About this Vendor

Downtown Charleston's Last Great Waterfront Estate

Lowndes Grove Plantation stands proudly along the oak-lined banks of the Ashley River. Distinguished on the National Register for Historic Places, this beautifully restored estate offers an unparalleled backdrop for one-of-a-kind meetings, weddings, corporate receptions and private celebrations. The Main House showcases 1786-era architecture with period furnishings, an expansive piazza, grand lawn and sunlit terraces made of bluestone, brick and oyster tabby. Within this relaxed and refined setting, the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry unfolds with panoramic sunset views along the waterfront.

Amenities + Details

  • Bridal Suite

  • Handicap Accessible

  • On-Site Accommodations

  • Indoor

  • Outdoor - Covered

  • Outdoor - Not Covered

  • Reception Area

  • Wireless Internet

For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.

Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Ceremony Types

Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony

Venue Capacity



Waterfront, Historic Venue, Mansion + Estate, Tented, Trees

Wedding Categories

Cakes + Desserts, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Service Staff

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Contact Info

266 St Margaret Street, Charleston, SC (843) 853-1810

Reviewed on 11/06/2017 Carol N

My daughter and her new husband were married at Lowndes Grove Plantation a little over a week ago. It was beyond perfect - everything they dreamed about and more! Stunning venue, delicious food and incredible staff. Abigail was fantastic! She was always on tops of things and... Read More very proactive in her communications - she covered every detail and was always prompt in replying to our questions. The biggest complement of all is what our guests kept saying - "best wedding ever - gorgeous venue and great food!"

Reviewed on 10/22/2017 Nicole A

Perfect Venue, Incredible Staff! Lowndes Grove was the perfect venue for our wedding. It's beautiful and the property gives you a lot of different options for layout. The location is great - it's only 5-10 minutes from all restaurants & hotels downtown. All of the local... Read More vendors have done a lot of weddings here, so they have a wealth of knowledge for how to best set up everything (and photograph everything). We were initially concerned about not being able to choose our own caterer, but PPHG is AMAZING. We had so many guests tell us it's the best food they've ever had at a wedding (and some said one of the best meals they've ever had anywhere). The staff is incredible - friendly and accommodating. The event managers are great, responsive and easy to work with. On our wedding day, they had a server dedicated just to us to make sure we were able to eat & drink everything. He even chased us across the lawn with drinks!

Reviewed on 4/15/2017 Kim B

Top notch wedding venue! Our wedding was last Saturday at Lowndes Grove Plantation and I can truely say it was perfect. The team at PPG was very professional, organized, and they are very accommodating to create codutomized food and drinks for your preferences. You will not... Read More regret having your wedding here and we are still receiving praise since last weekend. Our guests have said "It was the best wedding they have ever attended!" We can't wait to see our pictures and video to relive it all again! Thank you so much to our wedding planner Pure Luxe Bride and the team at PPG!

Reviewed on 9/14/2017 Jennifer G

Our experience with the entire PPHG team was fantastic! They were very accommodating throughout the planning process. Amber advised us wisely on how to get the most out of our food budget. The guests loved ALL three stations! Everyone is still raving about the food! The team is... Read More very organized and worked quite well with my wedding planner, Erica, at Mac & B. The site coordinator, Abigail, made everything flow smoothly during our big day - the food, the bar, and the Cake! All our guests said they had a fabulous time. We had a small intimate (50 guests) wedding and wouldn't change a single thing! The River House has picturesque views at sunset over the Ashley River. If you haven't visited this PPHG property, you are missing out on an amazing wedding venue! The main house is, of course beautiful, but the River House was more suited for us!!

Reviewed on 7/28/2017 Megan G

The venue is beautiful, and the staff was very efficient and helpful, especially during our wedding.

Reviewed on 7/19/2016

As Mother of the Bride, I could not have imagined a more perfect setting for my daughter's wedding! Patrick Properties responded to every question and acted on every detail, even details we didn't think of! From the food tasting at Fish, I knew the food would be fabulous, and... Read More it was! The venue at the River House was absolutely spectacular! The Patrick Properties Team clearly knew what they were doing! We rented the two upstairs bedrooms for the bridal party to get ready and it was perfect! We, and all of our guests, were from out of town and I was anxious that people would be glad they came. EVERYONE raved about the setting, the food and the staff! Patrick Properties was a wonderful group to work with! Abigal Brague did an outstanding job before, during and after the wedding! We are so thrilled to look back and feel so happy about the entire wedding!! Thank you all!!

Reviewed on 6/27/2016 Ali C

Stunning venue!! We used Lowndes Grove Plantation for our daughter's wedding June 18, 2016. What a magical night! Perfect venue, weather, staff, band, food and decor. Truly a lifetime of beautiful memories!

Reviewed on 3/14/2016 Rachel R

Our ceremony and reception at The River House were perfection!! PPHG does an amazing job! Fish catering was outstanding! Thank you thank you!!

Bride's Beware!!!

