The Gadsden House


Circa 1798, The Gadsden House is a grand old Charleston Manor home, listed on the National Historic Register, and touted as one of the top 10 historic properties to restore and "save" in the city. Newly completed in late-summer 2015, this historic property has undergone a painstaking historic restoration led by our construction team that is sure to make this Charleston's premiere event venue.

The Gadsden House is one of the largest downtown venues available in Charleston, conveniently located on East Bay Street in the heart of the Historic District, and perfectly suited for weddings, receptions, and other large events.

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  • Accommodates up to 500 guests
  • Over 5000 square feet of interior reception area
  • Expansive manicured grounds and gardens with tenting capabilities to provide additional event space
  • Full service "Bridal Suite"
  • Gorgeous wrap-around double piazzas in the classic Charleston style
  • Onsite catering prep facilities (outside caterers encouraged)


  • ADA Access to grounds and 1st level interior
  • Views of Cooper River from upstairs ballroom
  • Ample parking in adjacent surface lot and Public Garage on Alexander St.
  • Beverage services provided through King Street Hospitality Group


Christopher Gadsden, a revolutionary war hero and statesman representing the colony in the first continental congress, built the Gadsden House circa 1798. It was given as a wedding gift to his son Philip Gadsden and continued to house members of the Gadsden Family until the early 20th Century. The house saw decline with the remainder of the historic Ansonborough neighborhood, but was saved from demolition in 1959 by the Historic Charleston Foundation as their first step in revitalization of the area. The final step in fully restoring the historic landmark is currently underway as part of a collaborative effort by Luxury Simplified Construction in partnership with the Historic Charleston Foundation.

559 king street | charleston, sc 29403
c: 843.737.4281

Want to arrive in style? Consider renting our 1931 Bentley for your event!

Gadsden House