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 Mt. Pleasant, 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 Mt. Pleasant, 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 Mt. Pleasant 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 Mt. Pleasant'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 Mt. Pleasant.
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 Mt. Pleasant, 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 Mt. Pleasant, 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 Mt. Pleasant, 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 Mt. Pleasant, 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
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Mount Pleasant leaders are attempting to limit loud noises throughout the town.On Tuesday night, the town council passed an ordinance to begin a 90 day trial of a noise ordinance. However, no fines will be issued during the 90-day testing period.The town is limiting noise to 55 decibels max."By setting a limit, it allows us to at least ...
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Mount Pleasant leaders are attempting to limit loud noises throughout the town.
On Tuesday night, the town council passed an ordinance to begin a 90 day trial of a noise ordinance. However, no fines will be issued during the 90-day testing period.
The town is limiting noise to 55 decibels max.
"By setting a limit, it allows us to at least say and give restaurants that play live music a grade on what they are allowed and not allowed to do," said John Iacofano of the Mount Pleasant Town Council.
Iacofano said he thinks the ordinance will be good to collect data on how loud some areas may be. He said he went to Shem Creek to test the noise.
"I went to a restaurant that had live music. The noise was between 75 to 85 decibels, and I was okay with that. That was at the edge of the property itself. I didn't know what it was at homes in Shem Creek, but I think 55 is tight," said Iacofano.
Jeremy Cundiff is the general manager at Red's Ice House. He said if the ordinance becomes permanent, it will affect their business.
"If we don't have live music, that will impact a lot of people on the creek. Then I'm worried that will drive them downtown or elsewhere outside of Mount Pleasant," said Cundiff.
Cundiff said now is the restaurant's busy season with summer fast approaching and tourists coming into town. He said they are always respectful to their neighbors when it comes to loud noise.
"I walk around when we have bands with a decibel reader and try to make sure it's a reasonable limit from the edges of our property. I don't go over 75 decibels," said Cundiff.
Cundiff said he does not know where this ordinance came from since they generally don't receive complaints.
"I feel like it's been several years since we had multiple complaints. I think we had one recently, but it was for a special event that we don't often have," he said.
There are limitations to the ordinance including emergency vehicles, special events, parades, and construction or repair sound.
No fines will be given during the pilot ordinance. It will begin on May 1st.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Families around the country are struggling to feed their babies because of a shortage of baby formula. This has been going on for months, and only got worse after a nationwide recall from a major formula distributor.Here in the Lowcountry, one mom is trying to help families by giving them some of her own food.Watch ABC News 4 at 5 LIVE in the media player below OR at ABCNews4.com/WatchValerie Weber kn...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Families around the country are struggling to feed their babies because of a shortage of baby formula. This has been going on for months, and only got worse after a nationwide recall from a major formula distributor.
Here in the Lowcountry, one mom is trying to help families by giving them some of her own food.
Watch ABC News 4 at 5 LIVE in the media player below OR at ABCNews4.com/Watch
Valerie Weber knows all too well the importance of baby formula. Her son, Wyatt, was born 6 1/2 weeks early.
“They wanted him on fortified bottles until he was like I think four months adjusted. So we did have to do three bottles a day with a teaspoon of formula,” she says.
Weber says she’s seen anxious parents posting to Facebook trying to find baby formula for their kids.
“They were just always asking, ‘Have you seen this anywhere? I’ve been to four different stores, have you seen this? Let me know, does anybody have any extra?’ I’ve seen some like super empty shelves, which is scary,” Weber says.
The baby formula shortage started a few months ago when Abbott, a major producer of baby formula, recalled three brands. The recalls, combined with supply chain issues and inflation, has left several parents scrambling.
Megan Foxe, a dietitian in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit at MUSC, says their staff is trying to help parents as they can.
“They may be prescribed on one of the formulas that are recalled, and we can’t find it in an outpatient setting. So the availability of those products come and go day by day,” she says.
Foxe says parents have brought in their children after trying to make their own baby formula.
