About Us

Who we are?

Gullah Parties

Since 2012, Gullah Parties has been a proud service provider in the vibrant lowcountry community, and our dedication shows no signs of waning. We are on a mission to promote awareness and appreciation of the Gullah-Geechee culture, shining a spotlight on the profound beauty of its heritage and enduring legacy in Charleston, SC.
Our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional service encompasses events of all sizes, accommodating anywhere from intimate gatherings to grand celebrations with over 1000 guests. With a rich history of serving over 20,000 satisfied clients and counting, professionalism and positivity are the cornerstones of every occasion we undertake.
Led by Barbara, a meticulous and highly organized event planner with over seven years of experience, we bring a wealth of expertise to each project. Barbara’s background in engineering, spanning three decades, provides a solid foundation for managing complex event logistics with ease. As a certified member of the City of Charleston Minority/Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program, Gullah Parties proudly embraces diversity and inclusivity in our operations.
As a full event planning and entertainment company deeply rooted in Gullah culture, we offer a range of specialized services. Our talented floral designer creates stunning arrangements that perfectly complement the ambiance of your event. With an executive chef on staff, we are dedicated to crafting custom southern cuisine dishes that tantalize the taste buds of your guests.
Gullah Parties Founder Barbara Nwokike with City of Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg
Gullah Parties by Barbara Staff excited to serve
We prioritize locally sourced, organic ingredients when they are in season, ensuring a fresh and delightful culinary experience. Additionally, we collaborate with trusted partners like Snyder Rentals to provide tables, chairs, and linens for bars and food stations, guaranteeing a seamless and well-equipped event environment.
What sets us apart is our exceptional team, consisting of retired professionals from diverse backgrounds. From experienced educators to seasoned bankers and wise grandmothers, our team brings a wealth of knowledge, passion, and a shared commitment to creating unforgettable events.