Sitton Hill farm
A History of Sitton Hill Farm
Sitton Hill Farm was built in 1878 by Samuel Monroe Sitton for his wife and four daughters, one of whom was Zermah Vermelle Sitton. The house was built with hand-made bricks on a tract of 2,000 acres. Zermah married George Mellish Pope, an Engineer from Boston, who traveled South to work on the nearby Saluda Dam project.
In 1937, Mr. Pope purchased the home and land from the Sitton heirs and made extensive renovations and additions. At this time, the roads were still dirt filled and it was impossible to reach except for horseback. Consequently, the east wing apartments were added to accommodate the Popes and their daughter, Zermah Sitton Pope, on these extended visits. The west guest quarters were added in 1938 when Miss Pope married.
Although they lived in Niagara Falls, New York, the family spent a great amount of time at Sitton Hill Farm and entertained frequently with square dances and barbecues. The Popes kept horses for many years, so buggy rides and horse shows were also a major attraction at parties held at the farm.
Many years later, Mr. Pope donated the land for Pope Field in Easley, and the grounds and adjacent land were named for him. After the death of her parents, Mrs. Zermah Pope Holland lived in the east wing apartments until 1990 when she moved to Greenville. The main house had remained uninhabited for twenty years.
In 1996, her son, Harold Calhoun Smith III, his wife Betsy, and their two daughters, Yancey and Sitton, began renovating the main house and implementing major landscape alterations. In 1998, the Smiths moved from Greenville and made Sitton Hill Farm their permanent home. After his death in 2007, Mrs. Smith has remained in the home and thoroughly enjoys her life on the farm.
There have been many family events, weddings, receptions, and parties held over the last one hundred and forty years at Sitton Hill Farm. We hope to celebrate with you soon!
The Barn at Sitton Hill Farm is a 6,400 square foot venue located in Easley, SC. The Barn is a family owned and operated business in the countryside just minutes away from downtown Greenville, SC. Set on 99 acres of majestic pastures, forests, hills, and a winding creek, the property allows plenty of options for photographs. The Barn is equipped to graciously host every type of event, from small intimate gatherings, to a large wedding with 300 guests. It is perfect for weddings, anniversaries, family reunions, various parties, church events, fundraisers, charity benefits, and corporate events.
Features of the barn include:
Three restrooms including handicapped accessible
Extra room with a billiard table, seating, and a separate bathroom with a large shower and a closet (can be used for a Groom's room the day of the wedding)
6,400 Square Feet
Indoor/Outdoor climate controlled venue with sliding glass panel doors
Accommodates 250 for a seated dinner and 300 for a cocktail buffet
32 60" Round Tables
2 48" Round Tables
10 8 Foot Rectangle Banquet Tables
10 30" Round Cocktail/Bistro Tables
260 Antique Cross-back Chairs
Large commercial kitchen with prep tables, gas convection oven, warming oven, storage, sinks, ice maker, and refrigerator
Fully equipped bar with sinks, ice maker, coolers, and keg fridge
Paved patios and a Paved Ampitheatre adjacent to the building
Plenty of parking
Separate Pavilion area with extra seating
Dimmed indoor lighting and exquisite outdoor lighting
Use of the grounds for photographs
Unobstructed views of spectacular rolling hills
Horse & Carriage Service (if available)
Our Guest Cottage blends past and present with traditional southern furnishings, antiques, and a modern twist. It is designed as a bridal suite thoughtfully appointed for the bride and her bridesmaids to get ready and relax on her special day. The bride and groom can also stay overnight. An added bonus for your wedding day!
The cottage includes:
a full bedroom with a king sized bed
a beautiful black and white tile bathroom with pocket doors, vanity, granite counter tops, and shower
living area with tongue and groove white washed ceilings completely furnished with a kitchenette, mini fridge, coffee maker, and microwave
large antique mirror for bridal photos
Contact for an appointment.
We maintain a list of local vendors, but you have the freedom to choose your own.
Sitton Hill Farm is a private residence and will only be shown by appointment only.
The Barn at sitton hill farm
1908 Sitton Hill Road
Easley, SC 29642