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.
Recommended by 96% of couples
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Leslie · Married on 04/13/2013
We worked with Jennifer Payne of Good Food Catering. She is WONDERFUL - THE BEST! She is not only professional but accommodating and flexible with any changes. Her suggestions and guidance are always "spot on"! We so appreciated her "can do" attitude and spirit. She listened closely to our every wish and desire, understanding our "attention to detail" plan for the Reception. We wanted to use every part of the Historic Rice Mill - not only the beautiful interiors but all the outside areas. The 40 ft mahogany bar is simply elegant, easily decorated - bartenders exceptional! We used the credenzas in the room for pictures or displays making the room feel like part of our home. Also nice is the Rice Mill has tables and chairs for use so you don't have to rent them. The room overlooking the dockway and marina can be used for the cake table or for guest tables or seating with sofas like we did - another "feels like home" touch everyone enjoyed. The covered porch is especially nice draped with fabric - another gathering area for guests with cocktail tables or to place chairs and ottomans for seating. The dockway leading to the uncovered patio is perfect for chairs to watch the sunset, as we did. The uncovered patio we lit with overhead string lighting and used as a satellite bar area with teak and brass cocktail tables from the Rice Mill - perfect place for a photo booth, too. The entrance to the Rice Mill is even more inviting with lanterns in the oak trees! This venue made for a magical evening! The food was exceptional and constantly kept pace with our guests' appetites! We still receive notes and calls about the food and venue. We had a variety of some of the best food in Charleston – crab cakes, Mac N Cheese station, Pork Loin - not only did it taste fantastic, but was displayed beautifully! In summary, Jennifer Payne of the Historic Rice Mill and Good Food Catering helped make this "the wedding of our daughter's dreams"! We could not have been more pleased!
Parents of Paige · Married on 05/19/2018
So happy with Jenna and HRM. She took great care of the bride and groom and the event was perfect. Food was outstanding!
Carmelina · Married on 04/28/2018
We are so happy we chose the Historic Rice Mill as our venue! We were specifically looking for a place with outdoor space with historic charm (ideally downtown) and the Rice Mill filled all of those categories. We only had our reception here and we hired Eve as our event coordinator; she handled our menu, all of our rentals, and of course, day-of management. It was nice to work with her since she knew the event space extremely well and could direct us regarding different arrangements, event flow, etc. Our event had full seating for 130 people and food was served at stations. The menu is selected a-la-carte, and we initially had trouble figuring out what would be included in the set-price, but Eve worked us through it and explained that we should pick what we wanted, and then we could adjust based on our budget. As a local bride, Eve let me stop by during set-up for other weddings so that I could see different arrangements which was really helpful for decor ideas. The reception ran perfectly and it absolutely confirmed our choice to have Eve coordinate - there were no issues and she took care of us the entire night! I especially appreciated that she made sure that we ate by getting us dishes from each station! Speaking of food, it was delicious! Prior to the tasting I was worried that the portions wouldn't be large enough but I was very wrong, there was plenty of food and it was amazing - I highly recommend the mac n cheese station and the make-your-own ice cream sandwiches! Crowd favorites! Wish we could do it again!
Beautiful, intimate, and room for an amazing ceremony and reception.
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!
We love the Rice Mill! Professional staff and a stunning venue! You can't beat it!