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 99% 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!Sent on 04/27/2018
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
Mary Elizabeth Pease · Married on 04/27/2019
The most gorgeous venue for an even better price!
We had the most amazing experience at Old Wide Awake for our wedding on 4/27/19. Margaret was very responsive and made sure we had the best day. There are so many different areas at the venue that you can use which gave our day the perfect flow. From the arbor by the pond, to the bridal suite you have access to all day, to the little dock area, the fire pit for the boys to have cigar hour at, to the gorgeous patio for the band and the staircase on which everyone took pictures, there is so much Old Wide Awake has to offer! We fell in love with the venue the moment we saw it in person and our day could not have been more perfect there.Sent on 05/10/2019
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.