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Venues in Seneca, South Carolina,
(864) 888-4446

About Us

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center is a rustic-style wedding venue located in Seneca, South Carolina. Situated on beautiful Lake Keowee, this full-service venue offers couples and their guests gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They provide both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception on their waterfront property. The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center prides themselves on their diverse menus and wine selections, sure to please even the pickiest of loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this scenic restaurant. For your ceremony, you can say your “I do’s” on their gorgeous, lush Terrace. Towering trees will surround your guests, while Lake Keowee will serve as your backdrop. For your reception, you can dance the night away in their spacious Event Center, located right next to their restaurant. It features a covered back patio, perfect for cocktail hour, and taking in views of the breathtaking mountains and lake. If you're having a more intimate affair, the Event Center can easily be partitioned off for a more cozy feel. Guests will enjoy their beautiful a-frame cathedral ceiling as they dance the night away.

Services Offered

This destination-style wedding venue offers everything you need to make your special day a success. They offer event planning, and a large selection of event rentals, to ensure every detail is taken care of. Tables and chairs are included in their rental fee, along with setup and cleanup. There’s an on-site bridal suite where you can start your day, and plenty of parking for your guests. Additional services include:

  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Liability insurance
  • Vendor recommendations


The Lighthouse Restaurant and Event Center will take care of all your catering and beverage needs in-house. Chef Ben Shepherd and his culinary team will create a custom menu just for you. They offer tastings so you can try out their delicious fare beforehand, and figure out exactly what you would like to have for your wedding. Couples can choose between a cocktail reception, a buffet, a plated meal or stations. Sample entrées include:

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Crab Cake Scampi
  • Ginger Teriyaki Salmon
  • 8 oz. Filet Mignon

Teresa Fant

5 out of 5
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  • Chad was positively amazing! Holding a wedding in the midst of this pandemic was challenging to say the least but Chad and our coordinator Kayla Williams (Wedding by Williams) made our wedding perfect. The venue is gorgeous being situated on the banks of Lake Keowee, the food was spectacular, and the services was second to none. Wedding photos were taking a while out in the sun so Chad brought my his and and I our preferred cocktails to sip between shots near the lake. It was so very thoughtful. I can't express all the ways he went above and beyond to make our day run smoothly. I recommend this venue highly for a wedding and/or reception! The price I am listing includes venue and food for the reception for 45 people.

    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?

    $ 850.00

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

    $ 850.00

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


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

    $ 500.00

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

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

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

    Cake Cutting, Dessert, 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), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What is the maximum capacity of your venue?


    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Restaurant, 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?

    Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Tables, Tents

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, September, October, December

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, July, August, November

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