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 Co. requests SCDOT, cities to create inventory of all roads, bridges Infinite Scroll Enabled GET LOCAL BREAKING NEWS ALERTSThe latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox.Your Email AddressPrivacy Notice GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —Greenville County officials say they need at least billions of dollars to repair and repave their roads, a...
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Greenville County officials say they need at least billions of dollars to repair and repave their roads, and as part of their effort, they are asking their cities and the state to help document their condition.
Greenville County Council Member Liz Seman said Wednesday they want to have all of the information on the roads and bridges in their boundaries in one place. She said it could help lay out priorities to improve the county's infrastructure.
“We really just can’t focus on the county roads," she said. "We have to focus on all of the roads, regardless of who the owners are.”
County staff revealed last month they need at least $2 billion to repair and repave their roads.
“If we’re talking anything more than repaving, you know it’s going to be a big investment," Seman said. "We can’t start talking about the solutions or how to pay for it until we have a good comprehensive look at what the overall problem is.”
This new request from county council asks the cities of Greenville, Greer, Mauldin, Travelers Rest, Simpsonville and Fountain Inn, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation to take an inventory of all roads and bridges.
“We can look at something on paper, but we really want their input to say, ‘This is where we’re having trouble. This is where the bottleneck is here. Here’s where we see growth happening within the municipality.’ ‘Cause all of those things play a part," Seman said.
Mauldin City Council Member Taft Matney said more than 250,000 people are expected to move into Greenville County over the next 20 years.
“From a municipal standpoint, not only do we have to find a place for them to live, but we have to be able to get them to travel from point A to point B," he said. "Right now, our infrastructure doesn’t allow that.”
He is in favor of creating the document, so officials know where the problems are and how to address them.
Matney said knowing who owns the roads that need addressing can be confusing to drivers.
“We need to be able to figure out what’s where, who’s responsible for what and make sure that each of those are able to handle the capacity because it’s going to be more than just resurfacing," he said.
Seman said Greenville County has some of the most dangerous roads in South Carolina. She said creating the list could also have another benefit.
“I think it also gives us leverage to work with our municipal and state partners to say, ‘Look, this is what the full picture looks like, and so let’s work together to figure out how we prioritize the list and how we work together to get it fixed,'" she said.
Seman said they can expect initial findings to come back sometime in early January.
She adds they will start reaching out to the public for their feedback soon.
TALK GreenvilleSydney Strong is thriving as an entrepreneur working hard to both grow her business and make her role model, Llyn Strong, proud.“My mom started the business, so I kind of was immersed in that growing up,” Strong says. “Just by default of being a single parent, she was like, you’re coming to work with me, partly to keep me busy, but partly because I enjoyed it. When I was 6, I started making jewelry – forming the wax and making things with the wax, and then she would cast it and finis...
Sydney Strong is thriving as an entrepreneur working hard to both grow her business and make her role model, Llyn Strong, proud.
“My mom started the business, so I kind of was immersed in that growing up,” Strong says. “Just by default of being a single parent, she was like, you’re coming to work with me, partly to keep me busy, but partly because I enjoyed it. When I was 6, I started making jewelry – forming the wax and making things with the wax, and then she would cast it and finish it.”
Llyn Strong Fine Art Jewelry and its namesake are well known in Greenville, but Sydney Strong says she started finding her own way -- as it turned out on the pitch (for a while) not in the family business.
“I ended up being a pretty competitive soccer player,” she says. “I played soccer in college, went down to College of Charleston and ended up staying down there for a while, coaching down there. And one day, Mom was like, ‘Well, have you thought about your future? Do you want to take over the business? You'd have to move back to Greenville.’”
Strong says her honest answer was that she just didn’t know, but she agreed to try it for a year.
“And here we are, 12 years later,” she says.
It is the gems and the customers that captivated Strong.
“I enjoy hearing their story, figuring out what interests them – what their connection is with the piece that they're either looking at or designing,” she says. “I really enjoyed doing that and took an interest in colored stones.”
With her mother’s encouragement, Strong earned a Graduate Gemologist Degree at the Gemological Institute of America in 2017. Then, like so many others, the pandemic forced Strong to evaluate where she was and where she wanted to be. She had ongoing conversations with her mother about taking over the business.
“My now-wife was in Atlanta, and for a while the plan was up until about 2020 for me to move to Atlanta, to continue designing jewelry and being in the jewelry business, but not being here,” she says. “She ended up getting a job and moved to Greenville and that's when I was like, we're going to be in Greenville – let's do this.”
