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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Marie Majarais Mcdonald · Getting 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
Martie Bisson · Getting married on 11/02/2019
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
Ansley · Married on 10/05/2019
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
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!