William Aiken House

When it comes to once-in-a-lifetime occasions, a meticulously restored National Historic Landmark in the heart of Downtown Charleston is an unbeatable choice.

A seamless blend of 18th-century charm and 21st-century sophistication makes this 1810 estate one of Charleston’s most sought-after venues for weddings, private receptions, meetings 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, staged photo shoots for Saks Fifth Avenue, host to the unveiling of BMW’s 7-Series, and has graced the pages of Vogue, Town & Country and Grace Ormonde Wedding Style. Your event should be added to this distinguished list.


The William Aiken House stands regally on the corner of King and Ann Streets in Downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Just 20 minutes from the Charleston International Airport and area beaches, the venue is nestled in the heart of the flourishing Upper King Street Design District within walking distance to area hotels, fine dining, shopping and an array of cultural experiences.


The William Aiken House offers two separate guest suites housed in a beautifully restored, two-story Gothic-style carriage house. Originally the property's stables, each Carriage House suite offers an inviting retreat tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Upper King Street. Exposed wood beam ceilings and original brickwork complement warm period furnishings and cathedral windows overlooking the bluestone courtyard and 200-year-old magnolia tree.

Modern amenities showcase:

  • Hardwood floors, living and dining area, kitchenette, master bedroom, sleeper sofa and full bath
  • Plush custom bed linens
  • L’Occitane luxury bath products and Ralph Lauren towels
  • Flat-screen cable televisions, wireless Internet, mini bar, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and local phone service
  • In-room amenity menu with advanced notice
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  • National Historic Landmark
  • Showcase collection of museum-caliber artwork and antiques
  • Private grounds and gardens, not open to the public
  • Two spacious courtyards
  • Elegant pergola and reflection pool
  • First and second floor ballrooms with expansive outdoor covered piazzas
  • Two formal dining rooms, an elegant drawing room and gentleman's study
  • Manicured landscaping for outdoor entertaining
  • Exclusive use of the house and grounds for your event
  • Wireless Internet throughout the property
  • Handicap accessible