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Historic Rice Mill

The Historic Rice Mill 17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC, SC
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(843) 723-7952
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 118 Reviews


    Alyssa Ballengee

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  • Words cannot explain how happy we are that we chose HRM as our wedding venue!!!! Tristan & Kate literally made everything so stress free for us & we got the wedding of our dreams!!! The food, the views, the space is just perfection & our guests enjoyed everything about it!!!! Can we get married again? Lol!

    Emily

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  • Even with a 5 year engagement, we knew from the start we wanted to get married at the Historic Rice Mill. The venue alone is stunning with its ornate ceilings and brick walls. The view takes it over the top. It's truly stunning. My coordinator, Eve, was FANTASTIC!!! Everyone kept saying how amazing she was. She took care of us and made sure everything was on track and going smoothly. The food was also amazing. People are still telling us how much they loved the food. I can't say enough good things about the Historic Rice Mill. It was the perfect spot for our wedding and we're so glad we chose it!

    Kate

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  • The Rice Mill is a stunning venue that genuinely captures Charleston's beauty. We couldn't have asked for a better venue. Our guests gave us many compliments. The staff and our main coordinator at the venue, Eve, were incredible from beginning to end. Good Food Catering was delicious. There were many "foodies" at our wedding, so it was a tough crowd to please. Good Food Catering surpassed our already high expectations. Anytime our wedding is brought up, people still rave about the venue and the food. You can't go wrong with this venue!

    Sara

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    5 out of 5
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  • A couple of years before getting engaged, my fiancé and I had browsed some Charleston venues to see what we were working with. The Rice Mill had everything we both wanted, an indoor ceremony space for him - which was crazy how few venues here have an indoor space available for ceremonies, as well as beautiful and private outdoor spaces for me. After getting engaged and we started looking at places with pricing it made me so happy that we were able to swing booking the rice mill. We went with a Sunday wedding as it was much more affordable than a Saturday, and we booked the Sunday before Memorial Day since most people are off the next day. We used Jenna, the in-house coordinator and she was phenomenal. At the rice mill you also have to use their in-house catering service, but the food was exceptional and restaurant quality. The day of our wedding was seriously my dream. The building is so beautiful, all of the staff was pleasant and professional. Several people came up to us that night... Read more

    Emily

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  • We had our wedding reception at Rice Mill in July 2019. We worked with Jenna & Eve as the wedding coordinators - it was definitely worth the extra money for the day-of coordinator because they saved my sanity! Both were extremely easy to work with and they responded quickly to my texts/emails/phone calls to answer all of my questions. The venue itself is GORGEOUS and quintessential Charleston. Most of our guests were out of town so they loved getting the Charleston experience. The food was incredible and the whole staff was extremely polite. The bartenders were fast so there was never a long line at the bar.

    Christine

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  • I loved pretty much everything about the Rice Mill. There are gorgeous views outside of the water which is particularly pretty for a sunset ceremony. The inside is full of historic charm and not a lot of extra decor is needed. They work with a wonderful caterer and have a lot of thing provided in house, so it really is a great deal! Jenna was great to work with!

    Parents of Paige

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  • So happy with Jenna and HRM. She took great care of the bride and groom and the event was perfect. Food was outstanding!

    Carmelina

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  • We are so happy we chose the Historic Rice Mill as our venue! We were specifically looking for a place with outdoor space with historic charm (ideally downtown) and the Rice Mill filled all of those categories. We only had our reception here and we hired Eve as our event coordinator; she handled our menu, all of our rentals, and of course, day-of management. It was nice to work with her since she knew the event space extremely well and could direct us regarding different arrangements, event flow, etc. Our event had full seating for 130 people and food was served at stations. The menu is selected a-la-carte, and we initially had trouble figuring out what would be included in the set-price, but Eve worked us through it and explained that we should pick what we wanted, and then we could adjust based on our budget. As a local bride, Eve let me stop by during set-up for other weddings so that I could see different arrangements which was really helpful for decor ideas. The reception r... Read more

    Monica

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  • We worked with Jenna from the Good Food Catering company when using the historic rice mill as our wedding venue. She was absolutely wonderful and did a great job as a day of coordinator. I would highly recommend Jenna and the historic rice mill for future weddings. She was very accommodating for all of our requests and ensured the wedding ran smoothly and on time. The staff at the historic rice mill also did a great job. The setup was perfect and completed in a timely manner. My wedding was perfect, thank to the historic rice mill venue and Jenna Tito :)

