Charleston/Downtown

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?

Upstairs at Virginia's

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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Poogan's Porch

Located on charming Queen Street, Poogan’s Porch is Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishment. Recognized by Martha Stewart Living, Southern Living, and The Travel Channel (among many others), our beautifully restored Victorian house is the perfect southern spot for daily brunch and dinner. Whether it’s a warm homemade buttermilk biscuit and sausage gravy, a bowl of she-crab soup, or our signature buttermilk fried chicken, your meal at Poogan’s Porch will be unforgettable.

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Emeline

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, a visit to Emeline is marked by layers of experience, thoughtful surprises, and an unmistakable sense of place.

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39 Rue de Jean - Upstairs

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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82 Queen Restaurant

Nestled in Charleston historic French Quarter for the past 33 years, known for gracious Southern hospitality & fresh local cuisine. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

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The Carolina Girl

Named one of the South's best wedding venues by Southern Living Magazine! The Carolina Girl is Charleston’s only exclusive special events yacht that serves as a unique waterfront venue. Take in the best views of Charleston while giving your friends and family the most beautiful and memorable experience!

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The Cedar Room

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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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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Hotel Bennett

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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Poogan's Smokehouse

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 culinary and event teams for an elevated spread of seasonal, Lowcountry cuisine.

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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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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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Coast Bar and Grill

Charleston's freshest seafood, with laid back Lowcountry style. Coast's chefs meet daily with local farmers and fisherman to procure the freshest seafood and produce available. Featuring wood-grilled fish, a full raw bar, and a refreshing drink list. Open nightly from 5:30pm. Outdoor seating available.

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The River House at Lowndes Grove

Casual, intimate space on the grounds of Lowndes Grove 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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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. VIRTUAL TOUR: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/the-american-theater-charleston-sc-2001286

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Poogan's Courtyard

Poogan's Courtyard offers a versatile backdrop for social functions. Featuring exposed brick, stylish fixtures, a private courtyard, and a dedicated coordinator, your next event will surely be one to remember. Enjoy the taste of true Southern cuisine with our expertly curated catering menu!

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Upstairs at Michael's on the Alley

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!

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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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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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Gaillard Center

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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The Vendue Hotel

Located in Historic Charleston, The Vendue is at an intersection where friends & family converge for special occasions. A historically rich canvas finished with innovative cuisine, rooftop views, and distinctive spaces make this art hotel an ideal choice for any affair.

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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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Hyatt Place Charleston - Historic District

Focused on spacious accommodations with sleeper sofas in every room. Daily breakfast in our lobby, free WiFi, and our indoor heated pool. Upgrade your event and choose Sterling Hall. Centered around the Grand Magnolia Ballroom, this unique, 8,500-squre-foot space shows off elegant design and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus customized menus.

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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.

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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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Upstairs at Midtown

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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Upstairs at Vincent Chicco's

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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Home Team BBQ - Downtown Charleston

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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The Citadel Beach Club

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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Merchants Hall

Since 1856 | Exquisite events venue, boasting spectacular views of the City Market. Merchants Hall is uncompromising in providing its clients with the highest level of luxury, from carefully curated lighting fixtures to a meticulously designed hosts' suite.

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Charleston Grill

The acclaimed Forbes Four Star Charleston Grill features a unique balance of Southern, French and Contemporary cuisines while nightly jazz creates an elegant, yet relaxed ambiance. From the impeccable service to the nearly 1,300-label wine list, Charleston Grill is a favorite among locals.

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Halls Signature Events

Halls Signature Events is a 6,900 square foot grand event space located in the Historic District of downtown Charleston. This property is owned and operated by the Hall family and accommodates all varieties of wedding festivities and events.

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Hyatt House Charleston Historic District

Apartment-style suites with conveniences including full kitchens. Enjoy free daily breakfast in our lobby, free WiFi, and indoor heated pool. Upgrade your event and choose Sterling Hall. Centered around the Grand Magnolia Ballroom, this unique, 8,500-square-foot space shows off elegant design and floor-to-ceiling windows, plus customized menus.

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High Cotton Charleston

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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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.

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The Mills House Wyndham Grand Hotel

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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Charleston Marriott

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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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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Belmond Charleston Place Hotel

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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Swain Boating Center at the Citadel

The Swain Boat Center is The Citadel’s newest event venue offering flexible space for your special day. Located along the Ashley river, the main room opens to large porches allowing guests to flow outside to enjoy sweeping waterfront views.

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Galpao Gaucho

Galpao Gaucho is a traditional Brazilian steakhouse located in Charleston’s historic. Our menu features grilled meats and fresh salads. Space available for parties and groups.

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Francis Marion Hotel

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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Charleston Union Station

Charleston's newest event venue, opening in April 2020. This historic industrial warehouse is a blank canvas creative event planners to transform into their dream space. Conveniently located downtown, on the Charleston Peninsula.

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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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Magnolias Upper Level Dining

Magnolias Upper-Level Gallery is an elegant private dining area overlooking Lodge Alley in Charleston’s historic district. Accommodating both intimate and larger format dinners, the celebrated Southern menu and historic charm of Magnolias make it the ideal space for rehearsal dinners.

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Camden Room

Located at one of Charleston's most historic addresses, Camden Room makes its home in the circa 1856 Deans Warehouse. Featuring exposed brick, hardwood floors and original beams that accent 30' ceilings, the copper roof and natural light from clerestory windows in our space epitomize Southern Hospitality.

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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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Stars Rooftop & Grill Room

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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Trinity Hall Charleston

A classic setting for events of 30 to 300 in downtown Charleston’s Westside, Trinity Hall features an elegant ballroom, outdoor spaces, neutral classic décor, stunning natural light and plentiful onsite parking.

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