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Historic Rice Mill

Charleston , SC
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The Historic Rice Mill, 17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC 29401 US (map)

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843-723-7952

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Good Food. Great View. Spectacular Weddings.

The Historic Rice Mill is Charleston's most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor event space. With... Read more
Good Food. Great View. Spectacular Weddings.

The Historic Rice Mill is Charleston's most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor event space. With unparalleled sunset views, the Historic Rice Mill is a unique venue every bride will love. Built in 1861 and located in the heart of downtown Charleston, the inside of the Historic Rice Mill has been extensively remodeled offering, exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, large double windows and pressed tin ceilings. The ground floor is the perfect event space for any occasion. The beautiful mahogany and marble bar is well suited for entertaining. The adjacent bar area naturally lends itself to live music and dancing.

The Rice Mill is available for event rentals seven days a week, daytime or evenings. The exclusive caterer, Good Food Catering, comes from the creators of acclaimed restaurants 39 Rue de Jean, COAST and Virginia's on King. From traditional Southern to French, Asian or Classic American Cuisine – Good Food Catering offers custom menu creations to meet your needs, tastes and budget. Good Food Catering is also available at unique off premise venues throughout the Lowcountry.

The venue is appointment only. Please call to arrange a time to meet one of our representatives on site for venue, food and beverage planning.

