Where the Journey Begins

Avalon is a Beautiful Venue for all kinds of events.

Perfect for weddings, retreats, reunions, girls weekends, boys weekend, fraternity gatherings, Clemson football weekends, workshops, camping groups, outdoor groups, fishing groups....large and small.

Situated on on the SC side of Lake Hartwell just 6 Miles From Exit 1 on I-85, Avalon offers beautiful natural settings, kitchen and bathing facilities, camping and eclectic overnight accommodations.


"Downtown" Avalon is the central gathering area with a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, picnic tables and fire pit, a stage, gazebo and bathhouse, with a hot tub overlooking the shoals.


The large, covered, open air outdoor kitchen is equipped with 5 refrigerators, 1 deep freeze, one large 8 burner stove, 2 ovens, prep area, cooking & serving items and a 4 sink dish washing area: all you need to prepare meals, serve delicious food, and gather to eat.  There is room for 8 to eat in the kitchen area and multiple picnic tables in the fire pit area.  The grilling shed has a green egg, propane grill, indirect smoker and a gas 3 burner stove. 


Avalon’s multi functional gazebo  was designed by one of our own member architects and is a remarkable 13-sided structure.  It is perfect for small workshops, spontaneous acoustic jams, a late night dance party, or just quiet conversation over the sounds of nature.  The gazebo overlooks the falls and has a soothing sound perfect for a nap in the hammock.

Main Stage

Scores of great musicians and performance artist have graced this downtown stage. Set into a natural amphitheater, the 20′ x 24′ stage can be used for large and small band setups, yoga classes, ceremonies and more.  The sandy area in front of the stage is perfect for setting up your chairs for viewing the stage or a full blown dance floor that can easily handle over 100 people.

Bath House

The 300 sq. ft. bathhouse has two double shower areas, two toilets, four sinks, 100-gallon water heater, and plenty of cubbies for storage. Water comes from a well with a 2,000 gal backup tank. Perched on top of the upper deck is a hot tub overlooking the waterfall and shoals.

Fire Circle

The fire pit at the heart of Downtown is a perfect place for an acoustic jam, quiet conversation, or a moment of contemplation

Baton Rouge Bar

The bar is situated 50 feet from the stage and provides the perfect location for serving your guests.  There are 3 serving areas, a sink and plenty of room behind the bar. 

Acoustic Chapel

The Acoustic Chapel has hosted wedding ceremonies, acoustic artists and performers.  It is set on the hill in the large hardwood forest with a beautiful setting.

The Fairy Forest

This treasured area nestled between Little Choestoea creek and the Big Field offers a unique gathering space with mandalas, pretty shiny things, nick-knacks, and a 'nest' — perfect for yoga, a seminar or a sit down.


Big Field

A 17-acre open field bordered by Little Choestoea creek and lush woodlands is perfect for most anything: a wedding, festival, sports, camping or any other gathering. With an electrical shed that can provide power for several trailers

The Shoals

Sit on the smooth rocks at the top of the cascading falls and look out onto the private cove and beyond to the main lake and a small island. Located centrally between downtown and the Big Field, Avalon’s crowning jewel offer plenty of opportunity to relax, splash, and celebrate in serene natural beauty.

Lake Hartwell

Just downstream from the Shoals, you'll find beautiful Lake Hartwell, where you can swim in the cove, set off on a boat from Avalon's floating dock, or explore the little nearby island.

Little Choestoea Creek

Little Choestoea Creek meanders past the Compass Field, Big Field and Fairy Forest as it finds its way down the waterfall and into Lake Hartwell. The creek offers guests a place to relax and cool off.


Zen House

A modern cabin nestled in the woods, over a dry creek bed. The house has 2 bedrooms, each bedroom with a private entrance and deck. The master bedroom sleeps 2 with one queen bed, and the bunk room accommodates 6 with a queen-sized bunk bed and an extra-long twin bunk bed. There are 2 full bathrooms and an open concept living/kitchen room.

Love Shack

A modest studio cabin located near the Barn and a short walk from the Big Field. The cabin sleeps up to 4 with a king bed and futon (full). It is equipped with a dorm-style refrigerator, counter-top kitchen and bathroom with shower.


Avalon offers majestic tent camping in and around 38 acres of open fields, along a hillside wooded path, and close to the shoreline of the Little Choestoea creek.  (see below map)   There are 4 camper hook-ups and an outdoor, cold water shower at the southeast end of the Big Field, in addition to the kitchen and bath house facilities in the "Downtown" area.  We also have a camper and 5 "Glamping" platforms which are off the ground and come with a tent, blowup mattress, and bedding.   There is a toilet and shower in this area.   


Avalon has multiple venues for your wedding.  You can go from a small stage (Acoustic Chapel, Gazebo) to a large tent on various places on the property (big field, parking area).     

Past Events and Misc Pictures

Property Maps

Below are maps of the property showing all areas, amenities, accommodations, and camping areas.   



Spotted Pig Excellent BBQ15491 S Highway 11Lavonia, Georgia 29643(864) 972-9999
Hominy CateringModern American Cuisinehominycatering@gmail.com(864) 973-7311
Friends Farm and CateringFarm Fresh / Personalized Menu1215 Prater LaneTownville, SC 29689(864) 231-0663
Friends Farm Food TruckFarm Fresh / Personalized Menu1215 Prater LaneTownville, SC 29689(864) 231-0663

Places to stay

Best Western Executive Inn(Hotel, 19 Miles away)19 Miles511 Byp Highway 123Seneca, SC 29678(864) 886-9646
Hampton Inn & Suites Seneca(Hotel, 21 Miles away)1011 E North 1st St.Seneca, SC 29678(864) 482-2900


Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport58 Miles North2000 GSP DriveGreer, SC 29651
Atlanta International Airport113 Miles South6000 N Terminal PkwyAtlanta, GA 30320

Vendors for Events

Anderson Special EventsRentals: Canopy, Tables, Chairs, Linens, etc.101 Hill View CircleAnderson, SC 29621(864) 224-9844
Rent-A-CenterAppliance Rental2807 S Main StreetAnderson, SC 29624(864) 231-6888
R&R Golf CartsGolf Cart Rentals993 Bypass 123Seneca, SC 29678(864) 888-1717
Action Portable Toilets604 W. Bear Swamp RoadWalhala, SC 29691(854) 638-6642
Chastain's Porta Pot3553 Key StreetAnderson, SC 29624(864) 296-4700


Address: 440 Patterson RdWestminster, SC 29693

For small groups (<50) visit our webpage here or call 205.492.3211 or jeff@SmithLakeRentals.com

For larger groups (>50) call 508-364-7341 or email at sabrina.m.rankin@gmail.com