Located in the heart of Beaufort’s Historic District and just steps from the famous Beaufort Inn is The Old Bay Marketplace Loft, one of the city’s newest and classiest wedding venues. This venue provides both indoor and outdoor event space that features gleaming hardwood floors, an exposed beam ceiling, a neutral palette, and a rooftop deck. If you are planning an event for 200 to 350 guests, this is the perfect wedding venue for you.
The Old Bay Marketplace Loft provides 4,000 square feet of indoor space as well as a rooftop deck of 3,500 square feet. The rooftop provides gorgeous and breathtaking views of the Intracoastal Waterway and the Beaufort River, including spectacular sunsets and twinkling lights. Guests will enjoy panoramic views and light breezes off the water as they sip cocktails and dance the night away.
The inside of the loft is spacious and luxurious, with features such as climate control and adjustable lighting for ambiance. Large windows overlook a busy Downtown Beaufort from a private and comfortable setting, promoting the fact that your wedding celebration is a privileged and meaningful occasion. With space for 200 to 250 seated or 300 to 350 standing guests as well as wheelchair accessibility, feel free to invite your distant relatives, acquaintances, and any old friends you haven’t seen for some time. After all, everyone in your life up until this point has contributed to making you the beautiful bride you will be on your wedding day.
Best of all, The Old Bay Marketplace Loft features a dance floor, so be prepared to party the night away. The rental fee for this venue is $1,999, which includes a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 due when you sign the contract. The remaining $999 is due 30 days prior to your wedding celebration.
If you are interested in a wedding venue that provides beautiful waterfront views, a convenient downtown location, and plenty of space for a decent-sized guest list, consider booking The Old Bay Marketplace Loft today. For more information, please call Beaufort & Port Royal Weddings & Events at 843-379-3470 and ask for Dawn Lucas Pemberton.Read More »
For a beautiful Charleston wedding experience, consider making reservations at McCrady’s Restaurant. Located on Unity Alley and listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Landmarks, this restaurant provides old-fashioned charm, an accessible location, and venue space for both ceremonies and receptions. Whether you require a reception site within walking distance of your downtown church or wish to have your entire event in one convenient place, McCrady’s Restaurant has exactly what you need.
Private dining rooms at this venue include the Historic Long Room, the Gallery Room, and the Chef’s Table Room. The Historic Long Room overlooks Unity Alley. The room contains amazing features like 15-foot ceilings, two stone fireplaces, Venetian chandeliers, large windows, French crystal wall sconces, padded silk-covered walls, and antique heart pine floors. This space also provides handmade Italian chairs and white linens for your reception. The room is most assuredly historical, as President George Washington enjoyed dinner here. There is enough space for 80 to 100 seated guests and standing room for 120 to 130.
The Gallery Room has an urban loft feel and overlooks Charleston’s Restaurant Row. It features exposed brick walls, 14-foot ceilings, original hardwood floors, and tall windows. This room contains enough space for 80 to 100 seated guests or standing room for 120 to 130. To accommodate a ceremony and reception pair, couples usually join together the Gallery Room and the Historic Long Room. These rooms are also great for bridal luncheons and farewell brunches.
The Chef’s Table Room is not advertised for weddings but would provide enough room for a rehearsal dinner or engagement party for 14 people. After reserving this room, award-winning Chef Sean Brock will personally sit down with you weeks before your event and work with you to design a personalized menu that uses the finest local ingredients. Then you will meet with the restaurant’s wine director, Clint Sloan to select the perfect wine for each course of your meal. The Chef’s Table Room features a discrete private entrance, mahogany paneling, and a Baccarat chandelier. Your meal is served on Limoges china along with Christofle silver and Riedel Sommelier Series glassware.
Not surprisingly, the restaurant does not allow outside catering at your wedding. However, the restaurant provides delicious Southern fine dining options like Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Ashley Farms Chicken with black truffle-bourbon jus, and Grilled Summer Melons and Southern Prosciutto with sheep’s milk cheese, arugula and saba. The $250 room set up fee includes the use of tables, white linens, chairs, china, flatware and barware. Additionally, there is a food and beverage minimum of $2,500.
