While we have looked at some of our personal favorites in the Lowcountry, today we are looking at some of the best selections in the Midlands! Columbia has revitalized their downtown scene over the past decade. With the changes, we have seen several new venue options, as well as renovations to some past favorites!
Let's take a look at some more of our SC favorites!
One of Columbia's most popular venues, 701 Whaley, is a restored 1903 building featuring original textured walls, large windows, and a grand staircase. The large, open space accommodates a variety of layouts and is perfect for a wide range of occasions. With four rental spaces, this venue offers a space for everyone!
Dating back to the mid-1800's, this downtown, historical property is a Columbia favorite! With a small or large guest count, the Lace House has space for everyone. A specious bridal suite and groom suite allow for both parties to get ready with ease. The spacious gardens and courtyard allow for a variety of floor-plans. A perfect option for the traditional bride!
Stone River is located on the historic Congaree River and overlooks the Columbia skyline. The neutral palette provides a natural setting with hardwood floors and large windows with panoramic views of the river. The wraparound porch is perfect to host cocktail hour and the main hall features a built-in bar and large central fireplace. This venue has a variety of options when it comes to spacing + layout design!
The Robert Mills Carriage House and Gardens exudes southern charm and history. The venue offers four spacious garden areas and the indoor carriage house. The front lawn boasts nice views of the main house and the back lawn is shaded by century-old magnolia trees.
Just outside of Columbia sits historical Wavering Place Plantation! The family-owned plantation has been passed down for generations. The lush gardens and landscaped grounds offer a beautiful setting for an intimate affair. The venue also boasts an open aired pavilion with two fireplaces and can accommodate up to 175 guests! Though only a few minutes from Columbia, the venue is very private and secluded!
We are so excited to be a part of more Midlands weddings in 2019! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for more planning tips + inspiration!