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 Charleston, 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 Charleston, 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 Charleston 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 Charleston'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 Charleston.
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 Charleston, 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 Charleston, 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 Charleston, 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 Charleston, 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
When MUSC researchers collaborate and combine their expertise, technologies and passion, they tap into a special kind of energy. There’s not much, it seems, that they can’t do.This collaborative energy filled Bioengineering Building Room 110 and the Drug Discovery Building Lobby on June 16 as more than 80 investigators came together for MUSC Research Cores Day – a day that celebrates the expertise MUSC brings to the South Carolina research community. While the research cores have held events in the past, this was the...
When MUSC researchers collaborate and combine their expertise, technologies and passion, they tap into a special kind of energy. There’s not much, it seems, that they can’t do.
This collaborative energy filled Bioengineering Building Room 110 and the Drug Discovery Building Lobby on June 16 as more than 80 investigators came together for MUSC Research Cores Day – a day that celebrates the expertise MUSC brings to the South Carolina research community. While the research cores have held events in the past, this was the first year that it was held in this format under the leadership of Research Cores Committee Chairman Steve Rosenzweig, Ph.D.
The research cores provide technical expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation to support innovative biomedical research, both within MUSC and beyond. Sometimes the partnership is highly collaborative, especially when innovative technologies or approaches are being developed. Sometimes it’s more service-oriented – investigators know what they need, and the research cores are there to provide support. Either way, they help investigators to take their research further and faster than going it alone.
“Our research cores set MUSC apart as an academic health sciences center committed to discovery,” said vice president for Research Lori L. McMahon, Ph.D. “They aren’t just instruments, facilities or software – they are made up of individuals who are catalysts for changing our understanding and improving the lives of others. They are partners in all types of scientific discoveries that range from basic to translational.”
While they provide services to MUSC investigators, several research cores also provide support to research endeavors happening in other labs across the country or world, or they house investigative resources that may not be found elsewhere. For instance, the MUSC Lipidomics Core facility has worked with 139 collaborators globally since 2019, including 38 national and 13 international institutions as well as nine biotech companies. As part of its mission, the Drug Discovery Core has created the South Carolina Compound Collection (SC3), an in-house collection representative of the best compounds made by academic and industrial chemists in South Carolina. SC3 was founded with an initial donation of 3,000 compounds from retired organic chemist Charles Beam from the College of Charleston. This original donation was then bolstered by more than 130,000 proprietary compounds donated by Aeterna Zentaris from its discovery library and continues to expand with donations for chemists at MUSC and across the state.
“We have incredible resources and unparalleled skill in our research community at MUSC,” said Rosenzweig, who is also a professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. “The goal of each research core team is to share those resources and its expertise to be part of changing what’s possible. It’s only through collaborations that we will make that happen.”
The celebration kicked off with presentations from six different research cores about their expertise and services; these cores included the Mass Spectrometry facility, Laboratory Animal Resources, Cell Evaluation and Therapy Shared Resource, Lipidomics Shared Resource, Bioenergetic Profiling Core and the Drug Discovery Core. Following the presentations, core staff presented posters and offered consultation to investigators interested in learning more about utilizing core services.
The day wrapped up with tours of select facilities for investigators to get an up-close look at the technologies available to support their research needs. The South Carolina Research Authority was also on hand to share how its team advances research capabilities and commercializes technology for academic institutions and start-ups that are sometimes born from research discoveries.
The research cores operate as service centers on a charge-back basis, with varying degrees of support across MUSC. Information on services, instrumentation, pricing and contacts can be found on each research core’s page on the MUSC Research website.
The Medical University of South Carolina and one of its health centers were two of several Charleston area entities fined by the state for improperly disposing of infectious medical waste.Among the waste, which ended up in multiple landfills throughout the area, were needles and medical equipment still containing blood and other bodily fluids, much of it packaged improperly in containers not sturdy enough to prevent leaks or punctures, according to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors in reports the agency sh...
