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The Westendorff is a wedding venue and rehearsal dinner location based in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. As a classic banquet hall, it is ideal for couples who want a private city celebration. The venue boasts a unique, warm and inviting vibe that your guests will adore.

Facilities and capacity

The first floor of The Westendorff Building features Stella’s, a modern Greek restaurant. The second floor offers a 1,200-square-foot dining room made out of a traditional early 1900's home. The space features natural wood tables, wooden beams and a private bar and bathroom. During cocktail hour, guests can also enjoy a 500-square-foot covered balcony. Couples can accommodate up to 90 guests.

Services Offered

At The Westendorff, the staff will take care of setup and cleanup. They also offer:

  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Wireless internet
  • Lighting/sound
  • Wheelchair access


The culinary team has a variety of menu items to choose from. Serving styles include hors d’oeuvres, buffet, family style, plated meals and stations. They also offer tastings, stations, dessert and servers. Examples of cuisine styles and dietary accommodations include:

  • American
  • French
  • Italian
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle Eastern
  • Southern
  • Gluten-free
  • Lactose-free
  • No pork
  • Nut-free
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


There is a renovated and fully furnished apartment on the third floor. There are two bedrooms and three bathrooms. This apartment is available for short-term overnight rentals.

Other Services

Aside from your rehearsal dinner, the venue is available for you to host other wedding-related events. These include:

  • Bridal shower
  • Elopements
  • Engagement party
  • Ceremony
  • Cocktail reception
  • Reception


The Westendorff Building was built in 1905. It was the former home of a local bookseller named Benjamin Warren. In 2011, the building went through a major renovation. This included full restoration of the original stucco facade, fireplaces, wood trim, entry prism glass and more.

Areas Covered

The rehearsal dinner venue is located near the College of Charleston and the visitor’s center. It is 19 minutes from Charleston International Airport and 44 minutes from Francis Marion National Forest. In the local area, guests can visit beaches and parks.

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Frequently asked questions

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?

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Reviews of The Westendorff

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
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4.5/5 42 reviews
Judith Sent on 01/16/2017
5 out of 5 rating
This was the perfect venve for our Rehersal Dinner. Rustic, Chic, and Elegant for our 50 guests.
William Sent on 01/14/2017
5 out of 5 rating
We used The Westendorff as the spot for our rehearsal dinner. Our party was about 50 people and the room was perfect for us! The staff at Mosaic did an incredible job in communicating with us prior to our event as we planned and they knocked it out of the park the night of our dinner!!! Great staff, great food, great venue! Thanks for making our night wonderful!
User2627455 Sent on 05/30/2016
4.9 out of 5 rating
The rehearsal dinner we hosted in The Westendorff's Warren Room was absolutely perfect for our 55 guests! We had a cocktail hour before a seated family-style dinner. We chose a mixture of items from The Westendorff's menu & Mosaic Catering's menu. Everything was delicious! Even our picky eaters raved about the food. The restaurant has an elevator and a handicap parking space. Other parking is conveniently located on the street & in a nearby garage. The reason for 4.5 rather than 5 stars on responsiveness was that initial communication was hit-&-miss. However, the restaurant was new when I first tried to book it, and the catering plans were not confirmed. Once I was put in touch with Steven & Jeanne, my many questions were answered quicker than I expected. I could not have asked for a better beginning to the wedding weekend! Thank you to the Westendorff and Mosaic Catering team!
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