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Zen

Greenville , SC

LOCATION

924 South Main Street
Greenville, SC US 29601 (map)

PHONE

864-235-5770

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Zen - an elegant space for hire, is an event venue with the panache of a wine bar and the creative elegance of an art gallery. Formal or casual, you will find our space stylish,... Read more
Zen - an elegant space for hire, is an event venue with the panache of a wine bar and the creative elegance of an art gallery. Formal or casual, you will find our space stylish, functional, and efficicent. Designed with clean contemporary linens, the interior is a chic interpretation of East meets West. Sliding glass walls and minimalist style allow the light open space to transform and adapt to your special event.

Our 15,000 square foot palette is perfect for events ranging from an intimate dinner party to a swanky black tie affair. Fashion shows, art exhibitions, presentations or concerts can also be showcased. Zen features several rooms as well as a Japanese style garden and a fully equipped commercial kitchen that is open to your choice of caterer or chef.

We are the new alternative for your next party, wedding, or business meeting in the fashionable West End of Downtown Greenville. We make your experience unique and memorable through location, logistics, and style. Contact us today to learn how we can transform your next event at 864-235-5770, info@zengreenville.com, or visit our website, http://www.zengreenville.com. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1929
When was your venue last renovated?
2009
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic Site
Describe the style of your venue
City, Eclectic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
600
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
950
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Outside vendors welcome
Event Coordination
Outside vendors welcome
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Mary
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
This is an exceptional facility, one that evokes the feeling of a New York loft or upscale club. It is sophisticated and beautifully designed. The perfect setting for any party or event--large or small.

We found Zen to be the perfect venue for our daughter's wedding. It was a memorable and beautiful event -- and Zen helped to make that happen. We used the entire facility with the front room for cocktails and the large lounge area for the wedding reception, dinner and dancing. We had lots of candlelight, flowers and a sit down tablesetting for close to 200 people. The Japanese garden also was a favorite for our guest with the glow of candlelight, comfortable seating and nighttime lighting throughout -- it was a beautiful June evening in the garden. The venue proved to be very sophisticated, beautiful and absolutely stunning.

Our experience with Zen was very positive. Cameron and the entire staff at Zen were exceptional to work with over the months of planning and the day of the wedding. Every detail was attended to and great care was taken to fulfill our plans.

Cameron Poole King, the Marketing Manager, is highly professional, always responsive, well informed and knowledgeable, and helped our planning in many ways. She made excellent recommendations and was a delight to work with; she was always flexible in responding to many details and worked with our family to make our daughter's wedding memorable and the perfect event.

Our guests continue to rave about the wonderful time they had at the reception, how beautiful everything appeared and how special a place Zen was for them.
This is an exceptional facility, one that evokes the feeling of a New York loft or upscale club. It is sophisticated and Read more...
This is an exceptional facility, one that evokes the feeling of a New York loft or upscale club. It is sophisticated and beautifully designed. The perfect setting for any party or event--large or small.

We found Zen to be the perfect venue for our daughter's wedding. It was a memorable and beautiful event -- and Zen helped to make that happen. We used the entire facility with the front room for cocktails and the large lounge area for the wedding reception, dinner and dancing. We had lots of candlelight, flowers and a sit down tablesetting for close to 200 people. The Japanese garden also was a favorite for our guest with the glow of candlelight, comfortable seating and nighttime lighting throughout -- it was a beautiful June evening in the garden. The venue proved to be very sophisticated, beautiful and absolutely stunning.

Our experience with Zen was very positive. Cameron and the entire staff at Zen were exceptional to work with over the months of planning and the day of the wedding. Every detail was attended to and great care was taken to fulfill our plans.

Cameron Poole King, the Marketing Manager, is highly professional, always responsive, well informed and knowledgeable, and helped our planning in many ways. She made excellent recommendations and was a delight to work with; she was always flexible in responding to many details and worked with our family to make our daughter's wedding memorable and the perfect event.

