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Bureau Services Lodging

Visitors Bureau assistance is available to all conventions, meetings, and seminars conducted within Greenwood and using a minimum of 5 hotel rooms. The staff at the bureau is eager to assist you with any of your planning needs. We want your meeting or event to be a great success.

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Tourism Services 

Brochures on attraction sites in and around Greenwood. Reasonable quantities – free of charge

visitor bags will be given to those groups who book a minimum of five hotel room nights.



Press kits for Travel Writers and Journalists





Assist in community resources and program planning – tours (historical and/or industrial)

Welcome Letters – Upon request, the GRTVB can provide a welcome letter for your special event signed by our mayor and/or elected officials.



Receptions for day tour groups (small fee)





Itinerary Planning – Let the Bureau assist with coordinating special activities during free time or for spouses attending your event.

Meeting Services 











Distribution of Meeting Specifications – Information distributed directly to area hotels, meeting facilities, and appropriate venues.

Photo and Copy Inventory – For your meeting registration and programs, photos and editorial copy about Greenwood are available for your use, free of charge.

Budget Inn 605 Montague Ave 864-223-1903

Hampton Inn 1624 ByPass 72 NE 864-388-9595

Quality Inn 1215 ByPass 72 NE 864-223-2838

Holiday Inn Express 110 Birchtree Drive 864-223-2296

Days Inn 230 Birchtree Drive 864-223-1818

Inn on the Square 104 E Court Street 864-330-1010

Econo Lodge 719 ByPass 25 NE 864-229-5329

Jameson Inn 109 Enterprise Court 864-942-0002

Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites 527 ByPass 72 NW 864-330-3300

Relax Inn 1216 Montague Ave 864-229-0399

Greenwood Motel 306 Montague Ave 864-229-2595

Extended Stay Motel 919 Montague Ave 864-223-3979

Meeting planner’S guide

Sample Itinerary 

9:00 a.m. – Tour of Ninety Six National Historic Site



10:00 a.m. – Agritourism comes alive, with the animals and gardens at Emerald Farm

Site Inspection Arrangements – Upon request, escorted tours of appropriate hotels and meeting facilities.



Support for Site Selection – Assistance in developing a strong presentation to persuade decision makers to choose Greenwood for your event.



Official Welcome – Arranging for community leaders to welcome your group and/or appear at certain events.

Publicity – Upon request, the Bureau will prepare and send targeted news releases on your behalf to generate awareness of your event and organization.



Visitor Packets – We respectfully request 15 days notice if you are requesting Visitor Bags. Complimentary





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11:00 a.m. – ”All Aboard!” Explore the semi-formal gardens surrounding 7 vintage train cars at the Railroad Historical Center 12:00 p.m. – Walk the treelined streets and break for lunch in one of Uptown Greenwood’s restaurants 1:30 p.m. – The arts are in full bloom in the Emerald Triangle, tour the Arts Center, Theatre, and The Museum 2:45 p.m. – Discover Park Seed’s famous 9-acre Trial Gardens 4:00 p.m. – Want to take a piece of Park Seed home with you? Be sure to shop the Jackson & Perkins outlet store!

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www.visitgreenwoodsc.com 120 Main Stre et, Grenwood SC 29646 • 864.953.2464 or 1.866.493.8474 www.visitgreenwoodsc.com


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Welcome to Greenwood, South Carolina Beautiful Greenwood, South Carolina is located in the

Next door, the Greenwood Community Theatre hosts

Lower Piedmont region of Upstate South Carolina and

numerous performances throughout the year highlighting

provides a friendly setting along with the progressive and

Greenwood’s exceptional thespian talent.

active environment of a larger city. The area is accessible

Greenwood is an active tourism partner in the Old

to three major interstates and only hours away from several metropolitan areas such as Greenville, Columbia, and Augusta, GA.

Ninety Six Tourism District, which prides themselves as the Freshwater Coast region. The politics of Freshwater Coast has profoundly influenced

A leisurely visit through Greenwood

the state and nation, beginning with

and the surrounding areas reveal many

Ninety Six, the original courthouse

interesting places to not only host a

village of the backcountry and strategic

conference or meeting, but to also

outpost during the Revolution. The

spend a few minutes or a few hours.

fort and battle site are now the Ninety

Along the SC Heritage Corridor,

Six National Historic Site, located in

Greenwood’s Discovery Route, are

Greenwood County. The site, which

numerous sites, including Park Seed, the Museum, and a

is part of the National Park Service, hosts over 30,000

local goat farm, Emerald Farms. All are both historic and

visitors each year and sponsors various reenactments and

entertaining.

history days throughout the year.

The Emerald Triangle, a nine-acre triangular shaped

Additionally, there are many more opportunities for

area in the heart of downtown, provides a new bustling

recreation for your meetings with Greenwood’s many

cultural center for the Uptown Greenwood area. While in

golf courses, beautiful lake, and wide range of outdoor

town, visiting the Arts and Visitors Center located in the

activities. Greenwood’s excellent accommodations and

Federal Building is a must, as it always features beautiful

dining choices will provide you with a much needed

exhibits and fine art shown in the Countybank Gallery.

respite after a busy day of sightseeing and exploring.

