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The Governor Thomas Bennett House, circa 1825, is one of the grandest and most beautiful houses in Charleston, South Carolina. The House is of tremendous architectural importance, with exceptional ornamentation plasterwork. Of particular note is the free-flying staircase. The house has been handsomely restored, providing an elegant backdrop for your wedding ceremony & recpetion. The gracious interior of the house is extended and enhanced by a spacious piazza overlooking the gardens. The garden is one of the most beautiful traditional gardens in Charleston. With a large patio and lighting, it provides an exceptional setting for distinctive and elegant functions.

Best Estate Wedding Venue in the Charleston Area
69 Barre Street, Charleston, SC 29401
Minimum Price
Max. Capacity
200 or more
Ceremony Site
Outside Catering
In-House Catering

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Included with Rental

  • use of all 3 levels & grounds: 3rd floor bridal suite & basement "man cave"
  • parking lot
  • full-size catering kitchen
  • period furniture

Heather & Jim

June 13, 2015

From the moment they were engaged, Heather & Jim knew they wanted to tie the knot in Charleston, and The Governor Thomas Bennett House fit the bill perfectly! The soirée was a destination weddi... Read More

Katie & Derick

March 21, 2015

Whenever I think of romantic getaway destinations, Charleston is always at the forefront of my mind. There's just something so captivating about the cobblestone walkways, the little old alleys fill... Read More

Katie & David

March 14, 2015

Why This Wedding Won an Oscar The Nominees for Best Performance Let's just start right with the beginning...that incredibly invitation suite. So colorful. So girly. So right. The homemade monogr... Read More

Rachel & Robert

May 31, 2014

This glamorous Charleston wedding comes to us from the ever-talented Richard Bell Photography, and my-oh-my is it a dream! Our bride, Rachel, is an absolute vision, and to say we are obsessed with ... Read More

Meghan & Ray

May 09, 2014

Simply put, Charleston is a dream and its weddings are full of romance, Southern spirit, and a whole lot of beauty. Meghan & Ray's spring nuptials are stunning, simply stunning, and we are in a... Read More

3 out of 3 B&B Couples Highly Recommend
The Governor Thomas Bennett House
Heather & Jim

We couldn't have asked for a better location. Right in historic downtown Charleston and close enough to take a short trip to the historic Battery Park for some unforgettable pictures. The grounds at Thomas Bennett are absolutely breathtaking, with so many seasonal flowers and natural colors, and the interior of the house takes you back to the days of plantations, great wealth and splendor.

Highly Recommend!
Katie & Derick

Linda at the Governor Thomas Bennett House was amazing to work with, and there were absolutely zero problems. This is a great, newer Charleston venue that really wowed our guests and gave us that old-Charleston feel. We'd recommend this venue to anyone!

Highly Recommend!
Kylie & James

Fabulous and romantic venue. Linda is organized, kind and very helpful. Beautiful, historic home and gardens were the perfect location for our reception and a great way to show off Charleston to our out of town guests. Would choose it all over again!

Highly Recommend!