Our guests continue to rave about the wonderful time they had at the reception, how beautiful everything appeared and how special a place Zen was for them. Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Nancy and all of the Zen team were extremely helpful and made the wedding simply amazing & smooth!! Would definitely recommend Zen to anyone and would love to have another event there!!:)
Nancy and all of the Zen team were extremely helpful and made the wedding simply amazing & smooth!! Would definitely Read more...
Nancy and all of the Zen team were extremely helpful and made the wedding simply amazing & smooth!! Would definitely recommend Zen to anyone and would love to have another event there!!:) Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
A great venue with a first class staff. These folks did everything they said they would do and then some. I would HIGHLY recommend this location for any special event.
A great venue with a first class staff. These folks did everything they said they would do and then some. I would HIGHLY Read more...
A great venue with a first class staff. These folks did everything they said they would do and then some. I would HIGHLY recommend this location for any special event. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We've had three weddings, two receptions, one rehearsal dinner and two engagement parties in less than 4 years. Four of those events have been in 2014. We have worked with a lot of vendors in Greenville, SC. Working with Cameron and the Zen staff has been amazing and a great pleasure for our family. Every time I contacted her via phone or email she responded immediately. This is very important because sometimes you need answers right away. Cameron was always very positive and made us feel like our event was important to them. They always worked to do whatever we ask of them and made very helpful suggestions. No doubt I would use them again for any event. Zen is a space that can be anything you want it to be. Thanks for a beautiful and memorable wedding reception. Our family and friends had a ball! Carl and Kim Bailey, Simpsonville, SC
We've had three weddings, two receptions, one rehearsal dinner and two engagement parties in less than 4 years. Four of Read more...
We've had three weddings, two receptions, one rehearsal dinner and two engagement parties in less than 4 years. Four of those events have been in 2014. We have worked with a lot of vendors in Greenville, SC. Working with Cameron and the Zen staff has been amazing and a great pleasure for our family. Every time I contacted her via phone or email she responded immediately. This is very important because sometimes you need answers right away. Cameron was always very positive and made us feel like our event was important to them. They always worked to do whatever we ask of them and made very helpful suggestions. No doubt I would use them again for any event. Zen is a space that can be anything you want it to be. Thanks for a beautiful and memorable wedding reception. Our family and friends had a ball! Carl and Kim Bailey, Simpsonville, SC Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our reception at Zen on May 17th and it was SO perfect! We worked with Cameron and the team at Zen for over a year planning our reception and deciding on details. Not only were they prompt and helpful, they were able to recommend a lot of top quality vendors that we chose and enjoyed! The openness of the space provided us the opportunity to make it our own and unique to our wedding. They also provided "props" or decorations that if you wanted to use you could, and if not they were happy to remove them. They were completely accomodating to us (and we were not always an easy crowd to please!). I would highly recommend the staff and Zen to anyone who was looking for a unique, cozy reception downtown in the beautiful West End of Greenville!
We had our reception at Zen on May 17th and it was SO perfect! We worked with Cameron and the team at Zen for over a year Read more...
We had our reception at Zen on May 17th and it was SO perfect! We worked with Cameron and the team at Zen for over a year planning our reception and deciding on details. Not only were they prompt and helpful, they were able to recommend a lot of top quality vendors that we chose and enjoyed! The openness of the space provided us the opportunity to make it our own and unique to our wedding. They also provided "props" or decorations that if you wanted to use you could, and if not they were happy to remove them. They were completely accomodating to us (and we were not always an easy crowd to please!). I would highly recommend the staff and Zen to anyone who was looking for a unique, cozy reception downtown in the beautiful West End of Greenville! Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Great venue, beautiful space! Zen and the staff are excellent to work with and my daughter and her groom had an excellent wedding, nothing went wrong, if it did, we didn't know it! Would highly recommend.
Great venue, beautiful space! Zen and the staff are excellent to work with and my daughter and her groom had an excellent Read more...
Great venue, beautiful space! Zen and the staff are excellent to work with and my daughter and her groom had an excellent wedding, nothing went wrong, if it did, we didn't know it! Would highly recommend. Read less
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Chelcee
Wedding:
2/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Our guests were blown away by Zen when they arrived for our reception. Nancy and the whole team were always responsive, helpful, and let me visit the venue on multiple occasions just to look around and "envision" things we were trying to decide with other vendors. They coordinated with our caterer and wedding planner and made our day fabulous!
Our guests were blown away by Zen when they arrived for our reception. Nancy and the whole team were always responsive, Read more...
Our guests were blown away by Zen when they arrived for our reception. Nancy and the whole team were always responsive, helpful, and let me visit the venue on multiple occasions just to look around and "envision" things we were trying to decide with other vendors. They coordinated with our caterer and wedding planner and made our day fabulous! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a wedding reception at Zen in November 2013 and it was truly a perfect venue. The beauty of Zen is that it is a gorgeous space all on it's own and does not require alot of decorating. The staff was very professional and accomodating during the planning stages, however the real test was on the day of the wedding. From the set - up crew to the bartenders and staff, they were all so helpful and nice to work with. It really was a great experience and helped make our special day go smoothly. I would highly recommend Zen for Weddings and any other special events.
We had a wedding reception at Zen in November 2013 and it was truly a perfect venue. The beauty of Zen is that it is a Read more...
We had a wedding reception at Zen in November 2013 and it was truly a perfect venue. The beauty of Zen is that it is a gorgeous space all on it's own and does not require alot of decorating. The staff was very professional and accomodating during the planning stages, however the real test was on the day of the wedding. From the set - up crew to the bartenders and staff, they were all so helpful and nice to work with. It really was a great experience and helped make our special day go smoothly. I would highly recommend Zen for Weddings and any other special events. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Zen is a spectacular location! All of our wedding guests were "wowed"! The staff is extremely professional, friendly and helpful making great suggestions. Can't say enough about how well they worked with us. Loved how they had too notch professional security detail. Really a great group of highly professional people. Cameron and Jeff were extraordinarily outstanding!
Zen is a spectacular location! All of our wedding guests were "wowed"! The staff is extremely professional, friendly and Read more...
Zen is a spectacular location! All of our wedding guests were "wowed"! The staff is extremely professional, friendly and helpful making great suggestions. Can't say enough about how well they worked with us. Loved how they had too notch professional security detail. Really a great group of highly professional people. Cameron and Jeff were extraordinarily outstanding! Read less
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Memory
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Zen was wonderful to work with!
Zen was wonderful to work with!
Zen was wonderful to work with! Read less
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India
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I planned my South Carolina wedding from Kentucky so communication and flexibility were essential to me. The Zen staff was a pleasure to work with. As with all brides, there are so many decisions to make and some details to cover. This gorgeous, sleek, modern venue was perfect and the experienced staff made great suggestions that helped to limit me being overcome with the details of wedding planning. Jeff, Nancy, Cameron and Steve will not disappoint. Friends and family say it was the best wedding they'd been to, mainly due to the fact that we went simple/modern and that the venue was amazing. Location is great for out-of-town guest to really get an idea of how Greenville, SC is imporving. The central downtown greenville location was very nice. You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't at least visit this venue.
I planned my South Carolina wedding from Kentucky so communication and flexibility were essential to me. The Zen staff was Read more...
I planned my South Carolina wedding from Kentucky so communication and flexibility were essential to me. The Zen staff was a pleasure to work with. As with all brides, there are so many decisions to make and some details to cover. This gorgeous, sleek, modern venue was perfect and the experienced staff made great suggestions that helped to limit me being overcome with the details of wedding planning. Jeff, Nancy, Cameron and Steve will not disappoint. Friends and family say it was the best wedding they'd been to, mainly due to the fact that we went simple/modern and that the venue was amazing. Location is great for out-of-town guest to really get an idea of how Greenville, SC is imporving. The central downtown greenville location was very nice. You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you don't at least visit this venue. Read less
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Wayne
