The Wyche Pavilion, formerly known as
the Gower Coach Factory, has been a pillar
in the Greenville community since 1847,
according to Corie Savage, event specialist
for Larkin’s on the River, which manages
“Today the space is used for receptions
and private corporate dinners, and can
accommodate large and small groups with
ease,” she said.
Larkin’s Catering and Events has assisted
with many gatherings at Wyche Pavilion,
from small private dinners and product
launches to charity events.
“Plated dinners, buffet dinners and even
strolling receptions are all easily accommodated in this beautiful open-air venue,”
Savage said. “Larkin’s Catering and Events
also facilitates teambuilding activities like
salsa competitions, kitchen battles and
Old Cigar Warehouse
The Old Cigar Warehouse is another historic venue in Greenville that welcomes group
“Built in 1882, the brick and wooden
structure of the building can transform any
event,” said Courtney Hamilton, the venue’s corporate and social sales manager.
“Most clients comment on the charm and
natural beauty of the venue, which requires
little additional decoration.”
The Old Cigar Warehouse can accom-
modate a variety of events, from intimate
gatherings of 50 to concerts for up to 500
“We’ve even hosted Anderson Cooper
and CNN in our space for election coverage,” Hamilton said.
Spaces here include the main hall,
which features a spacious floor plan, high
vaulted ceilings and hanging chandelier
lights; the cellar, which is well-suited for
seated dinners, with low ceilings and hanging string lights; and the deck.
“The vintage combination of brick,
wood, metal and twinkling lights come together in the venue’s deck area, which can
be enjoyed during warm weather for events
outside,” Hamilton said.
Artisan Traders, a restored 1920s restaurant located in the Village, Greenville’s arts
district, accommodates intimate parties
and gatherings for up to 100 guests.
“We have taken special care to keep the
venue’s 90-year-old charm, and in addition, because the Village is home to over
50 artist studios, we have the privilege of
hanging original works on our walls,” said
owner/operator Terri Lingsch.
Planners can consider holding an event
here on a first Friday of the month, a fun
time when local artists open their studios
to the public.
Lingsch added that Artisan Traders has
held everything from breakfast meetings to
BMW Performance Center
The BMW Performance Center, which
offers on-site catering capabilities and
various opportunities to create a fun team-
building experience, can customize group
events for 25 to 600 attendees.
In addition to the adrenaline-pumping
option of driving an M series vehicle as
fast as they can on the site’s performance
tracks, attendees can also have a meeting
in an on-site conference room with Wi-Fi/
AV capabilities and/or a reception in the
According to David Montgomery, vice
president of sales for Visit Greenville SC, a
typical group experience includes a classroom session to learn performance-driving
concepts followed by track time.
“Those not comfortable getting behind
the wheel can still experience the thrill by
joining one of the professional instructors
for a ‘Hot Lap’ as a passenger,” he said.
WYCHE PAVILION ON REEDY RIVER
BMW PERFORMANCE TRACK
VISIT GREENVILLE SC
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; Modeled after Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, Fluor Field at the West
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all-new club area extension on the suite level and renovations to the Main Street and
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; The Grand Bohemian Hotel ( www.kesslercollection.com), a boutique Kessler Collection hotel slated to open in 2018, will feature 160 guest rooms, 4,000 square feet
of ballroom space, a spa and on-site dining.
; AC Hotel Greenville ( www.marriott.com) is expected to have 167 guest rooms, on-site
dining and a bar/lounge when it opens in summer 2019.
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