Monday, September 27, 2010

Wedding Venues I Recommend! ~

Following is a list of wedding venues that I recommend. 
I have officiated weddings at these places and recommend them for different reasons. Some of those are: They are very beautiful, some are all inclusive (e.g. all you need to provide are your flowers, officiant, photographer), different styles e.g. Southern Mansion vs. Contemporary/Industrual look, inexpensive or no charge and, just a nice place to get married!  I have photographs  of most, let me know if you want me to send the pics or have questions. I serve 3 states; I am listing all.  I try to keep the list updated, please let me know if any information changes (event manager, email address etc).
Please tell any that you contact that you found them here/ I referred you.  Thank you, Brenda~

- South Carolina -

Twigs Tempietto Garden - Greenville - 
A lovely place for an intimate garden wedding. They cater and always do a great job. Tables, chairs, linens & more included in package pricing. From their website, click on Wedding Events.  Ask for Kris - event manager Email:

Augusta Manor - Sharon Wells, owner - - A Beautiful old Southern Mansion in downtown Greenville, SC - 864-271-1003 ask for Sharon or Charlene (event manager).

Chattooga Belle Farm - - Wonderful mountain vistas here!  Ed and Kitty Land, owners - Damascus Church Rd, Long Creek,SC 864-647-9768

Events at Sapphire Creek - Simpsonville, SC  - Event space, tables, chairs, linens & more included in package pricing. - Karen Harnesberger - 864-238-9392 -

Table Rock Mountain Lodge - 2 floors, patio and a covered porch. - (Pickens, SC) - Cindy Morris 864 878-9813 - email:

The Red Horse Inn - Landrum - Beautiful mountain views from the West Arbor or the beautiful stone veranda! Mary and Rogers Wolters. - 864 895-4968 - Email:

Calyx Farms - Walhalla, SC  - - Janet Neville, owner - 864-903-2840 - 

Larkin's on the River - Greenville - Lots of weddings held here! On the Reedy River downtown Greenville: - Ofc 864 467-3020 

Symmes Chapel - "Pretty Place" -"Breathtaking" chapel on top of Standing Stone Mountain - Marietta, SC (Greenville county) - Contact: Diane Jacques,Chapel Coordinator. 864-836-3291 X-100 email: - website:

The Cliffs at Glassy Chapel - Awesome! Chapel on a mountain top - 98 Cliffs Parkway Landrum, SC 29356 - -  photos here: - Email: Meagan Brackett for info: -

Mary's Restaurant at Falls Cottage - Falls Park -Greenville, SC - Lovely overlooking Falls Park. Ask for Candy Inman -Event Coordinator - Phone: 864 298-0005 or mobile: 864 207-0512

The Reserve on Lake Keowee - Beautiful! - Maria Stewart - Service Director -

Mariott Hotel - One Parkway East - Greenville - - Joelle Vance - Event Mgr - 864 297-0300 or 864 679-1106

Embassy Suites Hotel - Greenville -670 Verdae Boulevard - See the large covered venue on the terrace on the photo - -  Ask for Stacey or Rob - 864-676-9090

ZEN - - A contemporary venue - Rhonda Morris - 924 S Main Street Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 235-5770 - email:

Song Hill Reserve - Landrum   Ask for Larsen Dunn - 864-457-4947

River Street Baptist Church Sanctuary located in Anderson, SC - The Sanctuary rents for $350. The Social/Fellowship house (next door) is $250 for all day and DOES include a rehearsal night before. You can have rehearsal and decorate the day before your wedding! This historic home is large enough for your ceremony and reception if you choose not to rent Sanctuary.  Contact me for details. 

The Luv Shack Barn on the Enoree River - Fountain Inn, SC - - Juanita Sanchez - owner - 864-616-3315

All Occasion Celebrations - Mauldin, SC - A new contemporary venue -  Krystal Donald and Eric Kruse, Owners - 108 N. Main St. Mauldin, SC 2966(864)284-6686

Victoria Valley Vineyards - 2 miles from Tablerock Lodge (below)with wonderful mountain vistas. - Karen Law - Event Coordinator 864-414-6509 & 864-859-2780

Gassaway Mansion - - 106 Dupont Dr Greenville, SC 29607 - (864) 271-0188 Mark and Colleen Wheeler

Kilgore - Lewis House - - This is a beautiful southern mansion and home to the Council of Garden Clubs so beautiful flowers & plants all year with a pretty pond in back.560 North Academy Street, Greenville, SC  Contact Judy: (864) 232-3020 ‎ Email:

Upstate History Museum - Greenville - - Kathy Barefoot, Rental Manager, at 864-467-3100 x128 or

The Lazy Goat Restaurant - Greenville - have the wedding outside on the patio by the Reedy river/fountain (they will set it up for you) and the reception inside the restaurant.  They also have a wonderful banquet room perfect for smaller weddings it overlooks the Reedy River & Wyche Pavilion -

Garden House B/B in Simpsonville, SC - - Roy and Frances Shelton, owners (they have a beautiful garden in back- perfect for your ceremony.)