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Great venue for a reception.Met twice after booking venue to confirm set up and plans. We were able to set up decorations in morning of wedding. Bar service was excellent. Wedding party was able to eat upstairs in a private room before being introduced at reception. Beautiful pictures were taken at the reception both inside and outside. Overall, we were extremely pleased with Zen.
Great venue for a reception.Met twice after booking venue to confirm set up and plans. We were able to set up decorations Read more...
Great venue for a reception.Met twice after booking venue to confirm set up and plans. We were able to set up decorations in morning of wedding. Bar service was excellent. Wedding party was able to eat upstairs in a private room before being introduced at reception. Beautiful pictures were taken at the reception both inside and outside. Overall, we were extremely pleased with Zen. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Zen was a fantastic venue for our beautiful wedding! The staff is very accommodating, flexible, and able to meet at any time to discuss aspects of the wedding. We had no trouble using our selected vendors for the event, and Zen also worked with each vendor to allow them in the day of the wedding at their selected times for setup. The building is very unique, already has some decorations in it, and allows for the opportunity to set it up any way you wish. The staff is very responsive, and answers to e-mails came very quickly. We could not have asked for a better space to have our wedding!
Zen was a fantastic venue for our beautiful wedding! The staff is very accommodating, flexible, and able to meet at any Read more...
Zen was a fantastic venue for our beautiful wedding! The staff is very accommodating, flexible, and able to meet at any time to discuss aspects of the wedding. We had no trouble using our selected vendors for the event, and Zen also worked with each vendor to allow them in the day of the wedding at their selected times for setup. The building is very unique, already has some decorations in it, and allows for the opportunity to set it up any way you wish. The staff is very responsive, and answers to e-mails came very quickly. We could not have asked for a better space to have our wedding! Read less
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Carter Ridgeway
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Very convenient and accommodating. Hopeful to make a lasting relationship.
Very convenient and accommodating. Hopeful to make a lasting relationship.
Very convenient and accommodating. Hopeful to make a lasting relationship. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have had a more perfect venue for my wedding reception! We were blown away by the flexibility, helpfulness and friendliness of everybody on staff at Zen. Very professional and prompt in communication. Definitely five stars, and if you're considering a venue for an event, look no further!
I couldn't have had a more perfect venue for my wedding reception! We were blown away by the flexibility, helpfulness and Read more...
I couldn't have had a more perfect venue for my wedding reception! We were blown away by the flexibility, helpfulness and friendliness of everybody on staff at Zen. Very professional and prompt in communication. Definitely five stars, and if you're considering a venue for an event, look no further! Read less
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Duke
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Staff was very helpful and courteous before, during and after the wedding reception .
Jeff used his expert artistic talent to incorporate the Indian Saris in the decor..
The staff went out of their way to secure some of the decorations and plants that were taken to zen for the event.
The staff also was kind and honest to go through the vacuum cleaner bag to look for a guest lost neck less.. They found the gold neck less and notified me to pick it up.
I definitely will recommend Zen to any person or
Group.
Jeff,Cameron and your team thanks for a great experience .
Duke Prashad
Staff was very helpful and courteous before, during and after the wedding reception .
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Staff was very helpful and courteous before, during and after the wedding reception .
Jeff used his expert artistic talent to incorporate the Indian Saris in the decor..
The staff went out of their way to secure some of the decorations and plants that were taken to zen for the event.
The staff also was kind and honest to go through the vacuum cleaner bag to look for a guest lost neck less.. They found the gold neck less and notified me to pick it up.
I definitely will recommend Zen to any person or
Group.
Jeff,Cameron and your team thanks for a great experience .
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Nanda
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Zen was more amazing than we could have imagined! Jeff and Cameron were more than helpful with all of our questions and requests. They helped us not only with planning in their event space, but were also very helpful in recommending other vendors we needed. They also went out of their way to accommodate our special request to incorporate some Indian flare into the decor. Jeff found a way to hang saris from the ceiling, and it made the already beautiful space feel like it was created just for us. When planning an event in Greenville, you can count on the team at Zen to make your day extra special without breaking the bank!
Our wedding at Zen was more amazing than we could have imagined! Jeff and Cameron were more than helpful with all of our Read more...
Our wedding at Zen was more amazing than we could have imagined! Jeff and Cameron were more than helpful with all of our questions and requests. They helped us not only with planning in their event space, but were also very helpful in recommending other vendors we needed. They also went out of their way to accommodate our special request to incorporate some Indian flare into the decor. Jeff found a way to hang saris from the ceiling, and it made the already beautiful space feel like it was created just for us. When planning an event in Greenville, you can count on the team at Zen to make your day extra special without breaking the bank! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Laura
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Excellent venue and staff. Went above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommended!
Excellent venue and staff. Went above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommended!
Excellent venue and staff. Went above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommended! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely amazing!!!! So thankful for each and everyone of them! They were so helpful each step of the way! We are truly grateful and couldn't have asked for a better wedding!
Absolutely amazing!!!! So thankful for each and everyone of them! They were so helpful each step of the way! We are truly Read more...
Absolutely amazing!!!! So thankful for each and everyone of them! They were so helpful each step of the way! We are truly grateful and couldn't have asked for a better wedding! Read less
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Cynthia
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
It was my first wedding event at Zen and I must say, this place rocks! Gorgeous modern decor, soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls, attentive staff....our event there could not have been more perfect! Jeff, Cameron and Kelly are on top of things to insure everything was to my bride's liking. Our guests had a wonderful time and it will be a pleasure to recommend this elegant venue to all my future brides and grooms.
It was my first wedding event at Zen and I must say, this place rocks! Gorgeous modern decor, soaring ceilings, exposed Read more...
It was my first wedding event at Zen and I must say, this place rocks! Gorgeous modern decor, soaring ceilings, exposed brick walls, attentive staff....our event there could not have been more perfect! Jeff, Cameron and Kelly are on top of things to insure everything was to my bride's liking. Our guests had a wonderful time and it will be a pleasure to recommend this elegant venue to all my future brides and grooms. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
The staff at the Zen were great! They anticipated what needed to be done to keep on task and just did it. The help and advice prior to our event was helpful and allowed us to enjoy the day and not be caught up in making sure everything got done. Wonderful experience!!!!
The staff at the Zen were great! They anticipated what needed to be done to keep on task and just did it. The help and Read more...
The staff at the Zen were great! They anticipated what needed to be done to keep on task and just did it. The help and advice prior to our event was helpful and allowed us to enjoy the day and not be caught up in making sure everything got done. Wonderful experience!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The day my husband & I walked into the Zen we knew that was the spot for the reception; we instantly fell in love with it!! The rep that I worked with personally (Cameron Poole) was the best & helped me tremendously with everything that I needed to make our reception one of the best ever! The owner...Jeff...OMG...AWESOME!!! Thanks Zen...you guys rock!!! :-)
The day my husband & I walked into the Zen we knew that was the spot for the reception; we instantly fell in love with Read more...
The day my husband & I walked into the Zen we knew that was the spot for the reception; we instantly fell in love with it!! The rep that I worked with personally (Cameron Poole) was the best & helped me tremendously with everything that I needed to make our reception one of the best ever! The owner...Jeff...OMG...AWESOME!!! Thanks Zen...you guys rock!!! :-) Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
LOVE this place! Our wedding was absolutely perfect in every way- we wouldn't have changed a thing (except wanting it to last longer!)!
LOVE this place! Our wedding was absolutely perfect in every way- we wouldn't have changed a thing (except wanting it to Read more...
LOVE this place! Our wedding was absolutely perfect in every way- we wouldn't have changed a thing (except wanting it to last longer!)! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Event Guru
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
This was my first event at ZEN and I was highly impressed with their high level of customer service, attention to detail, and overall atmosphere that the staff and space provided. I can't wait to be a part of another event at Zen!

