• TOP Rated Inn/B&B on TripAdvisor
    As seen in Conde Nast Travel Guide's "Best of Charleston"
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  • Choose the Most Beautiful & Intimate Historic Wedding Venue in Charleston

    Charleston is easily one of the most romantic places in the South, if not the entire country. The historic streets, colorful Victorian homes, mossy oaks, and serene waterfront create the perfect setting for an elegant wedding full of Southern Charm and modern sophistication. Whether you grew up in the area or recently discovered the effortless charm of the city, The Governor’s House Inn is the perfect mansion wedding venue in Charleston.

    Plan Your Special Day at a Top-Rated Historic Inn

    The Inn accommodates up to 22 overnight guests and 50 wedding guests for an intimate ceremony and reception. Guests will love the chance to enjoy a luxurious stay sleeping under the same roof as the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence, dining where George Washington dined. Top rated Inn in Charleston by Trip Advisor and the top 15 hotels to stay in while in Charleston by Conde’ Nast Traveler 2018.

    Rent the entire Inn for two nights and redeem our special Wedding Package Rate. We will help you create a stylish, elegant wedding that will make your family, wedding party, and guests swoon!

    Mansions for Weddings Located in the Heart of Charleston’s Historic District

    The mansion is located in the historic district of Charleston and offers easy walking distance to historical sites, galleries, shopping, restaurants, and more. The entire wedding party or the wedding guests can take a short walk to the iconic Battery and City Market, take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride around town, and enjoy year-round festivals and events happening right outside our doors!

    The Inn itself is something to be discovered with magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms, and expansive piazza porches. All of these elegant touches combined with our romantic gardens create the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

    The historical significance of the Governor’s House Inn dates back to a decade before the Revolutionary War as it was initially used as an 18th-century orange garden and concert venue and was later inhabited by Edward Rutledge, an instrumental character in the struggle for American Independence. The Inn is a legendary national landmark for southern hospitality and will inspire your wedding guests to slow down and enjoy the genteel lifestyle of Charleston.

    Host the Perfect, Intimate Wedding of Your Dreams

    The unique, historical setting of The Governor’s House Inn is the best-kept secret for small weddings in Charleston! Our courtyard and first-floor are perfect for an intimate ceremony or a small destination wedding of up to 50 guests. Your entire wedding party and family members can stay in our luxurious rooms as we can accommodate up to 22 overnight guests.

    Rent the entire historic wedding venue in Charleston for 2 days and enjoy quintessential southern ambiance as well as exceptional food and wine pairings to round out the intimate wedding of your dreams.

    What is Included in the Wedding Packages?

    Every wedding package we offer includes:

    • Over 2,000 square feet of common space in our historic mansion
    • Outdoor piazza & courtyard access
    • The Governors House Inn has a new program for the benefit of our guests. We have arranged with 4 unique local restaurants to offer breakfast. Each guest will receive a voucher to enjoy breakfast at a restaurant of their choice.
    • Afternoon Wine & Cheese Reception
    • Exceptional Concierge Service
    • Complimentary on-site parking in our garden courtyard for 10 vehicles
    • Complimentary Wireless Internet

    If you choose to book the entire Inn for your wedding weekend, you will enjoy access to eleven luxurious guest rooms as well as daily breakfasts or the option to sub out one breakfast for a Bridal Brunch instead.

    Contact our Innkeeper to learn more about the amenities you can look forward to when you book your big day with us!

    The Premier Charleston Wedding Venue – Our Rates

    Buyout all Guest rooms at the Governors House Inn- (2 night minimum):

    • From $8,700 to $10,200, depending on the season. (22-24 people)
    • Ceremony fee –see chart below
    • Common room rental fee $250 per hour for Receptions, Bridal Showers, etc.
    • Please contact us for Vendor Recommendations; Caterers, florist, officiants, musicians, photographers
    • Group contract required

    Wedding Ceremony & Small Reception (10-50 people) Requirements:

    • Ceremony & space rental fee based on the number of people. See rates below.
    • Common rooms rental fee $250 per hour for Receptions, Bridal Showers, etc.
    • Any one Mansion suite, 2 night minimum
    • Along with two other rooms, any type, 2 night minimum
    • Common rooms available from 11:00-3:00 pm, unless Buyout of entire Mansion
    • Please contact us for Vendor Recommendations; Caterers, florist, officiants, musicians, photographers
    • Group Contract required

    Intimate Wedding Ceremony (9 people) Requirements:

    • Ceremony & space rental fee $400
    • Any one Mansion suite, 2 night minimum
    • Common rooms rental fee $250 per hour for Receptions
    • Common rooms available from 11:00-3:00 pm

    Elopement Package Requirements:

    • Ceremony & Space rental Fee $250 (Bride/Groom/officiant)
    • Any one Guest room rental, 2 night minimum
    • Common rooms available from 11:00- 3:00 pm

    Ceremony Space Rental Fee – 1 Hour

    Elopement – Bride/Groom/Officiant $250

    Intimate – 4 to 9 people $400

    10-15 people $550

    16-30 people $700

    31-40 people $850

    41-50 people $1000

    Cake Cutting & Champagne Toast/Receptions/Parties/Bridal Showers/Photos Space Rental Fee

    $250 Hourly Rate

    Because we are located in a quaint neighborhood of historic Charleston, we are unable to host weddings with more than 50 guests. Let us know if you will require assistance moving furniture for your special day.

    • Additional Costs, if needed: Moving Furniture $250

    Your Wedding Party Will Enjoy Well-Appointed Rooms & Comforts throughout the Weekend

    The Governor’s House Inn offers the rare pleasures, aristocratic comforts and romantic grandeur of a pre-revolutionary National Landmark. With magnificent drawing rooms, boudoir staterooms, and expansive piazzas (porches), it is no wonder that the former Governor’s mansion was proclaimed the most glamorous of Charleston inns by Travel Holiday.

    More amenities your wedding party or guests that choose to stay with us will enjoy include:

    • Irons/ironing boards, hair dryers, and robes
    • WiFi Internet Access
    • Flat screen televisions
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee maker
    • Piazza access
    • Beach towels, folding chairs, umbrellas, and ice chests for a day on the waterfront

    Book Your Dream Wedding in Charleston, SC

    Start planning the perfect intimate wedding at one of the best historic wedding venues in Charleston Book your wedding package soon for the opportunity to celebrate your nuptials in the Spring for the perfect outdoor southern ceremony with colorful, fragrant blossoms, and a cool breeze. Fall is also an incredibly popular time to get married as the warmth of the South Carolina summer lingers with crisp days and cool, dry evenings. Don’t miss your chance to have the wedding of your dreams at our Inn!

  • 117 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401

    Toll Free: (800) 720-9812
    Local: (843) 720-2070


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