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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 Edgefield, 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 Edgefield, 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 Edgefield 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:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Edgefield, SC

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 Edgefield'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 Edgefield.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Edgefield?

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 Edgefield, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

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.

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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.

Location and Nearby Lodging

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 Edgefield, 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.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

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.

Venue Staff

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 Edgefield, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

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.

Decor

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.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

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.

Photo Opportunities

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 Edgefield, 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.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip

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.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Edgefield, SC

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.

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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!

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Latest News in Edgefield, SC

Edgefield County school board announces new appointments

Apr. 11—The Edgefield County School District Board of Trustees approved several new administrative appointments for the 2022-23 school year during a special called meeting on March 29.According to a news release from the school district, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved LaSonja Hagans as principal at Douglas Elementary School, Charidy Quattlebaum as principal at W.E. Parker Elementary School, Mary Bates as administrative assistant at Strom Thurmond High School, and Windie Burton as assistant principal of W.E. Parker El...

Apr. 11—The Edgefield County School District Board of Trustees approved several new administrative appointments for the 2022-23 school year during a special called meeting on March 29.

According to a news release from the school district, the Board of Trustees unanimously approved LaSonja Hagans as principal at Douglas Elementary School, Charidy Quattlebaum as principal at W.E. Parker Elementary School, Mary Bates as administrative assistant at Strom Thurmond High School, and Windie Burton as assistant principal of W.E. Parker Elementary School.

Hagans is currently the assistant principal at Atkinson Elementary School in Griffin, Georgia.

Hagans will bring over 20 years of experience in education to Douglas Elementary School. During her time in education she has worked as an assistant principal, academic coach, general education teacher, and a special education teacher in Georgia and Louisiana. She has also taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

"I am honored and excited to serve the Edgefield community," Hagans said. "It is my goal to do whatever it takes to help Douglas Elementary students and staff succeed. I look forward to building long-lasting relationships with families, employees and the community."

Quattlebaum currently works as the assistant principal of Jefferson Elementary in Aiken County.

She has an associate's from Aiken Technical College, a bachelor's in early child education from USC Aiken, and two master's degrees, one from Columbia College in divergent learning and one from the University of South Carolina in education administration.

Quattlebaum has taught at the elementary and preschool levels. She has worked as an assistant principal, grade level chair and Millbrook Leadership team member. Quattlebaum has also completed the Aiken County Public School District Leadership Academy, and currently is in the district's Aspiring Principals Program.

"It is an honor to serve the Edgefield County community in this capacity and to collaborate with families, staff and partners," Quattlebaum said.

Other appointment approved by the Board of Trustees include Mary Bates as an administrative assistant at Strom Thurmond High School and Windie Burton as the assistant principal at W.E. Park Elementary School.

"We are pleased to welcome Mrs. Hagans and Mrs. Quattlebaum to Edgefield County, and are grateful to have all four of these dedicated educators serve in these roles," stated ECSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kevin O'Gorman in the news release. "All four leaders bring extensive expertise and will make a positive and tremendous impact in these positions."

Edgefield manhunt continues, Sheriff says search won’t end until capture

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (WJBF) – The Edgefield County manhunt is shaking the community. What law enforcement initially thought would be a few hour search has now turned into a three day endeavor… with a helicopter, K-9 units, and eight different law enforcement agencies. And still a wanted man is on the loose.“You know it makes you feel uneasy to know that someone is out ther...

EDGEFIELD, S.C. (WJBF) – The Edgefield County manhunt is shaking the community. What law enforcement initially thought would be a few hour search has now turned into a three day endeavor… with a helicopter, K-9 units, and eight different law enforcement agencies. And still a wanted man is on the loose.

“You know it makes you feel uneasy to know that someone is out there who could potentially do harm to people for no particular reason,” resident Alan Morris said.

“For my family’s sake, I don’t want to leave them alone then him come to my house and I’m not their to defend my family or make sure every thing is okay,” resident Matthew Edwards said.

“It was shock, I had no idea,” resident Bessie Williams added.

Some Edgefield County residents say they feel left in the dark by the sheriff’s office when it comes what’s going on in their town.

“If you have that many different agencies coming to look for somebody it has to be significant,” Matthews said. “I mean they’re not telling nobody anything.”

Trevonta Langford is wanted by the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office for three felonies: kidnapping, criminal sexual misconduct, and domestic violence of high and aggravated nature.

