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. – Newly appointed Head Coach Amy Smith announced the addition of Associate Head Coach Erik Lewis to her staff on Thursday. Lewis joins Smith after working together for four years at Utah State, serving as an assistant coach and associate head coach.“I can’t express how excited I am to add gymnastics at Clemson,” said Lewis. “The opportunity to join the Clemson family and to be a part of this process was something I could not pass up. I can’t wait to get there and get t...
CLEMSON, S.C. – Newly appointed Head Coach Amy Smith announced the addition of Associate Head Coach Erik Lewis to her staff on Thursday. Lewis joins Smith after working together for four years at Utah State, serving as an assistant coach and associate head coach.
“I can’t express how excited I am to add gymnastics at Clemson,” said Lewis. “The opportunity to join the Clemson family and to be a part of this process was something I could not pass up. I can’t wait to get there and get to work.”
“I am beyond thrilled to announce the addition of Erik Lewis to the Clemson Gymnastics staff,” remarked Smith. “Erik has been an integral part in building the successes that we have seen at Utah State in the past few years, not only gymnastically but academically as well. He and I work incredibly well together, our goals and vision of what we can achieve here totally align, and I am so excited to embark on this new adventure with him. We truly believe the possibilities are endless here. We are in constant collaboration trying to create the best possible experience for our student-athletes and are so excited to build off of that here at Clemson.”
During the 2022 campaign, Lewis helped lead the Aggies to their first-ever MRGC conference championship. He coached Brianna Brooks to the highest NQS (National Qualifying Score) and single-season average in program history on the uneven bars. He coached Rebecca Wells who won the all-around title at the conference championship. Under Coach Lewis, freshman Brie Clark became an All-American on the floor exercise. Clark also recorded the highest NQS in program history on floor.
During the 2020 campaign, Lewis helped coach the MRGC Gymnast of the Year (DeHarde) and MRGC Freshman of the Year (Sofi Sullivan). DeHarde also earned MRGC co-beam and co-floor Specialist of the Year accolades, and was named to the first team on both events.
“He is an incredible recruiter, the ultimate hype man and a true student of the sport,” said Smith. “His ability to meet the student-athletes where they are and work with them from there is a huge asset and will fit perfectly with Clemson Gymnastics. He and I are incredibly excited to get out in the South Carolina community, hit the road recruiting, and spread the word on all the great things Clemson has to offer.”
Lewis is no stranger to the area as he spent time as a program director at Roswell Gymnastics in Roswell, Georgia and at Armory Athletics in Montgomery, Alabama.
Lewis graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in biology with a specialization in Pre-Health Sciences and from Utah State in 2022 with a master’s degree in Sports Management. He hails from Prattville, Alabama.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Jacob Bridgeman (Inman, S.C./Chapman) has been named the ACC Golfer of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.Bridgeman is the fifth Clemson golfer to be named the league’s top golfer. He joins Richard Couglan (1996-97), D.J. Trahan (2001-02), Kyle Stanley (2006-07) and Bryson Nimmer (2018-19). Each of the previous four selections have played on the PGA Tour.Bridgeman has had a remarkable season with a 70.37 stroke average, 14 ...
CLEMSON, S.C. — Jacob Bridgeman (Inman, S.C./Chapman) has been named the ACC Golfer of the Year. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Bridgeman is the fifth Clemson golfer to be named the league’s top golfer. He joins Richard Couglan (1996-97), D.J. Trahan (2001-02), Kyle Stanley (2006-07) and Bryson Nimmer (2018-19). Each of the previous four selections have played on the PGA Tour.
Bridgeman has had a remarkable season with a 70.37 stroke average, 14 rounds in the 60s, 18 rounds under-par and six top 10 finishes in nine events. He has finished in the top four in each of his last five tournaments, the longest such streak by a Clemson golfer since D.J Trahan had six-straight top four finishes in 2001-02, the year he was also named ACC Golfer of the Year.
Included in the streak have been two wins for Bridgeman. He won the Linger Longer Invitational in March at Great Waters Course in Eatonton, Ga., then won the ACC Tournament at Shark’s Tooth in Panama City, Fla. in April. He won the Linger Longer by a six-shot margin, tied for the largest margin of victory in Clemson history, then won the ACC Tournament in a playoff that lasted two holes against defending champion Peter Fountain of North Carolina.
Entering the NCAA Regional Tournament, Bridgeman is ranked second nationally in the PGA University Rankings. The top five in that ranking at the end of the NCAA Tournament will receive status on the Korn Ferry Tour this summer. Bridgeman is currently ranked ninth in the latest Golfweek rankings and is 14th by Golfstat. He is the highest rated ACC player in both computer rankings.
Bridgeman was also named to the All-ACC team for the third time in his career. The only year he was not on the All-ACC team in his four years at Clemson was 2020 when no team was chosen due to the COVID-19 cancelled season. Last year he was named the ACC Golf Student-Athlete of the Year for his performance on the course and in the classroom.
