Greenville has a lot going for it when it comes to wedding venues!
This enchanting southern city in the west of South Carolina is all about hospitality and understated luxury, and what’s more, the subtropical climate lends itself particularly well to outdoor weddings.
Greenville has more than its share of amazing possibilities, including stylish modern venues in the heart of the city and options for high-end farmhouse weddings. Plus, its location means it’s a great choice if you’ve got guests from Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia attending— no one will have to drive too far!
When it comes to your wallet, you’ll probably end up spending something close to the national average wedding cost in the United States of $28,000, but couples who get married in Greenville frequently spend around $29,814 to tie the knot.
Below we review 10 of our favorite outdoor wedding venues in Greenville to help you narrow down your search for your dream wedding site.
924 South Main Street
Zen is a sharp modern venue in downtown Greenville.
It’s all about variety at this dedicated event space — arrange an intimate dinner or throw a serious rocking party. Either way, Zen’s probably got a space that’ll fit the bill.
The venue gives you the option of renting one specific space or the entire facility, which many couples choose to do just in case it rains on their big day.
Couples looking for a stunning outdoor ceremony location get hitched in the Bamboo Garden, featuring dramatic large paving stones, water features, and graceful greenery in the background.
The adjacent Studio is also an incredibly popular place for receptions, with a full bar, high ceilings, and exposed brick details. It even has a loft with cushiony seats that overlooks the main event space, so your guests can take a break from all the festivities.
The venue rental fee includes table set up and use of the venue’s nicely-appointed bridal suite.
Price Range: $2,300 – $5,175.
Capacity: 150 guests.
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The Hollow at Paris Mountain
3403 State Park Road
The Hollow at Paris Mountain’s covered pavilion in the shadow of Paris Mountain provides a gorgeous outdoor setting for a simple country wedding only a 10-minute drive from the city.
The mountains and the nearby waterfalls are the undeniable stars of the show, but the quaint and rustic slate and wood detailing certainly add to the ambiance.
Say your vows on the paved outcrop facing the open pavilion with a backdrop of manicured trees, or create something personal and get married on the lawn with your creation behind you.
There’s a 35×45 covered pavilion for your reception that’s all set up with a caterer’s kitchen and indoor space for the wedding party to get ready.
This isn’t an all-inclusive sort of venue, so you’ll need to arrange just about everything from catering to decor.
Price Range: $1,800 –$2,800.
Capacity: 200 guests.
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520 Rutherford Road
The Rutherford offers a dedicated event space not far from the historic heart of Greenville. Set in a building from the 1950s, the Rutherford is a dedicated event space designed with flexibility in mind.
The exposed brick interior and sleek hardwood floors create a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere, making this venue a great option for elegant, modern, and alternative weddings.
Exchange vows in the outdoor plaza against the backdrop of a gray wooden fence — there’s room for up to 200 seated guests. Add a few exposed light bulbs for ambiance, and you have the perfect setting for an elegant yet modern outdoor nighttime wedding.
There’s an onsite bridal suite and full prep kitchens on every floor to make life easier for your caterer!
Price Range: Starting at $2,600.
Capacity: 200 guests.
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1045 Milford Church Road, Taylors
Aurora Farms, a renovated horse farm just outside of Greenville, offers a gorgeous indoor-outdoor space for elegant, traditional farmhouse weddings with a twist.
With a sweeping lawn surrounded by weeping oaks and dramatic foliage, the family-owned venue overflows with fantastic locations for your ceremony and wedding photos, such as in front of the farm’s classic white gazebo.
You’ll have access to the entire farm, including the lawn and the renovated barn, on your wedding day. The stunning barn features exposed white wooden planks and a dramatic vaulted ceiling — it’s high enough to give you vertigo!
If you’re not in the mood to shop around for vendors, you’re in luck — the venue offers all-inclusive packages that take care of wedding essentials such as flowers and catering.
Aurora Farms is all about transparency, listing rates, and available dates right on the website for everyone to see.
Price Range: $5450 – $6950.
Capacity: 250 guests.
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110 East Court Street
Avenue Greenville is a planned event space designed by Keith Summerour to incorporate Southern hospitality and modern elegance. It’s a top choice for super classy, modern outdoor weddings.
The venue is located right downtown, just a block from Main Street, and the views of the city from the super modern glass and steel rooftop terrace are simply epic!
Get married with the city of Greenville as your backdrop on the terrace of this stunning indoor-outdoor venue. Then dance the night away with your guests in the adjacent indoor event space with a glass wall and warm hardwood floors.
