Charleston/Downtown

Historic Home & Sites Reception Venues

Find your "Something Old" at one of Charleston's picturesque historic homes and plantations. These immaculately preserved pieces of Charleston history are sure to take your breath away.

Lowndes Grove

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 Gadsden House

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. On-site bridal suite + groom's quarters allow for all-day relaxation. Perfect for ceremonies + receptions.

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The Parsonage

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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Gibbes Museum of Art

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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Parcel 32

Built in 1837, Parcel 32’s cuisine, stunning upstairs cocktail lounge, and historic design with modern touches make it the perfect setting for rehearsal dinners and intimate weddings. Situated on Upper King Street, it is within walking distance to several hotels, ideal for out-of-town guests.

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William Aiken House

This 1807 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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Governor Thomas Bennett House

Built in 1825, this magnificent home is located in the historic district of Charleston. Exceptional architectural details and elliptical staircase grace this historic home. The large piazza overlooking the formal garden provides an elegant backdrop for your distinctive event.

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South Carolina Historical Society

Located in downtown Charleston, the historic Fireproof Building offers traditional style with modern amenities. Featuring a courtyard overlooking Washington Square and elegant museum galleries, this National Historic Landmark provides a gracious setting for your intimate wedding, party, or photography session.

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