Old Wide Awake Plantation? Sunday Southern Garden Party Wedding.
Wedding Date: Oct, 2011
Charleston, SC, USA
I'm getting married in Charleston and trying to plan from a distance (different country!). So internet and me have been good friends lately.
Has anyone heard about weddings at Old Wide Awake Plantation? We really want to get that Southern feel and do a day garden-party wedding. So some venues in downtown Charleston are pretty pricy.
Anyone had a wedding at Old Wide Awake? We're also looking at Rice Mill, although it isn't quite as 'garden party'...
We're also looking for a restaurant that can have 60-80 people in downtown Charleston for Sat night (on a budget)... we're going low country cuisine for the wedding, so BBQ would be fun for Sat night rehearsal dinner. Let me know! It would be a huge help.
Check out Sticky Fingers restaurant, they have private banquet rooms upstairs that can accoodate thta many people and prices are reasonable. There is also another BBQ restaurant on King Street as well (can't remember the name but do a search and you will find it).
Also - try the Palmer Inn and have a caterer bring in a BBQ - or go Southern & have a Low Country Boil.
Sorry - just realized that you're looking for October 2011. I have heard that October is one of the busiest wedding months in Charleston. Keep in mind that you can always rent Marion Park & have tents brought in.
If you let me know which dates you're looking at, I'll tell you what I've found that's still available.
We are having a garden ceremony at the Confederate Home & Garden, at 62 Broad Street. There isn't too much online about it, but the property is run by a non-profit organization that houses elderly women in the upper floors of the buildings on the property. They have a gorgeous private garden and also a few really nice historic rooms inside (we can move our ceremony to one of these rooms if it rains). The rental fee is very reasonable for Charleston, AND the best part is that it is tax deductible because your rental fee is basically a donation to the non-profit organization! Just be patient if you try to call them because they have very limited office hours during the week.