4300 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414
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Imagine having your wedding in one of America's most romantic settings. Live oaks draped in swags of Spanish moss, a grand house built in 1755, terraced lawns and blooming color all combine to provide a setting of exceptional beauty and charm. For an unforgettable wedding day, consider Middleton Place, a carefully preserved 18th century plantation and America's oldest landscaped Gardens.

Middleton Place offers the ideal balance of historical significance and classic Charleston style. Whether entertaining in one of the grand garden rooms or overlooking the Butterfly Lakes to the Ashley River beyond, the plantation provides an unrivaled setting for your special event. Middleton Place is one of the south's most enduring icons and has been creating lasting memories for over 250 years.

The beautifully unique outdoor venues at historic Middleton Place provide ideal wedding ceremony locations. Several sites are available to create the perfect setting for either an intimate gathering or a grand affair: The Rice Mill Pond and Reflection Pool offer tranquil settings where colorful azaleas bloom in spring and reflect off the still waters. The Middleton Oak is estimated to be more than 900 years old. With the Ashley River in the background, the natural beauty of the ancient oak contrasts with the manicured gardens to offer a site of uncommon magnificence. The Secret Gardens provide a more formal venue. Consisting of two separate gardens, the smaller of the two offers an intimate outdoor setting delineated by carefully groomed hedges. The larger of the Secret Gardens, embellished by four marble statues, offers an al fresco room framed by tones and textures of green foliage. The Octagonal Garden is an ideal wedding site. The Ashley River provides a romantic backdrop while the carefully manicured boxwoods define the pathways. Pansies and Camellias provide subtle color during the winter months while Azaleas and Salvia offer a blaze of color in the spring and summer.

Enhanced by these surroundings, your wedding at Middleton Place will be enriched with warmth, elegance and attention to every detail. The exceptional banquet staff at Middleton Place specializes in a variety of creative and delicious Low Country menus. Whether you are planning a rehearsal party oyster roast in the Plantation Stableyards, a bridal luncheon in the Garden Room or an elegant wedding reception in the Pavilion, Middleton Place will complete an unforgettable plantation experience.

In planning your wedding, consider Middleton Place for all your wedding needs. In addition to breathtaking ceremony & reception sites at Middleton Place National Historic Landmark, your guests may also enjoy relaxing accommodations at the adjacent Inn at Middleton Place. Plan the perfect "Wedding Weekend": from Low Country Oyster Roasts & casual Stableyards Receptions, to horseback riding & kayaking, your weekend guests have access to all the points of interest that make Middleton Place so fascinating.


Ceremony Options
Ceremony PersonalizationCivil UnionsCommitment Ceremonies
Languages Spoken
Outdoor Ceremony - Covered
Outdoor Ceremony - Uncovered
Outdoor Reception - Covered
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Onsite Venue Services
Destination Wedding PackagesFull Bar AvailableFull Service Wedding PackagesNumber of Events at a TimeOnsite CateringOnsite ParkingOnsite ValetOnsite Wedding CakeOutside Alcohol AllowedOutside Catering AllowedReception Facility
Religious Denomination Supported
AgnosticBaha'I FaithBuddhistChristian (No Denomination)Christian - AnglicanChristian - BaptistChristian - CatholicChristian - EpiscopalianChristian - LutheranChristian - MethodistChristian - MormonChristian - OrthodoxChristian - PresbyterianChristian - QuakerEvangelicalHinduInterfaithIslam/MuslimJainiasmJewishNew AgeNon-ReligiousOther Religious DenominationShintoSikhismTaoist
Venue Style
AntiqueDestinationEco-friendly / GreenFairy TaleHistoricOther Venue StyleUnusual / Alternative
Venue Type
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