Built in 1798 by Christopher Gadsden, as a wedding gift to his son, this gorgeous historic home now serves as one of Charleston's best wedding venues. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers, a huge courtyard, and the best natural light of any venue in town, the Gadsden House is truly a gem.
Gadsden House is a beautiful historic home featuring stunning Southern porches located in downtown Charleston.
Hands down, the bridal suite at Gadsden House is my FAVORITE place to photograph brides getting ready on their wedding day! The bridal suite on the third floor is light + bright, which is amazing for both your hair + makeup team, as well as your photographer! I usually recommend having the groom + groomsmen arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the First Look and finish getting ready downstairs for a cohesive look in your full gallery of images.
some suggestions for having your wedding at gadsden house:
The best place for your wedding ceremony at Gadsden House is against the wall of boxwoods, where I would be shooting towards the parking lot. The sun sets in that direction, so the lighting is soft + beautiful there, enabling me to create light + bright images. My second favorite spot for your ceremony is against the brick wall, where the parking lot would be to everyone's right. The sun generally cooperates with us there, as well!
Dining al fresco on the oyster tabby at the Gadsden House is definitely a fun experience, but the inside of the house is great for seated meals or stations - especially in the summer when it can be pretty hot outside! Dancing the night away under the stars, or underneath a beautiful tent, on the oyster tabby patio will be memorable for everyone.
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