Lowndes Grove is a rare Charleston wedding venue that truly has it all. You are able to get ready for your wedding inside this historic home, having access to the beautiful, high-ceilinged rooms inside - including the dramatic, wide piazza on the second floor. As a bonus, the interior is thoughtfully furnished with period pieces from the late 1700s.
Everything about Lowndes Grove is very authentic, yet also very usable which is rare for old Charleston homes!
Lowndes Grove is located directly on the Ashley River and is one of the last late-18th-century estates with waterfront views. It's also situated among 14 acres of ancient oak trees.
For Lowndes Grove weddings, you can (and should!) have your ceremony outdoors. The light is stunning in the late afternoon and early evening. Most receptions happen outside as well, on the grand lawn under a tent. The grand lawn allows for a large number of guests – not to mention a panoramic view of the sun setting over the water. With a wall surrounding the property and the multitude of oak trees surrounding the property, you will also feel very secluded and private on your big day.
And a bit of pop culture: For those of you who are fans of the Netflix show Outer Banks, Lowndes Grove is the house used as the main residence of the Cameron family, so you can take all the same steps and spend time in the same rooms as the stars of the show!
To see another historic Charleston home that allows you to use the interior on your wedding day, check out the William Aiken House.