A new event space is open in the Judson Mill District of Greenville.
The West Courtyard is a nearly 43,000-square-foot gathering space that can accommodate more than 1,000 guests sitauted between the Lofts multifamily apartments, the Annex commercial buildings, and the upcoming Jenny building located on the west side of its district, according to a news release.
Developers of Judson Mill have re-imagined what was once a roadway in the historic mill district into an outdoor meeting space surrounded by 100-year-old masonry suitable for hosting a variety of events such as corporate meetings, fundraisers, festivals, weddings, conventions, and more, the release said.
“We’re excited to introduce our newest amenity to the community,” said Ken Reiter, co-developer and president of Belmont Sayre. “The West Courtyard is an excellent focal point connecting the retail and residential sides of campus, and we look forward to the many events, meetings, and celebrations that will take place there.”
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Avison Young, a global real estate company with offices in Greenville, will manage the West Courtyard. Seamonwhiteside (SW+), a full-service site design firm with offices at Judson Mill and throughout the Carolinas, designed the West Courtyard, and Clayton Construction was the general contractor. In addition, NAI Earle Furman (NAIEF), the Upstate’s largest commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm, provided project management services.
“This courtyard provides an outdoor event space truly unique to Greenville,” said CEO of High Spirits Hospitality Tammy Johnson, who will work closely with Avison Young to host events in the lower courtyard. “With the ability to program events for more than 1,000 guests, we are ecstatic to be able to offer this area to host both public and private events.”
Judson Mill District is a mixed-use community that was once the largest textile mill in Greenville County and an integral part of Greenville’s Mill Crescent wrapping the city’s west side. The re-developed property is now home to office, restaurant, brewery, retail, entertainment, and residential spaces. In 2019, Taft Family Ventures, a real estate investment and development firm based in Greenville, N.C., joined with Belmont Sayre, a privately held real estate investment and development company based in Chapel Hill, N.C., to transform the historic 800,000-square-foot textile mill that closed in 2015.
While maintaining its vision to preserve the soul, spirit, and features of the historic mill, Judson Mill District utilizes a sustainable approach in revitalizing its 36-acre campus.