March 18, 2022
The Charleston area is an amazing and historic place known for its many breathtaking wedding venues. This month, we will be featuring Middleton Place and sharing why they are an amazing choice to consider when planning your destination wedding in Charleston, South Carolina
About The Location
Middleton Place is a national historic landmark and has become an important part of the American experience. It’s recognized as being an unforgettable location for weddings. In particular, there are views of meticulously manicured gardens gushing with color and sculpted terraces.
In addition, you can see the Ashley River, centuries-old oak trees draped in moss, the Iconic House Museum, and an array of unique indoor and outdoor spaces that are great for both weddings and receptions. Best of all, it features a 55-room Inn, making it one of Charleston’s most treasured wedding venues.
A historical treasure and modern escape, The Inn is nestled among tall pine trees and centuries old live oak trees along the Ashley River. An award-winning inn, it offers guests a stunning location to just get away from the rest of the world. It has an environmentally conscious and modern design and blends into the natural environment very well with all the beautiful surroundings. There are seasonal fireplaces, cypress wood paneling, and windows from floor to ceiling. The views of the sweeping river from the inn are breathtaking.
The Middleton Place Restaurant
Middleton Place also features a seasonal, local low country fare restaurant inspired by the recipes and spirit of Edna Lewis, who was a former resident and renowned south chef. The food is fresh, local, organic, and seasonal. The food is harvested fresh on-site and there is an organic farm and gardens that can be visited.
To get an idea of what they serve, some lunch options include shrimp and grits, the she-crab soup, Huguenot torte, and collard greens. Dinner options include fresh-caught local seafood, select cuts of meat, organic chicken, and seasonal vegetables. While at the restaurant, you also get a beautiful view of the Mill Pond and Azalea Hillside.
Ceremony & Reception
The two most common ceremony locations are the Parterre & Butterfly Lakes and the Octagonal Garden. At the Parterre’s end, and there are sculpted terraces leading down to the Butterfly Lakes. They resemble butterfly wings that extend beyond the Ashley River. The Octagonal Garden overlooks the Ashley River with manicured Boxwoods adorn the pathways and live oaks dripping with Spanish moss are visible from every vantage point. The capacity for both locations is 400 people. Other ceremony options to consider would be The Secret Gardens, Middleton Oak, Crane Pool and The Stableyards
Receptions take place at The Pavilion in a 4,700 square foot building. You will have views of Eliza’s House, The House Museum, the Greensward, and more. At The Pavilion, you’ll quickly see that’s versatile enough for formal dinners or even cocktail receptions with the ability to be expanded with tents. The capacity is roughly 200 people.
Plan Your Wedding
If Middleton Place just got added to your list of wedding venue options, great! When the time comes and you are ready to take the next step, you can plan your wedding with Engaging Events. Get in contact here.