Lowndes Grove Plantation

Surrounded by 14 acres of live oak groves and peaceful river views, downtown Charleston's last great waterfront estate has enchanted visitors to this idyllic setting for more than four centuries.

Lowndes Grove Plantation stands proudly along the oak-lined banks of the Ashley River. This beautifully restored, National Historic Landmark offers an unparalled backdrop for one-of-a-kind meetings, weddings, corporate receptions and private celebrations. The Main House showcases 1786-era architecture with period furnishings, an expansive piazza, grand lawn and sunlit terraces made of bluestone, brick and oyster tabby. Within this relaxed and refined setting, the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry highlights unrivalled sunset views along the waterfront.

The rich history of the property spans a Revolutionary War invasion, the arrival of Charleston World’s Fair and a visit from President Theodore Roosevelt. Since 2007, Lowndes Grove Plantation has been lovingly preserved by Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, following its meticulous restoration in collaboration with a team of architects, artisans, landscape and interior designers.

Alongside the 1786 Plantation House, the expansive grounds are also home to the more intimate River House.  


Lowndes Grove Plantation edges the majestic Ashley River in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Located in the peaceful Wagener Terrace neighborhood, Lowndes Grove is just a step north of Hampton Park and The Citadel, all tucked quietly away from the hustle of the city and just 20 minutes from the Charleston International Airport and area beaches. Fine dining, area hotels, shopping and an array of cultural experiences are minutes away.


Patrick Properties is pleased to offer our complimentary hospitality suite as a refined and elegant space for our couples and their loved ones to gather throughout the big day. Located on the second floor of the Plantation House, this private retreat separate from event space also provides a secure place for belongings until the celebration concludes.

Take time to dress and ready hair & makeup within the spacious sitting room and full en suite bath. We are happy to provide bubbles, light refreshments and special touches for you to enjoy while soaking in the precious moments before the ceremony.

For additional daytime space, two richly appointed guest suites on the third floor offer a serene retreat amid the timeless setting of an historic Charleston plantation. Period furnishings are complemented by modern amenities.

The charming River House houses two additional suites beside the Ashley River, based on availability.

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  • Picturesque waterfront venue on the Charleston peninsula
  • Circa 1786 architecture with period furnishings
  • Grand lawn with Main House backdrop
  • Formal dining room ideal for intimate dinners and meetings
  • Glass-enclosed portico
  • 750-square-foot piazza overlooking the river and oak grove
  • Panoramic views from renovated dock extending 700 feet into the Ashley River
  • Multiple spaces for flexible, creative event planning
  • Elegant décor from casual to lavish that complements occasions of every style and scale
  • On-site parking
  • Wireless internet throughout