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The Clemson University Outdoor Lab is the perfect site to hold your wedding ceremony and reception or an all-inclusive event. With our natural setting and beautiful views of Lake Hartwell, our location is unlike any other wedding venue. From your rehearsal dinner to your send off together, our staff is eager to help you plan your special day.

Kresge Hall

Kresge Hall is a beautiful indoor facility located on Lake Hartwell. The room features a stunning stone fireplace that can serve as a focal point for ceremonies or receptions. Kresge also has surrounding windows and opens up to a covered, wrap-around porch allowing for spectacular views of the lake or an overlook of the patio.

The brick and stone patio is a great place for guests to mingle while awaiting the arrival of the bride and groom. The hall can seat 150 people in a variety of different setups. More guests can be accommodated by incorporating our outdoor options as well.

The Kresge Lawn and Patio offer two outside venues for your wedding ceremony. These open, versatile spaces surrounded by Lake Hartwell and the Clemson forest make the Outdoor Lab a relaxed and beautiful setting.  Recite your vows under the large dogwood tree or on the terrace looking out at the lake. Read more about our venues.

Clemson Outdoor Lab WeddingsCannon Chapel/Pavilion

The Cannon Chapel and Pavilion is an outdoor stone and brick amphitheater offering a beautiful view of the lake and natural scenery. The Pavilion area is the perfect reception venue following your ceremony. The covering provides shelter for guests and the open space grants views of the picturesque surroundings. Read more about our venues.

Food Service

Carolina Catering is our in house caterer. From delicious finger foods to a filling feast, we offer flexibility and unique menu ideas. We work with budgets and special requests and all items are prepared fresh for every event. Read more about our food services.

Clemson Outdoor Lab WeddingsLodging

Gather your friends and family together to spend your wedding weekend at the Outdoor Lab. Our suites and group cabins offer an ideal setting to relax and enjoy each other's company. You can explore our beautiful nature trails or go for a pontoon boat ride around Lake Hartwell. For the more adventurous family, schedule a team ventures activity or a canoe trip on the lake. Read more about our lodging.


Please email Janay Whitesel at or call (864) 646-7502, for rates and availability. We will be happy to find the perfect fit for your wedding day!