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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 Moncks Corner, 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 Moncks Corner, 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 Moncks Corner 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 Moncks Corner, 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 Moncks Corner'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 Moncks Corner.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Moncks Corner?

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

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

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Moncks Corner, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip

The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Moncks Corner, 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 Moncks Corner, SC

Berkeley County Schools attempt new hiring strategy to fill large number of vacancies

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — After staffing shortages hit Berkeley County School District hard, the district is now attempting a new approach to bring more people into the classroom.The district is holding its first annual “Party on the Lawn” hiring event Thursday at 4 p.m. at the district’s headquarters, 107 E. Main Street in Moncks Corner (the site of the old Berkeley County High School campus).Like the name suggests, the event attempts to bring more of a laid-back attitude to a job fair with food, dri...

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — After staffing shortages hit Berkeley County School District hard, the district is now attempting a new approach to bring more people into the classroom.

The district is holding its first annual “Party on the Lawn” hiring event Thursday at 4 p.m. at the district’s headquarters, 107 E. Main Street in Moncks Corner (the site of the old Berkeley County High School campus).

Like the name suggests, the event attempts to bring more of a laid-back attitude to a job fair with food, drinks, and live music.

There will be tents with HR reps and principals of various schools looking to fill positions right on site. There will also be a school bus included for potential bus drivers to “get a feel” of the vehicle they will be working with.

Candidates don't have to bring anything to the fair, but a resume is recommended.

Officials say they hope thinking outside the box will fill some of these county-wide vacancies.

“Sometimes you have to step outside the norm. We definitely wanted to do something a little bit different this time,” Interim Chief Human Resource Officer for BCSD Dr. Natasha Wright said.

“Of course, staffing issues across the nation are very, very prevalent and South Carolina definitely has been impacted. Every district in South Carolina probably can speak to just trying something different to attract those quality candidates to our district and ultimately, we want to meet the needs of kids. So we need good folks in here," she said.

This comes as district officials say they are still experiencing widespread teacher shortages across the county, along with bus driver vacancies. They're still recovering after a 40-driver shortage late last year shut down many routes for days.

The difference now is these vacancies are more widespread. And officials want to fix this problem sooner rather than later.

BCSD provided us with this list of current vacancies within the district:

This does not include 53 ESSR sponsored Instructional assistant positions.

The current teacher vacancies total 123:

With all this in mind, officials are hopeful that events like the “Party on the Lawn” will help to bring more employees through their classroom doors.

“I will say Berkeley County has an amazing- I don't even want to say a problem- it's an opportunity. We are growing district in the time of a teacher shortage and so we hire a lot of folks all year round. But we certainly always need more," Wright said.

In another attempt to help sweeten the deal for prospective employees, BCSD’s school board approved a new budget for the 2022-2023 school year on Tuesday night.

Some of the changes include a five percent raise for bus drivers, a $1,000 ESSR-funded salary increase for teacher and a four percent raise across the board for all employees expect those who are already in line for a raise.

BCSD will also hold a hiring event specific to teachers on July 13.

Berkeley Co. School’s budget includes higher salaries for employees

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - All employees under Berkeley County School District will receive a 4% or higher salary increase under the newly approved 2022-2023 budget.BCSD has projected a $369 million budget for the next fiscal year. This budget includes pay increases higher than 4% for custodians, instructional assistants, bus drivers and bus assistants. Classroom teachers will receive a 4% salary increase and an additional $1,000 in ESSER-fund.BCSD Board Chair David Barrow says he believes the district is being fiscally respo...

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - All employees under Berkeley County School District will receive a 4% or higher salary increase under the newly approved 2022-2023 budget.

BCSD has projected a $369 million budget for the next fiscal year. This budget includes pay increases higher than 4% for custodians, instructional assistants, bus drivers and bus assistants. Classroom teachers will receive a 4% salary increase and an additional $1,000 in ESSER-fund.

BCSD Board Chair David Barrow says he believes the district is being fiscally responsible.

“This is a no-tax-increase budget,” Barrow said. “Berkeley County School District has not raised millage in six years. Two years ago, in fact, Berkeley County School Boards reduced millage by 12 mills. So, we are a very fiscally responsible school board.”

Ashley Smith, BCSD Chief Financial Officer, says the district is expecting an increase in tax revenue and state funding from conference committee projections.