Piedmont Technical College 620 North Emerald Road Greenwood, SC 29649 higgins.b@ptc.edu 864-941-8408

Lander University 320 Stanley Avenue Greenwood, SC 29649 sbyrd@lander.edu 864-388-8718

Meeting Facilities American Legion Post 20 806 Calhoun Avenue Greenwood, SC 29646 864-223-3142 www.americanlegionpost20.org The American Legion can accommodate 275-300 seated and 300 for presentations. Use the facility food service for catering and bar needs. Arts and Visitors Center at the Federal Building 120 Main Street Greenwood, SC 29646 www.greenwoodartscouncil.org 864-388-7800 The renovated Federal Building is now the home of the Arts Council. With 25,000 square feet of usable space, the building offers an exciting home for the arts as well as key meeting space in Greenwood. The building includes a Visitors center, a large, professional gallery, reception hall with audio/ visual capabilities, two conference/meeting rooms with audio/visual capabilities, catering kitchen, and a courtyard garden. Camp Fellowship 457 Camp Fellowship Road Waterloo, SC 29384 www.trinity-presbytery.org 800-321-4124 Situated on 133 acres of lakeside land, Camp Fellowship offers lodging as well as meeting facilities. The Fraser Chapel is a large meeting room with a stage-area. This building also provides a climbing wall, sure to keep summer campers entertained. The Conference Center meeting room provides a conference table and chairs, as well as sofas and a stone fireplace and accommodates 40-50. The Retreat House and Cabin both have meeting rooms and screened porches overlooking the lake.

Drummond Center at the Lake Greenwood State Recreation Area 302 State Park Road Ninety Six, SC 29666 www.southcarolinaparks.com 864-543-3535 The John Drummond and Holly Self Drummond Environmental Education and Conference Center is approximately 34 x 23. The space can accommodate 272 or 126 seated. Conference Center does not provide catering service. This lakeside facility is available for special events year round. Greenwood Civic Center 1610 Hwy. 72 East P.O. Box 740 Greenwood, SC 29648 864-942-8606 The Civic Center’s arena is 119 x 130 without bleachers. In the round, the space has approximately 4200 seats available and 3750 in a horseshoe shape. For trade shows, the space can accommodate 92 8 x 10 booths. The Community Room can accommodate 100 for a wedding reception and 125-150 for parties. Seminars can seat 100. The Civic Center also has two large dressing rooms, a catering kitchen, and a Green room that can serve as a small meeting space for 20. Inn on the Square, Clarion Collection 104 Court Avenue East Greenwood, SC 29646 www.innonthesquaresc.com 864-330-1010 Aside from being a full-service hotel, the Inn on the Square has several meeting and banquet facilities. The Emerald Ballroom is available for large private functions and is equipped with a dance floor. The ballroom can be divided into thirds for smaller functions. Catering is available on site. The Tuscany Room is a private room designed for parties of 25 or less. This room comes equipped with hidden a dry-erase board and movie screen. For a small intimate gathering, the Chairman’s Room is a private dining space that can seat 10.

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Lander University has a range of facilities for any meeting or event. There are small classrooms and large lecture halls available for meetings. Most classrooms come equipped with a video projection system with PowerPoint/video presentation capabilities. The Cultural Center Auditorium is a theatremultiuse facility that seats 630. The Finis Horne Arena can seat 2500 for sporting events and can also be used for banquets, concerts, and graduation ceremonies. Concert and performance settings can seat 3000, and table seating for 500 is available for banquets. Lander also features an outdoor amphitheatre that accommodates 500. Located close to the University, Cambridge Hall is a historic home owned by the university and is available but has limited meeting and dining space. Catering is available through Aramark. Little River Multicultural Complex 415 Riley Road North Hodges, SC 296453 lrmba1@yahoo.com 864-374-3149 One of the newest meeting facilities in Greenwood, Little River Multicultural Complex, provides groups of all sizes with top-notch meeting space. The gymnasium can accommodate assembly seating of approximately 1500 people and can seat approximately 600 banquet-style. The facility also houses 6 classrooms or break-out space, accommodating 60 people in each. The conference room is complete with a kitchenette and will seat a maximum of 20 people. The dining hall can accommodate about 175 people and has a full industrial kitchen that can store a 7 course meal for 1400 people. Each meeting room has AV capabilities with an LCD screen. In addition, there are computers with internet access on site, as well as an outdoor speaker system, men and women’s locker rooms with showers, and enhanced security features. The staff is happy to help with any of your meeting needs.

The James C. Self Conference Center is 13,746 square feet, with meeting rooms, auditoriums, kitchens, a deck, and a patio. The conference rooms range in size and can seat between 20 to 180. The Continuing Education Building has traditional classroom facilities available for use. The college also has six County Center Locations available for industry to use for educational programs. Sundance Gallery 146 Maxwell Avenue Greenwood, SC 29646 www.jonholloway.com 864-227-1188 After a complete renovation, Jon O. Holloway, fine art photographer, transformed an old auto parts store in Uptown Greenwood into a charming, loft-like gallery space. With original hard wood floors and brick walls, the space accommodates about 120 seated and 200 standing. The building also features a beautifully landscaped courtyard that faces newly renovated Oregon Avenue. This creative space is ideal for small meetings and conferences. Wesley Commons 1110 Marshall Road Greenwood, SC 29646 www.wesleycommons.org 864-227-7368 or 888-298-6222 Wesley Commons is a Continuing Care Retirement Community located conveniently off of Highway 72 and near Highway 34 and Main Street. There are several meeting room options on campus and on-site catering is also available. Asbury Hall is a large reception hall that can accommodate 120 guests seated, 400 in a standing reception, and 145 theater style. This banquet facility is equipped with audio visual capabilities. The Commons’ Library can seat 16 to 32 comfortably around the cozy fireplace and it is also equipped with audio visual capabilities. The Private Dining Room is perfect for board meetings or small private gatherings. This room seats 12 people conference style. The Hunt Room seats 24 people and it is always set and ready for bridge groups.

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