The Governor Thomas Bennett House, circa 1825, is one of the grandest and most beautiful historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina. It is available for corporate events, private parties, luncheons, wedding ceremonies, receptions and rehearsal dinners.

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  • Oyster tabby surface on reception lawn with walled fountain
  • Large piazza overlooking fountain and brick courtyard
  • Gardens featuring manicured lawns, seasonal plantings and an in-ground mosquito spray system
  • Central heat and air, and four fireplaces equipped with gas logs
  • Off duty police officer provided for receptions


  • Indoors: 200 guests for a standing reception and 75 for a seated dinner
  • Outdoors: Up to 200 guests for a standing reception in the gardens and 230 for a seated reception on the side lawn
  • Complimentary onsite parking for 200 plus guests
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Say "I do" at the unrivaled Governor Thomas Bennett House.

Whether you are planning a large wedding or an intimate elopement, the Governor Thomas Bennett House is a beautiful, historic venue that encompasses all the charm historic Charleston has to offer. Our Crescent Garden is the perfect setting for your outdoor wedding ceremony around the pineapple fountain, under the shade of a 200 year old oak.

Following the ceremony, guests are invited into the House for cocktail hour. The reception is held outdoors on the Side Lawn adjacent to the Crescent Garden. The bridal party and guests may enjoy full use of the home and gardens the day of the wedding. A Bridal Suite on the second floor and a Groom’s “Man Cave” on the ground floor provide the perfect space to prepare for your special day. 


An event at the Governor Thomas Bennett House is always special.

Private and Social Events

Host a cocktail reception on the Piazza, a seated dinner in the Crescent Garden around the fountain or a large reception on the Side Lawn. The Governor Thomas Bennett House offers endless options for your next event. The House is located downtown, just minutes from most major hotels, conference spaces and attractions.

Corporate Meetings

Discover a unique setting in a historic venue for your next meeting in our newly remodeled conference room. Located on the ground floor just off the courtyard, the Bennett House Conference Room offers a private location for your board or committee to meet with group capacity for up to 24 people. Wireless and AV connectivity, ADA compliant restrooms and complimentary parking adjacent to the House provide the perfect setting to maximize the needs of your group or organization. Separate meal and reception space are available in the House, on the Piazza or in the Courtyard.


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