Legare Waring House is a historic 1840s home that functions as a wedding venue in the Charleston, South Carolina area. Imagine dancing the night away beneath moss-draped oaks and exchanging your vows as you’re surrounded by natural beauty — this venue makes this dream-like scenario possible. The venue has hosted various important events for governors, international dignitaries, and couples alike. Classic, unique, and timeless, the house features quintessentially Charleston colors and furnishings, making it a romantic, scenic location to say “I do.”
Facilities and Capacity
Legare Waring House can accommodate up to 200 guests indoors and outdoors. The home is nestled among oak trees and the property features a screened porch, freshwater lagoons, a wrought-iron water fountain, a fountain patio, space for tents, and an access road for vendors. Ceremony locations include the Avenue of Oaks, the Wedding Oak, and the Wedding Garden. The venue also includes four bridal suites with a private bathroom and a two-story groom’s quarters with a dressing room, private bathroom, and gentlemen’s lounge with satellite television, a card table, and a mini refrigerator. There is also a catering kitchen on-site that includes an electric oven and stove, a refrigerator and freezer, an ice machine, a prep table, a dumpster, and a parking area.
Your rental with Legare Waring House includes different ceremony location options, the bride and groom areas, the catering kitchen, a parking area, and parking and shuttle services. The venue is also wheelchair accessible, pet friendly, and has wireless internet.
It is believed that the home was constructed in about 1840. It was a modest overseer’s dwelling and the property was part of Old Town, which was a sea-island cotton plantation. The Legare family owned the property starting in 1878. When a caretaker was taking care of the property, it became damaged and the outdoor area was full of tangled vines and weeds. Then, Ferdinanda Backer, known as “Ferdi,” made it her mission to repair the home. In the 1940s, she, alongside her husband, remodeled the old house in the Colonial Revival style. She also installed the live-oak avenue that leads to the house and created 80 acres of beautiful gardens.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Cassandra Amundson · Married on 07/24/2019
Gorgeous avenue of oaks views
I love the grand avenue of oaks much like Boone Hall. And the history of this park area is unmatchable. There are views of the river, a pond, incredible oak trees with spanish moss. A lot of amazing wedding photo opportunities.Sent on 01/25/2019
Legare Waring House's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words! Our park is a beautiful place to get married for sure! We have so many great picture spots!
Julia Pribyl · Married on 02/16/2019
Stunning Historic Home
We had our eye on LWH as soon as we decided to have our wedding in Charleston. When we toured it, the beautiful avenue of oaks really sold us. It is unlike anywhere else. So peaceful, serene, and beautiful. We had our ceremony on the avenue of oaks and our reception on the fountain patio. Even in mid-February, the weather was absolutely perfect for an indoor/outdoor wedding.Sent on 06/04/2019
Legare Waring House's reply:Beautiful words from a beautiful bride! Thank you so much for your kind words Julia! We appreciate you choosing Legare Waring House and are so glad everything met your expectations!
Morgan · Married on 05/27/2018
This venue is so stunning, my wedding party and guests were gasping when they first laid eyes on it (and so did I)! I got comments all night on how my venue was the most beautiful people had ever seen, even though it poured rain on my wedding day. Even better, the staff is friendly, experienced, and available for any questions. I did not have any problems at all! The only thing that would be good to know about Legare beforehand is that it is a "bare-bones" venue that requires a wedding planner: there is no in-house catering, no chairs/tables, etc so you have to outsource everything. However, if you are looking for a jaw-dropping venue with the flexibility to choose all your own vendors, I would look no further than LWH!Sent on 05/29/2018
Legare Waring House's reply:Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so glad everything turned out perfectly (except for the weather, but they say rain is good luck)! We loved having y'all out here!
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