For an unforgettably luxurious affair, you will want to book your wedding reception at the Market Pavilion Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, this stunning venue provides convenience as well as jaw-dropping accommodations for your out-of-town guests. This venue is so impressive that it has been ranked as the number one small city hotel in both the U.S. and Canada, as well as the fifty-second best in the entire world.
For an elegant and traditional reception, the hotel’s ballroom is lavishly furnished with wall designs, curtains and crystal chandeliers. If you are looking for an even more exciting and modern option for your reception, check out the hotel’s famous rooftop bar, which overlooks the city from a chessboard floor. The bar also features a sparkling blue fountain pool, beside which your guests will adore sipping signature cocktails and fine wine. This area can accommodate up to 250 guests.
Accommodations at this hotel are out of this world. The Market Pavilion Hotel has successfully coupled old-fashioned luxury with modern amenities to create the most remarkable suites. These rooms include features like crown molding, mahogany poster beds, European marble baths, private terraces and even grand pianos. The hotel’s impressive steakhouse, Grill 225 is the only restaurant of its kind in Charleston. Its superb menu features tender steak, fresh seafood, and the famous Nitrotini, a cocktail infused with liquid nitrogen for an amazingly cold and refreshing experience.
The Market Pavilion Hotel’s wedding coordinators are quick to accommodate your unique wishes, including arrangements for pre- and post-wedding events in the area. Take a carriage ride and see some of the city’s dazzling antebellum mansions, take an art class on the Battery, or sit down with a famous local author like Sue Monk Kidd or Pat Conroy. The coordinators can also arrange transportation for your guests and arrange welcome gifts for them.
For a wedding event that would suit royalty, the Market Pavilion Hotel also offers the “At-Home Wedding” Package. By splurging for this package, couples are given the opportunity to take over the entire hotel and accommodations are made for their every whim. They are showered with an abundance of special amenities and gifts, but the list is far too long and extensive to list. This once-in-a-lifetime, all-inclusive package is available to anyone for $225,000.
Whether you are interested in a semi-luxurious affair or an all-out celebration, the Market Pavilion Hotel can do it all. Its convenient location on the corner of Market and East Bay Streets is within walking distance of Charleston’s finest attractions. To book this fantastic venue, please visit the hotel’s official website at www.marketpavilionhotel.com.Read More »
If you are looking for a modest but charming facility for your wedding reception, check out the Holiday Inn in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Located just 5 minutes away from the historic downtown Charleston, this venue provides guests with breathing room from the excitement of the downtown area but resides close enough to the city for convenience. The hotel has over 5,000 square feet of banquet space, providing plenty of room for a large guest list.
The Holiday Inn Grande Ballroom is the largest banquet hall in the hotel and provides enough room for up to 300 guests. The ballroom has a stage with skirting and a 15-by-15 wood parquet dance floor. Best of all, the interior design has a neutral palette, making the ballroom versatile for any color scheme or style. The hotel provides six additional reception spaces, each capable of accommodating an intimate guest list of 20 to 80 people.
Although the hotel does not allow outside catering at your reception, the hotel does provide several delicious catering options for brunch, lunch, or dinner, whether you prefer a plated or buffet-style meal. The cuisine choices are typically American, Cajun, Italian, and Southern. Most catering options require a guest list of at least 25 to 30 people. A complimentary menu tasting before the wedding is available to you and three additional guests, but final decisions must be made at least fifteen days before the wedding. Alcohol at your reception must be both provided and served by the hotel.
Exclusive group rates and spacious overnight accommodations are available for your wedding party and guests. Hotel accommodations include in-room high speed internet, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and the Three Oaks Grill, a restaurant that serves delicious American cuisine with good-old Southern hospitality. Guests are also provided with a complimentary weekday newspaper and coffee every morning.
Other Holiday Inn amenities for wedding receptions include the use of tables of different sizes, an experienced wedding consultant, custom menus and wedding packages, candle centerpieces, linens and napkins in various colors, and state-of-the-art AV equipment. A deposit and a credit card on file is required to book this venue and full payment is due five days before the wedding- fourteen days if paying with a personal check.
To book this versatile, conveniently-located venue, please visit the hotel’s official site at www.himtpleasant.com for more information.Read More »
If you are looking for a classy and upscale wedding venue in Charleston, South Carolina, check out the Francis Marion Hotel. With 18,000 square feet of sophisticated banquet space, an extensive catering menu, and a downtown Charleston location, you are guaranteed to have a wide variety of sophisticated options.
