Music Festival & Wedding Venue FAQ
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What's The Music Camp?
The Music Camp is a scenic outdoor music venue convenient to Interstate 85 near Spartanburg, SC. There is a massive covered sound stage facing a 5,000 sq foot audience shelter. We have industrial plug-ins for vendors and covered vending stalls. Our upper field can accommodate more than 600 cars and we have plenty of riverfront camping for 1500 or more attendees in our mature hardwood forests.
The Music Camp is the cool new wedding venue in the upstate. Our weddings give you the unique opportunity to host your own mini camping music festival. Why just have a wedding when you could throw your own festival and get married at it!? Check out our Camping and Glamping Wedding Packages.
How do I reserve The Music Camp?
- If your dates are not flexible checkout our Calendar and see if your date(s) are available
- Contact Us. We try to respond to inquires within 24 hours. Or give us a call. 864-978-5515
- Take a fun and informative tour of The Music Camp.
- When you choose The Music Camp for your event, we will present you with a rental agreement outlining all costs and requirements along with a payment schedule. A $500 non-refundable reservation fee holds your date and will be subtracted from your final total.
Where is The Music Camp?
The Music Camp is located at 190 Childress Rd. Spartanburg, SC 29307. We are only a couple miles from Exit 80 Gossett Rd. off I-85. Note: There is a bridge out on Conway Black Road. Temporary access is available via Gossett Rd. From Gosset Rd, go Left onto Old Converse Rd, then Left on Bud Arthur Bridge Rd. Turn Left onto Conway Black Rd, and Right onto Childress Rd. Music Camp gate is at the end of Childress. Visitation by Appointment Only.
The nearest International Airport is Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP), 30 minutes away. Douglas International in Charlotte is one hour away. Asheville/Hendersonville (AVL) is also one hour from here. Atlanta (ATL) is three hours away. Columbia Metro (CAE) is an hour and a half.
I Do Not Camp! Where Can I Stay?
There are plenty of choice hotels one exit away, including the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express. The Music Camp is 10 minutes from Downtown Spartanburg, with luxury accommodation choices.
How about event services?
Swift Horse Events, the entity managing the Music Camp, can provide a wide array of events services and wedding fixtures. If we don’t provide it, we know who does.
May I DIY or bring in caterers and event service providers of my choice?
Yes. Provided your food and beverage professionals carry the proper licensing and insurance requirements, you may hire who you choose.
What is Glamping?
Glamping is glamorous camping. Picture a large white wall tent perched on a platform overlooking the rapids of the River. Surrounded by nature, you are enjoying all the amenities you would find in an upscale hotel suite.
Known as “Glamping,” glamorous camping is a hot new trend in weddings. Glamping at The Music Camp is an over-the-top experience you will cherish forever. Imagine taking in the beauty of the Pacolet River from your large white canvas wall tent perched on a massive platform high above the rapids. The inside of your tent will be carpeted, the walls and ceiling draped in decorative fabrics. Each tent is beautifully appointed in plush furniture. Relax with your new spouse on the observation deck outside, or plunge into your queen size bed with plush thread count, and let the soothing rapids lull you to sleep. The Pearl, our newly constructed Gypsy Wagon, is just a few steps from the tent, equipped with a flushing toilet and an adjacent hot shower. Wake up in the morning and enjoy a short stroll to The Elizabeth Cotten Stage for fresh coffee and tea, local baked goods, and an enticing selection of seasonal fruit.
What is the capacity of The Music Camp?
The Music Camp boasts fifty-five acres of wooded riverfront. We can accommodate over 600 cars in our main field. Additional parking around the grounds provides 400 more spaces in the car camping areas. We can host a maximum of 2,000 attendees before renting neighboring property. We can accommodate a maximum of 1,500 for camping.
What are the specifications of your stages?
The Greenfield Stage in the main field yields 20’ x 50’ of covered performance space. On the backstage, our covered loading deck measures 15’ x 50’. On Stage Right there is 20’ x 40’ of covered bus parking for rain or shine load-in. On Stage Left, there is a covered boat with deck and galley that serves for a unique green room. The Greenfield Stage is wired with 200-amp service on a dedicated panel box for sound equipment. There is fluorescent house lighting and colored flood lighting.
The Elizabeth Cotten Stage measures 12’ x 18’, and is wired with house lighting and 110 outlets.
How late at night may amplified music be broadcast?
Spartanburg County reserves the right to impose a sound ordinance starting nightly at 9:30pm. The Music Camp self imposes a curfew on amplified music at 11:00PM In special instances music may be played at a reduced volume until 12:00am midnight. Traditionally, we have not experienced wide ranging noise complaints, as long as the music is kept at a reasonable decibel and ends by midnight. You may petition the county for a variance on the noise ordinance. You can find information on this process here. No matter the variance, out of respect for our neighbors we ask that amplified music be finished by 12:00am.
What kinds of utilities and amenities can be found at The Music Camp?
The Music Camp has electricity and Spartanburg City Water. Throughout the tree line in our main field and the riverfront camping areas, recycled traffic lights illuminate the forest canopy. Water and power are available throughout the campground, and near the ceremony and reception groves. There are 110, 30, 50, and 60-amp outlets available in the main field to accommodate food and craft vendors. There is a three bin stainless steel sink, a commercial ice machine, and merch box (for storing ice) located in the covered vendor area. There is plenty of flat and shaded riverfront camping with electricity and water nearby.
What about rain? Are there covered areas to get out of weather?
Yes. There is a 60’ x 80’ covered shelter facing the Greenfield Stage in the main field. 500 people can stay out of the sun and rain. There is an additional 20’ x 60’ covered area perfect for foodservice and dining, or showcasing vendors and artists.
On the river level reception field we have a 40’x40′ structure called The Featherston Pavilion. It features stone columns and a concrete floor. The Featherston can accommodate upto 120 guests seated for dinner. If you will host more than 120 guests we highly recommend renting a large tent to keep you guests shaded and dry.
The Music Camp management is happy to connect you with bonded and insured providers of tents and temporary shelters for your events.
Is The Music Camp ADA accessible to guests in wheelchairs?
Yes. The Music Camp is accessible to people using wheelchairs and other mobility assisting devices. It is our policy to exceed the standards set by the ADA Americans with Disability Act of 1978. All events are required to comply with our ADA policy of having wheelchair accessible portable toilets and providing reasonable access to public areas. The Music Camp staff is available to assist people with special needs. Please Contact Us prior to attending events at The Music Camp if you will require special assistance.
What are the rules of The Music Camp?
- No driving while intoxicated.
- No distilled alcohol unless served by a licensed and insured caterer.
- No Glass.
- No Firearms or Weapons of any kind.
- No Fireworks.
- No Unauthorized Vending.
- No Cruising.
- No River Access or Swimming.
- Amplified music may not be projected at a volume that disturbs other guests or neighbors. Amplified music may not be projected after 10:00pm without the expressed consent of Music Camp Management. Amplified music may never be projected after 12:00am.
- No confetti or birdseed are permitted.
- No cutting of live trees or destruction of vegetation is allowed. No nails in trees please.
- Providers of any temporary shelters and/or tents, except camping tents, must be bonded and insured.
- SHE reserves the right to refuse entrance to anyone and remove with reasonable force persons violating the policies of The Music Camp.
- Client and guests agree to operate within Spartanburg County, State and Federal Law while at The Music Camp.
Please Note: Promoters of events may impose additional rules on their events.