“I think the raise comes at a good time,” Mahwish McIntosh, an English teacher at Cane Bay High School, said. “We also have to be mindful of the fact that it can’t just be a one-time thing and that we have to continue to be more and more competitive considering, not just the education industry here, but all the other industries that are coming to this area and that are trying to take some of our educators and support staff to other industries because of the pay and because of the benefits.”

Barrow says he is committed to retaining the best employees for all positions while staying competitive with other school districts.

“I’m very optimistic about this, and the people that won the budget are the employees because they’re getting a pay raise and what we’re telling our people is that we value you,” Barrow said. “We don’t want you to go. We want you to stay here.”

Barrow also wants to emphasize that this is only an operational budget. This does not include capital improvements for renovations to current buildings and the construction of new schools. The district is working on including a one-cent sales tax on this year’s ballot for that and they need additional funding.

This budget was approved in a 5 to 4 vote.

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ACROSS THE COUNTY: Moncks Corner all-stars advance to state tournament

The championship game of the South Carolina Athletic Programs’ 12U all-star softball tournament was a continuation of Moncks Corner’s dominance.Moncks Corner finished the Southern District tournament with a sparkling 4-0 record after coasting past North Charleston, 14-6, at Wescott Park on June 16. It outscored opponents, 52-17, to punch a ticket to the state tournament at North Augusta’s Riverview Park.“They’re a very good team and they work hard,” Moncks Corner coach Dougie Floyd said. &ldq...

The championship game of the South Carolina Athletic Programs’ 12U all-star softball tournament was a continuation of Moncks Corner’s dominance.

Moncks Corner finished the Southern District tournament with a sparkling 4-0 record after coasting past North Charleston, 14-6, at Wescott Park on June 16. It outscored opponents, 52-17, to punch a ticket to the state tournament at North Augusta’s Riverview Park.

“They’re a very good team and they work hard,” Moncks Corner coach Dougie Floyd said. “They practice seriously, so when game time comes it’s much easier. All week they swung the bat well and we made the most of the routine plays.”

Floyd’s bunch defeated Goose Creek (7-2), Hanahan (16-6) and North Charleston (15-3) in the first three games.

The eight-team state tournament cranks up June 24. As the runner-up from the Southern District, North Charleston also advances.

“We’re capable of going all the way,” Floyd said. “If we can keep the bats going and play good defense, we’ve got a good chance.”

Moncks Corner came out swinging to take control early in the championship game, plating seven runs in the top of the first inning. First baseman Mariah Heath sparked the scoring with a two-run single and later added an RBI triple for the last run in the uprising. In between, outfielder Rachel Dephouse, outfielder Charlet Reed and pitcher Kaytie Googe knocked in runs with singles.

North Charleston scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to get as close as it could.

Moncks Corner bumped up the lead to 8-3 in the top of the second and Heath drove in her fourth and fifth runs of the game with a single in the top of the third. Moncks Corner added another run in the third on a throwing error to go up, 11-3.

Googe worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to keep the advantage at eight runs and Moncks Corner scored two more runs in the top of the fourth. Kaylee Waters came across on a passed ball and Lily Myers plated a run on a groundout, making the score 13-3.

North Charleston stayed alive with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth. Moncks Corner scored a run on an error in the fifth and Googe kept North Charleston off the board in the bottom of the fifth to end it via the mercy rule.

Myers pitched the first inning for Moncks Corner before Googe finished up inside the circle. Heath is the team’s ace and threw all but one inning leading up to the championship game.

Other team members making an impact in the district tournament were Natalie Dephouse, Natalie Floyd, Leah Gaskins, Sarah Maxwell, Kylee Moody and Selah Severe.

Moncks Corner all-stars win

Moncks Corner’s Dixie Youth AA coach pitch all-stars scored the first five runs and the last 10 runs to finish off a perfect run in the District 7 tournament June 18, pulling away from Parks Field for a 15-4 victory.

Moncks Corner, which hosted the tournament, went 4-0 and moves on to the state tournament. It begins July 9 in Anderson.

“Parks Field is a really good ball club,” Moncks Corner coach Chris Ard said. “People asked me how I thought it was going to go and I was expecting a two-run game that could go either way. We just tried to pump our guys up. We practice them hard. We try to make them tough and ready for anything. I knew it was going to be tough but our guys showed up.”

Ard’s bunch jumped out to a 5-0 lead in its first two at-bats but Parks Field plated four runs in the bottom of the second inning to pull within a run. The host team, though, tightened up on defense and began to take control in the middle innings.

