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 Clemson, 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 Clemson, 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 Clemson 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 Clemson'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 Clemson.
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 Clemson, 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 Clemson, 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 Clemson, 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 Clemson, 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
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson gymnastics team and Head Coach Amy Smith have announced their second recruiting class on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The signing class consists of three student-athletes from three different states.“Words cannot express how thrilled we are to welcome Kate, Quinn and Takoda into our Clemson family,” said Head Coach Amy Smith. “Not only are they fantastic gymnasts, but they are young women of high character and integrity, impeccable in the classroom, and we also feel they will fit in seamlessly...
CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson gymnastics team and Head Coach Amy Smith have announced their second recruiting class on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The signing class consists of three student-athletes from three different states.
“Words cannot express how thrilled we are to welcome Kate, Quinn and Takoda into our Clemson family,” said Head Coach Amy Smith. “Not only are they fantastic gymnasts, but they are young women of high character and integrity, impeccable in the classroom, and we also feel they will fit in seamlessly with our current seven athletes. It’s just so exciting to see the team come together in such a strong way. It has also been beyond cool to see the girls that come onto campus that can see the vision and want to help us build Clemson gymnastics into one of the top programs in the country. These three are fantastic additions!”
• Quinn Kuhl • Holly Springs, N.C. • Sonshine Gymnastics
• 2019 DP National Qualifier, 2020 Nastia Liukin Cup Qualifier, 2021 DP National Qualifier, CGN 4-star recruit ranking
Amy Smith on Quinn – “She is such a vibrant spirit. Her energy is infectious and is going to be a ton of fun to watch and coach. We feel Quinn will be most impactful on bars, beam and vault for us. At 5’9, her long lines make her a standout on bars. She is a dynamic swinger with big gymnastics. Her beam is polished and solid, which should make her a staple in our beam line-up, and she has diligently been working on a 1.5 on vault as well.”
• Kate Bryant • Littleton, Colo. • MM23 Gymnastics
• 2022 JO National Qualifier, 2021-22 Level 10 Regional Qualifier, 5x team captain
Amy Smith on Kate – “Kate is a more intense and quiet energy, but incredibly powerful. She will make an immediate impact on our vault line-up with a huge 1.5, and we feel like she could also make it into our other line-ups as well. She has some big passes she is training, and she has a very unique dance quality that I am very excited to choreograph.”
• Takoda Berry • Newport Beach, Calif. • Coastal Gymnastics
• 2x National Qualifier, 8x Bars Champion, 2x score of 9.9 on bars, 2x U.S. Developmental team member
Amy Smith on Takoda – “We feel like Takoda is an athlete that was very under the radar and is going to shock a lot of people. She is deceivingly powerful and dynamic. Takoda has the potential to come in on the all-around for us. Bars is a huge standout for her. She is aggressive and looks very much at ease while swinging bars. She has big skills and her line is beautiful. Takoda has a huge 1.5 that she is training on vault, and we should have that ready to go for competition next year. On floor she has a very powerful double pike and is training a double layout as well. She also has a very strong turning ability, so we are excited to work on that since it’s pretty unique, and she does it so well.”
“Additionally, we are so appreciative of Quinn and Takoda doing the extra work to graduate early and be a part of this incredibly special inaugural class. We cannot wait to get in the gym and start training with this group. Big things coming from Clemson Gymnastics.”
CLEMSON, S.C. — Four members of the Clemson men’s soccer team have been recognized for their efforts this season with conference recognitions, the ACC announced on Wednesday. Forward Ousmane Sylla (First Team), defender Hamady Diop (Second Team) and forward Mohamed Seye (Third Team) were all named to an All-ACC Team, while goalkeeper Joseph Andema was selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team.This marks the fourth consecutive season that Clemson has had at least three players named to an all-conference team, a...
CLEMSON, S.C. — Four members of the Clemson men’s soccer team have been recognized for their efforts this season with conference recognitions, the ACC announced on Wednesday. Forward Ousmane Sylla (First Team), defender Hamady Diop (Second Team) and forward Mohamed Seye (Third Team) were all named to an All-ACC Team, while goalkeeper Joseph Andema was selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team.
