William Aiken House

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About William Aiken House

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 specializing in wedding cakes and confections
  • 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
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44 Reviews for William Aiken House

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Kimberly · Married on 10/21/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Southern Charm

    My husband and I booked the William Aiken House for our fall wedding about a week ago. The venue itself is a perfect example of historical and charming Charleston, SC. The rooms in the house are gorgeous and make for beautiful photos. We were blessed with amazing weather and made great use of the verandas, the courtyard, gardens, and the lots in front of the carriage house! Everything about it was just incredible.
    I had the pleasure of working with the Rachels and Abby, and they helped make the day of my dreams become a reality! We booked the venue almost 14 months before our actual wedding date - we fell in love with it and knew instantly that this is where we wanted to have our wedding. Obviously, booking that far in advance things definitely change - the catering menu got a little more refined. I panicked because I did not know how this would translate into the vision I had at the start - Rachel immediately reassured me and was able to work with me to create a menu that would fit the southern fare theme we were going for. The tasting was out of this world and we immediately knew that going with PPHG was the best decision! Abby stepped in and along with the Rachels she helped shaped my day into the most special day of my life. The cake artist, Jessica, worked with us to fit the exact vision of a cake that we wanted - and it was seriously some of the best cake that we have ever had!
    From the setting to the food, this place has it all. It even has separate rooms, and when I needed a moment, or when a mom needed a moment, they were able to relax. You cannot go wrong here - it is truly one of the most beautiful places in Charleston! The food is absolutely incredible, and we are still getting compliments on it. I would highly recommend PPHG and the team at the William Aiken House to help you make your wedding dreams a reality!

    Sent on 10/28/2019
  • J

    James F. · Married on 12/02/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
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    LOVE THEM. 15 out of 10!

    The venue, the staff, the management team are AMAZING. They put on one hell of a wedding. Food is delicious!

    Sent on 12/03/2018

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William Aiken House Pricing

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William Aiken House FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1500
  • 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)
    Wedding Cake
  • 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
    Cake
    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
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Tents
  • 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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1 Endorsement

  • Richard Bell Photography Wedding Photographers

    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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  • 456 King Street Charleston, SC, 29403 See on map
    843-483-1663 (Phone number)
    8773079243 (Other Phone Number)
    8433770358 (Fax Number)
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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)
  • Wedding Cake

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
  • Cake
  • 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:

  • Tents

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 98% 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.