Passed through generations of the Adams family members, Wavering Place is a historic bed and breakfast wedding venue located southeast of Columbia, South Carolina. This tucked away retreat boasts impressive woodland scenery and building design that echoes the property’s 1768 beginnings. Deeply entrenched in America’s history, Wavering Place is just as committed to honoring and respecting the estate’s past as they are about facilitating new beginnings. Proceeds from private event bookings are allocated to Wavering Place’s efforts to safeguard, maintain, and attend to its historical roots. Here, couples can build the wedding of their dreams alongside the inn’s inviting staff and idyllic South Carolina countryside.
Facilities and Capacity
Though embraced by forests, a notable pride-and-joy hallmark of Wavering Place is its carefully protected gardens. The Green Tree House is a semi-covered event space that showcases these picture-perfect points of interest spread across the property. Able to comfortably accommodate up to 170 distinguished guests, the Tree House is equipped with a kitchen, bar, restroom facilities, and a private "Groom's" room. Inside, guests can celebrate and mingle in its 2,000 -square-foot common area and lounge by one of its two fireplaces. Tent siding is available if couples would like to opt for the pavilion to be fully covered or and additional tent can be located adjacent to the pavilion. Beyond this space, the grounds offer a number of peaceful places for special wedding events. The Kitchen House allows the bridal party to prepare for the big day in its dressing suite, or for the newlyweds to relax afterward in its overnight guest accommodation.
The staff at Wavering Place invites couples planning their ceremony, reception, or elopement, as well as those organizing engagement parties, wedding showers, or rehearsal dinners. With their signature geniality, the on-site hospitality professionals are dedicated to transforming wedding visions into realities. They strive to provide personalized support and to live up to every couple’s carefully considered expectations. Those booking their special day at Wavering Place may organize outside vendors endorsed by the venue and can avail of supplied security and parking services.
Aside from acting as a convenient staging area, the Kitchen House also sets the stage for romantic getaways or honeymoon hideaways. With cozy interiors and advanced amenities, guests can relax and rejuvenate, with breakfast for two awaiting them each morning.
13 Reviews for Wavering Place
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Ciera Gray · Getting married on 01/04/2021
Words cannot explain how amazing!
There aren't enough words to describe how professional and hospitable Wavering Place is. They made all of our dreams come true not only for our wedding day, but everything leading up to and after has been nothing short of amazing. Lisa is so easy and amazing to work with and so, so sweet. She woke up and made us a honeymoon breakfast the next morning after staying in the cutest kitchen house on the plantation grounds. I can't say enough good things about WP!Sent on 06/19/2019
Katie · Married on 08/10/2019
When we saw WP for the first time, I knew it was where we would get married. The beautiful grounds, breath-taking plantation home, and incredibly preserved Kitchen House made it the the perfect match for us. We held our ceremony in front of the main house and reception in/ around the Green Tree House. This made for a great setup as our guests moved easily from ceremony to reception.
Overall, I would give it 10 out of 10 and would re-live that day in the same exact location if I could!Sent on 10/03/2019
Will Richardson · Married on 06/09/2019
Beautiful and Unique Reception
We could not have expected any better than what we received with Wavering Place as our wedding reception view. From start to finish, Lisa was the most kind and helpful venue host that we could have asked for. By having our wedding on a Sunday, she was able to work with us on a price that met our limited budget.
Her communication was prompt, and we always felt like she had our best interests at heart. Through our conversations we learned that we are actually distantly related, and she provided us with an antique map of Richland County after our stay in her B&B bridal cottage.
She was thrilled when we decided to create a scavenger hunt of the plants on the property, and she provided us with many of the names of the plants at Wavering. And when it seemed rain was inevitable the week of the wedding, she organized for the tent from the previous day’s wedding to be rented to us at a significantly reduced rate.
Fortunately for us, the rain held off for most of the reception, and we were able to experience the full beauty of Wavering with our closest friends and family. We could not recommend Lisa and Wavering Place highly enough. 5 Stars!
**The attached photos are provided courtesy of The Carters Creative. They are amazing wedding photographers!Sent on 06/20/2019