Historic Rice Mill
Aaron and Jillian Photography

Have you always pictured yourself getting married in a non-traditional wedding venue? Industrial wedding venues have been on the rise these past few years in Charleston due to their unconventional Southern charm that’s much different than a country club or barn. With exposed brick, wooden pillars and an open interior, industrial wedding venues add space and raw elements to create the ultimate setting for modern couples. Just dress up the rustic spaces with fresh linens, hanging greenery and other chic wedding details to create a setting that’s perfect for you and your future-spouse. Whether you opt for a suitcase in lieu of a traditional guestbook or want a venue with lots of natural light, Charleston is known for having a wide variety of event spaces and loft wedding venues that work well for any modern wedding. 

From old-fashioned breweries to renovated warehouse, there are plenty of Charleston reception venues to choose from! So, we decided to do some digging and roundup our favorite industrial chic wedding venues to share with you. From the quirky Macintosh restaurant to the Historic Rice Mill, these Charleston wedding venues are perfect for a chic but offbeat wedding style.

These industrial wedding venues in Charleston, South Carolina are totally chic. 

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The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory

The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory

The Cedar Room at The Cigar Factory is a 1881 building that has been meticulously restored to house a variety of private parties and wedding celebrations. With an open and airy interior that features exposed brick, hardwood floors and columns, we can’t think of a better place for a wedding reception! For couples who are looking for an all-in-one wedding venue, this industrial venue also offers a bridal suite to get ready in, built-in bar and kitchen, along with a courtyard that’s perfect for an outdoor ceremony. Whether you want a wedding venue that can easily accommodate banquet-style seating or a venue with a hint of historic charm, the Cedar Room has it all. Built originally as a cotton manufacturing facility, this spacious venue provides 7,500 square feet to use for your celebration. The floor-to-ceilings windows along the walls of the building also provide sweeping views of property and are great as backdrops! Wherever you decide to wed inside (or outside!) this industrial chic building, you won’t be disappointed with The Cedar Room’s unique setting. Just check out this ultra chic Charleston wedding to see how easily this venue can be transformed!

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Aaron and Jillian Photography

Historic Rice Mill

If you and your partner are looking for an industrial venue that is on the waterfront, then we recommend putting The Historic Rice Mill on your must-see venue list. Built back in 1861, this historical building overlooks Charleston’s Ashley River and is the perfect choice for couples opting for a spacious venue. The classic design of the ground floor event space is met with exposed brick and large double windows creating a chic and classy wedding setting. We also can’t get enough of the pressed tin ceilings, which can hang a variety of different light fixtures based on the ambiance you and your future-spouse want to create. Are you looking for a venue with an entertaining bar? Just check out The Historic Rice Mill’s gorgeous mahogany marble bar, which makes for the perfect place to serve your signature drinks. Not only will you and your S.O. have a blast celebrating at this remodeled Mill, your guests will also appreciate the vast amount of room the venue has to offer. With versatile indoor and outdoor spaces and an exclusive caterer, Good Food Catering, we can’t picture a better place for offbeat couples to tie the knot.

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Upstairs at Midtown
Upstairs at Midtown

Upstairs at Midtown

The Upstairs at Midtown is a unique and private wedding venue that can easily accommodate up to 150 guests. Nestled right on King Street in the heart of downtown Charleston, this venue is one of King Street’s oldest buildings. It was beautifully restored in order to keep its charm and still features pine floors, original fireplaces and tall coffered ceilings. We really can’t think of a better modern-meets-classic wedding venue. If you and your S.O. have your heart set on exchanging vows outside, The Upstairs at Midtown also has a private rooftop patio which is the perfect place for a romantic ceremony. Just think of all the scenic backdrops and views of the city this rooftop can provide!

Learn more about The Upstairs at Midtown here»

No. 5 Faber
Halls Signature Events At 5 Fabor

Halls Signature Events At 5 Fabor

Looking for a historic warehouse to celebrate your wedding day? Halls Signature Events at 5 Fabor is a modern events space that has a historic charm perfect for any wedding style. The spacious Charleston wedding venue provides a modern, yet refurbished look with the help of its open and airy interiors filled with exposed wooden beams and red brick walls. With the use of votive candle lighting and candelabra or hurricane vase centerpieces, you can easily transform this industrial wedding venue into a chic and elegant space. The warehouse also provides several smaller rooms where you can set up a relaxing lounge with vintage upholstered furniture or cocktail tables for guests to use during cocktail hour. Couples also have the option to choose their own vendors at Halls Signature Events at 5 Fabor, too!

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Charleston Distilling Co.
Charleston Distilling Co

Charleston Distilling Co.

Are you and your future-spouse notoriously known for being beer or cocktail lovers? Do you spend your weekends checking out the latest restaurants or bars in order to find a new drink or dish to obsess over? If so, then we suggest you opt to wed at the Charleston Distilling Co. located on King Street. This independent distillery not only makes handcrafted spirits but also evokes a unique wedding setting for both intimate or larger scale weddings. Just dress the rectangular tables with greenery aisle markers and string twinkling lights from the high ceilings to create a warm and cozy feel.

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The Macintosh
The Macintosh

The Macintosh

Another wedding venue that offers a chic and industrial vibe, and is located in downtown Charleston, is the delicious Macintosh. Couples who have great taste (literally) and know they want to easily mix and mingle with their guests should definitely check out this restaurant venue. With a courtyard and patio that features an outdoor grill and ivy covered brick walls, you can spend your wedding day celebrating both outdoor and indoors. It also provides couples with menu selections that are filled with local goods, allowing couples the option to have a farm-to-table wedding day!

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Edmund
Edmund's Oast

Edmund's Oast

This brew pub which received its name after a 1760s English-born brewer, Edmund, provides couples with a wedding filled with good eats and an even better setting. With a newly opened outdoor event space known as The Bower, couples can have plenty of space to host their wedding. The Bower features eight large tree shaded wooden tables that is perfect for a sit down dinner. It also offers a spacious patio outside the kitchen area which works best for a cocktail hour or smaller guest list. If you are more interested in an indoor wedding, Edmund’s Oast also allows their entire restaurant to be booked for both your ceremony and reception.

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