Located in the heart of downtown Columbia's historic district lies one of the city's most popular venues for wedding festivities, corporate meetings, holiday parties, and other special occasions. Believed to be the oldest house in Columbia, the Seibels House has stood for more than 200 years as the epitome of gracious southern hospitality that transforms special occasions into historic events.
Due to a succession of owners throughout the centuries, the circa-1796 Seibels House today is a pleasing blend of several architectural styles. Doric columns support a piazza stretching the entire length of the building and dominate the front facade. The interior is accentuated by Colonial Revival details including molding and medallions that enhance the building's rooms and foyer. A sun porch, added in the 1920s, offers grand views of the thriving gardens. One of Columbia's most treasured buildings, the house was donated to Historic Columbia in 1984 and adapted for offices and rental space.
Long celebrated for its beautiful garden, the Seibels House garden is often mentioned in 19th- and 20th-century travelogues and articles. The garden received a comprehensive transformation in 2007 through the vision of contemporary horticulturist A. Jenkins Farmer, featuring a revitalized landscape that merges existing historic elements with heritage plantings to showcase the contributions of generations of gardeners.