Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill Est. 1999

112 N Market St, Charleston, SC, United States

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$239 avg. room rate
Instantly charm your guests with the Southern elegance of this historic mansion in Charleston’s delightful Historic District. 
Host your next event in this restored 1844 space, complete with flickering gas lanterns, award-winning Peninsula Grill cooking and a quaint courtyard, and ensure elegance and sophistication at every turn.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Bed & Breakfast / Inn
Boutique Hotel
Historic Building
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
Courtyard
Garden
Water Feature
Style
Classic
Cultural
Elegant
Garden Party
Romantic
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Baby Shower
Bachelor / Bachelorette Party
Birthday Party
Bridal Shower
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

When you combine a beautifully restored circa 1844 building, a charming courtyard illuminated by flickering gas lanterns, exceptional Peninsula Grill cuisine, and an experienced staff, the result is spectacular.

Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill offers two private event spaces in the heart of the Historic District which embody Charleston’s charm. The Garden Room & Courtyard and the Charleston Room are two lovely extensions of the Peninsula Grill which are available for an event to remember.
 
Planters Inn is the only hotel in Charleston to offer a beautiful private courtyard for events. Designed by Sheila Wertimer, the landscape architect responsible for Charleston's most elegant gardens, the Planters Inn courtyard is an enchanting urban oasis day and night.
 
Treat your guests to the unforgettable culinary experience from the nationally recognized and well known Charleston institution, Peninsula Grill. From an intimate affair to a formal corporate dinner, Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill would be delighted to create a memorable private dining experience.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $50 to $100

Additional Charges

$75.00 Bar Setup Fee
10.5% Tax on Food, Wine, Champagne, Beer & Non-Alcoholic Beverages 
22% Service Charge
15.5% Liquor Tax
8.5% South Carolina State Sales Tax 

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
72
Buffet
100
Standing
120
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
1999
Curfew
10 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
You’ll find Charleston’s grande dame hotel, the iconic 64-room Planters Inn, holding court in the very heart of the famed Historic District. Uniformed doormen welcome every arrival, ushering guests inside the gloriously restored circa 1844 building to a sanctuary of elegant style and genteel service. Voted #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel by readers of Travel + Leisure, Planters Inn is a world of civility, sumptuous cuisine, and cultural pursuits.

Soaring ten-foot ceilings, dozens of working fireplaces, and a stunning collection of antiques and Baker Historic Charleston décor, including a sumptuous four poster bed in every guest room, create a luxurious ambiance described by Travel + Leisure as "akin to an overnight with well-to-do friends in their old Charleston mansion." Hushed tones of buttercream, Lowcountry greens, and pale powder blue paint the walls, while raw silk fabrics frame the windows.

There’s also more to Planters Inn than meets the eye: A hidden courtyard illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns provides a beguiling entry to the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Peninsula Grill, Charleston’s foremost dining experience.
 
Planters Inn and Peninsula Grill are longstanding members of Relais & Châteaux, the exclusive collection of luxury boutique hotels and gourmet restaurants located in the world’s most romantic, most cultured, and most memorable destinations.

 
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Wifi
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
  • Other
Venue Features
The Scene:

Holding court in the very heart of Charleston’s famed Historic District, the 64-room Planters Inn is the city’s iconic grande dame hotel. Uniformed doormen welcome every arrival, ushering guests inside the gloriously restored circa 1844 building to a sanctuary of elegant style and genteel service.

Design:
Soaring ten-foot ceilings, dozens of working fireplaces, and a stunning collection of antiques and Baker Historic Charleston décor, including a sumptuous four poster bed in every guest room, create a luxurious ambiance described by Travel + Leisure as "akin to an overnight with well-to-do friends in their old Charleston mansion." Hushed tones of buttercream, Lowcountry greens, and pale powder blue paint the walls, while raw silk fabrics frame the windows.

There’s also more to Planters Inn than meets the eye: A hidden courtyard illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns provides a beguiling entry to the AAA Four Diamond Award-winning Peninsula Grill, Charleston’s foremost dining experience.
 
