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10 Stunning South Carolina Wedding Venues to Consider for Your Wedding!

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South Carolina Wedding Venues


Well here you have it South Carolina residents. A list of some absolutely stunning and truly beautiful wedding venues in your state!

If you live in South Carolina and are looking to tour some fabulous venues, I think you will find this post very helpful.

Let's get to it!

These are listed in no particular order, they were all fantastic to work with!


 

#1 Southern Oaks - Gilbert, South Carolina

For the Pinterest-Worthy, Industrial Style Barn Wedding…

Barn Wedding Reception Setup

Do you spend your days fantasizing over wedding Pinterest boards, racking your brain to see how you can make these visions come to life on your own wedding day? If so, Southern Oaks is a venue you will want to tour. This extremely beautiful, elegant meets rustic...industrial meets modern wedding venue provides all inclusive packages so you can bring your wedding dreams to life. The staff at Southern Oaks strive to make your day as relaxing as possible. They can do as much as you want, or as little as you want. With so much space and many options to choose from, whether it be decorations, ceremony set ups, or even certain styles… they can help you make it happen!

Southern Oaks Offers & Perks

  • Outdoor Ceremony Area

  • Covered Chapel Ceremony Area

  • Onsite Reception Area

  • Catering

  • Decorating

  • Coordinator/Planner

  • Director

  • Bartender

  • Floral

  • Bridal Suite

  • Grooms Room

  • Hair & Make-Up Loft

  • Parent/Family Area

  • Packages

  • Fireplaces

  • 3 Historical Barns

  • Arbors

  • 5.5 Breath Taking Acres, Filled with Oak and Pecan Trees

  • Patio Decks

Wedding Capacity:

For Packages, there is a 100 Person Minimum and a Maximum of 285.


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Features We LOVE!

Beautiful Decor - Gorgeous Finishes - Large Garage Doors

Multiple Ceremony Locations - 3 Historical Barns - The Chapel

Patio & Outdoor Areas - Great Indoor/Outdoor Flow - Giant Ceilings Amazing Fireplaces Endless Photo Opportunities - Awesome Lighting - Rustic Meets Modern Vibes

A Note from the Owners

Pam & Bre Reeder are the mother/daughter duo behind the scenes of Southern Oaks. Together they have planned and decorated each wedding since the very beginning in 2015. They could not have done it without their very talented (and handy) husband/father, Brett Reeder. The venue has come a long way since it was first bought. Together (also with the help of their son, Tug), the venue was completely gutted and redone. Brett built/designed all of the buildings located on the property. Starting out as a "college fund", Southern Oaks has become a family affair. With Pam's diligence and Bre's creativity, they strive to make each and every wedding unique, and as perfect as possible. Together, they have done over hundreds of weddings and hope that they will be apart-of your day as well. After all the planning and meeting, our couples are more than just "clients", they become friends. They hope that all of their couples leave Southern Oaks, with a smile on their face and memories that will last a lifetime, and can sincerely say, "I had the wedding of my dreams".




Southern Oaks

2401 Highway 378

Gilbert, SC 29054

Phone: (803) 647-4518

Website: www.southernoaks378.com



 

#2 Lace House - Columbia, South Carolina

For the Enchanting & Elegant Historical Mansion Wedding...

Bride and Groom Outside of Mansion

​Have you been dreaming of the perfectly sophisticated wedding, with grace and charm elegantly wrapped into every detail of the day? The Lace House at Arsenal Hill, in the heart of downtown Columbia, is a perfect venue for elegant weddings. This venue is bursting with beauty, history and class. With unique architectural character, the three-story historic home is surrounded by lush gardens with scenic fountains throughout. There are romantic backdrops at every angle, for wedding photos that will capture an unforgettable day with family and friends.

The Lace House at Arsenal Hill Offers & Perks

  • Indoor Cocktail Hour Option

  • Terrace or Garden Cocktail Hour Options

  • Indoor Ceremony Option

  • Terrace or Garden Ceremony Options

  • Indoor Reception Option

  • Outdoor Reception Options

  • Two Private Getting Ready Suites for Wedding Party

  • Onsite Venue Team

  • Exclusive Venue Rental (only 1 event booked per day)

  • Over 8,000 Square Feet of Indoor Venue Space

  • Conveniently Located in Downtown Columbia

  • Over 4 Acres of Exquisite Gardens (with multiple fountains, swings, and benches!)

