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 Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield 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 Chesterfield'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 Chesterfield.
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 Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield, 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 Chesterfield, 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
Richland County is one of multiple South Carolina counties that have recently seen jumps in COVID-19 community levels and health officials are urging the public to get vaccinated and mask up.In a Friday press release, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control urged the public to track community level spread in the county where they live/work and to follow preventative steps based on the latest da...
Richland County is one of multiple South Carolina counties that have recently seen jumps in COVID-19 community levels and health officials are urging the public to get vaccinated and mask up.
In a Friday press release, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control urged the public to track community level spread in the county where they live/work and to follow preventative steps based on the latest data. Also, residents should remain up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, the department warns.
“Part of treating COVID-19 as an endemic virus is recognizing that we need to know the current community level and the steps to take to stay virus-free,” Dr. Edward Simmer, DHEC Director, said in the press release. “We are seeing more medium and high transmission across South Carolina, so we strongly encourage our residents to follow all recommendations, including masking, staying home when sick, and being vaccinated, including boosters when eligible, that will help bring these numbers back down.”
The latest DHEC data shows that as of June 6, the number of new COVID-19 cases was up 31.7% over the previous month for the state. Also, COVID-related hospitalizations were up 53.3% over the prior month.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updates its COVID-19 Community Level map every Thursday night and provides a snapshot of COVID-19 levels in each county. Residents can visit the interactive map or use the county check tool on DHEC’s community levels page to view levels in their area.
Currently, South Carolina’s red counties — those with high transmission — are Dillon and Marlboro counties.
The state’s yellow counties — those with medium transmission — are Berkeley, Charleston, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dorchester, Florence, Horry, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Richland, Sumter, and Williamsburg counties.
Here is the masking guidance for the various county levels:
In addition to following the masking guidance, residents should follow the vaccination and booster guidance, as well as the quarantine and isolation guidance, outlined on DHEC’s endemic page. The page also has guidance on when to get tested and where to find free, rapid antigen tests.
This story was originally published June 10, 2022 9:48 AM.
June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about healthcare for men and encourage men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. But most importantly, men should make seeing their doctor a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries....
June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about healthcare for men and encourage men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. But most importantly, men should make seeing their doctor a priority. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer and unintentional injuries.
“Here at CareSouth Carolina, we provide comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services for the entire family, said Jeri Andrews, Associate Medical Director for CareSouth Carolina. “We encourage everyone to visit their primary care provider at least once a year, regardless of your health status. As we celebrate men’s health month, we encourage all men to take charge of your health. If you would like to schedule a visit with one of our providers, please call one of our offices.”
CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.
During May, the nation observed “Mental Health Month,” but June shines a light on men’s mental health. “According to the CDC, men die by suicide at higher rates than women, but are less likely to receive treatment, explains Amy Cook, Director of Behavioral Health for CareSouth Carolina. “Historically, the stigma related to men receiving mental health services was a barrier to treatment. Men were expected to be “tough and masculine”, focusing on protecting others while ignoring their own emotional needs.”
On the plus side, Cook said that “due to the increase in depression and anxiety in recent years, men have been more likely to seek mental health services. CareSouth Carolina offers Integrated Behavioral Health services which allows men to access counseling as needed while also addressing their medical needs,” she said. CareSouth Carolina strives to destigmatize mental health services through education, prevention, and treatment while enhancing the health and wellbeing of all our patients.”
CareSouth Carolina is a private, non-profit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill. Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, geriatrics, social services, clinical counseling, laboratory, 4D ultrasound, X-Ray, migrant services and veteran’s choice provider.
A 9-year-old South Carolina student was forced to clean a school bathroom with a toothbrush because she put too much toilet paper in a commode, according to allegations made at a school board meeting Monday.The incident allegedly happened Oct. 19 at Jefferson Elementary School in the Chesterfield County School District after the student admitted to stuffing too much toilet paper in the toilet, according to several people who identified themselves as family members who spoke at the meeting. The State reviewed ...
A 9-year-old South Carolina student was forced to clean a school bathroom with a toothbrush because she put too much toilet paper in a commode, according to allegations made at a school board meeting Monday.
The incident allegedly happened Oct. 19 at Jefferson Elementary School in the Chesterfield County School District after the student admitted to stuffing too much toilet paper in the toilet, according to several people who identified themselves as family members who spoke at the meeting. The State reviewed a video recording of the meeting posted on YouTube.
“Of course she knows better. She got her recess taken away from her. All well and good; this should have happened,” said a woman who identified herself as the child’s great grandmother. “But when she returns to school on Tuesday, the principal gives her a toothbrush and cleaning supplies to clean the floor.”
“I just find it so belittling to a child to do such a thing,” the woman said.
In response, a school board member from off camera said, “This issue has been addressed by the administration in a manner that the administration believes to be appropriate.”
It’s unclear what punishment, if any, responsible district employees received. A speaker who said she was the student’s great grandmother said school principal Andrea Garrison assigned the punishment. Garrison is still employed by the district, according to the district’s website.
The State reached out to Garrison on Wednesday morning, but a receptionist said she was not in.
“The district is aware and this is being handled as an internal personnel matter of which we can not discuss further,” district spokesman Ken Buck said.
