6 Beautiful Historic Homes to Get Married in Charleston


Have the storybook wedding of your dreams in one of Charleston's stunning historic homes. 


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The Gadsden House | 329 East Bay Street

Built-in 1798 by Christopher Gadsden, who started one of the most profitable mercantile in the Carolinas. The Federal-style Charleston home has become one of the top historic properties preserved in Charleston. The home and grounds were restored in 2015 for a private event space. The venue space includes a courtyard, furnished bridal suite, southern piazzas, and four parlor rooms. With the gorgeous crystal chandeliers and jawdropping courtyards this stunning property has endless photo opportunities. 


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John Rutledge House Inn | 116 Broad Street

Home of a signer of the United States Constitution, this historic property is now used as a charming Bed and Breakfast. The property is the perfect mixture of history and charm that will make any event feel magical. The recently renovated property has many distinctive architectural features including bright green ironwork, Italian fireplaces and a stunning piazza that overlooks historic Broad Street. This property is the perfect location for intimate weddings or elopements. The indoor space can accommodate up to 40 guests and the outdoor courtyard can accommodate up to 75 guests. 


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Lowndes Grove | 226 St. Margaret Street

Located on the banks of the Ashley River, this historic estate was built by heirs of John Gibbs in 1786. This restored property is listed in the National Register for Historic Places and offers panoramic views of the oak-lined banks. This venue's picturesque landscape makes for the perfect backdrop for any special occasion. The venue includes 750 square foot southern style piazza, 1786 period-style furnishing, private dock, and glass-enclosed portico. 


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Wentworth Mansion | 149 Wentworth Mansion

One of Charleston's most famous properties, this historic home built in 1886 is a tribute to the gilded age. Now a luxurious historic hotel, the Wentworth Mansion is known for its world-class hospitality, luxurious amenities, and stunning decor. This historic home has several locations that can be used for private events including the grand mansion suite, 360 view rooftop cupola, and the mansion lawn. The on-site restaurant, Circa 1886 can host rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions for up to 90 people. The unique property is the best place for any special event, from the Tiffany stained glass to the Italian crystal chandeliers, guests will fall in love with the history and charm of this historic home. 


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William Aiken House | 456 King Street

This Federal Adamesque wood frame historic home was built in 1807 by James Mackie and bought by William Aiken Sr in 1811. This venue offers the best of both worlds, downtown Charleston accessibility in a private setting. The crown jewel of this venue is the two-century-old magnolia tree that adorns their picturesque courtyard. This large venue which can accommodate up to 500 people, consists of private gardens, two courtyards, two ballrooms with expansive covered piazzas and two formal dining rooms. 


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The Governor Thomas Bennett House | 69 Barre Street

The former residence of Thomas Bennett Jr., former Governor of South Carolina. Built-in 1825, this two-story Federal-style home has been handsomely restored for the perfect backdrop for events and private parties. The Crescent Garden is the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony under their two-century-old oak tree. This venue has complimentary onsite parking for 200 guests, large southern style piazza, oyster tabby surface reception lawn with fountain.

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