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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 Greenwood, 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 Greenwood, 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 Greenwood 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 Greenwood, 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 Greenwood'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 Greenwood.

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

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 Greenwood, 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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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

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 Greenwood, 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 Greenwood, 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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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 Greenwood, 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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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 Greenwood, 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 Greenwood, SC

Mumford Industries, Inc. expanding operations in Greenwood County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Mumford Industries, Inc. (Mumford Industries), a post-industrial plastics recycling company and producer of Retrieve® sustainable film products, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $2 million and creating 33 new jobs.Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Greenwood County, Mumford Industries is one of the leading industrial plastics recycling companies in the So...

COLUMBIA, S.C. Mumford Industries, Inc. (Mumford Industries), a post-industrial plastics recycling company and producer of Retrieve® sustainable film products, today announced plans to expand operations in Greenwood County. The company is investing $2 million and creating 33 new jobs.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Greenwood County, Mumford Industries is one of the leading industrial plastics recycling companies in the Southeast — providing clients with professional and reliable services that give them the ability to be environmentally responsible, profitable and competitive in their business practices. The company serves a variety of industries including automotive, plastics manufacturers, food packaging, distribution and more.

Located at 4730 Ninety Six Highway in Ninety Six, Mumford Industries’ expansion will allow the company to accommodate additional capacity to meet growing demand for recycled materials and environmentally responsible products. Post-industrial plastics recycling and management is complex and ever-changing, and Mumford Industries supplies companies with recycling programs and services that create a positive impact on corporate sustainability goals, budgets and reputations.

Mumford Industries’ newest venture is producing sustainable packaging. Retrieve sustainable film products include bags, pouches and divider/slip sheets made from reclaimed, recycled, unused, scrap plastic film that can be used commercially to offset greenhouse gas emissions and support carbon footprint reduction.

The expansion is expected to be complete in May 2025. Individuals interested in joining the Mumford Industries team should visit the company’s contact page.

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“Our expansion is thrilling because we know it will allow us to not only have an even greater impact on the environment, but also the sustainability goals of the companies that call South Carolina home. We appreciate all the support we have received from Greenwood County to make this happen.” -Mumford Industries President George Mumford

“With more businesses prioritizing corporate sustainability, we are excited to have companies like Mumford Industries on our state’s roster of recycling firms. Along with creating opportunities for South Carolinians in the Greenwood County community, Mumford Industries is also helping create a more sustainable future for all.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“Mumford Industries’ latest expansion in Greenwood County further proves that South Carolina is a state that focuses on sustainability. We congratulate Mumford Industries on this $2 million investment and the 33 new jobs they are creating, and we value our strong business relationship.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

“This expansion is great news for Ninety Six and Greenwood County. Not only is this the most jobs that have been created in Ninety Six in recent history, but Mumford Industries is also a company that is leading the way for a brighter tomorrow for us all. I am grateful for Mumford Industries’ decision to expand operations and their belief in our town and county.” -Greenwood County Councilman Dayne Pruitt

Memory Forest Expands into the Southeast with Greenhaven Memorial Gardens

Cemeteries may soon look like nature preserves, Greenhaven Memorial Gardens becomes the next Memory Forest.We’re excited that Greenhaven Memorial Gardens now provides a great option for families in the southeast.”— Mark BrewerGREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, USA, June 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Memory Forest, a new type of cemetery where a memory tree, flower, or shrub can be planted and cared for as it grows from a ...

Cemeteries may soon look like nature preserves, Greenhaven Memorial Gardens becomes the next Memory Forest.

We’re excited that Greenhaven Memorial Gardens now provides a great option for families in the southeast.”

— Mark Brewer

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO, USA, June 30, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Memory Forest, a new type of cemetery where a memory tree, flower, or shrub can be planted and cared for as it grows from a Living Urn containing a loved one's cremated remains and where ashes can be scattered or buried at a beautiful setting, is excited to announce that its parent company, Biolife, LLC, has reached agreement with Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Elgin, South Carolina, to serve as the first Memory Forest location in the southeast.

Mark Brewer, Biolife’s President, commented, “We’ve been exploring various opportunities to expand into the southeast part of the country over the past year and we believe Greenhaven Memorial Gardens is a perfect location for families to honor their loved ones with living memorials. Families reach out to us daily who love the idea of a memorial in nature, but don’t have a special place in mind to either have a tree memorial or bury or scatter a loved one’s ashes - they want a permanent site where they can do this. We’re excited that Greenhaven Memorial Gardens now provides a great option for families in the southeast.”

