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 Lexington, 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 Lexington, 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 Lexington 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 Lexington'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 Lexington.
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 Lexington, 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 Lexington, 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 Lexington, 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 Lexington, 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
A woman is in jail after taping a kindergarten student to a chair, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.Olivia Michelle Murray, a 25-year-old Columbia resident, was charged with cruelty to children, the sheriff’s department said in a news release. Murray is no long...
A woman is in jail after taping a kindergarten student to a chair, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
Olivia Michelle Murray, a 25-year-old Columbia resident, was charged with cruelty to children, the sheriff’s department said in a news release. Murray is no longer employed by Lexington-Richland 5, a spokeswoman told The State.
The incident happened Wednesday at Seven Oaks Elementary School, where Murray worked as a teacher’s aide, according to the release. The Lexington-Richland 5 school is on Ashland Road, near the intersection with St. Andrews Road and about half a mile from Exit 106 on Interstate 26.
Murray used duct tape to confine the 4K student’s legs to a chair, Sheriff Jay Koon said. The incident happened while the teacher was out of the classroom, according to Koon.
“Murray told detectives the student had been moved to the back of the classroom for being disruptive and not listening,” Koon said in the release.
Information on the student’s condition was not available.
Murray was arrested at her home on Wednesday night and was taken to the Lexington County Detention Center, according to the release.
She remained behind bars Thursday, and no bond had been set at of 11:15 a.m., jail records show.
Lexington-Richland 5 said it works “hard to ensure a safe learning environment at our schools and work closely with law enforcement to make safety our top priority.”
The school district said it’s working with law enforcement in the ongoing investigation and had no further comment.
If convicted on the misdemeanor charge, Murray faces a maximum punishment of 30 days in jail, according to South Carolina law.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
This story was originally published March 2, 2023, 11:23 AM.
Cam Scott didn’t know a lot about Shaq Roland when he arrived at Lexington, but he has done his research on the former Wildcat great.Scott is close to passing Roland in the school’s record books after his 29-point performance to help the Wildcats past Rock Hill, 81-49, on Saturday in the Class 5A playoffs.Lexington will host TL Hanna on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the third round.Scott has 1,765 career points, seven back of Roland’s mark of 1,772. Roland was a four-year starter on the basketball team and ...
Cam Scott didn’t know a lot about Shaq Roland when he arrived at Lexington, but he has done his research on the former Wildcat great.
Scott is close to passing Roland in the school’s record books after his 29-point performance to help the Wildcats past Rock Hill, 81-49, on Saturday in the Class 5A playoffs.
Lexington will host TL Hanna on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the third round.
Scott has 1,765 career points, seven back of Roland’s mark of 1,772. Roland was a four-year starter on the basketball team and one of the area’s most decorated two-sport athletes. He won 2011 SC Mr. Football and helped the Wildcats to a pair of state championship appearances in 2010 and 2012.
Roland signed with South Carolina to play football out of high school and finished his career at Winston-Salem State.
“I learned a lot about him. He was a superstar in football and basketball. So just following in his footsteps is something big,” Scott said of Roland.
Scott, who started as an eighth-grader, is one of the school’s most high-profile basketball players since Roland. He is a four-star prospect and ranked No. 27 by 247Sports Composite for the Class of 2024.
Scott is being heavily recruited by Power 5 programs, including South Carolina, and not close to making his college choice yet.
And he hopes to join Roland by getting to a title game. Lexington was preseason No. 1 and is in the third round for second straight year. This time, the game will be at home.
“It is going to be pretty special. We have been here before, but last year it was on the road,” Scott said. “Having the game at home, it is going to be something special.”
Lexington trailed early on against Rock Hill, but Coulter Bell got the Wildcats going with 10 of his 14 points in the first quarter to give Lexington a 15-14 lead after one.
Scott and Caleb Evans got things going after that. Scott had 19 of his 29 in the second half including a thunderous dunk down the middle of the lane as Lexington took control if the game.
Evans finished with 16 points.
Lexington 81, Rock Hill 49
L: Cam Scott 29, Kaleb Evans 16, Coulter Bell 14, Figueroa 2, Prunty 8, Campbell 8, Byrd 2, Bowers 2.
River Bluff 50, St. James 46
RB: Omari Caldwell 15, Cromer 3, Renner 5, Chapman 9, Powell 9, Wright 5, Pitts 2, Bearden 2.
