Ed’s Trusted Friends

It’s no fun to do life or business alone! These are our trusted friends and venues. We know they will give you the same level of excellence that you expect from Ed’s Bartending. Tell them Ed sent ya!


701 Whaley Columbia SC

701 Whaley

Located in the heart of Columbia’s downtown, Vista, USC, and river district, this lovingly restored 1903 building is one of Columbia’s most popular venues. Historic 701 Whaley hosts special occasions including weddings, fundraisers and meetings, along with arts, public and private events.


The River Center at Saluda Shoals Park

Nestled into the forest, the River Center provides a feeling of seclusion but it is located within minutes of Harbison Boulevard, hotel accommodations, shopping, and fine dining.  If you are in search of a meeting facility that offers a unique atmosphere and an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday, consider The River Center.   


The Lace House

Nestled in the historic Arsenal Hill neighborhood in Columbia, the South Carolina Lace House is a uniquely beautiful and historic home located within the Governor’s Mansion Complex. Lace House and its adjacent gardens are also available to rent for weddings, parties, meetings, and other events. The house holds many memories of Southern celebrations dating as far back as 1854, and you can add more special memories with your event — whether it be a black tie ball or a barbeque!

The Seibels House and Garden

The Seibels House and Garden

Located in the heart of Columbia’s historic district, the circa-1796 Seibels House offers one of the city’s most popular venues for all of your special occasions.

Robert Mill Carriage house and Gardens Columbia SC

The Robert Mills House

If you desire a truly unique site for your next special event, consider the grounds of the Robert Mills House. Here your guests can stroll past a mansion designed by Robert Mills, a native Charlestonian who designed scores of landmark buildings throughout South Carolina and Washington, D.C.

Palmetto Collegiate Institute

Palmetto Collegiate Institute

The Palmetto Collegiate Institute and Leonard L. Price Gardens provide a beautiful location for parties and wedding receptions. The renovated building was a school from 1881 until 1911 and then served as a private residence. The Town of Lexington restored the building and held its grand opening in 2008.

Lexington Municipal Center

Lexington Municipal Center

Situated in the heart of Lexington, the Lexington Municipal Conference Center is the perfect place to hold your next social or business event. The meeting room, with 3,500 square feet and a catering kitchen, gracefully blends the latest technology with traditional style.

Lexington SC Chamber of Commerce

Lexington Chamber of Commerce

Located at 311 West Main Street, our building is in the heart of downtown Lexington, SC. A new facility, the meeting rooms feature carpeted open rooms, suitable for standing receptions, horseshoe, stadium seating or various layouts for parties and events. Free parking is available on site with easy access to I-20.

phillips market center

Phillips Market Center

The 3600 sq. ft.  MULTI-PURPOSE HALL is a warm, but impressive centerpiece that can accommodate 250 seated or it can be divided for smaller groups.

Corley Mill House

The Corley Mill House and Garden

The Corley Mill House is one of the most requested wedding sites in the Southeast. This venue has all the charm and hospitality along with excellent chef driven food, which makes The Corley Mill House a very good choice for a wedding that you, your family and friends will long remember.

Lake Carolina

The Lake House at Lake Carolina

Experience breathtaking views, sparkling water, comfort and convenience at The Lake House, a brand-new private event rental facility now open in northeast Columbia along the picturesque 6-mile shoreline of Lake Carolina.

The Lake House offers a seating capacity of 100 and a total capacity of 300, making it the perfect venue for a variety of events and functions such as graduation parties, weddings, birthday and anniversary parties, family reunions, barbeques and picnics, sports team banquets, club and organization meetings, civic groups and corporate functions. The open-air space is outfitted with screen windows & doors-perfect for those beautiful lake breezes. Heat lamps are available for the cooler months and ceiling fans provide extra air circulation during the summer.

Farm at Ridgeway

The Farm at Ridgeway

With a covered patio and a massive stone fireplace, the Farm at Ridgeway is a very elegant reception venue located minutes away from Blythewood and Northeast Columbia.  Perfect for a rustic event of any kind.  Wedding, Reception, Reunion, Fundraiser and so much more.


Don’t Forget to tell them you are a friend of Ed’s Bartending!

