The Gadsden House

329 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 Map · Phone number
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About The Gadsden House

Located in the heart of downtown Charleston, The Gadsden House is perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties and other social gatherings. Our beautiful parlor rooms, lush private courtyard gardens and open-air piazzas make our historic space one of the city's most sought-after venues.

Originally built in 1798, the Federal style Charleston manor is celebrated as one of the top ten historic properties to save in Charleston and underwent an elaborate restoration in 2015. With many of the property's architectural elements still intact, The Gadsden House overflows with Southern charm.

Four grand parlor rooms boast original heart pine floors, floor-to-ceiling windows, working gas fireplaces and beautiful gold mantle mirrors. Crisp and clean "paper white" walls paired with gorgeous crystal chandeliers and other modern finishes provide a beautiful blank slate while still offering plenty of character.

Three intimate garden courtyards with custom tenting capabilities offer versatile outdoor space regardless of rain or shine.

Wrap around double piazzas offer views of Charleston's waterfront, as well as a place for year round easy entertaining.

An onsite furnished bridal suite, complete with a full kitchen and full bath, allows for all day relaxation.

Ample parking is available in adjacent surface lots and nearby garages.

Our professional, knowledgeable and accommodating in-house catering and beverage teams offer unparalleled personalized service sure to make every moment delightfully enjoyable for you and your guests.

For more information, please visit www.GadsdenHouse.com.

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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
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  • Value 4.9
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    Kellsey Simmons · Getting married on 09/14/2019

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    Wedding Reception

    Great experience as a guest at this venue!!

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    Katerina · Married on 03/09/2019

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    Spring Wedding

    The moment I told my planner my vision for my wedding "Kate Spade in the Hamptons in the 20's" she immediately knew the Gadsen House would be the perfect canvas (secretly I had already fallen in love with the venue online). Kathleen's team is incredibly professional and detail oriented. We also used King Street Hospitality for our catering. All the guests loved the food and wine selections, which were elegantly presented to the tables in unison. They were very understanding of any special requests, including a gluten free meal, and even made sure that there would be the special ingredients available at the bar for my mom's personal favorite drink! The brides quarters upstairs was the perfect place to get ready and if there was any problems that day I was blissfully unaware. The venue does not come with any decor, which can make rentals a bit more expensive, but if you have a bright color scheme like our wedding than it's white walls, gorgeous wood floors, charming fireplaces, and sparkling chandeliers make the ideal backdrop. Wish I could do it all over again!

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    Madison King · Married on 01/23/2019

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    Excellent!!

    Beautiful venue!! 100% would recommend!

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The Gadsden House FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • 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? $ 3,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Clean Up, Parking, Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 24.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? House Beer, House Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 350
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 1
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Historic Building, Mansion
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Audio Equipment
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, July, August

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  • 329 East Bay Street Charleston, South Carolina, 29401 See on map
    8437374281 (Phone number)
    Available by appointment only Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm EST.

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