Gray Collegiate 95, Abbeville 45
GC: Avantae Parker 18, Treyvon Maddox 14, Braylhan Thomas 12
Eau Claire 65, Greer Middle College 52
EC: Sean Quick-Streeter 28, John Drake 11, Schofield 8, Hicks 7, Murray 3
Keenan 65, Saluda 47
SC: Watson 8, T. Mathis 4, Zion Wright 14, Amareyin Mathis 18, JT Lott 3. K: Brian Sumpter 12, King 9, Elam 8, Chrisean Oree 18, Anderson 4, McCullough 2, Jaylen Golston 10
Columbia 57, Landrum 54
C: Swinson 9, Aymir Caldwell 10, Buckley 9, Dashawn Smith 22, Wilson 5
CA Johnson at Christ Church
Ben Lippen 78, Trinity Collegiate 53
BL: Braysen Stockman 20, Buzz Buxton 12, Helmadollar 6, M. Stockman 8, Samari Van Horn 15, Jones 9, Zetz 6, Little 2.
Porter-Gaud 53, Heathwood Hall 24
Oakbrook Prep 56, Northside Christian 53
NCA: Dane Sundell 15. OP: Chris Wilkins 21
Newberry Academy 40, Holly Hill Academy 34
Westwood 68, Hartsville 38
H: Jasmine Frierson 20, Fisher 3, Segars 2, Mitchell 5, Scott 6. W: Jessica Woods 16, Raven Johnson 12, Makiah Thompson 11, Destiny Omeire 10, Korletta Daniels 10, Branch 5, Graham-Brown 2
Ridge View 46, South Florence 43 (OT)
RV: Bailey 6, Banks 6, Destiny Drakeford 4, Waters 2, Jenkins 5, Anasia Harvey 10, Simone Johnson 15. SF: Cameron 8, Montgomery 8, Johnson 4, Jaz Lyde 16, Coleman 2, Baker 5
AC Flora 50, Bluffton 36
ACF: Terriana Gray 22, Trinity Delany 10, Wright-Thompson 9, Tam. Delaney 7, McCray 4.
Camden 84, Battery Creek 33
C: Joyce Edwards 27, Braylin Mungo 16, Tateyoina Harris 10, Carter 9, Jefferson 9, Champion 8, Jeffcoat 5. BC: Sophia Felix 10, Hutchinson 8, Daise 2,Wilson 2, Griffin 2, Wilson 1, Jefferson 1
Lower Richland 67, Marlboro County 42
MC: Peguero 6, Tysonia Lowe 20, Hairston 8, Barfield 4, Isaac 2, Miller 2. LR: Green 2, Chi’Nya Isaac 30, Tyra Floyd 10, Jhnai Sumter 15, Curry 3, Hiller 1
Class 4A Boys
Lucy Beckham at Irmo
Class 3A Boys
Lower Richland at Crestwood
Class 4A Girls
James Island at Westwood
Ridge View at AC Flora
Class 3A Girls
Loris at Camden
Crestwood at Lower Richland
Class 2A Girls
Fairfield Central at Gray Collegiate
Keenan at Silver Bluff
Class 5A Boys
TL Hanna at Lexington
River Bluff at Conway
Class 2A Boys
Eau Claire at Gray Collegiate
Columbia at Keenan
Class 5A Girls
Lexington at Mauldin
Dorman at Spring Valley
Class 4A Girls
Augusta Christian vs. Heathwood Hall at Sumter Civic Center, 5 p.m.
Hammond vs. Northwood at Sumter Civic Center, 8 p.m.
Class A Girls
Cambridge vs. WW King at Ben Lippen, 5 p.m.
Class 4A Boys
Porter-Gaud vs. Hammond at Sumter Civic Center, 5 p.m.
Wilson Hall vs. Cardinal Newman at Sumter Civic Center, 8 p.m.
Ben Lippen vs. First Baptist at Sumter Civic Center, 6:30 p.m.
Class A Boys
Newberry Academy vs. Charleston Collegiate at TBD
Ragin Prep vs. Richard Winn at TBD
This story was originally published February 18, 2023, 10:30 PM.
Louisville City FC huddles(Louisville City FC, Credit: Connor Cunningham)Louisville City FC will kick off its Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup home game against neighboring Lexington SC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5.The date and time were newly set this week following the recent Second Round draw for U.S. Soccer's annual knockout tournament.Tickets to Lynn Family Stadium will go on sale to the public on Tuesday morning along with LouCity's other 2023 matches. Season ticket members have been emailed about opting into their regular...
Louisville City FC huddles(Louisville City FC, Credit: Connor Cunningham)
Louisville City FC will kick off its Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup home game against neighboring Lexington SC at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5.
The date and time were newly set this week following the recent Second Round draw for U.S. Soccer's annual knockout tournament.
Tickets to Lynn Family Stadium will go on sale to the public on Tuesday morning along with LouCity's other 2023 matches. Season ticket members have been emailed about opting into their regular seats for City versus Lexington.