McCrady’s Restaurant provides a glowing ambiance and mouth-watering dining options to ensure that your wedding guests go home happy. Its convenient location and historic charm are sure to please them as well. To book this convenient venue, please visit the restaurant’s official website at www.mccradysrestaurant.com.Read More »
Charleston, South Carolina is full of gorgeous historical buildings and landmarks. One worth mentioning is the Historic Rice Mill Building. Located right on the Ashley River, this building is the only standing antebellum rice mill in the city. It also served as a seaplane terminal and a Navy minesweeper base. The outside of the building has not changed much, but the inside has been extensively renovated for couples looking to have the perfect wedding day.
This venue has 4,000 square feet of event space, including two outdoor patio spaces. The facility features exposed brick walls, hardwood flooring, large double windows, pressed tin ceilings, and a mahogany and marble bar. A weekday evening costs $1,500. Friday evenings are $3,500, Saturday evenings are $4,500, and Sunday evenings are $2,500. Off-peak discounts are also available. These fees includes tables, chairs, buffet setup, bar setup, votives, and serviceware available at the time, such as flatware, glassware, plates and cocktail napkins. They also include an 8-hour reservation- 2 hours for setup, 4 hours for the event itself, and 2 hours for breakdown. Additional setup hours cost $100 each and additional event hours $350 each. The ceremony fee is $500.
The maximum capacity for this venue is 250 for a cocktail reception. The venue can accommodate 150 for a buffet-style dinner, 160 for a seated dinner, and 50 for a seated dinner in the Marina Room. Ceremony seating is available for anywhere between 65 and 110 guests. There are 200 parking spaces available, each for $1 per half an hour. Parking fees may be covered by the couple or taken care of by guests themselves.
Since the Historic Rice Mill Building is the exclusive waterfront venue of Good Food Catering, no outside food or beverage is permitted. Sample menus are available online at www.historicricemill.net and feature Southern comfort food like Down Home Macaroni and Cheese, Asian gourmet options like Five Spice Seared Duck Breast, and Italian hors d’oeuvres like Tomato Basil Bruschetta. Good Food Catering also serves several other local venues such as the Prospect Hill Plantation, Hibernian Hall, the Creek Club at I’On, and the Old Exchange Building.
Tours of the Historic Rice Mill Building are available by appointment only. To schedule a tour of this historic beauty for your wedding event, please call 843-723-7952. Book this accommodating venue for an unforgettable and romantic evening.Read More »
If the idea of a garden-themed wedding makes you swoon, be sure to check out the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens located in Charleston County, South Carolina. This historic 70-acre plantation stands on the banks of the Ashley River and provides the oldest public gardens in America. One of the oldest plantations in the South, the Magnolia Plantation features buildings built circa 1840 and gardens filled with both native and exotic flora.
The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Carriage House is surrounded by Live Oaks and torches that line the river bank. The house itself has amazing features, including a patio fireplace, indoor wagon wheel chandeliers, and exposed ceiling beams. The house can accommodate 150 seated guests or between 200 and 250 guests for a buffet-style dinner, but tents can be pitched on the patio or on the lawn to accommodate a larger guest list. Over 400 guests can fit on the lawn. For a daytime ceremony or reception, this facility can be reserved any day of the week for $1,000. For an evening event, the facility is available for $1,500 Monday through Thursday. A Friday or Sunday event will cost between $2,000 and $3,500 depending on the season. A Saturday event will cost between $3,000 and $5,000.
The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Plantation House Veranda provides stunning views of Live Oaks, manicured gardens, and open pasture. A 20-foot wide porch that wraps around the entire house offers a 360 view of the surrounding gardens and provides access to the lawns from all four sides. The porch can accommodate 150 guests for a seated dinner or 200 for a buffet-style meal. The surrounding lawns provide additional seating space and dance floor areas. The house itself is not available because it functions as a museum, but restrooms and a catering set-up area are accessible. A short walk away from the house is Long White Bridge Lawn, which features a charming gazebo and can accommodate up to 200 guests for a ceremony. These facilities are available after 3:30 PM during the week for $1,000. Between March and June and from September to October, the cost for a Friday or Sunday event is $2,000. Saturdays are available for $3,000.
