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Lowndes Grove

Charleston, SC View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
44 reviews
$19k - $29k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$19k - $29k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON'S LAST GREAT WATERFRONT ESTATE

On 14 stunning acres on the Ashley River stands a National Historic Place - and the last of its kind. A circa 1786 Main House with two piazzas. A grand lawn, bluestone, brick and oyster tabby terraces. A River House with indoor and outdoor spaces. Exquisite guest accommodations. All in an unrivaled, waterfront Lowcountry setting. This is Lowndes Grove.

Patrick Properties acquired Lowndes Grove in 2007 and gathered together a team of architects, artisans, landscape and interior designers for an historic renovation. The last great waterfront estate on the Charleston peninsula reopened in March 2008 with its relaxed and refined essence and stunning settings for truly spectacular events.

  • Woman-owned

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?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,250

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?

$4,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,250

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

12

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Mansion
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
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Cake
Catering Services
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Dance Floor

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
December
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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  • Flexibility
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    Kayla B. Getting married on 06/10/2023
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    Most Amazing Wedding Venue!

    I'm not sure where to even begin with how amazing this venue and PPHG is- if I could give it 100 stars I would! First of all, planning with them could not have been smoother- even during a pandemic, they were so on top of things and really put me at ease. They have everything down to a science and are so professional. Next, the food- wow! This is NOT typical wedding food- it is a step above. My father was so wowed by the food- all my guests loved the variety and how delicious everything was! And last, but most important, this place is GORGEOUS. We got married at sunset- there was even a rainbow over the river. All my guests told me it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been too. You just cannot beat the home, river, and grounds. I would never want to get married anywhere else. While it is expensive, you really get what you pay for and it is totally worth every penny. Thank you PPHG!

    Lowndes Grove's reply:

    Hi Kayla - Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're so excited to hear you enjoyed everything... from the planning process to the food. Planning during a pandemic is certainly stressful, so we're happy to hear our team was able to ease that burden a bit for you. Congratulations on your nuptials, and we wish you two the best in your new life together!
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    Anna S. Married on 12/11/2021
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    The best place for your Charleston dream wedding!

    My husband and I got married at Lowndes Grove on 12/11/21 and we couldn’t have been happier with our venue choice. Picking a venue for a destination wedding while you’re full time college/law students during a pandemic was probably the hardest thing we’ve ever had to do, and thankfully Lowndes Grove made our choice so much easier. The second we got to the venue for our tour we knew we’d be getting married there!! Leading up to our wedding day, all of PPHG’s staff were so helpful and always keeping us up to date about payments, scheduling our food tasting, etc. We knew that we could always email them if we needed a question answered and we always got a prompt reply. It definitely helped make our wedding planning process so much easier. The biggest thing I have to rave about is the food. Our wedding was almost 3 months ago and people are still talking about all of the amazing food we had!!! The food paired with the amazing view of the Ashley River seriously impressed all of our guests who traveled from around the country to celebrate with us. I highly, highly recommend Lowndes Grove to all couples who are looking for an outstanding wedding experience. You won’t find a prettier venue, more professional staff, or better food anywhere in Charleston for your wedding!!!

    Lowndes Grove's reply:

    Hi Anna - Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're so happy to hear you and your guests had such a great time and enjoyed the food, the view, and the service. Congrats, and cheers to you both!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

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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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266 St. Margaret Street Charleston, 29403
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Lowndes Grove frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Lowndes Grove?

Lowndes Grove includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Lowndes Grove in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Lowndes Grove for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion
  • Waterfront

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Lowndes Grove for wedding events?

Lowndes Grove offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Lowndes Grove offer?

Lowndes Grove offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Lowndes Grove offer for wedding events?

Lowndes Grove offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Lowndes Grove have available for wedding events?

Lowndes Grove offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Dance Floor

What percentage of users recommend Lowndes Grove and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Lowndes Grove is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

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