    Christine

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  • I had my wedding reception at the Rice Mill with Jenna Tito as my coordinator and I could not imagine a better night or more accommodating planner or staff. The food from Good Food catering was a hit and each and every request I had went off phenomenally. Jenna and the staff made all my wedding visions come to life seeming so effortlessly. Jenna went above and beyond with each and every question I had the entire year that I was engaged and planning my reception at the Rice Mill. She coordinated with other vendors, had the greatest connections and recommendations, and even coordinated all of my rentals (lighting, linens, etc.). My favorite part was that Jenna and the staff took the time to surprise my husband and I with a white table cloth dinner set up by ourselves to give us a special time to enjoy each other away from the crowd and have our first meal as husband and wife and this actually allowed us to eat at our reception. All the guests and the wedding party had such a great evenin... Read more

    Jennifer

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  • The Rice Mill is a beautiful, romantic, unique venue that was perfect for our wedding!! We had a sit-down dinner for about 185 people and we used both the indoor and outdoor space! The food was declious as well! I had the pleasure of working with both Jenna and Eve and they were both so kind, super helpful, and extremely knowledgeable! They made the whole planning process really easy! Overall, it was a fantastic venue that helped make our wedding a truly magical day for us!!

    angelina

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  • the Rice Mill was the perfect venue for us because it was downtown AND on the water, which were two things that were important to us. We also loved the historic feel of the building and it fit our vision for a more dramatic, moody color palette. The team at the Rice Mill was excellent. They responded quickly to emails (often within just a few hours) and always went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. They were flexible with what food options we could put on the buffet, which we really appreciated, and the food was a huge hit! They also allowed us to choose local beers from Charleston to serve instead of the usual domestic options, which made it more personal. they accommodated my request to have all my guests in the main room for dinner, rather than spread out, even though it meant being creative with where the buffet would go. The night of the event, multiple guests came up to me with compliments for the bartenders and said how nice the staff was. Overall, we were ve... Read more

    Laura

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • As a destination bride, I didn't even get to SEE the venue until after it had already been booked! The pictures just don't do it justice. It's a BEAUTIFUL space! Exposed brick, natural light and right on the water--very romantic setting! This is not a cheap venue, but it also doesn't need much decoration to look fabulous. It also looks fantastic in photographs! We had both the ceremony and reception there. As for the food? WOW. Everyone was raving about how delicious the filet was! Even some of my more picky relatives cleaned their plates! You definitely get a lot of food--the portions were huge! I'm a vegetarian, and Good Food Catering had a lot of non-meat options and were willing to customize the food to meet my dietary needs. As a college-level Lecturer in Communication, "effective communication" was a #1 priority in selecting wedding vendors. Emily at Good Food Catering was prompt, patient and professional, and she went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with our me... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review, Laura. We were so excited to be a part of the special day for you and Wes! We absolutely loved the style you brought to the building with the retro vibe and beautiful custom fabric. The vintage salt and pepper shaker favors were our favorite part (if we have to choose one)! It was our pleasure, we send all our best!

    Shayna Reichert

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  • We went to visit the HRM on a scouting trip to Charleston for our destination wedding. With an off season wedding, it was by far the most affordable venue but wasn't my favorite online as it was difficult to get my head around their layout. As soon as we got there and we walked in to see the harbor through EVERY window in the venue, we fell in love. After we met with Eve and toured it, we were sold. We hired Eve to serve as our day-of coordinator and she absolutely KILLED it. I have a big family that can need a lot of direction and she did it effortlessly. She responded to all of my questions promptly and helped us manage our budget so we could spend in areas that were most important to us and save in other spots. Eve showed up with our favorite drinks and apps as soon as the ceremony ended- she put our needs first all day, which is exactly what you want on your special day. The Southern hospitality was REAL here! All of our pictures off of the docks and in front of the building were b... Read more

    Hanna Link

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  • This hidden gem right outside of Charleston is a dream location. The service was beyond incredible and the food from their in house caterer (Good Food Catering) is to die for!! We couldn't be happier with our wedding day all thanks to the charming Historic Rice Mill
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