charleston, sc

William Aiken House

Featuring stately ballrooms, covered piazzas, a gorgeous pergola + reflection pool, the William Aiken House is the quintessential downtown Charleston wedding venue. This stunning 1807 mansion is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is the perfect setting for a colorful wedding experience.

The William Aiken House is a beautiful historic home and private garden oasis nestled in the heart of downtown Charleston.

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the highlights


Getting Ready

The Red Room at the William Aiken House is a beautiful space for the bride + bridesmaids to get ready on the wedding day, providing plenty of room for everyone and amazing natural light! I usually recommend having the groom + groomsmen arrive at the venue before the First Look and finish getting ready downstairs in the Green Room for a cohesive look in your full gallery of images.


Ceremony Space

Whether you choose to get married under the elegant pergola (my personal favorite) or in front of the Carriage House, your guests will always remember your beautiful wedding ceremony! The private gardens and courtyards of the William Aiken House provide an intimate feel even though you are steps away from Upper King Street.


Reception Space

The oyster tabby courtyards are the perfect place for a tented reception space and allow your guests to truly enjoy this magnificent property. The indoor spaces in the Main House are breathtaking, so many couples choose to host seated dinners inside the house, then retreat outdoors for dancing + celebration!


If you're looking for a wedding photographer for your William Aiken House wedding, I'd love to be considered.  I'm very familiar with this venue - it's one of my favorites in Charleston - and I would love the opportunity to work with you!