The Historic Rice Mill Building is Charleston’s most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor event space. Located at 17 Lockwood Drive in the City Marina Complex, the Rice Mill offers unparalleled sunset views over the Ashley River. The building’s history is as colorful as the view. Built in 1861 and on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s the only of Charleston’s three antebellum rice mills that still stands. It has also served as a seaplane terminal and a Navy minesweeper base. While the inside of the building has been extensively remodeled, the exterior hasn’t changed much over the years. The ground floor event space is perfectly appointed for a variety of events. Classic design features include exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, large double windows and pressed tin ceilings. The beautiful mahogany and marble bar is well suited for dancing and live music with an adjoining covered
The Rice Mill is available for event rentals seven days a week, daytime or evenings. Good Food Catering manages food and beverage service. No outside food or beverage is permitted.
The venue is seen by appointment only. Please call to arrange a time to meet one of our representatives on site for venue, food and beverage planning.