Located in Hollywood, South Carolina, Old Wide Awake Plantation is a wedding venue. This mansion has been hosting ceremonies and receptions since 1991. It was originally built at the onset of the 19th century, but in recent years has undergone various refurbishments. These include extending the upstairs veranda and adding a travertine patio beside the house.
Facilities and Capacity
The Old Wide Awake Plantation can house weddings of up to 250 guests, although smaller gatherings are also welcomed. Ceremonies can be held on the tree-lined avenue that leads up to the estate, where couples can say their vows under the old oak trees. They can choose between indoor and outdoor event spaces, in order to best reflect the tone of their wedding. The recent addition of the patio can be tented to accommodate events, whatever the weather might be. A get-ready room is available for the wedding party to use at their own discretion, facilitating those last-minute preparations on the big day. Guests can attend a sophisticated cocktail reception on the wrap-around porch, or have a banquet meal in the outdoor tent. The ivy-covered front steps offer an opportunity for wedding portraits, as do many corners of the property’s garden.
Couples are welcome to choose their favorite businesses to complement their celebrations. The Old Wide Awake Plantation can provide a wedding coordination service to guide couples through the property and customize it to fit their wedding’s theme. Lighting and sound facilities can be supplied so that every guest can hear the speeches and the night’s proceedings. Setup and cleanup services are available to further support the couple through the hectic process of planning and hosting their wedding. Wireless internet connections are provided to help the couple and guests to stay in touch with those who were unable to make it to the occasion. The property is pet-friendly, ensuring that your four-legged friends needn’t be left out, and on-site parking is available for your convenience.
104 Reviews for Old Wide Awake Plantation
Recommended by 99% of couples
43 User photos
Kim Sexton · Getting married on 11/07/2020
Beautiful venue. Plantation house is stunning
This venue is stunning and Margaret is the best!! Emailed right away and made our tour very special.Sent on 12/31/2018
sarah stuart · Married on 03/28/2020
Our dream was to have an all outdoor Charleston wedding. We searched through almost all the city had to offer and landed on Old Wide Awake - no question! This venue offers a truly stunning atmosphere. Once you visit this property in person, you'll be 100% confident in holding your special day here. The best part... Margret McKenzie! She is WONDERFUL to work with and knows the property better than anyone. I planned the wedding from Nashville, TN and had all of the help + guidance in the world from her. It is absolutely no coincidence that this place wins an award year after year. I 100% recommend booking this gorgeous venue!!!Sent on 04/09/2020
Old Wide Awake Plantation's reply:Thank you for your kind words, Sarah! I do love what I do, and thank you for offering your perspective for future shopping couples. Wishing you all the best, always!
Janea Mccoy · Married on 10/26/2019
Old Wide Awake Plantation was absolutely perfect! It was everything I pictured and so much more! Margaret is so great to work with. Perfect location to have your Ceremony AND Reception!Sent on 12/29/2019
Gorgeous venue! I have photographed a few weddings at Old Wide Awake over the last few years and it is always a pleasure to work with Margaret. It is a perfect spot for a laid back country style wedding or an upscale Charleston bride. Beautiful house, grounds, and so versatile!
We love catering at Old Wide Awake! Working with Margaret is always a pleasure and she makes sure that every detail is covered and is very helpful to the vendors. This venue is a timeless piece of history and is great inside and out. We always look forward to catering there and hope to be back again soon.