 
Standout Venue Features:

COURTYARD
Planters Inn is the only hotel in Charleston to offer a beautiful private courtyard for weddings. Designed by Sheila Wertimer, the landscape architect responsible for Charleston’s most elegant gardens, the Planters Inn courtyard is an enchanting urban oasis day and night. With bluestone and historic Charleston brick, boxwoods, bubbling fountains, and beautiful crepe myrtle trees, Sheila’s goal to “make Planters Inn guests feel like they are in a lovely, unique Southern garden” is a vision come true.

CHARLESTON ROOM
An ideal space for intimate private dining, the Charleston Room accommodates up to 50 guests for cocktail receptions and up to 32 guests for seated private dining.

GARDEN ROOM
Beautifully appointed with fabric panels, antique mirrors, and historic reproduction sideboards, the Planters Inn Garden Room in an elegant extension of the courtyard. The Garden Room accommodates up to 120 guests for cocktail receptions and up to 80 guests for seated private dining.

Extra Perks:
(10) 60" Rounds
(5) Cocktail Tables
Dining Room Chairs
Printed Menus 
White Napkins
White overlay linen with a champagne colored underlay for all tables
Relais & Chateaux Chargers 
All service ware
Seasonal Floral 
Votive Candles
(4) Charleston Style Lanterns
(4) Wrought Iron tables available for use in the courtyard
AV Equipment (available to rent)
Awards & Notables #1 Best U.S. Boutique Hotel, Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
AAA Four Diamond Award
Andrew Harper’s Top 20 U.S. Hideaways and Readers Choice Award-winner
Top 100 Hotels & Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 
Departures Top U.S. Boutique Hotel Award-winner
Forbes Top U.S. Hotel Award-winner
Travel + Leisure World’s Best Hotels Award-winner
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 
U.S. News & World Report Best Hotel in the United States Award-winner
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
There is a special place in the very heart and soul of Charleston's Historic District, where gas-lit carriage lanterns flicker and guests pause to wonder what awaits on the other side of a handsome wrought iron gate.
 
A meandering brick path leads to a gleaming green door adorned with a burnished gold fleur-de-lis. This resplendent and romantic sense of arrival is without peer in Charleston.
 
Welcome to Peninsula Grill.

Heralded as one of America's Best New Restaurants by Esquire, the AAA Four Diamond Peninsula Grill continues to earn recognition from loyal guests and esteemed publications such as Departures, Food & Wine, and The New York Times.
 
Dedicated to sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients, Peninsula Grill serves sophisticated interpretations of Southern cuisine amid a refined, yet relaxed, setting.
 
With velvet-lined walls in shimmering oyster tones and cypress molding that draws the eye toward chandeliers commissioned by acclaimed designer Amelia Handegan, Peninsula Grill's Dining Room exudes a sumptuous supper club ambiance. Peninsula Grill’s jewel-box-like Champagne Bar offers outstanding vintages by the glass. A true hidden gem, the lush Peninsula Grill Courtyard is Charleston's most romantic setting for al fresco dining.
 
And no visit is complete without a taste of Peninsula Grill’s 12-layer Ultimate Coconut Cake, called a "slice of heaven" by The New York Times.
Bars & Lounges:

An intimate jewel box space, where candles glow and glasses clink, the Peninsula Grill Champagne Bar offers several outstanding champagnes by the glass, including Krug Grande Cuvee and Drappier Brut Rosé. Signature cocktails include the Ultimate Coconut Cake® Martini and Planters Punch, made from the classic Charleston recipe.

The Peninsula Grill Champagne Bar Menu offers a variety of fresh oyster preparations as well as delicious appetizers including seared foie gras with duck barbecue on a black pepper biscuit with Carolina peach jam.

The Champagne Bar walls are wrapped in a handpainted mural of a Lowcountry rice harvest, a visual feast that imbues the intimate bar with amber, honeyed warmth.

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