The River House at Lowndes Grove

Charleston, SC
Verified Venue

Intimate Waterfront Paradise

Perfect for occasions of fewer than 100 guests, the River House offers casual, intimate space and a postcard backdrop with sweeping views of the Ashley River. The private venue is located on the lush grounds of historic Lowndes Grove, the last great waterfront estate of its kind on the Charleston peninsula.

Couples share intimate vows under centuries-old live oaks, capture one-of-a-kind wedding photography in front of the breathtaking Ashley River and host a dinner to remember inside the beautifully restored main house where 1786-era architecture, period furnishings, an expansive piazza and sunlit bluestone, brick and oyster tabby terraces set a delightful tone.

Enjoy the graceful home's open floor plan with French doors opening onto the brick terrace and manicured lawns ideal for afternoon cocktail and receptions. With 14 acres of live oak groves and unparalleled sunsets, this enchanting Lowcountry setting has captivated guests for four centuries, delivering a relaxed and refined setting.

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The Location


The River House is nestled between centuries-old live oak trees and the Ashley River waterfront on the Charleston peninsula.

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.


11 mi to Charleston International Airport
21 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, gated entrance separate from the Main House
  • 1,137 square feet of casual, intimate waterfront space
  • Open floor plan with private restrooms
  • Two elegant guest suites

By the Numbers

  • 100 seated guest capacity for reception
  • 100 seated guest capacity for outdoor ceremony

Make it Yours

  • Plan your first look around the French doors opening onto a romantic brick terrace
  • Arrange a sunset newlywed shoot in front of sweeping Ashely River views
  • Share your vows under centuries-old oak trees strung in romantic lighting and decorated in your favorite blooms

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