Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Bamberg, SC.
Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.
Constructed in Bamberg, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Bamberg native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.
Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:
The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.
To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Bamberg's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.
With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Bamberg.
You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.
Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Bamberg, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:
Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.
Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.
On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.
Located in Bamberg, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.
When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.
At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Bamberg, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.
At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.
When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.
Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.
If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.
10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.
From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Bamberg, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.
Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.
The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.
Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.
The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.
When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.
If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.
Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation
More than $6.8 million investment will create 122 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC, a barrel manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Bamberg County. The more than $6.8 million investment will create 122 new jobs.Located at 3914 Main Highway in Bamberg, the company will manufacture barrels for high-quality whiskey and wine industries.The new facility is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2021...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC, a barrel manufacturer, today announced plans to establish operations in Bamberg County. The more than $6.8 million investment will create 122 new jobs.
Located at 3914 Main Highway in Bamberg, the company will manufacture barrels for high-quality whiskey and wine industries.
The new facility is expected to be operational by the fourth quarter of 2021. Individuals interested in joining the South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC team should contact the company at 803-676-4240 or email@example.com.
“South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC is honored to bring our operations to Bamberg. Our woman-owned business produces the highest-quality whiskey and wine barrels in the region and beyond. This opportunity was made possible through the vision and generous support of Governor McMaster, the South Carolina Department of Commerce and SouthernCarolina Alliance. The market presence and, more importantly, the people of Bamberg and the state of South Carolina, were key factors in our decision. We look forward to building long-term relationships throughout the state and showing others the great opportunities to be had in South Carolina.” -South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC CEO Dagney Johnson
“Today’s announcement is a huge win for South Carolina. We celebrate South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC’s decision to locate in Bamberg County, invest more than $6.8 million, and create 122 new jobs. By continuing to provide a business-friendly environment, we can help bring in more job-creating investments like this one to the Palmetto State.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“It’s exciting to see more and more companies learn the benefits of doing business in South Carolina. We welcome South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC to the Palmetto State and celebrate the 122 new jobs the company will create in Bamberg County.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“We are very excited about South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC coming to Bamberg County and the 122 jobs they will create. We look forward to a long relationship with the company moving forward as they grow their operations. It’s a good day in Bamberg County, and we are looking forward to the coming year.” -Bamberg County Council Chairman Larry Haynes
“SouthernCarolina Alliance welcomes South Carolina Oak to Barrel, LLC, which will be a great addition to our manufacturing community. Their significant job creation in this rural area, combined with excellent wages, will create new opportunities for each of their 122 employees. Every job created provides an opportunity for a brighter future for a family in this region.” -SouthernCarolina Alliance President and CEO Danny Black
Now is the time for growers to come to the aid of their cucurbits and rise against downy mildew.Downy mildew is a water mold that destroys plant foliage and is common on cucurbits, a family of plants that includes cucumbers, various melons, squashes and gourds. It makes annual unwelcome visits to South Carolina in late May or early June. The first sighting for 2022 was in Bamberg County on May 25.Rob Last, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service horticultural agent, said cucumbers and cantaloupes are currently most at risk to dow...
Now is the time for growers to come to the aid of their cucurbits and rise against downy mildew.
Downy mildew is a water mold that destroys plant foliage and is common on cucurbits, a family of plants that includes cucumbers, various melons, squashes and gourds. It makes annual unwelcome visits to South Carolina in late May or early June. The first sighting for 2022 was in Bamberg County on May 25.
Rob Last, Clemson Cooperative Extension Service horticultural agent, said cucumbers and cantaloupes are currently most at risk to downy mildew. However, all cucurbits are susceptible. The strain affecting squash and watermelons had not moved out of Florida as of May 26.
“Cucumber is the first cucurbit crop to display downy mildew symptoms,” Last said.
Downy mildew is caused by the oomycete Pseudoperonospora cubensis mold. It does not overwinter in South Carolina but spreads from more southern states via wind-blown spores and can travel up to 1,000 miles in two days.
Cucurbit downy mildew also can be spread through infected transplants. The disease begins as dark, irregular spots that spread quickly on plants’ leaves, causing them to curl and ultimately leading to a reduction in photosynthesis that can interfere with the development of fruit.
Cucurbit growers can fight downy mildew using an arsenal of fungicides. One fungicide proven effective against downy mildew is Orondis. Growers using Orondis in their spray programs are asked to limit the number of Orondis applications to 1/3 of the spray program. Growers making 1 to 5 applications, can use Orondis for one application. Growers making 6 to 8 applications, may use Orondis for two of the applications.
For cucumbers, Clemson Extension horticulturists suggest one application of Orondis per crop. If other fungicides are used, Last advises growers to make applications seven days apart.
