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Aurora Farms To Host Open House

Nov 16, 2018 12:43PM ● By Kathleen Maris
Aurora Farms is Greenville’s newest barn venue in the area. Located at 1045 Milford Church Road, Taylors, SC, the venue is 11 miles northeast of downtown Greenville.

On Saturday, December 1, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Aurora Farms will have an Open House celebration. The celebration begins the Greenville Chamber of Commerce on hand to cut the ribbon. Joining them will be more than 15 local vendors who will be sharing their expertise: Holly Goshorn, HG Photography; Ashleigh Howard, Baking by Ashleigh; Impressions Salon; Blue Bird Notes; Charming the Carolinas Event Planning; FamZing Video; Vahz Floral Design; Empire LTD Formal Wear; Laurenda’s Catering; Avventura Weddings; Lusther Events Drapery; Heather Matthews, Make Up; and Doreyl Ammons Cain, Visual Artist. Music will be provided by 7th Heaven Harp (11 a.m.-12 p.m.), BellaNova Electric Strings (12 p.m.-2 p.m.), and Blue Line Entertainment DJ (2-3 p.m.).

“It is a family affair that has been dreamed about for years,” says Yvonne Fortner, co-owner and event planner. “To see it become a reality is so exciting! We want everyone to come share the day with us and see what we have to offer.” 

Aurora Farms Event Venue is designed for celebratory events including weddings, receptions, anniversaries, birthday parties, holiday parties, reunions, corporate events, church events, and charity events. The 4,500-square-foot venue offers an indoor seating capacity of 250 people and an outdoor event option on a back patio with a large willow tree. Inside features include a full commercial baking and prep kitchen, air conditioning and heating throughout, separate private dressing rooms for bridal parties, and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace.

Aurora Farms is owned and operated by Mike and Yvonne Fortner. The Fortners have a son, Steven, and twin daughters, Holly (the venue’s photographer) and Ashleigh (the venue’s baker). Other members of the venue family include Mike’s mother and father and Yvonne’s mother and aunt.