912B S Main St
Greenville, SC 29601

Old Cigar Warehouse

The Old Cigar Warehouse is a charming wedding venue located in the West End of Greenville, SC.  The space was formally the warehouse for Continental Cigars before being transformed into the stunning venue that it is today.

The venue is broken into four main areas. You have the main hall, the cellar, the outdoor deck, and the bridal suite. Ceremonies and receptions are typically conducted inside of the main hall with the Old Cigar Warehouses great staff performing the room reset immediately after the ceremony.  In terms of ceremony seating the main hall is capable of holding as many as 250 guests, with 225 being the optimum number.

The cellar is where any kind of food service such as dinner, heavy hors d’oeuvres, reception style meals, or action stations would be setup.  The room is capable of comfortably seating 225 guests plus any buffet tables.  Clients are able to bring in any food caterer that they’d like while the Old Cigar Warehouse handles any alcohol service.

The outdoor deck serves as a flexible entertainment space for the guests to congregate at.  Uses range from a cocktail area to a place to go in the evening to cool off from a night of dancing.  Some clients have even transformed the space into a game area for games such as corn hole.

For the brides there is a cozy bridal suite that can be utilized by the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready in over the course of the day.  The bride can either utilize the room for getting her hair and makeup done, or come directly from the Salon and use it merely to slip into her dress before the wedding.

Old Cigar Warehouse’s Top Tips for Choosing a Venue

  • Ask all of your questions on-site before choosing a wedding venue. Even if you think it’s a minor insignificant question, ask it. The more information you have to compare different venues, the better prepared you’ll be to make a decision. Try to get your answers upfront and that way you can truly compare venues apples to apples because every venue is different.  Each has different things to offer, but you want to make sure that you’re trying to get the best possible comparison based on what’s important to you.
  • Be flexible on the insignificant details, but be uncompromising in the things that are truly important to you and your fiancee. You should be uncompromising in what your ultimate priority is but the rest of the details be flexible. You are never gonna find the 100%, perfect venue that fits every hundred check boxes you have so you really need to prioritize on what’s most important to you.

Mistakes that Brides and Grooms Make When Choosing a Venue

  • One of the biggest mistakes brides make is not asking enough questions. If something is unclear before you book, you’ve then set yourself up for there to be miscommunication or misunderstanding later. So before you sign a contract, read that contract entirely and say, “I don’t understand what this means, please explain it to me. Tell me exactly what it means.”
  • Many times brides and grooms forget to include themselves and their wedding party into their guest count.  They just don’t think about it. They’re just looking at RSVPs, so they sometimes leave themselves and the wedding party out. Those are counts caterers and everyone needs. As the venue hose we want to make sure there’s enough seating.

The Most Unique Thing About Old Cigar Warehouse

The most unique aspect about the Old Cigar Warehouse is that because we’re in downtown Greenville, we’re in walking distance to so much.  We’re a charming and historic one stop shop.  You can have your ceremony and reception here, your guests park just one time, they stay here for the entire day. We’re gonna help facilitate this so that your vendors have an easy load in, easy load out. There is nothing we won’t do to make sure you have an exceptional experience for you and your guests, but also for the vendors that are helping to make it an exceptional evening for you. By working together as a team with people that we know, trust, and love, it’s going to be an amazing day or night for them. Corporate events, weddings, whatever, we want to make sure that it really fits the bill of what our clients need.  The venue is beautiful and could sell itself, but its the people here at the Old Cigar Warehouse are what make us the most unique.