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 Barnwell, 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 Barnwell, 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 Barnwell 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 Barnwell'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 Barnwell.
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 Barnwell, 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 Barnwell, 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 Barnwell, 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 Barnwell, 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
BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) — Ashley Culp has brought the small community of Barnwell, SC together … through a festival that celebrates time change!The Sundial Festival brings a boost to the local economy and Ashley helps with exposure through highlighting local businesses on Facebook live. Her energy and passion for her community is contagious.“My family’s actually been here since the 1700’s, we went back on our DNA and I got to look and we’ve just been here our whole lives.”If you&r...
BARNWELL, S.C. (WJBF) — Ashley Culp has brought the small community of Barnwell, SC together … through a festival that celebrates time change!
The Sundial Festival brings a boost to the local economy and Ashley helps with exposure through highlighting local businesses on Facebook live. Her energy and passion for her community is contagious.
“My family’s actually been here since the 1700’s, we went back on our DNA and I got to look and we’ve just been here our whole lives.”
If you’ve been to Barnwell, and driven around the city circle, no doubt you’ve seen something the town is famous for: the historic vertical sundial.
Starting a Sundial Festival has been on Ashley Culp’s radar, shall we say, for some time.
“People had been talking about it on Facebook, about like, why don’t we- cause we used to have the Festival on the Round- and a lot of people don’t realize that the reason we don’t have those things is because people have to volunteer to do them, it’s just that simple!”
The first festival was held March 7, 2020… with the goal of having two festivals a year– the Saturday of the time change.
Melissa Roberts nominated Ashley for the award.
“It’s a year-long planning session, we’re constantly having meetings and trying to get vendors to join in and sponsors and everything and there’s a lot of set-up day of.”
For someone who’s passionate about her quaint town, working to bring back events in Barnwell has been a labor or love for Ashley.
“I just want to make Barnwell a home for my children, my grandchildren, and for loads of people. I love Barnwell! I’ve volunteered in lots of places- this was just the one thing that took all my time, energy and effort, but at least once in your life volunteer, because it will fulfill you.”
Not only is she a wife, mother and business owner, but she attends council meetings, and works with local groups to help make Barnwell a better place to live.
“She loves Barnwell County, the community, the citizens and she’s always going above and beyond to help the community grow and thrive and she just needed to be nominated because we appreciate her so much!”
Do you know someone who deserves the giving your best award? If so, nominate them here.
Earl Bostick Jr. Kansas Jayhawks#68Pos: OTHt: 6052Wt: 29040: 5.26Hometown: Barnwell, SCHigh School: BarnwellEligibility: 2023One Liner:Bostick is an older prospect who possesses ideal arm length, quick feet, and natural athleticism, but his pad level, play strength, and internal GPS have room for significant improvement.Evaluation:Bostick has experience playing both tackle positions for the Jayhawks but primarily aligns at left tackle. He was rarely penalized last year and plays in a ...
#68Pos: OTHt: 6052Wt: 29040: 5.26Hometown: Barnwell, SCHigh School: BarnwellEligibility: 2023
Bostick is an older prospect who possesses ideal arm length, quick feet, and natural athleticism, but his pad level, play strength, and internal GPS have room for significant improvement.
