Lowndes Grove 266 St Margaret Street • Charleston • SC 29403


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Charleston charm abounds at this elegant waterfront estate, the last of its kind in the downtown sector. Set on the banks of the Ashley River, it offers unparalleled coastal views.
  • Wed with the beautiful 1786 manor home as your backdrop, then host a tented reception on a lovely outdoor terrace overlooking the grounds and river.
  • Intimate affairs may be held in the home itself, where you'll be surrounded by period furnishings and exquisite architectural details, including a dramatic three-story spiral staircase.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,000–14,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • Venue rental fees include exclusive use of the house and grounds for a 4-hour event, setup and breakdown, and an onsite ceremony.

    2023 Spring and Autumn Rates

    $5,000 Monday–Thursday | $10,000 Friday | $14,000 Saturday | $7,000 Sunday

    Months include March, April, May, June, September, October, and November.

    2023 Summer and Winter Rates

    $3,000 Monday–Thursday | $4,000 Friday | $8,000 Saturday | $3,500 Sunday

    Months include January, February, July, August, and December.

Package Prices
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Package chosen
  • Fully-customized food & beverage packages are available through the exclusive caterer, Patrick Properties Catering Team.

    Contact the venue for menus and pricing.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $8,000–22,000/event
  • 2023 Spring and Autumn F&B Minimum

    $16,000 Friday | $22,000 Saturday | $12,000 Sunday

    Months include March, April, May, June, September, October, and November. There is no F&B minimum Monday–Thursday.

    2023 Summer and Winter F&B Minimum

    $8,000 Friday | $15,000 Saturday

    Months include January, February, July, August, and December. There is no F&B minimum Sunday–Thursday.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 23%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 32 304
Cocktails, etc. Standing 32 304
Reception Seated 32 304
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 304.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate
  • River

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic


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