The native of Inman, S.C. is ranked second in Clemson history in career stroke average at 70.73 and is first in rounds in the 60s with 49. He has five individual victories, tied for the Clemson career record with Trahan and Chris Patton.
Clemson Golfers Named ACC Golfer of the Year1996-97: Richard Coughlan2001-02: D.J. Trahan2006-07: Kyle Stanley2018-19: Bryson Nimmer2021-22: Jacob Bridgeman
CLEMSON, S.C. – Five Clemson softball players earned All-ACC honors, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday, including four players being repeat honorees from 2021. Valerie Cagle, McKenzie Clark, Alia Logoleo and Millie Thompson each earned their second All-ACC honor as Aby Vieira was a first-time selection.Redshirt sophomore Cagle (Yorktown, Va.) was the lone Tigers to be named to the First Team as an at-large selection after batting .311 during the regular season with 50 hits, including nin...
CLEMSON, S.C. – Five Clemson softball players earned All-ACC honors, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday, including four players being repeat honorees from 2021. Valerie Cagle, McKenzie Clark, Alia Logoleo and Millie Thompson each earned their second All-ACC honor as Aby Vieira was a first-time selection.
Redshirt sophomore Cagle (Yorktown, Va.) was the lone Tigers to be named to the First Team as an at-large selection after batting .311 during the regular season with 50 hits, including nine doubles and 11 home runs. She has scored 31 runs and brought in 39 while maintaining a .584 slugging percentage and .371 on-base percentage. In the circle, Cagle has maintained a 1.83 ERA with 14 wins and six solo shutouts. She has pitched 134 innings and struck out 160 batters while picking up three saves. Cagle is the first Tiger to earn back-to-back first team honors for the softball program.
Clark (Myakka City, Fla.) was the only Second Team selection for Clemson after batting .321 through 51 games. She tallied 50 hits, including 11 home runs, and leads the Tigers with a .622 slugging percentage and 37 runs scored. She holds a perfect fielding percentage in centerfield with 43 putouts and four assists. In 24 ACC games, the sophomore leads the team with a .356 average with 26 hits, nine home runs, 19 RBIs and 19 runs scored. She holds a .808 slugging percentage after tallying three home runs in a single game at FSU.
Logoleo and Thompson both earned Third-Team All-ACC honors. Logoleo (Nashville, Tenn.) is batting .271 on the year with 11 home runs, 25 runs scored and 38 RBIs. The redshirt sophomore tallied eight RBIs after going 3-for-4 with two home runs, including a grand slam, against North Carolina.
Thompson (Bedford, Va.) holds a 1.68 ERA in the circle for the Tigers with 12 wins through 22 appearances. The sophomore began the year with a combined no-hitter in her first appearances of the year and earned a solo no-hitter in a midweek against Furman. Thompson has pitched 96 innings with 97 strikeouts. She ranks 12th in the NCAA and first in the ACC in strikeout to walk ratio (6.93), as well as 19th in the NCAA and first in the ACC for walks allowed per seven innings (1.02).
Vieira (Mission Viejo, Calif.) rounds out the Clemson honorees earning All-Freshman honors, her first ACC honors of her career. She leads the team with a .326 average through 35 games this season after clocking 28 hits, including four home runs. She has scored 10 runs while bringing in 13 and holds a .500 slugging percentage.
The No. 15/15 Clemson Tigers enter the ACC Softball Championship on Thursday as the No. 5 seed taking on No. 4 Notre Dame at 1:30 p.m. in Pittsburgh, Pa. on the ACC Network in the quarterfinals. View the full 2022 ACC Bracket here.
Notes (PDF)The Tigers travel to Columbia, S.C. to take on College of Charleston on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (31-17) vs. College of Charleston (31-15)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; COC – NR• When – Tuesday (7:05 p.m.)• Where – Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park)• Watch – ACC Network Extra...
The Tigers travel to Columbia, S.C. to take on College of Charleston on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.
GAME SETUP• Who – Clemson (31-17) vs. College of Charleston (31-15)• Best Ranking – CU – NR; COC – NR• When – Tuesday (7:05 p.m.)• Where – Columbia, S.C. (Segra Park)• Watch – ACC Network Extra• Video Announcers – Brad Owens, William Qualkinbush• Listen (Radio) – Clemson Athletic Network (locally on WCCP (105.5 FM))• Listen (Internet) – ClemsonTigers.com• Live Stats – ClemsonTigers.com• Social Media – ClemsonBaseball
SERIES HISTORY• Overall Record – Clemson leads 30-4 (1899-2022)• Record at Neutral – Clemson leads 1-0 (2019)
STARTING PITCHERS• RHP Ricky Williams (CU) vs. RHP Reed Parris (COC)
CLEMSON OVERVIEW• Clemson, who has a 3-0 neutral record, swept No. 21 Georgia Tech in three games at Doug Kingsmore Stadium last weekend.• The Tigers are averaging 8.0 runs per game and hitting .285 with a .492 slugging percentage, .391 on-base percentage and 25 steals.• The pitching staff has a 4.44 ERA, .255 opponents’ batting average and 2.20 strikeout-to-walk ratio, and Clemson is fielding .972.
