all - inclusive




You've finally found the one - the perfect venue you didn't think existed!

A place where you can surround yourself in history, elegance & sophistication - for an affordable price.

Welcome to one of South Carolina's most sought after venues, The Thomas House & Garden!

For the couple who wants a stress-free intimate elopement, micro-wedding, or small wedding up to 40 guests - you have found your venue!

Elopements begin at $350

Micro-Weddings with Cake Reception begin at $2200

Intimate Weddings with Catered Reception Begin at $5750

Learn more about these all-inclusive celebrations by clicking the links above!

all-inclusive weddings

All Stress-free Elopements, Micro-Weddings, and Intimate Weddings Include:
* Venue Rental
* Professional Photography
* Bridal Bouquet + Boutonnière
* Officiant
* Music
* Sparkling Cider Toast
* Decorated Ceremony Site
* Walk Down the Aisle
* Option for Heirloom Wedding Album & Museum Quality Wall Art

Micro-Weddings and Intimate Weddings Additionally Include:
* Reception Time
* Tables, Gold Chiavari Chairs, Linens, Centerpieces, Venue Décor
* Two or Three Tier White Wedding Cake sized to Guest Count
* First Dance/ Parent Dances if You Wish
* Throwing the Bouquet/ Garter if You Wish

Intimate Weddings Additionally Include:
* Additional Reception time
* Catered Reception - Choice of Menu
* Beer & Wine Service
* Decoration of the Pergola with Live Floral to Match Bouquet

for the perfect day, and a lifetime of memories!

customization for busy couples!

Congratulations on your engagement! This is one of the most exciting times in your lives!!! For many couples, it's also one of the busiest! Studies show couples spend on average 200-300 HOURS planning their wedding, that's between 25-40 FULL work days.

Enter the Thomas House! Our Wedding Collections are designed for busy couples, who still want to customize their wedding, without the hundreds of hours of planning. Let's chat about your perfect day, we'll get to work while you relax, enabling you to show up and be in the moment, without having to deal with the details! 

Pick out your colors and your style - send us a couple of Pinterest inspiration photos if you like, and then show up and enjoy!  It *really is* that easy! 

We handle the details, so you can be present in the moment


"My husband and I got married in November 2020 at Thomas House and Garden. They are AMAZING. They maintained great communication and were so kind and helpful through the whole planning process and the wedding day. The venue, decorations, and flowers were beautiful and the cake was delicious. Thomas House and Garden is the perfect location for a stress-free all inclusive elopement or intimate wedding. Thank you so much for making our wedding dreams come true!

- Winnie & Trevor



"Had my wedding here on July 31, 2020. Thomas house and Garden are absolutely amazing, they took care of me and my family, made sure we had everything we needed and the place is absolutely gorgeous! I tell so many people about this incredible venue. If you want a beautiful elopement or a small wedding, this is the place to be. My husband and I are so happy we chose this place, made all our dreams come true. Thank you so much!

- Bianka & Damian



"I got married here in March 2020, days before the country wide lock down. They were absolutely wonderful through the whole process and taking the stress off of my plate. They were very responsive and handled everything from our engagement photos, to the decorations, set up and day of coordination and photography. I couldn't have imagined a more perfect day!

- Desiree & Tim



"Thomas House and Garden was the perfect setting for my intimate wedding on October 17th. They were so attentive and responsive with all the details for my special day. My cake was delicious. The decorations matched my theme perfectly. My flowers were beautiful and the officiant was amazing! The wedding went well thanks to their care and expertise. I just had to show up and enjoy my wedding!"

- Casey & Matthew



"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Thomas House and Garden. An unearthed jewel. Everything was what I hoped for and all of my worries were rested assured. They staff were very caring and loving servants of kindness and delight. If you ever want to know what it feels like to constantly play your wedding day over and over in your reflections or constantly browse through your photos every hour, try the Thomas House and Garden, you will have an abundance of joy.”

- LaToya & Cedrick



"My husband and I got married here in May of 2019. If you are looking for a small vintage/historic venue this is the perfect place. They were awesome with getting the bouquet and cake to match our colors and creating a stress-free memorable day.  Everything ran so smoothly. We literally just showed up and they did everything else. Thomas House and Gardens of the little town of Ridgeway, SC will always have a special place in our hearts."