Reviewed on 7/27/2015 Robyn Reatha P

This venue was a problem almost from the start. We had a site coordinator whom was pregnant and promised all kinds of things such as the option to have no tent, use of all the property, and an indoor rain option. Once she had her baby and took her baby leave we had to deal... Read More with the start of a line of incompetence. First I wanted a buttercream cake and was told my design could only be done with fondant. I argued they could in fact do what I wanted which ended up being true. Then they told me I could not have an indoor option if it rained and I was required to have a tent...which was an almost 3000.00 extra expenditure and if I did not have a tent I had to pay Snyder rentals 850.00 in order to leave the tent poles and one panel since it satisfied a reduction in the noise ordance. There was never any proof of the sound study which was done to show this was a legal statement. Finally, they never responded to emails and refused to work around my wedding planners schedule. They lost all her paperwork which allowed her to be my planner since she was not on the "approved" vendors and when she did not show up for 1 meeting (they had not shown up for 2), they called and told here horrible things and she would be banned from the property etc. Then called me and told me I had to find another planner. All of this 1 month before my wedding. After numerous problems and issues with the venue and catering company I asked them to send me proof of various things and within 3 days they had mailed me a check and voided my contract with them. This is by far the most incompetent, unprofessional organization I have ever had to deal with and no other company complained about my planner. No one should use Patrick properties for their event as they will not get what they want, they will deal with a group of people that are rude and have no professionalism and risk losing your venue and caterer within 1 month of your wedding. For the money I was going to be this was unacceptable. Bride's BEWARE!!!

Wedding of my dreams

Reviewed on 5/13/2015 Chelsea R

We recently had our wedding at Lowndes Grove and could not have asked for a more perfect location. The staff at Patrick Properties is not to be believed! They are very friendly and great about helping you plan your big day, we had such a great experience working with them. The... Read More grounds, house, food and service were top notch! Our guests are still talking about it!

"Best day of my life" quote from the bride!

Reviewed on 3/16/2015

As mother of the bride, I highly recommend The River House at Lowndes Grove Plantation. We are from Charleston, so my daughter wanted a gorgeous Lowcountry setting- the River House is just that- with the huge live oaks, expansive lawn, and water view-it can not be beat. Also,... Read More the house itself is lovely. Her second "must have" for her wedding was delicious food that also looked beautiful and would be presented in an elegant fashion. The caterer, Fish, is part of the package at Lowndes Grove. The food was excellent and was served and presented beautifully. The fact that the caterer is part of the venue made the planning of the wedding much easier. The wedding guests commented that they had never had tastier food at a wedding reception! We also used the pastry chef at Fish for the wedding cake- which was phenomenal. The staff at Patrick Properties were well informed, very accommodating and easy to work with. We utilized the "day of" wedding planner through Patrick Properties which I also highly recommend. The wedding went smoothly and I got to enjoy the day with no worries. Basically, my daughter said it all-" It was the best day of her life," and the River House at Lowndes Grove, Fish, and Patrick Properties helped it be that best day.

Fantasy come to life!!

Reviewed on 11/07/2014 Jessica D

Lowndes Grove is a beautiful venue. The plantation holds so much character. The staff was extremely professional and very helpful. They truly made a dream wedding come to life.

Perfect in every way!

Reviewed on 9/15/2014

Lowndes Grove stole my heart the second I saw it. The beauty of this plantation and it's whimsical feel brought my vision to life. Jackie, our wedding planner from PPHG (Lowndes Grove) was top-notch. She went above and beyond to make sure every detail was perfect. It was a... Read More wonderful experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend this location and it's team for your event. It was all so beautiful :)

Best venue!

Reviewed on 7/16/2014 Jessica S

We could not have picked a more perfect place to have our wedding. Lowndes Grove is definitely pricey, however for us, was worth every penny. The weather called for rain, and other than a roll of thunder during our ceremony, we never saw a drop of rain. Leading up to our wedding... Read More day, everyone at PPHG was helpful and responsive to emails and making any changes to our catering order that we had. Our sales managerSarah, and event manager Rachel were wonderful! We can't say enough how we had the most perfect wedding day, partly due to how beautiful the backdrop for it was. Thanks again PPHG.

Absolutely amazing!

Reviewed on 12/26/2013 Allison

We had our wedding and reception at The River House at Lowndes Grove Plantation on August 25th, 2013. We also rented a room at the Main House, where we got ready for the wedding and stayed on our wedding night. The property is completely stunning. The location on the river in... Read More itself is gorgeous, and the furnishings in both The River House and The Main House make beautiful backdrops for photos. Our wedding was a destination wedding, so most of the planning was done with Patrick Properties Hospitality Group via email. The personnel at PPHG were so great to work with, and went above and beyond what I expected of them. Laurel showed us the property initially and was so helpful with us choosing a date and answering all of our many questions. Jackie was our event coordinator and we also used her services (PPHG Signature Services) as our Wedding Coordinator for the wedding day. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jackie. Every tiny detail was taken care of, down to the little chalkboard signs she prepared for the reception. She was so thoughtful. We did not have to worry about one thing, and were able to completely enjoy the day. You are required to use Fish as the caterer with PPHG properties, but you shouldn't think twice about it. The food was so delicious, and they have a very large menu to select from. It was very difficult for us to make our menu selections! Our guests raved about the gorgeous venue and the wonderful food. It was the perfect place for our wedding, and we honestly would not change one thing!