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON OVERVIEW• College of Charleston, who has yet to play a neutral game and is averaging 6.5 runs per game, is led by fifth-year Head Coach Chad Holbrook.• The Cougars won two of three games at UNCW last weekend. They are hitting .281 and have a 3.77 ERA and .965 fielding percentage.• JT Marr is hitting .326 with six homers and 37 RBIs, and William Privette has an 0.76 ERA, 10 saves and a .162 opponents’ batting average.
QUICK HITS• Clemson is the designated visiting team and occupies the first-base dugout on Tuesday.• Clemson defeated College of Charleston 2-1 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Feb. 22 behind 17 combined strikeouts by five Tiger pitchers.• Clemson has played half of its game against top-25 ranked teams in 2022 and has a 12-12 record in those 24 games.
TIGERS AT SEGRA PARK• Clemson has a 2-1 all-time record in three games at Segra Park in Columbia, S.C.• In the only previous meeting at Segra Park, Clemson beat the Cougars 4-1 on March 20, 2019 in a game Jackson Lindley started on the mound.
SCHEDULE STRONG• Clemson is No. 18 in the RPI through games of May 8. It is the sixth-best RPI among ACC teams in the 2022 season.• A reason for its solid rating is due to the Tigers’ difficult schedule, which is No. 8 in the nation.• Clemson has eight wins over top-25 RPI teams, tied for sixth most in the nation. The Tigers also have three wins over No. 29 Georgia Tech.• Clemson has 12 wins over top-50 RPI teams, tied for eighth most in the nation.• The Tigers are 12-12 against teams ranked in the top 25 of at least one poll. All 24 of those games have come in their last 32 contests.• Clemson is 9-5 in its last 14 games against ranked teams.• Seven of Clemson’s eight ACC series, including each of the last six ACC series, have been against ranked teams.• Clemson’s 12 wins over ranked teams is tied for the most in a season under Head Coach Monte Lee. He also had 12 in 2016.
CLEMSON, S.C. – The athletic department is taking shape under Clemson Director of Athletics Graham Neff, who announced the addition of Kevin White as Deputy Director of Athletics on Tuesday. The hire was approved by the Board of Trustees Compensation Committee. White will assist in running the day-to-day operations of the department as the second in command, filling the position vacated upon Neff’s promotion to AD. White’s role will take on a great deal of responsibility, focused on internal operations, interfacing with key...
CLEMSON, S.C. – The athletic department is taking shape under Clemson Director of Athletics Graham Neff, who announced the addition of Kevin White as Deputy Director of Athletics on Tuesday. The hire was approved by the Board of Trustees Compensation Committee. White will assist in running the day-to-day operations of the department as the second in command, filling the position vacated upon Neff’s promotion to AD. White’s role will take on a great deal of responsibility, focused on internal operations, interfacing with key campus and leadership stakeholders, and serving as the sport administrator for the three-time national champion football program.
“I’ve known Kevin and his family for a long time, and I am beyond thrilled to welcome Kevin, Jari and their children to the Clemson Family,” said Neff, who was named AD in December. “His combination of experience at Northwestern, Georgia State and SMU is a clear differentiator, and he is as well-respected an administrator as he is a person. Our values line up incredibly well – His experience at another prominent academic institution is extremely valuable, and he is a great fit with our leadership team. Kevin is going to make an immediate and long-lasting impact on Clemson Athletics.”
“My family and I are thrilled to come to Clemson and I am grateful to President Clements, Max Allen and Graham Neff for their trust in me,” said White. “The alignment at Clemson is special, and I believe in the direction of this department under Graham’s leadership. I’ve had the chance to work alongside tremendous mentors, including sitting ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips and Northwestern AD Derrick Gragg, among others, and I’m thankful for their guidance and friendship.”
Most recently, White has served at Northwestern as Deputy AD and Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw a $110 million operating budget. He successfully coordinated nearly $450 million in capital project facility financing, managed department contract negotiations, advised on head coach staffing decisions, and collaborated on department strategy under Phillips and Gragg.
During his tenure at Northwestern, he served as a sport administrator for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and men’s soccer. During that time, the football program experienced two Big Ten West Championships in three years, and the women’s basketball team won a Big Ten Conference Championship in 2019-2020. While at SMU, the men’s basketball program went 82-17 (including a 50-3 home record) which is the best three-year span in school history.
His involvement has also included integral engagement with fundraising groups, developing a multimedia rights strategy, and several other initiatives to increase revenue.
White’s engagements outside of the department included positions on the Big Ten basketball working groups, the administrative council, as well as numerous other leadership committees at the Big Ten and LEAD1.
The Chattanooga, Tennessee native earned a bachelor of arts degree from North Carolina, where he was a member of the junior varsity basketball team. He also earned a master’s degree at Georgia State and an MBA at Kennesaw State. He and his wife Jari have three children, Justin, Kamden and Kinley.