Marketplace

The Habersham Marketplace recently welcomed Jamie Leigh Wildridge and the Green Room to its village of restaurants, shops and services.

The Green Room will be home to receptions, birthdays, bridal showers, anniversaries and special events, including afternoon tea, according to a Habersham news release.

A grand opening, conducted with help from the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday during the Marketplace's First Fridays event. Attendees can tour the space and sample the Green Room's activities and offerings. Live music and a drawing to win an entertainment package worth more than $500 also are planned, the release said.

The Green Room, named for an area where entertainers gather before performing, aims to bring ambiance, music and food together for its events. When weather permits, the Green Room will use its "Zen Garden" just outside the shop's front as part of its event space.

"Combining my expertise of event planning and entertainment in conjunction with my experience in catering is a dream come true," Wildridge said in the release. "The Green Room will also work to complement the Habersham Marketplace's lush landscaping and eco-friendly reputation."

Wildridge has lived in the Beaufort area for four years and also owns Drysdale Entertainment, a company that provides live music, emcees and DJs at events throughout the Southeast, according to the company's website. Wildridge also was a catering director for a resort in Colorado, according to the release.

The Habersham Marketplace is at 13 Market St. in the Habersham community off of Joe Frazier Road.