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July 10, 2019

7 Best Wedding Venues in Greenville, SC

Wedding Photography in Greenville, SC

Greenville, SC is becoming the go-to spot to get married in South Carolina. Every year, there are MORE AND MORE venues popping up.

If you’re planning your wedding, one of the biggest decisions is WHERE to get married. Honestly, it can be difficult trying to decide. Do you want indoor or outdoor? Classic or rustic?

You want your day to be perfect, and so do we! That’s why we decided to pick some of our favorite venues in Greenville, SC. These aren’t all of the venue options or even a complete list of all of our FAVES, but we wanted to make a shortlist to keep brides from getting overwhelmed but still give them a place to start.

If you’re getting married in Greenville, SC, you should probably keep reading.

The Gassaway Mansion

Gassaway Mansion is such a unique place to get married. I mean, look what they say on their website, “Filled with the exuberance and prosperity of the roaring 20’s.” – how many other venues can claim that?

First of all, you have the chance to get married on the porch of a classic southern style mansion, it’s a dream!

Secondly, they have the perfect space at the back/side of the home for the reception. It offers tons of space for food and dancing, without crowding any of your guests.

The Gassaway has exclusive vendors for catering, florists, and directing – which means you won’t have to worry about picking those vendors yourself! Think about how much time and trouble it will save you.

There are a lot of interesting things about The Gassaway Mansion, but one of the coolest is the art. The mansion is owned by a Christian non-profit and they have over 1,000 pieces of religious art! How cool is that!?

About Gassaway Mansion Wedding Venue:

One mile from Main Street Greenville, The Gassaway Mansion is the largest house in the Upstate and is listed on The National Register of Historic Places.

Gassaway Guest Size:

All of their pricing packages are based on 100 people, but they can fit 250 – 300.

The Barn at Sitton Hill Farm

“Where southern charm meets rustic elegance”

Okay, Sitton Hill isn’t QUITE in Greenville, SC, it’s in Powdersville – but once you see the pictures, you’ll understand why we just HAD to include it.

With this list, we wanted to have a variety of venues. If you want an outdoor barn wedding, you’ll have plenty of options, but we wanted to show you one of our favorites in the Greenville area.

If you decide to have your wedding at The Barn at Sitton Hill Farm (and you REALLY should consider it), you aren’t far from Downtown Greenville – which means all of your guests will have places to stay and plenty to do for fun.

About The Barn at Sitton Hill Farm Wedding Venue:

The owner, Sitton, had a  dream to share the majestic beauty of this century old farmland. It came to life in 2017 as she and her husband, Heath, built a barn venue on the property to host weddings and special events.

Aurora Farms

There are A LOT of venues out there with “farms” in their name, but Aurora Farms is different than most other “Farm” venues out there.

We had the chance to go to a wedding for our friends, and we fell in love with the look and feel of the place.

Aurora Farms has a family of wonderful people operating the venue and has excellent reviews about the service and the attention to detail.

What we like about it is the color scheme. We LOVE the all-white. When you add flowers and bridesmaids dresses, they POP – which means AMAZING photos.

They also provide linens and chairs, which is one less hassle!

In Their Own Words:

Aurora Farms is one of Greenville’s newest and most trendy wedding and event venues. It offers beautiful indoor and outdoor options, from stunning chandeliers in a white post-and-beam setting to a gorgeous lighted weeping willow off a huge backyard patio. Check out photos, pricing, and availability at www.AuroraFarmsEventVenue.com. Call today to schedule your tour: 864.663.4182.

Aurora Farms Guest Size:

They can fit up to 250 seated guests.

Aurora Farms is excellent at setting up the tables and chairs to ensure your guests have plenty of space to move around.

Zen an Elegant Space for Hire

Downtown Greenville is an up-coming, booming city. With all the attractions, who wouldn’t want to get married in the heart of downtown? Well, then Zen an Elegant Space for Hire is the perfect venue for you and your soon-to-be spouse.

There are a couple of practical reasons that make Zen a great choice. One of them is it’s right next to EVERYTHING. If you have some of your family coming to town, they won’t have to drive far (or even walk) to get to the wedding on the big day. Plus, there will be plenty of attractions to keep them entertains the day before.

Also, the Zen staff is wonderful. They have everything down to a science and it makes everything a breeze. The staff has been working weddings and events for a very long time, which means you don’t have to worry about everything going off without a hitch.

Zen offers several different packages to fit everyone’s needs. They have prices based on party size and the day of the week.

