Middleton Place

Venues

The Pavilion

This location offers panoramic views of Eliza's House, the Greensward and the House Museum.  The versatility of the Pavilion allows for cocktail receptions or formal dinners.  The spaciousness of the Pavilion provides ample room for entertainment and dancing, and can be expanded with adjacent tent installations.

Cypress Room and Courtyard

For smaller groups, the Cypress Room in the Middleton Place Restaurant provides a warm and welcoming ambiance.  Whether for a luncheon or dinner, the Cypress Room provides the perfect atmosphere for your private party.  The adjoining courtyard is a wonderful location in which to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

The Stableyards

For a unique celebration, this location is home to many heritage breeds of animals that would've been present on the plantation during the 18th and 19th centuries. Craft artisans demonstrate the skills practiced by slaves at Middleton Place in their workshops.

Crane Pool

Overlooking the Mill Pond and the spectacular azalea hillside, which is adorned in springtime with thousands of colorful azaleas, the Crane Pool is a location that makes a statement.  Live Oak trees draped with Spanish Moss help shelter guests from a warm sun. This flexible space is great for both ceremonies and cocktail receptions.

The Gardens

Secret Gardens

The Secret Gardens provide a more formal setting.  Consisting of two separate gardens, the smaller of the two offers an intimate outdoor setting delineated by formally clipped hedges.  The larger of the Secret Gardens, embellished by four marble statues, offers the structure of an alfresco room decorated with shades and textures of green foliage.

Middleton Oak

This grand tree is estimated to be more than 900 years old.  With the Ashley River in the background, the unique natural beauty of the ancient oak contrasting with the manicured gardens offers a place of uncommon magnificence.

Sundial and Rose Garden

With the Middleton Oak in the background, this carefully maintained garden boasts a collection China and Tea roses that were the varities first propagated in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Octagonal Sunken Garden

The Ashley River provides a romantic backdrop while the carefully manicured Boxwoods adorn the pathways making for a unique wedding site.  Pansies and Camellias provide subtle color during the winter months while Azaleas and mixed annuals offer a blaze of color in the spring and summer.

Parterre & Butterfly Lakes

At the end of the Parterre, see the sculpted terraces that lead down to the Butterfly Lakes.  From this vantage point, your guests can look out over twin lakes shaped like butterfly wings to the Ashley River beyond.

The Inn Venues

The Bluff

With sweeping views of the Ashley River, The Bluff is an idyllic location for your special day with room to accommodate up to 150 guests.

The Lake House
The Lake House is surrounded by beautiful woodland views and overlooks a peaceful pond.  With two decks and an outdoor patio, the Lake House combines the perfect blend of nature and intimacy to host your special day with room for up to 200 guests.

 

The Courtyard
The Inn's beautiful courtyard overlooks the Ashley River and can accommodate any size tented reception. Perfect for Charleston's Spring and Fall Seasons.

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