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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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach 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 Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach'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 Myrtle Beach.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Myrtle Beach?

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

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

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

Decor

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

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

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

Photo Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Myrtle Beach, 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 Myrtle Beach, SC

DC BLOX to Build New Cable Landing Station in Myrtle Beach, SC

ATLANTA – May 10, 2022 – DC BLOX, a leading provider of secure, reliable, connected data centers across the Southeast, announces it is planning to build a new Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The new CLS will anchor subsea cable systems connecting North America’s Southeast region with other continents.DC BLOX’s planned Myrtle Beach CLS is designed to withstand a category 5 hurrican...

ATLANTA – May 10, 2022 – DC BLOX, a leading provider of secure, reliable, connected data centers across the Southeast, announces it is planning to build a new Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The new CLS will anchor subsea cable systems connecting North America’s Southeast region with other continents.

DC BLOX’s planned Myrtle Beach CLS is designed to withstand a category 5 hurricane, is engineered to Uptime Institute’s Tier III standards, and will be SOC 2 Type II and NIST 800-171 compliant. The power generation configurations include up to 15 MW of AC power with managed rectifiers for DC Power Feed Equipment (PFE). When complete, the facility will be connected to five pre-positioned subsea bore pipes configured for up to five subsea cables. In addition, traditional colocation for communications providers, local enterprises, governments, and customer partner networks will be available. The CLS design assures concurrently maintainable 2N power generation, UPS and switchgear, with indirect adiabatic and evaporation cooling for efficiency and sustainability with N+1 redundancy.

“The Southeast is exploding with opportunity and investments in digital infrastructure are key to its growth,” states Jeff Uphues, CEO of DC BLOX. “We are proud to announce plans for our seventh connected data center facility in the Southeast with this new Cable Landing Station in Myrtle Beach, SC. Our continued investments in data centers and network infrastructure are a benefit to hyper-scalers, carriers, and enterprises across the region. This new project represents a turning point for DC BLOX as we continue to scale and realize our vision to serve locally and connect globally.”

The Myrtle Beach CLS, to be located in the International Technology and Aerospace Park (ITAP), will be DC BLOX’s second location in South Carolina. The company’s Greenville S.C. facility opened in January, 2022 and is currently expanding with a second data hall of over 9,000 square feet to accommodate a large enterprise customer. DC BLOX data centers throughout the Southeast are interconnected via the DC BLOX Connectivity eXchange (DCB-CX), a platform that enables participants to peer across a high-bandwidth, low-latency software-defined fabric. The DCB-CX offers low-latency connectivity across its footprint to built-in carriers, public cloud providers, regional Internet Exchanges (IX) and other participating entities.

DC BLOX plans for its new CLS to be completed in the second quarter of 2023. As a result, Myrtle Beach is now a beacon for hyper-scalers and communications carriers looking to land subsea cables off the Southeast coast due to the regional connectivity and proximity to both the Atlanta and Ashburn markets.

To learn more about DC BLOX and its data center and network expansion plans in Myrtle Beach, please visit www.dcblox.com.

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About DC BLOX

DC BLOX owns and operates interconnected multi-tenant data centers that deliver the infrastructure and connectivity essential to power today’s digital business. DC BLOX’s private network fabric and robust connectivity ecosystem enable access to built-in carriers, Internet exchanges, public cloud providers, and DC BLOX data centers to businesses across the Southeast. DC BLOX’s data centers are located in Atlanta, GA; Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Greenville, SC. For more information, please visit www.dcblox.com, call +1. 877.590.1684

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35-mile ‘Rail Trail’ in the works to connect Myrtle Beach to Aynor

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Thirty-five miles connecting walkers and cyclists from Myrtle Beach all the way to Aynor...That’s the vision several county and city departments have for making sure you don’t need a car to get around.Planning departments from throughout Horry County came to Coastal Carolina University Wednesday for a Trail Summit to discuss the future of pathways and trails in the county.“I really don’t like seeing human infrastructure for 100% of my day,” said Joseph Minnich, a ...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - Thirty-five miles connecting walkers and cyclists from Myrtle Beach all the way to Aynor...

That’s the vision several county and city departments have for making sure you don’t need a car to get around.

Planning departments from throughout Horry County came to Coastal Carolina University Wednesday for a Trail Summit to discuss the future of pathways and trails in the county.

“I really don’t like seeing human infrastructure for 100% of my day,” said Joseph Minnich, a cyclist who came to the summit. “I like to see trees and wildlife when I can.”