Zen Guest Size:

Zen has several spaces you can rent for your wedding. Their outdoor space, The Bamboo Garden, can seat 120 guests for formal seating during the ceremony or it can 250 guests with a cocktail-style arrangement.

If you’d rather have your wedding inside to avoid the heat or rain, Zen can also transform the inside into an excellent ceremony spot. The Lotus Lounge is usually a place for people to mingle and have a drink, but it also makes a wonderful spot to get married.

Old Cigar Warehouse

Old Cigar Warehouse is a popular wedding and event venue. It’s located in the middle of downtown (in fact, it’s right next to Zen), which makes it a wonderful spot for any couple who loves the city life and the lights.

The building was built was back in 1882 and was used as a warehouse for two things, cotton and cigars. Before becoming an event venue, the Old Cigar Warehouse was home to a lot of different businesses, but in 2013 the process began to convert it to a go-to spot for Greenville weddings.

The Old Cigar Warehouse is very unique compared to a lot of other venues on our list. The venue is brick and tends to be moodier depending on the lighting. Don’t let that fool you, it can still be a light and beautiful ceremony location.

Old Cigar Warehouse Guests Size:

The Old Cigar Warehouse has two large rooms you can take advantage of. The Cellar can fit up to 250 fit seated guests. This is an excellent option for “larger” weddings, but we think it’s better suited for slightly smaller ceremonies. With the way the rooms are set up, you don’t want people to feel cramped.

Revel Event Center

We just had the pleasure of going to the Revel Event Center for Sam and Alyssa’s wedding, and we were very happy with the whole space. Revel used to be a music hall and bar, and you can still see all of the charm and character. In fact, they still have a Bourbon and Bacon fest event in the space (yes, you read that correctly).

Revel has a different aesthetic than most other wedding venues. At Revel, you’re going to see a lot of dark wood and even enjoy wood floors, but don’t automatically think that means dark and dingy. Revel still brings in plenty of light and adds plenty of beautiful touches.

Revel Event Center Guests Size

If you have your wedding at Revel, you’ll have access to their ballroom, bridal suite, and their whiskey lounge. Yes, a WHISKEY LOUNGE. They offer plenty of space at 8,500 sq. feet and can fit up to 500 guests. This is definitely on the larger side of the venues on our list.

The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel

If you want breathtaking views at the backdrop for your ceremony, then the Glassy Chapel is your winner. If you haven’t seen this chapel, you need to go look at their site!

We have been to several weddings at The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel, and we are AMAZED every single time. The chapel itself looks like it’s out of a fairy tale. Even the small details of the venue are just amazing.

Your guests will be taking tons of pictures of the mountains and will always tell you about how amazing your ceremony was because of the Glassy Chapel and the beautiful views.

There are two major problems we noticed when we’ve gone to weddings there. First, it’s not made for anyone who is having a large wedding. It’s a gorgeous chapel, but it’s also not very big. If you’re having more than 100ish people, it’s not going to fit all of them. Unless you want some of your cousins standing outside (and maybe you do), you might want to look for a larger space.

The other problem is the drive. You can’t get amazing landscapes like the Glassy Chapel without having to drive around for a bit. It’s not centrally located to many other places, which can make planning the rest of the wedding a little tricky.

Picking The Best Greenville Wedding Venue

With all of these great venue options, and so many more, how in the world are you going to choose which one is best for you? Well, we’ve helped a couple of brides choose venues, and there are several things we tell them to think about when trying to decide where to get married.

First is your style. What do you like? If you like the outdoors, have the ceremony outside! There are plenty of locations that let you have the ceremony outside! Sitton Hill Farms is the perfect spot for anyone who wants to get married in the spring weather outside. Maybe you want something more rustic or more modern. Regardless, think about what you like and things you hate.

Second, think about the location. Location can be very important when you’re deciding where to get married. How far of a drive is it to the spot? Are you going to have to drive to the reception after the ceremony? You probably don’t want to drive 45 minutes after the ceremony before you get to the party!

Last, think 30 years down the road and imagine if you’ll still like it. There are plenty of trendy places to get married, but the hype probably isn’t going to last. Make sure you think what you’re going to appreciate in the future.

Best Greenville Wedding Venues

Those are only a handful of your options!

The best thing about getting married in Greenville is that you have endless options. You can get married in a barn, in a park, by the water, or in an old cigar warehouse.

Your guests will have plenty to do, places to stay, and lots of great food to eat. There is a reason Greenville is the hottest place to get married in South Carolina.

We hope this little guide has given you some ideas about picking your ideal wedding location. Your wedding venue should be everything you want and reflect your personality.

(All Photos were shot by Katie Jaynes Photography)

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