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.
17 Lockwood Dr, in City Marina Complex, Charleston, SC 29401
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"The staff did a great job the day of my wedding. The food was excellent. The staff helped move the entire ceremony site after a brief rain. The drinks were flowing & tasty. Working with the Rice Mill was easy."
"The staff at the Rice Mill were very pleasant and helpful through the whole process. They were always very quick to respond back to emails and phone calls. The space was gorgeous and the food was delicious! All of our guests had an amazing time."
"So easy to work with. Good Food Catering offers FANTASTIC FOOD with a limitless menu and options, and the bar staff is great. Jenna, the main coordinator we worked with is so friendly, accommodating and organized. And the view of the water, along with the indoor/outdoor space is simply unparalleled. "