Brewer continues, “People are taking a fresh look at how they want to be memorialized after they pass. If the over 75 million baby boomers who will reach their average life expectancy over the next 25 years choose burial, they will take up over 130 square miles of land, which is the size of Atlanta. Fortunately for our future generations, more than half of Americans who pass are now choosing cremation instead of burial and electing not to take up space in a cemetery. With Memory Forest, The Living Urn, along with Greenhaven and our many other Memory Forest locations nationwide, we’re helping aid this movement and providing an uplifting option - everything a person needs to have a tree grown with their cremated remains. We’re giving people the ability to give back after they pass and also create a living memorial at a place of their choosing – we think that’s a beautiful thing.”

Owner of Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, Heather Leigh, added, “We are excited to offer living memorials as the only hybrid cemetery in the state of South Carolina. Our designated Memory Forest is a unique preservation area consisting of a wooded and meadow area bordered by memorial trees selected by families. We also have a special area designed for families who have their pets buried with them. When a family commits The Living Urn to the earth, they gain the legacy of a permanent final resting place and the assurance that it will enrich the natural habitat in perpetuity."

To learn more about Greenhaven Memorial Gardens, or to find a Memory Forest location near you, visit MemoryForest.org

About Memory Forest

Memory Forest™ is committed to replacing tombstones with plants, and cemeteries with nature. Alongside The Living Urn, its exclusive partnerships with leading cemeteries and memorial gardens throughout the U.S. are changing the way people honor their loved ones. Utilizing The Living Urn, America's leading bio urn and planting system, Memory Forest provides families with beautiful, tranquil resting places to scatter ashes or have a memory tree planted and cared for. To learn more, visit MemoryForest.org and TheLivingUrn.com

About Greenhaven Memorial Gardens

Greenhaven Memorial Gardens & Life Tribute Center is a locally owned, community-centered, perpetual care cemetery nestled among the pines and gently rolling hills of Elgin, South Carolina, just beyond the Greater Columbia Metropolitan area. Greenhaven is the only hybrid cemetery in the state of South Carolina that offers unique burial and memorial options for our families to select from. We invite you to visit our cemetery and see the splendor and beauty of Greenhaven, dedicated to our community and helping families leave a lasting legacy of stewardship and sustainability.

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Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC establishing modular construction operations in Greenwood County

More than $9 million investment will create 180 new jobs COLUMBIA, S.C. – Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC, an affiliate company of ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC, an affiliate company of Impresa Modular today announced plans to establish modular factory construction operations in Greenwood County. The more than $9 million investment will create 180 new jobs.

Impresa Modular is a residential home design, sales and development company that specializes in providing a consumer-friendly way to build and purchase homes around the United States.

Located at 161 Rock Church Road South East in Greenwood, Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC’s 240,000-square-foot production facility will increase the company’s operating capacity to meet growing demand and is targeted toward regional builders and developers to produce private-label residential homes in the Southeast region.

The new facility is expected to be operational by January 2022, and in full production by July 2022. Full production capacity is estimated to be more than 300 homes per year. Individuals interested in joining the Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC team should visit Impresa Building Systems’ careers webpage.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. The Council also awarded Greenwood County a $200,000 Set-Aside grant to assist with related project costs.

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“We are so excited to locate our flagship factory in Greenwood. The facility will be a combination of process proven off-site modular construction practices with today’s cutting-edge methods to be an industry leader. As always, workforce is key, and we are driving to assemble top talent in all disciplines.” -Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC President and General Manager Dan Hobbs

“The more than $9 million investment and the 180 new jobs Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC is creating in Greenwood County is a huge win for the Palmetto State and will make a real difference in the local community. Thanks to this great company, and welcome to South Carolina.” -Gov. Henry McMaster

“South Carolina continues to build on its success in the manufacturing sector, and Impresa Building Systems of Greenwood SC, LLC establishing operations in the Palmetto State provides another boost. We congratulate the company and Greenwood County on today's announcement and look forward to watching them succeed within our borders." -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III

"Greenwood County is proud to become the home of the first Impresa branded factory that will serve the region with much-needed housing solutions. We look forward to supporting their launch and creation of many jobs that will make a lasting impact in our community." -Greenwood County Council Chairman Chuck Moates

Retreat opening in Upstate to help veterans suffering from PTSD

GREENWOOD, S.C. (WSPA) – It’s estimated U.S. veterans have a 50% higher risk of suicide than the general population. Leaders of one non-profit are hoping to a new facility being built on Lake Greenwood can help change that.Tranquility Point Veterans Retreat is all about helping veterans suffering with PTSD and other disorders.The couple running the retreat, Kim and Barry Gambrell, said a veteran and their family can stay for up to five days, free of charge. They will offer tons of activities veterans can do to help ...

