Spacious, charming and unique, historic 701 Whaley is the perfect venue for your wedding or event.
Centrally located to downtown Columbia, USC, the Vista and River District this cornerstone of the popular Olympia and Grandby Mill village is unmatched in convenience and captivating style.
Reception at 701 Whaley
wedding venue in Columbia, SC
The Grand Hall makes a bold statement with an impressive glass storefront that shows off a striking view of the church steeple across the street and the clock tower of the historic renovated mill. Beautiful late afternoon light streams through the windows and fills the room floor to ceiling. Three separate HVAC units assure the room is cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The staircase into the Grand Hall allows for a commanding entrance of a bridal party and their guests. Classic black and white tiled restrooms are handicapped accessible. The Grand Hall can accommodate 940 standing or 375 seated.
Located on the second floor adjacent to 701 Center for Contemporary Art, The Olympia Room is 2000 square feet with original hardwood floors and 17 foot ceilings. Three tall windows let in plenty of light with the distinctive original walls lending character to this lovely room. Beautiful decorated restrooms adjoin the Olympia Room. The room can accommodate 240 standing or 80 seated and is the perfect location for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, luncheons or corporate meetings.
Granby Room (103) At street level with an impressive glass storefront, original wood columns and a touch of historic charm The Grandy Room is adjacent to and a great add on to the Grand Hall.
Approximitly 2600 square feet.
Other spaces within 701 Whaley include a unique bridal or green room, outdoor courtyard, and the charming porch of 711 Whaley, perfect for an evening cocktail or cigar.
Whether you’re looking for a causal meeting space for 10, an intimate setting for your rehearsal dinner or a spacious, distinctive venue for 1000, historic 701 Whaley will graciously accommodate your needs and is a venue like no other in Columbia.
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