The River House

The intimate River House at Lowndes Grove Plantation is nestled between centuries-old live oak trees and the Ashley River waterfront in downtown Charleston - but it feels miles away from everything.

Perfect for occasions of fewer than 100 guests, the River House offers casual, intimate space and a scenic backdrop with sweeping views of the Ashley River. The private venue is located on the lush grounds of historic Lowndes Grove Plantation, the last great waterfront estate of its kind on the Charleston peninsula.

An open floor plan showcases four sets of French doors that open onto a brick terrace and manicured lawns ideal for daytime celebrations, business meetings, luncheons or a quiet wedding ceremony and reception among a close gathering of friends and relatives. The River House also features two richly appointed guest suites.


Adjoining Lowndes Grove Plantation, the River House is set against the majestic Ashley River within the peaceful Wagener Terrace neighborhood of downtown Charleston, just north of Hampton Park and The Citadel.


Our River House at Lowndes Grove offers two elegant suites that exude a warm ambiance surrounded by beautifully restored antique furnishings and the scenic charm of an historic Southern plantation. Available for daytime events and overnight stays based on availability.

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  • Private, gated entrance separate from the Main House
  • 1,137 square feet of casual, intimate waterfront space
  • Ideal for events with fewer than 100 guests
  • Open floor plan with private restrooms
  • Two elegant guest suites
  • Room-darkening blinds to accommodate A/V presentations
  • Wireless Internet throughout the property
  • Handicap accessible