Lowndes Grove

Charleston, SC
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Charleston Waterfront Enchantment

For more than four centuries, this idyllic downtown Charleston waterfront estate has captivated guests with its 14 dramatic acres of live oak groves and serene river views. Lowndes Grove maintains a distinguished standing on the National Register for Historic Places, featuring a relaxed and refined setting steeped in 1786-era architecture and period furnishings. The picturesque waterfront venue delivers boundless indoor and outdoor venue space, including a ceremonial grand lawn with a pristine white mansion backdrop, a formal dining room ideal for intimate dinners, a striking glass-enclosed portico for elaborate receptions and dancing, and a 750-square-foot piazza overlooking the river and oak grove.
The panoramic Lowcountry scene lends to a natural elegant coastal aesthetic and offers unrivaled views extending from the signature 700-foot private dock along the Ashley River. Sunny terraces are made of bluestone, brick and oyster tabby and a private second-floor bridal suite is perfect for prepping and primping. A complimentary hospitality suite welcomes couples and loved ones to a refined retreat in the Main House. The in-house culinary team sources the freshest seasonal ingredients from local producers while a celebrated pastry chef creates cakes and confections that speak to your love story.

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The Location


Embraced by 14 acres of live oak groves, downtown Charleston's last great waterfront estate shines from the banks of the Ashley River.

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.


10 mi to Charleston International Airport
20 mi to The Peninsula
2.5 mi to College of Charleston
4 mi to Waterfront Park

266 St. Margaret St., Charleston, SC 29403

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Private dock extending 700 feet into the Ashley River
  • In-house culinary team and pastry chef
  • Stunning second-floor bridal suite decorated in period furnishings

By the Numbers

  • 750-square-foot piazza overlooking the river and oak grove
  • 300 seated guest capacity for the ceremony site
  • 300 seated guest capacity for reception

Make it Yours

  • Make a grand entrance by boat and walk the private dock over the Ashley River
  • Host a sunset martini and oyster welcome party on the bluestone brick terrace
  • Design a dream first look photo shoot in the picturesque live oak groves

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