Southern Oaks is a charming event and wedding venue located off of Highway 378 in Gilbert, SC. Only a few miles from Lexington S.C. or Batesburg-Leesville, S.C. We are a family owned full service event venue, striving to offer all your event needs in one location with our own florist, DJ, cake decorator, event planner and director. You certainly do not have to use all of our services, but they are there if you are needing some direction.

What all do we offer? 

It's easier to say what we don't offer.  Some of our services are optional, but we can handle all but the following: dresses, suits/tuxedos, wedding party bouquets & boutonnieres, alcoholic beverages, guest book, unity, guest favors, printing your bridals or engagements...otherwise- we've got you covered. Our wedding decorator/coordinator will meet with you to go over your color palette and decoration ideas- to make your dream a reality.

Inside the Home

There is a large bridal suite with 5 vanities with mirrors,3 full length mirror and their private restroom for the bride and her bridesmaids.  It is beautifully decorated and has plenty of room for your party to dress and enjoy your big day.  There is a grooms room across the hall, that has a bar height table for six, groom's special chair, television for game days, full length mirror and private restroom. With Our packages, both the bride and the groom are provided with snacks and beverages.  With package weddings, buffet and stations may be set up in the dining hall. The buffet table is under three beautiful crystal chandeliers with a fireplace and seating at one end.  Our brides may arrive as early as 10 am to begin getting ready.

The Reception Area

Along with the home that was constructed in 1820, there is also a 70 x 80 building that is used for receptions.  This can also double as the setting for the ceremony for 200 guests or less. It has clear vinyl sides that can be rolled up or down.  With the French doors and vinyl sides you can be completely closed in for the cooler months, but still see out through the vinyl sides. This area has two propane heaters that run the length of the room for those cold fall and winter evenings.  It also has 18 fans and two "porta cooler"s that help keep the guest and the dance floor cool on those hot summer days. The floors are painted cream with a 20'x20' black dance floor. The reception area has his and her restrooms with vanities with heat/AC.  There is a kitchen prep room inside the home and another in the reception area along with a bar. The bar can be rented, and it includes coolers and a refrigerator that has been covered in pallet wood to fit the vintage southern look of our venue, ice, bar and bartender.

 The Owners 

Brett & Pamela Reeder (and children)
Brett is a Commercial Contractor and owns and operates Brett Reeder Construction, Inc. Brett has his associates in Civil Engineering from Midlands Technical College. These skills have allowed him to create a venue that is beautiful and without the overhead of hiring contractors, we are able to offer reasonably priced package weddings.
Pamela is a retired school teacher from Lexington School District 1 with a BA in Education & a MA in Creative Arts. She is a certified event planner and does all of the coordinating, planning to insure your day goes perfectly.  
The Reeder's have nineteen year old twins, Bre & Tug, that also help with the events at Southern Oaks. Bre assist with decorating and creating floral arrangements, she has also been photographing weddings for the past four years and does a wonderful job at a very reasonable rate. You certainly do not have to use her, but if you are searching for a good experienced wedding photographer with reasonable rates, you can find her on Facebook "Bre Reeder Photography". Tug is the muscle behind all the set up that happens at Southern Oaks, and assist Brett with the many projects that they have to improve their venue.  The Reeder's are members of Beulah United Methodist Church and lifelong members of the Gilbert and Lexington community. Their family along with several other staff members do their best to make your wedding stress free and perfectly planned from the start of your day to send off.


Address- 2401 Highway 378

              Gilbert,  S.C.  29054

Phone:  (803)647-4518

Fax: (803)892-6840

Email- southernoaks378@gmail.com

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