Minnich sees all those trees and wildlife when he puts in more than 60 miles on his bike every week.

Those rides through nature tend to be a lot more enjoyable than his rides to work at CCU.

“If I want to get from my house to Coastal Carolina to downtown Conway, it’s almost impossible to do so in a safe way,” said Minnich.

Minnich says he has an idea for a trail connecting all of Horry County so folks can get around safely without having to be on highways next to cars.

Turns out, planning departments from cities throughout the county are on the same page.

“If we can connect them to the community college and CCU, connect them to downtown areas and communities further out, we have an opportunity to make a ton of people happy,” said Conway Planning Director Allison Hardin.

Planning teams from throughout the county came together for a trail summit to share what they have in the works to connect the county’s trails.

While each one is working on its own projects, like an East Coast Greenway realignment in North Myrtle Beach to a trail connection around Conway High School, they all had one goal in common: A 35-mile rail trail, running along the old railroad tracks from the Myrtle Beach Train Depot out to Aynor.

The problem is money.

“That $2 million per mile is pretty accurate,” said Conway Administrator Adam Emrick when referring to the cost to add a trail. “It’s really hard and frustrating for elected officials to understand that a trail is more than just a path, it’s got to be something that people can actually utilize.”

It may happen in phases and it could take 20 years, but if the rail trail becomes a reality, you can count on Minnich to be one of the first ones to ride it.

“The rails are already there,” said Minnich. “We have these great pathways. All we have to do is make them bikeable.”

Part of the discussion also focused on how these trail projects are about more than just recreation. It would also provide a way for people to get to work or the grocery store without being expected to have a car.

A county planner pointed out that Horry County doesn’t have a dedicated pot of money for trails. It’ll take people speaking up and saying this is something they want to start budgeting for this plan to actually happen.

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New data connection center coming to Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A new type of business is making its way to the Grand Strand.Gov. Henry McMaster’s office announced Tuesday that DC BLOX, a southeast-based data center, will operate the center with a $31.5 million investment.It’s expected to create three new jobs and will be located at the Myrtle Beach International Technology & Aerospace Park near The Market Common.“DC BLOX creating another facility in the state shows that South Carolina is on the cutting edge of technology,” McMa...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A new type of business is making its way to the Grand Strand.

Gov. Henry McMaster’s office announced Tuesday that DC BLOX, a southeast-based data center, will operate the center with a $31.5 million investment.

It’s expected to create three new jobs and will be located at the Myrtle Beach International Technology & Aerospace Park near The Market Common.

“DC BLOX creating another facility in the state shows that South Carolina is on the cutting edge of technology,” McMaster said in a statement. “We celebrate their growth in our state and look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have in Horry County and across South Carolina.”

Officials said the location will be spread across 21 acres, spanning more than 40,000 square feet, saying it will “will serve as the landing point for subsea optical communication cables.”

“It will provide power to the cables to regenerate the optical signal, host local network equipment associated with the cables, provide colocation space for cable partners and local businesses, and serve as a regional exchange point for communications providers,” the governor’s office said.

Speaking with WMBF News last month, Horry County Councilman Johnny Vaught said a project like this could open the door for more tech companies to set up shop in the Grand Strand.

“It’ll act as a sort of like a seed,” he said on April 6. “It’s like when you bring in an auto plant somewhere, there’s always going to be other vendors to build plants around it to serve that auto plant. We think the same thing will happen here. Once we get this one thing in.”

Horry County Council Chairman also provided a statement to the governor’s office, saying he believes DC BLOX “will be the start to an empty aerospace and technology park that we feel will flourish.”

The council voted to approve development of the area at an April 19 meeting.

Operations at the new center are set to begin by June 2023, and jobs will be advertised around that time.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.

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Downtown Myrtle Beach businesses voice support for new improvement tax

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A new tax could be on the way for downtown businesses in Myrtle Beach, but it could pay off for those businesses in the long run.The Myrtle Beach City Council took the first step toward approving a Municipal Improvement District during a meeting on Tuesday.The Municipal Improvement District sounds complicated, but essentially it’s just a small tax that would pay for downtown redevelopment that Myrtle Beach leaders have been seeking for a long time.”Community change takes time,&rdqu...

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A new tax could be on the way for downtown businesses in Myrtle Beach, but it could pay off for those businesses in the long run.

The Myrtle Beach City Council took the first step toward approving a Municipal Improvement District during a meeting on Tuesday.