The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Conservatory is home to exotic tropical flora. This facility provides indoor space with an outdoor deck that overlooks grand cypress trees, Schoolhouse Pond, and Red Bridge. The deck opens to the Conservatory through large French doors. There is standing room on the deck for 50 guests and indoor seating for 75 guests, where lovely teak tables are provided for your reception. The Schoolhouse Pond Lawn can accommodate up to 100 guests. This area of the plantation is available during the day for $1,000. Friday and Sunday evenings between March and May and from September to October cost $2,000, while Saturdays cost $3,000. Between November and February, weekend evenings cost $2,000. Because the Conservatory is a greenhouse, it is not recommended for use between June and August.
The Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Pavilion is the newest facility on the plantation. It features room for ten picnic tables, existing benches along the perimeter, ceiling fans, an expansive lawn, and nearby parking. Restrooms and electricity/water sources are also available. Pricing for this facility varies depending on guest count and time of day.
To use the facilities at the Magnolia Plantation, a deposit of $1,000 is due with the signed contract. $500 of this deposit will be refunded to you after your wedding, provided cleanup is taken care of and no damages to the venue are presented. 30% of the remaining bill is due 30 days after the initial deposit. The full balance is due 30 days before your Big Day.
For more information on this gorgeous venue, please visit www.magnoliaplantation.com, where you may also view the venue’s wedding policy and contract. You may also e-mail the Magnolia Plantation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-277-0167.Read More »
The Legare Waring House and Gardens is located in Charleston, South Carolina and is situated in the midst of the birthplace of South Carolina. The estate is a Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.
The house was built in the 1840s and is an historic antebellum plantation home. The house had for many years accommodated dignitaries both local and international. This property is truly a wedding party’s dream venue.
The wedding ceremony can be held outdoors at either the exquisite Avenue of Oaks or on the beautifully manicured lawn which overlooks two serene lagoons. The Avenue of Oaks feature towering oak trees that are draped in moss that arch to provide a natural covering and scenery that is most captivating.
The property has a 300-guests maximum capacity and has ample parking that can even accommodate buses as large as 7’ x 40’. There is also a shuttle allowing for ease of transportation from the parking area to the house. Facilities and amenities are not in short supply and include:
-Four bridal suites with their own private bathroom
-Two-story groom’s quarters with private bathroom and dressing room
-Gentlemen’s lounge with card table, satellite television, and mini refrigerator
-Catering kitchen with refrigerator/freezer on wheels, electric oven and stove, ice machine, prep table on wheels, adjacent load-in and parking area, and onsite dumpster
-Wrought iron water fountain
The Legare Waring House and Gardens is among the top best venues for any wedding ceremony and reception.Read More »
Charleston, South Carolina is full of gorgeous wedding venues and popular attractions for the modern bride- but maybe you are looking for a more traditional venue for your ceremony! The Church of the Holy Communion offers just the kind of building you always envisioned having your ceremony in since you were young. This large and colorful place of worship has stained glass windows and high ceilings decorated in gold, blues, and reds. In a flattering contrast to the brilliant color scheme is the church’s beautiful dark wood furnishings. The eye-catching interior design will create a beautiful background to your wedding photographs and might even save you the time and effort of decorating.
Located in the historic Downtown Charleston on the corner of Ashley Avenue and Cannon Street, the Church of the Holy Communion was founded in 1848 and remains the only church in South Carolina to call itself Anglo-Catholic in all expressions (doctrinally, morally and liturgically). This church has a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and an emphasis on unity. Although some people are turned off by the church’s heavy emphasis on tradition over modernism, its reasons are not so strange- the church body believes that the modern strategy of contemporary churches in choosing a comfortable versus a formal setup, PowerPoint presentations instead of prayer books, and television over literature gravitates toward making worship more about people and less about God. The church does, however, engage in modern, active outreach projects such as medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic and financial support for the victims of natural disasters. Although they emphasize the holiness of God, they also care about His creation.
From the impressive display of pipe organs to the lingering smell of incense from previous worship, the Church of the Holy Communion will make an impression on your guests and emphasize the sacredness of your marriage union. This church is a great site for your wedding ceremony if you are deeply religious and value the importance of tradition. Imagine walking down the aisle in your mother’s antique wedding gown and standing with your husband-to-be before all of your witnesses, engaging in a ceremony that preserves the history of all the traditional marriages that came before you. Your ceremony will stand out from all the glitz and glamor of modern fashion in exchange for a more soul-satisfying endeavor.
For more information on the Church of the Holy Communion, please call 843-722-2024 or visit the church’s official website at www.holycomm.org.Read More »