When hosting your destination wedding in beautiful Charleston SC, what better way to welcome your guests then a rehearsal dinner in one of Charleston’s best restaurants? The rehearsal dinner is a great way to meet and greet your guests and show them a warm southern style welcome complete with the best food in the city! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite rehearsal dinner locations to help make the decision a little easier! All of the options listed below have private locations to host your gathering or are available for a restaurant buy out and make for perfect Charleston rehearsal dinner venues.

LEONS OySTER SHED

We invite you to enjoy a different event experience: a less formal, more relaxed gathering; kick back, laugh loudly, and enjoy your celebration! Within a historic Charleston home, our space takes cues from much of the reclaimed, comfortable charm that makes Leon's so inviting. 

 
 
 

ink n ivy 

Eat, Drink n Be Social, that's what Ink N Ivy was created for! The atmosphere of this eclectic restaurant is all about being yourself and eating the food you love. As soon as you walk through the door you'll be blown away by the cuisine and delighted by the selection of cool cocktails.

 
 
 

492

Located in Historic Downtown Charleston, 492 showcases the Charleston charm diners are looking for from the vintage building to the modern fixtures within. Guests can enjoy Executive Chef Josh Keeler’s award-winning cuisine & handcrafted cocktails.

 
 
 

MAGNOLIA’S

The Upper Level Gallery offers two elegant dining rooms located directly above Magnolias restaurant. The Wine Room accommodates up to 36 guests and the Primrose Room comfortably seats 85 with balconies overlooking Lodge Alley and its neighboring courtyard. 

 
 
 

POOGANS PORCH

Tucked away on charming Queen Street in downtown Charleston, Poogan’s Porch is one of Charleston’s oldest independent culinary establishments, with a fresh approach to Lowcountry cuisine. This beautifully-restored Victorian house offers the ideal setting for events.

 
 
 
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THE ALLEY

The Alley Charleston is not just a bowling alley; it’s a one-stop entertainment hub that has excellent food and beverage options. The Alley offers to event spaces the Upstairs Mezzanine that can hold 40-100 guests, and the Bowling Bar space that holds 20-40 guests.

 
 
 

THE WARREN ROOM

The Main Floor contains our full service restaurant with covered patio. The second floor is a large banquet space, with dining room and piazza. It serves as both an event space and a reservations only, family style dining area for groups. 

 
 

CANNON GREEN

Inspired by the timeless beauty of a 19th century Charleston home, we honored her elegance, the wisdom of her years, by creating an airy, garden-inspired dining experience around it with a classic-meets-cosmopolitan ambiance.

 
 
 

EDMUND’S OAST 

The restaurant can accommodate 130 guests inside with seating at the expansive bar, communal tables, and plush booths throughout. The Bower accommodates 100 seated and 200 standing for cocktail receptions under the newly opened temperature control structure. 

 
 
 

HIGH COTTON 

In the heart of historic downtown Charleston, High Cotton is the ultimate setting for distinctive wedding events. With its blend of Southern style and sophistication, High Cotton takes wedded celebrations, rehearsal dinners, receptions and luncheons to new heights. 

 
 
 

MARION'S

Marion’s in the French Quarter is located on East Bay Street in the historic downtown area where you and your guests will appreciate the charm of surrounding cobblestone streets and get swept away by exquisite waterfront views of the Harbor. 

 
 
 

39 RUE DE JEAN

The Upstairs at Rue event space offers a private dining room that can be transformed to host your event, accommodating up to 200 guests. This unique space, overlooking Upper King street, features vaulted ceilings, exposed brick and a private entrance. 

 
 
 

THE AMERICAN THEATER 

It’s no surprise that one of the country’s most beloved and historic cities is home to an Art Deco gem like The American Theater. Today, this stylish event venue on Upper King Street sets the stage for life’s greatest scenes, perfect for from weddings and dinner receptions. 

 
 

CHARLESTON DISTILLING

Located on King Street, this  independent, small batch distillery creates handcrafted spirits for people who care about how things are made. Using only hand-selected grains, they bring the highest quality spirits. Their space can handle large crowds and allows outside catering. 

 
 
 

ELEVE

Bohemian elegance meets Southern charm at the corner of Meeting and Wentworth streets. Discover modern American cuisine with a coastal influence while enjoying spectacular views of Charleston’s historic skyline. Élevé’s carefully crafted menu, offers an ideal venue. 

 
 
 

HISTORIC RICE MILL

The Historic Rice Mill offers the best of the Lowcountry. Breathtaking waterfront views, historic property, and a well planned space, all tied together with perfect food and beverage options to create your dream wedding or bring your special event to life.

 
 
 

PALMETTO CAFE

Giant glass windows bring the outside inside in this dramatic garden-style setting. Dine al fresco in the lush courtyard, perfect for enjoying the Holy City’s ideal weather. The Palmetto Cafe combines the very best of American Lowcountry cuisine.

 
 
 

STARS

With its premiere location in historic downtown Charleston SC, Stars is an exceptional event venue. They offer customized menus for parties as few as 15 to as many as 140. Our event specialists will work alongside you to ensure every detail is exactly how you imagined.

 
 
 

VIRGINIA’S ON KING 

The Upstairs at Virginia’s dining room is completely separated from the downstairs dining room. Purposely designed to host small receptions, rehearsal dinners and bridal luncheons, Upstairs at Virginia’s is your ideal local for your special occasion!