The Gadsden House Est. 2015

329 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC, United States

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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
Courtyard
Garden
Landscaped Grounds
Park
Style
Classic
Elegant
Garden Party
Sophisticated
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Product Launch
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Social Event
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Workshops: Creative, Photo, Etc.

Venue Setting

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, The Gadsden House is perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties and other social gatherings. Our beautiful parlor rooms, lush private courtyard gardens and open-air piazzas make our historic space one of the city's most sought-after venues.

Originally built in 1798, the Federal style Charleston manor is celebrated as one of the top ten historic properties to save in Charleston and underwent an elaborate restoration in 2015. With many of the property's architectural elements still intact, The Gadsden House overflows with Southern charm.

Four grand parlor rooms boast original heart pine floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, working gas fireplaces and beautiful gold mantle mirrors. Crisp and clean "paper white" walls paired with gorgeous crystal chandeliers and other modern finishes provide a beautiful blank slate while still offering plenty of character.

Three intimate garden courtyards with custom tenting capabilities offer versatile outdoor space regardless of rain or shine.

Wrap around double piazzas offer views of Charleston's waterfront, as well as a place for year round easy entertaining.

An onsite furnished bridal suite, complete with a full kitchen and full bath, allows for all day relaxation. 

Ample parking is available in adjacent surface lots and nearby garages.

Our professional, knowledgeable and accommodating in-house catering and beverage teams offer unparalleledpersonalized service sure to make every moment delightfully enjoyable for you and your guests.

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

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Please visit our website www.GadsdenHouse.com for more information.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
250
Standing
300
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2015
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
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
Furnished onsite bridal suite with full kitchen and bath included in venue rental fee.
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Street Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:

Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, full of southern charm + rich history, The Gadsden House is the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies + receptions, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, social gatherings + corporate events.

The Federal style Charleston manor was originally built in 1798 by Revolutionary War hero Christopher Gadsden who presented his son with the property as a wedding gift. The home served the Gadsden family for generations before becoming one of the top historic properties to preserve in Charleston. In 2015, the house + grounds were reimagined + underwent massive restoration, transforming the site into one of the city’s most sought after private event spaces.

Whether it’s a ceremony in the courtyards, cocktail party on the piazzas or seated reception throughout the parlor rooms, The Gadsden House offers an unparalleled backdrop to host all of life’s many celebrations!

Design:

As an heirloom property featuring a recent restoration, The Gadsden House offers a seamless blend of historic character, contemporary elegance + modern amenities.

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 + climate control.

Three intimate courtyards showcase a mix of bluestone, Charleston brick + oyster tabby surfaces. Magnolia trees, crepe myrtles + palm trees create an intimate urban oasis. Custom tenting options ensure versatile use of the outdoor spaces, rain or shine.

Expansive Southern piazzas, complete with gas lanterns + traditional “haint blue” ceilings, offer views of the property’s lush courtyard gardens + Charleston’s waterfront.

A beautifully furnished on-site bridal suite, complete with a full kitchen + full bath, allows for all day relaxation.

Standout Venue Features:

Our professional, knowledgeable and accommodating in-house catering and beverage teams offer unparalleledpersonalized service sure to make every moment delightfully enjoyable for you and your guests.

Extra Perks:
An onsite furnished bridal suite, complete with a full kitchen and full bath, allows for all day relaxation.
Awards & Notables Featured in Charleston Weddings magazine, The Knot magazine, Southern Bride magazine, The Wedding Row, The Knot.com, Style Me Pretty + many more.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:

Led by brothers + executive chefs, Derek + Craig Falta + pastry chef, Travis Biernacki, King Street Catering Co. is committed to providing locally sourced, high quality cuisine cultivated with care to please every palate.

From creative canapés + interactive food stations to elegant multi-course dinners + intimate family-style meals, we offer fully tailored services for a memorable culinary experience.

In addition to quality cuisine, our professional + accommodating staff provides unparalleled personalized service sure to make every moment delightfully enjoyable for you + your guests.

Bars & Lounges:

Enjoy a wide range of beverage options from exclusive bar service provider, King Street Bev Co. With over sixteen years of experience in the industry, our dedicated team is here to provide you with premium products + unparalleled service to make your event truly a grand experience. It's time to celebrate...cheers! 

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