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30-450
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Indoor
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About The Francis Marion

Centrally located on beautiful Marion Square, the Francis Marion Hotel is the tallest building in downtown Charleston, offering exquisite views of the city and the Charleston Harbor.  As a member of the Historic Hotels of America, the hotel was originally built in 1924 and reopened in 1996 after a award-winning restoration. 

We have three of the most beautiful ballrooms in the lowcountry.  Two of our ballrooms were originally opened over 90 years ago and the architectural design is truly unique.  Our gold chandeliers, 20’ ceilings, tall windows, and fireplaces create the perfect setting for an elegant wedding reception.  The Colonial Ballroom can accommodate up to 255 guests reception style or 200 guests for a seated dinner with space for a dance floor and a DJ.  Live Bands reduce the amount of people we are able to accommodate in each ballroom.  The Gold Ballroom can comfortably accommodate up to 200 guests reception style or 150 guests for a seated dinner.  The Carolina Ballroom was an addition to the hotel and it features a terrace overlooking Marion Square Park.  With 4,500 square feet, it can accommodate up to 450 guests reception style or 350 for a seated dinner.  All functions include setup and breakdown services, tables, chairs, white linens, china, silver, votive candles, dance floor, stage for a band and assistance in coordinating on site details for no additional charge. 

 

Gillian Crum, Wedding Coordinator

843-937-8699

Gillian.Crum@thefrancismarion.com

 

 

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: Charleston

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5.0

Beautiful venue. Reception in the Colonial Ballroom after cocktails in the lobby. Lovely old upscale hotel. The hotel wedding director Gillian is wonderful and logistics were perfectly timed. I thought their prices were reasonable, the food and bar service were great and the venue is a southern classic. I was the father of the bride and the guy writing the checks,

Profile Picture Alan, 10/21/17, 3 Reviews
Category: Rehearsal Dinner Location
5.0

Fantastic venue. Beautiful ballroom, amazing staff, and wonderful location for guests to stay. We couldn't be happier with our wedding experience. Gillian, the coordinator-is AMAZING and so detail oriented and experienced. We highly recommend.

Profile Picture Lauren, 8/19/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Rehearsal Dinner Location

The Francis Marion Pricing

The Francis Marion Price Rates

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$50.00
Buffet
$60.00
Stations
$40.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$10.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Bar Service Price Includes:
House Beer
House Wine
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$50.00
Buffet
$60.00
Stations
$40.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$10.00
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
China
Clean Up
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables/Chairs
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person:
Starting from $30.00
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Prices Include:
House Beer
House Wine

The Francis Marion FAQ

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Maximum Capacity
450
Guest Minimum
30
Event Spaces
3
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Ballroom, Historic, Hotel
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City, Elegant, Vintage
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Indoor
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450
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30
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Colonial Ballroom

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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 rich with Southern Charleston culture. This is one of my favorite venues & a fabulous place to stay!

Nothing says historic authentic Charleston like The Francis Marion Hotel! The banquet rooms, staff, and cuisine create a memorable experience your guests will be talking about for months after your celebration. Best, Mike

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387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403   See On Map
843-937-8699 (phone)
The Francis Marion is a wedding venue from Charleston, SC. We service weddings throughout the local area, including wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, and farewell breakfast. The Francis Marion is a professional wedding venue that has been part of the Charleston, SC wedding industry for since opening years. We specialize in wedding ceremony and receptions.