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Reception
$5,000 starting price
Ceremony
$5,000 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
Reception
$4,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar service
$5 per person
These prices are available for the months of March through October. These prices are available for the months of November through February.

About

On WeddingWire since 2018

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.

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?

$5,000

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

$4,000

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

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

$1,500

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

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

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

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
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
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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4.7 out of 5 rating
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46 Reviews
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Markel T. Sent on 02/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

This place is amazing!!!

Ron is one of the most amazing person I have EVER met. He is passionate about what he does and ensures that your wedding day is one of the best moments of your life!
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Tricia M. Sent on 12/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t be happier

I just got home to PA and can’t stop thinking about our fabulous experience with South Wind Ranch while planning our daughter’s wedding. The venue was a beautiful setting for our December wedding! Even more importantly, Jessica Nepsha, our wedding coordinator, went above and beyond to help plan out all the details. Being a mother of the bride who was 10 hours away, I didn’t know which way to turn first. She connected us with all the right vendors to help create the wedding of our dreams.
Thank you South Wind and THANK YOU JESSICA!
We couldn’t feel more blessed to have hosted our daughter’s wedding anywhere else!
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Rickell P. Sent on 02/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Space + Great Team = Stress Free Wedding

Ron and Jessica made planning a wedding a breeze. They were very responsive and open communication throughout. We booked the two-day package and what a great idea that was. They include so many things other venues charge extra for. I cannot say enough about them. Helped us find other great vendors. Open to new ideas. Friendly. Convenient. All about you!
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