Bostick has experience playing both tackle positions for the Jayhawks but primarily aligns at left tackle. He was rarely penalized last year and plays in a very controlled style. Bostick’s frame has room to add weight and potentially climb closer to 320 lbs. He possesses excellent arm length and displays the grip strength to latch and sustain blocks. Bostick’s background as a tight end shows in his footwork and movement. He’s light on his feet with a smooth slide in pass protection and excellent foot speed. The former two-star recruit displays quick get off at the snap and shows some explosiveness out of his stance. He has the strength and quickness to seal defenders in the run game and generate sufficient space on down blocks. Bostick has natural linear athleticism in space, but his change of direction skills have room for improvement. In pass protection, his chest and knees don’t extend over his feet. He maintains his balance and frames his blocks well. Bostick has the athleticism to mirror pass rushers, but he’s inconsistent at maximizing this skill. Unfortunately, he still has a lot of technical issues for an older prospect. Bostick regularly takes false steps when trying to get off the line as a run blocker. His inconsistent pad level leads to him being out-leveraged and lifted out of his stance. Bostick takes poor angles to second-level defenders and has his fair share of whiffs on second-level blocks. His internal GPS isn’t calibrated to handle those blocks with regularity despite how frequently they occur in Kansas’ system. Bostick carries his hands too low when not engaged with defenders and is slow to bring them up. He lacks the play strength to maul defenders, and his hands don’t pack much pop. The redshirt senior doesn’t consistently generate movement in the running game, although Kansas asks him to down block frequently, which limits his opportunities in one-on-one pull or vertical run blocking situations. Bostick needs to bend more at the knees and add some strength to his lower half. He’s high-hipped, with a pear-shaped build that might make it difficult to improve his power and base. Bostick is prone to overset and open inside pass rush lanes. He got beat on the inside track three times against Duke (2022). Overall, Bostick currently projects as a developmental Day 3 selection with upside thanks to his physical gifts.
Bostick was a two-star recruit from Barnwell High School in Barnwell, S.C., in the class of 2017. He was the No. 2,449 recruit according to 247Sports Composite board and No. 2,236 (three-star) for On3.com. Bostick was an unranked two-star recruit for Rivals and an unranked two-star recruit for ESPN with a 69 grade out of 100. He was selected to play in the 2017 Border Bowl, which featured the top players from South Carolina against Georgia’s top players. Bostick played tight end and defensive lineman in high school, earning All-Area honors as a senior defensive lineman and All-Region honors as a tight end in his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he totaled 80 tackles and 17 tackles for loss. Bostick also caught seven passes for 247 yards and four touchdowns. He originally committed to Appalachian State before swapping to Kansas. Bostick earned Academic All-Big 12 honors in 2020 and 2021.
BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Savannah River Site workers recently rolled up their sleeves to support of Project Care for the United Way of Allendale, Barnwell and Bamberg Counties.Every year, Savannah River Site employees work during their day off on projects that will improve the living conditions of disadvantaged children, low-income senior citizens, single-parent homeowners and specific United Way agencies.Projects include painting jobs, repairing flooring, putting up drywall, replacing rotting boards, fixing faulty plumbing...
BARNWELL, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Savannah River Site workers recently rolled up their sleeves to support of Project Care for the United Way of Allendale, Barnwell and Bamberg Counties.
Every year, Savannah River Site employees work during their day off on projects that will improve the living conditions of disadvantaged children, low-income senior citizens, single-parent homeowners and specific United Way agencies.
Projects include painting jobs, repairing flooring, putting up drywall, replacing rotting boards, fixing faulty plumbing, performing yard work, building fences and constructing wheelchair ramps.
Among those helped by more than a dozen employees of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees was a homeowner in Blackville who needed a wheelchair ramp.
“The attitudes of those who serve are always amazing,” said Josh Givens, an employee of SRNS, the operations and management contractor at SRS. “The group we had here today was great. They showed up ready to hit the ground running.”
Givens explained that the owner of the Blackville resident could not afford the construction of a ramp.
“She was extremely grateful,” Givens said. “It gives her the freedom of movement she desired, while decreasing her dependence on others. Our team immediately recognized this significant need and worked hard to make it a reality. There’s a big need for wheelchair ramps in Barnwell, Bamberg and Allendale counties.”
Employees of Savannah River Mission Completion, another SRS contractor, also helped during Project Care.
“There is no better feeling than to be a blessing unto someone else,” said Denise Long, an SRMC employee. “I am honored to serve alongside my co-workers to provide safe, reliable access to a resident’s home, which is something many of us take for granted every day. When we work united, we can truly make a great impact in our community.”
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The seven finalists for South Carolina’s Mr. Football were announced on Wednesday.The finalists are Dutch Fork’s Jarvis Green; Clinton’s Bryson James; Spartanburg’s, Raheim Jeter; Lexington’s Jonah Norris; Camden’s Xzavier McLeod; Barnwell’s Tyler Smith; and South Florence’s LaNorris Sellers.Mr. Football is an honor given to the top public school high school football senior football player in the state and based on performance on and off the field. The winner will be announced at ...
