William Aiken House

Charleston, SC
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An Exquisite Charleston Icon

One of Charleston’s most sought-after wedding venues, the historic 1807 William Aiken House wraps couples and guests in suave ballrooms, lush artful gardens, old world piazzas and sunlit courtyards. The iconic pastel yellow mansion rests in the heart of downtown's bourgeoning Upper King Street Design District in close proximity to celebrated hotels and cultural offerings.
Pre-wedding welcome parties sing in the formal dining rooms and parlors surrounded by remarkable antiques and artwork. Once-in-a-lifetime wedding ceremonies flourish in the spacious private courtyards centered around the property’s impressive two-century-old magnolia tree. Sweeping ballrooms host unforgettable receptions and lively cocktail hours unfold on expansive outdoor piazzas. Breathtaking photography backdrops abound in lush manicured gardens, an elegant reflection pool and stylish pergola.
Enjoy exclusive access to the house and grounds along with custom menu selections by the revered Patrick Properties culinary team. The executive chef works closely with couples to create a menu tailored to personal tastes while the talented in-house pastry chef designs exquisite wedding cakes and delicious confections.

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The Location


A sophisticated National Historic Landmark and modern sanctuary inside regal gates along downtown’s Upper King Street.

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
.3 mi to College of Charleston
1.4 mi to Waterfront Park

456 King St., Charleston, SC 29403

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Two Gothic-style carriage house guests suites
  • Chef-crafted menus tailored to your tastes
  • Drawing room and a formal study dressing rooms

By the Numbers

  • 19,000 square feet of event space
  • 500 seated guest capacity for reception
  • 500 seated guest capacity for the ceremony site

Make it Yours

  • Host a sunset cocktail hour on the second floor open-air piazza overlooking downtown Charleston's buzzing Upper King Street.
  • Stay the weekend in the stunningly restored carriage house duplex guest suites, complete with luxurious linens and views of the property's magnificent 200-year-old magnolia tree.

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