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Venue Spotlight: William Aiken House

Updated: Apr 12, 2022

If you are looking for a wedding venue that seamlessly blends historic charm, modern sophistication, and romantic ambiance - then look no further! Located on Upper King, the William Aiken House is one of South Carolina's loveliest gems, and it has even been recognized as the "Premier Wedding Venue" in the state of South Carolina by Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides Magazine.

Holding up to 500 guests and featuring both indoor and outdoor areas, the William Aiken House is a very large venue. The indoor area of the house consists of two formal dining rooms, a timeless drawing room, and two stunning ballrooms - one on each floor of the 2-storied house - with connecting outdoor covered piazzas.

And as if that isn't enough to get you interested already, the outdoor area is where the magic truly happens. The outdoor area consists of luxurious private gardens and spacious courtyards that feature an elegant pergola, a reflection pool, and a two-century old magnolia tree - all of which are absolutely stunning!

Not only do we recommend this venue because of its historic beauty, but we also adore the features of the venue that allow us to work our magic - lighting! Continue reading to learn about our favorite lighting designs we have done at the William Aiken House!

1. Café Lights Mixed with Greenery

As can be seen in these pictures, our Café Lights can be hung from any height or surface and are the perfect illuminating touch for any wedding or reception! We offer our café lights in 2 different bases, in 2 different bulbs, and in 2 different colors - and we are willing to do whatever it takes to bring your dream wedding to life!

2. Chandelier Hanging from the Pergola

Located directly behind the reflection pool, the white pergola is a statement architectural piece of the William Aiken House. It is so beautiful that a large majority of couples who choose this venue actually hold their wedding ceremony under the pergola! One of the most beautiful ways to further enhance the pergola's beauty is to add an elegant chandelier. Our chandeliers create the most lovely, elegant statement piece for your wedding ceremony. Look how stunning our Double Tiered Crystal Chandelier looked at this charming wedding ceremony!

3. Fairy Lights

One of our clients' favorite lighting elements to decorate the William Aiken House with is our alluring Fairy Lights. Beautifully hung and radiant, our illuminating Fairy Lights can decorate the space in a number of ways - you name it, we can do it! One of the loveliest ways to enhance this venue is to hang our Fairy Lights from the large, beautiful moss trees or to line them along a wedding reception tent. Whatever you decide to do - we are sure that they will make your event truly special.

Whether you want to add café lights, a chandelier, fairy lights, or a combination of the three, we are dedicated to helping you bring your wedding dreams to life. The William Aiken House is one of the most beautiful venues in Charleston, and we are so fortunate to work with such a stunning venue and staff.


Contact us today via our phone number or email, so we can help you plan the wedding of your dreams at the William Aiken House! We can't wait to hear your ideas!


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