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Historic Rice Mill

Charleston, SC View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
121 reviews
$17k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$17k - $21k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

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
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
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

121 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Andrea B. Married on 12/03/2021
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    Perfect Wedding Experience!

    When we were searching for a venue for our wedding and we came across Historic Rice Mill, it was exactly what we had envisioned. My husband and I planned to have our wedding in Charleston since it is our favorite place. The Rice Mill gives you all the Charleston feels. On the water, exposed brick, etc. and GREAT FOOD! We hired Tristan as our day of coordinator and she was amazing. She knows the space so well and offered so many great suggestions. She responded to questions I had quickly. When it came to our wedding day she made it go so perfectly! I would not have changed a thing and she made my vision come true. If anything went wrong, we had no idea about it . The food was absolutely amazing. We had so many foodie guests and literally everyone raved about the menu. Everyone we dealt with who was apart of Historic Rice Mill crew was great. I highly recommend this beautiful venue and Tristan for you special occasion!
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    Lauren S. Married on 10/22/2021
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    Our Dream Wedding Venue!

    The Historic Rice Mill was absolutely our dream wedding venue! We used Tristan as our Day-Of coordinator and she made the entire process go so smoothly. From the beginning, she was in contact to help us plan our meals and floor plan and to answer any questions that came up. When I walked in on my wedding day, it felt like walking into my Pinterest board! Everything was exactly as I imagined. All the guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the views were and how good the food was. The bar makes for such a great dance floor setting. Throughout the night, Tristan and the staff were so accommodating and flexible to make sure everything went as planned. I wish we could get married there all over again!
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    Megan O. Married on 10/03/2020
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    Couldn't ask for anything better

    Tristan & Rice Mill:

    I would definitely recommend this the HRM (and Tristan!) if you're looking for a waterfront venue, there is so much charm in every room and there are incredible harbor views on the patio and through all the windows.

    The food was incredible, we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Everyone was raving about it the next day.

    We hired Tristan to serve as our day-of coordinator and she absolutely CRUSHED it. She quickly responded to all of our questions and requests, she helped us with vendor recommendations and just general recommendations about the timeline for the wedding day. She was able to make the day go off without a hitch completely stress free for us, if there was a problem, we never knew about it. She did a fabulous job setting up the items that we brought for decorations and made she that we were on track and taken care of throughout the day.

    Thank you to Tristan and to everyone who made our day incredible. We highly recommend the Rice Mill as amazing wedding venue.

Awards

  • 121
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Meredith & Brad
    96 photos · 06/01/2019
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    31 photos · 10/09/2016
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    24 photos · 06/28/2015

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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 Fête Fabulous Fête Wedding Planners

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

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Map

17 Lockwood Drive, 17 Lockwood Drive Charleston, SC, 29401
8437237952
843-725-5959
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Historic Rice Mill frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Historic Rice Mill?

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

At Historic Rice Mill, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Historic Rice Mill includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Historic Rice Mill, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Historic Rice Mill includes:
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Historic Rice Mill in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Historic Rice Mill for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall
  • Beach
  • Boat/Yacht
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Marina
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Historic Rice Mill for wedding events?

Historic Rice Mill offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Historic Rice Mill offer?

Historic Rice Mill offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Historic Rice Mill offer for wedding events?

Historic Rice Mill offers the following services for wedding events:
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Historic Rice Mill have available for wedding events?

Historic Rice Mill offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Dance Floor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Historic Rice Mill and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Historic Rice Mill is recommended by 90% 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, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.7 in value.

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