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Congaree and Penn offers tours for everyone, from kindergartens to garden clubs, high school students to corporate retreaters. We emphasize a seed to mouth and field to fork full circle understanding of food production. Congaree and Penn strives to share an ethic of environmental stewardship and sustainability, exemplified in our farming practices.

We kindly request groups of twelve or more. We’re happy to tour smaller parties, but please keep in mind that Congaree and Penn’s minimum farm tour fee is $100.

 Our farm has been the venue for Jacksonville’s famous Legend Series, our own famous Friday Night Fish Fry, farm to table dinners, rehearsal dinners, weddings, and other celebrations. Guests wine and dine al fresco beneath the Congaree and Penn quonset hut patio overlooking the farm.

 Just twenty minutes away from downtown Jacksonville, Congaree and Penn is a nearby country retreat that boasts a unique Southern landscape. We love sharing the farm with our guests, and we think you will, too.

We love weddings. 

Congaree and Penn's unique landscape provides the perfect backdrop for romance and celebrations. The unmatched variety of farm crops, animals, architectural uniqueness, and Southern charm provides a beautiful backdrop with little need for added decoration. We grant full use of the front fifteen acres of the farm, so your imagination can run wild. And just twenty minutes from downtown Jacksonville, Congaree and Penn is a nearby destination that feels otherworldly. 

 

THE TOUR

We welcome our tour guests at the Congaree and Penn quonset hut, our manufacturing facility and event space. There you’ll find farm tables, lawn games and refreshments. We’ll introduce the farm and begin a walking tour throughout the property. The pace is slow, and the roundtrip distance just short of a mile. Tours usually last between 60 - 90 minutes. Congaree and Penn’s attractions include muscadine grape vines, Mayhaw and olive orchards, rice paddies, chickens, turkeys and Guinea fowl.

Our tours are also completely customizable. Would you prefer your students to focus on food production inside the quonset hut? Need plenty of free time for the first graders to stretch their legs? Want to make it a cocktail tour? You've got it.

Please email lindsay@congareeandpenn.com for special requests. 

Pricing

 Adults and children 4+ | $8 each

Children 3 and under receive free admission.

We’re happy to tour small parties, but please keep in mind that Congaree and Penn’s minimum group tour fee is $100. A 50% deposit is required to book your tour date.

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Exclusive use of the front 15 acres of Congaree and Penn, including the quonset hut patio, indoor washrooms, bar room, lawn, surrounding farm and up to 100 parking spaces.
  • Consultation with our event planner leading up to your event.
  • 96 white aluminum chairs + 8 wooden farm tables, 16 white aluminum barstools + 4 bar tables, milk jars and mason jars as vases, heirloom votives, strung bistro lights.
  • The unmatched variety of farm crops, animals, architectural uniqueness, and Southern charm provide a beautiful backdrop with little need for added decoration.

We do suggest renting a tent for parties of 100+ to accommodate for lawn seating and socializing. They’re not always necessary, but tents do serve as a form of protection for inclement weather.

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it's your day. and we'd love to help you make it your best day.

Congaree and Penn boasts a unique destination that's equally Southern and otherworldly. Right around the corner from downtown Jacksonville, our farm is an effortless retreat for local guests and tourists. Please email lindsay@congareeandpenn.com for pricing and more information about weddings at Congaree and Penn.  

 

Make your wedding day yours.