GREENWOOD, S.C. (WSPA) – It’s estimated U.S. veterans have a 50% higher risk of suicide than the general population. Leaders of one non-profit are hoping to a new facility being built on Lake Greenwood can help change that.

Tranquility Point Veterans Retreat is all about helping veterans suffering with PTSD and other disorders.

The couple running the retreat, Kim and Barry Gambrell, said a veteran and their family can stay for up to five days, free of charge. They will offer tons of activities veterans can do to help reset.

“Sometime after retiring, I was diagnosed with PTSD, myself, and I’ve been through all of the isolation, anxiety, the different feelings of stress and whatnot,” said Barry Gambrell.

Barry served in the Air Force for 20 years. He and his wife want to help veterans who struggle after returning home.

“We decided to do this to reduce the suicide risk amongst veterans,” said Kim Gambrell.

Barry believes a recreational setting can be beneficial.

“We think when you get on that deep, dark spiral and become suicidal that one of the most important things that you can do is just re-root yourself. Just find a solid footing again,” he said.

That’s where “Tranquility Point” comes in.

“We want to do more of a one-on-one atmosphere, because, sometimes, people struggling with PTSD, they’re more likely to open up if it’s more individualized,” said Kim.

They will offer things like peer-to-peer talks, fishing, painting, activities on the lake, and more.

“It’s been proven that recreational therapy helps digress those anxiety tendencies,” said Kim.

Through an application process, they say they’ll be able to target what each veteran needs.

“We just want to take a look at and say okay, does this individual, what are their needs? What are their basic needs? Is this the type of place we think would be helpful for them?” said Barry.

The main goal is to help veterans re-connect with their loved ones.

“Is to teach the family, you know, why these people struggling with these disabilities, ya know, go through the things they do,” said Kim.

Tranquility Point will depend on donations and grants for funding.

“The whole community wants to come together to do this. Businesses are offering discounts, or their services, or free labor. So, it’s just been a blessing,” said Kim.

Ultimately, they want to have two cabins with an outdoor kitchen and dining area. All in an effort to help the men and women who have served our country.

The Gambrells said they hope to be fully open and ready to serve veterans by next summer. They also said they will be making this retreat available to foster children.

DNR offering free boat inspections before July 4 weekend

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is offering free boat inspections at some landings across the state ahead of the July 4 weekend.Officers will do inspections for required safety equipment and proper registration. Anyone not in compliance will not be ticketed, so they can correct the problem before they launch their boat. Officials will also give safety tips and answer questions.The July 4 weekend is the busiest for state waters.DNR will have free inspections at the following boat landings and dates:...

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is offering free boat inspections at some landings across the state ahead of the July 4 weekend.

Officers will do inspections for required safety equipment and proper registration. Anyone not in compliance will not be ticketed, so they can correct the problem before they launch their boat. Officials will also give safety tips and answer questions.

The July 4 weekend is the busiest for state waters.

DNR will have free inspections at the following boat landings and dates:

Horry County

July 2, Bass Pro Shop - ICW (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Lexington County

July 2, Lake Murray Dam (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Oconee County

July 2, South Cove Park - Lake Keowee (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

York County

July 2, Ebenezer Park Landing - Lake Wylie (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Anderson County

July 3, Riverfork Boat Ramp - Lake Hartwell (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Clarendon County

July 3, Alex Harvin Landing - Lake Marion (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Colleton County

July 3, Bennetts Pt Boat Ramp - ICW (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Georgetown County

July 3, East Bay Street Boat Ramp - ICW (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Kershaw County

July 3, Clearwater Cove - Lake Wateree (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Marion County

July 3, Galivants Ferry Landing - Little Pee Dee (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Charleston County

July 4, Remleys Pt Boat Ramp - CHS Harbor (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Greenwood County

July 4, Greenwood State Park - Lake Greenwood (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Marlboro County

July 4, Society Hill Landing - Great PeeDee River (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Newberry County

July 4, Billy Dreher Island State Park (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Pickens County

July 4, Twelve Mile Park - Lake Hartwell (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

York County

July 4, Ebenezer Park Landing - Lake Wylie (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

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