These walls have been witness to some amazing moments over the years. Located in the former headquarters of a legendary Upstate textile mill, 1881 Event Hall takes its name from the year that Spartan Mill was founded right here in Spartanburg. Rich in local history, our beautifully-restored event space brings people together for all kinds of gatherings—just as the mill once united our community.

1881 Event Hall has become one of the area’s most sought-after venues, thanks to our ample and flexible space (over 19,000 square feet), collaborative open vendor policy, historic charm, and hands-on event management staff. Rental options include indoor and outdoor spaces that range from casual to formal, featuring elegant woodworking, custom designer carpets, wood flooring, and a bright, neutral aesthetic that works for any event.

Our venue is located in the Upstate of South Carolina with easy access to I-26 and within driving distance of Charlotte, Asheville, and Greenville. Nearby hotels can offer lovely overnight accommodations for up to 400 guest rooms, making it a breeze to host your next conference or large gathering with us.

Since the textile mill was humming decades ago, so many memories and milestones have been made here. With every beautiful wedding and event we host, we are proud to honor our town’s heritage by filling these walls with life again.