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  • Writer's pictureNina Bashaw

New Wedding venue in Columbia, SC | The Hampton Preston Mansion

There is a new wedding venue in Columbia, SC! The Hampton Preston Mansion is a gorgeous historic home and it's been a museum open to the public through Historic Columbia, but they are now opening the grounds for weddings! Used as headquarters for the Union Army in February of 1865 and later saved by a local nun during the Burning of Columbia, the Hampton-Preston Mansion features renowned, historic gardens with sophisticated and graceful green space – speaking to the grandeur of its past. Magnolias and live oaks tower over garden spaces, including the back lawn, side gardens, a newly restored gazebo area and a fountain garden. This venue provides a serene backdrop, ideal for creative event design. As your best rated Columbia, SC wedding photographers I LOVE shooting at this venue. Would you like more information on the venue? Here you go along with some beautiful photos of the venue!

This is an outdoor only venue; the historic home is a museum and not available for rentals. Features & Amenities: • Recently renovated property with fresh plantings and elegant design • Extensive back lawn for a ceremony and reception • Recently restored mid-1800’s arboretum-style side gardens with paved walking paths • A fountain garden, surrounded with seating underneath live oak trees • A gazebo garden, with stunning covered gazebo space underneath live oak trees • 2 covered porches on a freshly-painted home • 2 new restrooms (installation to be completed Fall 2018) • Access to wireless internet and electricity throughout gardens • HC staff on-site for duration of event

Venue Style :
Historic, Mansion, Garden, Plantation, Outdoor
Services :
Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception
Capacity :
Max 400 guests
Time Restrictions :
Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Events must end by midnight.
Rental Fees :
Please contact Rental Coordinator for an exact quote. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required for any event.
Wedding Cost :
The average wedding cost at Gardens of the Hampton-Preston Mansion is estimated at between $6,500 and $9,300 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
Catering :

Alcohol :
Bring your own


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