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Pricing information

Price range: $4,000 - $5,500 Price range: $4,300 - $5,500
Couples usually spend $5,000 Couples usually spend $5,000
Reception
$3,800 starting price
Ceremony
$3,800 starting price
Reception
$3,800 starting price
Ceremony
$3,800 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2009

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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$3,800

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,800

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,800

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,800

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Parking

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
December
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Old Wide Awake Plantation is a stunning and versatile wedding venue that embodies the southern charm of Charleston. The venue offers a beautiful house, moss-covered oak trees, and a picturesque pond, providing numerous photo opportunities. Margaret McKenzie, the venue coordinator and wedding

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Old Wide Awake Plantation is a stunning and versatile wedding venue that embodies the southern charm of Charleston. The venue offers a beautiful house, moss-covered oak trees, and a picturesque pond, providing numerous photo opportunities. Margaret McKenzie, the venue coordinator and wedding

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Emma Y. Sent on 05/30/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Venue + Best Wedding Planner Ever

Our wedding at Old Wide Awake Plantation was absolutely perfect. The venue is gorgeous with moss covered oak trees lining the gravel driveway all the way up to the beautiful, historic house that sits next to a small pond with a lovely fountain. It’s got quite the Southern charm! We chose to have our ceremony on the venue grounds right in front of the pond where they’ve built an arbor and it was picturesque. The house itself was the perfect setting for our cocktail hour and reception with its wide wrap around porches and large patio on the ground floor that could accommodate all of our guests. The house was also great for getting ready as you have access to it all day. The upstairs has very large rooms which are perfect for the bride to get ready in. The upstairs also has a wide wrap around porch that overlooks the grounds and was great for our bridal lunch the day of the wedding.

We hired Margaret McKenzie, the venue coordinator, to be our wedding planner and that was the best decision we made! She helped us pull our wedding off without a hitch despite having to reschedule three times due to the pandemic. She truly wants your wedding to be all that you want it to be and all that you hope it will be and she works tirelessly to make it happen. She is very knowledgeable about vendors in the Charleston area and provided us with great suggestions. She is also very organized and meticulous and will help you plan your wedding down to the very last detail which truly gave us peace of mind and the ability to simply enjoy every moment of our wedding day. We are so grateful that we chose Margaret and cannot thank her enough for everything.
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Madison Sent on 12/17/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Every Bride's Dream!

My husband and I got married here on 12/02/2023 and let me just say.....it was absolutely perfect. Such a beautiful venue with lovely history and the most amazing and accommodating staff. This venue made our Christmas wedding dreams come to life but would have been equally as beautiful in any season. Can not recommend this venue enough.
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Mark C. Sent on 11/28/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Old Wide Awake is the best!

OWA is the best wedding venue in the Charleston area hands down. They are extremely well priced and you get the use of the entire grounds and house for the whole day! It was perfect for us to get ready on the day of the wedding and not have to worry about logistics of getting ready some where else. Hair and makeup were done on site and it was so easy to be able to use the first floor for the guys and the second floor for the ladies. There are several gorgeous locations on the property to have the ceremony as well. By the pond or trees but we chose on the steps as we felt it was the best location for our time of year (October)! The staff at OWA is absolutely the best! They will help you with anything you need and Margaret is the amazing! Bonus if you are lucky enough to book her as your wedding planner too!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Melissa Miley Photography Melissa Miley Photography Wedding Photographers

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!

Just Eat This! Catering Just Eat This! Catering Wedding Caterers

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.

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