  • National Register of Historic Places

Wedding Capacity: We do not have a required minimum or maximum guest count for events. We have hosted weddings as intimate as 12 guests and as large as 425 guests. We offer multiple indoor and outdoor venues for ceremonies and receptions of all sizes.


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Features We LOVE!

Gorgeous Historical Mansion - Elegant & Sophisticated Vibes Indoor/Outdoor Flow - Amazing Romantic Lighting - Unbelievable Gardens - Multiple Ceremony Sites - Beautiful Reception Set Up - Lots of Indoor & Outdoor Space - Rich in History & Character



Some Thoughts from the Manager

“At the Lace House, our team values each of our clients. We work closely with our couples and their vendors to create memorable celebrations! The venue boasts its original parquet floors, intricate ironwork, ornamental cornices, figured glass doors, and brass chandeliers. In addition to the historical charm, the lush gardens married with our exclusive location on the Governor’s Mansion Complex, makes the Lace House at Arsenal Hill a unique and highly sought after venue.”



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Lace House at Arsenal Hill

800 Richland St Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: 803-737-2235

Email: lacehouse@scprt.com

Website: https://lacehouse.sc.gov/


 

#3 Belle Tesoro - Pauline, South Carolina

For the Breathtaking & Secluded, Magical Mansion Wedding...

Front of Belle Tesoro Mansion

We know this is a wedding venue, but can we just LIVE here instead? Where do we even start when it comes to describing this beyond stunning venue? What an absolutely breathtaking, luxurious and magical place! Belle Tesoro features an exclusive Tuscan Villa surrounded by lush foliage on 36 acres with Bella Vistas, European inspired gardens, and stunning water features. Located 20 minutes from downtown Spartanburg, you will feel like you are in a different world as you drive through the countryside to a secluded oasis. Offering various scenic locations for wedding ceremonies and reception with personalized design. Belle Tesoro is the ultimate wedding venue for a romantic evening under the stars. You and your guests will experience a treasured moment of a lifetime.

Belle Tesoro Offers & Perks

  • 4 Outdoor Ceremony Site Options

  • Outdoor Tented Reception

  • Guest Seating and Set Up

  • Bridal Suite

  • Grooms Dressing Room

  • Day of Coordinator

  • Day Before 2 Hour Rehearsal

  • Indoor Bridal Shower and Rehearsal Dinner

  • Full Restroom Facilities

  • Dedicated Parking

  • All Inclusive Package Options

  • Lush Gardens

  • Amazing Sunset Views

  • Romantic Lighting

  • Private and Secluded

  • Stunning Photo Opportunities

  • Experienced Coordinator and Event Staff

  • Wedding Dance Lessons

Wedding Capacity: 20-200


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Photo Credit: Angled Light Photography


Features We LOVE!

Unbelievably Dreamy Mansion - Stunning Large Windows - Gorgeous Gardens - Incredible Outdoor Space - Secluded - Absolutely Magical Staircase - Amazing Photo Opportunities at Every Angle - Fabulous Lighting & Chandeliers - Multiple Ceremony Locations - Show-stopping Outdoor Gazebos & Arbors



A Note from the Owners

With the experience of operating a venue in the city for the past several years, our dream was to create a beautiful countryside oasis to celebrate new beginnings. At Belle Tesoro our sole focus is ensuring that your unique vision is fulfilled, and your wedding is spectacular.


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Belle Tesoro

220 Fincher Rd, Pauline, SC 29374

Phone: 864-608-2525

Website: http://www.belletesoro.com

20 minutes from Spartanburg, SC, 30 minutes from Greenville, SC


 

#4 South Wind Ranch - Travelers Rest, South Carolina

For the Stunning and Trend-Setting, Ranch Wedding...

Outside of Venue

Looking for a show stopping, Award Winning Country-Chic Wedding Venue, check out

South Wind Ranch! With 33-acres of rolling hills, a view of the mountains, charming Chapel & Celebration Barn on a 3-acre spring fed lake, along with a Wedding Wire Award Winning Bridal Suite, South Wind Ranch offers a unique experience! SWR has become a premier Venue and will grace the cover of the prestigious Wedding & Events Magazine for 2021. Two-Day weddings have become a popular option where families unite for disk-golf, cornhole, basketball, scavenger hunts, bass fishing tournaments, etc before heading to rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Then the bridal party retires to the Guest House only to awaken to the big day! “It’s so gratifying to drive down to the barn and look up to the Bridal Suite and see the Bridal Party in matching robes, rocking on the front porch chairs, relaxing and drinking morning coffee, preparing for the special day!” says owner Ron Hakala.

