Places to Hold a Baby Shower Near Cowpens, SC

by Kimberly Dyke

Cowpens is in upstate South Carolina, on the outskirts of the city of Spartanburg. Founded near the site of an American Revolution battlefield, Cowpens remains a small, community-centered town. Party hosts searching for a baby shower venue will find several options in the surrounding area suitable for either large events or small, intimate parties.

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Chapman Cultural Center

For a mom-to-be with a dramatic flair, consider holding a baby shower at The Chapman Cultural Center (chapmanculturalcenter.org). The center is approximately 15 minutes from Cowpens, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and rents out its theater, lobby/plaza and meeting rooms for private parties and events. A kitchen prep area is also available for an additional fee, along with tablecloths, a TV/DVD with cart and a projector screen. Guests may decorate the facilities as long as rooms are returned to the original condition after the party.

Spartanburg Art Museum

Baby shower hosts may rent out part or all of the Spartanburg Art Museum (spartanburgartmuseum.org) during regular museum hours. After-hours and weekend reservations are also available, for an additional fee. Guests may reserve tables and chairs in advance and bring their own decorations and food. Party guests are welcome to explore current displays and exhibits. A refundable security deposit is required.

The Duncan Estate

For a more traditional shower at a historical venue, choose the Duncan Estate (duncanestate.com) in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The Neo-Classical design home offers party space indoors and on the covered porch, overlooking the grounds. The restored estate features an iron balcony, grand staircase and 12-foot ceilings. Come with your own decoration ideas, or let the owners take care of the details for you.

Sleep Inn

The Sleep Inn (sleepinn.com) is near the Cowpens National Battlefield and Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina. Meeting rooms are available in the hotel, with plenty of room for baby shower guests and activities. Wireless Internet access is available as well as a reception space to greet guests upon arrival. Party hosts are invited to decorate the meeting room, and cleanup is provided.

About the Author

Kimberly Dyke is a Spanish interpreter with a B.A. in language and international trade from Clemson University. She began writing professionally in 2010, specializing in education, parenting and culture. Currently residing in South Carolina, Dyke has received certificates in photography and medical interpretation.