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!Sent on 06/12/2013
Emily · Married on 07/14/2019
Absolutely Stunning Venue
Even with a 5 year engagement, we knew from the start we wanted to get married at the Historic Rice Mill. The venue alone is stunning with its ornate ceilings and brick walls. The view takes it over the top. It's truly stunning. My coordinator, Eve, was FANTASTIC!!! Everyone kept saying how amazing she was. She took care of us and made sure everything was on track and going smoothly. The food was also amazing. People are still telling us how much they loved the food. I can't say enough good things about the Historic Rice Mill. It was the perfect spot for our wedding and we're so glad we chose it!Sent on 07/22/2019
Sara · Married on 05/26/2019
My dream wedding venue
A couple of years before getting engaged, my fiancé and I had browsed some Charleston venues to see what we were working with. The Rice Mill had everything we both wanted, an indoor ceremony space for him - which was crazy how few venues here have an indoor space available for ceremonies, as well as beautiful and private outdoor spaces for me. After getting engaged and we started looking at places with pricing it made me so happy that we were able to swing booking the rice mill. We went with a Sunday wedding as it was much more affordable than a Saturday, and we booked the Sunday before Memorial Day since most people are off the next day. We used Jenna, the in-house coordinator and she was phenomenal. At the rice mill you also have to use their in-house catering service, but the food was exceptional and restaurant quality. The day of our wedding was seriously my dream. The building is so beautiful, all of the staff was pleasant and professional. Several people came up to us that night and said it was the best wedding they’d ever been to (we did have open bar so their opinions could have been influenced by that but hey still!!). I wouldn’t change a thing about that day. Not to mention South Carolina had record breaking heat that weekend, so we were sooooooo happy we had a space with AC!!Sent on 06/12/2019
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!