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June 30, 2024

5 Best Wedding Venues in Greenville, SC

Our Favorite Greenville, SC Wedding Venues

Greenville, South Carolina, is blossoming into a dream destination for weddings. With its charming Southern hospitality, breathtaking natural beauty, and a vibrant cultural scene, it’s no wonder couples are flocking to this city to tie the knot. But what truly sets Greenville apart is the sheer abundance of wedding venues, each offering a unique canvas for your love story.

However, with an ever-growing list of options, the excitement of venue selection can quickly turn into decision fatigue. Here’s where we come in to help!

The Great Greenville Venue Debate: Indoor or Outdoor?

This is the first big question to answer. Do you envision exchanging vows under a clear blue sky, surrounded by lush greenery? Or perhaps a grand ballroom with twinkling chandeliers and elegant drapery sets the stage for your dreams?

  • Outdoor Enchantment: Greenville boasts stunning outdoor venues that let you celebrate your love story amidst nature’s grandeur. The historic charm of The Pavilion at Falls Park creates a picturesque backdrop for an urban ceremony. Or, for breathtaking mountain vistas, consider The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel, a venue that marries breathtaking views with an intimate ambience.

  • Indoor Elegance: If you prefer a more controlled setting, worry-free from weather concerns, Greenville offers a variety of exquisite indoor venues. The Westin Poinsett Hotel exudes timeless sophistication, perfect for a classic ballroom wedding. The modern chic of Modal offers a blank canvas for you to personalize your reception with your unique style.

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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.

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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 ’20s.” – 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.


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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.

The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel

If you want breathtaking views as 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 photographed 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.

Picking the Perfect Greenville Wedding Venue: A Bride’s Guide

Greenville boasts a treasure trove of stunning wedding venues, from elegant ballrooms to enchanting gardens. But with so many options, choosing “the one” can feel overwhelming. Fear not, future Mrs.! Here, we’ll guide you through the decision-making process to find a venue that reflects your unique love story and wedding vision.

Step 1: Unveiling Your Wedding Style

  • Embrace Your Inner Dreamer: What kind of atmosphere do you crave for your special day? Do you envision a fairytale celebration under a canopy of twinkling lights? Perhaps a sophisticated ballroom soirée is more your style. Or maybe you dream of exchanging vows amidst the rustic charm of a vineyard or a breathtaking mountain view. Close your eyes and picture your perfect wedding scene.

  • Let Your Personality Shine: Are you a free spirit who craves the open air? Consider an outdoor ceremony venue like The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel or The Pavilion at Falls Park. Do you have a penchant for vintage elegance? The historic charm of Gassaway Mansion or Poinsett Hotel could be a perfect fit.

Step 2: Prioritizing Your Guest List

  • Consider Capacity: How many guests do you plan to invite? Ensure your chosen venue can comfortably accommodate your entire guest list, including space for dancing, dining, and mingling. Some venues have capacity limitations, so be sure to factor that in during your search.

  • Location, Location, Location: Think about the convenience of your chosen venue for you and your guests. Is it centrally located and easily accessible? If many guests are coming from out of town, consider proximity to hotels or transportation options.

Step 3: Logistics and Budget

  • Catering Considerations: Does the venue offer in-house catering, or will you need to bring in an outside caterer? Factor in catering fees and any additional costs associated with outside vendors.

  • Budgeting for Bliss: Be transparent about your budget and inquire about venue rental costs, including any additional fees for services like tables, chairs, linens, or staff.

Bonus Tips:

  • Schedule Venue Visits: Once you have a narrowed-down list, schedule walkthroughs of your top contenders. This allows you to experience the venue firsthand, ask questions, and envision your wedding day unfolding there.

  • Embrace the Power of Reviews: Read online reviews from previous couples who have held their weddings at the venues you’re considering. This can offer valuable insights into the venue’s service, flexibility, and overall experience.

Remember: Your wedding venue is the setting for your love story to unfold. By prioritizing your style, guest considerations, and logistics, you’ll be well on your way to finding the perfect Greenville venue that reflects your dreams and creates lasting memories for you and your loved ones.

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