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, Cajun, Caribbean, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Historic, Marina
Describe the style of your venue
Glamorous, Rustic, Waterfront
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Dance Floor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Exclusive Venue Use, Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
7/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Consider the number of guests and utilize the space wisely. Prepare for inclement weather. Hire a wedding planner and/or coordinator. Do as much as possible as far in advance as possible.
Consider the number of guests and utilize the space wisely. Prepare for inclement weather. Hire a wedding planner and/or Read more...
Consider the number of guests and utilize the space wisely. Prepare for inclement weather. Hire a wedding planner and/or coordinator. Do as much as possible as far in advance as possible. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Heather
Wedding:
6/24/2016
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend the Historic Rice Mill for your event. Jenna was so easy to work with and she made sure that everything was set up perfectly. Our guests loved the uniqueness of the venue and they all made the comment that the food was amazing!
I highly recommend the Historic Rice Mill for your event. Jenna was so easy to work with and she made sure that everything Read more...
I highly recommend the Historic Rice Mill for your event. Jenna was so easy to work with and she made sure that everything was set up perfectly. Our guests loved the uniqueness of the venue and they all made the comment that the food was amazing! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Everything was absolutely perfect! The Rice Mill was such a beautiful location and worked closely with me on planning. Eve was wonderful to work with and very quick to respond. The food was very good too. All of our guests mentioned how much they enjoyed everything. We had a larger guest count for the Rice Mill (almost 200) and we had to put several tables outside. I was worried about seating people out there but you couldn't beat that view and people sitting outside actually really liked it. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone!
Everything was absolutely perfect! The Rice Mill was such a beautiful location and worked closely with me on planning. Eve Read more...
Everything was absolutely perfect! The Rice Mill was such a beautiful location and worked closely with me on planning. Eve was wonderful to work with and very quick to respond. The food was very good too. All of our guests mentioned how much they enjoyed everything. We had a larger guest count for the Rice Mill (almost 200) and we had to put several tables outside. I was worried about seating people out there but you couldn't beat that view and people sitting outside actually really liked it. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone! Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
For our 105 person plated dinner this venue was PERFECT. This was the only venue we toured in Charleston and we immediately fell in love. We wanted a venue with a history and something that felt like traditional Charleston. Eve was very pleasant to work with, was great at corresponding and took our adjustments/changes very well. The food from Good Food Catering (in house catering) is simply amazing and the portion size was wonderful too. Every option we had at our tasting was delicious. They are so great at customizing a menu that is perfect for the bride/groom preferences. We ended up with a split plate crab cake/pecan encrusted chicken. The rustic brick walls, dark wood floors and mahogany bar were beautiful. I was stunned by the beauty of the venue once all our flowers/tables were set up. I couldn't imagine a more perfect venue, better food, and nicer people to work with. I would highly reccomend this to anyone wanting a unique classic venue for their wedding!
For our 105 person plated dinner this venue was PERFECT. This was the only venue we toured in Charleston and we Read more...
For our 105 person plated dinner this venue was PERFECT. This was the only venue we toured in Charleston and we immediately fell in love. We wanted a venue with a history and something that felt like traditional Charleston. Eve was very pleasant to work with, was great at corresponding and took our adjustments/changes very well. The food from Good Food Catering (in house catering) is simply amazing and the portion size was wonderful too. Every option we had at our tasting was delicious. They are so great at customizing a menu that is perfect for the bride/groom preferences. We ended up with a split plate crab cake/pecan encrusted chicken. The rustic brick walls, dark wood floors and mahogany bar were beautiful. I was stunned by the beauty of the venue once all our flowers/tables were set up. I couldn't imagine a more perfect venue, better food, and nicer people to work with. I would highly reccomend this to anyone wanting a unique classic venue for their wedding! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great location in the heart of Charleston. Fun venue that is perfect for parties, large or small! It was perfect for our wedding!!
Great location in the heart of Charleston. Fun venue that is perfect for parties, large or small! It was perfect for our Read more...
Great location in the heart of Charleston. Fun venue that is perfect for parties, large or small! It was perfect for our wedding!! Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner
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Laurie T.
Wedding:
5/6/2016
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for the type of customer service that seems like a thing of the past, look no further! You've found Charleston's top hidden treasure of HOSPITALITY! My daughter had a 2 year engagement before getting married at this wonderful venue. Never once did I call during that time that I wasn't treated like I was their only client. You can imagine how many questions a mother-of-the-bride can think of in two years. Lol! Jenna was always on point, always professional and always willing to go the extra mile. Booking the Historic Rice Mill with Jenna in the lead, was the single most noteworthy decision that I made while planning my daughter's wedding. With much appreciation, Mrs. Richard S. Dennis
If you're looking for the type of customer service that seems like a thing of the past, look no further! You've found Read more...
If you're looking for the type of customer service that seems like a thing of the past, look no further! You've found Charleston's top hidden treasure of HOSPITALITY! My daughter had a 2 year engagement before getting married at this wonderful venue. Never once did I call during that time that I wasn't treated like I was their only client. You can imagine how many questions a mother-of-the-bride can think of in two years. Lol! Jenna was always on point, always professional and always willing to go the extra mile. Booking the Historic Rice Mill with Jenna in the lead, was the single most noteworthy decision that I made while planning my daughter's wedding. With much appreciation, Mrs. Richard S. Dennis Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding 4/23/16 at the Rice Mill with about 100 guests and we cannot say enough good things about this place! Starting with Eve Gray, she was amazing from day 1 when it came to answering questions, giving me suggestions and helping with my rentals. She was so responsive and professional and we really enjoyed working with her throughout the year. If you are looking for a different venue instead of your typical hotel ballroom, this is perfect! We wanted something different to really "wow" our guests but also something that fit our personalities. The exposed brick and dark mahogany wood throughout the venue gives this place so much character that just adding simple floral arrangements can turn this place into something fabulous. We turned the covered patio into a lounge for guests and had our ceremony outside on the other patio. The one good thing about this venue is that the rain options are great as the indoor marina room is just as beautiful, if not MORE beautiful than the outdoor patio. It definitely makes it less stressful worrying about weather the day of! On to the food...we cannot begin to say how great the food was! We had several passed hors d'oeuvres and guests raved about the she-crab soup shots and asian beef skewers. Our sit down dinner was fantastic too! Truffle potato soup is a must!! The wait staff and bartenders were awesome and provided great service. We could not have been happier with every aspect of the venue. The responsiveness throughout the year, to handling our rentals, setting up, food and service the day of, was top notch! Several guests commented that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they have ever been too. With a sunset on the water to complete a perfect day how could it not be?!
We had our wedding 4/23/16 at the Rice Mill with about 100 guests and we cannot say enough good things about this place! Read more...
We had our wedding 4/23/16 at the Rice Mill with about 100 guests and we cannot say enough good things about this place! Starting with Eve Gray, she was amazing from day 1 when it came to answering questions, giving me suggestions and helping with my rentals. She was so responsive and professional and we really enjoyed working with her throughout the year. If you are looking for a different venue instead of your typical hotel ballroom, this is perfect! We wanted something different to really "wow" our guests but also something that fit our personalities. The exposed brick and dark mahogany wood throughout the venue gives this place so much character that just adding simple floral arrangements can turn this place into something fabulous. We turned the covered patio into a lounge for guests and had our ceremony outside on the other patio. The one good thing about this venue is that the rain options are great as the indoor marina room is just as beautiful, if not MORE beautiful than the outdoor patio. It definitely makes it less stressful worrying about weather the day of! On to the food...we cannot begin to say how great the food was! We had several passed hors d'oeuvres and guests raved about the she-crab soup shots and asian beef skewers. Our sit down dinner was fantastic too! Truffle potato soup is a must!! The wait staff and bartenders were awesome and provided great service. We could not have been happier with every aspect of the venue. The responsiveness throughout the year, to handling our rentals, setting up, food and service the day of, was top notch! Several guests commented that it was the most beautiful wedding venue they have ever been too. With a sunset on the water to complete a perfect day how could it not be?! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Julianne
Wedding:
4/22/2016
5.0/5.0
We just had our ceremony and reception at the Historic Rice Mill, and it was absolutely perfect! Eve is the BEST! She was super flexible and offered great suggestions. She ordered all of our rentals for us so we didn't have to worry about it. And the food...oh my goodness...everyone keeps talking about how great it was, and they are correct! The mac n' cheese bar was to die for! My husband really liked the fact that he could choose some craft beers to have at the bar, so it wasn't just your typical beverages. The layout is wonderful. The building has so much character, so you don't have to spend a ton on decorating...it's already beautiful! I would recommend the Historic Rice Mill and Good Food Catering over and over again!
We just had our ceremony and reception at the Historic Rice Mill, and it was absolutely perfect! Eve is the BEST! She was Read more...
We just had our ceremony and reception at the Historic Rice Mill, and it was absolutely perfect! Eve is the BEST! She was super flexible and offered great suggestions. She ordered all of our rentals for us so we didn't have to worry about it. And the food...oh my goodness...everyone keeps talking about how great it was, and they are correct! The mac n' cheese bar was to die for! My husband really liked the fact that he could choose some craft beers to have at the bar, so it wasn't just your typical beverages. The layout is wonderful. The building has so much character, so you don't have to spend a ton on decorating...it's already beautiful! I would recommend the Historic Rice Mill and Good Food Catering over and over again! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Blair
Wedding:
3/26/2016
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best place for weddings. I worked with Eve Grey and she was great to work with throughout the entire planning process. Our tasting was my absolute favorite thing when planning our wedding at the Rice Mill. Food is fabulous. Guests are continuing to tell me how much they love the food. I cannot wait to see our pictures of this lovely wedding venue.

