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Reception
$2,500 starting price
Reception
$1,600 starting price
These prices are available for the months of Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct. These prices are available for the months of Jan, Feb, Mar, Jul, Aug, Nov, Dec.

About

Originally constructed in 1913, the Rocky River estate has been a historical landmark of Anderson, South Carolina for over a century. The original owners, Mr. & Mrs. Seybt, named the property, "Valley View," due to the elegant architecture of the home and the scenic land surrounding it.

Over the years, the house has become home to many families, including that of former U.S. Congressman, John C. Taylor. When we came across the property in 2003, we knew we wanted to preserve the beauty and character of the estate to keep its story alive. Its rustic charm and traditional ambiance make it the perfect setting to celebrate all of life's greatest moments.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can celebrate with 200+ of their loved ones in one of Rocky River’s various event spaces. You can say your vows on the wrap-around porch, allowing you to enjoy the property’s natural beauty while still being sheltered from any inclement weather. Taylor’s Garden is also available, where couples can celebrate under the established oak trees on the grounds. The Bootlegger Barn offers a rural setting for outdoor celebrations. The barn can accommodate 250 guests and features views of the surrounding countryside. There are three available suites for the couple and their wedding party to get ready for the event, offering ample space and privacy before the day begins. Onsite parking is also available for wedding guests.

Services Offered

Weddings at Rocky River are supported by an experienced event team. Engagement parties, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners can also be held at the house. Outside vendors are welcomed at Rocky River, giving couples the freedom to choose professionals they trust. Chairs and tables are provided for 100 guests as the standard, but more can be arranged on request. Additional event furniture, a dance floor, and more rental options are available. To allow the couple to focus on each other, the team at this venue can also take care of the setup and cleanup. Before the wedding, portraits may be captured onsite.

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Frequently asked questions

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

Yes

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

$2,500

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

$1,600

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Parking
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Barn
Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
December
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Reviews of Rocky River

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Katie J. Sent on 06/13/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A Southern Gem for Wedding Photography

As a wedding photographer who thrives on capturing the unique charm of each venue, Rocky River Plantation recently stole my heart! I had the pleasure of photographing a wedding there, and it was an absolute dream come true. This historic location offers a captivating blend of Southern elegance and timeless beauty, providing a stunning backdrop for your special day.

Here's why Rocky River Plantation earns a glowing 5-star review:

Southern Charm Personified: From the grand, white house with its wraparound porch to the beautifully manicured gardens, Rocky River Plantation exudes a sense of Southern hospitality and elegance. This creates a picturesque scene for capturing romantic portraits and candid moments that truly encapsulate the spirit of your wedding.

Versatility for Every Vision: The venue offers a variety of spaces to suit your vision. The historic home provides an intimate setting for a ceremony, while the adjacent barn transforms into a rustic-chic reception space. With additional outdoor areas, you can personalize your wedding day flow and create unique areas for photos, like a whimsical garden ceremony or a lively dance floor under the stars.

A Photographer's Playground: Rocky River Plantation is a photographer's dream! The well-maintained grounds offer a variety of textures and backdrops, from the crisp white siding of the house to the lush greenery of the gardens. The natural light throughout the day creates an ideal environment for capturing stunning photos that are both timeless and elegant.

Exceptional Staff: The staff at Rocky River Plantation is professional, friendly, and incredibly accommodating. They understand the needs of photographers and work seamlessly to ensure we capture every special moment without being disruptive.

If you're seeking a venue steeped in Southern charm, brimming with versatility, and offering exceptional service, Rocky River Plantation is a top contender. This location offers a truly unique and magical setting for your wedding day, and as a photographer, I can't wait to return and capture more love stories amidst its beauty!

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Julie P. Sent on 12/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

An amazing vendor!

I was so glad I had my wedding here. Crystal, the director, was absolutely amazing! I couldn’t have done it without her! The plantation is beautiful! You have so many options to choose from as far as where you would like your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception to be at. We has Friday and Saturday to get ready. They were very accommodating to your needs.
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Rocky River frequently asked questions

Rocky River includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Tables
The space offered by Rocky River for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
Rocky River offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Rocky River offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Rocky River offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Rocky River offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables
Rocky River is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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