“A stretch longer than seven days is likely to increase the potential for disease spread,” he said.
In addition to Orondis, other products suggested for use in cucumbers include: Omega ( Fluazinam 7 day PHI in Cucumbers), Bravo (chlorothalonil), Ranman (Cyazofamid), Presidio (fluopicolide), Orondis Opti (Oxathiapiprolin and clorothalonil never use Orondis Ultra in cucumbers), Elumen (Ethaboxam) and Gavel (Zoxamide and Mancozeb).
Fungicides to use in cantaloupes include: Ranman (Cyazofamid), Presidio (fluopicolide), Orondis Opti (Oxathiapiprolin and clorothalonil. Never use Orondis ultra in cantaloupes), Elumen (Ethaboxam), Gavel (Zoxamide and Mancozeb), and Manzate (Mancozeb).
To wage war against downy mildew in squash and watermelons, growers can use: Ranman (Cyazofamid), Orondis Opti (Oxathiapiprolin and clorothalonil), Orondis Ultra (Oxathiapiprolin and mandipropamid), Gavel (Zoxamide and Mancozeb) and Manzate (Mancozeb).
The Cucurbit Downy Mildew Forecast map can be used to determine where downy mildew has been reported. The site also predicts where spores will spread from known sources and where weather will be favorable for a new outbreak in the next 48-72 hours.
Two Clemson researchers believe planting cucumbers early can help growers avoid downy mildew in their cucurbit crops.
The study conducted by Tony Keinath, professor of plant pathology and research and extension vegetable pathologist at Clemson’s Coastal Research and Education Center in Charleston, and Felipe Silva, assistant professor of agricultural economics in Clemson’s Department of Agricultural Sciences agribusiness program, shows downy mildew issues practically can be avoided by planting cucumbers early so that crops mature before downy mildew can take over. This saves growers money normally spent on fungicides and labor.
During the study, Keinath planted a spring crop of slicing cucumbers in 20 plots of three rows each at the Coastal REC in Charleston between March 20 and May 10. Results show it is important growers plant cucumbers nearer the beginning of the planting period before temperatures get warm.
Downy mildew outbreaks most often occur during mild, wet weather, when rainwater washes spores out of the air onto leaves. After infecting a plant, downy mildew will continue to spread, even in dry weather, if temperatures stay above 60 degrees.
Early planting can be beneficial for both conventional growers and organic growers. In addition to helping avoid downy mildew, the researchers found planting early also can result in higher yields.
For more information, read Cucurbit Downy Mildew Management for 2022 available from Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension. For questions about cucurbits or other crops, contact the local Clemson Extension office.
Denise Attaway reports for Public Service and Agriculture in the Clemson University College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Following Governor Henry McMaster’s April 15 request, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that South Carolina’s businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on April 5-6 may apply for low interest disaster loans.To assist businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA will open Disaster Loan Outreac...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Following Governor Henry McMaster’s April 15 request, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that South Carolina’s businesses and residents affected by the severe storms and tornadoes on April 5-6 may apply for low interest disaster loans.
To assist businesses and residents affected by the disaster, the SBA will open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) in Allendale and Bamberg counties on Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m. as indicated below:
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)
Opening: Friday, April 22, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.mSaturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Permanently closing May 5 at 4 p.m.
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC)
Opening: Friday, April 22, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Permanently closing May 5 at 4 p.m.
Customer Service Representatives will be available at the DLOCs to answer questions about the disaster loan program and help individuals complete their applications.
For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. EIDL Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the business suffered any physical property damage.
Applicants may be eligible for a loan amount increase up to 20 percent of their physical damages, as verified by the SBA for mitigation purposes. Eligible mitigation improvements may include a safe room or storm shelter, sump pump, French drain, or retaining wall to help protect property and occupants from future damage caused by a similar disaster.
Interest rates are as low as 2.94 percent for businesses, 1.875 percent for nonprofit organizations, and 1.438 percent for homeowners and renters, with terms up to 30 years. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial condition.
Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoanAssistance.sba.gov/ela/s and should apply under SBA declaration # 17402.
Disaster loan information and application forms may also be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (if you are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services) or emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications may be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster Completed applications should be returned to the centers or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76155.
The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is June 20, 2022. The deadline to return economic injury applications is Jan. 19, 2023.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Arnett Engineered Solutions, LLC (Arnett), a pump and valve manufacturer and provider, today announced plans to establish operations in Bamberg County. The new operations will create 19 new jobs.
Established in 2013, Arnett designs, manufactures and distributes valves and pumps for a large portfolio of companies in various industries.
Located at 61 Innovation Drive, Arnett’s new facility will increase the company’s operating capacity to meet growing demand.
The new facility is expected to be operational by September 2021. Individuals interested in joining the Arnett team should visit the company’s contact webpage.