TimbeRock  at the Historical Hopkins Farm - Simpsonville, SC - A Beautiful, 175 year old 'working farm' was called a "horticultural jewel" by South Carolina's ETV and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. - Carol Hopkins (864) 243-4010 or 907-0529

Willow Creek Conservatory - Landrum - 864-498-2136 -

Sawmill at North Main - Greenville -(A Larkin's Venue)
22 Graves Drive, Greenville SC  ask for Tammy

The Loom - - Contemporary - Located in Cotton Mill Place - 300 South Street Simpsonville, SC 29681 Contact: Brandi Ward 864 449-1943 or Allison Bagwell - 864-449-8051 email:

Abstract Gallery in Fountain Inn,SC - Beautiful southern mansion.

The Venue / The Renfrew - Traveler's Rest - also: - Joan Buchanan - 864-303-5184

Lake Lanier Tea House - Landrum, SC -
(864) 457-5423 - On a lake in the mountains - wonderful food and vistas!

Greenbrier Farms - - just 15 minutes from Greenville in Easley - Amy Bishop - 864-855-9782

Historic Ballenger House (Seneca Women's Club) Seneca SC. 212 East South Third St Seneca, SC

Rooftop Deck at Lilia Spa Anderson, SC - A historic circa 1880 building with old world charm / new world feel. The view from the roof top deck is beautiful; overlooking downtown Anderson, enjoy the beautiful Urban skyline and sunsets!  Also a 2 Bedroom Loft Apartment 864-226-0818 

Marshall Orr House Historic Home - Anderson, SC - Historic Southern Mansion - Very reasonably priced!!  You rent the entire mansion and grounds - It has a kitchen and plenty of on-site parking.  Ask for Elizabeth Simmons -

Friends at the Cove - on Lake Hartwell - Anderson Restaurant with banquet facility Click on the Catering link..."our place". Ask for Valerie or Katie. You can have the wedding on the deck overlooking the lake, reception inside.  Very reasonable, only $100 to rent the private banquet room (for 30 or more). They cater and the food is great.

Hilton Garden Inn - 115 Destination Blvd - Anderson, SC - Michelle Traynum - 864 328-0198

The Bleckley Inn  151 East Church St AndersonSC  A beautiful, historic, rustic spacious venue - downtown Anderson  -  Shelby Clardy- manager- 864 225-7203 

The Loft Apartment above Soby's on the Side Restaurant - Greenville - Have the wedding on the rooftop deck, reception in large dining room, kitchen, bar area with a personal chef!

River Lodge and Old Mill Garden at Falls park on the Reedy River: map - "Old Mill Ruins" located bottom right corner:

Rock Quarry Garden - 200 McDaniel St. Greenville : -  Photos/fees here: -

Legacy Park - Greenville:

Byrum Place @ Anderson Country Club - 1800's Southern Mansion - reasonably priced (on a golf course - they cater) - Call Stephanie 864-376-4373 email -

Occasions at Wedgefield - Central, SC - Cynthia Phillips owner - all you need to add is Me (officiant), Photographer, flowers & cake...they do the rest! - email:

The Pond House - - "gorgeous!" - Starr, SC - Owner - Jimmy Drake 864-352-3774 - more photos here: - click on the 'photos' button - click on photo to enlarge. There is a farm house for bride to dress and an old school house on the property for the reception.

Lindsey Plantation - Taylors, SC - - they have a 'stable' for your reception. Estela Lindsey, owner - 864-304-8664 - email:

Red Shutter B/B in Starr, SC - Michael Crump & David Sanders - Phone: (864) 352-6771 email: They cater.

The Gray House -Starr, SC -
111 Stone's Throw Ave - Starr,SC (864) 352-6778 they cater.  Ask for Kathy - owner.

Sleepy Hollow B/B in Pendleton, SC - - (864) 207-1540

The Davenport Event Venue - - Greer, SC - Ask for Tucker. 

The Depot - Walhalla, SC - 

The Old Depot - Belton - - 100 North Main Street Belton, SC 29627 Phone: 338-7400

Biggerstaff Center on Lake Keowee - Seneca, SC also: scroll down to the bottom of the page - click on biggerstaff Retreat center- Contact: Ray Burroughs - 864-882-3337 - There is a pavilion for reception but no alcohol allowed on premise.  It you want to serve alcohol,  you can have reception at The Depot in Walhalla (above) not far away.

