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.
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.
21 Reviews for South Wind Ranch
Recommended by 96% of couples
34 User photos
Marie Majarais Mcdonald · Married on 12/04/2019
Our wedding at South Wind Ranch was perfect. We wanted a beautiful spot that would be welcoming for our out of town guests and kid-friendly. The space and the property is gorgeous. The kids had such a good time and we LOVED how comfortable we were in the Guest House. Everything is beautifully done and every detail was on point. Ron is awesome to work with and we have enjoyed seeing his vision of the space come to fruition (we booked pre-construction). He and Ashley are so accommodating and made everything very easy for us.Sent on 05/06/2019
Lauren Park · Married on 11/17/2019
Fairy tale Venue
South Wind Ranch is absolutely the most amazing place you can get married. They put the EASY in wedding planning. My husband and I only toured one place (South Wind Ranch) and as soon as we stepped on campus, we were hooked. The careful thought that has been put into the aesthetic here is absolutely enchanting. Ron and Ashley are a dream team and truly operate under the effort to make everything exactly as you had envisioned. Our guests absolutely RAVED about our perfect Fall wedding, my bridesmaids couldn't get enough of the bridal suite and Ashley was an absolute angel in coordinating it all. We would recommend this venue over and over and over again.Sent on 12/05/2019
Viane Martinez · Married on 11/09/2019
Ron and Ashely of South Wind Ranch were great in their collaboration to make my wedding day a success! Ron had great suggestions to help the events room smoother. Ashley and her kind spirit made sure everything looked great in every aspect. I couldn't have asked for a better venue with great staff and beautiful scenery! Thank you again for all you did!Sent on 11/27/2019
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kelly
South Wind Ranch's reply:It was awesome! Thanks Viane! (VNA) You were a joy to work with and we wish you all the best! We loved caring for your special day! You are now a part of the Ranch 'legend!"