The hotel has three grand ballrooms- the Carolina Ballroom, the Colonial Ballroom, and the Gold Ballroom. The Colonial Ballroom has mahogany panels, wrought-iron railings, a marble fireplace, brass chandeliers, and a fantastic view of Marion Square. The Gold Ballroom has crystal chandeliers, hardwood flooring, a marble fireplace, and a 250-year-old gold mirror. The Carolina Ballroom can accommodate up to 450 guests and features a terrace that overlooks Marion Square Park.
The hotel offers four different catering packages, including a “Sweetgrass Brunch” at $45 per person, “Magnolia Plated Dinner” for $55, “Palmetto Buffet Dinner” for $65, and “Carolina Style Dinner” for $50. The hotel claims that catering options are “limitless” so if you are looking for options, this is the place to go. Package pricing includes butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, linens and napkins, elegant centerpieces for each table, dance floor and stage, cake cutting and serving, a honeymoon suite with champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries for the bride and groom on their wedding night, discounted room rates for guests, a wedding specialist, bar setup and a bartender, chef, five hours of ballroom use, and menu tasting for up to four guests. The hotel also has a six-level parking garage, so guests will not have to worry about finding a parking spot in the downtown area.
If the bride and groom take advantage of their complimentary honeymoon suite, they should spend the next morning pampering themselves at the hotel’s Spa Adagio, one of the best spas in Charleston, and then grab lunch at the Swamp Fox Restaurant. The restaurant is conveniently located on-site as well, and it offers tasty Lowcountry selections. It also provides private dining options for rehearsal dinners and bridal luncheons.
If you are looking for a formal, old-Charleston wedding reception, the Francis Marion Hotel provides everything you need and more. Your guests will feel pampered as they glide across the hardwood ballroom floor beneath glistening chandeliers, dancing to the beat of your sweet, melodic live band and snacking on butler-passed hors d’oeuvres. To book this attractive venue, please visit the hotel’s official website at www.francismarionhotel.com for more information.Read More »
If you want your wedding to be a luxurious affair, then the Charleston Place Hotel is the venue for you. This gorgeous hotel, located in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina, has an Old South charm but with modern amenities. With 40,000 square feet of event space and luxurious hotel rooms, this venue is sure to be your one-stop resource for planning a fabulous wedding. The hotel’s event designers are tremendously helpful in providing you with everything you need, from choosing sites for your ceremony and reception to arranging your decorations.
If you want an elaborate affair that’s sure to make your guests swoon, consider using the hotel’s Grand Ballroom for your reception. This stunning room is a whopping 14,000 square feet with 16-ft ceilings and shimmering glass chandeliers. Capable of fitting up to 1,500 guests, this room will make all of your guests feel like royalty.
For a more intimate gathering of 100 guests or less, check out The Pavilion, an indoor venue with a beautiful outdoor garden area. A second garden area, The Palmetto Cafe & Courtyard, features a triple-tiered fountain and mesmerizing skylights. If you’re worried that the gardens will compete with your own floral arrangements, try out The Riviera, a charming area renovated to its original 1939 Art Deco style with hand-painted murals and 5,000 square feet of ballroom space. The Riviera can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Other show-stopping features of the Charleston Place Hotel include an open-arm staircase with a marvelous chandelier and a rooftop saltwater pool with a retractable glass roof and “porthole” windows that overlook Downtown Charleston. The on-site flower shop BLOOM offers gorgeous flower arrangements and has been featured in Charleston Magazine, Charleston Weddings, and The Knot online. The flower shop offers services including tabletop décor, flowers for the wedding party, linens, lighting, and other floral arrangements. Finally, if you want a satisfying meal for your guests at your reception, the Charleston Place Hotel has an expansive menu of gourmet selections, including mouthwatering options like Rack of Lamb with a Black Cherry Demi-glace, Seared Beef Tenderloin Sauteed in Garlic and Wine, and Baked Brie en Croûte with Fresh Fruit and Sliced Breads.
The hotel’s impressive wedding package includes a Professional Banquet Captain to oversee your event, access to the hotel’s preferred vendors list, stage and dance floor, hospitality suites for the wedding party to get ready before your ceremony, a complimentary night’s stay in the hotel’s luxurious Junior Suite, preferred room rates for your guests, a complimentary breakfast the morning after your wedding, and use of the hotel’s facilities for photographic purposes. The package also includes rental items like tables, chairs, linens, votives, stemware, and china. Perhaps the most surprising feature of the wedding package is the complimentary stay and in-room breakfast for your one-year wedding anniversary, complete with a surprise amenity.
The hotel provides several honeymoon ideas, such as a horse-and-carriage tour through the historical city, a massage for two at the hotel’s full-service spa, and dinner in the glamorous Charleston Grill. The Charleston Place Hotel is a high-end wedding venue that will make married couples want to renew their vows. For more information on amenities and to book your reservations, please visit www.charlestonplace.com.Read More »