Full-service destination management company servicing all of South Carolina

Experience Holy City is Charleston’s locally owned, female operated, full-service Destination Management Company, focusing on curated experiences. With a combined 25 years of experience, our local roots fuel passionate solutions that honor budgets and timelines, delivering unique event experiences that connect, inspire, and celebrate.

Meet our owner & CEO

Lee Blakely

Lee is the owner of Experience Holy City and made the move to Charleston in April 2009, when she started her first job in the hospitality industry with a local linen company. She has worked in all aspects of the hospitality industry from venue management to wedding planning, and joined the Destination Management world in 2016. 

Lee is a 2008 graduate from Clemson University with a major in Communications with a focus on Travel and Tourism. Lee and her husband David love spending time with their 2 sons, Tucker and Remi and cheering on her Clemson Tigers!   

Lee takes pride in being dependable and trustworthy with her clients, and is passionate about her company and the community!

Meet our VP, Sales & Marketing

Taylor McKenzie

Taylor is almost a Charlestonian, growing up in Charleston after her family moved here when she was 6 years old. She graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Hospitality Management and a Concentration in Meetings & Events, and always knew she wanted to be in the events industry. 

After graduating, Taylor managed two wedding & event venues (where she met Lee!), and from there worked in numerous fields in the hospitality industry ranging from hotels, wedding planning, catering sales and joined another Destination Management Company in 2018. Taylor loves to travel, experience new restaurants, and spend as much time as she can outside! 

Taylor and her husband Cody are huge animal lovers and enjoy spending time with their dogs, cats, and chickens.

Taylor is a logistical queen, and loves to detail out her events ensuring nothing is missed and the experience is truly one of a kind!


Marcie Gurany

Marcie's journey in Charleston began in 2015 when she enrolled at the College of Charleston, diving head first into a duel degree in Hospitality Management and Marketing. Her time abroad in England was a highlight, where she studied Business Management for International Events, gaining a global perspective. Not to mention her semester at the Disney Collage Program, adding a sprinkle of magic to her education and experience!

Post-graduation, Marcie jumped into various roles; from luxury wedding sales and venue management to orchestrating private dining events. Her passion lies in connecting with people and creating relationships that span beyond the event itself. 

Her favorite past-time is traveling around the world (but more specifically, planning those trips... very type-A at heart)!

meet our wedding planner

Brittany Crowe

Brittany moved to Charleston in 2007 to attend the College of Charleston. She is a dynamic individual who wears two hats with passion. By day, She is a dedicated middle school PE teacher and coach. By night, she transforms into a meticulous wedding planner, devoted to turning dreams into reality. She has combined her love for fitness and celebration with boundless energy and attention to detail! She worked for a local high-end catering company for 10 years before transitioning into the planning side. She loves working with couples and taking away any stress they may have through the process.

She thrives on making each wedding an unforgettable experience, ensuring every couple’s journey to “I do” is a perfect blend of calm and excitement!

- Seth Jackson -

“Lee and her team were absolutely amazing in planning our law firm’s 180 person retreat in Charleston. No detail was too small for them. They planned top notch dinners including an evening dinner on an island and awesome Saturday activities for our group. We could not have pulled off such a huge and successful event without them.”

- Zoe Stewart -

I had the pleasure of working with Experience Holy City when I planned a 50-person team-building trip to Charleston. They handled everything for us and had great recommendations. Lee always made herself available to me when I had questions. In addition, she has excellent relationships with local vendors that gave us inside access. Our trip was a huge success, and that is because of Experience Holy City.

- Ellie Wolla -

Taylor McKenzie and her team made our wedding day absolutely perfect! Our venue needed everything brought in and she made coordination and planning seamless. I felt so confident that everything would be taken care of on the big day! She really cares about the couples she works with and has so much knowledge.

- Allie Mack Mulkey -

“Truly could not have asked for a better wedding planner. I had a very specific vibe I was going for, but no clue how to execute it. Taylor and the Experience Holy City Team made the wedding planning process so EASY and brought my vision to life better than I could have ever imagined.”

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Our team of experts is ready to take your event to the next level.