An American wedding weekend custom, the rehearsal dinner is usually held after the wedding rehearsal on the night before the actual wedding ceremony.
While some rehearsal dinners are small events limited to the bride- and groom-to-be, their immediate families, and the wedding party, more and more rehearsal dinners are evolving into full-blown events.
Especially for weddings where a significant number of guests are visiting from out of town, the rehearsal dinner is a nice way of saying thank you for making the trip and gives the couple a chance to actually chat with these guests (unlike the actual wedding day, which can easily turn into a whirlwind where you have limited time to spend with any one person).
Types of Greenville Rehearsal Dinner Venues
Depending on the vibe of the wedding reception and the budget of the person paying for the event, there are many different styles of rehearsal dinners to choose from.
Casual and Low-Key Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Greenville
For example, if your wedding reception is going to be pretty casual, it might feel out of place to have an overly formal rehearsal dinner. Even if your wedding reception is going to be a more extravagant affair, many couples choose to have a low-key rehearsal dinner to keep stress levels to a minimum and also to ensure it won’t upstage the actual wedding.
Traditional and Rehearsal Dinner Venues in Greenville
On the other hand, if you’re hosting a black-tie affair the following night, you also may want to stick with a more traditional rehearsal dinner. There really are no hard and fast rules about the rehearsal dinner – so just do what is going to make you enjoy yourself.
Where to Host a Rehearsal Dinner in Downtown Greenville, SC
For couples looking to host their rehearsal dinner in downtown Greenville, there are several great restaurants to choose from. If more casual, yet still on-trend, is your style, consider hosting at UP on the Roof.
Known for their unique bar program and innovative menu, UP is the perfect spot to show off Greenville to your guests. Especially if you’re doing a more traditional seated dinner for your wedding reception, we recommend a buffet and/or stations with fun small bites instead of a served multi-course meal.
And if you’re in the mood for something more traditional or prefer the idea of guests being able to order their entrée from a server, look no further than Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Downtown Greenville. Offering a few different limited menu options that are ideally suited for larger groups, this allows you and your guests to enjoy a fine dining restaurant experience at a fixed price.
Rehearsal Dinner Venue Options Outside of Downtown Greenville, SC
For those of you who want to avoid the hustle and bustle of downtown altogether, but still like the idea of an upscale, seated rehearsal dinner in a restaurant setting, Ruth’s Chris Steak House at I-385 is for you. This is the original Greenville-area Ruth’s Chris restaurant and with more than a decade of experience under their belt, you can be sure your event makes a great impression.
It’s Time to Book Your Greenville, South Carolina, Rehearsal Dinner Location
No matter what you’re looking for in a rehearsal dinner, Greenville has what you’re looking for. We invite you to contact us to learn more about hosting your wedding weekend events at UP on the Roof or Ruth’s Chris Steak House.