The Gadsden House Est. 2015

329 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC, United States

The picturesque ballroom of this 18th Century manor invites you and your loved ones to eat, dance, and be merry.
With more than 5,000 square feet of reception space and onsite catering prep facilities, there's no event that doesn't fit within these charming walls.
The Lowdown
Type
Banquet Hall / Event Facility
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Historic Building
Views
Cityscape
Coastline
Park
Style
Classic
Garden Party
Sophisticated
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Slated for an early summer 2015 completion, this historic property is currently undergoing an intricate, painstaking restoration to restore its rich, elegant interiors and showcase the architectural elements that reflect its 19th century grandeur.

The entrance from East Bay Street into the courtyard of Gadsden House showcases the renowned Phillip Simmons "Snake Gates." Legendary Charleston blacksmith Phillip Simmons created these wrought iron gates in the 1960s to reflect Christopher Gadsden’s design of the "Don’t Tread on Me" flag.

Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
150
Buffet
250
Standing
400
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Onsite Bridal suite with full kitchen and bath included in the rental.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Circa 1798, the Gadsden House is a grand Federal style Charleston manor, listed on the National Historic Register and celebrated as one of the top 10 historic properties to save and restore in Charleston.
Design:
  • Over 5000 square feet of reception space
    Expansive manicured grounds and gardens for outdoor ceremonies and events, including tenting capabilities
    Full service "Bridal Suite" for bride and attendants to relax and enjoy the day
    Expansive, wrap-around double piazzas in the style of a classic Charleston Single
    Piazzas allow for events to capitalize on Charleston's mild temperatures and guests to enjoy the views of the Charleston skyline
    Ample parking in adjacent surface lot and nearby Charleston City Parking Garage on Alexander Street
    Onsite catering prep facilities (provides ease of prep & set-up for outside caterers)
    ADA/ Wheelchair Access to grounds and 1st level interior
Standout Venue Features:
The Gadsden House was built by Christopher Gadsden, a revolutionary war hero and statesman representing the colony in the First Continental Congress. It was given as a wedding gift to his son Philip Gadsden and continued to house members of the Gadsden family until the early 20th Century. The house saw decline in the mid 20th century, as did much of the historic Ansonborough neighborhood it is located within, but was saved from demolition in 1959 by the Historic Charleston Foundation as their first step in revitalizing the area. The final step in fully restoring the historic landmark is currently underway as part of a collaborative effort by Luxury Simplified Construction in partnership with the Historic Charleston Foundation.
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