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Venues in Travelers Rest, South Carolina,
(864) 385-4101

About Us

An upscale, lakefront wedding venue in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, South Wind Ranch is located just 15 miles north of Greenville. An extraordinary location to celebrate your big day, this venue is surrounded by natural beauty but is close to all the luxury amenities you would expect to find in the city. Ron Hakala, the owner of South Wind Ranch, has more than 35 years of management and special events experience, and he and his talented and professional team use their creativity and attention to detail to ensure your event is a magical experience you and your guests will never forget.

Facilities and Capacity
This stunning, rustic venue features two ceremony sites and a celebration pavilion/barn. The ceremony sites include a lovely hillside chapel that overlooks the lake and offers splendid views of the North Carolina mountains. The second option is the South Wind Ranch Island, which boasts a walkway bridge to the lake island. This island offers amazing views and backdrops for photos of your big day and can accommodate your wedding party while guests enjoy the view and the ceremony lakeside. The celebration pavilion is a climate-controlled barn on the lake with a large patio that can seat up to 300 guests. This beautiful space is surrounded by trees and provides incredible views of the lighted trees lining the lake. South Wind Ranch also features a comfortable bridal suite, complete with mirrors, parlor chairs, and plenty of outlets so you can get ready or relax before your special day.

Services Offered
South Wind Ranch can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. Set up services are offered to keep your day running smoothly. They also provide valet parking and special transportation for handicapped and elderly guests. The venue has wireless internet so you can share your special day even with those who couldn't make it. For bar and catering services, South Wind Ranch works with several exclusive vendors that you can choose from for your event, each of whom is carefully vetted and meets their standard of excellence. These partners know the venue’s operation and will ensure your event is everything you dreamed it would be.

Karen Jones

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  • South Wind Ranch is VERY OVERPRICED -- we were NOT PLEASED how things were handled. This is lengthy but PLEASE READ IT ALL!!!! The Planner --The planner that Ron (the owner) insisted on us using was Ashley, I would not recommend her AT ALL. We paid for the complete package which included a wedding planner and “Day Of” Coordinator. When my daughter would try to reach out to her with a question, she would not respond. My daughter would have to arrange meetings with the Vendors herself because she could not get in touch with the Planner (Ashley). She was NOT Very Knowledgeable or organized. Rehearsal night was a disaster!!! ---Ashley did not have control of the bridesmaids or groomsmen, they were talking and not even listening to what she was saying. She was not including the flower girls in the perception at all until I told her to. And they didn’t know what to do because she didn’t let the little girls practice. The day of the wedding the wedding party was confused becau... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 5,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 4,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 5,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 5.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Barn, Farm/Ranch, Waterfront

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Aisle Markers, Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Chair Covers, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photo booth, Tables, Tents, Tent Accessories

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, November, December

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