Weddings at Furman
Are you looking for a magical place to hold your wedding - a location where every detail fits together, from the feeling you get entering the campus gates, to the stately entrance into the chapel, to an inviting and elegant reception venue? With a park-like setting that rivals Monticello, Central Park and San Francisco’s Pioneer Square for its exceptional beauty, Furman University offers all these things and more... just minutes from downtown, but clearly a world apart!
Ceremony and Reception Venues
Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel
Beautifully situated on Furman’s campus, the Charles E. Daniel Memorial Chapel is ideal for events such as weddings, concerts, and lectures. Due to the amazing acoustics and an outstanding Fisk Organ, any occasion can become an utterly lyrical experience.
The Chapel has 27,000 square feet of space that includes an upper sanctuary that can accommodate 352 people and a lower level with a bride's room, the sunlit Garden Room, and two conference rooms perfect for intimate gatherings.
Large windows and high ceilings offer a classic appearance to the structure. With uniquely shaped windows and creative house lighting, the chapel offers any mood one might desire!
Charles E. Daniel Chapel Policies & Request Form
Music at the Chapel
Younts Conference Center
With it's Georgian-style architecture, outdoor patios, and masterful landscaping, the Younts Conference Center is Greenville’s premiere location for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
We offer the following at an all-inclusive price for your event:
- Seated dinner for up to 320 guests
- Stand-up reception for up to 500 guests
- 18’ x 21’ dance floor
- Tables, chairs, and basic linens
- Bride’s room and Groom's changing area
- Labor for basic clean-up and room set-up
- Ample parking
- An event coordinator available during your entire event
For pricing and more information on the Younts Center, please contact us today!
Click here for an example of a Reception Layout
Click here for an example of a DeSantis Pavilion Ceremony Layout
Standing Only Venues
Janie E. Furman Rose Garden
The Janie Earle Furman Rose Garden lends spectacular beauty to intimate, standing-only weddings for 60-70 guests. The garden features 800 rose bushes, a 19th-century gazebo, and a charming fountain.
The Bell Tower, a well-known symbol for the university, is a standing-room only wedding venue ideal for up to 60 guests. Surrounded by the campus lake and the mountains of the upstate, it is sure to make a lasting impression on your ceremony.
Furman’s original Japanese garden has been dramatically renovated and is now known as the Asian Garden. This serene garden's path winds pleasantly around a large pond with a waterfall at one end and a meandering stream at the other. Japanese irises and an assortment of bog plants line the edges of the stream and pond, enhancing its water quality. The major features of the garden include rare bamboos, several species of Japanese pines, camellias, oriental cherry trees, and a variety of other unique and well-known plants.
"The property itself is especially lovely, quite spacious,state-of-the-art and guest friendly. [The staff’s] professionalism and attention to detail did not go unnoticed and were very much appreciated. I will forever be grateful to each of you for [playing] a significant part in making a dream come true."- Vicki Lybrand, Bride's Mother