Vows exchanged overlooking a gorgeous lake. Cocktails on the terrace with the sunset serving as a stunning backdrop. An elegant, seated dinner in front of a massive floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Sound perfect? It is – and can be – when your wedding is at Catawba Falls Events.
Located on the Catawba River in Lancaster, S.C., Catawba Falls is the premier venue destination for weddings in the Carolinas. “We are a location that touches the soul,” says Sherry Walden, who owns and operates the property with husband David. “You’re surrounded by nature’s beauty, from the lush forests to the magnificent lakeside views to the quiet spaces tucked away on the grounds. It’s a place where we work hard to make your dreams come true.”
Weddings are fully customizable at Catawba Falls. The property hosts only one wedding per day, so you have your choice of environment. For larger guest counts and optimum views, the Oak Amphitheater and the Arbor are ideal spots. The Ballroom and Jasmine Terrace also provide plenty of space. For more intimate ceremonies, the Spider Lily Veranda and the Chestnut Haven may be preferred. An upscale bridal suite and groom’s room offer beautiful spaces for relaxing.
Catawba Falls can accommodate up to 200 guests, and each booking includes two hours that can be scheduled for engagement or bridal photos on the property. Couples may choose their own caterer and bartender from an extensive list of preferred vendors.
When building Catawba Falls three years ago, the Waldens wanted a venue that married timeless character and Southern charms with the sophisticated comforts of today. David’s background as a fifth-generation masonry contractor is evident throughout. In addition to the stone fireplace, you’ll find arches and saw-tooth patterns with a tumbled Charleston Harbor brick accented by white mortar, reminiscent of the South Carolina low country. Sherry wanted reclaimed lumber and added chandeliers and wall sconces for a soft, elegant touch.
“We didn’t want Catawba Falls to be just another venue,” she says. “We wanted it to be a beautiful space that serves as a backdrop for unforgettable memories created by our clients.” After a visit to Catawba Falls, you’ll find just that.