The Medical University of South Carolina and one of its health centers were two of several Charleston area entities fined by the state for improperly disposing of infectious medical waste.
Among the waste, which ended up in multiple landfills throughout the area, were needles and medical equipment still containing blood and other bodily fluids, much of it packaged improperly in containers not sturdy enough to prevent leaks or punctures, according to S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control inspectors in reports the agency shared June 29 with The Post and Courier.
MUSC and Ashley River Tower on Courtenay Drive were each fined $58,000, according to documents from DHEC. The Ashley River Tower facility specializes in digestive health, heart and vascular care.
Also named were Trident Medical Center in North Charleston, which was fined $55,000, and Naval Health Clinic Charleston in Goose Creek, which was fined $14,000.
Spokewoman Heather Woolwine confirmed MUSC has been working with DHEC to correct the problems, which the Charleston County Landfill drew attention to last fall.
“We immediately reached out to both our landfill and DHEC partners to determine the scope of the issue and to address it as quickly and as comprehensively as possible,” Woolwine said in a statement. “MUSC took and continues to take extra steps to audit its waste to ensure it is being correctly sorted before sending it for appropriate disposal.”
DHEC began looking into the issue in September, after a site manager for the Charleston County Landfill reported receiving multiple shipments of medical waste, which the landfill wasn’t permitted to receive. During several inspections over the following weeks, authorities found glass medicine vials, IV tubing and other tubing containing blood, pieces of bodily tissue, multiple biohazard specimen bags, needle tips with enclosed blood, a pump containing blood and documents identifying MUSC as generator of the waste.
Oakridge and Berkeley County landfills also improperly received shipments of infectious waste from MUSC.
In total, MUSC was fined $116,000 for the violations, both of which have been paid in full, DHEC reported.
Charleston County Landfill and Republic Services Waste Transfer Station in North Charleston also received multiple shipments of infectious waste from Trident Medical Center last fall.
Like Charleston County Landfill, Republic is not permitted to receive infectious waste, according to the documents DHEC provided to The Post and Courier.
However, state inspectors reported finding bloody surgical trays, clear bags containing solid and infectious waste, needles and glass medicine vials.
Findings at Charleston County Landfill from Trident in October included bloody surgical table drapes, intubation equipment and supersaturated gauze.
“We’re committed to complying with regulations, and we quickly took steps to address the findings,” said Rod Whiting, spokesman for Trident. “Our efforts have been centered around colleague training and education. We want to make sure we are doing all we can to keep our colleagues, patients and community safe.”
And in November, Moncks Corner-based solid waste processor Repower South Berkeley received multiple shipments of barbed dental broaches, glass carpules, dental burrs and needles from Naval Health Clinic in November.
Naval Health Clinic did not respond to requests for comment, but documents provided by DHEC state the clinic conducted additional staff training and internal audits in response to the state health agency’s findings.
Like MUSC, DHEC reported Trident and Naval Health Clinic have corrected the violations and paid their fines in full.
The reports come the month after DHEC leveled Roper St. Francis with a fine for similar violations around the same time.
The Post and Courier reported last month that two of Roper St. Francis’ hospitals, Roper Hospital in Charleston and Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital in West Ashley, repeatedly mishandled medical waste sent to Charleston County landfills in September and October.
A state inspector found bags filled with bloody gauze, gloves, medical vials and papers from Roper that were open and spilling onto the ground on several occasions.
Roper Hospital in Charleston was fined $50,000 and Bon Secours in West Ashley was fined $54,000, which has been paid in full, according to spokesman Andy Lyons.
Roper and Bon Secours both responded to DHEC’s violations with corrective actions including a waste management plan that cost the hospital system $114,000.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Drought conditions are beginning to worsen for some counties across the state including Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Williamsburg counties.The South Carolina Drought Response Committee upgraded the drought status to “Severe Drought” in most of Colleton County and extended the “Moderate Drought” status further toward Interstate 95.According to the ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- Drought conditions are beginning to worsen for some counties across the state including Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, and Williamsburg counties.
