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DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON'S LAST GREAT WATERFRONT ESTATE
Lowndes Grove stands proudly along the oak-lined banks of the Ashley River. Distinguished on the National Register for Historic Places, this beautifully restored estate offers an unparalleled backdrop for one-of-a-kind meetings, weddings, corporate receptions and private celebrations. The Main House showcases 1786-era architecture with period furnishings, an expansive piazza, grand lawn and sunlit terraces made of bluestone, brick and oyster tabby. Within this relaxed and refined setting, the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry unfolds with panoramic sunset views along the waterfront.
Lowndes Grove accommodates up to 300 guests and boasts both indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, including:
- First and second-floor formal parlors and dining rooms with an expansive covered piazza on the second floor overlooking the grounds
- Spacious outdoor event space under a permanent tent structure that adjoins to the main house
- Manicured lawns and oyster tabby lots for outdoor entertaining
- Distinctive portico on the first floor, with black and white tile flooring
- Waterfront event space with an adjoining dock reaching 700 feet over the Ashley River, perfect for sunset photos or boat departures
- Bridal suite located on the second floor, perfect for getting ready the morning-of
- A collection of museum-caliber artwork and antiques
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Our Patrick Properties Hospitality Group in-house culinary team serves as the exclusive food and beverage provider across all five of our historic venues and works closely with you to design a thoughtful menu perfectly suited to your event. Sourcing the freshest seasonal ingredients from local producers is a cornerstone of our cuisine.
- Chef-crafted menu tailored with your personal touch
- Customizable selections to please every palate
- Menu consultations and private tastings
- In-house Pastry Chef
- On-site commercial kitchen
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Second, PPHG’s in-house food and beverage capabilities are excellent. We heard from many of our guests, and we certainly agreed ourselves, that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Since all food – from hors d’oeuvres to dessert – is done in-house by PPHG, you work directly with them to do a comprehensive tasting (which is a lot of fun) and build a menu from tons of delicious, local-inspired and seasonal options. They also do an excellent job of customizing / catering to any special needs / requests – bride in our case had a gluten allergy and PPHG made special servings of nearly every single item specifically for her. We even did a fully gluten free wedding cake, which, again, was the best wedding cake we have ever had and received numerous compliments from guests. Bride and groom definitely get taken care of the whole time.
Perhaps more important than all the above, however, is that everybody from PPHG we interacted with, during the planning phase and at the wedding itself, was wonderful. We originally were supposed to get married at Lowndes Grove in April but had to postpone due to COVID. We interacted primarily with Abigail Roderick during the planning / re-scheduling phase, and she was incredibly helpful, understanding, and accommodating throughout and made the whole process as stress-free and smooth as possible given the circumstances. She (and all other staff we worked with) was always responsive and had a high degree of coordination with our wedding planner, which made things easy on us.
Ultimately our wedding, from planning to the day itself, was executed with very high attention to detail and a focus on keeping everybody safe during COVID without taking anything away from the special day. We can’t thank Abigail and the PPHG staff enough and would highly recommend working with them (and loved Lowndes Grove in particular)!
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I cannot rave enough about the event staff the day of the wedding though. Taylor made sure every single detail was perfect, and her staff that worked our wedding couldn't have been nicer.
Not only did this venue execute all of our visions perfectly, but they made sure to make us feel like the most special wedding ever.
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The mini tomato pies and ice cream sandwiches were my favorite menu items (Erin made sure to pack up leftover ones for me which was very much appreciated!), but it was all delicious. The menu tasting day was probably my favorite portion of the planning process! A month later, our guests continue to rave about the halibut and the short rib.
I have always loved this property and was thrilled to be able to share it with our families and friends on such a special day.
Everything was perfect and I highly recommend PPHG.
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Lowndes Grove... where to start? EVERYTHING about this venue is classy, timeless, beautiful. It is an absolute treasure! The grounds are fantastic for an outdoor wedding. You can view some of the most beautiful sunsets on the peninsula over the marsh at Lowndes Grove! The house is stunning! With the spiral staircase, beautiful colors and classic decor it is truly picture perfect! We could seriously go on and on and on about Lowndes Grove.
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- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
- Historic Building
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- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Dance Floor