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 Dillon, 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 Dillon, 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 Dillon 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 Dillon'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 Dillon.
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 Dillon, 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 Dillon, 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 Dillon, 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 Dillon, 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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDILLON, S.C. -- Through a collaborative effort, CareSouth Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) will be opening a new location in Dillon on May 10 that will allow the two organizations to provide more convenient and accessible services to Dillon County.The office, located at 1016 Old Latta Hwy. in Dillon, S.C., will take over as the new location for both CareSouth Carolina (currently located at 207 E. Monroe Street) and DHEC&rs...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DILLON, S.C. -- Through a collaborative effort, CareSouth Carolina and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) will be opening a new location in Dillon on May 10 that will allow the two organizations to provide more convenient and accessible services to Dillon County.
The office, located at 1016 Old Latta Hwy. in Dillon, S.C., will take over as the new location for both CareSouth Carolina (currently located at 207 E. Monroe Street) and DHEC’s Dillon County Health Department (currently located at 201 W. Hampton St.). The last day of operations at both of those sites will be May 4.
"This is a great opportunity for collaboration and we couldn't have better partners in this than CareSouth Carolina and Dillon County Government," said Jim Bruckner, DHEC's public health director for the Pee Dee. "The co-location of DHEC and CareSouth Carolina services will expand access to more comprehensive health services by making them more convenient and accessible to the residents of Dillon County."
"In this partnership CareSouth Carolina will be assuming some of the direct clinical services currently provided by DHEC. DHEC will continue to see WIC clients and will focus on the more traditional core public health services like disease management, tuberculosis surveillance and treatment, vaccinations, newborn home visits when applicable, and community health promotion and education efforts.”
Bruckner said DHEC will continue working with the community on projects like Community Health Assessments and Community Health Improvement Planning.
“Our goal in all of this is to make Dillon County a healthy and thriving community to live and work in,” Bruckner said.
DHEC will continue to provide both WIC services and COVID vaccinations at the new office.
CareSouth Carolina will begin providing several preventative health services currently provided at DHEC, including family planning, STD/STI, HIV and immunizations. CareSouth Carolina will also be providing all the services it currently offers at its medical office.
CareSouth Carolina CEO Ann Lewis said the building will be a truly innovative combination of services for Dillon County residents.
“This will be a one-stop shop innovation that brings together partners who have been successfully working together for a considerable length of time to make the vision of this new building and the combined services a reality,” Lewis said. “With the DHEC provision of WIC services combined with the expansion of the CareSouth family planning and immunization services, residents of Dillon County will have simple, easy access to a wide array of care and services in one building.”
The new 18,640 square feet facility more than quadruples CareSouth Carolina’s capacity to provide services to Dillon County and surrounding areas. In addition to the services provided at the current location, the new facility also will provide space for additional primary care providers and additional support services including a pharmacy with a drive-thru.
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DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced Monday the allocation of $15 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds to Dillon School District Three and Dillon School District Four to both renovate and replace antiquated existing school facilities with safe, modern facilities to accommodate current and future county enrollment trends.In April 2022, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) commissioned independent facility studies of schools in the...
DILLON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announced Monday the allocation of $15 million in Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds to Dillon School District Three and Dillon School District Four to both renovate and replace antiquated existing school facilities with safe, modern facilities to accommodate current and future county enrollment trends.
In April 2022, the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) commissioned independent facility studies of schools in the state’s poorest counties to aid in decision making for capital funding appropriated by the General Assembly for disadvantaged schools.
The independent review of schools in Dillon Four concluded "the age and condition of the five elementary schools problematic toward long term educational use without significant modification and renovation."
The schools have an average age of 73-years-old with the oldest, East Elementary School, approaching one century of use.
With school facilities approaching 100 years of age, it is long overdue that the state provides financial support for counties like Dillon which cannot afford to build new facilities on its own,” said State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. “With the influx of COVID-19 relief money and generous support of the General Assembly, we are pleased to be able to provide the additional funding that these districts need to provide safe, state of the art facilities that students, families, and educators need and deserve.
