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Historic Rice Mill

The Historic Rice Mill 17 Lockwood Drive
Charleston, SC, SC
Services: Venues | Catering | Login to save vendor
(843) 723-7952
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 118 Reviews


    Daniel

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  • The Historic Rice Mill, Good Food Catering, and our INCREDIBLE day-of coordinator Eve were all perfection from start to finish. The venue is gorgeous, the food delicious, and the service exemplary. We were a bit clueless walking into our wedding planning and Eve was patient, communicative, and accommodating throughout the process. It's a bit of an undersell to call Eve our "day-of coordinator" because she was active and helpful from the day we called about viewing the venue all the way to after the wedding. Her creativity, warmth, and solution-focused attitude helped us create the perfect wedding day and to feel supported throughout the process. This venue is beautiful and incredibly charming - you won't have to do much to it. And the food is to die for. We did buffet and had 100 guests...there was more than enough space for everyone to sit. We embraced the low country cuisine and our guests were in awe of how tasty it all was. All in all, our wedding was such a wonderful experience. O... Read more

    Maggie

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  • Eve and the staff at Good food Catering helped to make our wedding not only perfect for my husband and I, but an event our guests will remember. As if the building and location weren't fantastic enough, the food is to die for. 100% worth every penny, so glad we went with the Rice Mill as our venue/caterer.

    Amy

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  • The Historic Rice Mill is a magical location for a wedding. We originally booked the venue for our wedding scheduled Sunday 10th of September. However as this was the weekend hurricane Irma had decided to head towards Charleston, we ended up bringing our wedding forward by a day and hosting our welcome party at the HRM instead on the Friday before. As a destination wedding party we’d only been able to see the venue from the website, and as soon as we did we knew it was the right place for us. Throughout the planning process I communicated with Jenna, the lead sales manager, a lovely person who was very professional and patient in answering all my questions! When we went for our first (and only) visit to the venue for a menu tasting we were blown away! The food alone is so amazing that it would be worth renting the venue! Seeing the venue in person just reaffirmed that we’d made the right choice, it’s such a beautiful space with all the historic architectural details and comma... Read more

    Terry

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    5 out of 5
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  • The venue was exquisite, especially to see the total eclipse of the sun on August 21, our wedding date. Jenna was FANTASTIC, we couldn't have had a better experience. She was always responsive, shared good ideas on decor, vendor options and had a calm about her that made me feel confident. I am from Toronto so I relied on her for early deliveries, long distance coordination, and meetings. She understood our vision and helped execute it into reality. Good Food Catering was excellent, the only dish we didn't love was the fish. The appys, the filet, and the chicken were outstanding! The ambiance was complimented by the eclipse and we had transformed this quaint old historic building into a romantic paradise. The team was also very accommodating; when we moved up the guest arrival time and opened the bar, it was not a problem. When we extended the wedding an hour the night of, it was not a problem. I would highly recommend this venue and team to help make your wedding day one of your bes... Read more

    Kathy

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  • We booked the Historic Rice Mill for our son's rehearsal dinner and welcome party. We hosted 125 guests and every single guest raved about the gorgeous venue, the food, and the attentive service. Jenna (the event coordinator) answered every single question that I had in a timely manner and was incredibly patient and helpful when decisions needed to be made. She advised us wisely in the event set-up and timeline so that our bride and groom could enjoy a relaxed but fun evening with their friends and family. She checked in throughout our event and her staff was amazingly friendly and attentive. The stations she suggested were FANTASTIC and all of our guests enjoyed each and every one. The Oyster Roast on the patio was a hit!!! I rated the value aspect only slightly lower because I think that the venue costs and prices are right in line with other Charleston wedding venues. There is no extra charge however for the beautiful view and sunsets!! And for our particular evening, tha... Read more

    Meghan

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  • The Rice Mill is SO beautiful and Jenna was so great to work with. They can basically do anything you want with food! And the food is so so good. Our guests are still raving about it! They are very flexible with everything and just want to make your dream day come true. I cannot recommend the venue highly enough!

    Kaitlyn

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  • Everything about The Historic Rice Mill was perfect!! The location was stunning, the staff was so friendly and attentive, and the food was absolutely delicious. Jenna was our wedding coordinator and we couldn't have asked for a more seamless experience. Our wedding was a destination wedding and because of Jenna's expertise and dedication it made the whole event flawless. She was extremely responsive and helpful with each question we had leading up to our big day and made sure everything was perfect day of. She set everything up beautifully, made sure we were fed and drinking (which we now understand how hard that can be) and even suggested switching our timeline up as the night progressed to make everything feel natural and maximize our time on the dance floor! We cannot say enough good things about Jenna and The Historic Rice Mill!

    Kacie

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  • Eve was great to work with! Everyone loved the venue and the food was great! Can't say enough good things.

    Kathleen

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  • My reception was at the Rice Mill, first word amazing! We wanted the Charleston feel for our guests, as most were out of town guests, they are still raving about the wedding. Jenna is the best! I worked with her from day 1 and she made the planning experience so simple. I truly had no stress or worries going into my wedding weekend! Jenna was also my day of planner, I owe her the world, she was amazing!

    Katie

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  • The Rice Mill is so beautiful, and it is great for pictures! It is big enough for about 200 people with great space outside. When decorated it is stunning!

    Crystal

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  • I couldn't have imagined a more perfect venue and wedding. I have received tons of compliments since too; everyone loved it!

    Virginia

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  • This venue is PERFECT! We had a smaller wedding with about 75 guests which ended being the perfect size for the venue. We had our wedding on the outside dock at 3:30 p.m. and the sun was just started to go down towards the end of our ceremony which made for some beautiful lighting. We loved taking our pictures on the docks in front of the Rice Mill! The inside reception space was nice for dancing and eating! Jenna helped answer all of our questions along the way and made the whole process a breeze! Thank you, Historic Rice Mill!!

    Brecken

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  • Jenna at the Rice Mill was amazing! She helped with all of our catering and rental needs and helped us have the best day of our lives! It also helps that this is one of the most beautiful venues in Charleston!!

    Chelsea

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  • We loved our wedding at the Rice Mill & our guests did too!! Jenna was super easy to work with and the food from Good Food Catering was AMAZING!!

    Abby

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  • The Rice Mill itself is stunning, inside and out. It was remarkably beautiful, and my wedding was an absolute dream come true. You are guaranteed to have a beautiful wedding if you choose the Rice Mill. The food is delicious, the bar service is great, it offers indoor and outdoor space in one venue, and there is a parking lot in front (be mindful though, we didn't have many people drive and park, yet our parking fee issued by the City was over $300!) However, I have to say that my family and I were quite surprised by a few things during our experience. First of all, I am saddened to say that the biggest negative I faced throughout my entire wedding planning process was the struggle I had attempting to work with Jenna. Perhaps the largest example to describe my disappointment: I hired her and confirmed her as a day-of coordinator (which was a change they instituted during my time between booking and wedding), and Jenna completely forgot I had even hired her. At that point, I was force... Read more

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