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Experience life’s most precious moments at The Willcox, where forever memories are made. Challenge us to create the occasion of your dreams with countless ways to entertain, personalized luxury and a relaxing atmosphere sure to spark romance. Whether it’s your honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary, the perfect way to pop the question or simply to say I love you, The Willcox is the perfect way to express your message.

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  • PROPOSALS


    Thanks to the preponderance of proposals on YouTube, men are feeling pressure to create a one-of-a-kind, viral-worthy moment. Ease some of that pressure by choosing one of our Proposal Packages or allow our Proposal Concierge to help create a moment to remember. As the ultimate partner in discretion, elegance and imagination, we will work quietly to handle every detail and ensure that every answer is the right one.

    Setting the Stage

    Culinary Experiences 

    Picnic Proposal
    Starting at $40 for two (off-site table and linen set up extra)
    With picnic basket in hand, set off for an intimate outing. Enjoy coffee and muffins to watch the sunrise, wine and cheese to enjoy the sunset, lunch at Hopeland Gardens, or a grand picnic in Hitchcock Woods, laid out with tables and linens.

    Romantic Dinner for Two 
    $100 for two (Beverages, tax and gratuity not included)
    Kissed by tradition from its historic past, The Willcox is the perfect place to begin your storybook future. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in our restaurant, before, during or after the proposal. A glass of champagne will be waiting to toast your future.

    Private & Completely Customized Dinner for Two
    $200 for two (Beverages, tax and gratuity not included)
    Enjoy the serene romance of a candle-lit dining experience created by our Executive Chef. A phone conversation prior to your arrival will inspire the flavorful framework of ingredients used to create your very personal and private 3 course dinner. Your love story will dictate the location; the terrace of your suite, poolside, before the fireplace or in the privacy of your guest room.

    After Hours Spa & Dining Proposal
    $300 for two (Beverages, tax and gratuity not included)
    Allow us to transform our couple’s spa suite into your own evening spa sanctuary. Relax with a 60-minute couple’s massage, followed by an intimate dinner for two on our private spa terrace. No need to change out of your robes, you’ll have the place to yourselves.

    The Ultimate Aiken Proposal
    $400 for two (Includes set up. Beverages, tax and gratuity not included)
    For well over a century, the sport of kings has been enjoyed by politicians, princes and captains of industry on Aiken’s Whitney Polo Field. This one-of-a-kind package allows you to dine atop the award-winning viewing pavilion. Perched above one of the world’s most famous polo fields, enjoy a three-course dinner for two under the stars. Take in the romance of the past with the love that defines your future.

    These culinary experiences must be reserved in advance. The Private & Completely Customized Dinner for Two and The Ultimate Aiken Proposal require 48 hours advance reservation. Fresh flowers, a guitarist, a trio or a violinist can be arranged for any of the locations.

    PROPOSAL ENHANCEMENTS

    Paparazzi Proposal
    $250 for Two hours of photography, disc of images including 20 edited images
    Document this momentous occasion with more than just a tear-stained cocktail napkin. Our photographer will stalk you, hiding behind tables, in the bushes, in a tree, wherever we need to be to secretly capture the moment of your proposal.

    Special Ring Delivery 
    From silver platters to a man on a white horse, we love the opportunity help create the most special and personal proposal.


     

    Hotel Experiences 

    The Willcox Proposal
    Rates starting at $189 per night
    Our team will assist you in designing a completely customized, unforgettable proposal experience, which includes our Proposal Concierge Service, and a one night stay in a luxuriously appointed room or suite, or choose from one of our Hotel Packages. Inspiring generations of love stories, we welcome the opportunity to become part of yours.

    PROPOSAL ENHANCEMENTS

    Engagement Turndown Service … $70
    If you’d like to keep things private, we can arrange a memorable turndown service, with a ring box surrounded by a heart of rose petals.

    How Suite It Is … $60
    An array of candles, rose petals strewn about and your favorite music playing sets the stage for your proposal.

     

  • ENGAGEMENT


     

    She said yes! Celebrate the moment in the comfort at The Willcox. Kissed by tradition from its historic past, The Willcox retains the character and charm of the turn-of-the-century South in a casual, contemporary and luxurious experience, creating an alluring backdrop to explore ideas and inspiration for your big day.

