A Historic House
With its graceful columns and historic charm, the Wilhite House is one of Downtown Anderson's most prominent landmarks. It sits on more than half an acre and stands at over 5500 square feet.
The house was built in 1858 by Dr. Philip Abney Wilhite, a Georgia native who became a prominent physician in Anderson, South Carolina. Dr. Wilhite is credited with accidentally discovering the effects of ether, an anesthetic that later became popular among physicians.
The Wilhite House was recently restored to its original glory, and is now a sought-after venue for weddings and grand social events. It features sweeping staircases, opulent furnishings, magnificent chandeliers, clawfoot tubs, and other vintage details. It is also equipped with a kitchen, A/V capabilities, and other modern updates.
From a small, intimate gathering to a grander affair, the Wilhite House is the perfect place for your next wedding, shower, party, celebration, or corporate event.
Explore Downtown Anderson, SC
A few-blocks walk or a two-minute drive from the Wilhite House will bring you right into the center of Downtown Anderson, SC.
There, you'll discover boutique and antique stores to browse, delicious restaurants serving everything from Sushi to Southern, cozy coffee shops, several local breweries, or just that perfect evening stroll.
Want to see what's going on while you're here? Join Anderson locals for a movie in the park or a block party!
Anderson is home to the largest and most popular recreation lake in the southeast – Lake Hartwell! Just minutes away from the Wilhite House you will find 49 miles of lake extending from the Tugaloo River to the Seneca River. The lake is home to many outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, a 7-mile biking trail, water sports, boating, swimming and wildlife. Some even travel by boat through the lake to attend Clemson Football games!
Anderson offers local options for your big day. Clothing shops include Katharine Marie Weddings for the bride and Cahaly's Custom Clothing for the groom. Flower shops include Palmetto Gardens Florist, Nature's Corner Florist, Chez Julie's and many more. You'll find what you need in Anderson, SC.
Anderson, South Carolina has seen a steady growth in population with a 5.77% increase since the latest census. Currently, Anderson has a population of 27,676 with experts estimating the population will grow into the mid-30,000’s in the coming years. Anderson has also experienced a boom in the housing market in recent years.