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    Let us inspire you with an inside look at the Governor’s House Inn! Discover this historical National Landmark and how it offers the perfect setting for romantic getaways, weddings, vacations and corporate retreats. Each post puts you in the middle of the southern ambiance that you’ll only find at our elegant Charleston bed and breakfast inn!

    Top Venues for a Bridal Party in Charleston

    Charleston is home to some of the most romantic and unique bridal party places. For those hosting their bridal party in Charleston that want a site that is as fun and against tradition as they are, there are plenty of alternative options to choose from.

    Boone Hall Plantation

    At the Boone Hall Plantation, brides will find a venue full of elegance and grace. Their Cotton Dock is perfect for hosting a bridal party or rehearsal dinner. It overlooks the tidal marsh and features over three centuries of history.

    The Carolina Girl Yacht

    For those hosting a bridal party in Charleston, there is the Carolina Girl Yacht. This is reserved for special events and offers a waterfront experience. It can handle up to 150 guests and gives the party a breathtaking view of the Historic District, bridges, and the Charleston Harbor.

    Middleton Place

    This is one of the most historic wedding venues in Charleston, but it is perfect for intimate gatherings like a rehearsal dinner or bridal party. There are secluded garden rooms that offer a panoramic view of the Greensward.

    Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

    For those that want to host their party at one of the historic wedding venues in Charleston, and experience the grand entrance along with a private courtyard, the Founders Hall is perfect. Here there is plenty of natural light from the floor-to-ceiling windows that are draped throughout the room.

    The Charleston Gaillard Center

    This center is highly romantic and ideal for those that want some classic Southern charm in their party. They have plenty of supporting services for those that want a one-of-a-lifetime experience.

    No. 5 Faber

    Located downtown in the historic district, this event facility can host large parties and intimate gatherings. It has a commercial kitchen, full bar, lobby, and a mezzanine lounge.

    Wild Dunes Resort

    For those that prefer an oceanfront view for their rehearsal dinner or bridal party, the Wild Dunes Resort offers that plus catering and rentals.

    The Upstairs at Midtown

    This venue is in the historic district of downtown and is breathtaking with its brick walls, coffered ceilings, pine flooring, and amazing chandeliers. It is ideal for parties and bridal luncheons.

    The Governor’s House

    Another one of the historic venues in Charleston, this location is perfect for not only the bridal party and rehearsal dinner, but the wedding night as well. With the sprawling grounds and distinct architecture, the Governor’s House adds a touch of history to a memorable, romantic evening.

    Charleston Harbor Tours

    Tour the harbor while celebrating upcoming nuptials. There are three vessels to choose from for rentals, and they can handle anywhere from two to as many as 250 guests for the private cruise on the water. There are night cruises as well as daytime cruises available.



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