    Hotel Experience

    Love and Preparation

    Southern Living Wedding Planning Escape
    Year round
    Rates starting at $190 per person
    Congratulations, you’re engaged. The planning process can be exciting and overwhelming, but we’re here to help you get started. Take a deep breath, have a massage and relax before meeting with our Southern Living certified wedding planner. Explore ideas and inspiration for all the details that will make your perfect day perfectly you. Leave refreshed and prepared to celebrate life’s most anticipated occasion. Our gift of a Southern Living Wedding Planner will ensure your special day goes off without a hitch.

    Engagement Celebration
    Year Round
    Rates starting at $160 per person
    Having inspired generations of love stories, we welcome the opportunity to become part of yours. Enjoy a romantic dinner for two in our dining room, then retreat to the luxury of your guest room or suite to celebrate.

    Tailored Options
    Tailor make your Willcox experience with holiday, sport, cultural and culinary enhancements.

    Romance Menu
    Conspiring to create unforgettable moments


     

    Engagement Parties

    Celebrate the occasion with friends and family. We have a private dining room to suit any occasion and expert event managers who can assist you in coordinating every detail.

    Event Room Details 
    Both the Hunt Room, lined with books and warmed by the fireplace and, the Pub Room with its double-sided fireplace and Old English club ambience, invite guests to relax in luxurious comfort. Across from each other, the rooms are often used together with the foyer between used as a greeting area. The lushly landscaped pool area has ample room for lounging or dining.

    The Roosevelt Suite, the largest  in the hotel with a 33-foot balcony, is a favorite for groups wanting more privacy. The living room and dining room can be set up for cocktail and dinner parties. The bedroom of the suite closes off at the end of the hall and a half bath is available for guests off the living room.

    Catering Menus
    Our award-winning chef will custom design a menu to impress the most particular of 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.

     

  • BRIDAL & BACHELORETTE


    Spa Experience

    Girlfriend’s Retreat
    3.5 hours for $225 per person
    Girl time has never been so luxurious. Spend quality “spa time” with your best friends and enjoy The Willcox Signature Facial, Willcox Relaxation Massage, Sea Spa Pedicure and spa lunch served poolside.

    Mother- Daughter Getaway
    3 hours for $175 per person
    Spend some quality time with Mom before the big day. Enjoy a Willcox signature facial, Sea Spa Manicure, Sea Spa Pedicure and a spa lunch served poolside.

    Countdown to Gorgeous
    Prepare to stun on the big day with these expert tips from our bridal beauty specialists. From when to wax to when to schedule your hair appointments, our guide will ensure you look every bit the blushing, glowing, gorgeous bride when the big day arrives.
    Bridal Beauty Packages »


    Bridal Parties

    Bridal & Bachelorette Pretty Parties
    It’s all about spending time with friends and family before the big day. From a relaxing afternoon of massages and facials to an evening of martini’s and manicures, we can package any spa and hair service with menus from our restaurant and bar. Your guests will enjoy services in our serene, fire-lit rooms. Reconvene in our Zen room for brunch, hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, the choice is yours.

    Spa Menu
    Rejuvenation reigns supreme in the full-service salon and spa. Peace of mind and bodily balance are reclaimed in serene, fire- it rooms orchestrated by expert spa therapists.

    Catering Menu
    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 design a menu to represent you.


     

    Hotel Experience

    Southern Living Wedding Planning Escape 
    Year round
    Rates starting at $190 per person
    Congratulations, you’re engaged! The planning process can be exciting and overwhelming, but we’re here to help you get started. Breathe deeply, have a massage and relax before meeting with our Southern Living certified wedding planner. Explore ideas and inspiration for all the details that will make your perfect day perfectly you. Leave refreshed and prepared to celebrate life’s most anticipated occasion. Our gift of a Southern Living Wedding Planner will ensure your special day goes off without a hitch.

    Custom Bridal Experience
    Year round
    Rates starting at $189 per night
    Our team will assist you in designing a completely customized, unforgettable experience that includes a one-night stay in one of our luxuriously appointed rooms or suites, or choose from one of our hotel packages. Relax and enjoy some quality bonding time with the ladies who love you..


