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 Saint George, 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 Saint George, 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 Saint George 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 Saint George'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 Saint George.
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 Saint George, 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 Saint George, 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 Saint George, 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 Saint George, 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
A developer is requesting to change more than 360 acres of residential land to industrial land.ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCSC) - Calling one place home all your life until a rezoning request sign pops up on your street. That is what happened to a group of people who live in St. George.One developer is requesting to change more than 360 acres of residential land to industrial land that would affect large properties off Highway 78 one mile east of St. George.Although Dorchester County’s plans do not say what exactly will be ...
A developer is requesting to change more than 360 acres of residential land to industrial land.
ST. GEORGE, S.C. (WCSC) - Calling one place home all your life until a rezoning request sign pops up on your street. That is what happened to a group of people who live in St. George.
One developer is requesting to change more than 360 acres of residential land to industrial land that would affect large properties off Highway 78 one mile east of St. George.
Although Dorchester County’s plans do not say what exactly will be built in this area, a number of residents who have spent their whole lives here say they want their land to be kept the way they’ve always known it to be.
Richard Myers was born on Sugar Hill Road in St. George and has lived here all his life.
“Everybody seems to know that something big is going to happen in this area except the people that live here,” Myers said.
He owns around 37 acres, which has the possibility of turning into industrial land.
“All of this that we’re standing on now used to be our farm, but as the years changed... the farm got smaller,” Myers said. “But we still got a farm, and we want to keep it that way. We don’t want a factory sitting in the middle of it or a warehouse.”
Another resident in the area, Barbara Felder, is the sixth generation in her family to live here. Her grandparents and aunt’s home is still on the land.
She was asked what her reaction was when she first saw the Dorchester County rezoning sign down the street.
“We were shocked,” Felder said. “There were no letters or no communication about the changes in our area.”
Felder says she worries about how this rezoning could affect pollution, their roads and access to emergency vehicles.
“We shouldn’t let the county nor the developer to come in our community and tell us what to do as taxpayers and for our future,” Felder said.
Myers says he has no intention of selling his land but knows his taxes will rise if he doesn’t.
“If they want your property, they’re going to get it because they’re going to run your taxes sky high until you say, ‘Enough,’” Myers said. “‘I got to sell it because I can’t pay the taxes.’”
Both of them say they want to be involved with the rezoning process.
“We are tired of explaining and they need to change and not think about the almighty dollar that’s coming into Dorchester County area,” Felder said.
Dorchester County did not respond for a comment because Monday was a holiday. This rezoning still has to go through three readings before it can be approved.
To take a closer look at the official rezoning plan from the county, click here.
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Many locals have recently earned academic honors or degrees from colleges and universities across the country.Utah Tech University has announced Fall 2022 academic honors for two locals attending the campus in St. George, Utah.Natalie Pierce of Poway was among the 1,282 students named to the President’s List. The honor went to 10 percent of the student body, who completed a minimum of 15 credits and achieved a GPA of 3.9 or higher.Brooke Tyler of the Rancho Bernardo area was among the 1,468 students n...
Many locals have recently earned academic honors or degrees from colleges and universities across the country.
Utah Tech University has announced Fall 2022 academic honors for two locals attending the campus in St. George, Utah.
Natalie Pierce of Poway was among the 1,282 students named to the President’s List. The honor went to 10 percent of the student body, who completed a minimum of 15 credits and achieved a GPA of 3.9 or higher.
Brooke Tyler of the Rancho Bernardo area was among the 1,468 students named to the Dean’s List. The honor went to 11 percent of the student body, who completed a minimum of 15 credits and achieved a GPA of 3.5 to 3.89.
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Taylor Sakaguchi of Poway was among the more than 6,900 students named to the Fall 2022 Deans’ List at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Sakaguchi is a sophomore majoring in microbiology at the campus’ College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. To be recognized its students had to earn a GPA of 3.75 or higher.
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Grace Cooper of the Rancho Bernardo area is among the more than 1,200 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the Fall 2022 semester at The Citadel. To be honored at the Charleston, South Carolina campus students had to complete 12 or more semester hours and earn a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
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Joseph Vu of the Rancho Bernardo area recently graduated from The University of Tampa with a Physician Assistant Medicine degree. The commencement ceremony included 985 undergraduate and graduate candidates.
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Braeden Bourne of the Rancho Bernardo area was named to the Hamline University College of Liberal Arts Dean’s List for the Fall 2022 term. The 597 students to make the list had to earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher and complete a minimum of 16 credit hours. The campus is in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
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Angela Lam of ZIP code 92127 was named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List at Rochester Institute of Technology. Lam is in the physician assistant program. Full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students at the campus in Rochester, New York, had to earn a GPA of 3.4 or higher and complete at least 12 credit hours.
