Aug. 19, 2020
COVID-19 has definitely altered a lot of future wedding plans. To lessen the chance of anyone getting sick, an outdoor wedding venue is a safe option to consider! We've listed some gorgeous outdoor wedding venues across the Upstate that offer the best chance of matching up with the health and safely guidelines in your area.
3717 Fork Shoals Road Simpsonville, SC 29680
The "Belvedere" was built in 2016 for a family member, and overlooks a 5-acre pond, beautiful views, and a stream in an adorable wooded garden. Their most popular space, the "Pavilion & Gazebo", has a covered pavilion, dance floor, stage, and fire pit. The gazebo opens up to a gorgeous field ready for whatever you dream up. The "Dining Hall" is more of an interior space. It seats up to 80 guests and has a rustic feel. Guests are able to gather around a wood-burning fireplace! Chairs, tables, and linens are available to rent.
220 Issaqueena Trail Clemson, SC 29631
This space can fit anywhere from 50-300 guests. You have the option to use the antique brick barn, courtyard, private bathrooms, vineyard, and event parking. A rental at this space includes- tablecloths, 150 white wedding chairs, 15 round tables, 7 rectangular tables, an antique train luggage trolley, serving horseshoe, indoor sound system, a 1.5 hour rehearsal walk through, and more!
141 Old Ballenger Mill Road Landrum, SC 29356
Willow Creek Plantation is a gorgeous 47-acre farm in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It has a beautiful mansion, waterfalls, countryside, and more. Don't forget about the exclusive Cinderella carriage! If you love nature, this is the place for you. Look around and you may spot, horses, buffalo, and many other amazing outdoor animals!
312 Five Forks Road Anderson, SC 29621
Oxford Farm sits on 180 acres of woods, trails, and pastures! For weddings, they reserve a beautiful farm with a pond. (Ask about the horse and carriage!)
1050 Willis Road Spartanburg, SC 29301
This historic space lies on 4-acres with unique outdoor settings to choose from. They're able to tailor a package to fit your budget and dream wedding. Due to COVID-19, they are currently hosting no more than 100 party guests.
1307 Bethany Church Road Belton, SC 29627
Located on a 52-acre farm, this venue has six sites you can choose from for the wedding of your dreams. The barn has gorgeous stained glass windows and the interior walls are made of reclaimed trees that fell into a river in Georgia. The barn is completely renovated and a local favorite. No extra charge for things like the Rehearsal Dinner, Golf Cart, clean-up, set-up, Bent Creek Farm host, engagement photo shoots, bridal portrait photo shoots, and more.
1850 Bishop Road Inman, SC 29349
Located in Spartanburg County, this venue is an easy drive to many airports like Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP), Asheville (AVL), and Charlotte (CLT). Along with the beautiful rustic barn, you'll find an old saw mill and grassy area used best for outdoor events. The coolest part? Bishop Farm Events offers an intimate space in the middle of a pine forest. Follow the lit path as you enjoy amphitheater seating with up to 160 guests!
235 Broadmouth Church Road Honea Path, SC 29654
Here you'll find two spaces- The Barn at Greene Acres and The Farm at Greene Acres. The Barn is tucked in a forest with a mountain-like creek. It features "a large mirror, seating, an iron & steamer, and access to the bathroom". The Farm is definitely more of an outdoor space. It sits on 9000 sqft. with romantic Italian lights strung throughout.
215 Old Country Home Road Brevard, NC 28712
Technically this isn't in South Carolina, but it's only an hour away and MAGICAL. Seven Maples sits on a seven-acre property right outside of Brevard, North Carolina. With beautiful river and valley views, a tree-lined pond, and gorgeous pasture- you'll feel like you're in a dream. The flat $2,600 rate includes 125 guests, tables, chairs, electricity, water, and the use of the grounds he evening before and the full day of your event. No hidden charges!
190 Childress Road Spartanburg, SC 29307
The Music Camp is a natural outdoor wedding space. You'll adore the open green fields, lofty forests, and enchanting space. Each package includes use of the "55-acre wedding venue, day of coordination, individual dressing rooms, parking attendants, sanitation services, a Bose PA sound system for ceremony, and up to 200 chairs/20 tables". Easy access from 1-85, 1-26, and Downtown Spartanburg, SC.
Rocky River Plantation - 2000 East River Street Anderson, SC 29624
Barrel Room - 200 West Benson Street Anderson, SC 29624
Pine Lake Golf Club - 410 Carpenter Road Anderson, SC 29621
Located in Anderson, South Carolina- True Southern Events offers a variety of venues. The Plantation House holds 100-400 guests, and is set at the top of a hill on a private estate. Take a walk and you'll find the Bootlegger Barn. It has straw couches, great food, music, and a rockin' dance floor! The Barrel Room at Palmetto Distillery has adorable rustic charm. This restored building is adorned with wood floors, brick walls, wagon wheel chandeliers, high ceiling, open beams, and more. The venue at Pine Lake Golf Club has gorgeous views overlooking Broadway Lake and direct access to the veranda.
2824 Hwy. 29 N., Anderson, SC 29621
Located in Anderson, South Carolina- Blue Jar Barn is a gorgeous natural environment. You'll enjoy over 22-acres and a 4800 sqft. pole barn with an enclosed stage/seating area for up to 100 people. There's also a private bridal and groom area, fire pit, concession area, and more! Easy access from Greenville, Easley, Clemson, Pickens, Spartanburg, Greer, and all of Upstate, SC.
1275 Turpin Road Inman, SC 29349
The Birdhouse at Mountainview sits on a beautiful golf course with a picturesque waterfall backdrop. Their facility and grounds are completely designed for a magical experience!
"Create an emergency plan for gatherings to help protect your family and guests. Encourage everyone to stay home if sick and provide supplies that can be used to help prevent the spread of germs. If you'd like, you can also consult local public health officials about your event.
In general, the number that is chosen should allow individuals to remain at least 6 feet apart from each other. Rather than focusing on an ideal number, event organizers and administrators should focus on the ability to reduce and limit contact between attendees, staff, and others.
In general, the more people you interact with, the more closely you interact with them, and the longer that interaction, the higher your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Indoor spaces are more risky than outdoor spaces because indoors, it can be harder to keep people at least 6 feet apart and the ventilation is not as good as it is outdoors.
Lowest risk: Virtual-only activities, events, and gatherings.
More risk: Smaller outdoor and in-person gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, wear masks, do not share objects, and come from the same local area (e.g., community, town, city, or county).
Higher risk: Medium-sized in-person gatherings that are adapted to allow individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and with attendees coming from outside the local area.
Highest risk: Large in-person gatherings where it is difficult for individuals to remain spaced at least 6 feet apart and attendees travel from outside the local area."
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