     

     

     

  • HONEYMOON


    Voted one of the 10 Perfect Vacations by Conde Nast Traveler readers, The Willcox is the ideal setting to begin your new life together. Sumptuous rooms, delicious meals, and an intimate salon and spa will conspire to keep you cozily ensconced. If you fancy something more energetic, there are a dazzling variety of experiences to fill your days. We invite you to relax with each other  in a setting that has inspired romance for more than a century.

    Custom Honeymoon
    Year round
    Rates starting at $189 per night
    Create a completely customized, unforgettable honeymoon experience. Enjoy luxurious accommodations with cloud soft beds, deep-soaking tubs, an intimate salon and spa, gourmet dining and signature Willcox touches that allow you to relax in luxury as you pamper your bodies and delight your palates with a combination of experiences as personal as your relationship.

    Tailored Options
    Tailor make your Willcox experience with holiday, sport, cultural and culinary enhancements.

    Romance Menu
    Conspiring to create unforgettable moments


     

    Mini-Moon

    No time for a honeymoon? Celebrate with a mini-moon.

    Celebrate Romance
    Year round
    Rates starting at $115 per person
    Celebrate your special someone with a one night luxurious stay at The Willcox. Arrive to a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Connect and celebrate your time together in the luxury of your room or suite and enjoy the signature touches that define The Willcox experience.

    Couples Spa Retreat
    Year round
    Rates starting at $175 per person
    Reconnect mind and body with this very special couple’s spa retreat. Wind down together in the Zen room before embarking on a 60 minute couple’s serenity massage. Retreat to the privacy of your guestroom and enjoy the night in one of our luxurious rooms or suites.

    Romantic Escape
    Year round
    Rates starting at $160 per person, per night
    Designed to fill every moment with romantic luxury, indulge in a bottle of champagne upon arrival, enjoy an intimate dinner for two in our award-winning restaurant and luxuriate with a couple’s massage. Pamper your bodies, delight your palates and be reminded of why you fell in love with this luxurious two night stay.

    Tailored Options
    Tailor make your Willcox experience with holiday, sport, cultural and culinary enhancements.

    Romance Menu
    Conspiring to create unforgettable moments

     

  • BABYMOON


    Somewhere before “then comes the baby in a baby carriage,” a line went missing. We think it’s something like, “then comes Mom and Dad’s Babymoon at The Willcox.” Enjoy the ultimate in pampering and re-connect as a couple before you embark on the life-changing journey of parenthood.

    Hotel Packages

    Babymoon — Memories to Last a Lifetime
    Year round
    Rates starting at $190 per person per night
    Strengthen your bond and seize the opportunity to take a well-deserved vacation before midnight feedings and sleep deprivation become the norm. Enjoy a two night stay in luxury accommodations, “Baby Bump” photos, including up to 30 fully edited custom photos, a 60-minute pre-natal massage, and a romantic dinner for two.

    • Enjoy a two night stay in luxurious accomodations
    • “Baby Bump” photos – 30 minute session with Heather Sargent, online gallery, 8×10 photograph
    • 60 minute pre-natal massage
    • Dinner for two
    • Evening turndown service
    • Complimentary wi-fi

    Custom Babymoon
    Year round
    Rates starting at $189 per night
    Create a completely customized Babymoon experience to pamper the deserving Mom-to-be. Enjoy luxurious accommodations with cloud soft beds, deep-soaking tubs, an intimate salon and spa experience, gourmet dining and signature Willcox touches that allow you to relax in luxury as you savor the precious moments of your pregnancy.

    Babymoon Enhancements

    Meditation
    Enjoy complimentary use of our meditation DVD’s and pillows in the privacy of your guest room.

    Bath Butler … Starting at $30
    Soak in tranquility with our Willcox spa specialty baths. Our Bath Butler can prepare everything in the privacy of your room or we can deliver the ingredients to your door. Relax in the oversized tub and end your day in total bliss.

    Mommy-To-Be Yoga Instruction … $75
    Enjoy yoga in the privacy of your guest room and receive personalized instruction based on your skill level form a certified instructor.

