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Check out our selection of best weeding venues in and around Charleston below. This overview gives you a great idea of the most important stats and a first impression of the venue’s atmosphere.

Let your imagination soar. Charleston is a preferred wedding destination and offers a wide range of stunning marriage venues. From dreamy, romantic and historic to classic, modern and intimate. I promise there’s a place for every vision and budget.

Your wedding venue is an important cornerstone of your entire wedding day and immediately sets the vibe of your celebration. That’s why you definitely want to spend some time and do thorough research to make sure your wedding venue is a great fit.

First of all, think about the logistics. Ask yourself questions like, what is our budget, how many guests do we expect and do we want to celebrate outside or inside or prefer having the flexibility of both?

After you’ve narrowed down your selection think about the vibe you are going for. Believe me, this is HUGE! Your wedding venue determines the first impression of your wedding guests, your forever wedding photographs and how you remember your big day. It should be true to you and your personalities.
 

The best wedding venues in downtown Charleston

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full/ partial wedding planner required

bridal suite

Inddor
Outdoor

industrial
modern

up to
300 guests

starting at
$3,500

We require a full or partial service wedding planner

What else would you like a bride to know?

We can accommodate seated dinners for up to 300 guests. We do have an outdoor courtyard in addition to the ballroom.

What’s the capacity / are there indoor options as well?

Rates range from $3,500 to $8,500 depending on the month and day of week. We include tables, Chiavari chairs, service ware, one built-in bar, an outdoor courtyard area and a bridal suite. We also cater all events in-house through our restaurant Mercantile and Mash. We have an executive chef and pastry team. 

What are the facility rental rates /what’s included?

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The Cedar Room is very unique wedding venue in Charleston. Unlike others, it was not build as a residential or event space. The entire complex was built in 1881 as a cigar factory and at its peak, the factory was producing more than 400,000 cigars daily. Despite the restoration, it has kept a lot of its original elements. Historic wood columns, gleaming hardwood floors, and rustic brick walls paired with floor-to-ceiling windows, up to 16 foot high white ceilings and interior distressed brick. This difference between old and new, between industrial minimalist architecture and homey decor, which creates a very special atmosphere. A contrast you barely get anywhere else in Charleston.   

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east bay street

The Cedar Room

east bay street

The Gadsden House

full/ partial wedding planner required

bridal suite

Inddor
Outdoor

elegant 
southern

up to
250 guests

starting at
$1,500

While a King Street Hospitality Group manager will be onsite to oversee venue + catering staff, you must book a full-service event planner or partial planning coordinator. “Day-of” services do not meet these requirements.

What else would you like a bride to know?

The Gadsden House can accommodate ceremonies & receptions of up to 180 guests or cocktail style receptions of up to 250 guests.

What’s the capacity / are there indoor options as well?

Rates ranging from $1,500 to $6,500, depending on season and weekday, with in-season considered as March through June and again September through December.
The venue rental fee includes use of the courtyard gardens, piazzas, parlor rooms, furnished bridal suite + furnished groom’s quarters.

What are the facility rental rates /what’s included?

Light, light and more light. A dream for every photographer and also for us personally. We just love standing in the natural sun-drenched rooms of the Gadsden House — a Federal style Charleston manor originally built in 1798. The heavy natural brick face, visible form East Bay Street, changes almost completely into a bright white façade when you approach the manor from the other side, looking at the two-story Southern piazzas that showcase the lush courtyard gardens. This dream in white and light grey perfectly aligns and creates a very dreamy setup for every wedding. All small details are perfectly aligned to maintain this positive feeling. Pure, shining elegance!

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Ashley Avenue

The Wickliffe House

catering exclusive to scratch kitchen charleston

bridal suite

Inddor
Outdoor

Southern Charm
Historic

up to
300 guests

starting at
$850

The Wickliffe House is our hidden gem in downtown Charleston. Our chefs are so talented, the food speaks for itself! We get rave reviews about the top quality, value and professional, friendly service we provide. It's clear how much thought and attention is put into every detail of our events.