He is currently out on bond from another case, where he was charged with homicide by child abuse. He is awaiting trial on that charge.

“I know we’ve been a little close to the chest on a lot of this information,” Edgefield County Sheriff Jody Rowland said. “It is extremely sensitive, it is all domestic related. All domestic related. So we are protecting the victim here. We are protecting their identity.”

Reports show Langford threatened and assaulted a significant other on several occasions. He also threatened the victim’s family, including threatening to shoot up the victim’s mother’s house.

“They have been threatened. They have been terrorized by Langford,” Sheriff Rowland said.

When officers attempted to arrest Langford for the three felonies after 2 a.m. Sunday, he jumped out of his car and fled, initiating the manhunt. The sheriff says they believe Langford is hiding in the heavily wooded area between Sweetwater road and Highway 23.

“We have kept a patrol from Sweetwater, Canal Road, Bosket, Gray Street, Gray Street extension, Highland Avenue, and Highway 23 throughout the night. We are continuing that as we speak,” Sheriff Rowland said. “We will not stop.”

Residents say they’re looking forward to the end of this three day manhunt.

“I feel confident that they’re going to be able to resolve it,” Morris said.

“I’ll tell you, I really appreciate what they’re doing,” resident Kelvin Thomas added. “Those guys are on it and I just hope it don’t take long to get him caught up.”

Sheriff Rowland says he hopes the cold and lack of food and water will force Langford to give up and turn himself in.

At 5 p.m. Tuesday, law enforcement toned back the amount of man power on this search, but there are still boots on the ground.

If you see Langford, do not approach him, instead call 911.

2nd Annual Mutt Strut Coming to Edgefield

?The 2nd Annual Mutt Strut to benefit Paws & Hooves Rescue is coming to the town of Edgefield, March 12. Festivities will begin with a parade at 10:00 a.m. led by Grand Marshal Suzy Spurgeon, Edgefield County Director of Emergency Management. Participants in the Strut will march about half a mile toward Oakley Park where they will receive a “token” before heading back to the start line at the Edgefield Market. Besides the walk, there will be contests and raffles also benefiting the 501c3 non-profit Paws & Hoove...

?The 2nd Annual Mutt Strut to benefit Paws & Hooves Rescue is coming to the town of Edgefield, March 12. Festivities will begin with a parade at 10:00 a.m. led by Grand Marshal Suzy Spurgeon, Edgefield County Director of Emergency Management. Participants in the Strut will march about half a mile toward Oakley Park where they will receive a “token” before heading back to the start line at the Edgefield Market. Besides the walk, there will be contests and raffles also benefiting the 501c3 non-profit Paws & Hooves Rescue.

?Pao Lin Hatch, coordinator of the event and director of Paws & Hooves Rescue, told the Advertiser in a recent interview that while the walk is called a Mutt Strut – and dogs are expected to participate (with their owners, of course) – the event is actually to raise money for the care of feral cats in the County. Hatch explained that through the non-profit, she is “directing [her] energies” to the feral cat population by raising funds for a TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) program in the county. Hatch said that when she moved here 3 years ago she noted that with there being no animal shelter in the county and an “overwhelmed” Animal Control Officer, the problem of feral cats was not being addressed. To address it, she started raising funds for the TNR program which she maintains provides a better life for the animals which end up becoming neighborhood cats. The TNR program has helped about 50 cats to date, according to Hatch, and its participants include the SPCA of Aiken and Edgefield Veterinary Clinic. Hatch explained that it costs around $65/cat through the program if the cat if healthy and has no other issues and that once they are neutered, the cats are released back into the areas from which they were taken and not relocated.

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?In their mission statement, Paw & Hooves notes that they “are not a shelter, nor a foster” and that their mission is “to raise awareness and funds for animal rescue organizations and [the organization] is currently focusing on the Feral Cat problem in Edgefield CoSC.” Those interested in finding out more information about the Mutt Strut can see the ad in last week’sedition of the Advertiser, text Hatch at 240-274-6180, email her at scpawsnhoovesrescue@yahoo.com, or find Paws & Hooves attheir website or on Facebook. All pets are welcomed to participate in the Mutt Strut, but they must be leashed and sociable.

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Edgefield County manhunt continues for second day

EDGEFIELD Co., S.C. (WJBF) – Several South Carolina law enforcement agencies continue the search for Trevonta Langford, who is wanted on three felonies.“It’s going to end today. We’re going to keep putting resources around him until we can flush him out of these woods. It is as simply as that,” Edgefield County Sheriff Jody Rowland said.Sheriff Rowland says Langford has bee...