Tye & Emily Photographers

We are a husband and wife wedding and portrait photography team serving South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and available worldwide!

Your wedding, family and life are all worth documenting. We would be honored to spend our time stopping time for you if you’ll allow us. Shoot us an email and tell us all about you guys and how we can serve you!



Cinema Weddings

Our Cinema Weddings team of videographers is based in Atlanta, GA and Columbia, SC, but are also available for international travel and destination weddings. Our portfolio includes Dallas, New Jersey, Chattanooga, Charleston, Atlanta, and Columbia weddings. Julia would love to answer your questions so don’t hesitate to call or text her at (404) 981-2624


Event Planners

By Invitation Only Melanie Murphy

By Invitation Only…Event Planning & Design

From quietly elegant to wonderfully extravagant, By Invitation Only… creates weddings and other glorious events that are filled with emotion and a timeless sense of wonder. Melanie Murphy, owner, works with her clients to create memorable experiences – whether working with classic elements or the latest cutting edge trends, she strives to bring your dream to life!





Drawing on our experience in corporate event planning, event sales, and the bridal retail market we excel at creating personalized, one of a kind weddings full of memorable details. We work tirelessly to ensure that every facet of your wedding planning process runs smoothly and efficiently and that your wedding day is an absolute success and you are well rested!

OVERFLOWevents brings a fresh and modern approach to designing, planning and coordinating weddings of all sizes and styles. This has earned our team a reputation for excellence across South Carolina, and beyond. Please contact us today to schedule your free planning consultation. 



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Meagan Warren Weddings

As a Certified Wedding and Event Planner, Meagan offers extensive experience in weddings, galas, engagement and birthday parties, fundraisers, black-tie balls, sit-down dinners, bridal and baby showers, and luncheons. She is a Certified Interior Decorator and holds a degree in Fine Arts from Clemson University. Meagan Warren is also a Professional Bridal Consultant certified by The Association of Bridal Consultants.




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Blue Marlin Signature Catering

A highly experienced staff and years of quality catering experience will assure that signature
catering is very capable of handling your event, large or small.  If you choose Blue Marlin Signature Catering, be sure to request Ed’s Bartending Service as your preferred beverage caterer.



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Scott Hall Catering

We believe by offering our clients every aspect of their event, we not only make the planning process easier, we make the finished product look & feel cleaner & more professional by providing a sense of continuity of style throughout every element of your event.


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Simply Delicious Catering

The team at Simply Delicious shares an elegant passion about their catering services. Our roots stem from formal Southern down home tastes, where some of the most delectable and simplest cuisine originated. At Simply Delicious, excellence is paramount. Rebecca “Becky” Addy and her team are highly regarded throughout the Columbia area for providing consistently high quality foods and desserts for various occasions. From corporate cocktail parties to wedding receptions, old-fashion barbecues to elegant dinners, charity galas to grand opening celebrations.




Hudson’s Classic Catering

From Down Home to Up Town… our services range from traditional southern favorites with all the love Grandma use to give them to chef inspired culinary cuisine. Our mission is to go the extra mile to make our customers feel as if they were guest at their own party. Each event allows our experienced team to put their creative minds to work and personalize your event to make it truly unique and unforgettable. Rather if you are looking for something rustic, sophisticated, or just some good ole southern charm our menu flexibility allows us to help customize menu’s that fit your needs and budget. Whatever your special day may consist of we can help take the stress and guess work out of it. We have the personnel and equipment to meet all of your needs. Let us put our experience to work for you!

803.356.1070 Ext. 1


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Spotted Salamander Catering

Inventive Southern Cuisine Catering to all of Columbia and South Carolina.  We make everything from scratch. We strive to use the freshest, highest quality, local ingredients available while providing you with exceptional customized service

We will cater all events including weddings, brunch, corporate events, delivery & drop off, themed events, private dinners, bridal showers, baby showers & anniversary parties.



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Anna Cline Catering

Anna Cline Catering is a full service, off premise catering company offering a variety of services for any occasion. In 16 years of business, we have had the privilege of creating elegant affairs at the Columbia Art Museum as well as intimate gatherings in private homes. Every occasion is special and we provide the attention to detail that makes it unique.