Charleston Area
Wedding Venues
A centuries-old church sanctuary, an avenue of ancient oak trees, a storied ballroom or social hall, a sand dune at sunset… where do you want your special day to take place?
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A premier location in the heart of historic Charleston paired with professional catering services and more than 10,000 square feet of elegantly appointed banquet facilities make DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston a popular wedding venue.
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1942 Art Deco gem rooted in regal architecture and timeless Hollywood glamour. Charleston's premier movie house is a stylish and sophisticated 8,000-square-foot event venue on Upper King Street showcasing vintage exterior marquee, grand ballroom and state-of-the-art cinema with stadium seating.
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It's your wedding. Make waves. Transform our world-class Aquarium into your unforgettable wedding venue. With the impressive Great Ocean Tank or the picturesque Charleston Harbor as the backdrop, your unique celebration will leave a lasting impression.
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Poogan’s Porch offers the ideal setting for special events. Book everything from bridal luncheons to rehearsal dinners and anniversary parties. Our event planners handle onsite logistics including menu selection, set-up and more. Work with our catering team, Poogan’s Catering, for an elevated spread of seasonal, Lowcountry cuisine.
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The South’s grandest new wedding venue, Hotel Bennett opens onto Charleston’s iconic Marion Square. It features 179 luxurious guestrooms and suites, a luxury spa, a stunning grand ballroom, sweeping terrace spaces, exceptional dining, and a rooftop pool and bar.
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Celebrating over 90 years of unforgettable weddings in a historic setting on legendary King Street. Beautiful grand ballrooms with antique chandeliers, soaring ceilings and monumental windows. Inclusive packages for every taste featuring lowcountry cuisine. Exceptional service since 1924.
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We serve authentic Italian-American fare, vibrant drinks, and a good time in a classic setting. Offering a private room to host up to 100 guests, our sophisticated space is ideal for your rehearsal, reception, or any private dining event.
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From the sophisticated, garden-like setting of The Palmetto Cafe to the spectacular chandeliers in the elegant Grand Ballroom, Belmond Charleston Place offers more than 40,000 sq. ft. of exquisite on-site event space for your big day.
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Experience Southern hospitality in a private event space that specializes in upscale Southern cuisine, inspired by family recipes and regional cooking traditions. Let the classic Charleston influenced interior and the aromas of home cooking inspire your special memories.
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The Parsonage at St Johannes is a beautifully renovated Circa 1846 residence located in the heart of Historic Charleston. Your wedding week retreat boasts two piazzas, 3 rooms for entertaining, a courtyard garden and 3 guest suites on the second level.
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The Cedar Room at Mercantile and Mash, located in the celebrated Cigar Factory, is an open and airy space, featuring historic wood columns, hardwood floors and original elements of the circa 1881 building.
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Let us help you make your special day unforgettable! Dine and dance under stars on one of our 3 beautiful and unique vessels. We can accommodate anywhere from 2-250 for private cruises and provide the perfect venue for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Charleston Harbor has to offer.
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It's your wedding. Make waves. Transform our world-class Aquarium into your unforgettable wedding venue. With the impressive Great Ocean Tank or the picturesque Charleston Harbor as the backdrop, your unique celebration will leave a lasting impression.
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The Carolina Girl is Charleston’s only exclusive special events yacht that serves as a unique waterfront venue. Comfortably seating 150 people, she delivers the perfect pairing of a posh setting and unparalleled views of Charleston Harbor, Historic District and bridges.
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Let us help you make your special day unforgettable! Dine and dance under stars on one of our 3 beautiful and unique vessels. We can accommodate anywhere from 2-250 for private cruises and provide the perfect venue for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Charleston Harbor has to offer.
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Halls Signature Events at 5 Faber is a private events facility located in historic downtown Charleston that accommodates up to 276 people. The property provides a commercial kitchen, full bar with granite countertops, attractive lobby with piano, plus an intimate mezzanine lounge area.
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Located on charming Queen Street in downtown Charleston, Poogan’s Porch is one of the city’s oldest culinary establishments, offering a fresh approach to Lowcountry cuisine. This beautiful Victorian home is the ideal setting for everything from bridal luncheons to rehearsal dinners and receptions, with in-house catering from Poogan’s Catering.
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Let us help you make your special day unforgettable! Dine and dance under stars on one of our 3 beautiful and unique vessels. We can accommodate anywhere from 2-250 for private cruises and provide the perfect venue for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Charleston Harbor has to offer.
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Charleston’s most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor space and unparalleled sunset views. Built in 1861 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the inside has been extensively remodeled offering, exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, and large windows.