Lauren Simpson
The Event Guru
charlestonguru@gmail.com
This was my first event at ZEN and I was highly impressed with their high level of customer service, attention to detail, Read more...
This was my first event at ZEN and I was highly impressed with their high level of customer service, attention to detail, and overall atmosphere that the staff and space provided. I can't wait to be a part of another event at Zen!

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The Event Guru
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Kathy
Wedding:
1/28/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter got married and used Zen for her ceremony and reception. Everyone we worked with at Zen was very helpful and went out of their way to help us with all that we needed. I would highly recommend Zen to others!
Our daughter got married and used Zen for her ceremony and reception. Everyone we worked with at Zen was very helpful and Read more...
Our daughter got married and used Zen for her ceremony and reception. Everyone we worked with at Zen was very helpful and went out of their way to help us with all that we needed. I would highly recommend Zen to others! Read less
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Helen
Wedding:
12/17/2011
5.0/5.0
Everything was just perfect for my daughter's wedding reception. I was so pleased with the venue, the staff, the bartenders, the decorations, etc. It was a great place to celebrate such a wonderful event.
Everything was just perfect for my daughter's wedding reception. I was so pleased with the venue, the staff, the Read more...
Everything was just perfect for my daughter's wedding reception. I was so pleased with the venue, the staff, the bartenders, the decorations, etc. It was a great place to celebrate such a wonderful event. Read less
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areeps
Wedding:
12/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Zen was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony. It's a clean, artsy space and it was just right for our day. The staff there is super helpful and did everything to make us comfortable. I would highly recommend Zen for your special event needs.
Zen was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony. It's a clean, artsy space and it was just right for our day. The staff Read more...
Zen was the perfect venue for our wedding ceremony. It's a clean, artsy space and it was just right for our day. The staff there is super helpful and did everything to make us comfortable. I would highly recommend Zen for your special event needs. Read less
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KCSchmidt
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding reception at Zen in October. The venue accommodated our guests in a way that allowed them enough space but also created an intimate environment. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and professional. They orchestrated a beautiful event that we enjoyed by us as well as our guests. We felt completely at easy with the staff taking care of the details the night of the reception, which allowed us to enjoy it. The venue itself is beautiful! It was worth every penny. We would recommend anyone to work with Jeff, Nancy, and his entire staff! Hopefully we can plan an event there again in the future.
We had our wedding reception at Zen in October. The venue accommodated our guests in a way that allowed them enough space Read more...
We had our wedding reception at Zen in October. The venue accommodated our guests in a way that allowed them enough space but also created an intimate environment. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and professional. They orchestrated a beautiful event that we enjoyed by us as well as our guests. We felt completely at easy with the staff taking care of the details the night of the reception, which allowed us to enjoy it. The venue itself is beautiful! It was worth every penny. We would recommend anyone to work with Jeff, Nancy, and his entire staff! Hopefully we can plan an event there again in the future. Read less
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aly
Wedding:
9/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our daughter's reception at zen. It was a very enjoyable and classy venue. I wouldn't change a thing about it. We loved it.
We had our daughter's reception at zen. It was a very enjoyable and classy venue. I wouldn't change a thing about it. We Read more...
We had our daughter's reception at zen. It was a very enjoyable and classy venue. I wouldn't change a thing about it. We loved it. Read less
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Eve
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at Zen and it was amazing. The Lotus Lounge is perfect with the color-changing lighting and modern artwork on the walls. We loved the brick details and very high ceilings. The bar staff were amazing serving delicious drinks all night. Everything turned out perfect and Nancy is fantastic to work with. We highly recommend Zen for your next event.
We held our wedding reception at Zen and it was amazing. The Lotus Lounge is perfect with the color-changing lighting and Read more...
We held our wedding reception at Zen and it was amazing. The Lotus Lounge is perfect with the color-changing lighting and modern artwork on the walls. We loved the brick details and very high ceilings. The bar staff were amazing serving delicious drinks all night. Everything turned out perfect and Nancy is fantastic to work with. We highly recommend Zen for your next event. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
The guys at Zen were extremely nice and incredibly easy to work with. From our very first walk through to the day of my wedding, they were extremely helpful. They assisted us in finding a florist (and she was amazing) as well as renting extra tables and chairs. If I ever had a question I just shot them an email and always heard back within the hour. They were also very flexible with us, allowing us to come by several times before the event to get everything in order. Their venue is absolutely georgeous and requires little to no decorating. Since our wedding I've gotten so many compliments from our guest about how much they loved the venue, as well as comments from Facebook friends who did not attend but saw pictures. I would definitely recommend Zen to anyone planning an event!
The guys at Zen were extremely nice and incredibly easy to work with. From our very first walk through to the day of my Read more...
The guys at Zen were extremely nice and incredibly easy to work with. From our very first walk through to the day of my wedding, they were extremely helpful. They assisted us in finding a florist (and she was amazing) as well as renting extra tables and chairs. If I ever had a question I just shot them an email and always heard back within the hour. They were also very flexible with us, allowing us to come by several times before the event to get everything in order. Their venue is absolutely georgeous and requires little to no decorating. Since our wedding I've gotten so many compliments from our guest about how much they loved the venue, as well as comments from Facebook friends who did not attend but saw pictures. I would definitely recommend Zen to anyone planning an event! Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
6/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Zen is a unique space for hire. The staff was prompt, attentive and gracious. Cameron Poole was especially great to work with!
Zen is a unique space for hire. The staff was prompt, attentive and gracious. Cameron Poole was especially great to work Read more...
Zen is a unique space for hire. The staff was prompt, attentive and gracious. Cameron Poole was especially great to work with! Read less
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T-Anna
Wedding:
5/5/2011
5.0/5.0
This is a beautiful venue. It went above and beyond our expectations. You get a lot for your money here. Nancy was so wonderful! She took a lot of stress off of me and assisted with everything I needed in a timely manner. I highly recommend Zen for any occasion! Thank you so much Zen for your professionalism and such a beautiful memory!
This is a beautiful venue. It went above and beyond our expectations. You get a lot for your money here. Nancy was so Read more...
This is a beautiful venue. It went above and beyond our expectations. You get a lot for your money here. Nancy was so wonderful! She took a lot of stress off of me and assisted with everything I needed in a timely manner. I highly recommend Zen for any occasion! Thank you so much Zen for your professionalism and such a beautiful memory! Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Photography, Transportation, Wedding Venue, Videography
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Heather
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you to Jeff and crew for providing the perfect venue for my wedding. From the patio for the ceremony to the Lounge for our reception ~ everything was perfect!
Thank you to Jeff and crew for providing the perfect venue for my wedding. From the patio for the ceremony to the Lounge Read more...
Thank you to Jeff and crew for providing the perfect venue for my wedding. From the patio for the ceremony to the Lounge for our reception ~ everything was perfect! Read less
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Casey
Wedding:
3/19/2011
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding reception at Zen in March. We had approx. 500 guests and rented out both rooms. We were looking for somewhere trendy, different, and beautiful. I could not imagine a place more perfect - from the staff to the decor to the layout of the facility - Zen had everything we were wanting, and more!
Cameron, Jeff, and the rest of the staff were always there to help with any questions we had while planning and had wonderful ideas to contribute! Their experience and creativity helped make our reception go so smoothly.
The location of Zen was prime. We used their shuttles to transport guests from the parking lots to Zen. This was great, especially for the older crowd (or the girls with uncomfy shoes)!
The industrial - modern style of Zen was perfect. From the high ceilings, to large glass windows, to murals and even the gorgeous bathrooms - Zen was not only beautiful, but UNIQUE. We did very little decorating and played up the large windows with votives. I still have people commenting on how beautiful everything was. We set food up in both rooms, had a bar in each room, and our guests loved roaming around to find new things. The balcony overlooked the dance floor and was perfect for guests that wanted to see everything going on.
The patio area was beautiful. The side entrance made a wonderful exit as our guests could all line up to send us on our way!
Zen was absolutely perfect and I would recommend Zen to ANYONE for ANY occasion. The staff is amazing, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the decor is breath-taking.
We held our wedding reception at Zen in March. We had approx. 500 guests and rented out both rooms. We were looking for Read more...
We held our wedding reception at Zen in March. We had approx. 500 guests and rented out both rooms. We were looking for somewhere trendy, different, and beautiful. I could not imagine a place more perfect - from the staff to the decor to the layout of the facility - Zen had everything we were wanting, and more!
Cameron, Jeff, and the rest of the staff were always there to help with any questions we had while planning and had wonderful ideas to contribute! Their experience and creativity helped make our reception go so smoothly.
The location of Zen was prime. We used their shuttles to transport guests from the parking lots to Zen. This was great, especially for the older crowd (or the girls with uncomfy shoes)!
The industrial - modern style of Zen was perfect. From the high ceilings, to large glass windows, to murals and even the gorgeous bathrooms - Zen was not only beautiful, but UNIQUE. We did very little decorating and played up the large windows with votives. I still have people commenting on how beautiful everything was. We set food up in both rooms, had a bar in each room, and our guests loved roaming around to find new things. The balcony overlooked the dance floor and was perfect for guests that wanted to see everything going on.
The patio area was beautiful. The side entrance made a wonderful exit as our guests could all line up to send us on our way!
Zen was absolutely perfect and I would recommend Zen to ANYONE for ANY occasion. The staff is amazing, the atmosphere is wonderful, and the decor is breath-taking. Read less
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Janet
Wedding:
1/14/2011
5.0/5.0
On Jan 14, 2011 we hosted our rehearsal dinner at Zen in Greenville, SC. To say we were pleased is an understatement! The venue, the staff's attention to the minutest detail was exemplary. Being from out of town (Birmingham, Al) made planning frightful until we booked Zen to host our event. We were totally pleased and made to feel comfortable. The chef from Good Life Catering prepared our meal for 110 guests, and it was flawless and made to order for each of us. I have nothing but the highest praise for the outcome of our event and the details leading up to it. I highly recommend Jeff and his staff at Zen in Greenville, SC if you are planning any occasion large or small!
Very Sincerely,
Mrs. Janet Turman (a truly satisfied customer)
Pelham, Al 
On Jan 14, 2011 we hosted our rehearsal dinner at Zen in Greenville, SC. To say we were pleased is an understatement! The Read more...
On Jan 14, 2011 we hosted our rehearsal dinner at Zen in Greenville, SC. To say we were pleased is an understatement! The venue, the staff's attention to the minutest detail was exemplary. Being from out of town (Birmingham, Al) made planning frightful until we booked Zen to host our event. We were totally pleased and made to feel comfortable. The chef from Good Life Catering prepared our meal for 110 guests, and it was flawless and made to order for each of us. I have nothing but the highest praise for the outcome of our event and the details leading up to it. I highly recommend Jeff and his staff at Zen in Greenville, SC if you are planning any occasion large or small!
Very Sincerely,
Mrs. Janet Turman (a truly satisfied customer)
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Cathy
Wedding:
11/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Zen was, indeed, a beautiful, elegant space in which to have a rehearsal dinner and wedding reception for our son's wedding. We were very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the entire staff. They acquired/rented all the necessary tables, chairs, linens, dishes, silverware, glasses, etc. The wait staff provided friendly, efficient service for nearly 5 hours at the reception and approximately 3 hours for the rehearsal dinner. We used the smaller area for the rehearsal dinner, and it was perfect...beautiful and very accommodating for our approximately 100 guests. The larger area was perfect, too, for the 200+ guests who greatly enjoyed the band, the food, the audio/visual presentation, etc. Shane at Good Life Catering works very well with the Zen team in providing a beautiful and delicious presentation of food that was greatly enjoyed both at the rehearsal dinner and the reception. I highly recommend Zen and Good Life Catering! I would not hesitate to use both of these services for future functions that require beauty, professionalism, elegance, and scrumptious food!:-))
Zen was, indeed, a beautiful, elegant space in which to have a rehearsal dinner and wedding reception for our son's Read more...
Zen was, indeed, a beautiful, elegant space in which to have a rehearsal dinner and wedding reception for our son's wedding. We were very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism of the entire staff. They acquired/rented all the necessary tables, chairs, linens, dishes, silverware, glasses, etc. The wait staff provided friendly, efficient service for nearly 5 hours at the reception and approximately 3 hours for the rehearsal dinner. We used the smaller area for the rehearsal dinner, and it was perfect...beautiful and very accommodating for our approximately 100 guests. The larger area was perfect, too, for the 200+ guests who greatly enjoyed the band, the food, the audio/visual presentation, etc. Shane at Good Life Catering works very well with the Zen team in providing a beautiful and delicious presentation of food that was greatly enjoyed both at the rehearsal dinner and the reception. I highly recommend Zen and Good Life Catering! I would not hesitate to use both of these services for future functions that require beauty, professionalism, elegance, and scrumptious food!:-)) Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/29/2010
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend ZEN GREENVILLE as an excellent venue for a wedding ceremony and reception and/or any other evening event! I recently got married at ZEN on their patio and had my reception there immediately following. All of the staff were friendly and accommodating to my guests. Their recommendations for catering and DJ were spot on.
I highly recommend ZEN GREENVILLE as an excellent venue for a wedding ceremony and reception and/or any other evening Read more...
I highly recommend ZEN GREENVILLE as an excellent venue for a wedding ceremony and reception and/or any other evening event! I recently got married at ZEN on their patio and had my reception there immediately following. All of the staff were friendly and accommodating to my guests. Their recommendations for catering and DJ were spot on. Read less
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Lynda
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
We had my son's rehearsal dinner at Zen in September 2010. We live out of town but from the very beginning Nancy was professional and helped me with all the arrangements. Jeff and Nancy made wonderful recommendations for the caterer (Good Life Catering) and florist (Me & Me designs) to make the dinner and table arrangements just perfect. All my guests at the rehearsal dinner raved about the service and the venue.