The facility assessment team recommended consolidating four elementary schools into one new, modern elementary school, to be built on property centralized within the county.
Dillon Four has funds that can partially support the funding for the new elementary school while $12 million in ESSER funds from the SCDE will allow for the full build out and ensure students have classrooms and a facility that are "safe and conducive to learning in the 21st Century," said a release from the department on Monday.
Dillon County’s students and educators deserve safe, modern facilities to learn and teach in every day,” said S.C. Representative Jackie Hayes who represents District 55 in the General Assembly. “I am pleased that the state has chosen to invest in our County and I look forward to the new buildings and renovations that can now come to fruition.
Dillon Three, which is composed of three schools and has an enrollment of 1475 students, will be allocated $3 million to build additional classroom space at the elementary school and high school as part of the assessment team’s recommendation to retire the 70-year-old middle school which is nearing the end of its life span.
Funding will also be used to improve safety infrastructure within the district.
Dillon Three will supplement the state supplied ESSER money with its own funding.
In addition to the $15 million in ESSER funding for Dillon County infrastructure projects, the SCDE has or will appropriate an additional $25 million to other school districts for capital improvements from its $211 million set aside from the American Rescue Plan.
The agency will also soon be announcing the allocation of $100 million in state funds appropriated under Proviso 1.104 of the General Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
Gov. Henry McMaster honored S.C. Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome with the Order of the Palmetto. The Order of the Palmetto is the highest civilian honor in South Carolina, recognizing the recipient’s lifetime achievements and significant contributions made to the state. “W...
| Gov. Henry McMaster honored S.C. Ports President and CEO Jim Newsome with the Order of the Palmetto. |
The Order of the Palmetto is the highest civilian honor in South Carolina, recognizing the recipient’s lifetime achievements and significant contributions made to the state.
“With Jim Newsome at the helm of South Carolina Ports since 2009, our world-class port has grown significantly, attracting new business and jobs to South Carolina,” McMaster said in a news release. “The Order of the Palmetto not only recognizes Jim for his impressive achievements and the success of South Carolina Ports, but also honors Jim for everything he has done in service of the people of our great state.”
Under Newsome’s leadership, the Ports Authority has invested more than $2 billion into infrastructure projects to accommodate the bigger ships and record cargo volumes seen today, the release said. These investments — such as creating two rail-served inland ports, in Greer and Dillon, and opening the country’s newest container terminal, the Leatherman Terminal — help ensure the supply chain fluidity and global competitiveness for South Carolina, the release said.
S.C. ports generate a $63.4 billion statewide economic impact each year and create 1 in 10 jobs in South Carolina, according to the Ports Authority.
The Order of the Palmetto honors these contributions to the state, as well Newsome’s commitment to service by serving many nonprofits and mentoring supply chain students, the news release said.
Following 13 years as CEO of the ports, Newsome will step down June 30. S.C. Ports COO Barbara Melvin will assume the role of president and CEO on July 1. Melvin will be the sixth leader in the history of the port and the first woman to lead a top 10 U.S. operating container port. The Ports Authority said earlier that Newsome would continue to serve as an executive adviser.
“Jim Newsome has truly made a significant and lasting impact on South Carolina’s economy and supply chain,” S.C. Ports Chairman Bill Stern said in the release. “Under his great leadership, we have seen significant growth at the port and at port-dependent businesses around the state. As Barbara Melvin takes the helm, S.C. Ports will undoubtedly continue to build on the great success and growth at the port for the benefit of all South Carolinians.”
S.C. Ports Authority owns and operates public seaport and intermodal facilities in Charleston, Dillon, Georgetown and Greer.
Here are the upcoming Chattanooga Live Music events. Check the CLM Facebook events schedule page for details of each event.30-Jun Wanderlinger Brew w/ Carl Pemberton at 3 PM 30-Jun Big River Grille Downtown w/Aaron Carney at 5:30 PM 30-Jun 1885 Grill (St Elmo) w/ Maya Trippe & Scott McNabb at 6 PM 30-Jun Farm to Fork (Ringgold) w/ Jacob Johnson at 7 PM 30-Jun Gate 11 Distillery w/ Squeaky Bones & Co.7 PM 1-Jul Gate 11 Distillery w/ Courtney Holder at 8 PM 1-Jul Wanderlinger Brewing Company w/ C-Grimey the Clout Trap at...
