Circa 1886 2020 Event Calendar


From city-wide culinary festivals to our own just-for-fun events, Circa 1886 celebrates food in all its farm-fresh glory. 

Available Year-Round

$7 before 7 at Circa 1886

Grab a seat at the bar or on our patio surrounded by our lush gardens and take advantage of our popular Happy Hour celebration, $7 before 7. From 5PM until 7PM, Monday through Saturday, guests can select from a list of wines and specialty cocktails created by our mixologist, all costing only $7 each. Wines will vary and include a choice of sparkling, two white wines, and two red wines. In addition, guests are invited to stay and dine with us and enjoy the seasonal menu.


Valentine’s Day Dinner

Thursday, February 14 | $135 per person++

Circa 1886 is continually lauded as one of the most romantic spots in Charleston, and Valentine’s Day dinner at this intimate restaurant is a tradition for many. Diners can enjoy a special six-course prix fixe dinner and a glass of champagne for $135 per person, excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity.


Charleston Wine + Food Festival

March 6 - 10 | SOLD OUT

Executive Chef Marc Collins and Circa 1886 will take center stage during the 15th annual Wine + Food Festival, a five-day celebration of food, wine and all things Charleston. Chef Collins, who co-founded the festival in 2006, will be part of the Opening Night on Wednesday, March 6th. On Friday, March 8th, Chef Collins will create an inspired menu using truffles throughout each course for the Truffles + Champagne Dinner. Indulge in an evening of culinary decadence for the Circa 1886 “Signature Dinner” on Saturday, March 9th. Visit for more information and tickets.


Bourbon and Bacon

Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30PM | $90 per person++

A celebration of the South’s favorite food groups – Bourbon and Bacon. Join Chef Marc Collins for an informal and fun evening. The dinner kicks off with a reception on the patio followed by a four-course dinner inspired by bourbon cocktail recipes. The dinner is $90 per person; price excludes tax, gratuity, and additional beverages.


Spoleto Festival USA Pre-and Post-Theater Dinners

May 22 – June 6, 5PM-10PM

Spoleto Festival USA is one of the most recognized and acclaimed art festivals in the world, drawing thousands of visitors to Charleston each spring. The festival supports new and innovative work while enhancing public appreciation of the arts – from dance and music to theater and jazz.

*To accommodate attendees, Circa 1886 is open on Sunday, May 24 for dinner and will serve dinner a half-hour earlier at 5PM and close a half-hour later throughout the Festival.

Circa 1886 Craft Beer and Blue Jeans Dinner

Thursday, June 18 at 6:30PM | $75 per person++

Guests are invited to join Chef Marc Collins at Circa 1886 for a fun and informal four-course Craft Beer Dinner. The menu throughout the evening will be paired with a selection of local beers paired with Collins’ Southern fare. The evening will start with live music and a reception on the patio before guests journey through Charleston’s craft beer and inventive cuisine. The dinner is $75 per person, excluding tax and gratuity and additional beverages. The local brewery partner will be announced soon!


Circa 1886’s 20th Anniversary Dinner

Thursday, July 23, 6:30PM | Price coming soon

Circa 1886 is celebrating their 20th Anniversary the only way they know how—through a fabulous dinner experience paired with delicious wine and wonderful company. Details coming soon!


Chocolate Dinner

Thursday, November 12 at 6:30PM |$90 per person++

Join Circa 1886 on Thursday, November 7th for our 2nd Annual Chocolate Dinner. Give into all temptation and spoil yourself with our 4 course chocolate dinner experience. Each course (and bite) delights with rich flavors inspired by chocolate. Experience the unforgettable combination of chocolate and the award winning talents of Chef Collins. There is limited seating for this event, so purchase your tickets soon.

35th Progressive Dinner | $110 per person++

Progressive Dinner Dates: November 27th, 28th, 30th

December, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd

A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this December. For the 35th year in a row, Circa 1886 Restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the “Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner”, a festive evening where diners journey by carriage. Guests are invited to start the evening with hors d’oeuvres at Historic Kings Courtyard Inn at 198 King Street, travel by carriage to Circa 1886 Restaurant at 149 Wentworth Street for a three-course dinner, and wind down on a carriage to the Historic John Rutledge House Inn at 116 Broad Street for coffee and dessert. Hors d’oeuvres start at 5:30 p.m. and the evening wraps up at 8:30 p.m. A carriage will transport guests from one location to the next. The cost is $110.00 per person (Includes carriage, tax, and gratuity. Excludes additional beverages.)

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