I was so happy that we had our event at Zen. I could not have been more pleased.
Lynda Stoller
We had my son's rehearsal dinner at Zen in September 2010. We live out of town but from the very beginning Nancy was Read more...
We had my son's rehearsal dinner at Zen in September 2010. We live out of town but from the very beginning Nancy was professional and helped me with all the arrangements. Jeff and Nancy made wonderful recommendations for the caterer (Good Life Catering) and florist (Me & Me designs) to make the dinner and table arrangements just perfect. All my guests at the rehearsal dinner raved about the service and the venue.

I was so happy that we had our event at Zen. I could not have been more pleased.
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wecurtis
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Zen was the perfect, unique venue for our wedding reception. The space is perfectly adaptable to different set-ups and creative ideas. Carrie was great to work with, always helpful. Our guests were very complimentary of the space and Zen looks great in photos. We would chose Zen again anyday!
Zen was the perfect, unique venue for our wedding reception. The space is perfectly adaptable to different set-ups and Read more...
Zen was the perfect, unique venue for our wedding reception. The space is perfectly adaptable to different set-ups and creative ideas. Carrie was great to work with, always helpful. Our guests were very complimentary of the space and Zen looks great in photos. We would chose Zen again anyday! Read less
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K
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.9/5.0
Zen is such a beautiful space for a wedding and/or reception! I live across the country, so between a really positive scouting trip by my mother to Zen, and the constant responsiveness via email and phone with Cameron, we chose Zen for both our wedding and reception in April 2014. We worked primarily with Cameron throughout the year of planning, and she was always incredibly responsive and friendly. All of our questions were always answered within a day and suggestions for placements, etc., were promptly provided when requested.

We rented the entire space, using the bamboo garden for the ceremony, the Lotus Lounge for a cocktail hour while the wedding party had photos taken, and then the Studio for the reception with buffet dinner and dancing. We also used the upstairs suite with full bathroom for the bride and bridesmaids to do final preparations. Because all areas are so attractive on their own, they required very little decorating from us, which made things very easy! We added no decorations outside in the bamboo garden, because the natural full greenery was very pretty without any additional decor. And the only decor added inside were floral centerpieces on each of the dinner tables in the Studio, as well as one very large floral arrangement at the entrance.

As the big day neared, Cameron communicated directly with our vendors, as needed, to answer any questions, and she met with us a couple of times the week of to ensure we all felt comfortable with the plan. There was a chance of rain, so she helped come up with a backup plan, which thankfully wasn't needed! The day of, the Zen team was helpful in making sure we had a perfect day. Many guests commented what a great venue Zen was, and I couldn't agree more! It's a modern space, simple yet elegant, and the staff is so easy to work with. I cannot imagine choosing a better place for our wedding/reception and would highly recommend it to others!
Zen is such a beautiful space for a wedding and/or reception! I live across the country, so between a really positive Read more...
Zen is such a beautiful space for a wedding and/or reception! I live across the country, so between a really positive scouting trip by my mother to Zen, and the constant responsiveness via email and phone with Cameron, we chose Zen for both our wedding and reception in April 2014. We worked primarily with Cameron throughout the year of planning, and she was always incredibly responsive and friendly. All of our questions were always answered within a day and suggestions for placements, etc., were promptly provided when requested.

