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Southern Oaks

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About Southern Oaks

Southern Oaks is a country wedding venue in Gilbert, South Carolina, located just a few miles from Leesburg, Batesburg, and Lexington. This charming venue provides a simple, lovely Southern style and provides full-service event planning, able and willing to take care of all of your wedding needs. You can choose any location on the property to say “I do,” including underneath a huge, gorgeous oak tree, in the pecan grove, in front of grapevines, or inside. Whatever your heart desires, Southern Oaks can accommodate you; their goal is to make your dreams for your big day come true.

Facilities and Capacity

Along with all the beautiful spots on the property to hold your ceremony, Southern Oaks also offers a 5,600-square-foot reception hall located behind the main house that can accommodate up to 285 guests. It also has a newly constructed chapel seating 200 guest. Chapelgas a stone fireplace at alter and the sides of the building g are open. The reception space has a rustic and vintage look to it and features a large wooden deck that surrounds the entire space. There is also patio furniture on the deck for you and your guests to use to relax and gather together during your celebration. This space can be completely open when weather is nice and in the warmer and colder months the glass doors can be pulled down and the heat or AC turned on. But don’t worry, even if you need to close in the banquet hall, you’ll still be able to see the lovely views of the property outside through the clear glass that surrounds each side of the reception hall. A bridal suite is also available in the main house that features several full-length mirrors, refrigerator, five vanities, private bath and a relaxing atmosphere to get ready for your big day. Their is also a grooms room with satellite television, plenty of seating and a refrigerator. This venue is also pet friendly, so your furry companions can help you celebrate as well.

Products Offered

Southern Oaks offers planning and design services as well as their beautiful venue spaces. Parking and wireless internet are available on the property, which is also wheelchair accessible. They can provide lighting and sound, DJing, and photo booth services, as well as floral designs and arrangements if desired. Southern Oak offers set up and clean up services for your wedding event, and their site fee includes tables, chairs, and linens. China, glassware, and flatware are also available and altering services can be booked through the venue and included in your contract. They also have a wide array of event items for rent that can give your wedding some extra flair, such as:

  • Aisle markers
  • Altar/arches
  • Audio equipment
  • Centerpieces (includes fresh flowers)
  • Crossback Mahogany Chairs in Reception Area
  • Folding Mahogany chairs for ceremony
  • Dance floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Tables
  • Chapel seating 200 with stone fireplace, sliding entry door and open sides so that you still have the feel of an outdoor ceremony.


Southern Oaks offers a wide range of catering options, including southern-style hors d'oeuvres, family-style meals, buffets, and stations. Customized menus are available to suit your tastes and your budget. They offer delicious, custom-made wedding cakes, or you may choose to use an outside vendor. They also provide bartenders at an open bar, and permit outside alcohol. Champagne toasts and signature drinks are available as well.

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Greta Rhoden

Married on 03/28/2019

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Greta R mother of bride

My daughters wedding was amazing Pam and her intire staff we wonderful to work with. Thanks so much for making all her dreams come true! Read more My daughters wedding was amazing Pam and her intire staff we wonderful to work with. Thanks so much for making all her dreams come true!


Married on 12/08/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

Exceeded My Expectations!!!

If you want a STRESS FREE wedding then Southern Oaks is HANDS DOWN the venue for you. We got married on December 8th and unfortunately it was calling for 100% chance of rain... And it rained allllllll ... Read more day...BUT Pam and her crew still created the perfect indoor wedding just as we had planned for outside. That is what is so great about Southern Oaks, you can have your wedding inside if the weather does not cooperate, and that was a HUGE plus and the winning factor for us when chosing a venue. Pam and her staff go above and beyond to create the wedding you wish to have. Our wedding guests continue to comment on how beautiful the decor was and how organized the ceremony/reception was (because this venue gives you a wedding coordinator too). I could just go on and on about how great this venue is, and we will continue to recommend Southern Oaks to anyone we know!


Married on 05/26/2018

  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Responsiveness 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0

I recently booked Southern Oaks for my Spring wedding and could not be more excited! Pam has been wonderful to communicate with and was very responsive and accommodating. I had ALOT of questions and ... Read more even had to schedule 2 tours of the venue in the same day and she was able to work with me. I chose a package that was all inclusive and it immediately felt like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. I have heard nothing but GREAT things about this venue and I cannot wait to celebrate my big day at Southern Oaks!

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