17 Spots to Celebrate Your Engagement in Charleston
Congratulations on your engagement! Now, it’s time to celebrate! From quaint waterside venues and starlit alfresco affairs to private yachts and beachside ballrooms, we’ve rounded up 17 Perfect Spots to Celebrate Your Engagement in Charleston. Scroll on to discover which of these venues is the idyllic place and space to raise a toast to the Big Day.
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Raise a glass at Wild Common and enjoy a 5-course custom menu alongside guests at The Chef’s Table, a unique dining experience located inside the Cannon Green events space.
The Parsonage at St. Johannes is a beautifully renovated Circa 1846 residence located in the heart of Historic Charleston. This grand home boasts large rooms on the first level for entertaining, two iconic Charleston piazzas and an intimate courtyard garden. Treat your guests to a unique Southern affair amongst the sounds of church bells and carriages in Charleston’s most historic neighborhood.
Historic Rice Mill
Toast with family and friends at this spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor space and unparalleled sunset views. Built in 1861 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the inside has been extensively remodeled, offering exposed brick, wide plank wood floors and large windows.
Stars Rooftop & Grill Room
Located on King Street, Stars Rooftop & Grill Room offers beautiful rooftop views and two spacious private dining rooms. Stars is the perfect spot for any engagement party, rehearsal dinner or reception.
Nestled on charming Queen Street in downtown Charleston, Poogan’s Porch is one of the city’s oldest culinary establishments. This beautiful Victorian home is the ideal setting for everything from bridal luncheons to rehearsal dinners and receptions.
The Vendue Hotel
Located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District, The Vendue offers a unique and artful setting for events. Innovative cuisine, rooftop harbor views and curated spaces make this boutique hotel an ideal choice for any affair.
The Riley Park Club
The Riley Park Club is located inside the Riverdogs Stadium in downtown Charleston. The club offers a year-round entertainment space for events with marsh views of the Ashley River.
The Harbour Club sits in the heart of historic Charleston. The 200-year-old building and terrace overlooking the city offer an atmosphere symbolic of Southern hospitality.
The River House at Lowndes Grove
Enjoy the casual, intimate space on the grounds of Lowndes Grove amid centuries-old live oaks, and sweeping views of the Ashley River. The open floor plan showcases French doors opening onto a brick terrace and manicured lawns ideal for daytime celebrations.
The Citrus Club
The highly anticipated Citrus Club, a whimsical rooftop lounge, is located on the 8th floor terrace of The Dewberry. Indulge in views from the highest rooftop in Charleston and lounge while commemorating the upcoming Big Day.
Skinny Dip is a private event space that includes a partially covered, furnished outdoor patio perfect for bachelorette or bridal groups, as well as small luncheons and starlit evening fêtes.
I'On Meeting House
The I'On Meeting House is unique and elegant with classic architecture modeled after a 1763 Georgian parish church. The open, welcoming venue offers the perfect backdrop for events and milestone celebrations of all kinds.
Located in Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, an area known as the birth place of South Carolina, Founders Hall is resplendent with state-of-the-art features that complement the natural beauty of the site and offer guests every modern convenience.
Charleston Harbor Tours & Events Weddings
Dine and dance under stars on one of the three beautiful and unique Charleston Harbor Tours vessels. Enjoy the beauty of Charleston Harbor and soak in the rich history of the Holy City.
Let Charleston's exquisite views provide the backdrop and your guests will be enchanted! Curate a custom experience for your guests, plan a sunset soirée, a starlit cruise or a Big Day brunch on the water.
Alhambra Hall is one of the most coveted ceremony and reception spots in Mount Pleasant. Located in the historic Old Village, the venue offers dramatic waterfront views, wrap-around porches, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and plenty of Lowcountry charm.
The Island House
Built on the banks of the Stono River and minutes from downtown Charleston, The Island House offers couples a true Lowcountry setting for an unforgettable Charleston affair. The gorgeous grounds are wonderfully suited for tented and outdoor celebrations.
The Citadel Beach Club
Just steps away from the beach on the Isle of Palms, The Citadel Beach Club is a picturesque oceanfront venue. The indoor ballroom and the outdoor Blue & Grey Pavilion are perfect places to kick off wedding festivities.