Old Wide Awake Plantation

Hollywood, SC
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Perfectly Preserved Elegance

Named for its previous life as a historic home that served as a 24-hour convenience store for the old Stono Ferry between the mainland and Johns Island, Old Wide Awake radiates with timeless Southern charm. The beloved grand plantation home welcomes guests with a long tree-lined entrance winding up to the beautiful white home with its extended patio, two-tiered veranda and signature ivy-covered stairs. Classic archways were constructed using reclaimed bricks from the original plantation site and a brushed travertine patio invites artful, stable surfacing for sunny al fresco soirees.

Host a welcome party or cocktail hour on the wide wraparound covered porch and welcome guests into the informal bar area inside the ivy-covered archways. Orchestrate a glorious photo shoot around the verdant property, pausing by the opulent fountain and waterfront reflections. Primp and prep inside the expertly designed Southern plantation home, taking advantage of vibrant wallpapered backdrops and grand staircase entrance staging. Luxurious yet relaxed ceremonies and receptions take place on the manicured lawns with plenty of space for event tents, a dance floor, stage and lounge areas.

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The Location


This circa 1800 plantation home and waterfront estate is situated just off of Route 17 between Charleston and Savannah.

Things To Do

Charleston is steeped in rich Southern history and culture, dappled with lovingly preserved architecture, a church-spired skyline and lush legendary gardens.
The historic port city is a foodie haven with award-winning chefs serving fresh-caught seafood and delectable Lowcountry comfort dishes. Civil War sites and iconic plantations, Fort Sumter boat tours and horse-drawn carriage rides clacking down cobblestone streets offer a taste of the past while mile after mile of soft white-sand coastline delivers five beautiful beach enclaves, yachting, fishing and acclaimed golf courses. A walk down King Street unveils locally owned and high-end boutiques and the Saturday morning Marion Square farmers market is the place for local produce and artisan crafts.


17 mi to Charleston International Airport
30 mi to The Peninsula
16 mi to College of Charleston
17 mi to Waterfront Park

5149 Trexler Ave., Hollywood, SC 29449

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • All-day full access to historic house and grounds
  • Bridal suite
  • Groomsmen suite
  • Event manager
  • Parking attendant
  • Ornate fountain

By the Numbers

  • 250 seated guest capacity for outdoor ceremony site
  • 250 seated guest capacity for tented outdoor reception

Make it Yours

  • Stage a breathtaking first look in front of the mansion's ivy-covered entrance stairs and brick archways
  • Design a sunset cocktail hour on the brushed travertine patio overlooking the Stono River's calm waters
  • Situate chic al fresco lounge spaces and acoustic music on the wrap-around porch, flowing out into the manicured lawn

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