Spotlight Feature: The VanLandingham Estate Inn & Conference Center and The Morehead Inn
We recently interviewed Billy Maddalon, owner of two of Charlotte’s most beautiful and historic venues, The VanLandingham Estate and The Morehead Inn. These fabulous, southern-chic locations specialize in boutique lodging and event hosting for occasions of all size and style… here’s what he had to say!
1) How long have you been at The VanLandingham Estate and The Morehead Inn? What are your favorite things about each venue?
“We purchased Morehead in October of 1995 and VanLandingham Estate in February of 2000. Each venue has its own special appeal. For the Estate it’s clearly the vast grounds and gardens that I appreciate most. At Morehead, the building and architecture are just so distinct and unique. Everywhere you go you find little eccentricities. When you consider the history each of these locations has hosted, it really gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘if these walls could talk…’.”
2) What aspects and features make each venue so special? What are your favorite historical facts about... read more »
As the Operations Manager for Split Second Sound, there are many aspects of the business that I witness and manage first-hand. Luckily, I can rely on our well-trained and seasoned professionals to pull off the day-of the actual events with success. While I am not a DJ, I love that my career is now based on the business of our DJ’s and the events of our clients. Alas, there are only so many things that can be learned from ‘behind-the-desk’. It is hard to preach about a topic that you have not witnessed first-hand so for that reason, I attended and ‘assisted’ at an event with one of our top-requested and highly praised DJs: LeVar ‘Mista LG’ Gladden.
From the labor of carrying all the (HEAVY!) equipment, to learning how important an assistant’s connection with the lead can be, to learning how to throw a really GREAT party… to set up, to tear down and everything in between, my night was a lesson learned and brings me one step closer to understanding the ‘way of our DJs’.
Below are behind-the-scenes photos that provide a play-by-play of our event:LeVar is checking in with the office the moment that we got out of the car. I was actually 5 feet in front of him at first when he stopped and said 'hold on, got to check-in'. Even though I often handle weekend 'check-ins' for our DJs, I hadn't witnessed it from this side before so I was confused why he was stopping in the... read more »