Where Was The Big Chill Filmed?

The Big Chill is an American comedy drama film made in 1983 and directed by Lawrence Kasdan.

The film follows a group of friends that attended the University of Michigan together, as they are reunited in the untimely suicide of one of their friends. The film follows the group as their friendships become reignited.

The Big Chill features a range of big stars including Glenn Close, Tom Berenger and Jeff Goldblum, and was largely filmed in South Carolina.

Where was The Big Chill Filmed?

The majority of the filming took place within the area of Beaufort in South Carolina, as the group are reunited for the funeral of a mutual friend.

Funeral Scenes

The opening scenes where the group attend the funeral of their friend, Alex were shot at Sand Hill Baptist Church, at 15480 Pocotaligo Road, Varnville, South Carolina. 

The funeral of Alex, The Big Chill

The Mansion

The group swiftly moves away to come together in a large stately mansion for the weekend, which was actually filmed at 1 Laurens Street in Beaufort, South Carolina.

The actual residence is called Tidalholm Mansion.

The Big Chill mansion is Tidalholm Mansion

Nick and Harold Jogging Scene

In the moments we see Nick and Harold jogging whilst discussing the idea of buying out Harold’s business was actually filmed on Bay Street near downtown Beaufort in South Carolina.

Nick and Harold on Bay Street