Charleston Area
Restaurants for Rehearsal Dinners & Receptions
In Charleston, food is more than just sustenance--it's an art. Your wedding is the perfect canvas on which to display all the richness and flavor that Charleston has to offer.
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This AAA Four-Diamond restaurant located in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District has been recognized for world-class cuisine and Southern hospitality by Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, The New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure, and Wine Spectator among others.
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.
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.
Halls Chophouse is a family owned restaurant valuing hospitality and a dining experience that guests revere. Dinner is served seven nights a week and a fabulous Gospel Brunch is offered on Sundays, all with live music. Halls Chophouse…bringing Southern hospitality to the American Steakhouse.
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 Charleston Harbor Fish House has many options for wedding related events from bridal luncheons, farewell brunches, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Guests can choose the perfect spot for their event from the upstairs rooftop bar and Yacht Club, Porch and Main Dining Room—all with unparalleled views of the Charleston Harbor and fantastic menu options for every budget.
Leave your cares behind and escape to The Islander on Daniel Island, the perfect location for rehearsals, brunch or your special occasion. Come experience The Islander atmosphere, offering two private event spaces. Serving great cuisine and cocktails influenced by the rich Charleston culinary culture.
Combining classic and casual southern dining, Poogan's Smokehouse offers a menu tied back to Carolina roots. Our private loft space is ideal for any meeting, rehearsal dinner, or special group outing!
The Old Village Post House's private dining rooms welcome guests with their casually elegant style, architectural and interior design details and ready adaptability.
Poogan’s Porch offers the ideal setting for your special event. We handle everything from lunch meetings, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties and everything in-between. Our event planners handle all onsite logistics including menu selection, room set-up, deliveries, etc.
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.
Cannon Green is a remarkable space in the heart of downtown Charleston. We designed our venue to give guests indoor/outdoor entertaining options, and are pleased to be able to accommodate varying sizes of rehearsal dinners or wedding day events.
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.
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.
Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway the banquet / rehearsal room will accommodate a party of 50 guests. Reasonably priced and a variety of menus to choose from. Crab House’s friendly staff will make your visit in Charleston a special one.
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.
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.
Circa 1886 Restaurant
Our world-class service, gourmet cuisine and extensive wine list combine to create unparalleled special occasions. Private dining rooms available for bridesmaids luncheons, rehearsal dinners or intimate wedding receptions for up to 50 people. AAA Four Diamond and Forbes Four Star.
Edmund's Oast
Edmund’s Oast is a unique combination of brewery, seasonally-focused kitchen, and encyclopedic bar program.
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.
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.
Pawpaw Restaurant
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.
Sermet's Downtown
18 years of serving Charleston’s fine diners. Now offering private dining, rehearsal dinners, bridal brunches, even wedding receptions. For more information contact us at
Tabbuli brings a Mediterranean flair to Charleston. With a health-conscious Mediterranean-inspired menu and a fully-stocked bar with delicious drink specials, Tabbuli continues to be a favorite for families, parties and late-night crowds. We can cater your big event.