NATIONAL HISTORIC BEAN MARKET
Built in 1936 by the Public Works Administration (PWA) as part of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “New Deal,” the Lake City Bean Market rose to acclaim as the world’s largest truck auction of green beans in Lake City’s agricultural prime. Farmers drove to centrally located Lake City from all over the South to bring their bean crops to market; traders would then ship the beans north on one of the many freight trains that rolled through Lake City each day.
Ideal for Sophisticated Gatherings & Distinctive Entertaining.
The Bean Market now serves as a multipurpose cultural and community center at the heart of downtown Lake City, South Carolina. Residing across the street from the beautiful Village Green, the building has been completely restored to offer a unique and flexible rental space as a venue for conferences, meetings, receptions and parties, concerts, weddings and other events. The bright, spacious facility can accommodate your event and provides a versatile venue for events of any size and type. The facility includes 10,000 square feet of space, with flexible setup options that include a 5,800-square-foot open floor, a 750-square-foot stage with a 14-foot projection screen with sound system, and a convenient catering kitchen including ice maker. Banquet tables & chairs are available as well.
The Bean Market offers exceptional venue opportunities to entertain family, friends, and colleagues. The nationally acclaimed building embraces a unique experience for an unforgettable event that guests will cherish for a lifetime. A perfect spot for weddings and receptions, family/class reunions, concerts, the building’s commitment to simple pleasures, the backdrop of a gorgeous historical landmark, and southern hospitality makes this one of the Pee Dee’s most desired special event rental venues.
For corporations, the Bean Market offers a sought-after location to host your upcoming event from small-scale receptions to stunning black-tie galas. The Bean Market’s location is in close proximity (within walking distance) to beautiful downtown Lake City, including a boutique hotel, restaurants, and a Smithsonian certified art gallery. The Bean Market offers a venue that can be adapted for a variety of your organization’s events from cocktail receptions, seated dinners, breakfasts events, luncheon meetings, business meetings and expos, executive retreats and more. This venue pairs the best of the old world with the new.