The Governor Thomas Bennett House 69 Barre Street • Charleston • SC 29401


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This beautifully restored 19th-century house in a charming Charleston neighborhood features architectural details such as stately exterior columns, an elliptical fanlight with carved moldings, a Palladian window, and a stunning cantilevered staircase in the Grand Foyer.
  • Exchange vows beneath a 200-year-old oak on the Crescent Lawn, which wraps around a pineapple fountain and offers a lovely shaded ceremony location. The adjacent Oyster Tabby can easily be tented to provide room for a large outdoor reception.
  • You'll have full use of the property, including a second-floor wedding suite and a ground-floor lounge inside the house. Other spaces on the grounds include a breezy piazza, which makes an excellent cocktail-hour area, and the intimate Secret Garden.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $3,800–9,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 75 230
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 30.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info







Must be provided by a licensed and insured bar service.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Panoramic


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