Weddings

The Ivy Place

Lancaster, SC View map

About

A private outdoor venue located on 33 acres, The Ivy Place is a wedding space located in Lancaster, South Carolina. Built in the 1850s, the house, rustic barn, and garden-covered grounds provide a peaceful backdrop for a wedding ceremony, reception, bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner. The gardens around the property were sculpted by a master gardener and garden designer, who also happens to be one of the owners of the property.

Facilities and Capacity

While all ceremonies and receptions are located outdoors, there is a large, beautifully decorated garden tent situated on the grounds. Many couples find having their reception inside the tent doesn’t take away from the feeling of being outdoors, as high sides, cathedral windows, and built-in decorations provide an extension to the possible festivities outside. With the capacity to fit 500 people, both the tent and the outdoor areas are flexible and available for couples to decorate as they see fit.

Services Offered

The Ivy Place welcomes outside vendors for florals, decorating, catering, and other wedding-day needs. They can provide a bridal suite on the day of the wedding, as well as assist in event planning before and on the event day. Couples can also reserve the 1920s cottage on the night of their wedding, and the many fields, ponds, gardens, and old barns provide unique spaces for wedding party photos and portraits.

Some of the other items they keep in their inventory for wedding use include:

  • Altar/arches
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

History

The house was built in 1850 by Adam Ivy, who used a gold dust dowry from his second wife to commission the building, as was family tradition. In 1888, the house was sold and then used as a retirement retreat in the early 1920s for Dr. James D. Nisbet and his wife. They renovated the house, constructed the barn, and ran a working dairy farm until the late 1950s. Used as a rental home after the owners passed away, the property was finally bought by Terry and Genie Graham in 1978. Genie was actually a descendent of Dr. Jim Nisbet, and Terry immigrated to the United States from Ireland, as Adam Ivy’s parents did. After holding weddings for both their daughters on the property, Terry and Genie recognized they wanted to share their special location with others, and opened The Ivy House for weddings and events.

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?

$4000

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

$4000

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

400

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

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    Raegan E. Married on 09/13/2020
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    Beautiful venue!!

    Wow, The Ivy Place is just BEAUTIFUL!! Our wedding was truly a dream. We had to move our wedding last-minute from Charleston to the Charlotte area due to COVID. We found The Ivy Place and quickly fell in love with the property! The owners of The Ivy Place were so kind and willing to help pull our wedding together last minute. The venue itself is truly just so beautiful - our guests were raving about the gardens and the reception space! I got ready with my bridesmaids in the cottage on the property prior to the ceremony, which worked out SO perfectly and made for lovely photos. In fact, ALL of the photos taken on the property turned out absolutely beautiful. I could go on and on about this venue. I would HIGHLY recommend The Ivy Place to any couple if they are looking for a beautiful, outdoor wedding venue!!

    The Ivy Place's reply:

    Raegan, you were a dream bride. Thanks so much for your very kind words. We wish you and Dalen a lifetime of happiness together!
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    Meredith Married on 11/11/2017
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    The Ivy place was the most beautiful venue for our wedding. The ceremony was outside under a pretty tree and the tent was perfect for the reception.
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    Danielle Married on 10/21/2017
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    From the moment we stepped foot on the property we knew we had to get married at The Ivy Place! The gardens are like walking through a fairytale- there are so many beautiful flowers and magical little nooks around every corner. The tent structure was perfect for protecting from the elements, but still gave the feeling of an outdoor reception. We also stayed in the cottage on the grounds, which was so convenient. Terry and Genie were so hospitable and kind and you can see all of the love they put into their property. Our guests enjoyed every minute at The Ivy Place!

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Diamond DJs Diamond DJs Wedding DJs

The Ivy Place is an incredible destination wedding venue. Beautiful setting with several ceremony sites for you to choose from. The gardens are immaculate! Lisa will create your perfect wedding. The Ivy Place is an ideal venue for outdoor weddings, receptions, parties, celebrations and family reunions.

Deans' Duets & Quartets Deans' Duets & Quartets Wedding Musicians

The Ivy Place is an incredible and unique venue. Their coordinator Lisa is organized and professional. The couple who owns the property is often working to help the wedding come together flawlessly, and they are all wonderful to work alongside. We have played for several wedding ceremonies there and highly recommend them!

Map

8603 Van Wyck Road Lancaster, 29720
7046513700
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The Ivy Place frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Ivy Place?

The Ivy Place includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Ivy Place in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Ivy Place for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Ivy Place for wedding events?

The Ivy Place offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Ivy Place offer?

The Ivy Place offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Ivy Place offer for wedding events?

The Ivy Place offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does The Ivy Place have available for wedding events?

The Ivy Place offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Ivy Place and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Ivy Place is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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