Gadsden House
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As an heirloom property featuring a recent restoration, The Gadsden House offers a seamless blend of historic character, contemporary elegance + modern amenities. Whether it's a ceremony in the courtyards, cocktail hour on the piazzas or seated reception throughout the parlor rooms, this historic venue offers an unparalleled backdrop to host all of life's many celebrations!

Located in Downtown Charleston, The Gadsden House is a perfect space for wedding ceremonies + receptions, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, social gathering + corporate events. Grand parlor rooms feature original heart pine floors, beautiful fireplaces + crystal chandeliers while large Southern piazzas showcase lush courtyard gardens full of magnolias, crepe myrtles + palm trees.

An exceptional venue requires remarkable service. Our professional, knowledgeable + accommodating events team offers unparalleled personalized service throughout the planning process. A beautiful bridal suite, handsome groom's quarters + exquisite catering service make every moment delightfully enjoyable for you + your guests.

read more › Circa 1798, The Gadsden House is listed on the National Historic Register + celebrated as one of the top 10 historic properties to preserve in Charleston. The Federal style Charleston manor was originally built in the late 18th century by Revolutionary War hero Christopher Gadsden who presented his son with the property as a wedding gift. The home served the Gadsden family for many generations until the mid 20th century when the Historic Charleston Foundation began revitalizing the historic Ansonborough neighborhood + converted the private residence into several apartments + local office space.

read more › Our love for Charleston runs deep + our commitment to hospitality is unsurpassed. Endowed with impressive industry knowledge + vendor relations gained through decades of combined experience in venue management, event planning + catering, our expert team is focused on the art of entertaining. Coupled with professional expertise, our thoughtful attention to detail + genuine dedication to each client ensures a truly memorable experience. Graduates of Johnson & Wales University + Culinary Institute of America, our celebrated catering team is committed to providing locally sourced, high quality fare cultivated with care to please every palette.

read more › The venue can accommodate outdoor ceremonies of up to 180 guests + indoor ceremonies of up to 80 guests. Seated dinners of up to 180 guests + stationed style receptions of up to 250 guests can be hosted utilizing both the interior + exterior spaces. Drop-in style cocktail functions of up to 300 guests are also welcome. Four grand parlor rooms boast original heart pine floors, impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful fireplaces, crystal chandeliers + neutral "paper white" walls, as well as a sound system + adaptive climate control.

read more › The venue rental fee includes use of the courtyard gardens, piazzas, parlor rooms, furnished bridal suite + furnished groom's quarters. Please note that furniture + rentals are not included in the rental rate. All tables, linens, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, tenting, lighting, etc. must be rented through a third party vendor. The courtyard gardens + parlor rooms offer flexible ceremony space. Ceremonies with seating for up to 180 guests can be hosted outdoors while ceremonies with seating for up to 80 guests can be hosted indoors.

read more › Featuring makeup vanities, soft seating, floor length mirrors, beautiful natural light + private baths, our picturesque bridal suite is the perfect place for all day pampering with your bridal party. Complete with a wet bar, big screen television + handsome lounge furniture, our masculine groom's quarters offers an ideal location for the gents to spend the day before walking down the aisle. From creative canapes + interactive food stations to impressive multi-course dinners + intimate family-style meals, enjoy fully tailored services for the most memorable culinary experience.

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