Moncks Corner scored two runs in the top of the third inning, three runs in the fourth inning and five more runs in the top of the fifth inning.

“We had that one bad inning,” Ard said. “Those four runs were basically on defensive errors. I’m pretty satisfied with everything else. We’re going to work on (fielding) a lot before the state tournament. We’re going to get them a lot of repetitions. Our practices are high intensity. We train them to play in these types of situations.”

The win was the second over Parks Field. Moncks Corner also defeated Wescott National and Wescott American.

The focus now shifts to how Moncks Corner will do at state. It takes on Central/Clemson at 1 p.m. on July 9 at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex. If Moncks Corner wins the opener, it plays again at 5 p.m. the same day. If it loses, Moncks Corner plays its second game on July 10 at 1 p.m.

“We’re going to find out (what we’re capable of),” Ard said. “We were there last year. Moncks Corner made a good run. There will be a bunch of great teams up there. It’s a different level of competition. If we show up and we hustle, play hard and play defense, we’ll be just fine. We’re just going to give it all we’ve got.”

Moncks Corner team members are Wyatt Ard, Heath Boltin, Walt Boltin, Eli Brinson, Hayden Cummings, Jett Farr, Hunter Jones, Cannon Lee, Tristen Owens, Andrew Pauley, Jakobe Shaw and Lannan Speck.

Moncks Corner 12u softball all-stars advance to state tournament

The championship game of the South Carolina Athletic Programs’ 12U all-star softball tournament was a continuation of Moncks Corner’s dominance.Moncks Corner finished the Southern District tournament with a sparkling 4-0 record after coasting past North Charleston, 14-6, at Wescott Park on June 16. It outscored opponents, 52-17, to punch a ticket to the state tournament at North Augusta’s Riverview Park.“They’re a very good team and they work hard,” Moncks Corner coach Dougie Floyd said. &ldq...

The championship game of the South Carolina Athletic Programs’ 12U all-star softball tournament was a continuation of Moncks Corner’s dominance.

Moncks Corner finished the Southern District tournament with a sparkling 4-0 record after coasting past North Charleston, 14-6, at Wescott Park on June 16. It outscored opponents, 52-17, to punch a ticket to the state tournament at North Augusta’s Riverview Park.

“They’re a very good team and they work hard,” Moncks Corner coach Dougie Floyd said. “They practice seriously, so when game time comes it’s much easier. All week they swung the bat well and we made the most of the routine plays.”

Floyd’s bunch defeated Goose Creek (7-2), Hanahan (16-6) and North Charleston (15-3) in the first three games.

The eight-team state tournament cranks up June 24. As the runner-up from the Southern District, North Charleston also advances.

“We’re capable of going all the way,” Floyd said. “If we can keep the bats going and play good defense, we’ve got a good chance.”

Moncks Corner came out swinging to take control early in the championship game, plating seven runs in the top of the first inning. First baseman Mariah Heath sparked the scoring with a two-run single and later added an RBI triple for the last run in the uprising. In between, outfielder Rachel Dephouse, outfielder Charlet Reed and pitcher Kaytie Googe knocked in runs with singles.

North Charleston scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to get as close as it could.

Moncks Corner bumped up the lead to 8-3 in the top of the second and Heath drove in her fourth and fifth runs of the game with a single in the top of the third. Moncks Corner added another run in the third on a throwing error to go up, 11-3.

Googe worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning to keep the advantage at eight runs and Moncks Corner scored two more runs in the top of the fourth. Kaylee Waters came across on a passed ball and Lily Myers plated a run on a groundout, making the score 13-3.

North Charleston stayed alive with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth. Moncks Corner scored a run on an error in the fifth and Googe kept North Charleston off the board in the bottom of the fifth to end it via the mercy rule.

Myers pitched the first inning for Moncks Corner before Googe finished up inside the circle. Heath is the team’s ace and threw all but one inning leading up to the championship game.

Other team members making an impact in the district tournament were Natalie Dephouse, Natalie Floyd, Leah Gaskins, Sarah Maxwell, Kylee Moody and Selah Severe.

Moncks Corner all-stars win

Moncks Corner’s Dixie Youth AA coach pitch all-stars scored the first five runs and the last 10 runs to finish off a perfect run in the District 7 tournament June 18, pulling away from Parks Field for a 15-4 victory.

