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 99% of couples
Cassandra Amundson · Getting 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.
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
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Kelly · Married on 05/26/2018
I had always dreamed of getting married under an oak tree, and there isn't a more picturesque spot in all of Charleston than Legare Waring House. This venue is romantic, whimsical, and just the perfect amount of wild. What I love about the venue is that you have a water view of the pond, the cathedral like aisle with the Avenue of Oaks, and the gorgeous house to use. It was so special getting ready with all my bridesmaids while watching the magic unfold outside. An added bonus is that you have the choice to use whichever vendors you would like! As a native Charlestonian, I was so proud to have my friends and family explore such a historic and beautiful spot in the convenient area of West Ashley. My NJ relatives were showing their friends photos of the venue even prior to our wedding! I can't wait to get our photos back because I know they will be perfect underneath the Spanish moss. LWH will always hold a special place in my heart.Sent on 06/14/2018
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