Greenville’s Hottest Event Venue, The Rutherford, Announces Grand Opening

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

The Rutherford, a new non-traditional event space located at 520 Rutherford Rd., between Poinsett Highway and North Main Street, is officially open for business. Owner, Yasha Patel, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce on Wed., August 23 and a grand opening party at the venue on Wed., August 30.

Bookings for the venue are well underway and already confirming parties, weddings, corporate events and more for the fall and holiday season. During the soft opening phase, since July, The Rutherford has hosted signature events that include Euphoria’s “Tapas and Tinis” as well as Greenville Business Magazine’s Corporate Tuesday networking event.

“My goal is for The Rutherford to become the center of celebration for Greenville,” Patel said. “I grew up in the hospitality business, assisting in the hotels my family managed. Now, I am carrying on that tradition by using those gifts for Greenville. I hope that all experiences here can be all that my clients want it to be and more. We are so excited that all our hard work finally paid off and can’t wait to provide a space for all of life’s special moments.”

Patel completely renovated and transformed a 1950s-era building into a custom designed, multi-space venue totaling over 10,000 square feet, with an urban finesse envisioned from inspirational exterior and interior signature features while also restoring the building’s original elements.

The Rutherford is comprised of three stand-alone spaces that can be rented individually or together, for flexible event party scaling:

- The Brick Room—An upper level, indoor space measuring 2,800 square feet with native exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows an exposed wood beam ceiling and restored heart pine floors.

- The Warehouse—A lower level, indoor space measuring 2,200 square feet that features a faux greenery statement wall, exposed brick walls, hardwood columns, an exposed wood beam ceiling and glass overhead doors opening to an outdoor Veranda and Courtyard spanning more than 5,000 square feet.

- The Veranda and Courtyard—A 1,150 square foot covered Veranda spills out into a large outdoor entertainment space of approximately 4,000 square feet enclosed with a privacy fence and bordered by a high bamboo forest.

The Rutherford’s guests enjoy an open vendor policy, with onsite catering kitchens on each level of the venue, a guest suite with private washroom, a reception area and men’s and women’s washrooms on each level. Ample onsite parking for approximately 50 vehicles is provided, with additional parking available via valet service.