The Willcox specializes in pairing the ultimate atmosphere with impeccable service, from exclusive board meetings and corporate retreats to private dinners and large celebrations. Our well-appointed rooms and onsite professional event planners can organize every element of an amazing experience for your guests. Whether it’s a gala banquet everyone talks about for months or the right snacks for mid-morning munchies, we’ll work with you to create the perfect event.


  • Voted one of the Best Hotels in the World – Travel + Leisure & Conde Nast Traveler
  • Voted one of the Best Business Travel Hotels in the World – Conde Nast Traveler
  • Voted one of the Best Hotel Spas in the United States – Conde Nast Traveler
  • Good Housekeeping Award for Sustainability Practices – South Carolina Hospitality Association



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    Our peaceful, inspirational atmosphere encourages productivity, while our outstanding food and luxurious accommodations convey appreciation for your most valued colleagues. Five minutes from a private airport, The Willcox in downtown Aiken, South Carolina, is full of opportunities to impress clients and surprise co-workers.


    Voted one of the Best Hotels in the World – Travel + Leisure & Conde Nast Traveler
    Voted one of the Best Business Travel Hotels in the World – Conde Nast Traveler
    Voted one of the Best Hotel Spas in the United States – Conde Nast Traveler
    Good Housekeeping Award for Sustainability Practices – South Carolina Hospitality Association



    Your special occasions deserve our special attention. Whether you are staging a surprise party, graduation dinner, baby shower or a holiday gala; The Willcox creates spectacular settings to celebrate life’s most anticipated occasions. With intimate fire-lit private dining rooms, a lushly landscaped pool area, exceptional culinary experiences and event planning professionals. Our dedicated team will support your event with the best of service, hospitality, and attention to detail to create an event your guests will remember.

    The Willcox is the perfect backdrop to celebrate any occasion. 



    From intimate ceremonies to elaborate receptions, The Willcox offers private venues to suit your style. Sunday brunch or an elaborate tented affair, we’re devoted to working with you to create your personal wedding experience

    The Hunt Room
    The original Hunt Room has the feel of an Old English club with a unique double-sided walk around fireplace and rich wood paneled walls.

    • 460 square feet*•
    • Accommodates up to 25 people
    • Double-sided fireplace
    • Two 50 inch flat screen televisions. One above each fireplace

    The Library
    The Library, lined with books and warmed by a fireplace, has a British country house feel with subtly striped green wallpaper and plaid silk curtains.

    • 770 square feet
    • Accommodates up to 50 people
    • Fireplace

    The Pool
    The lovely landscaped pool area, with flowing waterfall and luscious native plants, glows in the evening with strings of beautiful lights.

    • 1,790 square feet
    • Accommodates up to 150 people

    The Roosevelt Suite
    The Roosevelt Suite, the largest suite in the hotel with a 58 foot balcony, is a favorite for groups wishing more privacy. The living room and dining room can be set up for meetings, cocktails and dinner parties.

    • 1104 square feet
    • Accommodates up to 15 people
    • Fireplace
    • 58 foot balcony spanning the front of the hotel


    Library, Hunt, Pool
    The combination of one or both indoor spaces or both and with the outdoor pool area gives guests the feeling of being enveloped in the warmth of a grand private home. Guests can flow freely from the lovely outdoor space to the elegant rooms inside

    Hotel Buyout

    A full buyout makes the hotel your very own for the sole enjoyment of you and your guests. Exclusively yours includes 23 guest rooms and suites and use of all hotels facilities.

    Event Room Amenities
    • Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet
    • Direct phone line and speakerphone
    • Fax and copier services
    • Podium
    • Coordination of AV equipment rental


    Off-Site Meeting & Event Venues

    Additional event rooms and accommodation is available through our Willcox Vacation Rentals. Enjoy The Willcox experience in one of our exclusive historic Aiken estates. LEARN MORE



    Our award-winning chef will design a menu to impress the most well-traveled palates. Elevate your gathering with amazing meals, whether presented buffet-style or served individually. Choose from our array of menus designed to enhance any time of day, or let us custom design an unforgettable feast to highlight your event’s theme.

