South Wind Ranch

330 Bates Crossing Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.7 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 20 to 350
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About South Wind Ranch

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.

Another sick sunset!
Another sick sunset!
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South Wind Ranch
Chapel Wedding
Chapel Wedding
Beautifal gals
Beautifal gals
Breath-taking!
Breath-taking!
On the lake
On the lake
Bridal Suite Mirrors
Bridal Suite Mirrors
Guest House / Bridal Suite
Guest House / Bridal Suite
Special Effects
Special Effects
View from swing on hill
View from swing on hill
New Entrance
New Entrance
Kissing couples
Kissing couples
Dimmed lights
Dimmed lights
Vast surroundings
Vast surroundings
Fresh surroundings
Fresh surroundings
In the meadows
In the meadows
Almost dark
Almost dark
The lakeside
The lakeside
The forest with a lake
The forest with a lake
The Chapel
The Chapel
Orange sunsets
Orange sunsets
Dimmers can create any mood
Dimmers can create any mood
We don't forget "guy stuff"
We don't forget "guy stuff"
Makes a statement
Makes a statement
Speechless!
Speechless!
Get married in the afternoon!
Get married in the afternoon!
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South Wind Ranch
Mirror!
Mirror!
Mirror image in lake
Mirror image in lake
Chapel Wedding
Chapel Wedding
Guest House kitchen
Guest House kitchen
Beautiful Chimney
Beautiful Chimney
Sunsets are "sick!"
Sunsets are "sick!"
Another sick sunset!
Another sick sunset!
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South Wind Ranch
Chapel Wedding
Chapel Wedding

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15 Reviews for South Wind Ranch

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4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Martie Bisson · Getting married on 11/02/2019

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    Perfect! Highly recommend!

    We have been SO impressed with this venue! A cut above anywhere else we have toured. Ron and his mother are absolutely lovely and have made the experience painless thus far. The grounds are GORGEOUS and they have thought of everything to make both the wedding party and the guests feel comfortable. We cannot wait to have our big day here!

    Sent on 10/28/2018
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    Ansley · Getting married on 10/05/2019

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    South Wind Ranch is a dream!

    We are so excited for our upcoming wedding at South Wind Ranch. Ron and Ashley have been so incredibly sweet! The venue speaks for itself. It has such a warm and peaceful vibe. I highly recommend this venue!!

    Sent on 03/24/2019

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South Wind Ranch FAQ

  • 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? $ 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? No
  • 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? 350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • 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

1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    3 Bedroom Guest Retreat

    Friday Guest House (3Bed) / Rehersal Bonfire Special. Select Fridays offered with Bonfire Rehersal Party and overnight stay. Includes games, fishing, hiking, disk golf course, ping pong, basketball, etc. Ask for details!

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  • 330 Bates Crossing Road Travelers Rest, South Carolina, 29690 See on map
    864-507-9430 (Phone number)

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