Maloney Family Lake House on Lake Keowee (for rent) - -
9 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6.5 Baths (Sleeps 26-32) - Have the ceremony on the deck or in the backyard by the lake with a dock and Gazebo!

Walnut Lane Inn (Historic Home - Lyman, SC) - 864 949-7230 - They cater (good food!). Owners- Hoyt or David

Woodburn Historic Home - Pendlelton- - Jacqueline Reynolds, President Cell # 864 650-0003 email: - you will need a caterer and may want to to set up a tent ouside.

McFalls Landing on Broadway Lake  in Anderson County - VERY inexpensive with wonderful lake vistas!  Nice community center only $190. for eight hour rental - tables, chairs available. Call 864-231-7275 - email: -  Photos here: 

Chau Ram Park - Westminster, SC Telephone: 864.647.9286

Pendleton Village Green (park) - Pendleton, SC -

Legacy Park - Greenville -

Cannon Chapel Amphitheater / Pavilion and Kresge Hall- Clemson (On Lake Hartwell): Call Janay at 646-7502

Botanical Gardens at Clemson:

Madren Center at Clemson Owen Pavillion (on Lake Hartwell)

Galley Restaurant and Banquet Facility on Lake Hartwell - Anderson - On Lake Hartwell -great lake vistas! - click on The Galley Restaurant - They cater and have a Gazebo by the lake - upstairs banquet facility above the restaurant - ask for Dawn Falkowski - event manager 864 287-3215 -

Recreation areas on Lake Hartwell - most have covered pavillions that you can rent for the day for about $40. There are picnic tables, BBQ grills, bath houses, beaches for swimming, playgrounds with sand for children. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on 'recreation areas' - Some are in GA, some in SC so be sure you stay in SC if you have a SC license. - no alcohol!

The Duncan Estate - - 840 Union Street - Spartanburg, SC 29302 (864) 529-7287

Indigo Hall Event Venue - New, Beautiful, spacious contemporary venue. 90 Ezell St, Spartenburg, SC Call 864.253.8895 -

Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve - Spartanburg, SC - 820 John B White Sr Blvd -(864) 574-7724


Cateechee Golf Club - Hartwell GA - - click on Meetings and Events- Ask for Mimsy Barfoot - 706 856-2314 - Please tell her I referred you!

Kingwood Resort and Golf Club - N.Ga Mountains - Clayton, GA - - Golf Club resort with restaurant & wedding gardens & reception areas - they cater. Ask for Sylvia Hicks - Wedding Co-Ordinator - (706) 212-4143

Splendor Mountain - 195 New Gate Dr - Tigar GA - near Clayton, GA - (404) 218-7638

Trimbley Bald Resort Wedding Chapel - Toccoa, GA (wedding chapel is at the bottom of the page) - Amanda - 706 886-9069 -

Walter McNeely Lakeside Pavilion - On Lake Russell - 2650 Russell State Park Rd, Elberton GA 30635 - Click on the "Group Shelter". Large cabin with BBQ pit, patio, full kitchen, restrooms, folding tables and chairs, fans and large grassy playing area. Located near waters edge, wonderful lake vistas! 706 213-2045

The Community House - Cornelia, GA -  - The recently renovated building has 2500 sq ft on each level and features a commerical kitchen and an elevator. The grounds are nicely landscaped and a large rock fountain graces the front lawn, making it a popular place for outdoor weddings.. The main hall is 60 X 40 and is spacious enough for indoor weddings, receptions or dancing.

Saghorn Chapel- Nicholson Ga 30565 - Contact:

-North Carolina-

High Hampton Inn - Cashiers, NC - Beautiful venue in the mountains on a pond /golf course.  Reminds me of the summer hotel in the movie 'Dirty Dancing'. -  Caroline Grogan event manager - 828-743-2411

1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa on Lake Lure, NC- beautiful and part of the movie "Dirty Dancing" was filmed here! - Contact Christopher Patrick Bryant - 

Serenity Chapel at Trillium: Cashiers, NC - - 888 -464-3800 or 828-743-6161  email: - a lake & golf community nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina — 

On The Varandah - Highlands, NC Beautiful Restaurant/deck overlooking lake - - 828-526-2338

Sunset Rock - Highlands, NC (call me on this one, no website)

Inn At Half Mile Farm - Highlands, NC 828 526-8170

Log Cabin Restaurant - Highlands, NC - - 828 526-3380
Wolfgang's Restaurant / Wine Bistro - 828 526-3380
Rumbling Bald on Lake Lure, NC - 828-694-3000 -

Thank you for stopping by, good luck and thank you.  Brenda~  ~