    Click here to view our menus


    The same award-winning cuisine and personalized service you enjoy at The Willcox is also available off premises at the event space of your choice. Or, if you’d prefer, we’ll bring the food and the service staff to cater your at-home party. Rather not break out your fine china? Allow us to arrange the china, silver and glassware rentals. And, yes, we’ll even do the dishes.

    Be a guest at your next party and let us do all the work.

    Aiken Venue Options

    We can go anywhere. If there’s not a kitchen onsite we’ll bring our own. For years, The Willcox kitchen on wheels has catered events large and small within a 3-hour drive. Locally, we recommend the following off-site venues:

    Willcox Vacation Rentals

    Historic Aiken Estates, exclusive to The Willcox

    Whitney Polo Field
    The Aiken Polo Club is one of the oldest and most historic polo clubs in the United States. The club held its first game on Whitney Field in 1882 and joined the United States Polo Association before the turn of the century. The 134-foot by 25-foot redwood, cedar-framed and metal roof open-air pavilion is the perfect location for your next gala, rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony and reception.

    Aiken Center for the Arts (20 to 300 people)
    Located in the heart of downtown Aiken, the ACA is the perfect place to host your wedding receptions, corporate meetings, birthday parties, holiday parties and reunions. The large open design of the Arts Center’s galleries, with art from Aiken’s many esteemed artists, will complement any event from casual to black tie.

    The Aiken Train Depot (20 to 250 people)
    The Aiken Train Depot is truly one of a kind, with its lovely open space and the two-and-a-half story perspective looking up through the mezzanine to the cupola. This fine wood-finished area, or just outside on the beautifully landscaped grounds, is the perfect venue for receptions, meetings and weddings.

    Aiken County Museum (20 to 150 people)
    Set within one of Aiken’s famed “Winter Colony” cottages, the Aiken County Historical Museum, also known as “Banksia” after the Banksia Rose, will enthrall visitors with Aiken’s past, present and future. The Aiken County Museum is the ideal setting for your business meeting, dinner or cocktail party.

    Aiken Municipal Building (50 to 315 people)
    Spacious and sophisticated, the Aiken Municipal Auditorium is a perfect place for your company dinner or annual meeting. Meeting facilities include VCR with television, overhead projector, slide projector, 8’X8’ projection screen, podium with microphone, and kitchen facilities.

    Rye Patch (60 to 150 people)
    The Rye Patch Estate House is one of Aiken’s most popular event and meeting facilities. Surrounded by Hopeland Gardens, this historical home is the perfect location for your next reception, birthday party, anniversary party or business retreat.



Our award-winning chef will custom design a menu to impress the most particular family members. Whether presented buffet style or served individually, choose from our array of menus to enhance any time of day, or let us custom design a menu to represent you. LEARN MORE


With a variety of room options and configurations, and additional off-site venues available exclusively to The Willcox, our expert coordinators will assist with every details and ensure the utmost in privacy and exclusivity. LEARN MORE


The 23 guest rooms and suites at The Willcox are comfortable retreats luxuriously appointed, each with a desk, charging station, complimentary wi-fi and in-room fitness options. Most have cracking fireplaces and each has its own character. LEARN MORE.

Our exclusive Vacation Rentals provide additional accommodation options while maintaining The Willcox experience in some of Aiken’s most treasured historic estates. LEARN MORE.


Rejuvenation reigns supreme in our full service salon and spa. Peace of mind and bodily balance are reclaimed in serene, fire-lit rooms orchestrated by expert spa therapists. LEARN MORE.


There’s a wealth of leisurely, sporting and equestrian activities in Aiken. Our professional event planners can coordinate unique experiences specific to your goals and needs. LEARN MORE.


We carry our “green’” philosophy into our meetings and catered events. The Willcox has earned the highest level of sustainability certification through the South Carolina Green Hospitality Association. LEARN MORE.


  • 5 minutes from Aiken Municipal Airport
  • 20 minutes from Augusta Regional Airport
  • 45 minutes from Columbia Metropolitan Airport
  • 2 hours from Charlotte Douglas International Airport
  • 2 hours from Charleston International Airport
  • 2.5 hours from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • Close to private, regional, municipal and international airports LEARN MORE