As one of the world’s premiere tourist destinations, it’s no surprise Charleston has also become a popular destination for all kinds of events, from Charleston weddings to corporate events or even family reunions. Whether you are planning your nuptials or a corporate retreat, Charleston boasts numerous plantations, private homes, and other venues for you to throw an unforgettable event. The options can be overwhelming, so we narrowed them down for you- check out some of Charleston’s most celebrated event venues.
Boone Hall Plantation boasts multiple venues to host wedding festivities, corporate events, and more, but there are a few spots that stand out among the rest. Enjoy marsh views at the Cotton Dock and capture your event or special day along the Avenue of Oaks. Boone Hall even attracts celebrities- Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were married on the property in 2012.
Boone Hall isn’t the only Charleston plantation that makes for a beautiful event venue. Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is another gem among the Holy City’s plantation jewels. The Carriage House, one of Magnolia’s unique event locations, is a beautiful spot overlooking the Ashley River. Enjoy the lofty inside space with its wooden beams or set up a tent on the lawn and be surrounded by magnificent oaks draped in Spanish moss.
The Gibbes Museum of Art is undoubtedly one of Charleston’s most unique event views. From the beautiful art inside to the beautiful gardens out, the Gibbes is the perfect location for the artistically minded couple or event hosts. And following recent renovations, the Gibbes is looking better than ever.
Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, Hibernian Hall is a great, historic space to hold a large gathering or wedding celebration. The Hibernian is one of Charleston’s oldest and most celebrated event venues. Offering 6,000 sq. feet of event space, Hibernian Hall is the perfect place to eat, drink, and dance the night away.
For an event space with rich Charleston history, look no further than the Old Exchange Building. Built in the 18th-century, the Old Exchange Building has served as a custom house, public market, meeting place, and jail. Today, the Old Exchange Building offers tours and a one of a kind space for weddings and other events.
Located on the site of the first permanent English settlement in South Carolina, the Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing is a beautiful historic antebellum home available for events and weddings. Next to the house or out on the grand scaping lawn, an event at the Legare Waring House is sure to be one to remember.
The Gadsden House is another of Charleston’s historic homes available for event rentals. After recent renovations, the Gadsden House is more grand and beautiful than ever, making it the perfect spot to host a downtown event in true Charleston fashion.
Just across the Ravenel Bridge from downtown Charleston is Mt. Pleasant’s Alhambra Hall. A former ferry terminal, Alhambra Hall has a 3,280 sq. foot main room for dining and dancing and views of the Charleston harbor from the grand lawn and large porches for watching the sunset. The space is sure to make your event an unforgettable Lowcountry affair.
The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation is a privately owned venue that boasts scenic views and a 3,000 sq. ft. main room featuring cathedral-like ceilings and beautiful wooden details. The Main Room has a modern barn vibe that will give your wedding or event a rustic yet elegant look, perfect for any season.