Charleston/Downtown

Waterfront Reception Venues

Imagine smelling the salty marsh air as the setting sun paints the skies in hues of reds and purples just as you step up to share your first dance as newlyweds. In Charleston, we can make your dreams a reality.

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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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