This marks the fourth consecutive season that Clemson has had at least three players named to an all-conference team, and the fifth consecutive year that the Tigers have been represented in the first team. Clemson’s three selections is tied for fifth most of the 12 ACC teams.
The full list of conference award winners can be found HERE.
Ousmane Sylla | Junior | Forward | First Team
Sylla has been the Tigers offensive fulcrum all season, leading the team in both goals and points. He has been exceptionally creative in the final third to score five goals and tally six assists, giving him 16 points on the campaign. He has notched 1.07 points per match, good for sixth most in the ACC. He is also tied for the team-lead in assists and fourth in the ACC in that category. This is Sylla’s second appearance on an All-ACC team, having earned second team recognition in 2021.
Hamady Diop | Junior | Defender | Second Team
Diop has been a defensive stalwart for Clemson, appearing in 11 games and starting 10 at center back. His stellar defense has helped the Tigers to four of their eight shutouts on the season, and he has contributed a goal on a penalty kick that turned out to be game-winner against NC State. This is the Senegal native’s second appearance on the All-ACC second team, in as many years.
Mohamed Seye | Senior | Forward | Third Team
Seye has shined as Clemson’s No. 9 this season, coming off a torn ACL in 2021 to play perhaps the best soccer of his already impressive career at Clemson. He is tied with Sylla for the team-lead in assists, and is second on the team in goals with four. He is the only Tiger to have started in each game this season. This is his first time landing on an All-ACC team, despite having racked up 20 goals and 51 points in his four seasons at Clemson.
Joseph Andema | Freshman | Goalkeeper | Freshman
Andema has taken over as the Tigers starting keeper, and has quickly become a key part in the team’s defensive success. In 13 matches, he’s earned seven clean sheets and has stopped 36 of the 44 shots he’s faced. That gives him a .818 save percentage, 14th best in the nation and third-best in the ACC. Andema began his freshman campaign on an extremely impressive streak, facing 16 shots over 501 minutes before allowing his first goal. He has recorded the second-most clean sheets of any freshman keeper in the nation.
The Tigers will be in action on Wednesday night in the ACC semifinal match against Wake Forest. The match will begin at Spry Stadium in Winston Salem, N.C. at 7 p.m., and it will be televised on ACC Network.
For all the most up-to-date information regarding the Clemson men’s soccer team, visit ClemsonTigers.com and follow @ClemsonMSoccer on Twitter and Instagram.
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney made a change at quarterback that helped spark a 27-21 come-from-behind win against Syracuse, but afterward, he insisted D.J. Uiagalelei remains Clemson's starting ...
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney made a change at quarterback that helped spark a 27-21 come-from-behind win against Syracuse, but afterward, he insisted D.J. Uiagalelei remains Clemson's starting QB.
Down 21-10 midway through the third quarter, Uiagalelei threw his second interception of the day -- his third turnover overall -- but Syracuse was unable to turn it into points. On the Tigers' ensuing drive, Swinney turned to true freshman Cade Klubnik in hopes of igniting Clemson's struggling offense.
"DJ's our starter. DJ's our leader. Ain't nothing changed there. He just had one of them days," Swinney said. "He missed a few plays, but he's earned [being the starter]. He's got to clean up a few things he did today, but he will."
Klubnik threw just two passes on the drive -- completing one for 18 yards -- but a personal foul on Syracuse linebacker Marlowe Wax for hitting Klubnik as he scampered out of bounds on a third-and-25 play extended the drive, and Phil Mafah punched in a 1-yard score.
Klubnik remained in the game, and Clemson scored on two of its next three drives -- a 50-yard Will Shipley run and a 44-yard field goal -- to complete the comeback, though the postgame theme was clearly the headline that there is no controversy moving forward.
"Absolutely not. A thousand percent not. DJ is [the starter], no question about it, Coach addressed the rest of the team about it," offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter said. "I'm just glad we've got guys who can go in there and the team not skip a beat."
