Charleston’s Most Unique Venues10 of our favorite Unique Event Venues in Charleston

It’s no wonder that Charleston has become an increasingly popular wedding destination over the years. Not only does its natural beauty and rich history give it a certain charm, but it’s also come to be known as one of the South’s best cities. It’s even been named the World’s Best City by Travel + Leisure. And luckily, the Holy City is full of beautiful wedding venues for couples looking to get hitched. To help you out, we’ve narrowed the list down to some of our favorite unique wedding venues in Charleston.

Magnolia Plantation Conservatory

Charleston's Most Unique Venues
Richard Bell Photography

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is one of the Holy City’s beautiful plantation wedding venues. With beautiful indoor details and outdoor deck space overlooking the Schoolhouse Pond and its red bridge, The Conservatory is one of the plantation’s most picture perfect venues. A wedding at Magnolia is sure to be an event to remember!

South Carolina Aquarium

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Rainbow Row Photography | Sara Bee Photography

From the Harbor Overlook to the Great Ocean Tank, the South Carolina Aquarium provides beautiful backdrops for a one of a kind wedding experience. Able to accommodate up to 500 people, you and your guests can sing and dance with the marine life for one unforgettable night.

Founders Hall

Charleston's Most Unique Venues
Marni Rothschild Pictures

The Founder’s Hall at Charles Towne Plantation is a beautiful wedding venue bursting with history along the banks of the Ashley River. Whether you’re hosting a grand affair in the Great Hall or an intimate gathering in the private courtyard, Founders Hall is an adaptable space perfect for any wedding, no matter the size.

The Barn at Walnut Hill

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Riverland Studios

Located on another of Charleston’s beautiful plantation properties, The Barn at Walnut Hill on Johns Island is a picturesque, intimate setting for your big day. With its overgrown oak trees and beautiful wooden barn, this rustic venue provides the perfect romantic setting any time of year.

The Confederate Home

Charleston's Most Unique Venues
Gayle Brooker | Richard Ellis

Built circa 1800, the Confederate Home is perfect for couples who want to capture the history and essence of Charleston on their wedding day. From its magnificent rooms to the beautiful courtyard, the Confederate Home is perfect for an intimate celebration or a large party, able to accommodate up to 200 guests.

Old Wide Awake Plantation

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Dana Cubbage Weddings

With its stunning plantation house nestled near a picturesque pond, Old Wide Awake Plantation is a wedding venue that truly captures the charm of the South, while also making for a great party spot. This unique and historic setting has been hosting weddings for over 20 years, and is sure to be a beautiful spot for your big day no matter the size of your guest list.

Charleston Library Society

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Alice Keeney Photography

If you want your big day to have a taste for Charleston history and culture, the Charleston Library Society is a perfect spot, especially for couples with a love for books. The Charleston Library Society can accommodate parties large or small, with the black and white marble floors making for a stunning dance floor.

The Island House

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Riverland Studios

Located on private island along the beautiful Stono River, The Island House is the perfect spot for a waterfront wedding ceremony and reception. Say your vows as you watch the sun set along the Stono and have your first dance under a string of lights, and you are sure to have a magical big day.

Pepper Plantation

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Richard Bell Photography | Riverland Studios

The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation is a privately owned venue that boasts scenic views and a 3,000 sq. ft. main room featuring cathedral-like ceilings and beautiful wooden details. The Main Room has a modern barn vibe that will give your wedding a rustic yet elegant look, perfect for any season.

Private Homes

Charleston's Most Unique Venues
William Aiken House//Catherine Ann Photography | Gadsden House//gadsdenhouse.com

The Holy City is also home to various private homes where couples can host a truly Charlestonian affair for their big day. From the William Aiken House to The Gadsden House, these spots each have an air of Southern charm that makes for a quintessentially Charleston wedding.

In addition to the beautiful venues above, Duvall also has access to an entire portfolio of private residences that are not normally available to the public. Our 40 year presence in Charleston really pays off!