The capital of South Carolina, along with the rest of the state, has become a hot place to live in the post pandemic world. Residing in the center of the state, Columbia does not get the bachelor and bachelorette parties of Charleston yet it has so much more appeal for a place to live. This college town mixes southern charm and top tier elegance to host your wedding.

Twelve Oak Estate

Both rustic and elegant, this house constructed in 1991 has a two tiered exterior with columns on both levels. It is located south of town. The property has over 100 acres of private land but the event will take place in a unique 5,000 square foot airplane hanger. The groom’s quarters have vintage arcade games while the bridal suite is spacious. The ceremony will take place on the grass outdoors and you can also take pictures on the flowing grounds. They have three packages with various amenities ranging from $6,200 to $10,400.


Address: 125 Kittal Rd, Lexington, SC 29073


Contact: (803) 979-1341

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The Millstone at Adams Pond

Located a short 10 minute drive south of town, this lovely location dates back to the 1700’s. They combine a beautiful estate, with a fantastically adorned house, and an enclosed pavilion for outdoor weddings. You can be wed on a deck immediately overlooking a pond. A Saturday wedding costs $4,500 for a 12 hour rental. They include 20 tables and 75 chairs. 


Address: 5301 Bluff Rd, Columbia, SC 29209


Contact: (803) 783-5732

701 Whaley

Featuring five distinct rooms, this venue has something for every attendee/party member. There is a paved courtyard surrounding the property and a grand staircase for your entrance. All five rooms total almost 17,000 square feet of wedding festivities. In addition, to rent all five will cost $18,000 but ask about a discounted rate for the bundle.


Address: 701 Whaley St, Columbia, SC 29201


Contact: (803) 771-0101


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Senate’s End

Nestled between a ravine and the Congaree River, this event space also has a few different halls to house your event. They have three indoor venues and two outdoor options as well. The Hall is the largest of the venues, 300 Senate is warm and intimate, 302 Senate has water views. They have an in-house caterer too. No prices are listed online.


Address: 320 Senate St, Columbia, SC 29201


Contact: (803) 748-4144

Stone River


This venue couples amazing river views and a humble wedding host. They have two intimate outdoor spaces and a wraparound patio. There are natural wood floors that open to a tremendous dance floor in the center. A full day Saturday rental costs $5,500, so on the more affordable end. This includes 100 chairs and 23 tables.


Address: 121 Alexander Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169


Contact: (803) 727-8047