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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spiritline_cruises
The only way to experience Charleston on the water! 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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Charleston’s best event venue happens to be in Mount Pleasant. Indoor and outdoor spaces complete with a stunning waterfront courtyard featuring a covered gazebo and majestic fountain. Make your event memorable at Sweetgrass Event Center.
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Wild Dunes Resort boasts oceanfront venues with exceptional catering and AAA hotel accommodations and vacation rentals for you and your guests. We host grand events to intimate affairs and offer golf, tennis, spa services, island activities and more.
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The Old Village Post House's private dining rooms welcome guests with their casually elegant style, architectural and interior design details and ready adaptability.
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Located in the heart of Charles Towne Landing, among the moss laden avenue of oaks, crystal lagoons, and gardens, the Legare Waring House is the epitome of Southern charm.
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Located in Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, an area known as the birth place of South Carolina, Founders Hall is resplendent with state-of-the-art features that complement the natural beauty of the site and offer guests every modern convenience.
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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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Nestled on Hobcaw Creek in Mt. Pleasant, the Creek Club at I'On is an awe-inspiring waterfront location. Views of the surrounding marsh and water, spacious wrap-around porches, and a deep water dock make the Creek Club a beautifully versatile venue.
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Imagine your rehearsal dinner guests seeing Charleston from her beautiful waterways while enjoying a dinner that is made to order from local seasonal ingredients. Now, add live music and an amazing sunset – full service bars and dancing to complete the experience. We are quintessentially Charleston!
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Located on the Isle of Palms, The Citadel Beach Club is a premiere oceanfront venue. The indoor ballroom and the outdoor Blue & Grey Pavilion are available for rental for social and corporate events.
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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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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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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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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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For intimate gatherings or grand affairs, choose the perfect ceremony location ranging from secluded garden rooms to the iconic Parterre and Butterfly Lakes. Reception locations offer panoramic views of the Greensward with plenty of space for dining, entertainment and dancing.
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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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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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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 expansive views of the Ashley River, the ancient live oaks draped in Spanish moss, and the intimate garden walkways set an unforgettable stage for an evening of romance. Visit America's last romantic garden, you will fall in love!
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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.
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Edmund’s Oast is a unique combination of brewery, seasonally-focused kitchen, and encyclopedic bar program.
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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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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.
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Located on the beautifully landscaped grounds of Pepper Plantation, this unique and versatile venue is ideal for your special day. Its massive, barn-inspired building and serene surroundings set the mood for a memorable time with family and friends...
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The Ashley is a reasonably priced venue located in West Ashley. Ideal for rehearsal and receptions from 30-100; choose our full-service options (with bar-service) or your own caterer. Our exceptional staff will ensure your affair is everything you want!
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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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With unmatched views of the harbor and Charleston city skyline, the USS YORKTOWN at Patriots Point is an unforgettable wedding destination. We offer over 20 different venues for groups of 15 to 3,500 with competitive pricing.
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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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Dating back to 1705. With proof of the original house still standing in the existing, iconic ruins, this hidden Charleston gem sits quietly on over 180 pristine acres and breathtaking river views that provide the perfect backdrop for any event.
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.
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.