We rented the entire space, using the bamboo garden for the ceremony, the Lotus Lounge for a cocktail hour while the wedding party had photos taken, and then the Studio for the reception with buffet dinner and dancing. We also used the upstairs suite with full bathroom for the bride and bridesmaids to do final preparations. Because all areas are so attractive on their own, they required very little decorating from us, which made things very easy! We added no decorations outside in the bamboo garden, because the natural full greenery was very pretty without any additional decor. And the only decor added inside were floral centerpieces on each of the dinner tables in the Studio, as well as one very large floral arrangement at the entrance.

As the big day neared, Cameron communicated directly with our vendors, as needed, to answer any questions, and she met with us a couple of times the week of to ensure we all felt comfortable with the plan. There was a chance of rain, so she helped come up with a backup plan, which thankfully wasn't needed! The day of, the Zen team was helpful in making sure we had a perfect day. Many guests commented what a great venue Zen was, and I couldn't agree more! It's a modern space, simple yet elegant, and the staff is so easy to work with. I cannot imagine choosing a better place for our wedding/reception and would highly recommend it to others! Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
3/17/2013
4.9/5.0
The location is absolutely gorgeous and the staff were very helpful in the planning and setup.
I will say that parking can be complex at this location (it is right off of main street and in down town) and reserved spaces were not always monitored by staff and several mixups ensued, but they were quickly straightened out.
Overall there were only a few stressors and on the big day things went pretty smooth. The setup and rooms looked lovely and it was very nice of them to lend us the use of the Suite room for myself and my bridesmaids to stay in and get ready in until the ceremony began.
I would definitely recommend this location to other brides to be.
The location is absolutely gorgeous and the staff were very helpful in the planning and setup.
I will say that Read more...
The location is absolutely gorgeous and the staff were very helpful in the planning and setup.
I will say that parking can be complex at this location (it is right off of main street and in down town) and reserved spaces were not always monitored by staff and several mixups ensued, but they were quickly straightened out.
Overall there were only a few stressors and on the big day things went pretty smooth. The setup and rooms looked lovely and it was very nice of them to lend us the use of the Suite room for myself and my bridesmaids to stay in and get ready in until the ceremony began.
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Carmen
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.8/5.0
Zen was extremely helpful with the planning of my wedding. My husband, family, and I were blown away by how willing the Zen staff member were to helping us every step of the way. Cameron King, was the main person at Zen I was in contact with, and I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me. No matter what time or how many questions my family and I had, she was always very professional and willing to make us happy. We would recommend Zen to anyone.
Zen was extremely helpful with the planning of my wedding. My husband, family, and I were blown away by how willing the Read more...
Zen was extremely helpful with the planning of my wedding. My husband, family, and I were blown away by how willing the Zen staff member were to helping us every step of the way. Cameron King, was the main person at Zen I was in contact with, and I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me. No matter what time or how many questions my family and I had, she was always very professional and willing to make us happy. We would recommend Zen to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
They were flexible and accommodating to my requests.
They were flexible and accommodating to my requests.
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Casey
Wedding:
11/16/2013
4.8/5.0
Before even getting engaged, I was in love with Zen and their photos online. When we decided to get married just a block away, we were thrilled to find out that our day was open at Zen. They made the planning process easy and were readily available to answer any questions that we had. They have many functions going on every day so when stopping by for meetings there was usually people setting up for an event, but that didn't hinder us. The night of the wedding, there was adequate staff to assist with needs and many security staff members outside that made us feel safe and taken care of. The only drawback of the night was their slideshow equipment malfunctioned right before the reception, so our initials did not get displayed on the wall like we had planned, but I feel this was out of any ones control and could not have been helped. Everything came together beautifully with all my vendors and decorations, and I couldn't have imagined it being more perfect.
Before even getting engaged, I was in love with Zen and their photos online. When we decided to get married just a block Read more...
Before even getting engaged, I was in love with Zen and their photos online. When we decided to get married just a block away, we were thrilled to find out that our day was open at Zen. They made the planning process easy and were readily available to answer any questions that we had. They have many functions going on every day so when stopping by for meetings there was usually people setting up for an event, but that didn't hinder us. The night of the wedding, there was adequate staff to assist with needs and many security staff members outside that made us feel safe and taken care of. The only drawback of the night was their slideshow equipment malfunctioned right before the reception, so our initials did not get displayed on the wall like we had planned, but I feel this was out of any ones control and could not have been helped. Everything came together beautifully with all my vendors and decorations, and I couldn't have imagined it being more perfect. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
10/11/2013
4.8/5.0
Zen is a beautiful place for an outdoor wedding with the convenience of onsite reception and open bar. They have large screens you can cycle pictures on and a lot of decorative lighting features. The bridal party suite is wonderful and spacious. Nancy and Carmen were very helpful thru the planning process. Our only complaint would be that the fine print excludes hairspray (which makes it hard to have your hair done) and the grand exit doesn't allow sparklers.
Zen is a beautiful place for an outdoor wedding with the convenience of onsite reception and open bar. They have large Read more...
Zen is a beautiful place for an outdoor wedding with the convenience of onsite reception and open bar. They have large screens you can cycle pictures on and a lot of decorative lighting features. The bridal party suite is wonderful and spacious. Nancy and Carmen were very helpful thru the planning process. Our only complaint would be that the fine print excludes hairspray (which makes it hard to have your hair done) and the grand exit doesn't allow sparklers. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
OVERALL, we were beyond thrilled with our wedding and reception at Zen. The day of, the staff were extremely helpful and very attentive. Very efficient. We had our ceremony in the garden, outside, and it was absolutely beautiful. The reception was held in the large main lounge area and we also had access to the mezzanine level and suite--which I loved, because my bridesmaids and I were able to get dressed upstairs without being seen before the ceremony. All of our guests were very impressed with the whole event. My biggest regret was that the evening seemed to pass in an instant!

Leading up to the big day, my only concern(s) were the multiple emails I received with requests for additional payments that seemed a bit superfluous. $20 for a linen for the DJ table...$20 for a linen for the cake table...(seems as if these should be built into the cost ahead of time, considering they're needed at every wedding?) We were ok with the $1.50-$3/chair for additional chairs that we were quoted...but then *surprise!* there's also a $75 "transport fee" added in last minute for the additional chairs. There were several others, but these were the ones that I recall off the top of my head. Not huge dollar amounts, it just seemed like we kept getting "nickel and dimed." Did not sour my experience with Zen, but I do wish that when they knew our total number of guests, the additionals would all have been included in the "final payment" amount we were told. Not a huge deal, but if you're on a tight budget, it could potentially hurt.

All of this being said...I would, without hesitation, recommend Zen to anyone looking for a beautiful and functional place to hold an event. The very few things that "irked" me, were outweighed a thousand-fold by how everything turned out for our day. Many thanks!
OVERALL, we were beyond thrilled with our wedding and reception at Zen. The day of, the staff were extremely helpful and Read more...
OVERALL, we were beyond thrilled with our wedding and reception at Zen. The day of, the staff were extremely helpful and very attentive. Very efficient. We had our ceremony in the garden, outside, and it was absolutely beautiful. The reception was held in the large main lounge area and we also had access to the mezzanine level and suite--which I loved, because my bridesmaids and I were able to get dressed upstairs without being seen before the ceremony. All of our guests were very impressed with the whole event. My biggest regret was that the evening seemed to pass in an instant!