- Allison & Sean



"Cannot express how satisfied I am with my wedding experience, amazing staff (Jessica is wonderful) beautiful facility, my flowers, décor, music, delicious cake! 5 out of 5, would recommend you will not be disappointed! Stress free, smooth, oh so enjoyable experience ❤️"

- Cali & Brian



"We wanted to say thank you guys for everything yesterday! We had the perfect day and we could not have imagined the day running any smoother. You guys did such a great job and we cannot get over how perfect everything was! Thank you again for everything, we enjoyed every moment of our time! 

- Alex & Brint



The Thomas House is conveniently located, and easy to get to just off I-77 in the metropolitan Columbia area, in Ridgeway, SC. We're about twenty-five minutes from downtown Columbia, thirty minutes from Irmo or Lexington, ten minutes from Blythewood, and an hour from Charlotte, NC.

Couples come from all over the Southeast to marry here - so if you're in Augusta, Florence, Rock Hill, Greenville, Spartanburg, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Raleigh, etc - you're in good company! 

Built in 1906 by Mr. Robert Charleton Thomas, The Thomas House was added to the National Historic Register in 1970. The Victorian architecture is a bit unusual for the surrounding puritan area. 

The Thomas House has numerous historic features! One of the coolest sits in the backyard. When you visit, note the granite carriage step in the rear yard. Also known as a mounting block, or stepping stone, it was most likely mined at the Kinkade Anderson Mine in Farifield County. This granite step was used to assist ladies entering a horse drawn carriage when the home was built. 

Centrally Located

Historic Features

Historic Register

available intimate WEDDING dates


available intimate WEDDING dates

Sat Feb 6, 2021 - 10:30AM or 4:30PM Ceremony
Fri Feb 12, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sun Feb 14, 2021 (Valentine's Day) - 4PM Ceremony 
Fri Feb 26, 2021 - 4PM Ceremony
Sat Feb 27, 2021 - 10:20AM or 4PM Ceremony

available intimate WEDDING dates

Fri March 12, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat March 13, 2021 - 10:30AM or 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat March 20, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Fri March 26, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony

available Intimate WEDDING dates

Fri April 2, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony 
Sat April 3, 2021 - 10:30AM Ceremony
Fri April 16, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat April 17, 2021 - 10:30AM  or 5PM Ceremony

available intimate WEDDING dates

Fri May 7, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat May 8, 2021 - 10:30AM or 5PM Ceremony
Fri May 14, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat May 15, 2021 - 10:30AM Ceremony
Fri May 21, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Fri May 28, 2021 - 5:00PM Ceremony
Sat May 29, 2021 - 10:30AM Ceremony or 5PM Ceremony

available intimate WEDDING dates

Fri June 4, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat June 5, 2021 - 10:30AM or 5:00PM Ceremony
Fri June 11, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat June 26, 2021 - 10:30AM or 5:00PM Ceremony

available intimate WEDDING dates

Fri July 9, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Fri July 23, 2021 - 5:00PM Ceremony
Sat July 24, 2021 - 5PM Ceremony

available intimate WEDDING dates

Fri Aug 6, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat Aug 7, 2021 - 10:30AM or 5PM Ceremony
Fri Aug 20, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony

available intimate WEDDING dates

Fri Sept 3, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat Sept 4, 2021 - 10:30AM or 5PM Ceremony
Fri Sept 17, 2021 - 4:30 Ceremony
Fri Sept 24, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat Sept 25, 2021 - 10:30AM or 5PM Ceremony

available intimate WEDDING dates

Fri Oct 1, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat Oct 2, 2021 - 10:30AM or 5PM Ceremony
Sat Oct 9, 2021 - 10:20AM or 5PM Ceremony
Fri Oct 15, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat Oct 16, 2021 - 10:30AM or 5PM Ceremony
Fri Oct 22, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony

available MICRO-WEDDING dates

Fri Nov 19, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat Nov 20, 2021 - 4PM Ceremony
Fri Nov 26, 2021 - 4PM Ceremony

available intimate WEDDING dates

Fri Dec 3, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Sat Dec 4, 2021 - 10:30AM or 2PM Ceremony
Fri Dec 17, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony
Fri Dec 31, 2021 - 4:30PM Ceremony

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