Thank you for all you have done and I appreciate the time and responsiveness over the last year. Charleston and the Rice Mill have a special place in my heart.
Absolutely the best place for weddings. I worked with Eve Grey and she was great to work with throughout the entire Read more...
Absolutely the best place for weddings. I worked with Eve Grey and she was great to work with throughout the entire planning process. Our tasting was my absolute favorite thing when planning our wedding at the Rice Mill. Food is fabulous. Guests are continuing to tell me how much they love the food. I cannot wait to see our pictures of this lovely wedding venue.

Thank you for all you have done and I appreciate the time and responsiveness over the last year. Charleston and the Rice Mill have a special place in my heart. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Alex
Wedding:
11/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Where do I begin?! We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding! Jenna is amazing and so easy to work with! She makes the process so smooth and stress free and all of the staff is amazing as well! The venue is beautiful and everyone kept commenting on how they love the layout with both outside and inside areas. The food is also amazing and got many compliments! HIGHLY recommend!!!
Where do I begin?! We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding! Jenna is amazing and so easy to work with! She Read more...
Where do I begin?! We could not have picked a better venue for our wedding! Jenna is amazing and so easy to work with! She makes the process so smooth and stress free and all of the staff is amazing as well! The venue is beautiful and everyone kept commenting on how they love the layout with both outside and inside areas. The food is also amazing and got many compliments! HIGHLY recommend!!! Read less
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