“This” turned out to be a niche that goes even beyond designing and creating custom jewelry. Strong’s advanced degree puts her in an elite group of gem experts.
“Having the actual degree is pretty rare,” she says. “And then owning a store and being a designer and being able to do a good bit of bench work – it's another credential that Llyn thought would be a good idea, which ends up being a great idea.”
All About Art:Llyn Strong embraces the magic of creating
Though her mother is still creating wearable art and also creating art through painting, Sydney honors her work and legacy -- changing the name of the business has never been a consideration.
“Absolutely not,” she says.
Strong says she watched her mother work hard to build the business from nothing and she now works to keep the same standards and quality that customers have come to expect.
“I think my mom and I have such a good relationship, our customers see that as well,” she says. “She's unbelievable at being close enough without hovering. I always want her to be part of the decision-making because she's a decision maker. She's a really good risk-taker. I've always kind of found her to be a little ahead of her time.”
Learn more at llynstrong.com.
Here is the All-Greenville high school football team for the 2023 season. There are 11 players on first and second teams, plus a kicker on the offenses. Athletes are listed in alphabetical order. Stats were compiled by MaxPreps.Player of the YearAvery McFaddenWide receiver | Sr. | HillcrestMcFadden was among four finalists for the Mr. Football award as the best player in South Carolina. He did just about everything in 2023 for Hillcrest in a 10-...
Here is the All-Greenville high school football team for the 2023 season. There are 11 players on first and second teams, plus a kicker on the offenses. Athletes are listed in alphabetical order. Stats were compiled by MaxPreps.
Wide receiver | Sr. | Hillcrest
McFadden was among four finalists for the Mr. Football award as the best player in South Carolina. He did just about everything in 2023 for Hillcrest in a 10-3 season. He has signed with Georgia State.
Primarily a wide receiver, he also returned kicks, took direct snaps as a running back and even threw a touchdown pass on one of his two attempts. Hillcrest coach Bennett Swygert said McFadden could have been one of the state’s best defensive backs if he had played there regularly. In limited action at cornerback, McFadden had two interceptions and returned one for a touchdown.
On offense, he had 1,102 receiving yards with 16 touchdowns and 237 rushing yards (7.2 per carry) with nine touchdowns. He broke six program records, setting all-time marks with 3,311 receiving yards with 36 touchdowns, as well as 54 touchdowns overall.
Quarterback | Sr. | J.L. Mann
Anderson finished fourth in state with 3,020 passing yards and had 39 touchdowns to only six interceptions. He led J.L. Mann to the Class AAAAA Upper State championship game.
Running back | Sr. | Eastside
Banks ran for 1,475 yards and 20 touchdowns. In his last two seasons, he rushed for more than 3,000 yards and scored 40 TDs.
Wide receiver | Sr. | Greenville
The four-star prospect signed with South Carolina. Bennett was an all-purpose player who missed some time with injury and was the main focus of defenses but still had 541 yards receiving.
Offensive line | Jr. | Woodmont
Carwise is an all-state player and team captain for the Wildcats.
Offensive line | Sr. | Greenville
Franks was a Shrine Bowl starter at tackle and will play at South Carolina.
Wide receiver | Sr. | J.L. Mann
McClellan was the state’s fourth-leading receiver with 1,481 yards and scored 14 TDs. He also averaged 16.3 yards on 12 rushes. McClellan was Offensive MVP of the North-South Game.
Offensive line | Sr. | Christ Church
McMaster was all-state for an offense that averaged 43.6 points and won the Class A state championship.
Offensive line | Jr. | Greer
Nelson helped pave the way as Greer averaged 46 points in going 4-0 in its Class AAAA region.
Running back | Sr. | Christ Church
Reeder, a Northwestern commit, rushed for 1,725 yards and 25 touchdowns. He led Christ Church to a second consecutive Class A state title and made the Shrine Bowl.
Wide receiver | Jr. | Christ Church
Repp was the state’s second-leading receiver with 1,510 yards and led with 27 touchdowns. He routinely turned short passes into long TDs, including an 87-yarder in the Class A playoffs.
Kicker | Jr. | Greenville
Steck made six field goals in 10 tries, with a long of 44 and a last-second game-winner in the playoffs. He was 62-for-64 on extra points. He is a former soccer player turned football star.
Offensive line | Sr. | Greenville
Tate was side-by-side with Franks, tackle and guard, all the way to the Shrine Bowl. He is going to Coastal Carolina.
