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Lowndes Grove

Charleston , SC
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266 St. Margaret Street
Charleston, SC 29403 US (map)

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843-853-1810

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DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON'S LAST GREAT WATERFRONT ESTATE

On 14 stunning acres on the Ashley River stands a National Historic Place - and the last of its kind. A circa 1786 Main... Read more
DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON'S LAST GREAT WATERFRONT ESTATE

On 14 stunning acres on the Ashley River stands a National Historic Place - and the last of its kind. A circa 1786 Main House with two piazzas. A grand lawn, bluestone, brick and oyster tabby terraces. A River House with indoor and outdoor spaces. Exquisite guest accommodations. All in an unrivaled, waterfront Lowcountry setting. This is Lowndes Grove.

Patrick Properties acquired Lowndes Grove in 2007 and gathered together a team of architects, artisans, landscape and interior designers for an historic renovation. The last great waterfront estate on the Charleston peninsula reopened in March 2008 with its relaxed and refined essence and stunning settings for truly spectacular events. Read less

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REVIEWS

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Haley
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with PPHG was well worth it because I had the wedding of my dreams. Everything I wanted I received. I was never the child to dream of a wedding, nor thought I would ever have a fabulous wedding. Looking at The Lowndes Grove, it screamed my name. The house is a beautiful plantation over looking the Ashley River. Why I chose this venue was because the ceremony and the reception could take place right there a few feet from one another, and the best part is you can utilize the whole house. It is very convenient. Plus having a great Frenchman Nico Romo cater your wedding is the best. People are still talking about how amazing the food turned out. My guest had a wonderful time. I loved the location- in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina.
Working with PPHG was well worth it because I had the wedding of my dreams. Everything I wanted I received. I was never Read more...
Working with PPHG was well worth it because I had the wedding of my dreams. Everything I wanted I received. I was never the child to dream of a wedding, nor thought I would ever have a fabulous wedding. Looking at The Lowndes Grove, it screamed my name. The house is a beautiful plantation over looking the Ashley River. Why I chose this venue was because the ceremony and the reception could take place right there a few feet from one another, and the best part is you can utilize the whole house. It is very convenient. Plus having a great Frenchman Nico Romo cater your wedding is the best. People are still talking about how amazing the food turned out. My guest had a wonderful time. I loved the location- in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.2/5.0
Was wonderful at first but service became sour right before my wedding. There were also people walking around my side of the plantation from another bridal party while my wedding was going on. It was a bit frustrating considering they wouldn't even let me take photos in my dress on the other side of the property when noone was there.
Was wonderful at first but service became sour right before my wedding. There were also people walking around my side of Read more...
Was wonderful at first but service became sour right before my wedding. There were also people walking around my side of the plantation from another bridal party while my wedding was going on. It was a bit frustrating considering they wouldn't even let me take photos in my dress on the other side of the property when noone was there. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/26/2014
4.7/5.0
I loved this venue. It speaks for itself. Little decor is even needed because it would take away from the natural beauty of the place. If you are looking for a venue that is close to downtown Charleston but still feels spacious and maintains the beauty and charm of the area this is the one for you! The place is very popular so they are able to set ground rules you have to abide by, but that is what keeps the place pristine and functioning. The vendors they require you to work with are fantastic anyway so it is actually a few less decisions you'll have to make!
I loved this venue. It speaks for itself. Little decor is even needed because it would take away from the natural beauty Read more...
I loved this venue. It speaks for itself. Little decor is even needed because it would take away from the natural beauty of the place. If you are looking for a venue that is close to downtown Charleston but still feels spacious and maintains the beauty and charm of the area this is the one for you! The place is very popular so they are able to set ground rules you have to abide by, but that is what keeps the place pristine and functioning. The vendors they require you to work with are fantastic anyway so it is actually a few less decisions you'll have to make! Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
8/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Lowndes Grove is by far one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, so I feel very lucky to have been married there. The hospitality, customer service, and quickness in response are an added bonus. The catering by Fish is also out of this world. They book up quickly so if you want Lowndes as your venue act quickly and I promise it will be worth it!
Lowndes Grove is by far one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, so I feel very lucky to have been married there. Read more...
Lowndes Grove is by far one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen, so I feel very lucky to have been married there. The hospitality, customer service, and quickness in response are an added bonus. The catering by Fish is also out of this world. They book up quickly so if you want Lowndes as your venue act quickly and I promise it will be worth it! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Randi
Wedding:
7/31/2014
4.4/5.0
You will not find a more beautiful venue than Lowndes Grove. The plantation house is a gorgeous backdrop for photos and the riverside views are incredible. We had a last minute downpour and moved our ceremony up to the balcony, and it was beautiful. Our guests and bridal party are still talking about the food, which was incredible.

As for value/flexibility... You don't get a say in the event rental company or in the catering company. We were thrilled with the catering (though it was pretty pricey) but I'm positive we could have gotten a way better deal on rentals (tent, service ware, tables/chairs). They also require a wedding planner. We were lucky to book on the off-season, and it was still incredibly expensive. If you do not have the budget for a $40k wedding, this would be a difficult venue to work with. It's so huge that to do a smaller, more intimate (cheaper) wedding would almost be a waste of the venue.