South Wind Ranch is a gorgeous full-service venue in the Greenville/Travelers Rest area. Only a 15-minute drive to downtown Greenville. South Wind Ranch and the South Wind Ranch Team will take everyone’s stress level to zero!

South Wind Ranch Offers & Perks

  • 3-Bedroom Bridal Suite

  • Chapel on the Lake

  • Celebration Barn with HVAC (and open to the Lake)

  • Preferred Vendors

  • Honeymoon Suite

  • Operated by Industry Professionals

  • Life-time Ranch Membership

  • Natural Beauty & Stunning Sunsets

  • “Photographer’s Paradise!”


Wedding Capacity:

Barn seats up to 300, but with attached patios and open spaces, guests become unlimited.


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Features We LOVE!

33 Acres of Beautiful Rolling Hills - Stunning Views of NC Mountains

Gorgeous, Clean, Spacious Outdoor Patios - Unbelievable Barn

Beautiful Design Elements Throughout Entire Venue

Amazing Setups for Ceremonies & Reception - Pond - Endless Photo Opportunities - Natural Elegance - Flawless Attention to Detail

Indoor & Outdoor Flow - Beautiful Lighting - Country Chic Vibes




A Note from the Owners

South Wind Ranch is unique as an upscale Venue, not going rustic but rather Country Chic. There is a certain elegance everywhere you look surrounded by natural beauty. Our management style has been a difference-maker, as our Private Club Member Services background has created the hospitality behavior our industry needed. Basically, South Wind Ranch has a unique feel and we deliver a different experience.


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South Wind Ranch

330 Bates Crossing Road

Travelers Rest, SC 29690

864.385.4101

www.southwindranchtr.com

ron@southwindranchtr.com


 

#5 Aurora Farms - Taylors, South Carolina

For the Hallmark, All-White Rustic Barn Wedding...

Couple by Vintage Car in front of Barn

If your Pinterest boards are filled with bright white weddings, with pops of color through gorgeous decor and floral...Aurora Farms is literally your dream wedding venue. With an elegant and unique all-white, post-and-beam wedding barn, this venue is located in Taylors, SC, just 11 miles north of downtown Greenville. Aurora Farms has so much to offer. With absolutely unbelievable inside and outdoor ceremony options, you are sure to have a wedding that is unique to you and unforgettable in every way. Featuring a gorgeous lighted weeping willow tree, you just can’t get much more romantic than that!




Aurora Farms Offers & Perks

  • Indoor and Outdoor Weddings and Receptions

  • Customizable Photography Packages

  • Indoor & Outdoor Setup and Cleanup (included in base pricing)

  • Tables, Chairs, Farmhouse Tables, and Bench Seating (included in base pricing—no nickel & diming!)

  • Partnering Specials with our Favorite Caterer, Florist, and DJ

  • Vendor Recommendations (vendors we know and trust

  • Bridal Suite

  • Groom’s Room

  • Built-In Rain Plan

  • Several Package Options (that include photography, white tablecloths & napkins, mismatched china, water goblets, and silverware)

  • Full Heating & Air Conditioning

  • Use of (lots of) Decor

  • Picturesque Setting and Grounds

  • Bridal Portrait Location (free only to our brides)

  • Huge Outdoor Space (includes a back patio and a large covered front porch with 14 rocking chairs!)

  • Full service (we don’t just give you the keys; we are available to you the whole day to make sure your special day runs smoothly)

Wedding Capacity:

No minimum. Maximum is 250 guests



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Photo Credit: H.G. Photography


Features We LOVE!

Lighted Weeping Willow Tree - Beautiful Outdoor Space - Stunning White Barn - All White Design - Amazing Pinterest-Worthy Photo Opportunities - Stunning Ceremony Setup Indoor or Outdoor - Beautiful Reception Setup - Absolutely Breathtaking Design & Finishes at Every Angle - Huge Barn Doors - Tons of Decor



A Note from the Owners

We are family owned with a desire to offer a beautiful setting and wedding options to brides with all types of budgets. You can get married inside or outside, use our décor or all of your own, and serve potluck or an 8-course meal from our full commercial kitchen. Either way, you leave with gorgeous pictures and memories to cherish for years to come.


