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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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill 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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill'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 Rock Hill.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Rock Hill?

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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill, 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 Rock Hill, 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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Rock Hill, South Carolina, Transforms Into ChristmasVille Every Winter

Rock Hill, South Carolina, takes Christmas so seriously, that for four days during the holiday season, it changes its name to ChristmasVille. Right after Thanksgiving, this historic city becomes a winter wonderland complete with all the festive trimmings required to kick the holiday season off right. ChristmasVille is inspired by the whimsical illustrations of ...

Rock Hill, South Carolina, takes Christmas so seriously, that for four days during the holiday season, it changes its name to ChristmasVille. Right after Thanksgiving, this historic city becomes a winter wonderland complete with all the festive trimmings required to kick the holiday season off right. ChristmasVille is inspired by the whimsical illustrations of Rock Hill native Vernon Grant, who, among other things, is credited with the creation of Kellogg's Rice Krispies Snap! Crackle! and Pop! characters. See why this enchanted town is the place to kick off the holiday season.

Welcome the Big Guy to Town

Every year since 2006, ChristmasVille has come alive with the help of nearly 300 volunteers to transform the city's "Old Town" into an enchanting storybook village with nearly 70 events for kids big and small. The festival kicks off with—what else?—the arrival of Santa at the opening ceremony.

Celebrate with the Coziest Christmas Activities

This band of Santa's helpers ensures that the weekend is packed with all your favorite cozy Christmas activities. Admiring the cute cookie cottages at the gingerbread house competition, skating on Main Street's ice rink, taking a horse-drawn carriage ride, gazing at more Christmas lights than you can count, and even walking through falling snow.

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ChristmasVille's Head Gnome (his name is Grant) even sets up an official red and white mailbox exclusively for letters to Santa. More activities that are especially for kids include craft workshops, scavenger hunts, rides, and inflatables.

Enjoy Holiday Entertainment All Weekend

Carolers, bands, a performance of A Christmas Carol, outdoor movie screenings, and even strolling ukulele players keep everything festive. (Better start planning your Christmas karaoke song.) And don't leave ChristmasVille early—the weekend is topped off by a fireworks show.

Discover Unique Christmas Gifts

Shop for unique hand-crafted items at the ChristmasVille Gift Market, and while you're in town, be sure to explore downtown's other eclectic boutiques like Overhead Station, The Mercantile, and Southern Fried Chics.

Find More to ChristmasVille Than Christmas

While you're in ChristmasVille aka Rock Hill, be sure to visit its special places like The White Home, the historic house (you'll love the charming porches) of the founder of Rock Hill. The Museum of York County is great for the whole family with its Settlemyre Planetarium and hands-on Naturalist Center. Stroll the footbridges and trails at Glencairn Garden where even in winter you’ll find camellias and winter honeysuckle on display.

Satisfy your hunger along Main Street at Ay Papi Tacos and Tequila, a Mexican-fusion restaurant featuring a from-scratch menu with specials like chipotle-glazed pork belly street tacos. Step out of the cold and grab a wood-fired pizza and a pint at Millstone Pizza and Taphouse while enjoying live music on Fridays. End the weekend with a meal at Kounter, housed in a former five-and-dime that was the site of Civil Rights Movement sit-ins. On the menu, you’ll find fun farm-to-table dishes like the Cubano Breakfast Bowl for brunch and Spaghetti o’s and Meatballs for dinner.

More residents at Rock Hill apartments say they paid rent but face eviction

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Residents at a Rock Hill apartment complex claim they’ve paid their rent but they were still faced with eviction notices.Channel 9′s Almiya White first reported the situation in early October. Since that first story, multiple former residents have reached out to White saying they were told they owed thousands of dollars.“I know how those people felt because i felt the same way,” said Joy Thomas.Thomas used to call Windsor Apartments home. She said she felt compelled to reac...

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Residents at a Rock Hill apartment complex claim they’ve paid their rent but they were still faced with eviction notices.

Channel 9′s Almiya White first reported the situation in early October. Since that first story, multiple former residents have reached out to White saying they were told they owed thousands of dollars.

“I know how those people felt because i felt the same way,” said Joy Thomas.

Thomas used to call Windsor Apartments home. She said she felt compelled to reached out to Channel 9 after our story aired earlier this month.

Two other tenants told us about claims of back rent at the same complex.

“I was just shocked that the issue is still ongoing,” Thomas told White.

“For me, I received those same eviction notices for thousands of dollars that was unexplained that was due,” she added.

In March, Thomas said she received an eviction notice on her door with her address but with a different tenant’s name. The notice claimed more than $7,000 was owed.

Thomas said she received another eviction notice the following month, this time with her name listed and stating she owed more than $8,000.

Thomas said she missed two rent payments but it didn’t add up to the amount the complex claimed she owed.

“It forced me to leave,” she said. “They say well, if you can leave by this certain date, we’ll forgive the $8,000-something that you owe. I went and got a U-Haul truck immediately.”

That’s something current resident Jasmine Milton is in the process of doing. She shared a recent eviction notice with White, where the complex claims she owes over $2,000.

But Milton says she never missed a payment. Earlier this month, she told White she was afraid it would only be a matter of time before she received a notice.

“I hurt for them, because I know exactly how they feel, how they felt,” Thomas said. “Because I had to pack up a U-Haul with my kids with nowhere to go.”

After the first story aired, White heard from four additional current or former tenants with similar complaints.

