Charleston/Downtown

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.

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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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