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Alexandra Dowd of Poway was named to the College of Charleston’s Fall 2022 President’s List. Dowd is majoring in history and political science at the campus in Charleston, South Carolina. To qualify, students had to earn a GPA of 3.8 or higher and complete a minimum of 14 semester hours.
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Three local students were named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List at Emerson College in Boston. They had to earn a GPA of 3.7 or higher.
Skylar Hutcheon of ZIP code 92127 is majoring in communication studies and is in the Class of 2026.
Paris McClung of ZIP code 92127 is majoring in creative writing and is in the Class of 2025.
Christina Sugimoto of ZIP code 92128 is majoring in marketing communication and is in the Class of 2023.
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Mackenzie Rogers of Poway was named to the Fall 2022 Dean’s List in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Nearly 2,500 Fulbright College students were honored at the campus in Fayetteville. To qualify they had to achieve at least a 3.75 GPA and complete a minimum of 12 credit hours.
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Four locals were among the more than 9,800 University of Maryland Global Campus students named to its Fall 2022 Dean’s List. They are Martin Michel of ZIP code 92127 and Edline Leatrice Cruz, Joel Mariscal and Dovono Wright of ZIP code 92128.
To be eligible, students had to complete at least six credits during the term, earn a GPA of at least 3.5 for the term and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC. The university is based in Adelphi, Maryland.
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Ava Zamadics of the Rancho Bernardo area was named to the University of Mississippi’s Fall 2022 Dean’s Honor Roll list. It is for students who earn a semester GPA of 3.50 to 3.74 and complete at least 12 graded hours in the semester. The campus is in University, Mississippi.
The Florida Times-UnionArguably the crown jewel of Florida’s First Coast, St. Augustine and superlatives are often mentioned in the same sentence.Already this year, the oldest city in America has been featured on a nationally televised travel show and its beaches have been named among the best in the United States.And this week, St. Augustine earned a new accolade: The South’s Best Small Town 2023 by Southern Living as part of its annual ...
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Arguably the crown jewel of Florida’s First Coast, St. Augustine and superlatives are often mentioned in the same sentence.
Already this year, the oldest city in America has been featured on a nationally televised travel show and its beaches have been named among the best in the United States.
And this week, St. Augustine earned a new accolade: The South’s Best Small Town 2023 by Southern Living as part of its annual The South's Best feature.
“With its Spanish colonial heritage, melting-pot population, and wealth of Gilded Age relics, there’s truly no other town cut from the same cloth (or, perhaps, patchwork) as St. Augustine, Florida,” travel writer Valerie Rains wrote in Southern Living.
More honors:St. Augustine Beach named among Top 25 in United States in new ranking
In case you missed it:St. Augustine gets spotlight on PBS travel show 'Samantha Brown's Places to Love'
During her four-day stay in the city, Rains gushes over the city's restaurants and bars, including Boat Drinks, The Floridian, Casa Reina, Collage, River & Fort, Llama, St. Augustine Distillery and more after exploring St. George Street and downtown, the waterfront and waterways, Anastasia State Park and the city’s connection to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the civil rights movement.
St. Augustine's St. George Inn is featured on one of the covers of the magazine's special double issue.
The city bested other small towns of the South, including Gatlinburg, Tenn.; Tybee Island, Ga.; and Sanibel, Fla.
"In a year when more people than ever are traveling and moving to the South, we wanted to put a spotlight on small towns in this year's South's Best Awards,” said Sid Evans, Editor in Chief of Southern Living, in a news release. “These are the hidden gems our readers picked for their character, charm, and unmistakable Southernness.”
Southern Living named Charleston, S.C., its pick for The South's Best City.
In late January, PBS’s “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love” featured an episode on St. Augustine. And just last week, Tripadvisor ranked St. Augustine Beach No. 13 on its list of Top 25 Beaches – United States.
A year ago, St. Augustine was named to Southern Living magazine’s The South’s Best Beach Towns, earning praise for its beaches, the Castillo de San Marcos and Lightner Museum.
Here are the Top 10 of the magazine's Top 50 list of best small towns of the South.
By Ceder House SpaWhat is red light therapy?Red light therapy uses photobiomodulation, which is a low-level laser therapy that delivers red and near-infrared light to areas of your body. In doing this, it helps regenerate (or grow back) cells, restore cell function and trigger blood flow. In turn, this helps to heal and relieve pain.Photobiomodulation was discovered about half a century ago. Now, it’s used to treat all kinds of ailments, sometimes multiple at the same time. It relaxes muscles, which relieves muscle...
By Ceder House Spa
What is red light therapy?
Red light therapy uses photobiomodulation, which is a low-level laser therapy that delivers red and near-infrared light to areas of your body. In doing this, it helps regenerate (or grow back) cells, restore cell function and trigger blood flow. In turn, this helps to heal and relieve pain.
