Here's an easy to navigate selection of some of our favorite Columbia SC wedding and reception venues. Click the "Learn More" link to see blog posts featuring those venues.


1208 Washington Place

1208 Washington Place features original 1924 bank vaults, crown molding, recessed textured ceilings, vintage floors, and Doric order columns. The 22' recessed textured ceilings that have been immaculately preserved, provide an elegant setting for larger events. It is located on Washington Street just seconds away from Main Street.


701 Whaley

A popular venue for rehearsal dinners, weddings, fundraisers, meetings, arts and music events, 701 Whaley can accommodate a wide range of special occasions. Located in the heart of Columbia’s Olympia Mill Village, this lovingly restored 1903 building was once the community center for the mill workers of the area.


Adam's Pond

An estate that dates back to the 1700s, Adam’s Pond provides a setting for elegant Southern weddings and receptions. Acres of natural landscape, a beautiful house, renowned cuisine and skilled staff are all a part of the experience. Located just minutes from downtown Columbia.


Lace House / SC Governor's Mansion

Located at the South Carolina Governors Mansion Complex, the Lace House is a beautiful French style home built in the 1850's. Surrounded by scenic gardens and fountains, the Lace House is the perfect place for weddings, receptions, and bridal portraits.


The Farm At Ridgeway

Featuring acres of land, a farm-style reception hall, open-air pavillion, and other cozy getting ready areas, the Farm at Ridgeway is a wonderful outdoor venue with rustic charm.


SC State Museum

There’s so many options at the South Carolina State Museum, from the recently renovated main lobby and mezzanine, to the Boeing Observatory and terrace, there’s something for any size wedding or party. The planitarium lobby with it’s unique shape and views of the Vista is another unique space for a reception or party.


Robert Mills House

Named for its famous designer and native South Carolinian, the Robert Mills Carriage House & Gardens exudes classic Southern elegance on an expansive tree-lined property, just minutes from downtown Columbia. Four spacious garden areas, as well as the indoor Carriage House, allow for event flexibility. 


Wavering Place

Throughout history, Wavering Place has also been known as Green Tree and Magnolia. The Greek Revival main house dates to 1850. The numerous outbuildings all date from 1800-1820. While it was once a private home and plantation, now Wavering Place is one of the premier venues in South Carolina, offering a completely unique experience, and magical location.