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Featured Venue: Thomas Bennett House

Updated: May 2, 2022

The Thomas Bennett House was built in the heart of Downtown Charleston, SC circa 1825 by the former South Carolina governor, Thomas Bennett Jr. The impressive structure is an outstanding example of Federal style architecture which was a popular trend between 1780 to 1840. The home showcases details featuring decorative columns and sidelights, along with an impressive grand foyer and large historical windows that truly capture the charm of historic Charleston!

The beautiful property has become a staple wedding venue for many years in the Lowcountry. Its elegance and open spaces allows couples and wedding planners to create the most unforgettable memory in a unique, iconic location.

The spacious areas throughout the property are the perfect opportunity to style and personalize the venue in an elegant, personalized way. The bridal party and guests are able to enjoy full use of the home and gardens the day of the wedding. A Bridal Suite on the second floor and a Groom’s “Man Cave” on the ground floor provide the perfect private space to prepare for your special day. Keep reading to check out some of our favorite ways to decorate this space!


This venues includes a beautiful garden and patio area for weddings. Many brides opt to hold their ceremonies around the pineapple fountain, under the shade of a 200-year-old oak tree. For the reception, the Side Lawn, adjacent to the Crescent Garden, is the perfect spot. Cafe Lights and Chandeliers are perfect for illuminating this type of open-air space in a romantic and unforgettable way.


Oftentimes, the weather is unpredictable and brides choose to have tent coverage for ceremonies and receptions. The house has a plethora of space for tents and there are still lots of opportunities to get creative. This venue has so much natural beauty that many wedding designs at this space showcase lush greenery and impressive floral arrangements. To tie it all together, Cafe Lights, wrapped with greenery, can be hung along the tent to enhance the warm, inviting space.

There are many reasons why the Holy City has been named among “America’s Most Romantic Cities.” The Governor Thomas Bennett House is one of the venues that shows how Charleston got this reputation! These gorgeous wedding designs are just a few examples of the magic that can be created at The Thomas Bennett House.


With there being many elements to consider, from floral arrangements and greenery to chandeliers and seating, be sure to check out our portfolio for more inspiration for your very own event!

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