This fall we stumbled upon a gem!
Wilkinson’s Landing is in a secluded location just outside of Edisto Beach. Wilkinson’s Landing is the perfect location for an intimate wedding or a lowcountry rehearsal dinner!
To find Wilkinson’s Landing you drive in down a dirt road surrounded by oak trees and then you are greeted with unobstructed views of the ocean for miles.
Wilkinson’s Landing has two “areas” to host events.
”Red’s Shed” overlooks Frampton Creek and Inlet while offering the perfect location for an oyster roast, lowcountry boil, or pig pickin!
Wilksinson’s Landing comes with a great history.
In 1916 the house was purchased from Salt Landing Plantation, dismantled, placed on a barge, and then floated down the South Edisto, up St. Pierre Creek, and then up to Store Creek before being reassembled to where it sits today!
The house is currently a work in progress, the finished house will act as a bridal suite with a wrap around porch.
The highlight of this venue is the ability to have a private beach wedding.
The property has a private dock, boat, and captiain which can bring you and your guests to a private beach for a very private beach ceremony!
We were lucky enough to get a boat ride out to the small private island where ceremonies are held and it took out breath away.
Another great piece of history at Wilkinson’s Landing is the Tabby Oven. In the early 1800s, Hephzibah Jenkins Townsend, mistress of Townsend Plantation, now known as Botany Bay Plantation, wanted to raise funds to build Edisto’s first Baptist church. When her husband refused to help, she had a huge tabby oven built where slaves could bake bread to be sold in Charleston to raise money to build the church. Mr. Townsend refused to allow the slaves to help with the baking of the bread and she told him she would do it herself. Apparently not wanting his wife to be selling bread on the streets of Charleston, Mr. Townsend relented and the money was raised to build the first Baptist church on Edisto Island. The first Baptist church on Edisto was dedicated in 1818 and stands just off SC Hwy 174 and is also the burial site of Hephzibah Townsend.
For more information and history about Wilkinson’s Landing : http://www.wilkinsonslanding.com/default.htm