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William Aiken House

Charleston, SC View map Visit website
4.8 out of 5 rating
46 reviews
$24k - $32k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$24k - $32k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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.

DISTINCTIVE VENUE
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

  • 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?

$3,000

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

$1,500

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?

$3,000

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite

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?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

12

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Historic Building
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
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?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Pet Friendly
Set Up
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?

Altar/Arch
Dance Floor

What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
December
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46 Reviews

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    Carmichael S. Married on 04/22/2022
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    Amazing Service - Delicious Food - Stunning Home and Gardens

    The William Aiken House was chosen by our daughter and her fiancé for their spring wedding in 2022. Regardless of where the wedding was held, 90%+ of the guests would have to travel. Many traveled from the Carolinas and Virginia but others from the west coast and northeast. We knew everyone would enjoy Charleston. WAH is a beautiful example of a Charleston garden and home. Because our daughter and her fiancé were unable to make an appointment before their decision, countless emails were sent asking questions about the venue and its amenities. They responded immediately to all of our questions! It was the best customer service I personally have ever experienced. I want to personally thank Erin Elliot for her professionalism combined with a personal touch. She is amazing! In addition, Kailin Good, our event manager, ensured every detail of the reception met our highest standards. The food was delicious! Thanks to all of the staff of William Aiken House! Our daughter's wedding was absolutely beautiful!

    William Aiken House's reply:

    Thank you so much for such a sweet review! We know you have a lot of venue options in a place as beautiful as Charleston, so we're honored you chose to spend your daughter's big day with us. We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to the team. Thank you again, and cheers to the newlyweds!
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    Joseph H. Married on 10/03/2021
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    Amazingly Beautiful Historic Venue

    We had an amazing experience at the William Aiken House. Everyone was in awe of the beauty of the historic grounds. It will live forever in our favorite memories.

    William Aiken House's reply:

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Joseph! Congrats to the two of you, and cheers to your future adventures together!
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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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William Aiken House frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at William Aiken House?

William Aiken House includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite

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

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

At William Aiken House, what does the bar service starting price include?

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

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

The space offered by William Aiken House for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at William Aiken House for wedding events?

William Aiken House offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does William Aiken House offer?

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

What services does William Aiken House offer for wedding events?

William Aiken House offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does William Aiken House have available for wedding events?

William Aiken House offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Dance Floor

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

William Aiken House is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.7 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does William Aiken House offer?

William Aiken House currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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