Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront

Charleston, SC

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Book Your Wedding with Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront


About Us

Couples who are looking for a contemporary wedding and reception venue in historic Charleston, South Carolina, should visit the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront. This hotel is in the heart of the downtown area and located at the Ashley Marina on the Ashley River. This spectacular waterfront setting provides opportunities for memorable first-look photos. Wedding guests enter through a beautifully decorated modern lounge area in the hotel's lobby. There are several areas in the hotel suitable for ceremonies and receptions.

The Peninsula Room can accommodate up to 150 guests. If the couple wants a smaller reception, the room can be divided for small receptions of 40 guests. This room features modern chandeliers. A modern pre-function space is located outside the Peninsula Room.

The cabana is a covered reception area that can fit 125 guests for a standing reception. This area is a good spot for a pre-reception gathering area.

45 Waterside is a private rooftop venue ideal for couples who want an outdoor reception with breathtaking waterfront views overlooking the Ashley River and Ashley Marina. This area is 4200 square feet and can accommodate up to 150 guests.


What You Should Know

All catering is done on-site. The experienced event and catering staff works with the couple to create a custom menu that exceeds their expectations. Catering packages can be customized to include vegetarian organic and gluten-free options. The Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront offers appetizers, buffet-style and plated meals, food stations and plated dinner options. Equal attention is paid to the service experience. All food must be consumed in the event areas and cannot be removed after the event.

All alcohol must be purchased through the venue and served by staff. There are several bar packages available including hosted cash and open bar. All bar packages include cocktail juices, mixers, soft drinks and garnishes. A champagne toast is available for an additional fee. Alcohol may not leave the event areas.

Decorations and signage must be approved by the staff. All decorations must be removed at the end of the event. Confetti and fog machines are not allowed.

The hotel staff must have a guaranteed number of guests three business days prior to the event. If the actual attendance is more than the guaranteed number, the couple is charged for the actual number of guests. All events must end by 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and by 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.


Extra Perks

Perks when hosting an event at Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront include:

  • Personalized Web page that links guests to information about the wedding and booking rooms
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Charleston's Historic District
  • HHonors points can be earned and used toward a honeymoon at several Hilton properties
  • Only 25 minutes from Charleston International Airport

From the Vendor

The Peninsula's Premiere Outdoor Venue

Congratulations on your engagement! Contemporary with a touch of Charleston Charm, this waterfront venue is a private event space that features majestic views of the Ashley River and onsite catering with customizable menus, accommodating up to 100 attendees. We cannot wait to have you here!

Amenities + Details

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Liability Insurance

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Venue Capacity



Ballroom, Waterfront, Hotel, Rooftop

Wedding Categories

Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff


Contact Info

45 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC (843) 637-4074

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