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.
26 Reviews for South Wind Ranch
Recommended by 94% of couples
44 User photos
Katherine Roe · Married on 07/11/2020
South Wind Ranch
The bride and groom fell in love with SWR. The beautiful venue and house were perfect for our needs. Perfect place for our wedding. Guests raved about the beautiful property and barn.Sent on 07/15/2020
Jay Bryan · Married on 03/14/2020
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 Bryan · Married on 03/14/2020
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