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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

Dozens of tires replaced in days as nails litter highway in Moncks Corner

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — Dozens of people are reporting finding screws in their tires after driving on Highway 52 into Moncks Corner, leaving them with thousands of dollars worth of damage.Workers at the auto shop Mavis Tires & Brakes in Moncks Corner say they have had to replace at least 70 tires just in the past two days.It is unlike anything they have ever seen before."When the first guy came in, he said 'look, I have a couple of nails in my tire' and I went and looked, I was like you got six in thi...

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCIV) — Dozens of people are reporting finding screws in their tires after driving on Highway 52 into Moncks Corner, leaving them with thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Workers at the auto shop Mavis Tires & Brakes in Moncks Corner say they have had to replace at least 70 tires just in the past two days.

It is unlike anything they have ever seen before.

"When the first guy came in, he said 'look, I have a couple of nails in my tire' and I went and looked, I was like you got six in this one, three in that one, you have four in another one. And I can't fix them because there are too many. And after him, it was another one, and another one, and another one and it just rained," says Tracy Grant, Mavis store manager.

Hundreds of nails in dozens of tires.

Grant says he suspects the screws are all from the same truck.

"I am thinking somebody dropped a bucket or two of the screws, because they are all the same," says Grant.

Hope Englehardt has had to replace two tires just in the past week due to this very issue.

One tire last Thursday, and another on Monday morning.

"My suspicion is that some construction truck or somebody had some stuff and it spilt all over, and people are running over them," says Englehardt.

She now worries every time she drives up Foxbank Road.

"There are people out there that may not have that kind of money to fix it. I mean it definitely put a big dent in my budget to have to go and get two new tires fixed," says Englehardt.

Mavis suspects people will continue coming in with the same issue until the end of the week.

"It is not over yet. There are probably still people out there that they have not realized that their light is about to come on or has come on."

We spoke with the SC Department of Transportation about the issue. A spokesperson says they are not liable for any damage caused by the spilled screws.

The spokesperson said after crews visited the area Wednesday, they believe the situation is connected to a construction site, not a highway workzone. They specially mentioned the site where a Publix is being constructed.

Berkeley County deputies search for clues in 1977 cold case

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - Berkeley County investigators hope new details about an unidentified woman discovered nearly 45 years ago may finally solve the mystery of who she was.Sheriff Duane Lewis said the woman’s remains were found on Oct. 4, 1977, by crews clearing land in a Goose Creek.Then Berkeley County Coroner George Murray estimated that the bones had been at the site for between six months to a year at the time they were found, Lewis said. Murray sent the incomplete remains to MUSC for a more detailed examinat...

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCSC) - Berkeley County investigators hope new details about an unidentified woman discovered nearly 45 years ago may finally solve the mystery of who she was.

Sheriff Duane Lewis said the woman’s remains were found on Oct. 4, 1977, by crews clearing land in a Goose Creek.

Then Berkeley County Coroner George Murray estimated that the bones had been at the site for between six months to a year at the time they were found, Lewis said. Murray sent the incomplete remains to MUSC for a more detailed examination.

“No one came forward to report someone missing or tried to claim those remains,” Lewis said.

The skeletal remains were believed to be that of a Black woman, ranging in age from 20 to 75 years old and standing between 5-feet, 2-inches and 5-feet, 8-inches tall, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, a federal clearinghouse and resource center for missing, unidentified and unclaimed person cases.

“So you’re thinking back to 1977, a lot of things have changed,” Lewis said.

The sheriff’s office said his agency sent the remains to the University of North Texas for human identification.

The new examination updated some details about the woman’s possible age and height, suggesting that she was of medium build, between the ages of 30 and 60, and with a height of between 5-feet, 4-inches and 5-feet, 6-inches.

The sheriff’s office then contacted a forensic imaging specialist at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in Florida who was able to produce a facial reconstruction to produce an image that might show how she would have looked at the time she disappeared.

“According to the imaging experts, from the facial features and a poor dental care suggests that this person may have ancestry ties to another country, such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica or the Bahamas,” Lewis said. “So that’s just another tidbit of information that these folks were able to determine from working with these remains.”

Lewis said they have entered what they have into a DNA database called CONUS and have also begun looking at forensic genealogy.

“There’s been some other cases that genealogy, DNA, has solved, some missing persons, and located lost and unknown family members,” Lewis said.

He said they hope the new pieces of information may jog someone’s memory about mentions of someone having disappeared around the time.

“There is someone somewhere who has missed this person and we would like to talk to them. We would like to try to learn more about where they were back in 1977 and how we may can help close this case out for somebody that’s this missing someone,” Lewis said. “We don’t know what happened. We don’t know how the remains got there. We just don’t know.”

