Skip to main content
Weddings

The River House

Charleston, SC View map
4.9 out of 5 rating
4 reviews
Up to 100 guests

About

Up to 100 guests

Nestled between centuries-old live oak trees and the Ashley River, the intimate River House at Lowndes Grove is just steps away from downtown Charleston, but it feels miles away from everything.

Perfect for occasions of fewer than 100 guests, the River House offers casual, intimate space and a scenic backdrop with sweeping views of the Ashley River. The private venue is located on the lush grounds of historic Lowndes Grove, the last great waterfront estate of its kind on the Charleston peninsula.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private, gated entrance separate from the Main House
  • 1,137 square feet of casual, intimate waterfront space
  • Open floor plan with private restrooms
  • Brick patio, distinguished by four sets of French doors leading into the River House
  • Expansive grounds of manicured lawns and sweeping oak trees
  • Two upstairs guest suites, perfect for getting ready the morning of

CUISINE, BAR + SERVICE
Our Patrick Properties Hospitality Group in-house culinary team serves as the exclusive food and beverage provider across all five of our historic venues and works closely with you to design a thoughtful menu perfectly suited to your event. Sourcing the freshest seasonal ingredients from local producers is a cornerstone of our cuisine.

  • Chef-crafted menu tailored with your personal touch
  • Customizable selections to please every palate
  • Menu consultations and private tastings
  • In-house Pastry Chef
  • 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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

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?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Flatware
Parking
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

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

Bartender(s)
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

1

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
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
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Flatware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
December
illustration question

Any other questions?

Message vendor
Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 98% of couples
  • Quality of service
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    5 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.5 out of 5 rating

7 User photos

  • J
    Jaimee F. Married on 10/20/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Great vendor and beautiful venue!

    We had an amazing experience with PPHG from our initial tour of the venue to our wedding day. Everyone on the team was extremely friendly and responsive to any questions or concerns. The location is breathtaking and perfect for an intimate wedding. The catering menu and food service was phenomenal - our guests could not stop talking about it. We could not have asked for a more perfect day and highly recommend PPHG for your wedding!!
  • Don
    Don D. Married on 03/25/2022
    5 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      5.0 out of 5 rating

    Magical & Memorable!

    Premiere wedding venue in South Carolina is no exaggeration. Location by the river under the great oaks, professional service from initial planning to last moment of wedding, exceptional catering menu and food service, dedicated staff with personal touch, knowledge of all things Charleston - did I leave something out? "Best wedding ever' was the sentiment of all our guests. Dreams do come true! Kudos to Kailin and her team! And our wedding planner, Brooke Miller!

    The River House's reply:

    Hi Don - Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so thrilled to hear you and your guests were happy with everything and enjoyed your time with us. Cheers!
  • C
    Casey H. Married on 06/06/2022
    4.8 out of 5 rating
    • Quality of service
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Responsiveness
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Professionalism
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Value
      5.0 out of 5 rating
    • Flexibility
      4.0 out of 5 rating

    Perfect & professional from start to finish

    As Charleston locals we toured several outdoor venues before landing on The River House. It is absolutely stunning and the perfect place to host an intimate wedding. Just as importantly, working with PPHG was a dream; their process is seamless and they communicated clearly from the day we booked the venue until the day of our wedding. We appreciate that PPHG has the same high standards for food, beverage, and experience as we do, and they know how to pull off a flawless event in one of the biggest wedding destinations in the world. Thank you!

    The River House's reply:

    Hi Casey - Thank you for sharing! Your feedback means a lot to us, and we're just so happy to hear the big day was everything you wanted it to be. Thank you for entrusting us with it, and cheers to future adventures!
  • illustration stars

    Are you interested?

    Message vendor

Awards

4

Pricing

Map

illustration visit

Would you like to visit?

Request a visit
266 St. Margaret Street Charleston, SC, 29403
8438531810
Location of (The River House)

The River House frequently asked questions

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

The River House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Flatware
  • Parking
  • Tables

At The River House, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The River House includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

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

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

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

The space offered by The River House for wedding events is known for:
  • Historic Building
  • Waterfront

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

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

What kind of wedding events does The River House offer?

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

What services does The River House offer for wedding events?

The River House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Preferred Vendors Only
  • Wifi

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

The River House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

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

The River House is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in average response time, 5 in professionalism, 5 in value and 4.5 in flexibility.

Other vendors in Charleston for your wedding

Wedding Venues