Venue Rental

“If you are looking for the perfect place to have your wedding, look no further. Tamassee DAR has everything you need to make the experience a breeze. The location is historical, gorgeous, amazingly priced and convenient.” – 2020 Mother of the Bride, Danielle V.

Ceremony Locations

Gibson Chapel

Our exquisite gothic-style chapel, constructed in 1949 with stone from the Stump House Tunnel, offers couples a picturesque venue for exchanging vows. The chapel boasts intricate stonework and hand painted stained glass, which allows natural light to illuminate the main hall through the archways. Gibson Chapel offers a seating capacity of 130 guests, and is conveniently located just a few steps away from the Ann Brown Banquet Hall.

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Starlight Lawn

Starlight Lawn derives its name from the Starlight posts originally installed in the 1930’s, and refurbished in 2010. This charming outdoor space is particularly stunning during the springtime, with wisteria blooms exuding a beautiful shade of purple.
Located adjacent to the Reception Hall, this outdoor space accommodates up to 100 guests. Unique touches to your ceremony background are the original stone steps from the school’s initial dining hall, along with the 1930s Ohio Bell and water tower. It’s an ideal match for Boho or Sweetheart Decor themes.


An excellent outdoor option is our Gazebo. Surrounded by woodland and situated near the historic post office building, this quaint option brings a storybook wedding to life, especially when paired with Boho or Sweetheart Decor Options. Seating for up to 100 guests for ceremony and outdoor reception available. Couples can also choose to book reception in the Reception Hall, only a walk away from the Gazebo.

Reception Locations

Reception Hall

Easily seating up to 100 guests, the Activity Center Banquet Hall is an excellent option for couples whose ceremony is held on the Starlight Lawn or at the Gazebo. This large hall provides space for your dance floor, gift table, cake table and reception dinner.
Access to the kitchen in the Activity Center makes for easy delivery and presentation from your caterers, and can be booked with the Activity Center Game Room, which is right downstairs!
Seats up to 130 without a dance floor.

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Ann Brown Banquet Hall

The Banquet Hall provides ample space for up to 130 guests for your rehearsal dinner or reception, accommodating guests with disabilities while being conveniently situated next to the chapel.
The hall’s scenic surroundings offer an ideal backdrop for capturing memorable moments, with picturesque views of the campus. It also grants caterers kitchen access to set up and serve from.

Kinney Pavilion

Host Your Dream All-Outdoor Wedding at the Kinney Pavilion
Looking for the perfect outdoor wedding venue for up to 80 guests? Look no further than the Kinney Pavilion – complete with ample picnic table seating, a fire pit, and even a playground for younger guests. Conveniently located just a short walk from parking and the Butterfly Garden, the Pavilion pairs beautifully with our Rustic Chic Decor Option for a truly magical experience.

Bridal Party Suites

Bride's Quarters

Step back in time with the Southern charm of Tamassee DAR School’s first cottage. South Carolina Cottage offers the perfect space for you to host a bridal brunch or wedding shower, catered by our preferred vendor Bake it to the Limit!
South Carolina Cottage is also included in every wedding package for your bride and bridesmaids to get ready for the big day. Featuring a den with dining area, parlor room, kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this cottage makes getting ready easy and stress-free, just steps away from your ceremony venue.
From its front porch to its antique accents, the bride will have unique photo opportunities awaiting her and her bridesmaids!

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Groom's Quarters

The groom and his groomsmen can unwind and enjoy a game of pool in the Activity Center before the wedding ceremony begins. Additionally, a small kitchen with a refrigerator is available for their use.
For couples seeking to entertain their guests or accommodate younger attendees, the Activity Center is an excellent option. With games like pool, ping pong, and other fun activities, family and friends are sure to find something enjoyable.

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Overnight Lodging

Peace Cottage - 16 guests

Have folks coming in from out of town? Peace Cottage offers three floors of entertainment and overnight accommodations for you and your guests. Featuring a game room on the lower floor, a fully equipped kitchen plus sleeping space for 16, this is the perfect weekend getaway for you and your family at your wedding venue.
The space also offers a dining room, two ground level bedrooms with private bathrooms, and dormitory sleeping and bathrooms on the third level.

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Jasmine Cottage - 5 guests

For those looking for a place to stay close to the wedding, Jasmine Cottage is the perfect option. Built in 1951, this cottage has been upgraded with modern amenities to make your stay comfortable. The cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, an entertainment room with a TV, a sitting room, and a laundry room located in the hallway.

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Laurel Cottage - 2-4 guests

Laurel Cottage, established in 1951, is perfect for accommodating a single family visiting for your special day! It features a cozy living room with TV, a full kitchen, and two bedrooms with one shared bathroom.

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