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Casual, intimate space on the grounds of Lowndes Grove Plantation amid centuries-old live oaks and sweeping views of the Ashley River. An open floor plan showcases French doors opening onto a brick terrace and manicured lawns ideal for daytime celebrations.
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Charleston’s most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor space and unparalleled sunset views. Built in 1861 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the inside has been extensively remodeled offering, exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, and large windows.
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Steps from over 25 restaurants and shopping, this newly opened 191-room hotel is located in Charleston's Upper King Historic District and is adjacent to Sterling Hall with over 8,000 square feet of elegant event space. Guests will enjoy free breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
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Halls Signature Events at 5 Faber is a private events facility located in historic downtown Charleston that accommodates up to 276 people. The property provides a commercial kitchen, full bar with granite countertops, attractive lobby with piano, plus an intimate mezzanine lounge area.
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The Parsonage at St Johannes is a beautifully renovated Circa 1846 residence located in the heart of Historic Charleston. Your wedding week retreat boasts two piazzas, 3 rooms for entertaining, a courtyard garden and 3 guest suites on the second level.
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Offering indoor and outdoor private event spaces, Home Team BBQ is the perfect venue for your Lowcountry reception or rehearsal dinner. Work with our catering team to create a custom menu featuring BBQ favorites, elevated Southern cuisine and more!
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Merchants Hall is an exquisite events venue, boasting spectacular views of the City Market. Historic bricks and wood columns provide glimpses into the circa 1856 building's industrial past. Featuring the highest quality, luxurious finishes. Perfect for weddings and related events.
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Located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District, The Vendue offers the city's most unique setting for weddings and events. Innovative cuisine, rooftop harbor views, and elegant spaces make this boutique art hotel the ideal choice for any affair.
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Merchants Hall is an exquisite events venue, boasting spectacular views of the City Market. Historic bricks and wood columns provide glimpses into the circa 1856 building's industrial past. Featuring the highest quality, luxurious finishes. Perfect for weddings and related events.
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In the heart of Downtown, Upstairs at Midtown is the perfect venue for your wedding + reception, rehearsal dinner, or welcome party! Our historic venue boasts exposed brick walls, original wood floors, gorgeous fireplaces + chandeliers, plus a rooftop patio.
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Opened Summer 2015, this new 113-room hotel is located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District and is adjacent to Sterling Hall with over 8,000 square feet of elegant event space. Guests will enjoy apartment-style suites, free hot breakfast buffet, and free Wi-Fi.
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A BRIDES magazine Best Venue, Downtown Charleston’s last great waterfront estate sits proudly along the oak-lined banks of the Ashley River & boasts 1786-era architecture with period furnishings, expansive piazza, grand lawn and private dock with panoramic sunset views.
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The Parsonage at St Johannes is a beautifully renovated Circa 1846 residence located in the heart of Historic Charleston. Your wedding week retreat boasts two piazzas, 3 rooms for entertaining, a courtyard garden and 3 guest suites on the second level.
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Our role is to listen to what you tell us. Give you ideas and options. To help with whatever you ask, or find the people who can. And then to follow through, all the way down the aisle and beyond.
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This 1810 National Historic Landmark in the heart of downtown blends Old World charm with modern sophistication. Indoor / outdoor spaces showcase period artwork and antiques, sweeping piazzas, an elegant pergola and lush private grounds, accentuated by unparalleled service and cuisine.
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Situated on East Bay Street, Pawpaw offers a modern, Southern-inspired menu focusing on family farms and seasonality, changing according the peak seasons for local and regional ingredients. Our private banquet space offers an enchanted getaway for any event.
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With beautiful indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and/or reception, Cannon Green is an all-season, flexible entertaining space. Our downtown venue offers an all-inclusive Services Package covering all the bases from rentals to lush tabletop décor to custom menus.
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Charleston’s most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor space and unparalleled sunset views. Built in 1861 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the inside has been extensively remodeled offering, exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, and large windows.
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It's Time to Celebrate. We offer all the elements necessary to create a picture perfect wedding celebration, including sophisticated accommodations, magnificent rooftop venue, breathtaking views, unparalleled cuisine, an experienced staff and truly amazing service.
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Located in the historic district, the Gibbes Museum of Art offers a setting rich with history and charm. Exchange vows under the opulent glass dome or host your reception in the classical garden. This exceptional venue will transform your special day into a one-of-a-kind celebration.