For the game, Klubnik was 2-of-4 passing for 19 yards to go with 15 yards rushing.
"Really proud of Cade, to throw him in that situation and being ready. He gave us a little spark," Swinney said. "We settled down and took a little better care of the ball and found a way to battle back."
After an impressive scoring drive to close out Clemson's win over Georgia Tech in the opener, Klubnik is just 5-of-13 passing in limited action.
"He's our guy. DJ's going to lead us, and we're all right behind him," Klubnik said.
Uiagalelei struggled badly last season, but Swinney spent the entire offseason defending his QB, insisting he was Clemson's starter. Uiagalelei responded with a strong start to the 2022 season, and he had just two interceptions (with 17 TD passes) entering Saturday's game, leading Swinney to routinely criticize fans and media who had speculated about a QB change.
"Everybody had their prognostications on when [Uiagalelei] wouldn't be the starter anymore," Swinney said just days before benching the QB. "People love to do that type of stuff. It's embarrassing, really. But that's the world we live in."
After the win over the Orange, Uiagalelei told reporters he concurred with the decision.
"If I was in his spot, I'd do the same thing," he said. "You've got to be able to get a spark. When your quarterback's not playing good, then you've got to be able to make a change like that. For me, stats aren't everything. My No. 1 stat is to get the W."
Clemson moved to 8-0 with the win over Syracuse and all but wrapped up the ACC Atlantic Division. The Tigers have an off week upcoming before heading to Notre Dame on Nov. 5.
CLEMSON, S.C. — With inflation, supply-chain issues and uncertainty in the economy, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service hopes to provide South Carolina’s farmers with the information needed to navigate those hurdles in one fell swoop.The 7th Annual South Carolina Ag Outlook Conference is slated for 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Phillips Market Center in Columbia, where Kansas State University Professor Brian Briggeman will deliver the economic outlook for 2023.Briggeman is the director of t...
CLEMSON, S.C. — With inflation, supply-chain issues and uncertainty in the economy, the Clemson Cooperative Extension Service hopes to provide South Carolina’s farmers with the information needed to navigate those hurdles in one fell swoop.
The 7th Annual South Carolina Ag Outlook Conference is slated for 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Phillips Market Center in Columbia, where Kansas State University Professor Brian Briggeman will deliver the economic outlook for 2023.
Briggeman is the director of the Arthur Capper Cooperative Center and previously worked as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Omaha Branch. The registration fee is $75, and registration is available here. The presentations will be recorded for those unable to participate live.
“For this year’s conference, we wanted to bring in a keynote speaker, Dr. Brian Briggeman, who has expertise with macroeconomics related to agriculture and U.S. macroeconomics,” Clemson Extension Agribusiness Program Team Director Nathan Smith said. “That’s certainly a key emphasis for this year’s conference: looking at the overall economy and the impact of inflation. Most economists are predicting a slow-down in the economy of some level in 2023, and we’re seeing some of that already.”
In addition to Briggeman’s economic outlook for 2023, the Clemson Extension Agribusiness Team will provide 2023 outlooks for major commodities to help identify opportunities and threats for the financial success of South Carolina producers.
“On the commodities side, we’re going to look at the major row crops for South Carolina — corn, soybeans, peanuts, cotton and wheat — in terms of the supply-and-demand situation and the price outlook given the current conditions and what’s going on here in the U.S. and around the world,” Smith said. “Droughts have impacted production globally, and that impacts what our farmers are looking at as far as prices and what the demand for commodities will look like in the year ahead.”
And the Ag Outlook Conference isn’t the only upcoming educational opportunity that Clemson Extension is offering for producers in South Carolina.
With the challenges in the economy, one way for producers to take back the power into their own hands is to combine forces and form a cooperative that allows them to act like a larger operation: purchasing inputs and accessing markets together and sharing labor and management.
One day prior at the same location, Clemson Extension will host a seminar for cooperatives and professional service providers in South Carolina entitled “Cooperative Development, Funding, and Capitalization.” This event will run from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, also at the Phillips Market Center.
