Windy Hill Event barn with crowd of people spilling out of open doors next to a food truckStart By Choosing The Right Venue

In less than three weeks, “summer” as we think of it will be over as kids head back to school. And in the blink of an eye, Christmas will be here! Yes, Christmas, the time of year we share so much cheer and joy with our coworkers at the annual holiday party.

Lauren Burns, manager of Windy Hill Wedding & Event Barn in Simpsonville, says the time to reserve the venue is now.

“Whether it’s a wedding or holiday party, we recommend that folks schedule their event a full 9-12 months out before all the best dates are taken,” Burns said.

She says venues like Windy Hill, which specialize in elegant country weddings, tend to be less busy in summer and winter, which is good news for companies that are just now starting to plan for the holidays.

“We don’t book a lot of weddings in December because of Christmas,” Burns said. “At this point, we still have a few Fridays and Saturdays available, but that won’t last forever.”

Windy Hill is the ideal place for work parties, awards banquets and festive gatherings of all kinds.  With easy access from Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson, the barn comfortably seats up to 200 people and offers plenty of room to move around.

“Our guests have access to over 10 acres of beautifully-landscaped grounds,” Burns said. “People love the fact that we’re located outside the city and they’re not getting stuck in traffic.”

People also love the fact that Windy Hill has heating and air conditioning, unlike some barn venues.  It also features a modern kitchen to accommodate caterers of all types.

“We’ve had great success with well-known caterers such as Henry’s Smokehouse, Seasons, Bagatelle’s and Laurenda’s,” Burns said. “As long as the caterer is licensed and insured, we are happy to work with them.”

To plan your corporate event or holiday party, contact Lauren at Windy Hill Wedding & Event Barn at (864) 420-1282 or