Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
The Huguenot Mill is in downtown Greenville at 101 West Broad Street, Greenville, SC 29601.
What is included in my rental?
A standard rental of the Huguenot Loft or Ramsaur Studio includes setup/load-in, up to 4-hours for your event, and tear-down/load-out. Rental includes the use of the interior space only for your allotted event window time, an on-site facility representative, housekeeping staff, and a security officer during the event.
Can we extend event times or rental windows?
Event times may be extended by one hour in most cases. Event rental windows are limited to a maximum of 12-hours.
How many guests can attend my event?
Capacity is determined by the room, type of event, layout preferences/rental furniture, and other details (i.e. space needed for the dancefloor, on-site ceremony, plated vs. buffet-style meals, etc.). Please ask your Peace Center representative for an estimate based on your projected event details.
Is parking available?
There are several parking garages within nearby walking distance, and we are happy to provide a map that may be shared with vendors, guests, etc. Most clients share pricing information so that guests are prepared to pay for parking. The city-owned garage fees typically range from $2 – $8, depending on the length of stay and any special events taking place in the downtown area.
Is there handicap access?
The Peace Center is an ADA-compliant campus, and there are ramps outside and inside of the main entrance to the Huguenot Mill. There are ramps, elevators and accessible restrooms in the Huguenot Mill. Ramp and elevator access must remain clear and easily accessible at all times.
Is smoking allowed?
The Peace Center is a smoke-free campus, and city regulations prohibit smoking within 10-feet of any entrance or window of a building. For events at the Huguenot Mill, guests may access the sidewalk area in front of the main entrance to smoke or use vaping devices. Cigarettes and cigars should be properly disposed of using the available smoking urn.
Am I required to hire an event planner for my event?
A qualified event planner is required to manage vendor coordination, load-in/load-out, event timeline, and other details. Your coordinator must be on-site or have a representative on-site for the entirety of the rental period to manage vendor details, questions, etc.
Which caterers can I use?
For catering in the Huguenot Mill, please see our list of approved caterers for the best the upstate has to offer in event food service. These caterers have all necessary documentation (Certificate of Insurance, etc.) on-file with the Peace Center. Table 301 is the exclusive provider of catering services for Genevieve’s.
Is there a kitchen for my caterer to use?
The Huguenot Loft features a prep space with hand-washing sink, ice machine, stainless steel prep tables, and refrigerator available for use by catering staff. We do not offer a full kitchen space, and no cooking is allowed indoors. Warmers, sternos, hot plates, and hot boxes are permitted, on a limited basis, for warming and display purposes only.
What about beverage service?
The Peace Center is the exclusive provider of all beverage products and services, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Please see our beverage service information or ask your Peace Center representative for details and pricing.
Is there power for my band/DJ and caterer?
The Huguenot Loft has accessible power in both rooms, though musicians would be situated in the Reedy River side of the venue. All circuits are 20 amp/120 volts, with multiple circuits in each space (4/Prep area, 7/Broad Street side, 30/Reedy River side).
Where do I get tables and chairs?
The Peace Center is your primary resource for the rental of tables and chairs. Please see our equipment rental information or ask your Peace Center representative about available rental items and pricing. For items that we cannot provide in-house (i.e. different style chairs, lounge furniture, etc.), please ask your Peace Center representative about approved outside rental companies.
What décor and lighting elements are allowed?
We allow additional décor that does not mar or damage any surface or in any way compromises the sprinkler system. No holes can be drilled, or nails driven into any surface. Tape is not permissible on the hardwood floors in the Broad Street room, and candles are allowed, but they must be encased in glass (i.e. votives or hurricanes) that is higher than the flame. We do not allow helium balloons, smoke-, bubble- or fog-producing machines, or animals of any kind with the exception of service animals. For additional lighting (i.e. Edison string bulbs, paper lanterns, etc.), you may work with Optrics, Ltd., and any drapery must be certified flame-retardant material.
What am I responsible for at the end of the night?
Your party and your vendors are responsible for taking out everything that was brought in (including but not limited to rental furniture, floral, decorations, gifts, leftover favors/send-off items, etc.). All trash must be bagged and in the designated area in our catering prep space for the Peace Center to manage the disposal. We are not responsible for personal items left behind, but we do maintain a lost & found program for 5 business days following the event.
What audio/visual amenities are available?
We have several options for enhancing your event with top-of-the-line A/V equipment. The Peace Center is the primary supplier of A/V equipment, including staging, projector, and screen, etc. Ask your Peace Center representative what will work best for you!
Can I have a wedding ceremony and reception in the Loft?
An additional hour may be added to your event time to accommodate both ceremony and reception. Your guest arrival will be your event start time, so please be sure to plan for at least 30 minutes for guest arrival and 30 minutes for your ceremony.
What send-off items are allowed for weddings?
Bubbles, glow sticks, ribbon wands, pennant flags, and foam fingers are allowed. We do not allow sparklers, paper lanterns (or any other items with a flame component), balloon releases, silly string or tossed items (i.e. confetti, eco-fetti, glitter, birdseed, rice, etc.) It is the client’s responsibility to clear all debris by the end of the rental window, and additional charges do apply for any clean-up of items by Peace Center staff.
How do I reserve the space?
Your Peace Center representative will send you a rental agreement that will need to be signed & returned, along with full facility payment, a $250 refundable security deposit, and credit card authorization form within 10 business days.
When are payments due?
The initial facility rental and security deposit are due along with the signed contract for the rental of the space. Final payment for rentals and beverage service is due, along with guaranteed guest count and any other remaining details, 10 business days prior to your event.
Still Have Questions?
Contact the events team by calling 864.679.9274 or filling out the contact form to get started.