Restaurants for Rehearsal Dinners & Receptions

In Charleston, food is more than just sustenance--it's an art. Your wedding is the perfect canvas on which to display all the richness and flavor that Charleston has to offer.

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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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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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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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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Poogan's Southern Kitchen

From our house-made baked goods to our famous fried chicken, fluffy biscuits, and fresh seafood, we offer a comfortable and approachable dining experience in Nexton.

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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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Victor's Seafood & Steak

Elegant dining room with a menu serving shareable appetizers such as seafood towers, and oysters and classic steakhouse entrees, and local seafood specialties.

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Oak Steakhouse

Touted as "one of the best and most distinctive steakhouses in America," Oak Steakhouse presents classic steakhouse cuisine alongside locally sourced seafood and produce. The timeless setting artfully complements its classic menu making Oak among the most distinctive dining spaces in the country.

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Upstairs at Victor's

Upstairs at Victor's 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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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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Charleston Harbor Fish House

The Charleston Harbor Fish House has many options for wedding related events from bridal luncheons, farewell brunches, receptions and rehearsal dinners. Guests can choose the perfect spot for their event from the upstairs rooftop bar and Yacht Club, Porch and Main Dining Room—all with unparalleled views of the Charleston Harbor and fantastic menu options for every budget.

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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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The Reel Bar & Sunset Deck

The Reel Bar is the ideal locale for families to relax and unwind and dipping your toes in the sand, on our man-made beach, overlooking the Charleston Harbor.

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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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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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Rudy Royale

Situated on East Bay Street, Rudy Royale offers a seasonal influenced and locally sourced chicken + cocktail menu. While chicken and cocktails are our specialty, we are honored to showcase our diverse menu highlighting our location in the Low Country and its abundant resources. Rudy’s three private event spaces offer an enchanted getaway for any 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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Oyster House & The Porch at Oyster House

Enjoy delicious Lowcountry favorites at the Oyster House & The Porch at Oyster House. Located in downtown Charleston, we offer indoor and outdoor spaces for your guests to enjoy. We look forward to being a part of your celebration!

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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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Circa 1886

Located in what once housed the stables and carriages on the property of Wentworth Mansion®, Circa 1886 Restaurant offers a stunning backdrop for bridal celebrations in downtown Charleston. The expert staff and beautiful event spaces create unique, personalized, and memorable occasions.

Post House

A historic neighborhood tavern and inn featuring three private event spaces: The Rose Room, an elegant space with seating for 35; The Courtyard, a covered outdoor space for up to 45, and a full restaurant buyout.

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