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.
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Jeffrey K. · Married on 11/29/2020
We had an exceptional experience working with PPHG for our November 2020 wedding at Lowndes Grove. First of all, the location is gorgeous both inside and outside. We were more or less sold as soon as we drove in during our initial visit. Beautiful outdoor space on the Ashley River sets a fantastic backdrop for both ceremony and reception and the house provides lots of space for getting ready plus creates options / flexibility for a cocktail hour or even ceremony. It poured on the day of our wedding and we were able to do our ceremony on the large porch upstairs overlooking the whole property.Sent on 01/07/2021
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)!
Lowndes Grove's reply:Jeff, thank you for your kind words! It was such a pleasure working with you, Jocelyn, and your families on such a special day. We wish you both all the best and hope to see you again soon! – Abigail
Rachel S. · Married on 10/10/2020
Best venue. Best company. Best experience.
Trying to plan and host a wedding during a worldwide pandemic can be daunting and stressful. There were so many times during our planning process that I was worried our wedding would feel like a ‘COVID wedding’. PPHG put all our worries to rest with their impeccable attention to detail and thoughtful safety precautions that kept all our guests safe but didn’t obstruct from the beauty of the day. As the world was constantly changing, PPHG and our event manager Kailin kept us up to date with the latest PPHG safety guidelines so we could make any necessary modifications to our ceremony and reception. Absolutely nothing in terms of quality was sacrificed because of this crazy world we’re living in. So many people approached my husband, my family, and me at the wedding and in the weeks following to tell us our wedding was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. I will say the highest compliment our wedding received was the food! Everything was so delectable — we even had one friend say he would request the jumbo seared scallops from our reception on his death bed, if possible. PPHG not only holds the keys to the crown jewel venues in Charleston, but also to top-tier caterers, pastry chefs and event staff.Sent on 10/26/2020
Donleigh H. · Married on 11/10/2019
Yes, Yes and Yes - without seeing it too!!!
Had the best time working with Patrick Properties and securing this venue out of the others for my wedding day! I booked it unseen but could tell then just by the interaction with the staff and other reviews that I would be pleasantly surprised and thrilled with what my husband and I decided for our big day. The sunset alone was magical to see at the end of our ceremony - start of cocktail hour. The food was on point, atmosphere and staff were terrific!!! Thank you for all the time and attention put into making this venue shine for our big day - we loved it and will be back to visit soon.Sent on 12/26/2019
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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.