“Arnett Engineered Solutions is thrilled to be growing our operations and purchasing the beautiful facility at 61 Innovation Drive in Bamberg, South Carolina. We look forward to joining the Bamberg community to work with and serve its greatest asset: wonderful people. We also want to extend our sincere gratitude to the team at SouthernCarolina Alliance for their assistance with a seamless transition into the area.” -Arnett Engineered Solutions Director of Operations Emilyn Gjertsen
“We celebrate Arnett establishing operations in Bamberg County and creating 19 new jobs in our state. We look forward to the impact this great company will have in the community.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“It’s always a big win for South Carolina anytime a company decides invest in our state and our people. Today’s announcement is a testament to the pro-business environment we’ve cultivated within our borders, and I look forward to watching them succeed right here in South Carolina.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“Bamberg County welcomes Arnett Engineered Solutions, LLC and we appreciate their job creation and investment in our community. Every good job changes the future for a family, and we look forward to working with Arnett CEO Chase Arnett and his team in the coming years.” -Bamberg County Council Chairman Larry Haynes
“Congratulations to Arnett Engineered Solutions, LLC and Bamberg County! Arnett will be an asset to our local and regional economies, and we are proud that they have chosen a new home in the SouthernCarolina region of South Carolina.” -SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Marty Sauls
Each week in February, in observance of Black History Month, The Greenville News, Spartanburg Herald Journal and Anderson Independent Mail will profile South Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This is part of a project that will conclude on March with a look at the state of HBCUs in South Carolina. Denmark Technical College is a public historically Black two-year technical college located in Bamberg County, South Carolina.The General Assembly approved the establishment of Denmark Te...
Each week in February, in observance of Black History Month, The Greenville News, Spartanburg Herald Journal and Anderson Independent Mail will profile South Carolina's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This is part of a project that will conclude on March with a look at the state of HBCUs in South Carolina.
Denmark Technical College is a public historically Black two-year technical college located in Bamberg County, South Carolina.
The General Assembly approved the establishment of Denmark Technical College in 1947. Operations began on March 1, 1948, initially as the South Carolina Trade School System.
The college is located in Denmark, with a population of approximately 5,000, according to the school's website.
Denmark Technical College offers programs of Culinary Arts, Accounting, Administrative Office Technology, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management, Computer Technology, Cybersecurity, Barbering, Cosmetology, Arts/General Education (English, Math, History, Sociology, Spanish, Public Speaking, Psychology, Developmental Reading, Developmental Math, Developmental English), Music Room, Biology, Chemistry, Criminal Justice, Early Care and Education, Early Childhood Development, Human Services, Nurse Aid Assistance, Practical Nursing, Building Construction Fundamentals, Continuing Education, Plumbing, Welding and Electromechanical Engineering Technology.
For students like Aaliyah McKeithan, a freshman studying business administration, Denmark is the only technical college in the state with on-campus housing, which was a major factor in her college choice.
While she was not ready to commit to a four-year university, Denmark being a two-year institution with on-campus housing was a perfect fit for her.
"Student life is pretty well; I enjoy the students I go to school with. I really enjoy the closeness I get since I get to live on campus," McKeithan said.
She's a part of the Student Government Association on campus, so McKeithan is constantly in communication with the administrative staff and learning things about the school and what they can improve on for student life.
Included for students is a pantry where they can sign in and receive personal items, such as detergent, soap, deodorant and food.
"Its really good for out-of-state and in-state students who live pretty far from campus. And as a freshman, a lot of us don't have cars. So having that pantry is really nice. Anything we need is there," McKeithan said.
Jarius Hays is a senior studying barbering who is a student leader on campus. He said during his first year he felt 'at home' and very welcomed.
"They welcomed me with open arms. I felt like they knew me when I first got here, which is crazy. It felt so homey and the energy was perfect."
Enrollment has grown from 42 students in 1948 to 650 students in 2020, according to the Denmark Technical College Master Plan 2020.
According to the college's 10-year enrollment data facts, in 2016/2017, there were 948 in headcount and 507 students in full-time equivalent.
In the 10-year enrollment data, the fall 2015 and fall 2016 retention rate was 12%.
Student tuition and fees for in-state students who live off-campus for the 2021-22 school year is $3,378 and for on-campus students is $3,528. For out-of-state students off-campus tuition and fees for the 2021-22 school year are $6,191 and for on-campus students, $6,341. These costs do not include books and other personal expenses.
Additional costs for barbering, cosmetology, early childhood development and practical nursing students vary and can be found on their website at denmarktech.edu/tuition-and-fees/.
Notable alumni of Denmark Technical College include Albert Talbert, Edgefield County Council member representing District 1 and Bobby Gary, Kershaw County Council.
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