Since 1991, Old Wide Awake Plantation - a venue in Hollywood, South Carolina - has been delivering southern charm to many couples on their wedding day. Experience this plantation's southern flair on your special day from the very minute you and your guests step foot in this plantation home built back in the 1800s. While it originally started off as a 24-hour convenience store, this elegant mansion transformed over the years into the charming and cozy venue that it is today.
Facilities and Capacity
The Old Wide Awake Plantation welcomes up to 250 of your wedding guests. This historic home can also host both small and large wedding ceremonies and celebrations- it just depends on how intimate or opulent you want your special day to be. You can choose from both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony. When you and your guests first arrive on property and take in the tree-lined entrance and wrap-around porch, you will truly feel welcomed. Other elements such as the seating areas or bar area provide the perfect atmosphere to enjoy the southern estate with family and friends.
Couples are welcome to host other events connected to their wedding on property. The Old Wide Awake Plantation hosts bridal showers, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and receptions in addition to wedding ceremonies. To make your stay here more relaxing, the team offers wedding planning that make carrying out your wedding plans much easier. Other services the team offers to couples include:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Mim · Married on 03/23/2018
We visited 10 other venues before discovering Old Wide Awake, which is in a class all of it's own. This venue, unlike any others we looked into, provided an entire experience. Beginning the day in the beautifully decorated historic home and spending the afternoon out on the lush grounds before the festivities began was the most perfect way to spend our moments before marriage. Much like our decision to go with Old Wide Awake, deciding to hire Margaret McKenzie as our planner was without a doubt one of the best wedding decisions we made. She poured her heart and soul into helping us plan the most phenomenal night. Margaret provided us with a list of recommended vendors (who were absolutely fabulous) and accompanied us on vendor visits (including a few last minute meets!) to offer guidance. She was a crucial support system for me when I was lost with the planning process or flustered with which way to go on a decision. Margaret’s professionalism and eye for beauty and detail ensured that our entire event (day and night) ran smoothly. Everything felt so natural, seamless and perfect. Her exceptional service is unmatched and her fair pricing fit well with our fixed budget. I'm disappointed that we won't be having another party of this scale as I would love nothing more than to be back at OWA and working with Margaret again. I'm truly envious of brides that are still in the midst of planning their Old Wide Awake wedding with her!
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.
Alice Shawen · Married on 11/03/2018
This is a beautiful place to have a wedding. My daughter's November wedding was magical. The house made a romantic backdrop to a late afternoon wedding and an outdoor reception. Margaret McKenzie and her staff made sure that everything was perfect! We highly recommend the venue and the wedding planner.
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.