The seven finalists for South Carolina’s Mr. Football were announced on Wednesday.
The finalists are Dutch Fork’s Jarvis Green; Clinton’s Bryson James; Spartanburg’s, Raheim Jeter; Lexington’s Jonah Norris; Camden’s Xzavier McLeod; Barnwell’s Tyler Smith; and South Florence’s LaNorris Sellers.
Mr. Football is an honor given to the top public school high school football senior football player in the state and based on performance on and off the field. The winner will be announced at halftime of the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl in Myrtle Beach on Dec. 10.
A look at the seven finalists in alphabetical order:
? Jarvis Green, RB, Dutch Fork: Green has been the Silver Foxes’ leading rusher the past two seasons and went over the 1,000-yard mark for second straight year. This season, he has 1,065 yards and 16 touchdowns. He tied a school record with seven touchdowns in a game against River Bluff on Oct. 21. Over last two seasons, Green has 67 total touchdowns. He is committed to James Madison.
? Bryson James, RB/LB, Clinton: James has played a key role for Clinton, which is off to a 9-0 start to season. He has rushed for 1,024 yards, 20 TDs and returned three kickoffs for touchdowns. On defense, he has 63 total tackles, 11 tackles for loss, three sacks, three caused fumbles and two blocked punts.
? Raheim Jeter, QB, Spartanburg: The East Carolina commit has thrown for 1,410 yards and 12 total touchdowns this season. He is the 17th-rated prospect in SC by 247Sports Composite.
? Xzavier McLeod, DL, Camden: McLeod is the third-ranked prospect in SC by 247Sports Composite and is committed to South Carolina. This season, he has 42 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and 10 quarterback pressures despite missing two games.
? Jonah Norris, RB, Lexington: Norris is the top rusher in the Midlands and has 1,728 yards and 25 touchdowns for Lexington. He has a pair of 300-yard rushing games against South Aiken and Blythewood.
? LaNorris Sellers, QB, South Florence: Sellers has thrown for 1,547 yards and 23 touchdowns entering last week’s game against North Myrtle Beach. He is the eighth-ranked prospect in SC by 247Sports Composite and committed to play at Syracuse.
? Tyler Smith, RB, Barnwell: Smith is one of the top rushers in the state and enters the last week of regular season with 1,914 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns.
Year, Name, Position, School, College
1995 — Jermale Kelley, WR, Berea, South Carolina
1996 — Kyle Young, OL, Daniel, Clemson
1997 — Chris Hope, DB, Rock Hill, Florida State
1998 — Derek Watson, RB, Palmetto, South Carolina
1999 — Mark Logan, QB, Greenwood, Georgia Tech
2000 — Roscoe Crosby, WR, Union, Clemson
2001 — Moe Thompson, DE, Stratford, South Carolina
2002 — Eric McCollom, QB, Camden, Iowa
2003 — Trey Elder, QB, Byrnes, Appalachian State
2004 — J.D. Melton, QB, Myrtle Beach, Navy
2005 — Prince Miller, DB, Byrnes, Georgia
2006 — Malcolm Long, QB, Gaffney, South Carolina State
2007 — Richard Mounce, QB, Blythewood, Charleston Southern
2008 — Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Pointe, South Carolina
2009 — Marcus Lattimore, RB, Byrnes, South Carolina
2010 — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Pointe, South Carolina
2011 —Shaq Roland, WR, Lexington, South Carolina
2012 —Tramel Terry, WR, Goose Creek, Georgia
2013 —Jacob Park, QB, Stratford, Georgia
2014 — Matthew Colburn, RB, Dutch Fork, Wake Forest
2015 — Tavien Feaster, RB, Spartanburg, Clemson
2016 — Gage Moloney, QB, Northwestern, James Madison
2017 — Dakereon Joyner, QB, Fort Dorchester, South Carolina
2018 — Zacch Pickens, DE, T.L. Hanna, South Carolina
2019 — Luke Doty, QB, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
2020 — Tyrion Ingram-Dawkins, DT, Gaffney, Georgia
2021 — Jaylen Sneed, LB, Hilton Head Island, Notre Dame
This story was originally published October 26, 2022 6:23 PM.