Here are the upcoming Chattanooga Live Music events. Check the CLM Facebook events schedule page for details of each event.
30-Jun Wanderlinger Brew w/ Carl Pemberton at 3 PM 30-Jun Big River Grille Downtown w/Aaron Carney at 5:30 PM 30-Jun 1885 Grill (St Elmo) w/ Maya Trippe & Scott McNabb at 6 PM 30-Jun Farm to Fork (Ringgold) w/ Jacob Johnson at 7 PM 30-Jun Gate 11 Distillery w/ Squeaky Bones & Co.
7 PM 1-Jul Gate 11 Distillery w/ Courtney Holder at 8 PM 1-Jul Wanderlinger Brewing Company w/ C-Grimey the Clout Trap at 8 PM 1-Jul Nightfall Music Series w/ The Scarlet Love Conspiracy at 6:30 PM & Blackcat Zydeco at 7 PM 1-Jul The BUS Bar and Grill w/ Convertibull: The Party Band at 8 PM 1-Jul Level Up Arcade & Billiards w/ Traveling Rock n Roll Duo at 8 PM 1-Jul Las Margaritas (Cleveland) w/ Lori Mast & High Gravity at 8 PM 1-Jul Puckett's w/ Josh Driver & Full Circle at 8 PM 1-Jul HiFi Clyde's w/ Backwater Still at 9 PM 1-Jul The Diving Mouse w/ Fresh Mind at 9 PM 1-Jul Jacob Myers (Dayton) w/ Off the Wells at 6 PM 2-Jul HiFi Clyde's w/ Rick Rushing and the Blues Strangers at 9 PM 2-Jul Coolidge Park w/ Pops on the River at 5 PM 2-Jul Gate 11 Distillery w/ Distillery Divas at 8 PM 2-Jul Riverfront Nights - Ross's Landing w/Sail On A Beach Boys Tribute | Fresh Mind at 7 PM 2-Jul Edley's BBQ Benefit for Veterans w/ 3 Chord Bourbon, G Fanelli, J Black, C Rose, A J at Noon. 2-Jul Red Light Cafè (Atlanta) W/ Daizy Skies and The Hip Elixir at 7 PM 2-Jul The Shores of Asbury in Anderson, SC w/ Maya Trippe & Scott McNabb at 7 PM 2-Jul Nick’s Lakeside Grill (Spring City) w/ Sullivan Band at 8 PM 2-Jul The Diving Mouse w/ Sherman Lee Dillon at 9 PM 2-Jul Puckett's w/ Slaten Dooley Band at 8 PM 2-Jul Wanderlinger Brew w/ DragRave - Pastel Party w/ 10 PM 3-Jul Farm to Fork (Ringgold) w/ Ryan Oyer for Brunch at 11 AM 3-Jul 1885 Grill (St Elmo) Sunday Brunch with Sam Steadman at Noon. 3-Jul Collegedale Freedom Celebration w/ New Grass Express at 4 PM 3-Jul Smith’s Olde Bar ft. The AnnieDukes W/ Daizy Skies, ThinkSanity at 8 PM 4-Jul Wanderlinger Brew w/ Monday Night Blue's Jam with Rick Rushing at 8 PM 5-Jul Tremont Tavern Open Mic w/ Mike McDade at 8 PM 5-Jul Farm To Fork Bike Night w/ Evan Kennedy Trio at 6:30 PM 7-Jul Chattanooga Song Circle at Puckett's w/ Richard Daigle at 6 PM 7-Jul 1885 Grill (St. Elmo) w/ TN Ruminators at 6 PM 7-Jul Songbirds Foundation Nate Smith: Whiskey on You Tour w/ Carter Faith at 6 PM
Goose release their eagerly awaited new album today. Dripfield is available everywhere now via No Coincidence Records. A limited-edition double LP printed on 180g pink drip vinyl with a 12-page booklet is available exclusively at the official Goose webstore.Produced and engineered by D. James Goodwin (Bob Weir, Kevin ...