Photobiomodulation was discovered about half a century ago. Now, it’s used to treat all kinds of ailments, sometimes multiple at the same time. It relaxes muscles, which relieves muscle spasms, pain and stiffness. It has a similar effect on joints, including relieving aches, pains and stiffness.
One of the primary benefits of red light therapy is to treat chronic (ongoing) inflammation, which eases pain in joints and muscles.
Benefits of red light therapy
Its major benefits include improving joint mobility and easing muscle pain. More specifically, red light therapy helps with:
Muscle pain, including healing muscle injuries and reducing soreness after exercise
Tendon pain, such as from Achilles tendonitis
Some people also experience additional advantages, including improved sleep, less stress, reduced anxiety and relief from depression.
With whole-body red light therapy, your entire body reaps the benefits of this treatment. This means if you have multiple conditions, such as arthritis and muscle pain, you can treat them at the same time. However, you can also use this therapy to treat targeted areas of your body.
What happens during red light therapy?
Each session takes about 15-30 minutes depending on which service you are receiving. The process is painless, but the lights are bright. To protect your eyes, you’ll wear special goggles during treatment.
You might experience pain relief in just one treatment, or it may take a couple of sessions. This depends on how significant your injuries are.
Are there side effects of red light therapy?
Red light therapy is considered a safe treatment when administered by a trained medical professional. By determining the appropriate dosage for your needs, they can ensure your condition is treated without any negative side effects.
However, if you have certain conditions, such as skin sensitivity or if you are pregnant, your provider may recommend avoiding red light therapy.
What Treatments are available at Cedar House for Red Light Therapy?
Red Light therapy is incorporated in our 30 min Zero Gravity Massage Chair. We also use it in Hydrafacials and our anti-aging facials. To book your appointment contact 843-563-4515 or come in 903 Dukes St, St George, SC 29477
The Big East Player of the Year will have Rhode Island ties.Providence forward Bryce Hopkins and ...
The Big East Player of the Year will have Rhode Island ties.
Providence forward Bryce Hopkins and Cumberland native Tyler Kolek are the two leading candidates entering championship week at Madison Square Garden. Both were unanimous selections to the all-conference first team, which was released on Sunday.
Hopkins has starred with the Friars in his debut after a transfer from Kentucky. Kolek has performed like one of the nation’s best point guards while driving Marquette to a first outright league title. The winner will be announced during a ceremony scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in Manhattan.
Hopkins is one of three players in the league to lead his team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 16.1 points and 8.5 boards. He’s collected 10 double-doubles through 31 games and ranks inside the conference’s top four in both categories. He also sits first in free throws made and attempted, third in defensive rebounds and fifth in minutes played.
More:Two college basketball stars with RI ties on midseason watch lists
Hopkins offered one of the season’s premier performances to date in a double-overtime home win against the Golden Eagles on Dec. 20. He racked up 29 points and 23 rebounds while playing 47 minutes in a 103-98 triumph. It was the first 20-20 game in the league since January 2017 and the first at Providence since January 2010.
Hopkins was named to the short lists for the Naismith Award, Karl Malone Award and Oscar Robertson Award. He played double-digit minutes only twice after Jan. 1 last season for the Wildcats and didn’t appear in an NCAA Tournament stunner against Saint Peter’s.
More:Providence basketball goes missing against Seton Hall; what went wrong?
Kolek entered Sunday assisting on 40.4% of made field goals during his time on the floor, a top-5 national mark per KenPom.com. He’s second nationally in assists per game at 7.9 and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.3-to-1. Kolek cut his turnover rate by more than 6%, improved his 2-point shooting by more than 16% and his 3-point shooting by more than 11% since his 2021-22 debut with Marquette.
Kolek is a former star at Cumberland who prepped at St. George’s and committed to George Mason for a lone season. He was the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year with the Patriots in 2020-21 and entered the transfer portal after head coach Dave Paulsen was fired. The Golden Eagles closed 17-3 in league play and are 25-6 overall entering their quarterfinal on Thursday with St. John’s or Butler.
The Friars also placed Devin Carter among the honorable mention selections. He ranks second on the team in scoring at 13.3 points, second in rebounding at 5.0 boards, first in steals and second in assists and blocked shots. The transfer from South Carolina has started all 31 games to date after appearing in 45.3% of minutes with the Gamecocks in 2021-22.
The Connecticut pair of Adama Sanogo and Jordan Hawkins, Creighton center Ryan Kalkbrenner and Xavier guard Souley Boum joined Hopkins and Kolek on the first team.
Carter was joined among the honorable mentions by Musketeers center Jack Nunge and Bluejays guards Trey Alexander and Baylor Scheierman. Marquette forward Oso Ighodaro and guard Kam Jones, Red Storm center Joel Soriano, Villanova forward Eric Dixon and Xavier guard Colby Jones made up the all-conference second team.
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