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 Greenville, 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 Greenville, 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 Greenville 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 Greenville'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 Greenville.
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 Greenville, 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 Greenville, 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 Greenville, 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 Greenville, 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
GREENVILLE, S.C. —A downtown Greenville restaurant will permanently close its doors this weekend after decades in business, according to the owner.Addy Sully, owner of Addy’s Dutch Café and Restaurant at 17 E. Coffee St., posted "the sad news" to Facebook Tuesday."We'll be open for a limited...
GREENVILLE, S.C. —
A downtown Greenville restaurant will permanently close its doors this weekend after decades in business, according to the owner.
Addy Sully, owner of Addy’s Dutch Café and Restaurant at 17 E. Coffee St., posted "the sad news" to Facebook Tuesday.
"We'll be open for a limited time this week for those who would like to come by one last time," Sully said.
Greenville Business Journal said Sully, an Amsterdam native, left a successful career as head of research and development of a textile firm to launch Addys with business partner Nina Biagiotti in 1990.
Tuesday's post blamed the closing on medical issues suffered recently by Sully and Biagiotti, but mostly on an extended legal battle with the landlord of the restaurant property.
According to Sully, he had planned to reopen the restaurant in 2020, but what he called "a major roof leak" happened a week before.
The leak, combined with the COVID-19 pandemic, kept the restaurant closed and led to a court battle with the landlord.
"Finally, our trial came up last month," Sully said. "We were astonished and devastated that we lost," he said.
Sully said they were given 30 days to remove everything from the premises, so he's giving faithful customers a chance to come to the restaurant and take a "token" before the final closing.
"We'll be open for a limited time this week for those who would like to come by one last time, select a token or a fine imported beer to take home, in exchange for a donation to help us with our considerable legal fees," he said.
Addy's will be open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with opening times to be announced on the Facebook page.
"Located on Coffee Street, Addy's was one of the first dinner-time restaurants to set up operations in downtown during the early stages of the area's revitalization in the 1980s.
"The restaurant is known for its world-traveling fare, its cozy European atmosphere, and its gregarious host Mr. Sulley."
GREENVILLE, S.C. —A community of beer brewers came together to honor someone they say helped bring craft beer to the Upstate.Tom Davis is one of the founders of Thomas Creek Brewery and was recently diagnosed with stage IV ampullary cancer.Now with Davis in hospice care, friends and former students decided to share their stories of their mentor over a pint."He's been a phenomenal inspiration for all of us in the Upstate," employee and friend Don Richardson.Davis and his fath...
GREENVILLE, S.C. —
A community of beer brewers came together to honor someone they say helped bring craft beer to the Upstate.
Tom Davis is one of the founders of Thomas Creek Brewery and was recently diagnosed with stage IV ampullary cancer.
Now with Davis in hospice care, friends and former students decided to share their stories of their mentor over a pint.
"He's been a phenomenal inspiration for all of us in the Upstate," employee and friend Don Richardson.
Davis and his father Bill got into the beer business in 1994 and opened Thomas Creek Brewery in 1998. That’s where Tom’s legacy began.
"He's molded so many great brewers out of this facility. It's an amazing thing what he has done," Richardson said.
"It's a baker's dozen out there just here in the upstate that have come through here and have been firsthand right underneath tom and worked here for several years and have gone on to start their own breweries or work for somebody else in the industry," former employee and head brewer at Swamp Rabbit Brewery, Andrew Myers said.
Opening his doors to anyone who wanted to learn the art of beer.
"I'm tired of being in it. I'm tired of being in a cubicle. Can I just come and chase a dream and work at a brewery and he's like sure come on in," former brewer and head brewer at Liability Brewing Company, Jared Tuttle said.
They said anyone who knows beer in South Carolina knows Tom.
"He's won medals at the great American Beer Festival, which should tell everyone he's as good as anybody in the country," Friend and Owner of Swamp Rabbit Brewery Ben Pierson, "Hardest working man in show business, bar none."
