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July 10, 2019

5 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.

The Venue at Falls Park

Falls Park is one of the most iconic spaces in Greenville. If you’ve ever been to Greenville, you’ve been to Falls Park.
People are constantly going on dates to Falls Park, getting engaged there, and even getting married.

If you are wanting to get married in Downtown Greenville (and why wouldn’t you?) then you need to check out The Venue at Falls Park.

Here are some of the details about the space:

They have an indoor and outdoor space for you and your guests to enjoy.  It’s always beautifully decorated and offers a stunning space for your ceremony and reception.

The Venue at Falls Park Guest Size:

The venue spots can fit up to 149 guests (a very specific number). The Venue at Falls Park is one of the smaller venues on our list. More of an intimate wedding location.

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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