Bright Lights + Late Nights

Bright Lights + Late Nights

The iconic American Theater opened in 1942 as Charleston’s premier movie house. This Art Deco gem sits central downtown on historic King Street, making it the preferred venue for weddings and after parties. With proximity to Charleston’s best hotels, attractions, restaurants + bars, your loved ones are never more than a few steps away from all the Holy City has to offer!

Jessi Nichols Photography

Caitlin + Tyler took advantage of every opportunity to personalize their wedding day at the American Theater and threw one grand reception! As USC and UMD graduates respectively, these two raised not only a glass, but a hand towel on their big day and partied into the late night. Cue Darude’s Sandstorm! Caitlin + Tyler creatively designed a monogram to be displayed on either side of the stage in the Grand Ballroom and had posters created for the interior + exterior vintage movie display frames. Using Tyler’s last name, these two also came up with a playful marquee message that set the stage for a both a grand entrance + exit. It really was a RAD wedding!

Tyler Boye Photography 

After organizing a great event with food and music, it’s likely your loved ones will want to keep the party going. With 8,000 square feet of event space, a fully-equipped Cinema with stadium seating, and state of the art AV equipment, the American Theater is the ultimate after party location! Let your entertainment take the stage and PPHG’s in-house culinary team prepare your dream late night bites. The Grand Ballroom easily transforms into your own private nightclub (without the lines), and the Cinema is the perfect location for those looking to retreat from dancing and enjoy the photos in your slideshow.

Allison Hanson Photography

Perhaps the Theater’s best kept secret? Stars Lounge! Up the stairs from the lobby and concessions stand is another small stairwell that leads to Stars Lounge. This additional venue space is distinguished by original neon lights and a stunning Art Deco mural. With high-top cocktail tables, a built-in bar, and additional AV equipment, the potential usage for this space is unlimited. In the past, we have seen this space used to get ready or for a fun cocktail hour setup. With a glass wall that overlooks the greater lobby, this is also and ideal location for a first look!


Virgil Bunao Photography

Do you want to see your name in lights? Let PPHG help you plan the perfect American Theater wedding or after party! Reach out to our helpful sales team today at or 843.853.1810. Already a PPHG bride or groom? Reach out to your sales manager and mention #ATWEDDINGWEEKEND for your exclusive PPHG family rate for rehearsal dinners + after parties!