The Pine House

Venue History

The Pine House History


Known as one of the very oldest landmarks in Edgefield County, The Pine House has deep historical roots and a rich heritage. It even has ties to America’s first president, George Washington, who visited and dined at “The Piney Woods House”, in the summer of 1791.

The historical Piney Woods House has always been a landmark in Edgefield since its original construction in the 1700’s. Located in what was South Carolina’s back country in the middle of the “Piney Woods” (modern day Edgefield), the Piney Woods House was eventually purchased and turned into a tavern which is where George Washington dined on May 21, 1791 during his Southern tour. In 1811, General J.R. Wever purchased the property directly across the street from the Piney Woods Tavern and constructed “The Wever Mansion” in 1847, which was eventually renamed to “The Pine House” when Benjamin Warren Bettis bought the property in 1858.

The Pine House was partially burned in 1868 and rebuilt shortly after. Then in 1933 Julius M. Vann, Sr. purchased the property. It remained in the family for over 88 years until 2021 until when they sold the property to Bart and Lisa Hankal. The Hankals carefully and beautifully restored The Pine House officially opening the home as a venue in 2022.

The home boasts a treasure trove of history which can easily be recognized in its archaic design and absolutely beautifully fashioned architecture. If you are looking for the perfect venue for your event or wedding, The Pine House is definitely an excellent choice. Perhaps the most unique offering The Pine House provides is that depending on the event package you select, you not only can enjoy the venue on the day of your event, but you can also spend the night or weekend on the premises as well!  >> View Packages <<