The South Carolina Drought Response Committee upgraded the drought status to “Severe Drought” in most of Colleton County and extended the “Moderate Drought” status further toward Interstate 95.
According to the National Drought Mitigation Center, 99.2% of the state is experiencing “Abnormally Dry” conditions, 62.8% is in “Moderate Drought,” and 10.4% is in “Severe Drought.”
An upgrade to the drought status may come as a surprise to some Lowcountry residents, especially given the heavy precipitation seen across the area this week.
But, Storm Team 2 meteorologist Josh Marthers said this week’s rainfall has not been factored in yet as the monitor is released every Thursday.
“Obviously over the last two days we’ve had a lot of rain, about one to four inches depending on where you are,” he explained. “So that most likely hasn’t been a huge factor in this week’s, but it’ll be a factor in next week’s.”
On June 29, Charleston International Airport saw nearly 2 inches of rain, setting a new record. For the month, CHS has seen a little over 6 inches of rain, which is about a quarter of an inch less than normal.
The airport has seen nearly 17.5 inches of precipitation to date in 2022, a deficit of about 5 inches.
Despite being down about 5 inches for the year, a look at the previous 365 days indicates a rain deficit of almost two feet in several parts of the state, including some of the Lowcountry.
“The moderate drought is here because we’ve been dry for a long time,” Marthers said. “We’re not going to wipe that out with an event like this where you have one to four inches of rain.”
Storm Team 2 meteorologist Olivia Lawrence explains that heavy bouts of rain are less beneficial to decreasing the drought than steady rainfall.
The best comparison is the concept of a sponge! When you have a dry sponge sitting on the counter, if you quickly pour a lot of water on it, it will slowly absorb some, and the rest will spill over onto the counter. But, if you gradually pour water on it, it will absorb and hold that water until it is completely saturated. The same applies to the surface layers of the ground.
“If it’s a slow steady long rain, it can slowly seep into the lower levels of the ground but, if it’s one fast one, it can’t all go into the ground at once so it has to go somewhere and becomes runoff or flooding” she explained.
While the impacts of drought vary by state, typically moderate drought conditions can cause some damage to crops and pastures as well as low water levels in streams, reservoirs, and wells. Severe drought, on the other hand, will likely cause crop and pasture losses and water shortages.
In addition, drought conditions can increase fire risk, but Marthers said the Lowcountry should not be too worried about widespread fire potential during the Fourth of July weekend.
“The top layer on the ground is wet”
“With high humidity, because this is a tropical air mass, already it would be tough to set something on fire because it’s so humid,” he said. “But, then you wet the fuel as well so I wouldn’t be terribly concerned about things getting out of hand.”
Storm Team 2 said the drought status may ease slightly next week, but likely will not move the needle too much.
“I think the moderate drought area probably stays put for now, maybe shrinks a little bit, we’ll see,” Marthers said. “But it’s a little too early to tell.”
Charleston, S.C., June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Creston Dental & Braces (supported by Benevis), a longtime leader in affordable dental care and a valuable dental resource for children and their families in South Carolina, is inviting the community to a grand reopening of its Charleston office to welcome Dr. Eduardo Garcia and his colleagues who are stepping up to ensure access to high quality dental care.The celebration will be at the Creston Dental & Braces Charleston office, 4400 Dorchester Road, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. o...
Charleston, S.C., June 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Creston Dental & Braces (supported by Benevis), a longtime leader in affordable dental care and a valuable dental resource for children and their families in South Carolina, is inviting the community to a grand reopening of its Charleston office to welcome Dr. Eduardo Garcia and his colleagues who are stepping up to ensure access to high quality dental care.
The celebration will be at the Creston Dental & Braces Charleston office, 4400 Dorchester Road, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2022. Dr. Garcia and the office care team will be available to meet patients and provide scheduled dental appointments. Families are invited to schedule appointments and to celebrate with free face painting, balloon animals, and story-time festivities.
