Venue 1223 is a premier wedding venue and catering company in Bluffton, South Carolina. The venue and Downtown Catering Company offer a truly unique wedding experience. From the moment you make the first phone call until you say “I do,” this team of exceptional event professionals offers the best in service and sophistication. Venue 1223 offers both indoor and outdoor facilities, marked by elegance and true Southern charm. You’ll be able to customize your experience with a world-class catering menu and decor inspirations from fine Southern estates. Choose Venue 1223 for a refined and relaxed wedding day experience.
Facilities and Capacity
Venue 1223 offers both indoor and outdoor facilities with a combined 300 guest capacity. The outdoor terrace and gardens offer an intimate setting with cafe lighting and rustic decor. This area is perfect for ceremonies as well as for a casual cocktail hour. The indoor dining area is characterized by beautiful vaulted ceilings, low mood lighting, and luxury restrooms. The venue provides plenty of onsite parking for your guests. The venue features an open floor plan for you to customize to your exact wedding day needs. Venue 1223 and the Downtown Catering Company also partner with several venues in Historic Beaufort and Hilton Head Island for larger events. Some of their venue partners include Shipyard Beach Club, Rose Hill Mansion, Honey Horn Plantation, the Beauford Inn, and Tabby Place.
Venue 1223 ensures every couple has a one of a kind wedding day, completely stress-free and without having to lift a finger. They help plan, prepare, and execute your big day. They also pair you with their onsite, award-winning culinary team to create a fantastic menu everyone on your guest list will love. Regardless of your wedding day dreams, Venue 1223 will make them come true down to the last detail.
The Downtown Catering Company is the parent company of Venue 1223. They offer delicious cuisine delivered to Bluffton residents, as well as spectacular event catering for every couple’s tastes. You can choose between a buffet, plated, or family style meal with unique options for your rehearsal dinner and wedding brunch included. Venue 1223 even has a food truck, The Curbside Kitchen, for more casual events. Downtown Catering Company provides Lowcountry favorites along with fine dining options. Your wedding menu can include a grits and biscuits bar, along with carving stations and late night snacks served after dinner.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lindsey Almond · Getting married on 11/22/2023
Weddings, Work Events, Anything Really!!
Maren and the Downtown Catering staff are WONDERFUL to work with for any occasion. We have used Downtown Catering for our work Christmas parties for the last two years and have already booked them for two events we have planned for this year.Sent on 02/15/2019
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Kaytie Merk · Married on 05/04/2019
Downtown catering gave us the wedding of our dreams!
The decision to hire Downtown Catering for our wedding was the best one we made throughout the entire thing! From the start, Leah and Nicolette were incredibly helpful, organized, gave us a ton of recommendations for other vendors, and were responsive to helping our vision come to life. We planned a destination wedding with little knowledge of what was available in HHI, and they worked within our budget, helped us think through things that weren’t even on our radar, and had incredible professionalism throughout. This is all even before we got to the day of. The week or two before our wedding they coordinated with all of our vendors, double checked plans and showed up early to set up and bring everything to life. We walked into our venue before our ceremony and both could have cried - everything was perfect and they used their own creativity to make every detail look like a dream (designing the space beautifully through little direction/explanation!). All of my guests commented on the unbelievable food (the entrees were amazing, and I had several people proclaim the crab cakes were the best they’d ever had!), the outstanding service and the awesome attitudes and helpfulness of the staff and planning team. They thought through everything and were so attentive to making it such a wonderful and memorable experience for my husband, me and our families. I couldn’t sing their praises or recommend them any more than I do! They singlehandedly made our wedding dreams come true and I would work with them for any event I could in the future.Sent on 05/09/2019
Leah & Nicolette - thank you so much for such a wonderful experience! You became like friends to us and we were so thrilled and happy with your work and dedication to our day.
Marida · Married on 10/06/2018
Maren and her team did an excellent job for my daughter’s Bat Mitzvah. She was very helpful in working within my budget and putting together a menu that both the kids and adults loved. The food was delicious! The venue itself was perfect for our group of about 85 guests. We utilized the outdoor space for cornhole and inside we set up two buffets, a bar, and a dance floor. We even used the “classroom” for a dessert room.Sent on 02/05/2019
The Downtown Catering team also catered our luncheon earlier that same day. Again, the team was professional and the food was great.
I definitely recommend Venue 1223 and the Downtown Catering team!