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Category: Food & Drink

Menu inspiration, cocktail hour and other bits & bites

Insider’s Guide to Charleston

More than half of our couples are choosing Charleston for their destination wedding, and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by Charleston’s seemingly endless options for dining, shopping & play. Patrick Properties Hospitality Group is lucky to call The Holy City home, and we’ve compiled a list of all of our favorite restaurants, boutiques & activities […]

Employee Spotlight: Executive Banquet Chef Peden Rucker

Chef Peden Rucker directs Patrick Properties Hospitality Group’s celebrated culinary program across our historic Downtown Charleston event venues. When your guests are raving about how amazing the food was at your event, this is the man behind the magic! A natural leader in the kitchen, Peden’s refined technique and expertly tailored menus reflect nearly a […]

History of Parcel 32

Our new restaurant, Parcel 32, opening soon on Charleston’s Upper King Street has a storied past full of fun historical facts. If only these walls could talk! The Location: 442 King Street The Charleston single home at 442 King Street was built in the beginning of the Victorian era, 1837, by a planter, James Ferguson, […]

You’re Invited: Authors of the New South
Photo by Aaron & Jillian

When the height of Southern cuisine meets a stunning waterfront location, you’ve got the recipe for an evening to remember and this is your invitation! Our Authors of the New South dinner at Lowndes Grove on September 21 includes a star-studded lineup of chefs, complete with exquisite hospitality only PPHG can provide (read: delectable specialty […]

These Are Pastry Chef Jessica Grossman’s Favorite Wedding Cakes for 2017
Britt Croft

Our talented pastry chef Jessica Grossman is the face behind each lovely cake on our Pinterest board, and when our couples say she’s an artist, we couldn’t agree more! In part, that’s because Jessica first followed the course of a fine arts career – earning a degree in studio arts from the University of South […]

Lift Holiday Spirits With Our Favorite Winter Cocktails!
photographer credit: Dana Cubbage Weddings

Break out the Brackish bowties & fall fancy – it’s the season for stylish winter soirees in Charleston (hooray!). And what better accessory than a fun, festive cocktail to sip through the celebrations? Pull up a chair, and let the PPHG event experts shake up your holiday occasion with these fun & fresh winter cocktail ideas. […]

Oyster Season is Around the Corner! Here’s How to Host Charleston’s Favorite Fall Tradition
Amelia and Dan

Ever ask a Charleston local what they love most about autumn in this coastal town? We’ll tell you: it’s oyster roast season! This distinctly Lowcountry tradition combines our favorite pastimes: quality time with family & friends, a fresh no-frills meal and an occasion to revel in gorgeous fall weather with Charleston’s most scenic backdrops. Don’t […]

Just In Time For Father’s Day: Manly Menu Ideas For The Gents In Your Wedding Crowd
Aaron and Jillian

From custom cocktails to a manly main course, today, we’re sharing our favorite wedding menu must-haves that are just for the gents. Because as they say, man cannot live on canapes alone. A Good, Stiff Drink Whether Dad’s a whiskey connoisseur or your mister loves a classic gin and tonic, you’ll keep spirits high during […]

4 Tips To Keep Your Charleston Wedding Guests Cool For the Summer
Virgil Bunao

It’s no secret that Charleston is a top summer travel destination – the days are long, the ocean breezes warm and the living is… well, you know. Think baseball games and beach chairs, art strolls and farmer’s markets, riverfront barbecues, scenic boat cruises and cocktail hour in the shade of a wide Southern porch. Sounds […]

Relish Your Rehearsal Dinner in Charleston
Photo by Caroline Lima Benusa

We love any excuse for a celebration – especially when it’s accompanied by clinking glasses and a delicious menu – so naturally, we’re fans of the rehearsal dinner! Not only does this kick-off occasion heighten excitement for the big day; it’s your chance to give a warm welcome to friends, family and out-of-town guests, and […]