This will mark the first meeting between USL Championship power LouCity and Lexington SC, a newcomer this year to USL League One. It's one of 30 Second Round matchups to be contested from April 4-6 as non-Major League Soccer professional clubs join the Open Cup.
MLS teams enter for the Third Round on April 25-26. The Open Cup continues to whittle down throughout the summer to a Sept. 27 Final.
Now in its 108th edition, the U.S. Open Cup - U.S. Soccer's national championship - has crowned a champion since 1914 in every year except 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The history-filled tournament is open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer.
LouCity has advanced as far as the Open Cup's Quarterfinals back in 2018. Last year, the boys in purple won three games in the tournament.
Home teams for each round are determined by random selection among those who apply to host. Clubs whose venue meets minimum tournament standards are given priority.
The 2023 U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money and a berth in the 2024 Concacaf Champions League. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.
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The furloughs are expected to last about 90 days but that timeframe could change.LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — A major pharmaceutical company in Lexington County has announced furloughs for a portion of its workforce.Nephron Pharmaceuticals hasn't said how many employees will face the cost-saving measure but did say the furloughs could last 90 days - though that timeframe could change.“Nephron is a company that regards each employee as a m...
The furloughs are expected to last about 90 days but that timeframe could change.
LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. — A major pharmaceutical company in Lexington County has announced furloughs for a portion of its workforce.
Nephron Pharmaceuticals hasn't said how many employees will face the cost-saving measure but did say the furloughs could last 90 days - though that timeframe could change.
“Nephron is a company that regards each employee as a member of its family and is grateful for the contributions they make," the company said in a provided statement. "As a result of business need, management has made the difficult decision to temporarily furlough a number of employees."
Nephron, which employs roughly 4,000 people, stressed that these furloughs were not terminations and added that the employees would remain eligible for benefits subject to the plans they have with the company.
A spokesperson from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) said that it is currently waiting for Nephron to file a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) notice that specifies additional details about the closure.
While South Carolina's SCWorks.org website states that notices are typically required at least 60 days before any type of significant "layoff" for companies of 100 people or more, there are circumstances where they can be filed later if the company cites unforeseeable circumstances.
With limited information available and the letter not yet filed, it's unclear what category the Nephron furlough falls under.
However, the company has faced headwinds following recent recalls impacting its products. The latest of those struggles came in an announcement from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs which issued an internal recall of all products made by the company. This was preceded by scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration regarding possible bacterial contamination of equipment and cross-contamination of drugs.
In the summer of 2022, Nephron announced a voluntary recall of 20 products - several thousand doses - including pre-filled syringes of various drugs. A month later, in July, that recall was expanded to additional products.
In its statement, Nephron made no mention of the reasoning for its furlough decision aside from a "business need."
The company did say that it plans to keep its impacted employees informed of the latest information throughout the furlough process.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today nominated William H. Floyd to be the next executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). Previously the agency's chief of staff, Floyd has served as acting executive director since March 1, following the retirement of Executive Director Dan Ellzey."With tens of t...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today nominated William H. Floyd to be the next executive director of the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW). Previously the agency's chief of staff, Floyd has served as acting executive director since March 1, following the retirement of Executive Director Dan Ellzey.
"With tens of thousands of jobs created in just the last few years, it is paramount we have a leader at DEW who can help strengthen our workforce and fill these jobs," said Governor Henry McMaster. "With his experience as chief of staff and 35-year career as a certified labor and employment specialist, William Floyd is the right person to lead the agency forward and build upon the strong foundation already in place at DEW."
Prior to joining DEW, Floyd practiced law for 35 years as a certified labor and employment law specialist and has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. He has served on the S.C. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors as well as the Chamber’s Human Resource and Manufacturing Committees. He also served on the S.C. Bar Employment and Labor Law Section and Military Law Section. For a copy of Floyd's biography, click here.
“Great things are happening in South Carolina, and I am privileged to be part of this growth and activity as the Acting Executive Director,” said William Floyd. “I have spent my career as a lawyer learning the workforce needs and challenges of employers and employees. I am excited about approaching these challenges through full-time public service. As Acting Executive Director, I hope to continue the momentum of this great workforce agency and work to help coordinate an efficient and effective workforce development system on behalf of jobseekers, employers and the state.”
Floyd was screened by the South Carolina Senate's Committee to Investigate Candidates for DEW Tuesday morning.
Floyd received his undergraduate degree from Wofford College and his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
The governor’s appointment is subject to senate approval.
Floyd, 60, and his wife Ellen are residents of Lexington and have three adult children. A copy of his headshot can be found here.