Greenwood’s popularity as a wedding choice is growing as couples look closer to home for personal, authentic venues that help make their weddings more meaningful. With so many couples looking for picturesque places to tie the knot, Greenwood offers a variety of beautiful and affordable venues.
The park has backdrops only one can dream of for both indoor and outdoor wedding ceremonies. The most popular are the Drummond Center’s back terrace and lawn, where couples can choose a wedding on the open-air brick patio or a ceremony on the lakeside lawn.
Breathtaking lake views with ample seating
Ideal for receptions, both indoors and out, with a full kitchen
Indoor capacity for more than 270 people or seating for 169
Cathedral ceiling, overhead beams and a fireplace for perfect photographs that will last a lifetime
Historic, elegant Cokesbury College is a versatile event space with spectacular formal gardens, interior columns, crystal chandeliers, period furniture and so much more. The Greek Revival-style former women’s college was built in 1854 in what was one of South Carolina’s earliest planned communities. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the college has picturesque indoor spaces, but the real star of the show is the garden.
Sweeping exterior staircases that lead to a second-floor veranda
Wide double doors for dramatic entrances and an exquisite ballroom
A second-floor chapel with seating for 140, and indoor reception area
Separate bride’s room
Formal garden that can accommodate more than 500
Long beds of boxwoods forming celtic knots, and a round center bed representing the Holy Trinity
“We have a lot of beautiful weddings. It’s amazing how creative people can become,” says Cokesbury board member Rob Jones. “We had one wedding with a Cinderella carriage, and a Renaissance wedding with bonfires.”
The stately Arts Center of Greenwood, in the heart of Uptown, has several unique features that make it a charming wedding venue. The beautifully renovated building is bright and light-filled, with exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and large, arched windows in several sophisticated event spaces, each with unique character and charm
that will cater to any bride’s needs.
3,300-square-foot art gallery with “art-infused” color and interest in an airy space,
Large historic windows overlooking a courtyard garden
Three large radius windows giving the 1900-square-foot reception hall exceptional character and beauty
Audio-visual capabilities perfect for weddings or receptions
A formal courtyard garden, with a small stage, audio capability and brick walls for an inviting, warm venue
A catering kitchen
At first glance, a train station may not seem like a wedding venue, but the lawn at Greenwood’s Railroad Historic Center has been the scene of many beautiful weddings. With recent upgrades to the outdoor area, the deck, newly re-sodded lawn and concrete patio areas have ample space for a ceremony and reception, while the historic trains and flower beds provide a picturesque backdrop. “It looks just like a fairyland at night,” says museum director Karen Jennings.
Thousands of Edison bulbs illuminating the grounds at night.
Space for up to 250 people, and at least a 40-by-60-foot tent for food tables or a seated reception
The textures of exposed brick, old wood, steel beams and sunlight set the tone for weddings at the Sundance Gallery. The towering skylights and rotating art on the walls make the gallery of respected photographer Jon Holloway a rich and personal space for a unique wedding.
Courtyard with lovely green space in the courtyard
Space to accommodate up to 275 people.
Two floors of gallery space
In-house beer and wine selections
These are just a few of the beautiful venues in Greenwood County. Pleasing places, affordable lodging for guests, and the warmth of Greenwood combine to make the area the place for weddings of all sizes.