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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77 Reviews for The Francis Marion

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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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  • Brittney

    Brittney Hughes · Getting married on 10/05/2019

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    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 03/14/2019

    The Francis Marion's reply:

    Brittney,
    Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are very honored to be hosting your special day and looking forward to October!
  • Meghan

    Meghan · Married on 12/01/2018

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    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!

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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
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 30
  • 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, 29403 See on map
    8439378699 (Phone number)
    8437220600 (Other Phone Number)

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