Tyler Smith, BarnwellSmith had a huge night for the undefeated Warhorses, running 22 times for 343 yards and 6 touchdowns.LaNorris Sellers, South FlorenceThe Shrine Bowl quarterback was 8 of 16 for 156 yards and 5 touchdowns for the undefeated Bruins.Ian Grissom, LewisvilleThe Lions’ quarterback threw six touchdown passes in a 51-8 romp over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler.Keithan Washington, Denmark-OlarWashington ran for four touc...
Tyler Smith, Barnwell
Smith had a huge night for the undefeated Warhorses, running 22 times for 343 yards and 6 touchdowns.
LaNorris Sellers, South Florence
The Shrine Bowl quarterback was 8 of 16 for 156 yards and 5 touchdowns for the undefeated Bruins.
Ian Grissom, Lewisville
The Lions’ quarterback threw six touchdown passes in a 51-8 romp over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler.
Keithan Washington, Denmark-Olar
Washington ran for four touchdowns and threw for another as the Vikings walloped McCormick 40-8.
Wade Poston, Hannah-Pamplico
The sophomore quarterback accounted for all eight touchdowns in Hannah-Pamplico’s 60-56 loss to Estill. Poston threw four touchdown passes, ran for three and had a touchdown reception.
Demarius Foster, Dorman
The star tailback ran 25 times for 274 yards and a touchdown in Dorman’s 37-7 win over Clover. He also caught 2 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown.
Darren Floyd, West Florence
Floyd erupted for 360 yards and 5 touchdowns on 27 carries as fourth-ranked West Florence pulled away from Lugoff-Elgin 52-27. He scored on runs of 41, 26, 37, 39 and 75 yards.
Jarvis Green, Dutch Fork
The James Madison recruit had 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns rushing. He caught 5 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown as Dutch Fork improved to 10-1.
Scotty Saylor, Carolina Forest
Saylor threw for five touchdowns and set the school record for passing yardage in a season as the Spartans overcame River Bluff 42-28. The senior quarterback was 12 of 19 for 268 yards without a turnover.
Jaiden Jones, May River
Jones ran 27 times for 176 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Sharks’ 24-21 loss to Myrtle Beach.
Logan Coldren, Hillcrest (Simpsonville)
Coldren caught 6 passes for 85 yards and 2 touchdowns while rushing for 78 yards in a first-round defeat.
Chas Smith, Gaffney
A freshman running back, Smith had 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 17 carries. He also caught 2 passes for 37 yards.
Drew Arant, Saluda
Arant was 12-of-14 for 204 yards and 5 touchdowns - all in the first half - as Saluda easily dispatched of Liberty in the AA playoffs.
Naahzeikal Mays, Brookland-Cayce
Mays rushed for 163 yards and all 4 touchdowns on 14 carries as the Bearcats ripped Hahahan 36-7
Aliam Appler, Dutch Fork
The Silver Foxes’ senior quarterback threw for 193 yards, ran for 61 and accounted for 4 touchdowns.
Landon Sharpe, White Knoll
Though his team lost, Sharpe threw for 345 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Markell Townsend, AC Flora
The star tailback ran for three touchdowns and caught a touchdown pass as the Falcons cruised.
Dylan Richardson, Hammond School
Richardson threw for 213 yards and a touchdown and had a touchdown run as the Skyhawks rolled past Augusta Christian 49-7.
Tyler June, Laurence Manning Academy
June, who is a South Carolina baseball commit, accounted for 257 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Cardinal Newman.
Tyler Wright, Holly Hill Academy
Wright ran for 162 yards and a touchdown while also catching a touchdown pass. On defense, he had seven tackles and returned a fumble for a touchdown.