The space can also be configured for more formal sit-down receptions, and there are even options for hosting smaller intimate events such as rehearsal dinners.
Table 301 provides the catering, offering fun menu options such as seared tuna negimaki and candied bacon lollipops.
Price Range: $2,000 – $4,500.
Capacity: 400 guests.
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View Point at Buckhorn Creek
3411 State Park Road
View Point at Buckhorn Creek is an outdoor wedding venue wonderland!
Located about 15 minutes away from Greenville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s a great choice for fun, modern outdoor weddings. You’ll feel as if you’ve well and truly left the city behind, thanks to the gorgeous scenery.
The event space features rustic treats such as a wooden frame pond house and a semi-enclosed and covered wooden pavilion.
The bridge over the venue’s koi pond offers a unique and beautiful ceremony, with intricately manicured lush greenery providing the background.
Set up tables for a sit-down reception under the venue’s shade trees, and your guests will be treated to absolutely breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Or arrange something a bit more lively around the firepit or the covered cooking area with a bar and charcoal grill.
Price Range: $2,000 – $2,600
Capacity: 200 guests.
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The Venue at Falls Park
631 South Main Street
The Venue at Falls Park is in downtown Greenville just steps away from Falls Park. Located in a historic landmark, the venue features classy industrial touches such as exposed brick walls and pillars that make this renovated dedicated event space ideal for a casual but elegant wedding.
Blanc Hall’s patio features industrial stylings complemented by charming French touches — think elegant French bistro-style seating — making it a popular location for ceremonies.
After you make it official, your friends can head to Birch Patio for drinks — the space features a firepit and comfortable cushioned seating ideal for lounging. The venue can also turn the space into a cigar lounge!
And, of course, there’s always Birch Hall with its polished concrete floors and dangly chandeliers if you’re dying to have a sit-down dinner.
The venue works with Your Big Day Services to offer catering and other services, but you’re mostly free to select vendors of your choosing.
Price Range: $3,600 – $5,600.
Capacity: 300 guests.
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The Upper Room
7 College Street
The Upper Room is located in downtown Greenville in an atmospheric building from the 1920s.
Inside you’ll find 2,000-square-feet of adaptable light-filled event space featuring exposed brick walls and hardwood floors. But the garden is the real star of the show at this upscale venue, perfect for an elegant modern wedding, with unforgettable views of the city in the background.
The 2,400-square-foot rooftop garden offers stunning views of the city and room for up to 120 guests to witness you exchange vows. Set up a few high-top tables under the garden’s trellis, and you’ve got the perfect venue for post-ceremony drinks.
If you’d prefer to have an indoor reception, the Upper Room won’t disappoint! The main inside event space features high ceilings, exposed brick walls, and large rectangular windows. And it’s versatile enough for a cocktail party or a more formal dinner.
Price Range: $1,000 – $3,400.
Capacity: 225 guests.
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3300 Poinsett Highway
Furman University has several gorgeous options for outdoor events.
The campus features red brick Greek Revival buildings galore, patios, fountains, and then there’s the iconic Bell Tower!
When it comes to outdoor ceremonies, choose between the Janie Earle Furman Rose Garden and, well, the Bell Tower, with the mountains and the university’s lake behind you.
Or opt for Cherrydale House, where you can exchange vows on the lawn with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background. The house also has space for an elegant reception on the back patio.
And there’s always Younts Conference Center, with two outdoor spaces ideal for ceremonies or receptions and indoor spaces with restrained Georgian-style details ideal for formal dinners.
The venue also has a dedicated space for the bridal party to get ready!
Price Range: Contact the venue.
Capacity: 300 guests.
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Revel Event Center
304 East Stone Avenue
The Revel Event Center offers a modern venue with all the bells and whistles you need to pull off a sleek and elegant outdoor wedding.
The building itself features sharp details such as exposed brick walls, large windows, and polished concrete floors, but it also has a gorgeous outdoor promenade for ceremonies, with light distressed wood in the background and a darling, wooden, open-sided pavilion.
While you can choose to keep it going outside, you might want to consider heading inside to the super stylish Whisky Lounge for post-ceremony drinks.
Or arrange an elegant formal dinner in the Grand Ballroom, featuring dark polished hardwood floors, warehouse windows, and distressed wooden doors and shutters — there’s even a raised stage, set and ready to go for live bands!
Notably, the venue offers several bar packages and catering options to make your wedding planning super easy.
Price Range: Contact the venue.
Capacity: 500 guests.
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