The seminar will cover topics including trust-building among cooperatives members, financing a cooperative using both equity and debt, and accessing both grant and loan resources from the USDA and other cooperatives. The workshop is open to existing cooperatives, those interested in starting cooperatives and professional service providers who work in rural areas.
A cooperative is a member-owned operation, in the same way that a credit union is owned by the account holders, which allows farmer to combine resources in order to gain market power and improve profitability.
“A cooperative is basically an employee-owned enterprise, but they are not really employees; they’re owners. So, in this context, it’s a farmer-owned business and the goal is to combine resources to access more markets than would be available to them as individuals — access markets, capital, labor … you name it,” said Agribusiness Senior Extension Associate Steve Richards, who directs the Center for Cooperative and Enterprise Development at Clemson University.
The meeting is provided at no cost, but space may be limited. Those interested should reserve a spot here.
Further educational opportunities are also available through monthly webinars focusing on South Carolina agriculture and possible disruptors — good and bad — affecting the state’s producers.
The South Carolina Ag Disruptors Webinar series is held monthly from 12-1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, with two more remaining in the calendar year. On Nov. 16, Professor of Agribusiness and Rural Development Dave Lamie will discuss a project focused on Southern heritage crops, and Richards will address evaluating business ventures. On Dec. 21, Steve Isaacs with University of Kentucky Extension will lead a webinar on employee retention and management.
Those interested can register for the webinar series here.’
Louisville (6-3, 3-3) travels to No. 12 Clemson (8-1, 6-0) on Saturday for a game that is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30pm with ESPN providing the television broadcast.The Cardinals are seeking to extend a four-game win streak, while Clemson hopes to bounce back from its first loss of the season.BROADCAST DETAILSTime: 3:30 p.m. (ET)Site: Clemson, SCStadium: Memorial StadiumTV: ESPNTV Crew: Play-by-Play: Wes Durham, Analyst: Rod Gilmore, R...
Louisville (6-3, 3-3) travels to No. 12 Clemson (8-1, 6-0) on Saturday for a game that is scheduled to kickoff at 3:30pm with ESPN providing the television broadcast.
The Cardinals are seeking to extend a four-game win streak, while Clemson hopes to bounce back from its first loss of the season.
Time: 3:30 p.m. (ET)Site: Clemson, SCStadium: Memorial StadiumTV: ESPNTV Crew: Play-by-Play: Wes Durham, Analyst: Rod Gilmore, Reporter: Tiffany BlackmonLouisville Radio: Louisville Radio Network 93.9 The VilleLouisville Radio Crew: Play-by-Play: Paul Rogers, Analyst: Jody Demling, Sideline: Preston Brown
Favorite: Clemson is currently favored by 7 points.
Series History: Louisville has never won in the series. Clemson is 7-0 all-time against UofL, including a 3-0 mark at home.
Notebook: A few notables from the team's game notes.
* During its current four-game win streak, Louisville has become a dominant team in the second half. During that span, the Cards have out-scored the opposition 97-17 in the second half and 59-10 in the third quarter. Louisville has held a 45-0 advantage in the third quarter of the last two games.
* Clemson is attempting to clinch the ACC Atlantic Division outright. The Tigers are already guaranteed to represent the division in the ACC Championship Game by virtue of holding head-to-head tiebreakers in the event of identical conference records.
* The Cardinals are +14 in the turnover battle over the last six games, turning it over seven times, but creating 21 over that span.
* Clemson entering the game averaging 40.6 points per game against Louisville in seven all-time meetings, Clemson’s highest all-time scoring average against an opponent presently in a Power Five conference.
Quote: UofL head coach Scott Satterfield on facing Clemson defense
"Defensively, they’re still outstanding on the strength of their team up front on defensive line, two deep. They’re all really good players, high draft pick players. Their linebackers, #22 (Trenton Simpson) is an outstanding player. Last year, he was playing on the outside, this year he’s moved on the inside. He can really run, he’s strong. And then they have two linebackers who are sophomores. Younger kids that are really good as well. They can play."
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