Standing with stately grandeur and charm, The Francis Marion offers couples a classic wedding venue in Charleston, South Carolina. Constructed in 1924 during the Charleston Renaissance, this hotel is a jewel of architectural construction. Dine and dance in their historic ballrooms and later rest and relax in their spa and suites, for a wedding of refinement.
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Decorated in rich tones of beige and gold with pops of blue hues, The Francis Marion exudes luxury and elegance. Lofty ceilings and long windows create a palatial feel while offering exquisite downtown vistas. The hotel possesses three ballrooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 450 individuals. The Colonial, Gold, and Carolina ballrooms each boast their own distinctive furnishings and design and two of the ballrooms were constructed with the original build. Whichever hall you choose, you can celebrate your commitment to your sweetheart amongst storied sophistication.
Before your wedding day, the hotel’s wedding planner can offer advice and guidance on organizing your nuptials. During the reception, a bartender can also be employed to provide exceptional beverage services to your guests. The hotel can likewise set up the bar and reception space for your convenience, in addition to providing cleanup afterward. In the evening after your wedding, you and your partner can unwind in one of their comfortable suites.
Environmentally conscious, The Francis Marion cooks all their dishes with local, seasonal ingredients. Choose from brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, depending on your wedding event timeline. Additionally, cuisine may be served plated or in a buffet-style. Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, delicious meats, and delectable vegetable pairings satisfy and enthuse your guests. Beverages are likewise provided through their bar service, with an array of beer and wine choices.
Straight lines with subtle ornate curves mark the furnishings in The Francis Marion’s suites and rooms. The interior design lends itself to a timeless ambiance with both contemporary and historical elements. You and your guests can avail of these comfortable dwellings, providing a calming retreat from the wedding buzz.
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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/
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The Francis Marion frequently asked questions
What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Francis Marion?
- Bridal Suite
- Clean Up
- Event Planning
- Set Up
At The Francis Marion, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?
- Cake Cutting
At The Francis Marion, what does the bar service starting price include?
- House Beer
- House Wine
- Specialty Beer
What are the most important characteristics of The Francis Marion in terms of venue type, style and location?
- Historic Building
What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Francis Marion for wedding events?
What kind of wedding events does The Francis Marion offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does The Francis Marion offer for wedding events?
- All Inclusive Packages
- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Set Up
What furniture and decorations does The Francis Marion have available for wedding events?
- Dance Floor
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