Gardens Of The Hampton Preston Mansion

1615 Blanding St, Columbia, SC
Capacity: 400 people

About Gardens Of The Hampton Preston Mansion

Used as headquarters for the Union Army in February of 1865 and later saved by a local nun during the Burning of Columbia, the Hampton-Preston Mansion features renowned, historic gardens with sophisticated and graceful green space – speaking to the grandeur of its past. Magnolias and live oaks tower over three garden spaces, including the back lawn and newly restored side gardens, gazebo garden and fountain garden, providing a serene backdrop that is ideal for creative event design. This is an outdoor only venue; the historic home is a museum and not available for rentals. Features & Amenities: • Recently renovated property with fresh plantings and elegant design • Extensive back lawn for a ceremony and reception • Recently restored mid-1800’s arboretum-style side gardens with paved walking paths • A fountain garden, surrounded with seating underneath live oak trees • A gazebo garden, with stunning covered gazebo space underneath live oak trees • 2 covered porches on a freshly-painted home • 2 new restrooms (installation to be completed Summer 2019) • Access to wireless internet and electricity throughout gardens • HC staff on-site for duration of event

Package Pricing

Full Day Rentals (12 hour)
$2,000 - $3,400 /event
Pricing for weddings and parties only
Hourly Rentals
$250 - $350 /hour
Pricing for all event types

Event Spaces

Garden & Ground
Venue Types
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Outside Catering Allowed
  • Wireless Internet/Wi-Fi
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 400