Francis Marion Hotel

Charleston, SC
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A Charleston Legacy

Rising high above the Charleston Harbor, the Francis Marion opened its iconic doors almost 100 years ago. Today, the recognized Historic Hotel of America is known for its romantic and revered event ballrooms flanked by 12 spectacular stories and immaculate hotel rooms.

The Francis Marion Hotel houses three ballrooms with features that include antique chandeliers, 20-foot-high ceilings, monumental windows and marble accented fireplaces. An onsite spa and full-service restaurant along with in-house catering services mean everything is taken care of on-property. Book the Swamp Fox Restaurant for a Southern-inspired rehearsal dinner or bridal luncheon and curate your perfect custom wedding day menus with the hotel's talented culinary team.

Primp and prep in a penthouse suite on the 12th floor overlooking the charming city of Charleston while enjoying champagne and finger sandwiches. Design a beautiful ceremony in the Gold Ballroom among crystal chandeliers, a fireplace with an antique mirror and an orchestra balcony. The hotel's original dining room located just off the grand lobby, the Colonial Ballroom features eight light-filled Palladian windows overlooking Marion Square Park. Grand galas soar in the charming and expansive Carolina Ballroom. The Parkview Room offers intimate space for family dinners and smaller gatherings.

Customizable wedding packages are tailored to suit all of your needs and all packages include complimentary honeymoon suites. Special discounted group lodging rates are available for out-of-town guests.

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VENUE TYPE
Hotels, Inns & Resorts
CEREMONY SETTING
Indoor
GUEST CAPACITY
350
PRICE LEVEL
Premium

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The Location

Setting

Resting in the heart of Charleston's historic district, the Francis Marion Hotel is steps away from the city’s classic homes, art galleries and harbor.

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

12 mi to Charleston International Airport
22 mi to The Peninsula
1 block to College of Charleston
1 mi to Waterfront Park

387 King St., Charleston, SC 29403

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Marble accented fireplaces
  • Onsite restaurant with live jazz music
  • Onsite catering showcasing local farms
  • Tables, linens and chairs
  • China, glassware, stemware and flatware
  • Candle centerpieces
  • Dance floor and band staging
  • Complimentary wedding night suite

By the Numbers

  • 500 seated guest capacity for Carolina Ballroom ceremony
  • 350 seated guest capacity for dinner reception in Carolina Ballroom

Make it Yours

  • Pamper yourself and your wedding party with massages and skin care treatments at Spa Adagio in the lower lobby
  • Host an elegant luncheon or lively rehearsal dinner in the Mark Clark Suite. Invite in a taste of the south with catering by the onsite Swamp Fox Restaurant.
  • Enjoy a complimentary honeymoon suite with champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries

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