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A Magical Southern Day at The Gadsden House Wedding Venue!

The Gadsden House Wedding

People who love Charleston, South Carolina, get it. What’s not to love about its Southern Charm, rich history, and beautiful estates? A Charleston wedding is the perfect mix of bright and inviting elegance, warm Southern hospitality, and natural beauty. Luckily, too, there are plenty of gorgeous event venues in Charleston that represent the best of this beautiful city. The Gadsden House Wedding venue in the heart of downtown Charleston is an incredible option for an iconic Southern wedding. Keep on reading to find out why it could be the right venue for your wedding! 

About The Gadsden House Wedding Venue

The Gadsden House is a spectacular, historic home that has been listed on the National Historic Register and celebrated as one of the top 10 historic properties to preserve in Charleston. The building was built in 1798 by Revolutionary War hero Christopher Gadsden for his son. The house remained in the Gadsden family for generations. Until the Historic Charleston Foundation purchased the property in the mid-20th century. They converted it into several apartments and office spaces. Only recently, in 2014, did the Historic Charleston Foundation and Luxury Simplified Construction step in to revive the special property. 

With the renovation, the grounds were restored to their natural beauty. The House was also revitalized as a spectacular event space that maintained the historic charm of the original home. All while updating it with all of the modern amenities needed for a luxury gathering. Today, the house features its original heart pine floors, gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, and impressive chandeliers. It offers a beautiful interpretation of modern elegance with the authenticity of this exquisite and historic venue.

The Gadsden House Wedding

Details of the Grounds

The Gadsden House wedding venue is located in the heart of Downtown Charleston. An area rich with history and plenty of things for your guests to do and see. 

Begin your wedding day surrounded by your closest friends and family, especially as you get ready together in their beautiful Bridal Suite. It features makeup vanities, comfortable seating, floor-length mirrors, and a private bathroom. Perfect for a day of pampering and excited preparation for the best day of your life. Your partner and their party can get ready in the Groom’s Suite. Equipped with a wet bar, a big-screen TV, and lots of cushy, comfortable furniture. Perfect for relaxing and unwinding before the big day. 

As far as ceremonies are concerned, The Gadsden House can accommodate up to 180 guests for outdoor ceremonies and up to 80 for indoor ceremonies. If you’re only planning on hosting your reception with them, however, you can bump the guest list up to 250 people as long as you plan to utilize both indoor and outdoor spaces. 

The Gadsden House Wedding

Outdoor Ceremony

For an outdoor wedding ceremony, you can take advantage of their beautiful courtyard gardens, beautifully landscaped with Magnolias, palm trees, and crepe myrtles for an “intimate urban oasis.” With beautiful brick garden walls and the elegant Gadsden House as a backdrop, your guests will love gathering in this beautiful space to watch you vow to spend the rest of your life with your partner by your side. You may also arrange a custom tent to ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of your wedding, rain or shine. 

Indoor Ceremony

Indoors, four grand parlor rooms feature beautiful fireplaces, rich hardwood floors, and neutral white walls that allow you to adapt the space to your ideal wedding vision. Plus, their grand windows bring in floods of natural light, perfect for creating a bright and airy space (and even better for photographs!) The parlor rooms are perfect for intimate wedding ceremonies or a beautiful reception full of charm and romance. 

When you or your guests need a little fresh air, take advantage of one of their expansive Southern piazzas with gas lanterns and views of the property’s gorgeous gardens and Charleston’s waterfront. Altogether, the Gadsden House is an ideal venue for a couple that is looking for a wedding space full of Southern beauty, historic charm, and elegant romance. 

Photography Opportunities

If you envision a wedding album full of bright and romantic photos full of Southern charm and historic details, then the Gadsden House is the perfect venue for you. We’ll take advantage of their beautiful courtyards for gorgeous outdoor photos, using the Magnolia trees and palm trees as beautiful backdrops. We’ll also wander the grounds to take some beautiful shots of the dappled sunlight peeking in through tree boughs while you stand poised on lush green grass. Their spectacular porches and patios are perfect for elegant portraits that exude Southern charm, too. Indoors, all of that gorgeous bright light sets us up perfectly for full-body bridal shots on their elegant staircase and getting-ready photos in the respective suites. It doesn’t get more quintessentially South Carolina than The Gadsden House! 

Wedding Details

While the Gadsden House’s beauty is certainly part of its allure, it’s only part of what makes it a luxury wedding venue for a wedding. Their professional and accommodating events team offers exceptional service throughout your planning process and beyond. Ensuring every detail stays accounted for and that you and your guests can take full advantage of their Southern Hospitality. Great service can make or break an event, but you’ll never have to worry about it here. 

As far as catering is concerned, all of your food and beverage needs are covered by King Street Hospitality Group. They are the exclusive provider of all catering services at The Gadsden House. Their food is as elegant as the ambiance of the property. Your guests will love dining on a customized, high-end menu made just for your wedding day. 

Something else to keep in mind is that while a King Street Hospitality Group Manager will be onsite to oversee the venue and catering staff, you are required to use a full-service event planner or partial planning coordinator in order to host your wedding at The Gadsden House. Unfortunately, a simple “day-of” planner doesn’t meet the requirement. You’ll need a full planner that can help ensure that your vendors are all in order. Plus, they ensure everything runs according to your timeline on your wedding day. If you’re not sure where to start finding the right planner, then reach out to King Street Hospitality Group. They curate a list of their approved professionals. 

The Gadsden House Wedding

A wedding at The Gadsden House is full of charm, beauty, and history. All of which come together to create a magical Southern wedding experience. 

If you’re intrigued by this spectacular venue, be sure to check out the links below! Find more details and photos of past weddings. Then, when you’re ready, let’s get in touch to talk about how we can use this space! Let’s capture the wedding album of your dreams!

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