Weddings

Venue 1223

Bluffton, SC View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   13 reviews
Guests 40 to 125

About

Guests 40 to 125

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 125 guest capacity. The outdoor courtyard offers 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.


Services Offered
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.

Cuisine
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.

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?

$1850

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

$1550

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

No

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$24

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

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

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

125

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

40

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Historic Building
Loft

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
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)
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 event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
July
August
November
December

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    Gabby M. Getting married on 01/09/2022
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    The BEST wedding food!

    We are so thankful we went with Downtown Catering Co. Truly the best decision! Food was amazing. And HOT!

    Venue 1223's reply:

    Thank you Gabby! You were a beautiful bride and a gracious client. Best of everything to you and Patrick!
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    Marida Getting married on 11/13/2021
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    Bat Mitzvah

    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.

    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!

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    Lindsey A. Married on 05/22/2021
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    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.

    Venue 1223's reply:

    Lindsey thank you so much for your business and love for Downtown Catering Company! We greatly appreciate your support and taking the time to share your feedback with others. We look forward to serving you again!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner

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Team

LEAH MCCARTHY
LEAH MCCARTHY
Owner

Hello! After 16 years of planning events and owning this business, I am still very passionate about making every single wedding about YOU! When I am not working, I am focused on my family. My husband, and chef of Downtown Catering, plus three children ages 16, 14, and 6! I love my Peloton bike and walking our black lab, Pepper.

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1223 May River Road Bluffton, SC, 29910
843-890-2685
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