EDGEFIELD Co., S.C. (WJBF) – Several South Carolina law enforcement agencies continue the search for Trevonta Langford, who is wanted on three felonies.

“It’s going to end today. We’re going to keep putting resources around him until we can flush him out of these woods. It is as simply as that,” Edgefield County Sheriff Jody Rowland said.

Sheriff Rowland says Langford has been on deputies radar for two weeks. He is believed to have evaded to Atlanta, before returning to Edgefield and threatening a victim and the victim’s family.

Edgefield County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull Trevonta Langford over after 2 a.m. Sunday, when he ditched his car. That started a two-day foot chase.

“In deep woods, we’ve tracked him through swamps, we’ve tracked him down dirt roads, we’ve tracked him where there were no roads,” Sheriff Rowland said. “It’s been one of the most unusual cases of my career. Every step of the way has been hard.”

Langford is wanted on three felonies in Edgefield County: Kidnapping, Criminal Sexual Conduct, and Domestic Violence High and Aggravated Nature.

He is out on bond from a 2017 connection to a homicide by child abuse case in Aiken County. Edgefield County Sheriff Rowland says that case has no bearing on this case.

“Mr. Langford is wanted by our agency for kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct, and a domestic charge that is of high and aggravated nature. All felonies,” Sheriff Rowland said.

Edgefield County residents say they have encountered Langford. He has knocked on doors and waved down vehicles, asking for help. Sheriff Rowland says there have been at least three witness encounters. He says Langford is dangerous, but so far has not posed a threat to residents.

Kelvin Thomas owns 4-Way Stop in Edgefield, and says if he sees the suspect, he’s prepared.

“I didn’t fear myself, I was an ex-police officer so I’ve been there before. I just fear for the people in the public that may not have protection or know what to do if somebody comes up like that,” Thomas said.

Eight South Carolina law enforcement agencies are working together to capture Langford. The search has included helicopters, K-9 Units, and deputies from multiple counties.

Aiken, Saluda, Greenwood, and McCormick County Sheriff’s Offices are assisting in the search, along with North Augusta and Aiken Departments of Public Safety, the Department of Natural Resources, and South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Langford is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing all black. If you see Langford, you are encouraged to immediately contact the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office.

Generac Power Systems, Inc. expanding operations in Edgefield County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. Generac Power Systems, Inc. (Generac), a leading global power and energy technology company serving the residential, commercial and industrial markets, today announced plans to expand operations in Edgefield County and create 300 new jobs. This new commitment adds to the company’s initial announcement this year and will bring Generac’s collective total of new jobs in the state to 750.

Founded in 1959, Generac is an industry leader that offers a broad range of power and energy solutions including back-up and prime power generator systems; engine-powered and battery-powered tools and equipment; and solar + battery storage systems.

Located at 30 Industrial Park Boulevard in Trenton, Generac's expansion will increase the company’s capacity to meet growing demand for Generac’s home standby generators and associated energy technologies. The company’s location in South Carolina also serves as a distribution center to customers in the Southeast.

Individuals interested in joining the Generac team should visit the company's careers webpage.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Edgefield County was also awarded a $750,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with costs related to this project.

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“Given multiple megatrends at play, including the growing unreliability of the grid and the increasing number of people working and learning from home, there has been significant and strong demand for Generac’s residential power systems. We are pleased to be able to substantially grow our operations in South Carolina so quickly to meet the needs of consumers.” -Generac Power Systems, Inc. President and CEO Aaron Jagdfeld

“Generac’s announcement demonstrates the seemingly unlimited growth of our economy. After establishing operations in South Carolina earlier this year, Generac is already expanding and creating 300 more jobs. We are proud of this expansion and all of the good that will come from it.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

"The fact that Generac is already expanding within our borders – just months after announcing operations in South Carolina – is a true testament to our business-friendly climate. We congratulate Generac on today’s announcement, and we look forward to our partnership with this great company for years to come.” -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

“Today’s news is very exciting for Edgefield County. We are grateful that Generac is growing their presence in our county, and we look forward to the great things the future holds in our partnership with them.” -Edgefield County Council Chairman Scott Cooper

“This news is a testament to the hard work that Edgefield County has put in over the years. We are extremely proud that Generac is expanding their new operation in the county, and we wish them continued success.” -Economic Development Partnership Chairman Gary Stooksbury

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