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The Gadsden House

Charleston, SC View map Visit website

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston, full of southern charm + rich history, The Gadsden House is the perfect venue for wedding ceremonies + receptions, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties + farewell brunches.

As an heirloom property featuring a recent restoration, The Gadsden House offers a seamless blend of historic character, contemporary elegance + modern amenities.

Four grand parlor rooms boast original heart pine floors, impressive floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful fireplaces, crystal chandeliers + neutral “paper white” walls, as well as a sound system + adaptive climate control.

Three intimate courtyards showcase a mix of bluestone, Charleston brick + oyster tabby surfaces. Magnolias, crepe myrtles + palm trees create an intimate urban oasis. Custom tenting options ensure versatile use of the outdoor spaces, rain or shine.

Expansive Southern piazzas, complete with gas lanterns + traditional “haint blue” ceilings, offer views of the property’s lush courtyard gardens + Charleston’s waterfront.

A beautifully furnished bridal suite + handsomely appointed groom’s quarters allow for all day relaxation for the entire wedding party!

Please visit www.GadsdenHouse.com + review our venue rental guide for more information.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$25,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Parking
Set Up

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$50

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
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
Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
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
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
February
March
April
May
June
September
October
November
December
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    Costin Married on 05/29/2022
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    5 star service & gorgeous southern wedding setting

    We hosted a destination wedding for 100 people at the Gadsden House. Living out of town, you never really know what you are going to get for your money but you should trust every single one of the 5 star reviews you have read. The KSHG is first class and the Gadsden House is out of the world beautiful.

    Kathleen, Regina, and their team were very responsive to endless emails and questions. The tasting was wonderfully planned. And I was pleasantly surprised to see the people who I had emailed with for months were in fact the same people who were there onsite serving me the entire night of the wedding. They did not hand it off to other people. They were there and wonderfully attentive all night.

    All of our guests were blown away at the Ritz-Carlton level service. If you are considering a seated dinner, I recommend it. Even with 100 people, every meal was piping hot. The entirely female serving staff coordinated meal delivery with each person at the tables receiving their meals simultaneously like a royal event. As the bride, I never had to go get or look for anything. I was attended to and after speaking with our guests, they were as well. We even had a guest with a severe food allergy and they were diligent on communications to ensure she had an allergy-free meal.

    The Gadsden House & the entire KSHG staff deserve 6 out of 5 stars.
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    Adam M. Married on 02/26/2022
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    An Unbelievable Experience!

    When we decided to host our wedding at a destination out of town, the stress began to mount. After touring so many different venues in Charleston, we found the Gadsden House and the wonderful folks at King Street Hospitality. All our worries disappeared! From the start, the staff have been of the highest class and walked us through every step of the way. Their impeccable attention to detail, professional process and efficiency made our planning process seamless. We cannot say enough about them - they've impressed us since the start and our guests have continued to comment frequently on the extraordinary service. Without question, they exceeded all our expectaitons and provided us with a wedding we never dreamed of!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
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329 East Bay Street Charleston, SC, 29401
8437374281

Available by appointment only Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm EST.
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38 Alexander Street Charleston, SC, 29401
8437374281

Available by appointment only Monday-Friday 10 am-4 pm EST.

The Gadsden House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Gadsden House?

The Gadsden House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up

At The Gadsden House, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Gadsden House includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Gadsden House in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Gadsden House for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Gadsden House for wedding events?

The Gadsden House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Gadsden House offer?

The Gadsden House offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Gadsden House offer for wedding events?

The Gadsden House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Gadsden House have available for wedding events?

The Gadsden House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Audio Equipment
  • Tents

What percentage of users recommend The Gadsden House and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Gadsden House is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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