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective John Plitsch at the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 843-719-4465.

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Dominion SC rate hike takes effect to reimburse utility for higher fuel costs

Starting this month, customers who get their electricity from Dominion Energy South Carolina are paying more to reimburse the utility for the $142 million it under-collected for fuel.Residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity began seeing a 5.19 percent increase in their monthly bill, or about $6.53 more each month in the May 1 billing cycle.The state’s Public Service Commission unanimously approved Dominion Energy’s request on April 22 to increase the electric fuel rate, which is separate fro...

Starting this month, customers who get their electricity from Dominion Energy South Carolina are paying more to reimburse the utility for the $142 million it under-collected for fuel.

Residential customers who use 1,000 kilowatt hours of electricity began seeing a 5.19 percent increase in their monthly bill, or about $6.53 more each month in the May 1 billing cycle.

The state’s Public Service Commission unanimously approved Dominion Energy’s request on April 22 to increase the electric fuel rate, which is separate from the base rate.

Dominion notified its 758,000 electric ratepayers in 24 S.C. counties in March that the commission would consider the rate increase to pay for fuel costs that were about 50 percent higher from 2020 to 2021.

“These fuel costs are a direct pass-through to customers, as Dominion Energy does not earn a profit on this portion of electric rates,” Dominion spokeswoman Rhonda O’Banion said.

Power providers in the Palmetto State account for their fuel purchases annually based on their best estimate for the next 12 months.

A key reason some electricity providers did not charge enough for fuel last year was natural gas, which drives some power plants. The economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic drove up demand for the commodity, and prices followed, nearly doubling to about $5.50 per million British thermal units — the standard industry measurement — by the end of the year from around $2.60 mid-year.

Prices have continued rising, currently holding above $8 due to hotter than usual weather in parts of the U.S. and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as countries are scrambling to make sure they have enough reliable energy.

Customers served by Duke Energy Progress in the Pee Dee region are not immune to a possible rate increase. They could begin to see adjustments appear on their bills after the commission reviews Duke Energy Carolinas’ fuel costs in July.

Santee Cooper customers won’t have to worry about the issue for at least two years. The state-owned utility is under a court-ordered rate freeze through 2024. The freeze is part of a 2020 lawsuit settlement stemming from Santee Cooper’s role in the failed expansion of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station. It prevents the state-owned utility from passing on about $130 million in under-projected costs for coal and natural gas.

Santee Cooper board members proposed a 4.7 percent spending cut to compensate for the extra costs at its March 28 meeting. That breaks down to a $30 million reduction in operating and maintenance costs and $70 million from the capital projects budget. The Moncks Corner-based utility is still determining which projects will be impacted.

Along with the fuel rate increase, Dominion Energy’s South Carolina customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month are being billed about 87 cents extra monthly to reimburse the utility for roughly $60 million it spent on 10 programs the commission required it to develop to help customers cut their electricity usage.

The charges cover a portion of the cost of rolling out the programs and providing incentives designed to encourage customers to reduce their energy consumption. They’re reviewed annually by regulators.

That charge will expire after the April 2024 billing cycle, Dominion said.

South Carolina households were already paying $1.81 on average more for their power since the Richmond, Va.-based utility received approval last July to hike its base rate. The company agreed not to seek another increase to the base rate until July 2023.

Atlantic Building Components to create 105 jobs in Fairmont

FAIRMONT — Atlantic Building Components & Services announced Thursday that it would bring more than 100 jobs to the Fairmont area.The company, headquartered in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, is a manufacturer of trusses. Renovations to the building on East White Pond Road, which formerly housed N7, Munsing Wear, and South Robeson Knitting Mills in its history, will begin as soon as next week, company president Jimmy Broach said.Fairmont Mayor Charles Kemp called the expansion a “blessing and a very positive step...

FAIRMONT — Atlantic Building Components & Services announced Thursday that it would bring more than 100 jobs to the Fairmont area.

The company, headquartered in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, is a manufacturer of trusses. Renovations to the building on East White Pond Road, which formerly housed N7, Munsing Wear, and South Robeson Knitting Mills in its history, will begin as soon as next week, company president Jimmy Broach said.

Fairmont Mayor Charles Kemp called the expansion a “blessing and a very positive step in the growth of Fairmont.”

The company plans to be fully functional by August and will work next week to coordinate hiring efforts, he said. Wages begin at $15 an hour and can exceed $18 an hour.

Broach said “the feel” of the area, its people and the location near Interstate 95 made Fairmont the perfect fit.

He also said he felt like “God called us here.”

”Atlantic Building Components & Services customers include national and large regional home buildings including D.R. Horton, Capitol City Homes, Dan Ryan Homes, and many more,” according to a Robeson County and NC Southeast joint press release.

