Hartley House Event Venue

343 West Columbia Avenue, Batesburg, SC
Capacity: 250 people

About Hartley House Event Venue

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this Greek Revival upcountry farmhouse was built c. 1790. It remained in the Bond-Bates-Hartley families for over 200 years, and is believed to be the oldest home in Lexington County. Located in Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina, Hartley House is a historic home nestled on three acres of property offering over 4600 sq. ft. of interior space. The downstairs layout provides space for event catering, bar, and cocktail hour/reception seating. Rental of Hartley House means the property and facilities are exclusively yours for the entire day. Take your event inside and experience the history that Hartley House has to offer. The original flooring, fire place mantels, and refined furnishings bring this Greek Revival upcountry farmhouse to life. The exquisite 12’ ceilings draw your attention to the exquisite chandeliers throughout. The inside offers an enormous hallway complete with a 19th century square grand piano, two open concept Parlors, a Dining Room, a Grooms Tavern, and a two-room Bridal Suite. Full of natural light, mirrors, and lounge furniture throughout, you are sure to experience all of the magic of Hartley House. The lawn is home to our fire pit, crepe myrtle garden, gazebo, and 20’x40’ tent. With market lighting throughout, your event has endless possibilities outdoors. Dance the night away under market light lined patio, or mingle around the fire pit. Enjoy the beautiful South Carolina weather while you dine al fresco or enjoy the tented lawn for covered reception seating (equipped with lighting and electrical hookups). Enhance the property with your own style through hanging drapery, additional market lighting, or floral displays.

Event Pricing

Hartley Weekend Package
$3,200 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Bates Weekend Package
$4,500 /event
Pricing for weddings only
Venue Types
  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 250
  • Special Features: Antique Gold Chandeliers, Original Hardwood Floors, Fireplaces in every room, Grand Entry, 12' Ceilings
  • Total Meeting Room Space (Square Feet): 4,000
  • Year Renovated: 2022