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Venues in Charleston, SC,
(843) 937-8689

About Us

Standing with stately grandeur and charm, The Francis Marion offers couples a classic wedding venue in Charleston, South Carolina. Constructed in 1924 during the Charleston Renaissance, this hotel is a jewel of architectural construction. Dine and dance in their historic ballrooms and later rest and relax in their spa and suites, for a wedding of refinement.

Facilities and Capacity

Decorated in rich tones of beige and gold with pops of blue hues, The Francis Marion exudes luxury and elegance. Lofty ceilings and long windows create a palatial feel while offering exquisite downtown vistas. The hotel possesses three ballrooms, the largest of which can accommodate up to 450 individuals. The Colonial, Gold, and Carolina ballrooms each boast their own distinctive furnishings and design and two of the ballrooms were constructed with the original build. Whichever hall you choose, you can celebrate your commitment to your sweetheart amongst storied sophistication.

Services Offered

Before your wedding day, the hotel’s wedding planner can offer advice and guidance on organizing your nuptials. During the reception, a bartender can also be employed to provide exceptional beverage services to your guests. The hotel can likewise set up the bar and reception space for your convenience, in addition to providing cleanup afterward. In the evening after your wedding, you and your partner can unwind in one of their comfortable suites.


Environmentally conscious, The Francis Marion cooks all their dishes with local, seasonal ingredients. Choose from brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, depending on your wedding event timeline. Additionally, cuisine may be served plated or in a buffet-style. Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, delicious meats, and delectable vegetable pairings satisfy and enthuse your guests. Beverages are likewise provided through their bar service, with an array of beer and wine choices.


Straight lines with subtle ornate curves mark the furnishings in The Francis Marion’s suites and rooms. The interior design lends itself to a timeless ambiance with both contemporary and historical elements. You and your guests can avail of these comfortable dwellings, providing a calming retreat from the wedding buzz.

Brittney H.

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  • Out of all the venues my fiancé and I contacted only two were responsive and flexible. Francis Marion and their gem, Savannah, happened to be one of them. Savannah is detailed oriented, made us feel comfortable and was extremely open. Francis Marion really provides a lot for your money. We are planning our wedding from Atlanta and are never worried since we know Savannah is on top of things. I would definitely recommend looking at one of their three ballrooms for your event.

    responded with the following comments.

    Brittney, Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are very honored to be hosting your special day and looking forward to October!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Cake Cutting, Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 30.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    House Beer, House Wine, Specialty Beer

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Historic Building, Hotel

    What kind of settings are available?


    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, 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, Outside Alcohol, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?

    Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables

    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

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