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Aurora Farms

1045 Milford Church Road, Taylors, SC 29687

Phone: (864) 663-4182 Website: https://www.AuroraFarmsEventVenue.com

 

#6 Magnolia Plantation & Gardens - Charleston, SC

For the Charming, Historical Plantation Wedding…

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony by The Water and Willow Trees

Ready for some real Southern Hospitality? Rooted in rich history and the deep culture of the South, the beginning of Magnolia Plantation dates back to 1676 when the Drayton family called Magnolia home. Unlike most of America's gardens, which are formal and seek to control nature, Magnolia cooperates with nature to create a tranquil landscape like Eden where humanity and nature are in harmony. In 1870 they extended an invitation to visitors to experience the thousands of beautiful flowers in their famous romantic gardens. Today, at nearly 500 acres this venue has the distinction of being America's oldest public garden. As you dream about what you want your wedding day to look and feel like, you'll notice that each of the wedding venues here is unique. The indoor greenhouse at the Conservatory will invite you to enjoy natural, simple pleasures. The Carriage House, surrounded by ancient live oaks, overflows with rustic, old Southern charm on the banks of the Ashley River. The stately and romantic Plantation House Veranda will enchant your guests with panoramic views of the abundant gardens in the heart of the plantation.

Magnolia Plantation Offers & Perks

  • Multiple Outdoor Ceremony Sites

  • Indoor or Outdoor Reception Space

  • 66 Acres of Gardens for Photos

  • On-Site Full Kitchen & Prep Kitchen

  • Ceremony Site with Panoramic Views of the Surrounding Gardens (overlooking our iconic Long White Bridge!)

  • Dozens of Ancient Live Oaks (covered in Spanish moss)

  • Bridal Suite

  • Use of Golf Cart (to take photos around the gardens)

  • Stunning Views of the Ashley River (with waterside deck and tiki torches lining the river)

  • Patio, Fire Pit and Oyster Tabby

  • Intimate Indoor Option in our Conservatory (that comes furnished with gorgeous handmade teak tables)

  • Use of Massive 360 Veranda (quintessentially Charleston!)

  • Indoor Reception Space for up to 200 Guests

  • 6 Beautiful Wrought Iron Chandeliers

Wedding Capacity:

We offer Elopement options for just the bride and groom all the way up to our largest venue (all outdoor) which can accommodate up to 300 guests.


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Features We LOVE!

Rich in History - Absolutely Unbelievable Venue Options - Veranda Surrounded by Luscious Green Beauty - Rustic Carriage House

Elegant Conservatory - Tropical Gardens - Sweeping Oaks

Waterfront Ceremony - Bridge - Southern Charm Vibes - Expansive Views Outdoor Patio - Beautiful Lighting - Beautiful Finishes & Attention to Detail - Stunning Design - Spacious, Open & Airy


A Note from the Owners

Southern hospitality means making our guests feel at home. Whether you are from the Lowcountry or planning a destination wedding in Charleston, your guests will feel at home when you invite them to Magnolia Plantation to celebrate with you. Regardless of the time of year you plan your wedding, you will be surrounded with stunning views of the gardens that will provide a picturesque backdrop. In the Springtime you will find our gardens filled with colorful azaleas and wisteria. During the warmer months of summer, vibrant crepe myrtle, hydrangeas, and our iconic magnolias fill the property. Fall brings an encore season of azaleas, Morning glory, and the beginning of camellia as. Throughout the winter months, our historic gardens showcase America's largest collection of camellias.

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Magnolia Plantation

3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414

Phone: 843-277-0167

Website: https://www.magnoliaplantationweddings.net/

 

#7 - 701 Whaley - Columbia, South Carolina

For the Gorgeous & Grand, Historic Building Wedding...

Outside of 701 Whaley Building

If you’re looking for a wedding venue that can be a beautiful blank canvas, where you can create as much extravagance or simplicity as you want, 701 Whaley is a venue you must include on your list to tour. 701 Whaley is a lovingly restored historic building that once served as the community center for the local Mill Village and is now a popular venue. With artsy design elements, multiple spacious rooms and a stunning outdoor space… the wedding of your dreams can truly become a reality. When it comes to multiple rooms, they have The Grand Hall with a grand staircase, floor to ceiling windows and original columns. The Olympia Room with gorgeous hardwood floors, and The Market Space with a large covered front porch. Phase two of the restoration is the historic tiled pool that will boast a glass floor, a new lobby and large skylights! Does it get anymore historic, romantic or beautiful? Does it, really?

