Charleston Area
Unique Wedding Venues
Do you buck against tradition? Do you live to stand out from the crowd? You're an individual, celebrating a love that's unparalleled. You deserve a venue that's as unique and unconventional as you are.
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the_lake_house_at_bulow
Situated at the edge of a beautiful lake within 15 minutes of historic Charleston. This charming venue features stunning natural views. The Lake House, Island Pavilion, and outdoor space can accommodate up to 200 people. A site tour is recommended to view this special property.
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One of the area's most unique venues. Take in Charleston's beauty by water, and treat your guests to an unforgettable experience. SpiritLine's fleet can accommodate functions of all sizes and scope: rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal luncheons, out-of-town guest dinners, and more.
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Our stunningly unique Harborview Restaurant located on top of the "round" Holiday Inn offers flawless panoramic views of the Charleston cityscape, and will provide an exquisitely memorable experience for up to 150 guests; a perfect venue for your wedding event!
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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, Carolina Girl delivers the perfect pairing of a posh setting and unparalleled views of Charleston Harbor, Historic District, bridges and marina.
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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Upstairs at Midtown is a unique private event venue located in the exciting Upper King Street "Design District" of Downtown Charleston. The setting is highlighted by a painstaking historic restoration of one of the oldest buildings north of Calhoun Street, Circa 1760's.
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Featured as one of Southern Livings “Best Places to Stay,” our luxury two-bedroom cottages sit on the waters edge, and offer a truly unique ceremony and reception venue. The Cottages on Charleston Harbor is where relaxation meets sophistication. Photos courtesy of Red Shutter Studio, Whitney Yingling and JBMcCabe.com.
the_american_theater
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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Traditional grace. At this 1840s home, the walls whisper of legendary parties attended by governors, international dignitaries, and blushing brides alike. Recently redecorated with quintessentially Charleston colors and furnishings, the grandeur of this home - with its avenue of majestic, moss-draped oak trees—is timeless.
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The Pride is Charleston's only 3 masted, tall ship. She makes the perfect venue for an intimate wedding, reception or rehearsal. Also great for bachelor/bachelorette outings! Groups from 2-49. Catering available or you may provide your own.
boone_hall_plantation
Located on the grounds at Boone Hall Plantation is an iconic structure that has a history all of its own. A building which is nestled in a majestic setting on a tidal marsh amongst over three centuries of history, beauty, and grace. This legendary structure sets the stage for celebrating some of life's most special moments…and new beginnings of every kind. Welcome to The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation.
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Climate-controlled Pavilion offers panoramic views of the Greensward and historic house. For formal dinners or hors d’oeuvre receptions, the spacious Pavilion allows plenty of room for entertainment and dancing. Smaller groups accommodated in restaurant’s private dining room with adjacent courtyard.
edisto_hall_at_james_island_county_park
Located within a 643-acre park, the Edisto Hall offers a wonderful vista of majestic live oaks. Boasting 3,500 square feet, this venue features a kitchen with a catering entrance, stage, picnic area with grills, sand volleyball court and horseshoe pit.
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A private courtyard for intimate affairs, a sprawling lawn for grand entrances, an oversized fireplace for cozy gatherings and floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the great hall with natural light make this venue easily adaptable to any vision.
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Make your wedding unforgettable. Dine and dance under the stars on beautiful Charleston Harbor. Charleston’s premier private group dinner ship. The perfect venue for rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions. Groups of 25 to 125 for dinner and up to 200 for hors d’oeuvres receptions.
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No. 5 Faber is a private events facility located in historic downtown Charleston that accommodates up to 225 people. The property provides a commercial kitchen, full bar with granite countertops, attractive lobby with piano, plus an intimate mezzanine lounge area.
cypress_hall_at_north_charleston_wannamaker_county_park
Tucked within the woodlands of a 1,015-acre park, Cypress Hall is a 3,700 square foot venue. A dressing room, kitchen with catering entrance, stage, picnic area with grills, sand volleyball court, and horseshoe pit are just a few of the many amenities of this facility.
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The South Carolina Aquarium's waterfront setting is an ideal place to host evening celebrations of all types. Allow your guests to be amazed by our sweeping landscapes and legendary exhibits.
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The Inn at Ion, an 11 room boutique inn with influences of the "Old South," can host wedding ceremonies, receptions, rehearsal dinners and/or a bridal brunch/luncheon. The Courtyard at the Jacob Bond House can host onsite wedding ceremonies.
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Stunning panorama. Thanks to its perch on the Cooper River, in the footprint of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, this new event space boasts one particularly breathtaking attribute - the view. Situated amid Mt. Pleasant’s picturesque Memorial Waterfront Park, this venue is paralleled to none.
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The Carolina Queen is Charleston's only paddlewheel style riverboat. She boasts 3 decks for entertaining and the best views of Charleston Harbor! Amazing Charleston sunsets! Perfect for weddings, receptions and rehearsal dinners. USCG certified for 400 passengers.
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With 8 unique venue options on-site and being named one of the Top 20 Resorts in the South by Conde Nast Readers, Charleston Harbor Resort offers the perfect location for intimate gatherings for 25 to large-scale celebrations for 500.
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We are located in the heart of the restaurant and bar scene in Downtown Charleston. Our 8700 sq.ft building has been completely renovated and customized. Our rustic/vintage atmosphere is the perfect place for any and all events. Rehearsal dinners, engagement parties and other wedding festivities.
the_college_center_at_trident_technical_college
The College Center accommodates groups of all sizes. Our event staff helps you plan and carry out your vision, from room setup to catering. From hors d’oeuvres to full-course banquets, our contracted caterer provides world-class food services.
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With unmatched views of the harbor and the Charleston city skyline, with 42,000 tons of steel underfoot, the USS YORKTOWN at Patriots Point is an unforgettable event location. There is no place like it; a setting where history is the remarkable backdrop for special occasions.
the_pavilion_at_pepper_plantation
Located on the beautiful grounds of Pepper Plantation, this award winning, "barn-inspired" facility provides the the perfect venue for hosting rehearsal dinners, ceremonies and receptions. Please visit our website at www.PepperPavilion.com for additional information.
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.
Old Towne Creek County Park
This property features large open meadows, marsh views, gorgeous backdrops, and a unique country setting. Accommodating up to 500 guests, this beautiful gem also serves as a great spot for small private functions. A site tour is required to view all aspects of this special property.
Palmetto Brewing Company
Palmetto Brewery is the unique venue you're looking for to host your rehearsal dinner or corporate event. Perfect for the beer lover, art enthusiast, the elegant, or super casual; they will be talking about your event long after it's over.
Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion
Used during the day by the Lowcountry’s finest sweetgrass basket weavers, this unique venue is available for evening rentals. The pavilion boasts a magnificent view of the Cooper River and Bridge which are best enjoyed at sunset.
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 Kim Gailliard.