Tom was diagnosed with stage IV ampullary cancer back in October. It's a tumor that has spread to the small intestine and other organs.
"It's unfair, but we love him and we're here for him and the whole family," Tuttle said.
Now those who had the privilege of knowing or learning underneath him poured one out as they work to keep his legacy alive.
"Thomas creek has been like a beacon. Almost like a lighthouse for a lot of breweries and a lot of craft beer drinkers in South Carolina," Myers said.
"He has kind of molded the Greenville craft beer community and we're so very grateful for him for doing that," Richardson said.
"He has created a legacy and I'm proud of what he has done and it hurts that he can't keep it going," Tom's father, Bill Davis said.
The brewers are putting together a charity to brew Thomas Creek's red ale. Any brewery in South Carolina can participate and the proceeds from the breweries can go toward the Davis family. They are calling the beer legacy. That fundraiser can be found here. You can also support the Davis family here.
USA TODAY NETWORK -- SOUTH CAROLINAElection Day comes on Tuesday, Nov. 8 as local, state and federal offices are up for grabs when voters head to the polls.When to vote on Election DayVoting on Nov. 8 runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., though anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote no matter how long it takes them to cast their ballot.Where to vote in Greenville CountyGreenville County will have 144 precincts open for voting that Tuesday. Visit ...
USA TODAY NETWORK -- SOUTH CAROLINA
Election Day comes on Tuesday, Nov. 8 as local, state and federal offices are up for grabs when voters head to the polls.
Voting on Nov. 8 runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., though anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote no matter how long it takes them to cast their ballot.
Greenville County will have 144 precincts open for voting that Tuesday. Visit scvotes.gov for a full list of polling places, or call the election office at 864-467-7250.
To find your individual polling place using your name and birthday, visit scvotes.gov.
Every registered voter in the nation can vote in races like presidential elections. Anyone in South Carolina can vote in races for governor and the state's U.S. Senate election. For local races, however, where elected officials represent residents of distinct areas within the bounds of the state, voting eligibility is determined by the location of residence.
Some races cross county and city lines.
To know the races and candidates on your specific ballot ahead of time, visit scvotes.gov, where you can type in your name, birthday and county to see a sample ballot.
Governor and Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina
Secretary of State
Attorney General of South Carolina
State Superintendent of Education
Commissioner of Agriculture
U.S. House of Representatives, District 3
U.S. House of Representatives, District 4
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 5
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 7
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 10
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 16
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 17
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 18
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 19
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 20
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 21
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 22
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 23
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 24
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 25
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 27
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 28
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 35
Solicitor, Circuit 13
Greenville County Council, District 17
Greenville County Council, District 19
Greenville County Council, District 23
Greenville County Council, District 26
Greenville County Council, District 28
Soil and Water District Commission
Greenville County School Board of Trustees, District 18
Greenville County School Board of Trustees, District 20
Greenville County School Board of Trustees, District 22
Greenville County School Board of Trustees, District 24
Greenville County School Board of Trustees, District 26
Greenville County School Board of Trustees, District 28
Watershed Conservation District, Rabon Creek
Watershed Conservation District, South Tyger River
Fire District Commissioner, Dunklin Fire District
Fire District Commissioner, Piedmont Public Service Area
How the Upstate real estate development company is building for tomorrow“We’re probably the quietest big company in Greenville,” says Zach Romano, director of strategy and investments for RealtyLink. “We were founded right here in the Upstate by locals in 1998 and have since developed over 600 projects across the country.”If you’ve seen the state-of-the-art Top Golf...
How the Upstate real estate development company is building for tomorrow
“We’re probably the quietest big company in Greenville,” says Zach Romano, director of strategy and investments for RealtyLink. “We were founded right here in the Upstate by locals in 1998 and have since developed over 600 projects across the country.”
