The National Steeplechase Museum is a wedding venue located in the heart of Camden, South Carolina, the state’s oldest inland town. This unique venue is the only museum in the United States that is dedicated solely to highlighting the history and legacy of steeplechasing. The museum traces the sport’s origins in the British Isles to the present day and pays homage to its great athletes, both equine and human. Along with hosting special events, the property also houses the Springdale Race Course on its sweeping and verdant grounds.
Facilities and Capacity
The National Steeplechase Museum is situated on 450 acres and can accommodate up to 150 people. The quaint estate offers both indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception sites, including on the lawns in front of the racecourse. The main room of the building features large windows, through which natural light bathes the hardwood floors. This banquet hall can be customized for ceremonies or receptions. Between vows and toasts, guests can head out onto the terrace for the cocktail hour. A striped awning spreads over this brick patio and shades wedding goers from inclement weather. From here, friends and family will be able to take in the breathtaking views of the racetrack. Tents can also be erected below the terrace for outdoor receptions. On warm summer nights, you can dine and dance late into the night underneath the picturesque skyline.
The National Steeplechase Museum can be rented for half-day weddings of six hours or full-day affairs of 12 hours. This booking comes with access to the grounds and building for the duration of your celebration. Comprehensive wedding packages are designed to make your event easy and stress-free. They include 10 five-foot round tables, 10 2.5-foot cocktail tables, four six-foot rectangular tables, 30 black folding chairs, and a catering prep kitchen. In addition, the venue provides an on-site coordinator who will oversee the big day. A list of preferred vendors, such as local caterers, bartending services, entertainers, and event rental companies, is also available. The town of Camden is known for its charm and Southern hospitality and all vendors will help you throw the party of your dreams.
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Join us for the 87th running of the Carolina Cup Races on April 2, 2022. The Carolina Cup race meet is a South Carolina tradition that has achieved premier social event status in the state. This annual ‘rite of spring’ draws over 30,000 fans from across the world to enjoy the riveting sport of steeplechase horse racing. Mark your calendars and get to shopping, the Carolina Cup races bring a flurry of bright, spring fashions and extravagant tailgate parties. From the Hospitality Terrace to our Vendor Village, friends and family unite for an exciting afternoon of six races. Visit our website and social media pages to get a feel for the event, @carolinacup!
Anyone can purchase a General Admission Ticket and come to the races! We also offer reserved tailgating packages that include 2 general admission tickets. These tailgating spaces are as follows; The Infield, West Rail, East Rail, and The Front Row. You can also purchase a ticket for our Grandstands that comes with a VIP parking pass. If you are looking for an all-inclusive luncheon tent, we offer two options including the Post & Paddock Luncheon tent and the Turf Club. Larger group reservations can be accommodated by our Meadow Package. We look forward to seeing you there!
Meet Jena, soon to be mama of 2 sweet boys! She is the powerhouse in the office that can do everything. There is nothing she loves more than putting together memorable events for any individual that walks through our doors.
National Steeplechase Museum frequently asked questions
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- Bridal Suite
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- Historic Building
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- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
- Scenic Views
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Get Ready Rooms
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- Audio Equipment