We cannot think of a better way to kick off your wedding weekend festivities than your rehearsal dinner! Depending on the size of your guest list, it can be challenging for your loved ones to find time to get to know each other better at your wedding. Rehearsal dinners are a great way to bring both of your families together, offering a more intimate evening the night before your wedding. Traditionally hosted by the parents of the groom, a rehearsal dinner typically consists of your close families as well as your wedding party. Selecting a venue to host your rehearsal dinner is exciting, but can also present its’ challenges if you are planning a destination wedding in an area you are unfamiliar with. Luckily, the options in Charleston are endless! Here are a few of our favorite rehearsal dinner spots:
Historic Rice Mill || 17 Lockwood Drive #101
For a family that has a passion for Charleston’s history, the Historic Rice Mill is a perfect choice! A part of Holy City Hospitality, the Historic Rice Mill is located downtown with waterfront views and an in-house catering team, offering the perfect indoor + outdoor event space for your rehearsal dinner.
The American Theater || 446 King Street
Looking for an event space with a retro feel? Owned by Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, The American Theater is one of Charleston’s most beloved sites. Located in the heart of downtown, this space comes fully equipped with tables and chairs, in-house catering, and art deco architecture that is sure to wow your guests!
McCrady’s Restaurant || 155 East Bay Street
Located on East Bay Street, this Charleston gem is one of Chef Sean Brock’s famous restaurants. This restaurant holds a private event space in the back that opens up to a quaint courtyard for your guests, making for an intimate evening filled with wonderful food!
Leon’s Oyster House || 698 King Street
For a place that offers a true taste of Charleston, the Oyster Shed at Leon’s Oyster House is perfect for hosting your rehearsal dinner! With a private event space in the back opening up to a small patio, the Oyster Shed offers a more laid back welcome with a delicious menu.
Gadsden House || 329 East Bay Street
What better place to host your rehearsal dinner than in one of Charleston’s historic, restored homes?! Gadsden House, part of King Street Hospitality Group, offers both indoor + outdoor event space, providing you with endless set-up options for this flexible venue!
Make sure to check back with us for our favorite spots for Farewell Brunches!