White called and emailed the Windsor apartment complex again Wednesday to see if they could explain where the balances are coming from and why so many residents owe thousands of dollars. She didn’t hear back Wednesday, but they have previously said they don’t discuss specific tenant issues.

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Greif to close Rock Hill, South Carolina, manufacturing site

In a notice filed last week, Delaware, Ohio-based packaging producer Greif informed the state of South Carolina its plans to close its tube and core manufacturing site in Rock Hill.The company submitted a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice, or WARN letter, to the state July 5, and according to a report from South Carolina Public Radio, Grief Director of Corporate Communicati...

In a notice filed last week, Delaware, Ohio-based packaging producer Greif informed the state of South Carolina its plans to close its tube and core manufacturing site in Rock Hill.

The company submitted a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice, or WARN letter, to the state July 5, and according to a report from South Carolina Public Radio, Grief Director of Corporate Communications T.J. Struhs says the closure is part of a consolidation of five of the company’s facilities in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area. Rock Hill is located approximately 25 miles south of Charlotte.

The South Carolina WARN Report shows layoffs beginning Sept. 3 and the official permanent closure date as Oct. 30. Struhs tells South Carolina Public Radio that 90 employees will be impacted by the closure but that Greif is trying to find new positions for all affected.

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Recycled paperboard tubes and cores are manufactured at the Rock Hill site, which was one of more than 80 facilities Greif acquired when it purchased Caraustar Industries Inc. in 2019 in a deal worth $1.8 billion.

Grief does not mention which of its other sites are part of the consolidation plant in the Charlotte area, but the company has had a “challenging” first half of the year. Despite having the second-best overall first quarter in its history and second-best second-quarter earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), Grief reports decreased financial performance in a number of segments, particularly its Paper Packaging & Services (PPS) division.

Low mill volumes impacted Greif’s PPS division in back-to-back quarters. The company reports a $19.4 million decline in gross profit, a $12.5 million decline in operating profit and a $12.5 million decline in adjusted EBITDA in the second quarter.

The company took 77,000 tons worth of economic downtime in the second quarter in the PPS division after taking 94,000 tons worth in the first quarter, and Greif says tubes/cores and sheet demand are down double digits against 2022’s figures.

“Despite operating in an environment of ongoing demand uncertainties, our teams have remained agile and resolutely focused on delivering exceptional value to our shareholders,” Greif President and CEO Ole Rosgaard said during a second-quarter earnings call.

Rock Hill city planning commission greenlights new townhome development

ROCK HILL, S.C. — It was a heated discussion for dozens of homeowners living in Rock Hill during Tuesday night's city planning meeting."We just want our homes to remain as a quiet area as they are," said a resident at the meeting.The debate comes after a proposal for retail commercial and about townhomes right across from Northwestern High School. After nearly two hours, ...

ROCK HILL, S.C. — It was a heated discussion for dozens of homeowners living in Rock Hill during Tuesday night's city planning meeting.

"We just want our homes to remain as a quiet area as they are," said a resident at the meeting.

The debate comes after a proposal for retail commercial and about townhomes right across from Northwestern High School. After nearly two hours, city planning commissioners finally voted yes.

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"We have to work with developers or work with something worse down the future," said a member of the city planning commission.

The empty plot of land originally had plans for a Walmart neighborhood store, but that never happened. Now after years of sitting vacant, officials are now moving forward with new plans.

As concerns for things like safety, noise, and traffic continue to linger, it's now up to the city council to give the final say next month.

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"We feel that the developers, they need to take their plans elsewhere," said another resident.

The plan goes to the city council for a vote on January 8, 2024.

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'It's a massive project' | Proposed development plan would put over 400 homes in Rock Hill

The 127-acre site would also include office, retail and commercial space.ROCK HILL, S.C. — As the City of Rock Hill continues to grow, so does the need for more homes.Right now, a developer is looking to fill that need by building hundreds of homes and commercial space in Rock Hill.“We're a wonderful community and I think a lot of people have recognized that and I think that’s why we’ve seen the growth," Lisa Brown,...

The 127-acre site would also include office, retail and commercial space.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — As the City of Rock Hill continues to grow, so does the need for more homes.

Right now, a developer is looking to fill that need by building hundreds of homes and commercial space in Rock Hill.

“We're a wonderful community and I think a lot of people have recognized that and I think that’s why we’ve seen the growth," Lisa Brown, Rock Hill Economic and Urban Development Director, said.

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The new development proposal shows 475 apartments, townhouses and single-family homes to be built on a 127-acre site at Mount Holly Road and Albright Road.

A portion would include office, retail and commercial space too.

“It’s a massive project," Brown said.

Brown says they're hopeful it would attract business and serve the nearby neighborhoods.

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“Making sure that we invest in our small businesses and entrepreneurs and that we facilitate the right kind of growth," Brown said.

The right kind of growth critical, especially for the south side of Rock Hill.

“A lot more challenges that they have in terms of income, and development," Brown said.

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The city has been working to bring new investment into this community through the Clinton Conextion Action Plan.

It's goal is to attract jobs, businesses, and housing to the historic neighborhoods of South Rock Hill.

Brown acknowledges concerns of the displacement of neighbors, but says investing in the city while maintain the integrity of long-time residents, is possible

Meanwhile, people who live in the area welcome the potential change.

On Monday, Sept. 25, Rock Hill City Council will give the final say on the proposal.

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