If you’ve seen the state-of-the-art Top Golf rising above interstate near Pelham road, you’ve seen their work. The real estate development company has built its brand on a diverse portfolio — from grocery-anchored shopping centers and power retail centers to single tenant build-to-suit, multifamily, industrial, self-storage and mixed-use properties.
“When it comes to taking care of business, our founders have always done things the old-fashioned way: treating clients well and organically growing the business through relationships and repeat customers,” says Romano.
Greenville may be headquarters, but the company has regional offices all across the Eastern U.S., where the team gleans direct knowledge of each individual market and secures deals.
“We’re ground-up developers,” says Romano. “Typically, we’ll acquire the land, bring in the tenants and the right contractors and collaborate with the right capital partners — like Fifth Third Bank — to do it all. We’re very full-service, from front to back end.”
The company is in a unique growth phase, expanding across four divisions, including residential and retail.
“We’re adding hundreds of millions of dollars a year in terms of development assets,” says Romano, “and joining hand-in-hand with private high-net-worth investors and institutional capital, as well as our bankers, to ensure we’re well-capitalized. A lot of that growth will directly benefit the Upstate, as well as Charleston, even down to Savannah.”
Amidst all of that growth, company culture remains the foundation that RealtyLink is centered on.
“We’re big on family culture here,” says Romano. “And that plays into a lot the business that we take on. [It also informs] how we take care of our resources, meaning both our assets and our people — our biggest resource is our team members. Culturally, that is super important for us and something that we focus on in our every day operations.”
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Tuesday night’s Greenville County election finalized the future of the county council. Four new leaders are stepping in to replace longterm leaders who have served for decades.County council will definitely look different. Regardless of party lines—all four of the newly elected candidates have already found common ground on a few things.“I think Greenville County spoke, I think Greenville County wants to see some change,” said ...
GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Tuesday night’s Greenville County election finalized the future of the county council. Four new leaders are stepping in to replace longterm leaders who have served for decades.
County council will definitely look different. Regardless of party lines—all four of the newly elected candidates have already found common ground on a few things.
“I think Greenville County spoke, I think Greenville County wants to see some change,” said Councilman-elect Joey Russo.
That change is in store. Four new leaders are stepping in.
Four long term council members are out. Councilwoman Xanthene Norris has served five terms since 1997. She decided this term would be her last. Making room for Alan Mitchell who’s putting housing and infrastructure at the forefront.
“A lot of the housing that’s being built in Greenville now is priced at $400,000, $500,000 up to a million dollars, and an average person just can’t afford that,” said District 23 Councilman-elect Alan Mitchell.
Current councilmen Joe Dill, Lynn Ballard and Chairman Willis Meadows have served decades on council. They all lost re-election bids and their replacements are new to the world of politics.
At just 30 years old, Joey Russo will join as the youngest leader on council.
“I want to show that our next generation is buying into what’s going on in this community and working for solutions,” said Russo, the District 17 councilman-elect.
District 26 councilman-elect Rick Bradley says he’s heard the concerns and he’s more than ready to get to work.
“I don’t work for the developers or the builders or the rest of Greenville County, my intention is on district 26″ he said.
District 19 councilman-elect Benton Blount says he’s putting the people first.
“The council doesn’t have enough eyeballs on it, in my opinion. I think we should be held accountable by the public. So I want to make sure that everything we vote on it’s very accessible to the public” said Blount.
So, what will the new council look like?
With Norris’ exit, Liz Seman will be the only woman. And as Meadow’s leaves, they’ll have to elect a new chairman. Concern over growth, infrastructure and transparency all seem to be common ground among the four. They also seem to want more harmony.
“We don’t need to be openly arguing about our issues,” said Mitchell.
“I think with the new members along with the motivation from the other council persons who I’ve talked to, seem excited to show the community that we’re actually there for them and to serve them,” said Blount.
The current council will stay in place as is until the end of the year, in early January the new councilman will take their seats. Each member serves four year terms.
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