The Francis Marion

387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Francis Marion

The Francis Marion, a venue located in historic Charleston, South Carolina, exudes elegance and grace. This hotel, which is located on Marion Square, also just so happens to be the tallest building in Charleston; giving it a stately presence. Couples hosing their wedding here will be able to overlook the Charleston Harbor on their special day.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can invite up to 450 guests and choose from three event spaces. The three ballrooms- the Colonial Ballroom, the Gold Ballroom, and the Carolina Ballroom- each feature unique elements and two of the three were originally built over 90 years ago. With touches like gold chandeliers, tall windows, and terrace views, couples and guests will be able to experience the beauty and elegance of these spaces.

Services Offered
The hotel provides couples with a private rehearsal space, as well as custom menu options for the rehearsal. You can also host bridal showers, engagement parties, and receptions here too. Regardless of the event, you will receive complimentary setup and breakdown services, tables, chairs, white linens, china, silver, votive candles, a dance floor, a stage for a band and assistance in coordinating on-site details. Each couple can also create their own wedding package. Other services you can choose from include:

  • Accommodations
  • All inclusive packages
  • Bridal suite
  • In-house bar
  • Wireless Internet


Cuisine
The chef at the Francis Marion is ready to listen to each couple’s individual needs and wants, then craft a custom menu. If you or guests have any dietary needs such as gluten free, no pork, nut free, vegan, or vegetarian, the chef can take those into consideration when planning your menu. Other services include:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
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Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Jillian · Married on 07/27/2019

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    Amazing Venue

    Wow! This venue was the best place to have our wedding. From the start, Savannah, made us feel comfortable and she was great! Savannah went above and beyond for everything, as it was a destination wedding for us so hard for us to come and visit a lot. We cannot say enough great things about Savannah and the Colonial room. It was absolutely beautiful! From the start of our planning to the end, it was a smooth process.
    The hotel staff also made it enjoyable as they were all very polite and went above and beyond for not only ourselves but for all of our guests.
    Highly recommend this venue to anyone! It is a beautiful reception hall.

    Sent on 08/01/2019

    The Francis Marion's reply:

    Jill,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, we were so happy to host you and Patrick's special day! We wish you all the best in your future together!
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    April · Married on 07/06/2019

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    Elegant & Simply Mesmerizing

    We held our wedding reception at the Francis Marion Hotel. Its one of the iconic historic hotels in Charleston, SC. We wanted to thank FMH & Savannah the wedding manager for accommodating us and our guest in their beautiful Colonial Ballroom. The ballroom was large and could fit up to 300 guests. The colonial is very inviting with large windows overlooking the Marion Square Park at the intersection of Calhoun St. & King St. The lighting was well lit and as the night progresses, the lights dim to give the guest a sense of the night setting in. The food prepared by Chef Simon was fantastic and was well worth the wait. We had horderves served during the cocktail hour which was a collection of Antipasto and during the reception dinner we had Chicken Pesto over Risoto & Braised Beef Short-Ribs over Cheesy Grits paired with an appetizer of She Crab Soup which is an iconic Charleston soup. The service of the servers were mature and very respectful. The Francis Marion Hotel also gives the newly weds a complimentary night in their Bridal Room which includes a little gift of Champagne & Chocolate Strawberries for your romantic stay. Overall, we enjoyed the time spent at The Francis Marion Hotel and we look forward to visiting again in the future. If you are ever looking for a place to hold your wedding reception especially in the summertime, The Francis Marion Hotel is the place to go.

    - XOXO
    Mr. & Mrs. Salvador

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    The Francis Marion's reply:

    Mr. and Mrs. Salvador,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We were so happy to be a part of your special day, and everything was beautiful! We wish you both all the best in your future as husband & wife!

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The Francis Marion FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 30.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Wine, Specialty Beer
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 3
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements

  • Gillian Claire
    Gillian Claire Wedding Photographers

    What a wonderful venue to have a wedding! It's so beautiful and the staff is so fabulous to work with. Highly recommend them!

  • Darby Events | DJ+Piano Combo
    Darby Events | DJ+Piano Combo Wedding DJs

    The Francis Marion has THE BEST LOCATION in town as far as we're concerned. You could not ask for a better location to get married and the classic atmosphere they create is in a league all it's own. Not to mention the bridal suites are just out of this world. Definitely consider the Francis Marion for your wedding if you're looking for something unique and classic at the same time.

  • Richard Bell Photography
    Richard Bell Photography Wedding Photographers

    The Francis Marion is a wonderful place for a wedding, reception or both! The venue is beautiful and with several Ballrooms they are able to accommodate small, intimate weddings or large formal events. Every aspect of working with Caroline and her crew is wonderful. They are accommodating, friendly and easy to work with. The location is fantastic at the heart of downtown Charleston across from Marion Square. The food is always awesome! Their chef does a fantastic job on every dish. Their food displays look good. The pasta station and shrimp and grits station are well done! The rooms at the Francis Marion are perfect for getting ready or for the honeymoon night! If you are looking for a place for guests from out of town to stay, its perfect, as well. Truly a wonderful place for destination weddings in our historic city! http://charlestonwedding.com/index.html#/francis-marion-hotel-charleston-reception-venue/

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  • 387 King Street Charleston, SC, 29403 See on map
    8439378699 (Phone number)
    8437220600 (Other Phone Number)

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