The Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston, SC
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Rich in Art and Architecture

Stunning picturesque backdrops are plentiful at Charleston's premier art museum. From prized works to classic architectural detail, this culturally rich venue pays homage to the city’s earliest art, collectors and artists. When the Gibbes Museum opened in 1905, it was a nod to the nourishing and inspiring power of art. Today, the Gibbes' Beaux Arts building has been restored to its original grandeur, notching its prestigious place along the Historic District’s Museum Mile.
 
Plan your dream celebration throughout Gibbes’ unique spaces. Treat your guests to a museum tour. Exchange vows under the opulent Tiffany-style glass dome in the rotunda gallery, host a starlit reception in the European-style Lenhardt Garden. And capture breathtaking photos throughout the museum and among the surrounding gardens, fountains, live oaks and magical pathways.

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VENUE TYPE
Museums, Galleries & Theaters
CEREMONY SETTING
Indoor & Outdoor
GUEST CAPACITY
350
PRICE LEVEL
Premium

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The Location

Setting

An impressive private event venue with extraordinary architectural detail in the heart of Charleston’s historic district.

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
20 mi to The Peninsula
1 mi to College of Charleston
0.5 mi to Waterfront Park

135 Meeting St., Charleston, SC 29401

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • An opulent rotunda gallery Tiffany-style art glass dome
  • Elegant architectural details in 11-foot ceilings, original crown molding, porcelain tile and hardwood floors
  • Classical European-style garden with live oaks

By the Numbers

  • 12,000+ square feet of event space
  • 350 seated guest capacity garden reception
  • 350 seated guest capacity garden ceremony

Make it Yours

  • Host an intimate dinner in the 1,345-square-foot sculpture hall
  • Say your I-do's in the rotunda gallery under the iconic Tiffany-style art glass dome
  • Style your newlywed photo shoot around the Lenhardt Garden's live oaks and lush skyward plantings

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