    Mocktails for Mommy and Cocktails for Daddy … $80 per couple
    Enjoy a hands-on mocktail/cocktail class. Learn trade secrets, recipes and techniques to mix the perfect mock/cocktails and enjoy sampling what you make.

    Mother-To-Be Spa Package … 3 hours for $200
    Rejuvenate your skin, relax your body and restore your spirit with an afternoon at The Willcox spa. Enjoy a 60-minute pre-natal massage, Willcox signature facial and an Ultimate manicure.

    Baby Bump Photos … $200
    Capture the beauty of your pregnancy with a 30-minute photos session with local photographer Heather Sargent. Receive an 8×12 portrait and online gallery of the photos.

    Tailored Options
    Tailor make your Willcox experience with holiday, sport, cultural and culinary enhancements.

    Romance Menu
    Conspiring to create unforgettable moments

    Moms-to-be, please note that quality medical facilities are five minutes away at Aiken Regional Hospital.

     

  • ANNIVERSARIES


    Life can be crazy and it’s sometimes easy to forget what’s really important. We invite you to escape to an easier time, just you and your partner. Reconnect, relax and enjoy your time together. Sustaining love stories for well over a century, The Willcox inspires romance in all her guests.

    Hotel Experience

    Reconnect and relax …

    Anniversary Celebration
    Year Round
    Rates starting at $160 per person
    We admire your commitment to each other and believe anniversaries should be celebrated. Fall in love again with a romantic dinner for two in our restaurant and a luxurious one night stay at The Willcox.

    Southern Living Food
    Year Round
    Rates starting at $225 per person
    A phone conversation with our executive chef before you arrive will inspire the flavorful framework of ingredients used to create your three-course Southern dinner the night of your arrival. Upon entering The Willcox, you will be greeted by your personal concierge and presented with your evening menu. The conversation grows as you enjoy a cocktail class with our mixologist and a personal visit from our executive chef during dinner. Upon departure, we hope our gift of a Southern Living Cookbook will continue to inspire your Southern cooking.

    Custom Anniversary
    Year round
    Rates starting at $189 per night
    Our team will help design a completely customized, unforgettable anniversary experience that  includes a one- night stay in a luxuriously appointed room or suite, or choose from one of our hotel packages.

    Anniversary Enhancements

    Vow Renewal
    It’s our pleasure to help coordinate your vow renewal.

    Tailored Options
    Tailor make your Willcox experience with holiday, sport, cultural and culinary enhancements.

    Romance Menu
    Conspiring to create unforgettable moments


     

    Anniversary Parties

    Celebrate the occasion with friends and family. We have a private dining room to suit any occasion and expert event managers who can assist you in coordinating every detail.

    Event Room Details
    Both the Hunt Room, lined with books and warmed by the fireplace, and the Pub Room with its double-sided fireplace and Old English club ambience, invite guests to relax in luxurious comfort. Across from each other, the rooms are often used together with the foyer between used as a greeting area. The lushly landscaped pool area has ample room for lounging or dining.

    The Roosevelt Suite, the largest in the hotel with a 33-foot balcony, is a favorite for groups wishing more privacy. The living room and dining room can be set up for cocktail and dinner parties. The bedroom closes off at the end of the hall and a half bath is available for guests off the living room.

    Catering Menus
    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.

     

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CATERING MENUS

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

ACCOMMODATIONS

Guest rooms at The Willcox are comfortable retreats luxuriously appointed. All are quiet and sumptuous with high ceilings, crown moldings, and restful, cloud-soft beds blanketed in cool, crisp linen. 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.

SALON AND SPA

Rejuvenation reigns supreme in our the 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.

GREEN PRACTICES

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.

AIRPORTS

  • 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

RECOGNITION

  • VOTED ONE OF THE BEST HOTELS IN THE WORLD
    - Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler
  • VOTED ONE OF THE BESTTRAVEL HOTELS IN THE WORLD - Conde Nast Traveler
  • VOTED ONE OF THE BESTHOTEL SPAS IN THE UNITED STATES - Conde Nast Traveler
  • GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AWARDFOR SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES - South Carolina Hospitality Association

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