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October 30, 2019

Best Wedding Venues Clemson

(This is Mitchel writing this post)

In my personal opinion, there is almost NO better place to get married than in Clemson, SC.

In Clemson, you can go watch the National Champions take the field, or go to Lake Hartwell for some fishing. With picturesque backgrounds, it’s a beautiful place to have a wedding!

When you’re trying to decide where to get married, it can be an overwhelming task, but we are here to help with our FAVORITE wedding venues in Clemson, SC.

Sleepy Hollow Barn

Aside from having one of the coolest names for a wedding venue, there are soooo many things to love about Sleepy Hollow Bed and Breakfast.

First of all, their wedding green is beautiful! The grass, foliage, and a gorgeous house as the backdrop?! I mean, wow!

Secondly, they have a place for your wedding reception right next to the ceremony! Don’t worry about your guests getting lost on the way to the reception (unless they get lost on their short walk).

The J.C. Stribling Barn isn’t like your normal “wedding barn.” You won’t be shoving all of your wedding guests into old stalls with hay still left in the corners.

It’s an open cozy, rustic barn with plenty of amenities to keep your day stress free.  They will include tables and chairs. They also have speakers in the reception hall for you to keep the dancing going all night!

Now, let’s see what the website has to say about the history of Sleepy Hollow:

Sleepy Hollow was once a working farm of 270 acres. Called “The Plantation” on the deed, this property was purchased by Jesse Payne Lewis from David Cherry circa 1822. The farm consisted of a farmhouse (rumored to be a log cabin built by David Cherry of Pendleton), smokehouse, barn, and outbuildings. Jesse Lewis is the one credited with naming the farm “Sleepy Hollow.”


Clemson University Conference Center & Inn

Home of the Madren Center, James F. Martin Inn, and Walker Golf Course

First of all, GO TIGERS!

Secondly, not many people know about getting married on Clemson University’s campus (no, you can’t get married in Death Valley) but you’re missing out if you haven’t at least considered getting married on campus.

They have some gorgeous spots for a ceremony and reception without having to leave Clemson!

Each of their spaces has plenty of room for all of your guests and they provide the tables and linens, which is always a huge plus!

Our strong attention to detail makes us a favorite among brides and special event coordinators, and has allowed us to become one of the top venues in South Carolina. We add to the special occasion with fabulous, customized menus catered by Clemson Catering that can include everything from a stand-up hors d’oeuvre reception to lavish sit-down banquets. For catering information, see Catering for a Clemson wedding or special event.


Botanical Gardens

The Clemson SC Botanical Gardens is the perfect place for a wedding! With beautiful views and acres upon acres of portrait opportunities, if you’re wanting to get married at a special place just minutes from Clemson University, this is it!

There are so many beautiful places in these gardens. Honestly, you could pick any random place and have a breath-taking ceremony there.

We’ve done SO many engagement and family sessions at the Clemson Botanical gardens, but we never get tired of it. If you’re a fan of gardens and nature, then you should think about having your wedding ceremony here.

They have several locations across the grounds where you can host your ceremony. The most popular is the Fran Hanson Visitor’s Center and carriage house. This little cottage style house gives you plenty of room for all your guests and a great place for a reception.

They also offer other places across the gardens, like the Heritage Amphitheater, which is one of the most recognizable parts of the botanical gardens.

Woodburn Historic Home

If you’re a history buff, then the Woodburn Home should be your ideal location. The home is FULL of amazing history.

While it’s not technically in Clemson (it’s in Pendleton), we had to include it because of the charm and beauty of the home and grounds.

“In 1966, Clemson College (now Clemson University) gave Woodburn Plantation to the Pendleton Historic Foundation so that they could restore the house to its previous condition and open it to the public. Woodburn is now on the National Register of Historic Places.”

The Woodburn Plantation is available for weddings from April to October and can fit up to 400 guests. They have a whole squad of vendors they work with, which makes the planning and coordinating process much easier for you and your fiance.

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