Heralded as the oldest landscaped gardens in America, the Middleton Place venue in Charleston, South Carolina is filled with carefully manicured formal gardens that provide a romantic backdrop for your wedding. With its floral allees, butterfly wing-shaped lakes, and views of the Ashley River, couples will be able to rejuvenate with their loved ones in the venue's serene spaces and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 1,000 guests to join them at this expansive and breathtaking garden venue that features a total of 110 acres. In the gardens and grounds, you have the choice between choosing from among uncovered outdoor and covered outdoor options. For your ceremony, there are a variety of outdoor spaces that you can customize to meet your needs and wedding size. The Parterre and Butterfly Lakes offer you and your guests views of the Ashley River while the Secret Gardens offer two romantic gardens of different sizes to choose from. If you want to add a historic focal point to your wedding, the Middleton Oak, which is thought to be over 900 years old, can provide a historic backdrop as you say your vows. The Octagonal Garden and Crane Pool feature many seasonal and varying flowers while the Stableyards venue option gives you a rustic touch. For receptions, separate venue options are available as well. This 18th century plantation also features the House Museum on property.
Couples are welcome to enjoy other aspects of their wedding on property, such as their bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner, reception, or elopement. Accommodations can be provided in the 55-room inn for those wanting to take some more time to enjoy this blossoming venue. Other services include:
Middleton Place is just northwest of North Charleston. The Ashley River is only a stone's throw from the property and there are plenty of accommodation options that couple and their guests may choose from.
34 Reviews for Middleton Place
Recommended by 83% of couples
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Cassandra Amundson · Married on 07/24/2019
All the employees @ Middleton Place are so nice & helpful. Sam, the wedding coordinator is superb. She spent a lot of her time helping to accommadate my wedding vision. This venue is both historical & aesthetically gorgeous!Sent on 01/25/2019
Laura Henderson · Married on 11/30/2018
Gorgeous Venue & Superstar Staff
Middleton Place is wonderful!! Besides being a super gorgeous and amazing venue, all of the staff are complete gems and absolutely amazing. They go above and beyond to make sure your day is a special one and they really care about making sure the day goes smoothly and that you and your guests have a good time. And Middleton Place Catering is phenomenal as well!! It was an unforgettable experience for both us & our guests!!Sent on 02/21/2019
Dinah Henderson · Married on 11/30/2018
My daughter was married at Middleton Place in November, 2018 & it was absolute perfection. Darby was a gem, she always answered our questions & called us back promptly, she was always so cheerful and professional that it was such a pleasure to work with her. The staff during the tasting was phenomenal and the food was superb. We had the Ceremony at the Octagonal Gardens under the Oak Tree, Cocktail Hour at the Crane Pool & Reception at The Pavillion. The buffet included: She Crab Soup, Prime Rib, Pulled Pork Shoulder, Mac & Cheese, Bean Cassoulet, Wild Mushroom Risotto. Loved the Smoked Filet Mignon appetizers, it was all great. The bar and bartenders were exceptional. Best Wedding Ever !! Thank You Darby & Middleton Place. Also booked a room for the hair & make-up & we had a lovely time.Sent on 02/23/2019
Beautiful grounds, a variety of different outdoor locations, great people to work with.