Moncks Corner, which hosted the tournament, went 4-0 and moves on to the state tournament. It begins July 9 in Anderson.

“Parks Field is a really good ball club,” Moncks Corner coach Chris Ard said. “People asked me how I thought it was going to go and I was expecting a two-run game that could go either way. We just tried to pump our guys up. We practice them hard. We try to make them tough and ready for anything. I knew it was going to be tough but our guys showed up.”

Ard’s bunch jumped out to a 5-0 lead in its first two at-bats but Parks Field plated four runs in the bottom of the second inning to pull within a run. The host team, though, tightened up on defense and began to take control in the middle innings.

Moncks Corner scored two runs in the top of the third inning, three runs in the fourth inning and five more runs in the top of the fifth inning.

“We had that one bad inning,” Ard said. “Those four runs were basically on defensive errors. I’m pretty satisfied with everything else. We’re going to work on (fielding) a lot before the state tournament. We’re going to get them a lot of repetitions. Our practices are high intensity. We train them to play in these types of situations.”

The win was the second over Parks Field. Moncks Corner also defeated Wescott National and Wescott American.

The focus now shifts to how Moncks Corner will do at state. It takes on Central/Clemson at 1 p.m. on July 9 at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Complex. If Moncks Corner wins the opener, it plays again at 5 p.m. the same day. If it loses, Moncks Corner plays its second game on July 10 at 1 p.m.

“We’re going to find out (what we’re capable of),” Ard said. “We were there last year. Moncks Corner made a good run. There will be a bunch of great teams up there. It’s a different level of competition. If we show up and we hustle, play hard and play defense, we’ll be just fine. We’re just going to give it all we’ve got.”

Moncks Corner team members are Wyatt Ard, Heath Boltin, Walt Boltin, Eli Brinson, Hayden Cummings, Jett Farr, Hunter Jones, Cannon Lee, Tristen Owens, Andrew Pauley, Jakobe Shaw and Lannan Speck.

Santee Cooper Now Accepting Applications for Its EVolve Electric Vehicle Grant Program

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper is now accepting applications for its new EVolve Electric Vehicle Commercial Grant Program. The program is available to Santee Cooper commercial customers and will offer grants of up to $25,000 designed to help transform the Grand Strand and other parts of the utility’s service territory into electric vehicle-friendly destinations.“South Carolina is a destination state and expanding our EV infrast...

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – Santee Cooper is now accepting applications for its new EVolve Electric Vehicle Commercial Grant Program. The program is available to Santee Cooper commercial customers and will offer grants of up to $25,000 designed to help transform the Grand Strand and other parts of the utility’s service territory into electric vehicle-friendly destinations.

“South Carolina is a destination state and expanding our EV infrastructure is a must for both visitors and locals who drive electric vehicles, so that they can enjoy all this beautiful state has to offer,” said Jimmy Staton, Santee Cooper President and CEO. “We are pleased to play a role in advancing EV infrastructure.”

There is $100,000 available for EVolve grants in 2022, and selected projects will receive grants of up to $25,000. Customers can apply for EV projects in one of four categories:

Applications will be competitive and undergo an evaluation by an independent third party, with the highest scoring projects receiving funding. Criteria for scoring includes project feasibility, proposed use of funds, innovation, community benefits, matching funds, and equity.

In January, Santee Cooper’s Board of Directors authorized funding of $500,000, with $300,000 of that included in the 2022-2024 budgets and the remainder to be included in subsequent budgets. Funds will be awarded once in 2022 and then two grant cycles per year thereafter.

Santee Cooper began supporting electric vehicles a decade ago by assisting with grants that helped install several charging stations in publicly available locations throughout the Grand Strand. The utility recently donated new chargers to replace now-outdated chargers left from the original effort. In addition, Santee Cooper has an active rebate program for in-home charging stations for residential customers.

For more information on the EVolve Grant Program or to apply, visit www.santeecooper.com/EVolveGrant. For more information about residential EV rebates, visit www.empowerscauto.com.

Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power provider, the ultimate source of electricity for 2 million people across the state, and one of America’s Best Midsize Employers as named by Forbes. Through its low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible electricity and water services, and through innovative partnerships and initiatives that attract and retain industry and jobs, Santee Cooper helps power South Carolina. To learn more, visit www.santeecooper.com and follow #PoweringSC on social media.

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