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The William Aiken House

A National Historic Landmark in Downtown Charleston
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Sweeping ballrooms, lush private grounds and open-air piazzas make this historic 1810 mansion one of Charleston’s most sought-after venues for weddings and once-in-a-lifetime occasions.

A seamless blend of 18th-century charm and modern sophistication, The William Aiken House welcomes guests into a peaceful retreat just inside its stately gates on Upper King Street. Formal dining rooms and parlors showcase a collection of museum-caliber artwork and antiques, while a two-century-old magnolia tree is the centerpiece of sunlit courtyards, manicured lawns and an elegant pergola.


  • Up to 500 guests
  • Distinguished as a National Historic Landmark
  • Private gardens and two spacious courtyards for outdoor entertaining
  • 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
  • Two guest suites in a beautifully restored, Gothic-style carriage house
  • Wireless Internet throughout the property
  • Handicap accessible

Properties are shown by appointment, so get in touch and let us introduce ourselves.