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Lighthouse Keowee Restaurant

Seneca, South Carolina View map Visit website
Rating 4.9 out of 5
28 reviews
$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

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$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center is a rustic-style wedding venue located in Seneca, South Carolina. Situated on beautiful Lake Keowee, this full-service venue offers couples and their guests gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They provide both indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony and reception on their waterfront property. The Lighthouse Restaurant & Event Center prides themselves on their diverse menus and wine selections, sure to please even the pickiest of loved ones.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this scenic restaurant. For your ceremony, you can say your “I do’s” on their gorgeous, lush Terrace. Towering trees will surround your guests, while Lake Keowee will serve as your backdrop. For your reception, you can dance the night away in their spacious Event Center, located right next to their restaurant. It features a covered back patio, perfect for cocktail hour, and taking in views of the breathtaking mountains and lake. If you're having a more intimate affair, the Event Center can easily be partitioned off for a more cozy feel. Guests will enjoy their beautiful a-frame cathedral ceiling as they dance the night away.

Services Offered

This destination-style wedding venue offers everything you need to make your special day a success. They offer event planning, and a large selection of event rentals, to ensure every detail is taken care of. Tables and chairs are included in their rental fee, along with setup and cleanup. There’s an on-site bridal suite where you can start your day, and plenty of parking for your guests. Additional services include:

  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Liability insurance
  • Vendor recommendations

Cuisine

The Lighthouse Restaurant and Event Center will take care of all your catering and beverage needs in-house. Chef Ben Shepherd and his culinary team will create a custom menu just for you. They offer tastings so you can try out their delicious fare beforehand, and figure out exactly what you would like to have for your wedding. Couples can choose between a cocktail reception, a buffet, a plated meal or stations. Sample entrées include:

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Crab Cake Scampi
  • Ginger Teriyaki Salmon
  • 8 oz. Filet Mignon

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?

$850

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

$850

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

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

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
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)
Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

250

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Restaurant
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?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Drapery
Tables
Tents

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
September
October
December

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November

28 Reviews

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4.9
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Recommended by 98% of couples
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    Mariah C. Married on 04/09/2022
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    Wedding 4.9.22

    We had our wedding here 4/9/2022 and it was absolutely beautiful! We booked a little over a year in advance with Chad and the entire process was easy and convenient! Chad’s communication was impeccable and lessened my stress as the bride. The set up was timely and exactly as I pictured! Food from the Lighthouse was inexpensive in comparison to other wedding catering and delicious! 10/10 would recommend this venue/catering for your wedding!! Thank you so much to Chad and his crew
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    Teresa F. Married on 09/12/2020
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    Magical Day!

    Chad was positively amazing! Holding a wedding in the midst of this pandemic was challenging to say the least but Chad and our coordinator Kayla Williams (Wedding by Williams) made our wedding perfect. The venue is gorgeous being situated on the banks of Lake Keowee, the food was spectacular, and the services was second to none. Wedding photos were taking a while out in the sun so Chad brought my his and and I our preferred cocktails to sip between shots near the lake. It was so very thoughtful. I can't express all the ways he went above and beyond to make our day run smoothly. I recommend this venue highly for a wedding and/or reception! The price I am listing includes venue and food for the reception for 45 people.
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    Erin L. Married on 08/22/2020
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    Perfect Venue!

    This venue was perfect! They helped us to adjust to the changes around Covid. And the food was amazing! I have always hated going to weddings with blah food. So having the best of food for my reception was key. They delivered above and beyond!

Awards

  • 28
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

Deals

Lighthouse Keowee Restaurant 1
Offer

Book your 2020-2021 wedding ceremony and reception at the Lighthouse before December 31st, 2019 and you will receive your ceremony rental for FREE!

Requirements:
Ceremony and reception must be booked at the Lighthouse, and wedding date must fall in the 2020 or 2021 calendar year.

Map

1290 Doug Hollow Rd Seneca, South Carolina, 29672
8648884446
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