Founders Hall

Charleston, SC
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Everlasting Lowcountry Charm

Call on a Charleston icon for your rehearsal dinner, welcome party, wedding reception and celebrations of love. The gold-level LEED-certified Great Hall welcomes abundant natural light streaming through a glass wall that spans the entire length of the building. Indoor ceremonies and receptions radiate across the venue's polished wood floors, crackling fireplace and elegant simple aesthetic. A large screened porch with a wood-burning fireplace and 15 stainless-steel event space chandeliers add to the romantic energy.

Rich dark wood and seductive leather furniture accent the private lounge space, spilling out onto a secluded courtyard and creating the perfect party prep area. Acoustic panels and top-of-the-line audiovisual capabilities offer endless entertainment options while a fully equipped catering kitchen and retractable kitchen wall maximize seamless meal service.

The spacious screened patio and mindfully landscaped courtyard summon guests outdoors and a wooden deck with gentle steps leading to a flat concrete pad and lush courtyard space make for a beautiful outdoor ceremony entrance. Built-in tent stakes deliver an easy covered alfresco reception option.

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VENUE TYPE
Historic Estates & Mansions
CEREMONY SETTING
Indoor & Outdoor
GUEST CAPACITY
235
PRICE LEVEL
Premium

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The Location

Setting

Known as the birthplace of South Carolina, Founders Hall is located along the banks of the Ashley River at the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.

Things To Do

Charleston is steeped in rich Southern history and culture, dappled with lovingly preserved architecture, a church-spired skyline and lush legendary gardens.
The historic port city is a foodie haven with award-winning chefs serving fresh-caught seafood and delectable Lowcountry comfort dishes. Civil War sites and iconic plantations, Fort Sumter boat tours and horse-drawn carriage rides clacking down cobblestone streets offer a taste of the past while mile after mile of soft white-sand coastline delivers five beautiful beach enclaves, yachting, fishing and acclaimed golf courses. A walk down King Street unveils locally owned and high-end boutiques and the Saturday morning Marion Square farmers market is the place for local produce and artisan crafts.

Proximity

10 mi to Charleston International Airport
19 mi to The Peninsula
6 mi to College of Charleston
6 mi to Waterfront Park

1500 Old Towne Rd., Charleston, SC 29407

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Gold-level LEED-certified green building
  • Fully equipped catering kitchen
  • Large screened porch with wood-burning fireplace
  • 15 stainless-steel chandeliers
  • Gas fireplace
  • Private courtyard

By the Numbers

  • 300 standing ceremony capacity
  • 235 seated reception capacity in the Great Hall

Make it Yours

  • Play a heartfelt photo slideshow of yourselves on the three satellite televisions during your rehearsal dinner
  • Plan your first look descending from the deck down the steps and onto the courtyard
  • Gather for late-night drinks and s'mores on the large screened porch with a wood-burning fireplace

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