Built in 1882 and originally used as a warehouse to store cotton and cigars, the Old Cigar Warehouse has had a rich life as the home of a grocery store distribution center, a gospel choir music hall, and even a rock-climbing gym. In 2013, our owner found the building that had been left vacant for over a decade. After a careful and detailed restoration, the building is now one of the most iconic and historic landmarks in Greenville, South Carolina. Today, our story is one of hosting over 150 each year, including weddings, corporate events, and private parties. We are proud to provide an authentic yet unique atmosphere that guests will remember for decades to come.
The Old Cigar Warehouse is one of the first companies founded under High Spirits Hospitality, one of Greenville's most recognizable event hospitality companies. Lead by CEO Tammy Johnson, High Spirits Hospitality owns and operates Liquid Catering, The Old Cigar Warehouse, Bravo1 Protection, High Spirits Events, and Topside Pool Club. We started out as a small bartending company working out of Tammy's garage, and have grown into a sustainable business with 18 full-time employees and over 70 part-time employees. All of our brands are unique and serve a different purpose, but we operate all of them with the vision of providing exceptional, hospitality-driven service for each and every guest and client we encounter.
Over the years we have been proud to grow into one of Greenville's most sought after event venues. Below are just a few of our proudest accomplishments!
- In April of 2017, The Old Cigar Warehouse, High Spirits Hospitality and Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila produced a sold-out, 800-person event for Tacos n' Tequila Fiesta. It was the first-ever festival of its kind in downtown Greenville.
- To date, the venue has seen over 400 events annually since its renovation and re-opening in 2013.
- The venue has received the WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award every year since we opened.
- In February of 2016, The Old Cigar Warehouse hosted a Presidential CNN Town Hall with Anderson Cooper featuring Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Dr. Ben Carson.