One of the many benefits of having your wedding or other big event in South Carolina is the number of outdoor scenic locations to choose from. The Florence area is no exception with lovingly cultured gardens, acres of rolling pastures, charming farms, historic sites and more. Here are just a few great outdoor spaces to consider for your next big event.
Kalmia Gardens of Coker College
Located in nearby Hartsville, the Kalmia Gardens has a surprising history as a once-neglected plot of land leading to the bluff along Black Creek. Until Mrs. May Coker began transforming it with trails, carefully chosen exotic plants, and added a pond which is fed by a nearby well. In 1935, Mrs. May Coker’s labor of love opened to the public. Today, the lovingly cultured gardens set a beautiful scene for your big day.
The pastoral grounds of Tanglewood Plantation are among a long list of nationally recognized historic places. The original site dates back to 1830 and includes 24 acres of timeless oaks, magnolias and cypress trees. The grounds house several scenic Charleston style brick patios, some adorned with water features and fountains. With so many options, it can be tough to choose the best backdrop for your big event at Tanglewood.
The Columns Plantation
Also known as the Rankin-Harwell House, this historic Greek Revival plantation home was built in 1857. Placed along three sides of this stunning home are 22 Doric tapered columns, making this location highly sought after by fans of both architecture and history. Events held at The Columns are well-remembered with a sense of old world charm.
This sprawling countryside pastoral venue is a favorite among brides-to-be for its rolling pastures, modern touches and variety of outdoor settings, including a waterfall, ceremonial pond and thoughtfully designed courtyard. It’s no secret that Hidden Acres is a stunning outdoor venue for any big event.
Known for being both rustic and elegant, Wildberry Farm is a charming outdoor venue for your wedding or big event. Surrounded by lush woodlands, the serenity of this location can calm even the most anxious bride–or groom! And if the weather happens to turn, there are several large buildings on-site to bring your big event in out of the rain.
These are just a few of our favorite outdoor spaces for Florence, SC weddings and events. Remember that any amazing outdoor space can be your big day venue with Powell’s Sanitation. We have portable restroom options for any event, whether the guest list is triple digits or more intimate. We’ve got your washroom needs covered so you can choose the outdoor space you love for your special event.