“When a parent makes their own formula, they’re using different ingredients. I’ve seen everything from almonds and milking their own almonds and flax seed. Adding fish oil, cod liver oil,” she says. “All those things can be super dangerous. It affects electrolytes and causes abnormalities that could cause heart arrhythmias and even brain issues.”
“I just can’t imagine not being able to feed my baby, or the fear of possibly not being able to feed my baby,” says Weber.
Weber posted to Facebook offering up extra breast milk to parents whose babies can use it.
“I just put myself in their shoes, and I can’t imagine, so I just wanted to help however I possibly could if I could,” she says.
Weber says she was able to help a mom to premature twins get enough milk to hold her over until a delivery of formula came in.
She says her freezer is open to help anyone who needs it.
“If you can help some mom feed their baby, I think that’s a beautiful thing,’ she says.
There is a breast milk bank through MUSC, but officials say that milk is primarily used for babies in the NICU or mothers who cannot produce breast milk. The bank is accepting donations. Click here for more information.
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The future of a parcel of land off of Faison Road in north Mt. Pleasant is being discussed in a town council meeting on Tuesday.The Town of Mt. Pleasant purchased the 30-acre land towards the end of 2021 for around $6.5 million with no plans for its use. The parcel is across Faison Road from Oceanside Collegiate Academy before the school bus lot.Now, council members are debating whether to develop it or preserve it.“I know some councilmembers would like to see parts of the land sol...
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – The future of a parcel of land off of Faison Road in north Mt. Pleasant is being discussed in a town council meeting on Tuesday.
The Town of Mt. Pleasant purchased the 30-acre land towards the end of 2021 for around $6.5 million with no plans for its use. The parcel is across Faison Road from Oceanside Collegiate Academy before the school bus lot.
Now, council members are debating whether to develop it or preserve it.
“I know some councilmembers would like to see parts of the land sold for economic development purposes, some councilmembers would like to see it maybe held on to for future recreation purposes, and I know some councilmembers would like to see it just preserved,” said Councilman Jake Rambo.
Rambo says several businesses have approached the town about potentially purchasing a part of the parcel to develop.
“This is an opportunity for council to discuss ‘what are our plans for this property?'”
In his discussions with residents in the Carolina Park area, Rambo says the consensus is to preserve the land as the area nearby is undergoing a high level of development with shops and restaurants across from Costco, neighborhoods, and more.
“That’s my personal opinion too. It’s nice to see a large area preserved for the wildlife and to preserve some trees,” said Rambo.
In October, before the sale of the land went through, Councilman Gary Santos shared some of his ideas with News 2 about possible ideas for development. He listed a senior center, a recreation center, and a YMCA as ideas. He says it’s about finding the best fit for the north Mt. Pleasant community.
Mayor Will Haynie, who was opposed to the purchase of the land, sent the following statement to News 2.
“The lesson learned on this should be that a government body should always know for what purpose it is buying property for millions of dollars. This was bought in the heat of the moment and no clear purpose has yet come into vision.”-Mayor Will Haynie, Town of Mt. Pleasant
Rambo says the clock is ticking on development because of an outstanding permit granted by the Army Corps of Engineers that expires on December 31, 2025.
“Right now the vast majority of the parcel is considered highland. Legally, it is not considered jurisdictional wetland, but it is covered with trees and it is low lying. It would require a substantial financial investment to, basically, fill the property,” said Rambo.
The “fill and build” concept is something Rambo says the town is trying to get away from.
“It’s under a 15 or 20-year agreement with the Army Corps that basically says we can fill it and it’s not jurisdictional wetlands. However, I think that expires in four to five years. At that point, it’s estimated that a vast majority of the property would then be re-classified as wetlands,” said Rambo.
That’s where the time crunch on the future of the land kicks in.
Tuesday’s town council meeting begins at 6 p.m.
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Two people involved in a Mount Pleasant businessman's child sex trafficking case are expected in court later this month for plea hearings.Dawson Caldwell- former president and CEO of AP Recovery in Mt. Pleasant- was arrested in October on a charge of child sex trafficking. He was indicte...
CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Two people involved in a Mount Pleasant businessman's child sex trafficking case are expected in court later this month for plea hearings.
Dawson Caldwell- former president and CEO of AP Recovery in Mt. Pleasant- was arrested in October on a charge of child sex trafficking. He was indicted by a federal grand jury on human trafficking, prostitution and child pornography charges.
They are set to appear in court later this month for plea hearings:
Mills' plea agreement was filed April 6, 2022. In it, Mills agreed to plead guilty to "conspiracy to traffic a minor for sex."
The maximum penalty is imprisonment for life, a fine of $250,000, a trafficking victim assessment fine of $5,000, and a term of supervised release of five years to life in addition to any term of imprisonment, plus a special assessment of $100.
In pleading guilty to this charge, the courts will move to dismiss the remaining charges against her.
Mills was charged with child sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit child sex trafficking, according to court records.
A 17-year-old girl, who is supposed to be in high school, was being sex trafficked and fed drugs, according to federal prosecutors.
A judge presiding over Caldwell' case said in court it appeared Caldwell led a secret life since the fall of 2020 that even his closest family didn’t know about. A life, prosecutors said in court, revolved around him acting as a teenager’s sugar daddy and dealing with a compulsive sex addiction.
Law enforcement said Caldwell's victim told them he fed her crack cocaine and fentanyl, as well as filmed sex acts, in turn for money.
Prosecutors said Caldwell spent upwards of $50,000 on her drug habit and paid for hotels and shopping as well as trips to his home that he called a “plantation” down in Beaufort County.
The case got federal attention last April when the victim was rushed to the hospital with an appendicitis. When the girl was under anesthesia, about to go into surgery, prosecutors say she asked a nurse to help her.
An investigator from Homeland Security said in court the girl told the nurse she was forced to have sex with 10 to 15 men a day, while drugged with fentanyl and cocaine.
Riley was her handler and Caldwell was a co-conspirator, according to investigators. The case was reported in May, but the abuse began in fall of 2020.
Caldwell was indicted by a federal grand jury on human trafficking, prostitution and child pornography charges.
Riley was indicted on one firearm offense, human trafficking and prostitution.
As part of the indictment, federal investigators seized firearms and two boats, a land cruiser and property in Sheldon belonging to Caldwell.
Caldwell also went by his alias Chuck Ashley.
Monroe Freeling, one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the class of 2023, is narrowing things down in his recruitment. Freeling, who has 25 scholarship offers, shared his top 7 teams on Friday.The Mount Pleasant, South Carolina native and Oceanside Collegiate Academy product has Florida and Georgia in his top group, along with Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State.BREAKING: Four-Star OT Monroe Freeling is down to 7?? Schools, he tells ...
Monroe Freeling, one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the class of 2023, is narrowing things down in his recruitment. Freeling, who has 25 scholarship offers, shared his top 7 teams on Friday.
The Mount Pleasant, South Carolina native and Oceanside Collegiate Academy product has Florida and Georgia in his top group, along with Clemson, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State.
BREAKING: Four-Star OT Monroe Freeling is down to 7?? Schools, he tells @On3Recruits
The 6’7 290 OT from Mount Pleasant, SC is ranked as a Top 40 Player in the ‘23 Class (No. 5 OT)
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) May 6, 2022
Freeling has also taken visits to South Carolina, North Carolina and Stanford. He told On3’s Hayes Fawcett that he approves of UGA adding former UNC assistant Stacy Searels to Kirby Smart’s staff.
“They were one of the first schools to offer me back at the beginning of my sophomore year,” Freeling told On3. “Though they have gone through coaching changes, they hired Coach Searels who I had a good relationship with when he was at UNC. Not to mention them being national champions!”
Freeling told On3 he enjoyed his visit to UF on March 19, particularly getting to know assistant coach Rob Sale.
“I really enjoyed my time in Florida when I went down there,” Freeling told On3. “The campus was really pretty and they have great academics. Coach Sale and I have a good relationship and I think that Florida is heading in the right direction!”
Freeling’s junior-season highlights can be viewed below, via Hudl:
Junior Season Highlights 2021
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