South Wind Ranch

330 Bates Crossing Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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.

Ron and a Bride
Ron and a Bride
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South Wind Ranch
Welcome to The Ranch!
Welcome to The Ranch!
Best view in the house!
Best view in the house!
Wedding Barn
Wedding Barn
Barn at Sunset
Barn at Sunset
Wedding Barn
Wedding Barn
Golden Hour
Golden Hour
Guest House / Bridal Suite
Guest House / Bridal Suite
Guest House at Sunset
Guest House at Sunset
Dress Outside the Guest House
Dress Outside the Guest House
Guest House Interior
Guest House Interior
Guest House Interior
Guest House Interior
Wake up with your bridesmaids!
Wake up with your bridesmaids!
Guest House Kitchen
Guest House Kitchen
First look with the girls!
First look with the girls!
Guest House Living Room
Guest House Living Room
Guest House Master
Guest House Master
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Getting ready!
Getting ready!
Bridal Suite!
Bridal Suite!
Bridal Suite!
Bridal Suite!
Get ready in the Bridal Suite
Get ready in the Bridal Suite
The Chapel
The Chapel
The Chapel
The Chapel
Wedding at the Chapel
Wedding at the Chapel
Beautiful Chapel Painting!
Beautiful Chapel Painting!
First Look At the Chapel!
First Look At the Chapel!
Inside the Wedding Barn
Inside the Wedding Barn
Beautiful table settings!
Beautiful table settings!
Our 1st wedding
Our 1st wedding
Stunning color choices!
Stunning color choices!
Stunning Head Table
Stunning Head Table
Beautiful decorations
Beautiful decorations
Place Setting
Place Setting
Stunning Table Scape!
Stunning Table Scape!
Stunning Table Scape!
Stunning Table Scape!
Stunning Table Scape!
Stunning Table Scape!
Stunning Table Scape!
Stunning Table Scape!
The Perfect Backdrop!
The Perfect Backdrop!
Beautiful Couple
Beautiful Couple
Beautiful Lake Shot!
Beautiful Lake Shot!
Beautiful Couple
Beautiful Couple
Beautiful Couple!
Beautiful Couple!
Stunning Bride
Stunning Bride
Beautiful Couple
Beautiful Couple
Bridal Party
Bridal Party
Stay cozy by the fire!
Stay cozy by the fire!
Bouquet toss!
Bouquet toss!
Sparkler Send Off!
Sparkler Send Off!
Bring a food truck!
Bring a food truck!
Ron and a Bride
Ron and a Bride
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South Wind Ranch
Welcome to The Ranch!
Welcome to The Ranch!

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26 Reviews for South Wind Ranch

Recommended by 94% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Jay Bryan · Married on 03/14/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    South Wind Ranch could not have been better!!!

    Ron, his staff, and the venue was spectacular. It was the perfect setting for my daughter’s wedding celebration. All in attendance said it was one of the best weddings they had ever attended. Thank you so much Ron and Ashley!

    Sent on 03/15/2020
  • Madeline

    Madeline Bryan · Married on 03/14/2020

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    A dream come true, perfect, left speechless

    I can’t say enough great things about this venue and the staff that run it! This was the first venue that I went to where I said “I can see myself getting married here”. Ron treats all of his bridal parties like family! He was so laid back and easy to work with so that made the planning so much easier. My wedding day was nothing short of a dream come true! Everything about our special day was perfect; starting at the rehearsal dinner, having the ultimate sleep over with my bridesmaids in the awesome bridal cottage, to the most breathtaking view, and everything in between! All of my guests said that it was one of the best weddings they’ve ever attended. If I had to do it again, I wouldn’t change a thing!

    Sent on 03/15/2020

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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?
    $ 5000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 4000.00
  • 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?
    $ 5000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500.00
  • 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

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  • 330 Bates Crossing Road Travelers Rest, South Carolina, 29690 See on map
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