Another public speaker, who did not say whether he was related to the student, said the punishment could damage the child’s mental health.
“This is a very terrible example for someone in our education institution to set for a child,” the speaker said. “This is detrimental to the child’s mental and psychological state.”
James Barber, the president of the Chesterfield County NAACP, spoke during the meeting and said the incident needs to be “respectfully scrutinized,” and called on the board to take “quick and decisive action.”
“We need to understand who voted for what if this person is not dismissed,” Barber said.
The student’s grandfather said the incident, which required a young Black student to do manual labor, carried racial overtones. Garrison is white.
“What has been done to my granddaughter, I am a broken man. You didn’t break her, because I will not let her fall, but you have broken me. You have hurt me to my heart,” the speaker said.
This story was originally published November 10, 2021 9:50 AM.
CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Chesterfield woman is suing Coastal Carolina University after she claims she tripped and fell on a sidewalk.The lawsuit, filed last month in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Common Pleas, claims that Pauline Harrison was a “business invitee” who was on the campus on April 24, 2019. She was walking on the sidewalk when she tripped and fell on a piece of raised concrete.She was “seriously injured,” according to the lawsuit, which did not detail the specifics of her inju...
CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Chesterfield woman is suing Coastal Carolina University after she claims she tripped and fell on a sidewalk.
The lawsuit, filed last month in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Common Pleas, claims that Pauline Harrison was a “business invitee” who was on the campus on April 24, 2019. She was walking on the sidewalk when she tripped and fell on a piece of raised concrete.
She was “seriously injured,” according to the lawsuit, which did not detail the specifics of her injuries.
Afterward, she had to pay for hospital bills, doctor bills, eye doctor care, the cost of replacing her glasses and medication, and will have future medical expenses, according to the lawsuit.
A Pauline Harrison owns Maximize Transportation LLC, registered in North Charleston, according to the South Carolina Secretary of State’s business entities search. The business was incorporated last month.
The fall led to “extensive pain, mental anguish, suffering and discomfort,” along with “disability for a period of time,” permanent injuries, emotional trauma, inability to carry on normal activities, loss of enjoyment of life and financial loss, according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims that CCU had a duty to “use reasonable care to discover persons and avoid injury to persons carrying on activities upon the land, and to use reasonable care to warn persons of any concealed dangerous conditions or activities which are known to the Defendant, or of any change in the condition of the premises which may be dangerous to persons, and which persons may reasonably be expected to discover.”
After inviting her, CCU should have warned her of the “‘raised concrete’ condition in the sidewalk as it were a concealed dangerous condition of the premises that the Defendant knew or should have known about and that a licensee, like the Plaintiff, may reasonably be expected to discover,” according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit also claims that the university didn’t properly train and supervise staff and hired negligent, unqualified and unsupervised staff.
Documents attached to the filing include a letter from Coastal Beach Claims, Inc., which states that the Insurance Reserve Fund, CCU’s insurer, said that there “was no liability on the part of Coastal Carolina University.” Harrison’s claim was denied.
The lawsuit requests a jury trial. Harrison is asking for “actual and punitive damages in the appropriate amount.”
A spokesperson with CCU said the university is unable to comment on legal matters.
Deputies investigating if group of dogs are responsible for man’s death in Chesterfield CountyBy WSOCTV.com News StaffCHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — Chesterfield County deputies said a man was found dead in the middle of the road with his clothes shredded and covered in bite marks.Now, the sheriff’s office is investigating whether four dogs were responsible for his death.Authorities said they found the body of Scottie Brigman, 34, earlier in May on Bailey Sawmill Road, surrounded by four pit bulls....
Deputies investigating if group of dogs are responsible for man’s death in Chesterfield County
By WSOCTV.com News Staff
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, S.C. — Chesterfield County deputies said a man was found dead in the middle of the road with his clothes shredded and covered in bite marks.
Now, the sheriff’s office is investigating whether four dogs were responsible for his death.
Authorities said they found the body of Scottie Brigman, 34, earlier in May on Bailey Sawmill Road, surrounded by four pit bulls.
“When some of our patrol units arrived they did see the dogs on scene waiting around the body and they [police] had to shoo the dogs away,” said Capt. Wayne Jordan.
Deputies took all four dogs, and said one was a stray and three belonged to a nearby family. They’re examining the animals to see if they contributed to Brigman’s death.
“Once we got a manner of death, we could take it to the solicitor and seek charges against the owner of those three pit bull dogs,” Jordan said.
Traci Smith said she hopes the owner is charged. She believes the same dogs attacked her last month while she was riding her horse down the same dirt road.
“They were biting my horse from the front, from the back, all directions. And he was freaking out like you would expect him to do. He was jumping in the air, bucking, trying to run away but they were surrounding him and he couldn’t get away,” Smith said.
She said strangers heard her cry for help and came to the rescue, but she doesn’t want it to happen to anyone else again.
“I hope they’re charged with something,” Smith said.
The owner of the dogs wasn’t home Monday when Channel 9′s Tina Terry stopped by. Investigators said that if they find the dogs played a role in Brigman’s death, they could pursue charges.
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