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AIMEE CHEEK, Owner and Director of Events

Aimee has over 25 years of wedding coordinating and event planning experience for both social and corporate gatherings. “Collaborating and creating memorable events is my greatest joy and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be partnered with this beautiful venue. The Citizens and Southern Event Center is ideally located in the heart of the city adjacent to parks, shops, restaurants, bars and hotels. The building is rich in history and features versatile space which will allow us to create a variety of experiences. Whether you are looking for a casual place to gather with friends for an occasion, need a corporate meeting location or looking for a unique venue for a rehearsal dinner or wedding, this historic bank building is the perfect choice to dress up or down. In addition, the ability to choose from a selection of local caterers provides suitable options for every budget.”

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AMY and ROLAND ZIMMER, Property Owners

Amy and Roland have owned the building since the early 90's and have seen it serve a multitude of purposes throughout its years. The central location to the heart of downtown Spartanburg has allowed the building to play an integral part in the community. Today the building is serving a vision of hospitality expert, Amy, which is to allow the community to utilize the historic space as a place to gather, celebrate and meet. Restored to its original mid-century modern decor, Amy chose neutral colors in the building to allow for the most flexibility in creating a special event.  "This location and team never disappoint, I'm so glad we can offer this opportunity," -  Amy Zimmer. 

What people say:

Citizens and Southern is a wonderful and special venue in Spartanburg. Being from out of town, I was very concerned how things would work out. Aimee was the key! She was delightful to work with - always professional but fun and had the answers to my many, many questions. She and her staff made the evening happen - beautiful venue, terrific meal, a memorable, special time for the bride and groom, friends and family! We loved every minute. Thank you Aimee!  - Jane W.

It was a pleasure to work with you - an amazing night of memories were made! Thank you for your professionalism, kindness, fun spirit and care! - Paige M.

Aimee and her dedicated team of individual assets achieve something you can appreciate throughout your entire special day not worrying about what went wrong because everything felt so right. - Charlotte A.

If you want an event to remember I highly suggest doing it here! I had my wedding reception here and it was the best decision I made. Aimee Cheek is wonderful! She has many years of experience and it really shows. She can make recommendations just for your budget or your vision and she really knows how to find elements that make your event unique. - Anna V.

We couldn't have had a better experience if we tried. Aimee helped plan my event in less than 10 days and it was amazing! If anyone wants to plan a quick, but FABULOUS wedding, Aimee Cheek is your lady! Citizens and Southern Event Center was INCREDIBLE at helping us throw together this amazing Roaring 20's themed wedding. We are forever grateful for you and your team. - Katrina K.

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