Leading up to the big day, my only concern(s) were the multiple emails I received with requests for additional payments that seemed a bit superfluous. $20 for a linen for the DJ table...$20 for a linen for the cake table...(seems as if these should be built into the cost ahead of time, considering they're needed at every wedding?) We were ok with the $1.50-$3/chair for additional chairs that we were quoted...but then *surprise!* there's also a $75 "transport fee" added in last minute for the additional chairs. There were several others, but these were the ones that I recall off the top of my head. Not huge dollar amounts, it just seemed like we kept getting "nickel and dimed." Did not sour my experience with Zen, but I do wish that when they knew our total number of guests, the additionals would all have been included in the "final payment" amount we were told. Not a huge deal, but if you're on a tight budget, it could potentially hurt.

All of this being said...I would, without hesitation, recommend Zen to anyone looking for a beautiful and functional place to hold an event. The very few things that "irked" me, were outweighed a thousand-fold by how everything turned out for our day. Many thanks! Read less
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cbarbcat
Wedding:
5/6/2011
4.8/5.0
Zen was absolutely wonderful. The staff there was always helpful and were great when it came to suggestions and recommendations for decorations and other plans. They were very accommodating and the venue is beautiful both outside and in. Since they knew most of the vendors we were working with, we didn't have to worry about them coordinating with each other and they took care of much of the setup the morning of the wedding. They provided us with amazing service and truly seemed to care about our happiness with the actual event. I highly recommend them!
Zen was absolutely wonderful. The staff there was always helpful and were great when it came to suggestions and Read more...
Zen was absolutely wonderful. The staff there was always helpful and were great when it came to suggestions and recommendations for decorations and other plans. They were very accommodating and the venue is beautiful both outside and in. Since they knew most of the vendors we were working with, we didn't have to worry about them coordinating with each other and they took care of much of the setup the morning of the wedding. They provided us with amazing service and truly seemed to care about our happiness with the actual event. I highly recommend them! Read less
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sandlotkatie
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.8/5.0
Both the ceremony and reception for my daughter's wedding were held at Zen. The size and flexibility of the space made it the perfect venue for both.
Both the ceremony and reception for my daughter's wedding were held at Zen. The size and flexibility of the space made it Read more...
Both the ceremony and reception for my daughter's wedding were held at Zen. The size and flexibility of the space made it the perfect venue for both. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.8/5.0
Zen truly made my dream wedding come true! The ceremony outside in the bamboo garden fit my 120 guests comfortably. The reception inside the lounge and studio was gorgeous. Jeff and Rhonda were great to work with and very accommodating. Zen is truly a unique space, and my guests are still raving about it!
Zen truly made my dream wedding come true! The ceremony outside in the bamboo garden fit my 120 guests comfortably. The Read more...
Zen truly made my dream wedding come true! The ceremony outside in the bamboo garden fit my 120 guests comfortably. The reception inside the lounge and studio was gorgeous. Jeff and Rhonda were great to work with and very accommodating. Zen is truly a unique space, and my guests are still raving about it! Read less
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Maureen
Wedding:
10/12/2012
4.7/5.0
Cameron was such a joy to work with!! Always responded so quickly and very helpful.
Cameron was such a joy to work with!! Always responded so quickly and very helpful.
Cameron was such a joy to work with!! Always responded so quickly and very helpful. Read less
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Don
Wedding:
7/15/2011
4.7/5.0
This was a great venue for a rehearsal and the size party we had (about 85). Staff was very professional and helpful. Most importantly there were absolutely no surprises! A perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner.
This was a great venue for a rehearsal and the size party we had (about 85). Staff was very professional and helpful. Most Read more...
This was a great venue for a rehearsal and the size party we had (about 85). Staff was very professional and helpful. Most importantly there were absolutely no surprises! A perfect venue for a rehearsal dinner. Read less
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Eva
Wedding:
11/1/2009
4.7/5.0
Zen booked one of the best banquet rooms for a reasonable price. It was stylist and since i had a lot of guests coming i wanted it to be roomy so i would have to bump into anything on the way with the long dresses and 3 inch heels i'm in. The banquet room fitted all the requirements i wanted.
Zen booked one of the best banquet rooms for a reasonable price. It was stylist and since i had a lot of guests coming i Read more...
Zen booked one of the best banquet rooms for a reasonable price. It was stylist and since i had a lot of guests coming i wanted it to be roomy so i would have to bump into anything on the way with the long dresses and 3 inch heels i'm in. The banquet room fitted all the requirements i wanted. Read less
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Sarah.Will83
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.6/5.0
We loved using Zen for our rehearsal dinner. They made everything so easy for us which was great!
We loved using Zen for our rehearsal dinner. They made everything so easy for us which was great!
We loved using Zen for our rehearsal dinner. They made everything so easy for us which was great! Read less
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mstover
Wedding:
12/4/2010
4.4/5.0
Beautiful event, great staff!
Beautiful event, great staff!
Beautiful event, great staff! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.9/5.0
Zen is certainly a beautiful and unique venue for any event, and was the perfect fit for my husband and I. The food recommended from Good Life Catering was excellent and we received rave reviews. However, when it appeared that my guests had consumed more alcohol than planned, the owner of the venue took it upon himself to cut off the band (we paid for 3 hours and got maybe 2.5), and essentially kicked us out. Several guests also reported to me later that they had heard rude comments from the owner/staff about the wedding party and guests. While nothing could have ruined my day, it is discouraging to have such a beautiful venue but hear these comments from my guests. Overall, I still get compliments on my unique and beautiful wedding nearly 2 years later, but I feel some small disappointments concerning the venue.

Don't let my experience make your decision for you, but be sure to ask clear questions and get clear answers prior to your event. Take notes, and get what you can in writing.
Zen is certainly a beautiful and unique venue for any event, and was the perfect fit for my husband and I. The food Read more...
Zen is certainly a beautiful and unique venue for any event, and was the perfect fit for my husband and I. The food recommended from Good Life Catering was excellent and we received rave reviews. However, when it appeared that my guests had consumed more alcohol than planned, the owner of the venue took it upon himself to cut off the band (we paid for 3 hours and got maybe 2.5), and essentially kicked us out. Several guests also reported to me later that they had heard rude comments from the owner/staff about the wedding party and guests. While nothing could have ruined my day, it is discouraging to have such a beautiful venue but hear these comments from my guests. Overall, I still get compliments on my unique and beautiful wedding nearly 2 years later, but I feel some small disappointments concerning the venue.

Don't let my experience make your decision for you, but be sure to ask clear questions and get clear answers prior to your event. Take notes, and get what you can in writing. Read less
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Zen responded with the following comments:

I am sorry to hear now that anonymous had any disappointments during her event. Had they approached us the night of the affair we would have done our best to address any concerns she may have had. The Zen staff takes the utmost care in the safety and pleasure of our guests. If someone was cut off from the bar it just means that the Owner, the Bar Manager and our full time Security Officer were in complete agreement that someone was acting in a dangerous, rude manner which might have endangered other guests or the facility. We have an obligation to our clients and their guests to assure their special evening is not negatively affected by someone who is out of control. Secondly we don't have control of any band and therefore do not tell them when to start and stop. They would be contracted separately with our clients and so would the length of time they agreed to perform. As far as asking clear questions and getting things in writing I would completely agree with anonymous and that is why the Zen staff spends months tirelessly working with our clients, answering dozens of questions and guiding them to the best decisions for their wedding day. For this reason we have a very precise contract that goes into detail of what you get for your money and that is why 98% of our clients give us a spectacular review as you can see for yourself.
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/23/2014
3.4/5.0
I'm going to write 2 separate reviews, one for the space and one for the service, as I feel very differently about the two.