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A classic and casual approach to Southern cuisine, Poogan's Smokehouse offers a menu rooted in authentic Carolina flavors. Our private loft space is ideal for any meeting, rehearsal dinner, or special group outing! Work with our catering team, Poogan’s Catering, for a Lowcountry spread tailored to your needs.
south_carolina_aquarium
It's your wedding. Make waves. Transform our world-class Aquarium into your unforgettable wedding venue. With the impressive Great Ocean Tank or the picturesque Charleston Harbor as the backdrop, your unique celebration will leave a lasting impression.
cannon_green
With beautiful indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and/or reception, Cannon Green is an all-season, flexible entertaining space. Our downtown venue offers an all-inclusive Services Package covering all the bases from rentals to lush tabletop décor to custom menus.
lowndes_grove_plantation
A BRIDES magazine Best Venue, Downtown Charleston’s last great waterfront estate sits proudly along the oak-lined banks of the Ashley River & boasts 1786-era architecture with period furnishings, expansive piazza, grand lawn and private dock with panoramic sunset views.
historic_rice_mill
Charleston’s most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor space and unparalleled sunset views. Built in 1861 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the inside has been extensively remodeled offering, exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, and large windows.
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Make memories on Meeting Street. Located just a block from historic Market Street and multiple ceremony sites, The Room on Meeting is an ideal location for a formal reception in the heart of beautiful Downtown Charleston.
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Beautiful parlor rooms boast original wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows + gorgeous crystal chandeliers. Lush garden courtyards + expansive wrap-around piazzas allow for enjoyable outdoor entertaining. An on-site bridal suite allows for all-day relaxation. Perfect for ceremonies + receptions.
lowndes_grove_plantation
A BRIDES magazine Best Venue, Downtown Charleston’s last great waterfront estate sits proudly along the oak-lined banks of the Ashley River & boasts 1786-era architecture with period furnishings, expansive piazza, grand lawn and private dock with panoramic sunset views.
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Beautiful parlor rooms boast original wood floors, floor-to-ceiling windows + gorgeous crystal chandeliers. Lush garden courtyards + expansive wrap-around piazzas allow for enjoyable outdoor entertaining. An on-site bridal suite allows for all-day relaxation. Perfect for ceremonies + receptions.
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The Parsonage at St Johannes is a beautifully renovated Circa 1846 residence located in the heart of Historic Charleston. Your wedding week retreat boasts two piazzas, 3 rooms for entertaining, a courtyard garden and 3 guest suites on the second level.
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Great Historic District location (rated 4.8 by our guests). Walk to restaurants, shopping, nightlife. Outdoor function space and rooftop swimming pool. Adjacent to Hibernian Hall. (where we also cater). Block of guest rooms available for on-site events.
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The Carolina Girl is Charleston’s only exclusive special events yacht that serves as a unique waterfront venue. Comfortably seating 150 people, she delivers the perfect pairing of a posh setting and unparalleled views of Charleston Harbor, Historic District and bridges.
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Located on King Street, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room offers an exceptional menu highlighting local ingredients. With beautiful rooftop views and two spacious private dining rooms, Stars is the perfect spot for any rehearsal dinner or reception.
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Featuring custom-aged, USDA Prime steaks, served with the signature sizzle, an award-winning wine list and legendary hospitality, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is synonymous with refined taste, exceptional service and top notch cuisine. Conveniently located on Market Street, Ruth’s Chris Charleston boasts private dining accommodations for 10-80 guests.
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The Charleston Gaillard Center is the perfect romantic destination for unforgettable wedding celebrations. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering or a large ceremony, the Gaillard Center offers quintessential Charleston charm with a complete range of supporting services and amenities.
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Located in the historic district, the Gibbes Museum of Art offers a setting rich with history and charm. Exchange vows under the opulent glass dome or host your reception in the classical garden. This exceptional venue will transform your special day into a one-of-a-kind celebration.
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Our private event space is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston. Featuring vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, and a private entrance. Let us help you blend a menu of inspired cuisine, design the perfect ambiance, and create memories for a lifetime.
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Located in the historic district, the Gibbes Museum of Art offers a setting rich with history and charm. Exchange vows under the opulent glass dome or host your reception in the classical garden. This exceptional venue will transform your special day into a one-of-a-kind celebration.
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The Dewberry is the newest luxury hotel to open in the Charleston market. We have a beautiful walled garden and ballroom located on the first floor of the hotel.
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In the heart of historic downtown Charleston, High Cotton is the ultimate setting for distinctive wedding events. With its blend of Southern style and sophistication, High Cotton takes wedding celebrations, rehearsal dinners, receptions and luncheons to new heights.
