The property is one of Charleston’s most sought-after venues for weddings, private receptions and corporate events. Martha Stewart Weddings named The William Aiken House THE venue in the state of South Carolina for a wedding.
It’s been a location for feature films including The Notebook and photo shoots for Saks Fifth Avenue and Elegant Bride. It’s been featured in Vogue, Town and Country, and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. It was host to the unveiling of BMW’s 7-Series. Your event should be added to this distinguished list.
The William Aiken House is nestled in the heart of Charleston’s Upper King Design District. A close-knit mix of architects, interior designers, artisans, independent clothing, jewelry, furniture and bookshops create a vibrant streetscape with an exciting energy. The venue is also within walking distance to area hotels and shopping and just 20 minutes to the Charleston International Airport and area beaches.
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of King Street, the two William Aiken House guest suites reside in a beautifully restored Gothic-style carriage house. Originally the property's stables, the Carriage House is home to two modern, luxurious duplex suites; each with a living and dining area, kitchenette, master bedroom and full bath, bluestone courtyard and views of magnificent 200 year old magnolia trees. Plus:
Perfect for fewer than 100 guests, the River House is a waterfront space overlooking the Ashley River. The venue is a private building on the lush grounds of Lowndes Grove Plantation, the last of its kind on the Charleston peninsula. The space is perfect for everything from a peaceful retreat, a business meeting, a luncheon, or a quiet wedding ceremony with a gathering of close relatives and friends.
The River House’s open floor plan features four sets of French doors swinging out onto a brick terrace overlooking the river. The property is well-suited for both social gatherings and business meetings and also includes two elegant guest rooms.
Adjoining Lowndes Grove, the River House sits on the banks of the majestic Ashley River. Located downtown but beyond the bustle of the commercial district of Charleston, the River House is in the charming neighborhood of Wagener Terrace, just north of Hampton Park and The Citadel.
Our cozy River House at Lowndes Grove accommodations have stunning views and beautifully restored antique furniture, all surrounded by a historic southern plantation. Plus:
Framed faces from Hollywood’s Golden Age and vintage movie posters recall this National Historic Landmark’s early days. A luxurious grand ballroom with handmade milk-glass chandeliers is a stunning set for life’s great scenes. A quintessential cinema with stadium seating is picture-perfect for private screenings or corporate meetings. And the intimate Stars Lounge is a divine backdrop for choice cocktails and conversation.
The American Theater sits in the heart of one of the country’s most beloved cities, in the picture-perfect Charleston Upper King Street Design District. The theater is conveniently located between Fish Restaurant and the William Aiken House and is within walking distance to an array of hotels, dining and shopping. The Charleston International Airport is a short drive away.
The American Theater offers 8,000 square feet of event space and is a fully equipped cinema with stadium seating for corporate meetings and presentations. The luxurious ballroom includes a stage for speakers or entertainment. The expansive lobby features a concessions stand and room for pre-event festivities or registration tables. The theater also includes an intimate lounge with bar.
The property includes a circa 1786 main house with two piazzas, a grand lawn, and broad terraces made of bluestone, brick and oyster tabby for your luxury wedding, private reception or corporate event. The rich history of the property includes a Revolutionary War invasion, the Charleston World’s Fair and a visit from President Theodore Roosevelt. After Patrick Properties acquired the property in 2007, we gathered together a team of architects, artisans, landscape and interior designers for an historic renovation. The estate reopened in March 2008 and now provides a relaxed and refined essence and stunning settings for truly spectacular events.
The house boasts 18th-century architecture with period furnishings, surrounded by a grand lawn. The first-floor formal dining room is ideal for intimate dinners and meetings. A glass-enclosed piazza on the ground floor and 750-square foot second-floor piazza overlooking the river and grove of oaks are lovely settings for cocktail receptions or high tea. There are abundant waterfront entertaining opportunities, taking advantage of one of the best sunset views that Charleston has to offer.
Lowndes Grove sits proudly along the banks of the 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 bustle of the city and just 20 minutes from the Charleston International Airport and area beaches.
Treat a keynote speaker, the bridal party or your Mom to something exceptional. Our five well-appointed guest suites (three in the Main House; two in the River House) have private baths, stunning period furnishings and did we mention incredible river views? Plus:
Featuring straight-from-the-boat seafood and locally harvested produce, Fish offers much more than its namesake suggests. Guests savor farm-raised beef, pork and organic chicken, alongside vegetarian and vegan choices to please any palate. Chef Romo’s ever-evolving menu celebrates sustainable fare, uniquely crafted to highlight the diverse bounty of each season.
Fish provides customized menus with unrivalled cuisine for weddings and events. We also specialize in designing exquisite and richly delicious wedding cakes for your big day!
Just steps from the William Aiken House and the American Theater, Fish sits in the heart of Charleston’s Upper King Design District. A close-knit mix of architects, interior designers, artisans, independent clothing and jewelry boutiques, furniture galleries and bookshops create a vibrant streetscape with lively energy. Fish is also within walking distance to area hotels, and just 20 minutes from the Charleston International Airport and area beaches.
Fish offers spectacular settings for your private gatherings and corporate events to ensure every moment of your celebration is fun, delicious and memorable.
SECOND FLOOR PRIVATE SPACE
The spacious second floor offers a warm, inviting backdrop amid the timeless design of a traditional Charleston single house. Exposed wooden beams beneath the vaulted ceiling lend a bright and airy feel, complemented by large windows overlooking Upper King Street. Custom artwork and style elements blend seamlessly in this contemporary space. With its open floor plan, Fish’s second floor offers flexible seating for up to 70 seated guests. The piazza offers additional gathering space, with views of the interior courtyard and Upper King Street. Guests also enjoy a private bar area perfect for standing receptions.
Immerse yourself in the energy of the bar scene at your own V.I.P. table. This is The Alcove: private seating for 20 guests, just steps from Fish’s enigmatic purple heart wood bar and the outdoor courtyard. Perfect for birthday celebrations, wine tastings, business gatherings and special occasions.