What else would you like a bride to know?

Incorporating the lawn area into the reception, capacity is up to 300. Generally, larger guest counts tend to have dinner station menus to allow for the best flow of the space. For plated, sit down dinners, the main floor can accommodate 80 guests, 60 on the second floor

What’s the capacity / are there indoor options as well?

Our gracious mansion's welcoming feel provides a sense of Southern charm. Built in 1850, Greek revival-inspired architecture. The Wickliffe House offers indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces ideal for special occasions. Food and beverage is exclusive to Scratch Kitchen Charleston, our in-house catering. House, food, beverage and staffing all in one place.

What’s special about the venue/ what is the style or architecture like?

Arriving at The Wickliffe House, you first see the impressive, snow-white Greek revival columns. Paired with the Charleston typical majestic oak tress evokes the Southern charm you have in mind when thinking about getting married in the South Carolina. 
When walking up the path to the 1850-constructed mansion, you grasp the exclusive Tower of the Winds capital design, representing beauty & uniqueness as well as the other historic architectural detailing. 
In general, Wickliffe House’s interior and exterior is rich of plasterwork and woodwork throughout. This exceptional love for details makes this place so extraordinary. Everything, from the antique oil paintings, over the ornate chandeliers and light fixtures, to each doorknob contributes to the feeling you just have been travelled back in centuries. A special romantic, southern vibe, truly for an exquisite wedding in downtown Charleston.  

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full/ partial wedding planner required

bridal suite

Inddor
Outdoor

exlusive
modern

up to
150 guests

starting at
$3,000

We are a family owned business with over 42 years of experience. Give your guests the most unique experience and let us help plan your big day.

What else would you like a bride to know?

In comparison to over venues, we are almost a one stop shop for all your wedding and rehearsal dinner needs. In addition to the venue, we also handle bar, linens, staff, wedding planning/day of director, and music. In regards to food, we have an excellent list of catering partners that clients may choose from. Events on board The Carolina Girl range from approximately $8,000-$16,000 with the majority of our clients spending between $10,000-$12,000. This includes everything you need for your event except photographer, flowers and cake if you choose!

What are the facility rental rates /what’s included?

Our capacity is 150 guests. There are three levels to the yacht, two are interior with AC/heat. Our top deck also has an awning over a large portion of the dance area.

What’s the capacity / are there indoor options as well?

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Boarding a yacht always prompts an exclusive feeling. If it is a $3.5 private yacht prepared as a luxurious wedding venue, ready to cruise through Charleston harbor, it is a unique and immersive experience. 
Gorgeous views of the cityscape, with the lights twinkling on the water as the day fades into evening. All interior and exterior color pattern are stylish aligned and provide you an authentic, luxurious marine ambience. The right choice if you want to make your wedding an exclusive, high-class experience!

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John's island

Carolina Girl

king street

Upstairs at Midtown

No bridal suite

Inddor
Outdoor

rustic
homey

up to
125 guests

starting at
$1,000

There is not a bridal suite onsite so we recommend arriving fully dressed 15-30 minutes prior to your ceremony. Upon arrival, you can stay in our waiting room out of sight from guests.

What else would you like a bride to know?

The venue hosts ceremonies of up to 50 guests, seated dinners of up to 66 guests, station style receptions of up to 75 guests & standing cocktail style receptions of up to 125 guests.

What’s the capacity / are there indoor options as well?

Rates ranging from $1,000 weekdays up to $2,500 for Saturdays. The rental rate includes use of the indoor + outdoor event spaces for a 4 hour event.

What are the facility rental rates /what’s included?

Intimate, homey and elegant with a rustic touch. This would be the best way to briefly describe Upstairs at Midtown. Located in one of the oldest houses in Charleston - constructed in 1760 - it retains a lot of its original architecture. Details like the mahogany-coffered ceilings or original fireplaces evoke simple elegance. The dominating brick walls paired with white, golden and wooden elements make a clear statement of class and at the same time give you that comfortable feeling of home.  

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