The reopening of Creston Dental & Braces in Charleston will provide much-needed access to care for nearly 3,000 children in the immediate Charleston community. Creston Dental & Braces proudly provided care for more than 20% of the children in South Carolina in 2021 but in Charleston has been able to provide only orthodontic services in recent months due to a doctor shortage. With Dr. Garcia and his colleagues stepping in, the office is able to resume full general dentistry services, including hygiene.
“I have been close to Creston Dental & Braces for four years and know what a valuable resource this office is for the Charleston community,” said Dr. Garcia. “We have assembled an excellent team, and we are very excited about the reopening and look forward to seeing all the patients who have relied on this office for high quality, accessible and affordable care.”
“The dentist shortage is impacting everyone, but especially those in high-need areas,” said Theresa Clements, Office Manager at Creston Dental & Braces. “We are proud to be able to have highly qualified doctors such as Dr. Garcia and his colleagues here in the Charleston area ready to serve the community’s oral health needs.”
An experienced dental leader focused on quality and service, Dr. Garcia serves as District Dental Director for Creston Dental & Braces.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Creston Dental & Braces at 843-405-1002 or visit www.CrestonDental.com.
ABOUT CRESTON DENTAL & BRACES
Creston Dental & Braces is one of South Carolina’s leaders in Medicaid and affordable dental care for children and their families. Supported by Benevis, Creston Dental’s eight locations serve over 35,000 children covered by Medicaid. Creston Dental and its doctors are committed to improving lives by providing high-quality dental care in a fun, compassionate environment. To learn more about Creston Dental, visit www.CrestonDental.com.
Benevis is a comprehensive dental practice support service company focused on expanding access to dentistry by providing the highest quality practice support services to over 120 locally branded dental offices focused on pediatric dental care and orthodontics. Benevis works to improve lives by advocating for programs and legislation that ensures all families have access to the healthcare they need and deserve. Benevis’ support allows dentists to focus on providing high-quality care to their patients. For more information visit Benevis.com.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has big plans for the affordable housing building in downtown Charleston.The organization will soon begin construction of a new tower of units to replace Joseph Floyd Manor, which is located at King Street and Mount Pleasant Street. The new building will be placed behind the current building.Sandino Moses is the chairman of the Board of Commissioners for CCHRA. He says it is important that the tenants get the opportunity to live in a brand new, ...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority has big plans for the affordable housing building in downtown Charleston.
The organization will soon begin construction of a new tower of units to replace Joseph Floyd Manor, which is located at King Street and Mount Pleasant Street. The new building will be placed behind the current building.
Sandino Moses is the chairman of the Board of Commissioners for CCHRA. He says it is important that the tenants get the opportunity to live in a brand new, updated building without being displaced.
“It’s going to 100% improve the livability of our tenants. Here at CCHRA, they’re just not tenants. To us, they’re family,” Moses says.
That’s why the housing and redevelopment authority wants to provide a brand new building, without changing the address. They plan to begin construction in the space behind the current building. Plans call for the construction of a similar but new and improved version of Joseph Floyd Manor. Then, residents can move their belongings just next door into a state-of-the-art building.
Moses says the new building will have better heating and air, new appliances, and brand new finishes. He also says the board hopes to improve the security at the premises.
“It’s going to be a better security system around here so the predators in the community won’t come in and illegally sell drugs on our facility,” Moses says.
To fund the project, CCHRA has already sold 18 demolition houses that they owned to the Charleston County Council. That sale earned $2.47 million in funding for the Joseph Floyd Manor Project.
“The board also has moved forward and made a decision to sell an additional 30 homes to help fund the Joseph Floyd Manor,” Moses says.
Some residents say they will believe the project when they see it, saying they expect it will take longer than the suggested 3 years. Others are very excited at the idea, saying it’s time, not just for an upgrade, but for the replacement building.
“It’s going to give our tenants a certain pride, that this building belongs to them, this is where they live,” Moses said.
Once the tenants are moved into the new building at 2106 Mount Pleasant St., the board will move forward with demolishing the old building.
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