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Historic Rice Mill

$18k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests
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Highly recommended

Pricing Information

Reception
$2,500 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar
$12 starting price
Reception
$1,250 starting price
Ceremony
$500 starting price
Bar
$12 starting price

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The Historic Rice Mill offers the best of the Lowcountry. Breathtaking waterfront views, historic property, and a well planned space, all tied together with perfect food and beverage options to create your dream wedding or bring your special event to life.

The ground floor event space is perfectly appointed for a variety of events. Classic design features include exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, large double windows, and pressed tin ceilings. The beautiful mahogany and marble bar is well suited for entertaining, while the adjacent dance floor area naturally lends itself to live music and dancing.

Good Food Catering is the exclusive caterer for the Historic Rice Mill, offering fine catered cuisine with restaurant quality style and service in a variety of settings. Our sales team is flexible and creative in designing personalized proposals to fit each event budget, allowing you to feel like a guest at your event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,250

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Beach
Boat/Yacht
Historic Building
Mansion
Marina
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Dance Floor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access
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4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Haley N. Married on 09/10/2022
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    Best Night Ever

    I cannot express in words how thankful we are for finding Historic Rice Mill and having our wedding there. The day turned out to be absolutely perfect and we were able to have our wedding outside under the beautiful trees and brick background, with the water-front side set up perfectly for photos. We hired Kate as our day of coordinator and I cannot compliment her enough. She was such a pleasure to work with and made our day go completely seamless! I walked into the building with everything set up and was completely awestruck at how it all turned out. Everyone is still raving about how perfect and fun everything was and we completely agree. Highly recommend!!!
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    Michelle H. Married on 08/27/2022
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    Beautiful Venue, Amazing Food

    I cannot say enough amazing things about Kate and the Rice Mill. Kate was available at anytime leading up to wedding and was there to make the process as stress free as possible. She allowed us to be honest during our tasting without feeling guilty- which made for the best food that our guests STILL talk about. The Rice Mill offers Good Food Catering as their vender and WOW. The apps, dinner stations, desserts were outstanding and the staff were extremely professional. However, there were some negatives- mainly with the bar staff. We had 2 bartenders for around 130 guests and it was one of the bartender's first night ever bartending. They ran out of cold beer and glasses for drinks with 2 hours left. We had a bourbon bar outside that was only open for an hour. They didn't prep the bar at all with cups or ice and the groom's father had to bartend it for the first 20 minutes. BUT with that being said, we wouldn't have chosen a different venue or catering company!
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    Adam B. Married on 08/27/2022
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    Perfect! 馃檶馃徏 You MUST choose HRM!

    We鈥檙e eternally grateful for not only the work that Kate did but especially for the way that she and the team there did it. Her communication with us and willingness to do whatever she could to eliminate as much stress as possible was amazing. The venue and Good Food Catering were everything that we had hoped and prayed for in the planning process. We would highly recommend anyone considering a Charleston wedding choose the Historic Rice Mill, GFC, and Kate!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

14 Endorsements
Sharon K. Hyatt Sharon K. Hyatt Wedding Officiants

Beautiful, intimate, and room for an amazing ceremony and reception.

Engaging Events, LLC Engaging Events, LLC Wedding Planners

We love working at the Historic Rice Mill! Jenna and Eve work hard to make sure every client is happy and has the perfect day. Good Food Catering goes above and beyond to ensure each event is a success. The guests leave raving about the food and wanting more. They have such a great team!

Fabulous F锚te Fabulous F锚te Wedding Planners

We love the Rice Mill! Professional staff and a stunning venue! You can't beat it!

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17 Lockwood Drive, 17 Lockwood Drive Charleston, SC, 29401
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843-725-5959
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Historic Rice Mill frequently asked questions

Historic Rice Mill includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Historic Rice Mill includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Historic Rice Mill includes:
  • House Wine
The space offered by Historic Rice Mill for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Marina
  • Waterfront
Historic Rice Mill offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Historic Rice Mill offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Historic Rice Mill offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Wifi
Historic Rice Mill offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
Historic Rice Mill is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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