10 featured reviews
Member Since: 9/23/2012
The Abernethy Center is AMAZING! I found them online and fell in LOVE with the Veiled Garden! After seeing it in person, I knew this was to be the setting of the exchanging of our vows and the start of our new life together. From beginning to end, their staff was incredible! Gently guiding me through all of the decision making-never pushing any services on me. We added a LOT of our own touches and had several vendors working throughout the evening and everything came together PERFECTLY! I love that they offer so many options to customize your special day! From the beautiful chiavari chairs and sashes, to the ivory shantung linens, the edible hibiscus flowers in our toasting flutes to the chocolate fountain-the list continues! AND THE FOOD!!! Everyone is still RAVING about the food! It was truly delectable! Having our wedding and reception at Abernethy was a dream come true! I highly recommend The Abernethy Center!
Member Since: 10/5/2002
We were just married at the Abernethy Center a couple of weeks ago - they are great! All staff was very helpful, including and especially our event representative, Laura. She was always very responsive to questions and e-mails, met with us in person when needed, and worked with us closely on our details, budget and any other issues/priorities!
As an added plus, Abernethy really came through for us when it looked like the weather was not going to cooperate for an outdoor ceremony. It was such a relief to not only have a "plan b" but for that option to be another beautiful setting! We ended up taking pictures outside, but having the lovely chapel for our ceremony - it was beautiful! I would definitely recommend Abernethy to anyone looking for a wedding venue!
P.S. The catering was delicious - we got a lot of feedback from our guests on how great the food was!
Member Since: 8/1/2012
I loved the Abernethy Center. I loved my wedding. I loved that ceremony and reception were in the same place. I could not have asked for better people to work with, everyone was open and kind and always willing to help me out. I would have my wedding here again in a heartbeat.
Member Since: 4/4/2012
Abernethy Center is not only a beautiful event facility but their staff is extremely knowledgeable and will make sure you have an incredible event. The bartenders and servers were very pleasant and the event managers made sure we even had a backup plan in case of rain, thank goodness.
Member Since: 7/8/2012
I had to re-plan my entire wedding due to a deployment and it was rescheduled to less than 2 months away. I was on a really tight timeline and Abernethy center was one of the first places I went. I met with Alyssa and toured the beautiful facility and ended up going with them. I had my wedding in the Chapel and reception in the Ballroom. The whole day was so easy because Abernethy takes care of so many aspects of the day.
The venues are all very beautiful, and provide a great backdrop for photos. We were the only wedding there that day and were able to take pictures everywhere on the Abernethy property. The landscaping is amazing. Even the rooms for the bridal party to get ready in are very nice, and they provide snacks and drinks prior to the ceremony, which is very nice.
The ceremony specialist was very helpful during the rehearsal and on the day of the wedding, helping to make sure everyone was where they were supposed to be.
The food was absolutely delicious. We had several guest comment that it was the best wedding food they had ever had before. It is so awesome that they plate up food for the bride and groom and bring it out immediately so that they have time to eat and still have time to be attentive to their guests. The staff at the reception did a really great job of making sure everyone's drinks were full and dirty plates were cleared immediately.
We couldn't have asked for a better day, and Abernethy did such a wonderful job of helping that happen. We even used some of their preferred vendors, which also made our day easier, and there was less worry because we knew they came highly recommended.
I would highly recomend the Abernethy Center to anyone planning a wedding. The all-inclusiveness just really makes the whole process so much more stress free, it's great!
Member Since: 1/20/2012
I was married in the Chapel, which was so cute and charming! For the most part the staff was amazing! My dream came true getting married in the cute little chapel!
Member Since: 11/6/2011
Abernethy Center is the perfect venue. Everything from the helpful staff to being all inclsuive. It is really a one of kind venue that can accomodate any vision from an all outdoor wedding and reception to a half indoor to half outdoor to an all indoor wedding. I chose the Abigails Garden which is a beautiful all outdoor venue. You get married in front of a gorgeous white gazebo surrounded by beautiful trees and schrubs with the sound of a small little stream flowing by. needless to say you can save a lot of money on decorations because the garden provides enough by itself. Then you party the night away under a large white tent surrounded with lights that gives a perfect glow and feel to your wedding. On top of that they have tons of different decorations avaialble to add to your day as well as in house catering which is absolutely fantastic. They do a tasting event prior to your big day where you get to try all the food, wine, etc. complimentary for 4 people and let me tell you it is a tough decision becuase all the food is great! The staff is wonderful and on top of everything there was a mix up with my cake vendor where the bakery thought the wedding was actually the day after, but Abernethy Center made sure they had the cake vendor got the cake there ontime and set up before the reception. All in all I would 100% recommend this venue to anyone. They provided me with the wedding day I dreamed of and beyond.
Member Since: 6/18/2011
The Veiled Garden was such an idyllic wedding location. The cove of deep green trees, the gazebo and well kept grounds were enough to welcome guests into a separate, peaceful world. The shade of the trees, and the streams of evening sunlightlight that peaked through made for a dreamlike and comfortable setting for all.
The Ballroom with outdoor, lit patio is a very beautiful location for a reception... especially if you have an incredible florist! The heavy hor's and bar options were a hit, too. I really appreciated working with the staff at Abernethy, because they were very aware and ready to do what needed to be done.
My only complaint was that the AC broke on my wedding day, and we asked over and over again for them to bring a fan for the bride's room at least. They kept saying that it was coming, but we never got one. Just a minor glitch, however, which didn't evencome close to ruining my day.
Member Since: 6/25/2011
The Abernethy Center was absolutely beautiful! The staff was more helpful than I could have imagined. The day we booked the venue they were always available to answer questions. They also do their own catering and the food was phenomenal! I have a lot of food allergies and they were very accommodating. Our wedding was perfect, much of the credit is due to the stunning Abernethy Center and their wonderful staff!
Member Since: 5/29/2009
We fell in love with the Abernethy Center the second we saw it in a magazine. We never thought we'd be able to afford this place, but we called and they actually gave us an amazing deal because we wouldn't have been able to afford it otherwise. We worked with Elizabeth who was amazingly accomodating, a great communicator and she remembered us - even seeing her in public she said hello. What a wonderful experience and a beautiful venue, you won't be disappointed, we sure aren't!
You've waited your whole life for this!
At Abernethy Center, we have mastered the art of the event, along with all the service and details that go into making that event a success. The reason we are here, the passion that keeps us going, is this -- we are caretakers of the most important day in a couples lives.
- Price Range: $$
- Outdoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Indoor Ceremony Area: Yes
- Outdoor Reception Area: Yes
- On the Water: No
- Tented Area: Yes
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Onsite Catering: Yes
- Outside Caterers Allowed: No
- Kosher Available: Yes
- Liquor License: Yes
- Onsite Overnight Accommodations: No
- Onsite Parking: Yes
- Valet Parking: No
- Onsite Wedding Consultant: Yes
- Liability Insurance: Yes
- Site Fee: Yes
- Capacity: Up to 300
- Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Botanic Garden/Park
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013