Goose release their eagerly awaited new album today. Dripfield is available everywhere now via No Coincidence Records. A limited-edition double LP printed on 180g pink drip vinyl with a 12-page booklet is available exclusively at the official Goose webstore.
Produced and engineered by D. James Goodwin (Bob Weir, Kevin Morby) at The ISOKON in Woodstock, NY, Dripfield captures Goose’s commanding display of fluid musicianship and creative intentionality on such hypnotic tracks as “Arrow,” “Hungersite,” “Borne,” and “Dripfield,” all available now for streaming and download. Official music videos are streaming now on the official Goose YouTube channel.
Dripfield has quickly drawn critical applause from such national outlets as Rolling Stone, which hailed the album as “Goose’s third and most assured play at establishing themselves as a compelling studio act…Bits of crunchy funk (‘Hot Tea,’ ‘Arrow’) and heady noodling (‘726’) mingle with windswept indie-folk and country-rock (‘The Whales,’ ‘Honeybee’). Most striking is the opening trio – ‘Borne,’ ‘Hungersite,’ and ‘Dripfield’ – where all these styles collide, the guitar solos, harmonies, and sing-along choruses providing both sweet headphone ear candy and the foundation for a perfect live peak.” The band is currently on the cover of Relix and has recently received accolades from Pitchfork, Uproxx, Vulture, No Depression, Pop Matters, and Glide.
Goose – who recently lit up Manchester, TN’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival with a soaring two-hour late-night performance – are currently celebrating Dripfield with their biggest North American tour to date, including much-anticipated headline shows at such iconic venues as New York City’s Radio City Music Hall (June 24-25), Morrison, CO’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre (August 18), and Los Angeles, CA’s Greek Theatre (August 21). Additional highlights include festival appearances at Scranton, PA’s Peach Music Festival (June 30-July 3), Quincy, CA’s High Sierra Music Festival (June 30-July 3), Newport, RI’s Newport Folk Festival (July 22), Port Townsend, WA’s Thing (August 26), Bridgeview, IL’s Sacred Rose (August 26-28), Charleston, SC’s Resonance Music & Arts Festival (September 15-17), and Austin, TX’s Austin City Limits Music Festival (October 7-9, 14-16). A number of dates are already sold out – for complete details and remaining ticket availability, please visit www.goosetheband.com/tour.
In addition to their already iconic Friday night set on Bonnaroo’s This Stage, Goose proved one of the festival’s most in-demand collaborators, with singer/guitarist Rick Mitarotonda joining the star-studded SuperJam: Jack Antonoff’s 1984 for stellar renditions of Talk Talk’s “It’s My Life” and a-ha’s classic “Take On Me.” What’s more, the CT-based quintet made a special ensemble appearance during Andy Frasco & The U.N.’s Thursday night set, teaming up for a memorable jam played entirely in the key of E.
Goose is: Rick Mitarotonda (vocals, guitar), Peter Anspach (vocals, keys, guitar), Trevor Weekz (bass), Ben Atkind (drums), and Jeff Arevalo (vocals, percussion, drums).
24 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
25 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
30 - Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival *
6/30-7/3 - Scranton, PA - Peach Music Festival *
22 - Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival *
12 - Columbia, MD - The Chrysalis at Merriweather Park
13 - Columbia, MD - The Chrysalis at Merriweather Park
16 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
17 - Dillon, CO - Dillon Amphitheater (SOLD OUT)
18 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (SOLD OUT)
20 - Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
21 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
25 - Portland, OR - Pioneer Courthouse Square
26 - Port Townsend, WA - Thing *
26-28 - Bridgeview, IL - Sacred Rose *
15-17 - Charleston, SC - Resonance Music & Arts Festival *
7-9 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival *
14-16 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Music Festival *
* FESTIVAL APPEARANCE