William Aiken House 456 King Street • Charleston • South Carolina 29403


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • This Southern Gothic mansion on Upper King Street is a true Charleston treasure, with iconic architectural charm and lush, park-like landscaping.
  • After your vows beneath a stunningly elegant pergola in the garden, guests can mingle throughout the private grounds, enjoying cocktails on the gracious porch or on one of the covered piazzas.
  • Inside the home, you'll find vintage glamour galore, including a ballroom on each floor, museum-caliber artwork, period furnishings, a formal dining room, and a gentleman's study.


Video by Ryan Serio.

Virtual Tour by Matt Rouse Films.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500–8,000/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
    • Time and staff for setup and breakdown
    • And more!

    This venue features some onsite accommodations!

    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 $10,000 minimum
    • Spring & Fall Fridays and Saturdays require a minimum ranging $11,000-16,000
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 23%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 64 160
Cocktails, etc. Standing 64 160
Reception Seated 64 160
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 160.

Larger guest-counts may be permitted for open-air cocktail receptions.

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

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Art Gallery

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

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


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