Greenville’s event scene is soaring this time of year, making it a challenge to keep up with all the new places and cool spaces. In that vein, we’ve rounded up a list of the city’s top ten event venues . . . from A to Z.
Photograph of The L by Chelsey Ashford Photography.
With stunning views of Greenville’s downtown skyline, and a highly modern aesthetic, Avenue’s décor is done in a soft, neutral color palette with abstract and modern art, sculptures, antique mirrors, and light oak wood floors. The 7,500 square foot venue also features a fully furnished outdoor terrace with the look of an English garden, complete with a landscaped green lawn. 110 East Court St, (864) 271-0718, avenuegreenville.com
Just a little over a year old and walking distance from Main Street, The L is inside an 1890’s building with historic charm featuring exposed brick, steel beams, vaulted ceilings, and polished wooden floors. Local restaurant Larkin’s catering division serves up the food and beverages and eleven windows that are nine feet high let in tons of natural light. 211 East Broad St, (864) 467-3020, larkinscatering.com
Housed in one of Greenville’s most iconic and historic buildings circa 1882, this venue can handle receptions/dinner for up to 500 people. The main hall features 35-foot ceilings, exposed brick, a grand wrought iron staircase, original wooden beams, and handcrafted chandeliers. The outdoor upper deck has it’s own bar which overlooks Main Street in the West End. 912B South Main St, (864) 248-4868, oldcigarwarehouse.com
At three years old, Revel can be described as vintage meets contemporary. With 8,500 square feet of space and on-site parking for 200 cars, Revel offers a furnished Bridal Suite, Grooms Quarters, The Grande Ballroom and the Whiskey Lounge, plus a stage and an outside courtyard. Guests can also book the adjoining Stone Pin boutique bowling alley. 304 East Stone Ave, (864) 412-7227, reveleventcenter.com
Just a stone’s throw from downtown, The Rutherford features three separate event spaces on two floors comprising 10,000 square feet. Upstairs in the venue, which is a refurbished 1950s structure with exposed brick, is The Brickroom. The Warehouse room is downstairs with farmhouse tables that open onto The Courtyard, a private covered veranda that is a lounging and seating area. The venue also offers a private, spacious bridal suite with loads of natural light. 520 Rutherford Rd, (864) 735-0615, therutherfordgreenville.com
With a spectacular 50-mile view of the Reedy River and the Blue Ridge Mountains, this rooftop terrace offers an al fresco vibe with stylish outdoor lounge furniture and fire pits on the 8th-floor of the downtown Embassy Suites hotel. The two-and-a-half year-old space features flexible indoor/outdoor spaces and a colorful mural, which can only be seen from the venue. 250 Riverplace, (864) 242-4000, eatupdrinkup.net/private-dining
This second floor venue features original brick, windows, wooden floor, and steel beams, now strung with lights in this renovated 1920s building at the top of Main Street. Step outside to the rooftop and find a partially covered patio, a small fountain, an herb garden, and a wide-open view that faces west to highlight spectacular sunsets. 7 College St, (864) 434-2924, theupperroomgreenville.com
This sophisticated space is industrial in feel, but also intimate in size. Located adjacent to beautiful Falls Park in the heart of downtown, the starkly simple but elegant black and white interior room holds 149 guests, and opens up onto a lushly landscaped private courtyard patio. 631 South Main St, (864) 735-7782, thevenueatfallspark.com
Greenville’s newest event space offers 20,000 square feet with a covered outside back patio situated right on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. This chic, ultra-modern, minimalistic venue features four unique white chandeliers, a bridal suite, graphic black and white artwork, abundant fifteen feet windows to let in light, and elegantly sophisticated furniture from Paula Rallis Home. 405 Westfield St, (864) 660-3437, westfieldgreenville.com
There are four different concepts to choose from at Zen in the West End: the Asian-inspired 3,600 square foot outdoor Bamboo Garden with water sculptures and meditative statues, the upstairs VIP Suite, a loft area that overlooks The Studio, which has an exposed brick warehouse feel, or the Lotus Lounge, a contemporary art gallery-looking space. 924 South Main St, (864) 235-5770, zengreenville.com