Lowndes Grove Venue

Reviewed on 11/10/2013 Katie B

Beautiful venue. Old plantation home on the Ashley River. Still downtown!!! Venue rental cost reasonable. However you have to use their catering company.

Perfect Southern Venue

Reviewed on 9/27/2013 laura g

I had my wedding at The Riverhouse. It was the most beautiful location perfect for pictures and memories for a lifetime. The staff at Patrick Properties is amazing! My event was perfect the food delicious and the cake was incredible. I cannot say enough of how much of a... Read More perfect choice this was for me and my family on this special day.

Best day ever!

Reviewed on 8/15/2013

I chose to have my wedding at Lowndes Grove plantation knowing that I would be 100% happy in the food, level of service and location. We started the day by having mimosas and sandwiches for the girls while we got ready on site. The guys had a bloody mary bar and enjoyed some... Read More sun before getting ready. After the ceremony my husband and I were greeted with a drink, passed appetizers and some selections from our station food to ensure that we got to try all the yummy food. All night the staff was friendly and catered to every need of my guests. Fish (the caterer) customized my menu by incorporating family recipes and our wedding cake was to die for!! I will definitely be recommending Lowndes Grove to all of my friends and family for future weddings!!

Lowndes Grove is Awesome!

Reviewed on 5/28/2013 Liz G

We had our wedding at Lowndes Grove (LG)and it is an absolutely spectacular location! The one thing my fiance and I probably spent the most time on for our wedding was finding the right venue and LG was it! Absolutely beautiful setting with the big plantation style home right by... Read More the river. They have several ceremony site locations---all outside although if you had a small wedding you could possibly do it inside the house. My fiance and I wanted to be married outside but so many of the venues we looked at had crummy rain options, but we liked LG's. The rain option was under the tented patio where you can view the river and is attached to the house which I liked. LG requires you to use their catering group (which happens to run FISH restaurant in Charleston in case you want to preview the food). I typically didn't like the idea of being forced to use a venue's caterer as I am always worried about the food quality and options but the food at LG is truly a selling point and highlight! There were SO many options, there is no way you couldn't find what you wanted and oh my goodness, it is so darn tasty! We also enjoyed working with the staff there---all professional and fun to work with and definitely know what they are doing!

Gorgeous Venue

Reviewed on 3/07/2013 Laine L

I have always wanted to get married in Charleston and when I visited this venue it had the true charm of the historical low country. The venue is sitting right on the river with huge Live Oaks and moss hanging from the branches. It has a totally sophisticaed and romantic feel... Read More about it. We had our ceremony early in the day so our reception was very low key and intimate. I enjoyed the staff of PPHG but they were usually very hard to get in touch with--I sent emails that weren't answered until a week later and left phone messages that weren't returned. I usually had to call again to speak with someone. My planner had the same issue with getting in contact. We served a huge southern brunch that all of our guests loved. The appetizers were absolutely delicioius(Shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, crab cakes, and pear brie) We served eggs benedict for our egg dish and that was the only thing I had a problem with. They were hard and cold... you could tell they had been sitting for a while before they were served. The wait staff that worked the day of was great-- friendly and polite.

Most Beautiful Venue in Charleston, SC

Reviewed on 3/05/2013 Nicole A

I was married at Lowndes Grove in Charleston on February 16th. The venue is GORGEOUS and the food was delicious! My husband and I were having so much fun we didn't even stop to eat ,but they packed a little of all the food offered at the wedding for us to take with us. This is a... Read More beautiful venue and the ladies you work with are very knowledgeable. The venue offers amazing photo opportunities. I would recommend Lowndes Grove to everyone!


Reviewed on 11/24/2012 carly c

I recently got married here at Lowndes Grove. We had the ceremony on the front lawn and had our reception here as well. Amber at Lowndes Grove is so sweet and very helpful! Our experience was wonderful and I am so happy we picked Lowndes for our wedding :) Not to mention the... Read More food is AMAZING! I cannot begin to tell you how many guests raved about the food. The setting is beautiful.

Dream Wedding Site

Reviewed on 11/13/2012 Anne H

From the moment that my husband and I stepped foot on the grounds of Lowndes Grove, we knew it was the perfect place to celebrate our BIG day. It was the only location within downtown Charleston providing a plantation setting with true southern charm. My husband and I were... Read More married in a church; but entertained 200+ guests for 5 hours with cocktail hour, dinner and dancing on site. The grounds provided such a picturesque backdrop for our dream wedding with the house as the center focal point. Our guests enjoyed themselves so much that they didn't want to leave at the end of night!

Amazing Venue

Reviewed on 6/19/2012 Kinsey C

Lowndes Grove Plantation in Charleston, SC is the perfect setting for an outdoor ceremony on the water. The sunset, brand new dock, and gorgeous Main House were incredibly memorable and unique.

Perfect Wedding Venue - Lowndes Grove

Reviewed on 6/01/2012 Cheryl L

Lowndes Grove provided the perfect setting for our special day. The professionalism of the staff, cleanliness of the site, and setting of the location couldn't have been better.