Tanglewood Plantation Est. 2014

Lynchburg, SC 29080, United States

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Tanglewood Plantation is a historic plantation home located in Lynchburg, South Carolina.
The grounds are capable of hosting events of any size, with over 9 acres of beautiful lawns and a shaded pecan grove. The main plantation house is reserved for bridal parties to relax and prepare in, featuring a bridal suite with full bath, large sitting parlor, kitchen, and dining room. A separate one-room schoolhouse has been converted into the Groom's Cottage, for the groomsmen to relax in privacy separate from the bride if desired.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Field / Forest / Orchard
Historic Building
Plantation
Views
Farm View
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Field
Style
Country
Elegant
Romantic
Shabby Chic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Tanglewood Plantation is a historic plantation home located in Lynchburg, South Carolina. The grounds are capable of hosting events of any size, with over 9 acres of beautiful lawns and a shaded pecan grove. The main plantation house is reserved for bridal parties to relax and prepare in, featuring a bridal suite with full bath, large sitting parlor, kitchen, and dining room. A separate one-room schoolhouse has been converted into the Groom's Cottage, for the groomsmen to relax in privacy separate from the bride if desired. Ceremonies are available anywhere on the property, with the front lawn being the most popular and photogenic space. Amenities include two large Charleston-style brick patios with fountains, a pool house with a 600 square foot catering kitchen, and two outdoor restrooms for event guests.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Catering, entertainment, officiant, additional floral, alcohol/beverages, tenting fees not included or required.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
800
Buffet
N/A
Standing
800
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2014
Curfew
12 AM
Venue Spaces
Outdoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Outdoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Bridal suite available for use on the day of the wedding, including a full bath. Additional sitting parlor and dining room are available for the bridal party, along with a kitchen and half bath, on the lower level of the historic plantation house.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Other
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Tanglewood Plantation, also known as the Ellison Durant Smith House and as Smith’s Grove Plantation, is a historic plantation home located in Lynchburg, South Carolina. In 1747, King George II granted the almost 5,000-acre tract of land to Arthur Smith, who moved here from Smith Island, North Carolina. The current two-story Greek Revival Plantation house was built about 1830 by Reverend William H. Smith and features a two-story pediment front portico supported by four square columns on freestanding brick piers. The house was built with timber cut onsite and still boasts its original cypress wide-plank floor and clap-board exterior. Outbuildings on the property include a pine clapboard kitchen building, a round-cut log constructed smokehouse (circa 1750), and a one-room schoolhouse. Tanglewood Plantation was the home of Ellison Durant “Cotton Ed” Smith, United States Senator from 1908 to 1944, who was influential in organizing the Farmer’s Protective Association and the Southern Cotton Association. Senator Smith loved Tanglewood and brought many famous dignitaries to visit, including President Teddy Roosevelt. Another influential descendant of the Smith family is Alexander Coke Smith, Bishop of the Methodist Conference from 1902 until 1906. The house and grounds were accepted to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1977. Subsequent owners oversaw historically sensitive renovations that have left the Plantation intact and strong as it approaches its bicentennial.

Jamie and Orville Dyce acquired the Plantation in the Winter of 2014 and have enjoyed every minute of restoring and rejuvenating this historic property. They have added a pool house, a catering facility, and other modern amenities that have helped Tanglewood Plantation stand apart amongst discerning venues, yet they have tried to maintain the character and heritage that Tanglewood radiates. Tanglewood Plantation still claims the oldest structure in Lee County, the oldest rose bushes in Lee County, and one of the few properties in the state headed with a wood-burning boiler. The Plantation serves as the Dyce's country home that they share with their four children and a menagerie of animals...and a home they wish to share with the public for select events.

Design:
The plantation house can host bridal parties on its lower level, with a kitchen, dining room, large sitting parlor, and half bath. The bride is invited to her own bridal suite with queen bed and full bath for preparation. A historic one-room schoolhouse has been converted into the Groom's Cottage, where the groom and his groomsmen can relax, separate from the bridal party if desired. Two Charleston-style brick patios with stone fountains are the centerpieces for the reception, and a large sweeping lawn is available for tented events.
Extra Perks:
The venue rental fee is an inclusive package that includes the most requested items for 150 guests, including:
  • • Access to Tanglewood on the day of your event from noon until midnight
    • Exclusive two-hour access to the property for your rehearsal
    • Exclusive three-hour access to the property for bridal portraits
    • Secure storage for personal decor
    • A greeter and golf cart at our parking lot to assist anyone with mobility needs
    • Signage at the parking lot entrance to welcome your guests to the ceremony
    • A ceremony in your preferred location with a beautiful wooden arch and white wooden cushioned ceremony chairs for up to 150 guests
    • PA system, including two lavalier and two handheld wireless microphones, for ceremony
    • Hospitality table for your guests’ comfort during the ceremony
    • Cocktail reception and dinner on our brick patio with your preferred caterer
    • White wooden cushioned chairs, 60” round banquet tables, white cotton linens for reception seating
    • Cocktail tables and 6’x30” tables for food displays, gifts, etc. with white cotton linens
    • Bartender(s) for five hours and bar setup with risers, linens, and premium plasticware
    • High-end uplighting for the patio, optional bistro lights available
    • Complete Tanglewood-curated greenery package for your ceremony and reception
    • Discounts at the area’s premier accommodations, Hotel Florence

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