Linebacker | Sr. | J.L. Mann
Bennett was fourth in the state with 15.5 sacks and defensive MVP of the Shrine Bowl.
Defensive back | Jr. | Greenville
Bruton had five interceptions and 26 solo tackles as a shutdown corner. Offenses stayed away.
Defensive line | Jr. | Eastside
Dodd had 13 sacks, sixth-most in the state, and a dozen quarterback hurries as well.
Defensive line | Sr. | Riverside
Downs was a Shrine Bowl player who had 20 solo tackles and three sacks. He will play at Central Florida.
Linebacker | Sr. | Christ Church
Good was Class A all-state and made 125 tackles for the state champs.
Defensive back | Sr. | Riverside
Hood ranked No. 12 in the state with 144 tackles and was second with 14.4 per game
Linebacker | Sr. | Greer
Johnson had 146 tackles (12.2 per game), 11th most in state, and had six sacks.
Defensive line | Sr. | Greenville
Knauber was named Class AAAA all-state. He had 94 tackles and 8.5 sacks.
Defensive back | Sr. | Greer
Lyons was Class AAAA all-state. He had three interceptions and 24 solo tackles.
Linebacker | Jr. | J.L. Mann
Ward had 144 tackles to rank among the state’s top 15 and also had three interceptions.
Defensive line | Sr. | Greenville
Wilson-Abrams led Greenville with 95 tackles and had 5.5 sacks.
Chase Byrd, WR, Greer
Zeke Funke, OL, Eastside
Eduardo Garcia-Duran, OL, Greer
KB Henderson, RB, Blue Ridge
Keyshun Henderson, WR, J.L. Mann
Tucker Hendrix, QB, Christ Church
Douglas Hill Jr., OL, Hillcrest
LaDainnian Martin, RB, Greer
NaCyus Morrison, RB, J.L. Mann
Hutch Paddock, PK, Christ Church
Jaiden Taylor, WR, Riverside
Carmello Canty, DB, Greenville
Tradd Coulter, DB, St. Joseph’s
Joel Crespo, DL, J.L. Mann
Acie Hatfield, DB, Christ Church
Johnny Jaraczewski, LB, St. Joseph’s
Brayden Johnson, LB, St. Joseph’s
Jy Leake, LB, Hillcrest
Andrew Moree, LB, Eastside
Tyson Moses, LB, Hillcrest
AJ Norfus, DL, Mauldin
Robert Robertson, DB, Greer
Deciding where to eat for the night while strolling downtown is akin to filling up a plate at the buffet, with plenty to choose from the world over.This is because Greenville has some of the best eateries around.And it's no longer a secret. Publications like Southern Living have recently boasted about some of the city's best eateries to visit, calling The Upstate "one of ...
Deciding where to eat for the night while strolling downtown is akin to filling up a plate at the buffet, with plenty to choose from the world over.
This is because Greenville has some of the best eateries around.
And it's no longer a secret. Publications like Southern Living have recently boasted about some of the city's best eateries to visit, calling The Upstate "one of the Southeast's most underrated food destinations."
Restaurants Indaco and O-Ku graced the magazine's list, along with Greenville staples ASADA, Jianna and Soby's.
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? Jianna: 600 S. Main St. #2.
? Aryana Afghan Cuisine: 210 E. Coffee St.
? Indaco: 40 W. Broad St.
? O-Ku: 30 W. Broad St.
? The Anchorage: 586 Perry Ave.
? Trappe Door: 23 W. Washington St.
? Fork and Plough: 1629 E. North St.
? Lewis Barbecue Greenville. 214 Rutherford St.
? ASADA: 903 Wade Hampton Blvd.
? Willy Taco: 217 Laurens Road.
? Comal 864: 1112 Woodside Ave.
? Scoundrel: 18 N. Main St.
? OJ's Diner: 907 Pendleton St.
? Soby's: 207 S. Main St.
? The Lazy Goat: 170 Riverplace.
To read the entire story, visit Southern Living.
The article states Greenville's "culinary scene is flourishing" and mentions food celebrations euphoria and Fall for Greenville that showcase the area's talent.
The culinary experience of euphoria 2024 is scheduled for Sept. 19-22. The annual four-day event brings the Greenville community and travelers together through a unique melting pot of local cuisines and drinks, art and musical performances.
Fall for Greenville, the largest food and musical festival in the Upstate, will take place downtown during the weekend of Oct. 11-13. Although the event and entertainment are free to the public, guests must purchase Taste Tickets to redeem food, beverages and kids' activities, as well as festival merchandise.
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