701 Whaley Offers & Perks

  • Multiple Room Rentals (come with 60 inch round and 2 sizes of banquet tables as well as chiavari or black folding chairs. Trash cans and bags also provided)

  • Choose Your Own Vendors

  • Multiple Rooms for Flexibility (host rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, receptions, etc.)

  • Lovely & Intimate Brick Alleyway (with string lights)

  • Large Covered Porch (off of The Market Space for outdoor gatherings)

  • Large Wooden Garage Roll Up Doors (for indoor/outdoor flow in The Market Space)

  • 20 Foot Ceilings

  • Large Windows & Glass Storefront (offer many opportunities for beautiful afternoon light and hanging fabrics or other lighting)

  • The Grand Hall (has the capacity to hold hundreds of guests and the smaller rooms provide more intimate gathering spaces)

  • Lovely Bridal Suite (offers a relaxing and private area for brides and bridesmaids to get ready)

  • Large Upstairs Foyer (for grooms to hang out before the ceremony)

  • Stylish, Contemporary Appointed Loft on the Premier (rented through Airbnb, often rented by newlyweds or family members)

  • 701 Center for Contemporary Art (located on the 2nd floor of the building and attracts artists and art lovers from all over the southeast)

  • Centrally Located to Downtown

  • In The Heart of the City with The Vista Entertainment District (easy to access to hotels and restaurants)

Wedding Capacity:

Using multiple rooms, the maximum capacity can be over 1000 with no minimum requirement.


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Features We LOVE!

Historical - Industrial Vibes - High Ceilings - Floor to Ceiling Windows - Outdoor Courtyard & Porch - Beautiful Design Elements - Spacious - Indoor/Outdoor Flow - Stunning Reception Setup - Beautiful Ceremony Space - Blank Canvas to Bring Your Dream Wedding to Life - Multiple Rooms - Gorgeous Lighting



A Note from the Owners

We pride ourselves on hospitality and being inclusive to any guests that want to celebrate, honor or gather in our space. Our team is dedicated, helpful and fun!


701 Whaley

Columbia, SC 29201

Office: Suite 105

Phone: 803-771-0101

Website: https://701whaley.com/

Email: 701whaley@gmail.com

 

#8 Windy Hill - Simpsonville, South Carolina

For the Rustic Meets Elegant Barn Wedding...

Outside of Large Brown Wedding Barn

Dreaming of a magical wedding day where rustic country meets southern elegance? Windy Hill is a gorgeous barn venue to add to your list of tours! The new barn is the perfect place for your country wedding, surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds offering a mix of Southern sophistication and modern amenities for a day you and your guests will long remember. The wedding and event barn offers all of the convenience and comfort you and your guests could possibly want!

Windy Hill Offers & Perks

  • Fully Heated

  • Air Conditioned

  • Indoor Ceremony

  • Outdoor Ceremony

  • Reception

  • Tables Included

  • Chairs Included

  • 2 Bars Included

  • Arbor Included

  • All Day Acces

  • 4,200 Sq. Ft. Barn

  • Seats 200 People Comfortably

  • Natural Gas Fire Pit

  • Handicap Accessible Parking

  • Easy Access from Greenville, Spartanburg & Anderson

  • Groom’s Changing Room

  • Bridal Suite

  • Completely Equipped Kitchen (with drive-up access)

  • Full Service Indoor Restrooms

  • Porches with Fans

  • Full Sound System

  • Dimmable Lighting

Wedding Capacity:

No minimum wedding size. Maximum is 250 indoors. Can have up to 300 if a tent is rented.


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Photo Credits: Sposa Bella Photography, Footprint Photo


Features We LOVE!

Truly Unbelievable Rustic Barn - So.Much.Southern.Charm

Stunning Modern Meets Country Chandeliers - Spacious & Beautiful Outdoor Area - Amazing Ceremony & Reception Setup - Bridal Suite Stunning Landscaping & Clean Grounds


A Note from the Owners

We are unique because our venue can go either way… rustic or elegant. We are a family owned venue and try to help as much as possible. We absolutely love seeing our bride’s dreams become a reality!



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Windy Hill

2733 East Georgia Rd. Simpsonville SC 29681

Phone: (864)420-1282

Website: https://www.windyhillevents.com

 

#9 Famoda Farm - Taylors, South Carolina

More info to come on this venue in Taylors, until then... visit their website!
Red Wedding Barn Entrance
 

#10 The Blessed Barn - Aynor, South Carolina

More info to come on this venue in Aynor, until then... visit their website!
2 Wedding Barns

 

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