A national historic landmark in the heart of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, the William Aiken House is an elegant 1807 estate located on Upper King Street, within walking distance to renowned hotels, fine dining, shopping, historic sites, and cultural experiences. Sweeping ballrooms, lush private grounds, and open-air piazzas make this historic mansion one of Charleston’s most sought-after venues for weddings.
The William Aiken House accommodates up to 400 guests and boasts both indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, including:
- First and second-floor ballrooms with expansive outdoor covered piazzas overlooking the grounds
- Private gardens, manicured lawns, and two spacious courtyards for outdoor entertaining
- Elegant pergola and reflection pool
- Two formal dining rooms
- Drawing room and a formal study (perfect for getting ready morning-of)
- A collection of museum-caliber artwork and antiques
CARRIAGE HOUSE SUITES
Also located on the grounds of the William Aiken House and tucked away from the hustle and bustle of King Street, two guest suites reside in a beautifully-restored gothic-style Carriage House. Originally used as stables, the Carriage House is home to two unique duplex suites, each with a living and dining area, kitchenette, master bedroom and full bath, and views of the bluestone courtyard and magnificent centuries-old magnolia tree. These suites are perfect for overnight stays or to be used as a getting ready location 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
- On-site commercial kitchen
"The Premier Wedding Venue in SC" - Martha Stewart Weddings + BRIDES Magazine
Named as one of the "Best Wedding Venues in Charleston" - Southern Living Magazine
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One of the things that always strikes us about the William Aiken House is the fact that such an amazing place is nestled on King Street. It's a fabulous location! But once you step on the property, it's like you are transported somewhere else. You DO NOT feel the hustle and bustle of nightlife or traffic outside the gates. You feel like you are on the grounds of a beautiful southern home away from the world. The house is immaculate and full of charm! The grounds appear medium sized in person and HUGE in photos! It's elegant, fun, classic, chic and modern... all at the same time! WE LOVE The William Aiken House! See why: http://charlestonwedding.com/index.html#/pearce/, http://charlestonwedding.com/index.html#/eady/, http://charlestonwedding.com/index.html#/toucey/
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- Bridal Suite
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- Cake Cutting
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- House Beer
- House Liquor
- House Wine
- Open Bar
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- Historic Building
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- Covered Outdoor
- Uncovered Outdoor
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- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
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- Bar Services
- Catering Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Event Rentals
- Get Ready Rooms
- Lighting / Sound
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
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- Dance Floor
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