Lowndes Grove 266 St Margaret Street • Charleston • SC 29403

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
  • $3,500–12,500/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
    • Time and staff for setup and breakdown
    • And more!

    Discounted week-day rates are available for Monday-Thursday rentals. Contact the venue for details and pricing.

Ceremony Fee
  • $500/event and up
  • Ceremony fee varies depending on:
    • Event duration
  • Ceremony fees include an additional hour of exclusive use of the selected event space.

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
  • Food and beverage minimums may apply to certain peak dates:

    • Summer & Winter Saturdays require a $12,000 minimum
    • Spring & Fall Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays require a minimum ranging $12,000-20,000
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 23%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 32 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 32 200
Reception Seated 32 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

Maximum capacities listed reflect a tented event. Larger guest-counts may be permitted for an open-air event.

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • 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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