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Michael’s on the Alley prides itself on providing perfectly choreographed events for groups of all sizes. From beautifully marbled cuts of dry & wet aged beef and succulent seafood to impeccably refined service and charm. Host an intimate celebratory dinner or a large rehearsal affair!
the_alley
With over 1900 sqft of event space and on site catering, The Alley is the perfect downtown venue for engagement parties, bridal showers, welcome events, rehearsal dinners & after parties. The Alley offers something unique and different for your next event.
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Built in 1825, this magnificent home is located in the historic district of Charleston. Exceptional architectural details and elliptical staircase grace this antebellum home. The large piazza overlooking the formal garden provides an elegant backdrop for your distinctive event.
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Edmund’s Oast is a unique combination of brewery, seasonally-focused kitchen, and encyclopedic bar program.
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The newly renovated Courtyard by Marriott features 176 guest rooms, over 7,000 square feet of banquet facilities with 2 outdoor function areas. Charleston wedding venues are numerous, but our Marriott certified wedding planner vows to be your perfect match.
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Edmund’s Oast is a unique combination of brewery, seasonally-focused kitchen, and encyclopedic bar program.
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Built in 1825, this magnificent home is located in the historic district of Charleston. Exceptional architectural details and elliptical staircase grace this antebellum home. The large piazza overlooking the formal garden provides an elegant backdrop for your distinctive event.
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The Riley Park Club is located inside the Riverdogs Stadium in downtown Charleston. The club offers a year-round entertainment space for private events with marsh views of the Ashley River. Mercantile and Mash serves as the exclusive in-house caterer.
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Upstairs @ 345 King is a 2,000 square foot space that includes a partially covered, furnished outdoor patio, fully functioning bar, and 2 restrooms. You're welcome to work with our on-site bar staff or bring your own outside vendors.
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The Harbour Club sits in the heart of historic Charleston. The 200-year-old building and terrace overlooking the city, offer an atmosphere symbolic of southern hospitality for parties up to 300.
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Led by James Beard semifinalist Executive Chef Jeremiah Bacon, The Macintosh is home to technique-driven fare with locally sourced ingredients, firmly rooted in the South. Host a private courtyard fête in this hidden gem on bustling upper King Street.
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The Harbour Club sits in the heart of historic Charleston. The 200-year-old building and terrace overlooking the city, offer an atmosphere symbolic of southern hospitality for parties up to 300.
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Magnolias Upper Level Gallery is an elegant private dining area overlooking Lodge Alley in Charleston's historic district. Accommodating parties up to 120 people, the celebrated Southern menu and historic charm of Magnolias make it the ideal space for rehearsal dinners.
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Nestled in Charleston historic French Quarter for the past 33 years, know for gracious Southern hospitality & fresh local cuisine. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
Charleston Maritime Center
The perfect waterfront site for your dream wedding! Enjoy harbor breezes and unparalleled views from our indoor/outdoor reception space and our waterfront, one-acre ceremony site. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charleston with ample parking.
Circa 1886 Restaurant
Our world-class service, gourmet cuisine and extensive wine list combine to create unparalleled special occasions. Private dining rooms are available for bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners or intimate wedding receptions for up to 50 people. AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star.
Henrietta's
A brasserie by foundation, southern by region, we pay tribute to classic techniques and dishes with a touch of contemporary execution and presentation.
Oyster House on Market
Oyster House on Market is located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. Newly renovated, Oyster House is the perfect location to host your welcome reception, rehearsal dinner or post-wedding luncheon. We have indoor/outdoor options for all events.
Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel
An intimate ballroom with adjacent foyer and 2 smaller function rooms are perfect for ceremonies, receptions (max 100 with dance floor), showers, rehearsals, brunches and after-glow parties. Modern yet boutique décor, onsite parking and overnight guestrooms provide ambiance and convenience.
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
The Citadel is the perfect place for your upcoming event. Receptions, conferences, meeting spaces, or athletic venues, The Citadel has a variety of spaces, services and locations that will add a touch of history to your next event - no matter the size or occasion.
The Official Charleston Area Visitor Center
Located downtown, a beautifully restored 1856 railroad warehouse. Spacious enough for buffet receptions of 250 yet intimate enough for seated dining of 125. Adjacent to the Visitor Center is the Bus Shed, a long open-air structure with covered roof for medium sized receptions. Contact D. Taylor Harris.
Uptown Social
With an iconic location on Upper King Street and 2725 square feet of event space that includes a rooftop bar, Uptown Social marries classic Charleston design with a festive atmosphere ideal for rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, and receptions.
Zero Restaurant + Bar
Zero Restaurant + Bar is available for intimate cocktail receptions for up to 30 guests max. We also offer a Farm Table culinary experience with Chef Vinson Petrillo for parties of 8-12 guests. Please contact the restaurant to inquire.