The Municipal Improvement District sounds complicated, but essentially it’s just a small tax that would pay for downtown redevelopment that Myrtle Beach leaders have been seeking for a long time.

”Community change takes time,” HTC Aspire Hub entrepreneur in residence, Ray Antonino, told the city council. “You’ve demonstrated your commitment.”

Antonino spends his days working with new entrepreneurs at the HTC Aspire Hub.

In order to attract more businesses to the hub to launch in Myrtle Beach, he has a vested interest in the area being clean and safe. That’s why he’s already putting his money where his mouth is.

“I brought a check for the $600,” said Antonino. “This will be donated today to initiate that first investment.”

The Aspire Hub falls right in the middle of the proposed Municipal Improvement District, which will run from 12th Avenue South to 21st Avenue North.

Every business in the district would pay $60 for every $100,000 in property value.

Take the Aspire Hub for example. Antonino said it’s assessed at $1 million, so it would pay $600 per year to the improvement district.

The Downtown Alliance would manage that money, investing in ways to make downtown safer and cleaner, coordinating events to draw people to the downtown area and attracting more downtown housing.

“I am excited about what’s going on with the development of the downtown area,” said Diva’s Hair Salon owner Lisa Coombs. “It’s going to allow even more foot traffic and a lot more activities in the area.”

The MID is proposed for the next ten years to see what the downtown alliance can do to bring some new life to this area.

This would impact about 3,600 commercial properties, so a little bit of money from a lot of businesses.

More of those businesses will have the opportunity to say what they’d like to see happen when this goes up for a final vote in two weeks.

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The nightmare returns: Myrtle Beach gas prices near $4 after calming down in April

Myrtle Beach gas prices spiked 21.1 cents in the last week, the largest rise in the area since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began more than two months ago, according to GasBuddy.The average price per gallon of gas in the Grand Strand is now $3.97, reported GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices across the nation. Gas costs $1.30 per gallon more today than it did a year ago.On Sunday, the cheapest station in Myrtle Beach had gas at $3.83 per gallon while the most expensive was $4.15. GasBuddy did not mention the specific stations...

Myrtle Beach gas prices spiked 21.1 cents in the last week, the largest rise in the area since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began more than two months ago, according to GasBuddy.

The average price per gallon of gas in the Grand Strand is now $3.97, reported GasBuddy, which tracks fuel prices across the nation. Gas costs $1.30 per gallon more today than it did a year ago.

On Sunday, the cheapest station in Myrtle Beach had gas at $3.83 per gallon while the most expensive was $4.15. GasBuddy did not mention the specific stations where those prices were listed.

Until this week, Myrtle Beach gas prices were actually on the decline. Late March and most of April saw gas prices fall more than 20 cents per gallon. That’s not enough to make a huge difference at the pump — but it still stands out sharply compared to the sharp increases of 10, 20 and even 40 cents that the region saw immediately following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The cost of gas in Myrtle Beach is catching up with gas prices across the nation.

Nationally, gas prices rose 13.6 cents per gallon to an average of $4.31 but are up overall for the last month by 19.6 cents.

GasBuddy cited the growing desire to discontinue the use of Russian fuel due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine as one of the biggest reasons for the rise in gas prices. The U.S. had already halted imports of Russian oil, but it only made up a small percentage of the nation’s fuel supply.

“Gasoline and diesel prices alike saw strong upward momentum last week as oil prices continued to climb after the EU signaled its desire to sanction Russian oil. In addition, U.S. petroleum inventories saw yet another weekly decline as we near the start of summer driving season,” GasBuddy’s head of petroleum analysis Patrick De Haan said in a statement.

The rising fuel costs are affecting more than just the price at the pump for everyday drivers. Diesel prices, too, are reaching record highs, GasBuddy reports. On April 29, the national average price per gallon of diesel broke its previous record high of $5.15 set in early March. It hasn’t stopped going up since — the national average cost of diesel is now $5.52 per gallon

“Not only are diesel prices at a record high, they are at their largest differential to gasoline on record, surpassing the 98-cent difference in 2008 and currently standing at a $1.20 per gallon premium,” De Haan said in a statement. “While motorists filling with gasoline have seen a slight rise in prices, diesel’s surge will be a double whammy as diesel prices will soon be passed along to retail channels, further pushing up the cost of goods.”

Some of the worst gas prices could still be yet to come this summer, when millions of Americans are on vacation and traveling around the country, GasBuddy predicted previously.

This story was originally published May 9, 2022 10:26 AM.

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