The Space: 5 stars. I never pictured myself getting married somewhere like Zen (I am partial to the vintage, rustic look that's so popular right now) but as soon as I saw the space I really liked it. The decor is very contemporary and different. It is already a very interesting space and we loved that we didn't need much at all to dress up the room. We used the upstairs room for getting ready, which was really spacious and it was great to be able to get ready on-site as we oversaw all the preparation. The ceremony was held outside in the garden, then cocktail hour in the front lounge, and the reception was held in the studio. We loved that there was enough space to have each phase in a different area, and the studio looked absolutely stunning when it was all done up. We were very happy with the flow of the day and how everything looked, and our guests were surprised and impressed by the building.

Service: 3 stars. I mostly dealt with Nancy, who was usually pretty quick to respond to emails but also tended to leave out some answers. If I sent an email with 6 questions, I was likely to get an answer to 4, which could get frustrating. I also felt as if she could be rather curt in her answers and never really made me feel as if she was happy to help me. There were a few details we'd gone over multiple times via email (ie getting highboy tables moved into the garden after the cocktail hour) but didn't get done. The day of the wedding, Nancy was rather rude to my mother, neither smiling at nor greeting her when they crossed paths. The other staff members present were all very helpful and polite.

Overall, I'm still happy we picked Zen and probably would again, but I wish we'd felt more welcome and valued as (very high-paying) customers.
I'm going to write 2 separate reviews, one for the space and one for the service, as I feel very differently about the Read more...
I'm going to write 2 separate reviews, one for the space and one for the service, as I feel very differently about the two.

The Space: 5 stars. I never pictured myself getting married somewhere like Zen (I am partial to the vintage, rustic look that's so popular right now) but as soon as I saw the space I really liked it. The decor is very contemporary and different. It is already a very interesting space and we loved that we didn't need much at all to dress up the room. We used the upstairs room for getting ready, which was really spacious and it was great to be able to get ready on-site as we oversaw all the preparation. The ceremony was held outside in the garden, then cocktail hour in the front lounge, and the reception was held in the studio. We loved that there was enough space to have each phase in a different area, and the studio looked absolutely stunning when it was all done up. We were very happy with the flow of the day and how everything looked, and our guests were surprised and impressed by the building.

Service: 3 stars. I mostly dealt with Nancy, who was usually pretty quick to respond to emails but also tended to leave out some answers. If I sent an email with 6 questions, I was likely to get an answer to 4, which could get frustrating. I also felt as if she could be rather curt in her answers and never really made me feel as if she was happy to help me. There were a few details we'd gone over multiple times via email (ie getting highboy tables moved into the garden after the cocktail hour) but didn't get done. The day of the wedding, Nancy was rather rude to my mother, neither smiling at nor greeting her when they crossed paths. The other staff members present were all very helpful and polite.

Overall, I'm still happy we picked Zen and probably would again, but I wish we'd felt more welcome and valued as (very high-paying) customers. Read less
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E
Wedding:
7/2/2011
3.3/5.0
It was fairly easy to work with the people at Zen; they have a lot of knowledge and experience. However, communication and clarity was sometimes a problem. We agreed beforehand that the venue would cut the cake, but the person working on the night (who was not our main contact) said that he hadn't been told that, and had no plates to serve the cake on. The caterers ended up having to do it at the last minute, and the bride had to take some time out of the night to sort out the issue. There was also a miscommunication about the linens: when told that linens were provided, we assumed that these included napkins. But one week before the wedding we were informed (by the caterers, not by Zen) that it didn't, and that no arrangements for napkins had been made. I would work with Zen again, but you need to be very clear about your needs and keep in close touch with them to make sure you're not dealing with a number of small details on the night of your wedding.
It was fairly easy to work with the people at Zen; they have a lot of knowledge and experience. However, communication and Read more...
It was fairly easy to work with the people at Zen; they have a lot of knowledge and experience. However, communication and clarity was sometimes a problem. We agreed beforehand that the venue would cut the cake, but the person working on the night (who was not our main contact) said that he hadn't been told that, and had no plates to serve the cake on. The caterers ended up having to do it at the last minute, and the bride had to take some time out of the night to sort out the issue. There was also a miscommunication about the linens: when told that linens were provided, we assumed that these included napkins. But one week before the wedding we were informed (by the caterers, not by Zen) that it didn't, and that no arrangements for napkins had been made. I would work with Zen again, but you need to be very clear about your needs and keep in close touch with them to make sure you're not dealing with a number of small details on the night of your wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
1.2/5.0
We booked Zen for our Asian themed rehearsal dinner because the space fit our theme. When we first considered Zen, Kelly (who is no longer there) said that we would be able to use their decorations that they had used for a similar event free of charge. Once we booked, my contact Nancy and the owner weren't having that. They were going to charge us astronomical fees to use that decor so we decided against it. While we are on the subject of Nancy, she is the most unprofessional wedding vendor I have ever met or had the displeasure of dealing with. The week of my rehearsal dinner, I came by to look at the layout and drop off my computer for the slideshow. I walk upstairs to the office and let myself in and Nancy just sat in her office chair across the room with a dog in her lap and said "Cameron, go help her with her computer!". (Cameron was extremely helpful and sweet and if you do decide to book with Zen, I recommend that you only speak with her!). The night of my event, the bartenders were very rude to my guests. They decided to close down the bar 1 hour before my event ended (this was not known to my mother in law before hand). Our event ended at 10:00 and at 10:00 sharp Zen's employees were breaking down tables, folding up chairs, telling people it was time to leave. My bridesmaids even told me that a bartender took drinks OUT OF THEIR HANDS! My caterer was beyond shocked and sick to their stomachs. While it is a beautiful venue, I would never recommend booking them due to the quality of their staff.
We booked Zen for our Asian themed rehearsal dinner because the space fit our theme. When we first considered Zen, Kelly Read more...
We booked Zen for our Asian themed rehearsal dinner because the space fit our theme. When we first considered Zen, Kelly (who is no longer there) said that we would be able to use their decorations that they had used for a similar event free of charge. Once we booked, my contact Nancy and the owner weren't having that. They were going to charge us astronomical fees to use that decor so we decided against it. While we are on the subject of Nancy, she is the most unprofessional wedding vendor I have ever met or had the displeasure of dealing with. The week of my rehearsal dinner, I came by to look at the layout and drop off my computer for the slideshow. I walk upstairs to the office and let myself in and Nancy just sat in her office chair across the room with a dog in her lap and said "Cameron, go help her with her computer!". (Cameron was extremely helpful and sweet and if you do decide to book with Zen, I recommend that you only speak with her!). The night of my event, the bartenders were very rude to my guests. They decided to close down the bar 1 hour before my event ended (this was not known to my mother in law before hand). Our event ended at 10:00 and at 10:00 sharp Zen's employees were breaking down tables, folding up chairs, telling people it was time to leave. My bridesmaids even told me that a bartender took drinks OUT OF THEIR HANDS! My caterer was beyond shocked and sick to their stomachs. While it is a beautiful venue, I would never recommend booking them due to the quality of their staff. Read less
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