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.
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:
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:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Dinah · Married on 02/09/2013
Working with the people (Caroline and Gillian mainly) at the Francis Marion Hotel was a fabulous experience. Every question/detail was answered and addressed before the big day! They helped make our special day absolutely perfect and go off without any issues! They allowed us to make last minute changes and were very flexible to our requests. Really sweet sweet people who are happy to meet your every need. I have absolutely no regrets about using this venue for our reception!Sent on 08/11/2014
Brittney Hughes · Getting married on 10/05/2019
Ceremony and Reception
Out of all the venues my fiancé and I contacted only two were responsive and flexible. Francis Marion and their gem, Savannah, happened to be one of them. Savannah is detailed oriented, made us feel comfortable and was extremely open. Francis Marion really provides a lot for your money. We are planning our wedding from Atlanta and are never worried since we know Savannah is on top of things. I would definitely recommend looking at one of their three ballrooms for your event.Sent on 03/13/2019
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Meghan · Married on 12/01/2018
Elegance, charm, and ease. Sure to impress!
We had our ceremony and reception at FMH, and our wedding experience was fantastic from the very beginning. The property itself is an absolute dream! From the architecture to the décor to the downtown location, the Francis Marion Hotel was everything we wanted and more (at a surprisingly reasonable price)! We worked with Gillian first and then Savannah, who didn’t skip a beat when taking over our wedding. Both ladies were wonderful! I planned the wedding from 900 miles away and did not meet Savannah in person until the wedding weekend, however it was super easy to coordinate the event via email. When we finally met for the rehearsal, she had everything organized and ready to go. We are extremely pleased with FMH and couldn’t be happier that we chose this venue!Sent on 12/24/2018
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What a wonderful venue to have a wedding! It's so beautiful and the staff is so fabulous to work with. Highly recommend them!
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.
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/