News and Summer at Corley Mill House

Happy Summer!

Be safe, be well, and continue to plan your dream wedding!

Times are definitely different. But, this is your time and do not let Covid 19 prevent you from having your dream wedding. It is something you will cherish for the rest of your life. You share this special day with your parents and grandparents who have watched you grow and waited for this your entire life. It can still be very special. Just a few precautions need to be taken and at The Corley Mill House, we are ready to help you with making your day safe and special for all your guests.

First, hand sanitizer will be placed in locations through out the venue. Our staff will wear mask and gloves. Our kitchen staff will be taking every precaution to ensure that your delicious food is safely made and presented in a safe manner. We will not have communal tongs, we will use bamboo skewers that each guests will get to pick up their food with. Speak with your Corley Mill representative to come up with cute and useful favors that apply to these unusual times. Example, provide each guests with a favor bag at the ceremony which has a mask, a disposable tong and a sanitizing wipe or two. It is very useful and helps to stop the spread of germs.

We also have a lot of outdoor space that can be used for social distancing. Utilize the beautiful grounds at The Corley Mill House .


After 23 years, I am retiring from the love of my life, WEDDINGS!
My husband, Steve and I have built a home on Lake Murray and will be fishing most days. Thanks for allowing me to do something so fantastic for all these years. The Corley Mill House will always have a special place in our hearts . We met so many wonderful people while we were there.

The new owners are Pam & John Banks. They are very excited to become the new faces at The Corley Mill House. They will be making some exciting changes, while keeping the tried and true values that have made The Corley Mill House a top choice for weddings and events for 23 years. They will focus on providing quality service to all our clients. They encourage you to contact them for any event you would be interested in having at The Corley Mill House. I hope that they will enjoy their years there as much as my family has.

Scott Hall Catering will continue as in house caterer. Scott has been working with herbs and vegetables to provide some exciting flavors for the summer. Be sure to order some mini tomato pies with fresh S C tomatoes and fresh grown basil for your summer event. Also, he will be using fresh Lexington County peaches in cobblers. Scott can also provide the bars with some specialty cocktails that will delight your guests. Ask your CMH planner about the new frozen cocktails that can help keep your guests cool for those summer receptions.

The Banks will have a new look for the indoor bar, going to be beautiful.

The newest color trend for the summer is dusty blue. The Corley Mill House has that in stock for your beautiful reception tables.


Rehearsal Dinners

Rehearsal dinners are very special at The Corley Mill House. Your party will have the entire estate to yourselves to enjoy a great meal and get to know the family members and friends of the bride and groom in a relaxed, comfortable Southern setting, only minutes from downtown Columbia. Your guests can stroll through the garden, lounge on the decks or sit in Southern rocking chairs on the front porch while they await your arrival from the rehearsal.
We are offering our venue with no facility charge for 2 hours when you have 75 or more guests.
We can provide a Bone In barbecue meal, a Beaufort stew, or your choice from our many varied menus to welcome your family, friends, and bridal party to the start of your most special weekend!
We will help you to plan a rehearsal dinner that is stress free and fun for all at a very economical cost.

Bride’s Brunch Buffet

Let us do your bride’s brunch buffet at Corley Mill House.

Up to 30 guests all inclusive. All linens, tables, chairs, table decor, clean up, set up included.

Stress free, come & enjoy!

Cheese . Fruit . Crudités

A variety of cheeses, paired with fresh in season fruit, and fresh and pickled vegetables
Mixed spring greens garden salad with chef made vinaigrette

Lobster Rolls

Sweet lobster salad on a sweet roll with fresh spring greens

White Wine & Thyme Chicken Salad

Fresh chef made chicken salad with dried cranberries and roasted pecans
On a French croissant

Pimento Cheese Thumbprints with Tomato Jam

Fresh baked pimento cheese thumbprints with a dollop of our homemade tomato jam

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Fresh spinach and roasted artichokes baked with 3 cheeses and fresh herbs
Served with fresh fried pitas and crisps

Chocolate dipped strawberries

Sea salt caramel brownies

Iced Tea & Strawberry Lemonade

Entire facility & garden exclusively yours 950

Mimosas or Fresh Fruit Sangria available
Ask event planner for a quote