Seibels House and Garden isn’t just a great venue for your wedding and reception, they’re also an idyllic spot for bridal portraits, as well. The oldest home in Columbia is also the most affordable portrait venue, with pricing starting at $50/hour on weekdays. We’re delighted to share with you Avis...
Seibels House and Garden
Enclosed by lush gardens and steeped in local history, Columbia’s oldest remaining home is an idyllic and intimate oasis in the heart of the Robert Mills Historic District. Multiple enchanting spaces – both in the gardens and inside the house – allow flexibility for any type of event. From the most intimate of ceremonies to the grandest of celebrations, the Seibels House and Garden is a venue unlike any other.
Amenities & Capacity
- First-floor interior space of 3 rooms with their own fireplaces and mantels
- Striking 1920’s era black and white tiled sunroom
- 2 covered porches and 1 open air porch
- Ceremony garden with trellises and fountain
- Bridal suite with private restroom
- Catering prep kitchen
- Complimentary tables and chairs for indoor use
- 2 restrooms and a coat room
- Access to wireless internet and electricity throughout interior and gardens
- Handicap accessible ramp available upon request
- HC staff on-site for duration of event
Capacity: 350 indoor and outdoor
Indoor capacity of 80 seated, 150 standing
Thought to be the oldest remaining home in Columbia, the Seibels House was built circa 1796 by A.M. Hale. The house stands as a testament to Columbia's history, having predated the city's formal streets and survived the Civil War and the burning of Columbia in 1865. The house had several owners, the longest tenants being John Jacob Seibels and his family for approximately 125 years. In 1984, Seibels descendant George R.P. Walker, Jr. donated the property to Historic Columbia, and has since served as an administrative office and special event space.
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