For the most part the staff was wonderful, but there were one or 2 people that were out of line with our parents following the reception--our parents were staying at the plantation house and our bridal party in the Riverhouse. Also, though you with pay full bar prices for everyone over the age of 12 and they tell you they do not ID guests, the liquor board comes to the event and monitors/IDs. Guests that were over 18 drinking with the permission of parents (per SC state law) were not served. They need to change the way they charge and be more upfront about this policy.
You will not find a more beautiful venue than Lowndes Grove. The plantation house is a gorgeous backdrop for photos and Read more...
You will not find a more beautiful venue than Lowndes Grove. The plantation house is a gorgeous backdrop for photos and the riverside views are incredible. We had a last minute downpour and moved our ceremony up to the balcony, and it was beautiful. Our guests and bridal party are still talking about the food, which was incredible.

As for value/flexibility... You don't get a say in the event rental company or in the catering company. We were thrilled with the catering (though it was pretty pricey) but I'm positive we could have gotten a way better deal on rentals (tent, service ware, tables/chairs). They also require a wedding planner. We were lucky to book on the off-season, and it was still incredibly expensive. If you do not have the budget for a $40k wedding, this would be a difficult venue to work with. It's so huge that to do a smaller, more intimate (cheaper) wedding would almost be a waste of the venue.

For the most part the staff was wonderful, but there were one or 2 people that were out of line with our parents following the reception--our parents were staying at the plantation house and our bridal party in the Riverhouse. Also, though you with pay full bar prices for everyone over the age of 12 and they tell you they do not ID guests, the liquor board comes to the event and monitors/IDs. Guests that were over 18 drinking with the permission of parents (per SC state law) were not served. They need to change the way they charge and be more upfront about this policy. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
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 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.
We could not have picked a more perfect place to have our wedding. Lowndes Grove is definitely pricey, however for us, was Read more...
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 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. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/1/2014
4.9/5.0
If you are choosing between another location and Lowndes Grove, don't bother contemplating it any longer. You will not be disappointed to choose Lowndes Grove. As one guest put it "The service of the staff here is impeccable! You feel like you're at disney!" The view is to die for and pictures do not even do it justice. They are wonderful to work with and ready to answer a million and one emails.
If you are choosing between another location and Lowndes Grove, don't bother contemplating it any longer. You will not be Read more...
If you are choosing between another location and Lowndes Grove, don't bother contemplating it any longer. You will not be disappointed to choose Lowndes Grove. As one guest put it "The service of the staff here is impeccable! You feel like you're at disney!" The view is to die for and pictures do not even do it justice. They are wonderful to work with and ready to answer a million and one emails. Read less
Services Used: Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Although (as I have seen from several other reviews) Lowndes Grove is incredibly expensive, you get what you pay for! I couldn't have been happier with the way that our wedding turned out. The venue was beautiful, both Sarah Copeland and Margaret Roberts worked closely with me to make sure that we got the food that we wanted and exactly how we wanted it. They were even able to make one of our stations gluten free for some of my family with celiac disease. Overall I am so happy that we chose to use Lowndes Grove as our venue, even though we did end up quite over budget. Everything was absolutely perfect.
Although (as I have seen from several other reviews) Lowndes Grove is incredibly expensive, you get what you pay for! I Read more...
Although (as I have seen from several other reviews) Lowndes Grove is incredibly expensive, you get what you pay for! I couldn't have been happier with the way that our wedding turned out. The venue was beautiful, both Sarah Copeland and Margaret Roberts worked closely with me to make sure that we got the food that we wanted and exactly how we wanted it. They were even able to make one of our stations gluten free for some of my family with celiac disease. Overall I am so happy that we chose to use Lowndes Grove as our venue, even though we did end up quite over budget. Everything was absolutely perfect. Read less
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Jolie
Wedding:
1/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Patrick Properties is an absolutely amazing company to work with. I planned my wedding from out of state and honestly it could not have been easier if we stayed in state. My event planner, Jackie, was so sweet and knew how to give me an easily put together absolutely beautiful wedding. I was a bride on a budget and was always treated with first class service. My wedding day is one I look back on with nothing but happiness. The River House at Lowndes Grove is the perfect place for a smaller wedding and the scenery is to die for. The catering from Fish was terrific and left nothing but fabulous comments about the food from my guests. I happened upon this venue by chance recommendation from a family friend and I could not have asked for a more perfect place!
Patrick Properties is an absolutely amazing company to work with. I planned my wedding from out of state and honestly it Read more...
Patrick Properties is an absolutely amazing company to work with. I planned my wedding from out of state and honestly it could not have been easier if we stayed in state. My event planner, Jackie, was so sweet and knew how to give me an easily put together absolutely beautiful wedding. I was a bride on a budget and was always treated with first class service. My wedding day is one I look back on with nothing but happiness. The River House at Lowndes Grove is the perfect place for a smaller wedding and the scenery is to die for. The catering from Fish was terrific and left nothing but fabulous comments about the food from my guests. I happened upon this venue by chance recommendation from a family friend and I could not have asked for a more perfect place! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Private User
Wedding:
12/1/2013
5.0/5.0
It's a beautiful location. The staff is professional and super helpful. They help you with every detail and go the extra mile to ensure your day is perfect. The venues is better than many we looked at not only because of the staff and the view, but they have many of the amenities that make having the event easy... tables, chairs, rooms on site... We uses the River House, the smaller venue on the property. It was homey and allowed plenty of room for dancing and dinner. It was just perfect!
It's a beautiful location. The staff is professional and super helpful. They help you with every detail and go the extra Read more...
It's a beautiful location. The staff is professional and super helpful. They help you with every detail and go the extra mile to ensure your day is perfect. The venues is better than many we looked at not only because of the staff and the view, but they have many of the amenities that make having the event easy... tables, chairs, rooms on site... We uses the River House, the smaller venue on the property. It was homey and allowed plenty of room for dancing and dinner. It was just perfect! Read less
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