“The company aims to expand its manufacturing capabilities to support the under supplied national home building customers. The project would add two roof truss manufacturing lines and one floor truss manufacturing line to the company’s manufacturing presence,” the press release states.

Assistant County Manager Shelton Hill beamed with joy Thursday as he attended the event.

Hill told The Robesonian the day was special for him, and he recalls starting a job at the age of 16 in the building which once housed South Robeson Knitting Mills. His wife actually retired from the site, he said.

“I’m excited,” he said of the building’s new use.

Jimmy and his wife Laura were given a warm welcome Thursday as Robeson County Economic Director Channing Jones and Wixie Stephens, chair of the Robeson County Board of Commissioners presented them with gift baskets to welcome them.

Jimmy also was presented a wooden bowl made from a tree that once stood on the state capital for decades until lightning struck. The bowl was a ceremonial gift from the state presented by Mark Poole, director of Commerce Finance Center, as a “symbol of craftsmanship and excellence to celebrate those qualities in your company.”

Poole said with the expansion, more than $5 million will enter the local economy.

He also said the company’s expansion to the Fairmont site would not have been possible without the “commitment of local leaders.”

State and local leaders were also acknowledged and thanked for their efforts in the project.

“We’ve always relied on terrific partners to win new business and grow jobs, but this project called for an especially long list of allies and advocates,” said Channing Jones, executive director of Robeson County’s Office of Economic Development in the press release.

Among agencies that partnered to make the project possible were Robeson Community College, the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Robeson County Committee of 100, NC’s Southeast and the North Carolina Department of Commerce, according to the press release.

Jones also thanked Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP for playing “a critical role in getting this project over the finish line.”

“With the collaborative effort of this team, Atlantic Building Components will receive $ 1,045,000 million in a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) funds to renovate the property to their needs, as well as $136,500 in training dollars through the NC Community College System’s Customized Training Program, and $500,000 is pending for RIA Building Reuse,” the release states.

Poole said in 2021 Robeson County attracted $26.6 million in investment and more than 300 jobs. The state added more than 24,000 new jobs during that time. Gov. Roy Cooper has announced 16,400 new jobs across the state in 2022.

Poole also said the manufacturing sector accounts for 16% of the state’s gross domestic product, accounting for more than $96 billion a year.

“I look forward to many, many successful years of growing this business,” Broach said Thursday.

Reach Jessica Horne at 910-416-5165 or via email at jhorne@robesonian.com.

Atlantic Building Components & Services Plans Fairmont, North Carolina, Manufacturing Complex

Atlantic Building Components & Services, Inc., a manufacturer of wood trusses and building components for the construction industry, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Fairmont, North Carolina. The $6 million project is expected to create 105 jobs in Robeson County.The company will significantly expand production capacity, establishing two roof truss production li...

Atlantic Building Components & Services, Inc., a manufacturer of wood trusses and building components for the construction industry, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Fairmont, North Carolina. The $6 million project is expected to create 105 jobs in Robeson County.

The company will significantly expand production capacity, establishing two roof truss production lines and two floor truss lines in phase one, along with additional support and materials storage areas.

“We are extremely excited to open our newest manufacturing facility in the Town of Fairmont,” said Jimmy Broach, President & CEO of Atlantic Building Components. “The minute we visited Fairmont, we knew this was the perfect location for our next facility. We really liked the small-town atmosphere, and its location relative to Raleigh, Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, and Charlotte made it ideal. We look forward to being a part of the community.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce coordinated the state’s support for the company during its site evaluation and decision-making process.

Atlantic Building Components’ project in North Carolina will be facilitated, in part, by a Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) approved by the state’s Economic Investment Committee earlier today. Over the course of the 12-year term of this grant, the project is estimated to grow the state’s economy by nearly $221 million.

Using a formula that takes into account the new tax revenues generated by the new jobs, the JDIG agreement authorizes the potential reimbursement to the company of up to $1,045,000, spread over 12 years. State payments only occur following performance verification by the departments of Commerce and Revenue that the company has met its incremental job creation and investment targets. JDIG projects result in positive net tax revenue to the state treasury, even after taking into consideration the grant’s reimbursement payments to a given company.

“Our state’s skilled and well-trained workforce is the key to our success as a location for manufacturers,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “As our First in Talent strategic plan for economic development makes clear, we can’t rest on our laurels in this area. Continued investments in education and specialized training programs will attract more manufacturers to North Carolina.”

Atlantic Building Components, founded in 1984 and headquartered in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, manufacturers precision-made roof and floor trusses for national and large volume regional builders. Homebuilders such as Pulte Homes, D.R. Horton, Lennar and Dan Ryan Homes are among Atlantic Building Component’s largest customers.

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