Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth Street Charleston, SC
Max Capacity: 40 people
Tucked behind the stately Wentworth Mansion is one of Charleston's hidden gems. Circa 1886, named for the year the Wentworth Mansion was built, is home to some of Charleston's finest fare. With a wine list that boasts close to 280 bottles, and contemporary cuisine influenced by Charleston's rich history, this five-star restaurant offers diners an intimate evening that won't soon be forgotten. The menu changes seasonally, keeping abreast of the freshest local produce and seafood. Of course, the service is top-notch, with an enthusiastic, professional wait-staff ready to meet your needs. Dinner is served nightly Monday through Saturday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Reservations are suggested. Circa 1886 is a smoke-free environment. Seating is limited for all of the events, so reservations are required. Circa 1886 has one of the most beautiful banquet rooms in Charleston. The Tack Room is capable of accommodating parties of up to forty people. Prepared by the exquisite chefs at Circa 1886, your wedding reception, family reunion, or any other special occasion will be an event your guests will talk about for years. There is no other facility in Charleston capable of making your party as memorable as is Circa 1886. We offer two private and intimate dining rooms that will accommodate parties from 10 to 38 people. Banquet menus are available for luncheons as well as rehearsal dinners and receptions. Full service bars as well as extensive wine selections are available. Some restrictions apply. Circa 1886: AAA Four Diamond Award Charleston restaurant; “Top 100 New Restaurants” Conde’ Nast Magazine; Wine Spectator winner & Dirona Award Winner.

Perfect, An Eventective User from Charleston, S.C.

We had a small, intimate lawn wedding at Circa 1886 last year and it was beautiful and perfect! Everyone who helped us was pleasant and accommodating. Honestly, booking Circa was the easiest part of my wedding planning. A few minutes before the ceremony, some chairs disappeared and before I could even panic, someone from the restaurant took care of it for me. They were fantastic from the day I inquired up to the day of the wedding. The ceremony was picturesque. It was simple and beautiful. We reserved the Tack room for the dinner reception, and it too was everything we wanted. We were limited to 30-38 people, but it was really important to us that we had a certain caliber of food at our reception. We got everything that we wanted, hoped for and more on our special day.

  • Full Bar/Lounge
  • On-Site Catering Service
  • Outdoor Dining/Al Fresco
  • Outdoor Function Area
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Maor Credit Cards Accepted
  • Facility Location Setting: Nestled in the gardens behind the Wentworth Mansion in downtown Charleston
  • Max Number of People for an Event: 40
  • Nearest Airport: 6-10 miles
  • Nearest Overnight Accommodations: Less than 1 mile
  • Nearest Public Transportation: Less than 1 mile
  • Number of Event/Function Spaces: 2
  • Year Built: 1886
Summerville, SC  
Please contact us for more information on hosting weddings and private events!
Charleston, SC  
Capacity: 100
$25 per event
Our Building has been in the Hyman Family since 1890 providing customer service to those in Charleston. Eli Hyman and his brother Aaron Hyman opened Hyman's Seafood and Aaron's Deli in 1986. We are a full scale Seafood Restaurant in the heart of the Charleston Historic District. We have several dining rooms and can easily accommodate groups of up to 100.
Mount Pleasant, SC  
Capacity: 250
$500-$2,500 per event
Located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, RiverTowne Country Club is nestled in the beautiful marshlands of the Horlbeck Creek. This majestic clubhouse sits amongst 200 acres of an Arnold Palmer signature designed 18-hole golf course. Our elevated ballroom features large windows with panoramic views of breathtaking sunsets and salt-water marshes that make the perfect setting for your LowCountry event.
Charleston, SC  
Capacity: 100
$7-$49 per person
MUSE is a perfect venue for many different types of private events during its regular business hours and is available during the day with advance booking. We offer standard group menus (please see below), or we can custom design menus for sit down full service or hors d’oeuvres and drink events. We also can offer our entire regular menu.
Charleston, SC  
Capacity: 100
It’s true that Prohibition is a nod to the classic 1920’s speakeasy, but our elevated cuisine and progressive cocktail program are anything but old-fashioned. Our bar team, led by Jim McCourt, regularly win awards for their creative craft cocktails, and Chef Greg Garrison puts a sophisticated, modern & delicious spin on Southern classics.
Situated on the Charleston Peninsula, the Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront offers waterfront views of the Ashley Marina and River is the perfect location to host your next event! The newest waterfront hotel on the Peninsula, featuring 141 guest rooms and 2000 square feet of flexible space indoors. Our newest addition, 45 Waterside is our waterfront, rooftop lounge that can be used for private and semi-private events. It is also an additional amenity for hotel guests to enjoy the nautical side of Charleston. We feature a full service culinary team that handles all of food and beverage operations for the hotel, as well as all of the event spaces. Therefore, we do no permit any outside food or beverages to brought into the facility. We are not your typical Hilton Garden Inn and specialize in customizable menu options, as well.
Charleston, SC  
Capacity: 100
$350-$1,500 per event
The Ashley is located in the West Ashley area in Charleston, SC. The affordable and attractive event space is located in a free standing brick building with plenty of parking near beautiful downtown Charleston and is perfect for rehearsal dinners, corporate parties, graduation parties, reunions, birthday parties and more. The Ashley can accommodate groups from 20-100 attendees. Our in-house event planner will be glad to assist you or you may may bring in your own event planner. We will work with all event planners, vendors and caterers in the Charleston area and can accommodate any request. We have brought The Ashley to West Ashley to fill the void of affordable venues and event spaces in the Charleston area.
Charleston, SC  
Capacity: 150
Treat your guests to a luxury wedding on board the Carolina Girl yacht. Whether you choose to tie the knot on the upper deck overlooking the scenic Charleston battery or cruise the harbor for your reception, one thing is for sure…you will have the best view in town! Take advantage of our in-house coordination service offering recommendations of reputable vendors and planning assistance for those busy brides. Enjoy food options provided by a caterer of your choice and Carolina Girl’s wide array of bar options and specialty drinks. All three levels of the yacht provide different styles of tables and seating allowing endless possibilities for your choice of décor. Our experienced music coordinator and on board lighting and sound system will entertain your guests on the upper deck for a night of dancing on the waters of Charleston. Give your guests the gift of an event on a 100 foot private yacht and a wedding experience like no other!