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 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. 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 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.
122 Reviews for Old Wide Awake Plantation
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Alyssa W. · Married on 07/11/2020
Amazing experience at Old Wide Awake!!
I couldn’t have had a better wedding experience anywhere else. Old Wide Awake Plantation is truly breathtaking. Every inch of the grounds is beautiful!! You will undoubtedly have the most beautiful wedding pictures to look back on. There are a few different ceremony site options and a huge patio perfect for your reception. Margaret was such a pleasure to work with. She is so sweet and incredibly knowledgeable on all things Old Wide Awake and wedding related. She is super quick to respond to any questions you may have and is such a joy. I would 10000% recommend this venue to all brides. You will not regret it.Sent on 09/06/2020
Lauren W. · Getting married on 06/02/2022
Highly recommend from a fellow wedding musician/vendor!!
I am a violinist/ensemble liaison that has been performing for weddings/events here in Charleston for 17+ years and it is always a pleasure working with Margaret!! She has years of experience and definitely shows passion for what she does. She is organized and meticulous in her communication. She is also super responsive and just really fun individual to work with the day of. Highly recommend!!!Sent on 02/18/2021
Old Wide Awake Plantation's reply:Thank you Lauren! I look forward to our much needed spring season and making many more beautiful weddings with you! MM
Abby B. · Getting married on 10/02/2021
Gorgeous Property + Easy to Work with Team
Old Wide Awake Plantation is an absolutely incredible venue. My couple was forced to reschedule their wedding venue approximately 3 weeks prior to their wedding, and Margaret absolutely saved the day!!! She was extremely flexible and accommodating, professional, had great suggestions, and was quick to reply in our super sped up planning. One thing that I love about the space is that there are so many different layout options for ceremony, cocktail hour, and the reception. Having the large kitchen was perfect for all of us vendors to prep and hide our belongings in, and the multiple restrooms on different levels of the house were wonderful. The greenery on the steps and bottom level walls is just DREAMY. This is truly a special, unique property, and I cannot wait to be back!!Sent on 09/17/2020
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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.