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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


    Alexa

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    5 out of 5
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  • The Historic Rice Mill and Eve with Good Food Catering did their absolute best to make sure our wedding was everything we wanted it to be. Seriously the BEST food, smooth coordination and flow of our day, and great (fast) communication throughout the planning process. Eve made planning from out of town so easy. She also arranged all of our rentals, gave very straightforward and helpful advice, and even stayed super late after a wedding the night before mine to set everything up for our morning ceremony. Could not recommend Eve and the Rice MIll enough!!

    Caroline

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had a good feeling about the Rice Mill before our venue tours even kicked off, so it felt totally right when they emerged as the obvious frontrunner. We were working with a relatively modest budget and without question Rice Mill had far more to offer in terms of beauty and wow-factor than other venues in the same price range. Jenna and her team were fantastic to work with and all their help and guidance throughout the process was invaluable. The event itself went off without a hitch just a week after Hurricane Matthew. The Rice Mill Staff and Good Food Catering (their in house catering company) took such care to make it a beautiful event. Strongly recommended!

    Charlotte

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  • Spectacular venue for rehearsal dinner. Plenty of room to handle 150 people. Eve, our coordinator, along with all of the staff made it a night to remember.

    Laura

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding was beautiful here!! Not only was the setting beautiful, but the staff from the servers to the bartenders, to our wedding coordinator Jenna were all amazing. The food was fabulous! They made our day wonderful!

    Amanda

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    5 out of 5
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  • Consider the number of guests and utilize the space wisely. Prepare for inclement weather. Hire a wedding planner and/or coordinator. Do as much as possible as far in advance as possible.

    Heather

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  • I highly recommend the Historic Rice Mill for your event. Jenna was so easy to work with and she made sure that everything was set up perfectly. Our guests loved the uniqueness of the venue and they all made the comment that the food was amazing!

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Everything was absolutely perfect! The Rice Mill was such a beautiful location and worked closely with me on planning. Eve was wonderful to work with and very quick to respond. The food was very good too. All of our guests mentioned how much they enjoyed everything. We had a larger guest count for the Rice Mill (almost 200) and we had to put several tables outside. I was worried about seating people out there but you couldn't beat that view and people sitting outside actually really liked it. I would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone!

    Krista

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    5 out of 5
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  • For our 105 person plated dinner this venue was PERFECT. This was the only venue we toured in Charleston and we immediately fell in love. We wanted a venue with a history and something that felt like traditional Charleston. Eve was very pleasant to work with, was great at corresponding and took our adjustments/changes very well. The food from Good Food Catering (in house catering) is simply amazing and the portion size was wonderful too. Every option we had at our tasting was delicious. They are so great at customizing a menu that is perfect for the bride/groom preferences. We ended up with a split plate crab cake/pecan encrusted chicken. The rustic brick walls, dark wood floors and mahogany bar were beautiful. I was stunned by the beauty of the venue once all our flowers/tables were set up. I couldn't imagine a more perfect venue, better food, and nicer people to work with. I would highly reccomend this to anyone wanting a unique classic venue for their wedding!

    Darrah

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    5 out of 5
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  • Great location in the heart of Charleston. Fun venue that is perfect for parties, large or small! It was perfect for our wedding!!

    Laurie T.

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    5 out of 5
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  • If you're looking for the type of customer service that seems like a thing of the past, look no further! You've found Charleston's top hidden treasure of HOSPITALITY! My daughter had a 2 year engagement before getting married at this wonderful venue. Never once did I call during that time that I wasn't treated like I was their only client. You can imagine how many questions a mother-of-the-bride can think of in two years. Lol! Jenna was always on point, always professional and always willing to go the extra mile. Booking the Historic Rice Mill with Jenna in the lead, was the single most noteworthy decision that I made while planning my daughter's wedding. With much appreciation, Mrs. Richard S. Dennis

    User4673509

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  • We had our wedding 4/23/16 at the Rice Mill with about 100 guests and we cannot say enough good things about this place! Starting with Eve Gray, she was amazing from day 1 when it came to answering questions, giving me suggestions and helping with my rentals. She was so responsive and professional and we really enjoyed working with her throughout the year. If you are looking for a different venue instead of your typical hotel ballroom, this is perfect! We wanted something different to really "wow" our guests but also something that fit our personalities. The exposed brick and dark mahogany wood throughout the venue gives this place so much character that just adding simple floral arrangements can turn this place into something fabulous. We turned the covered patio into a lounge for guests and had our ceremony outside on the other patio. The one good thing about this venue is that the rain options are great as the indoor marina room is just as beautiful, if not MORE beautiful than the o... Read more

    Bekah

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • Book early because they book up fast. They were so quick to get back to us with any of our thoughts, questions, and concerns--especially as we got closer to the date, which was a tall order considering we would have all kinds of little crises the closer we got. Ha. Jenna and her staff were so professional and she was so easy to work with. It went very smoothly. The food was AMAZING. The venue was perfect for our special day! Would definitely have gotten married here even if we had to do it all over again. Would recommend the Historic Rice Mill to anybody and anybody wanting to get married in Charleston--it was perfect!

    Micah

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  • Book early because they fill up fast. Jenna was so good at getting back with us and she accommodated our every need. As we got closer to our date they seemed to give us more and more attention, feedback, and advice. This is by far the most beautiful venue in Charleston. We looked at several and we were so happy we chose the Historic Rice Mill. The food was also AMAZING! Would definitely get married here again and wouldn't have changed a thing! Have nothing but great things to say! Thanks Jenna, Good Food Catering, and the Historic Rice Mill for making our day perfect!

    Nicole

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  • The Rice Mill is such a beautiful venue. We are from Chicago and when choosing our venue, I knew we needed something that was unique to this amazing city. Jenna and the whole team at the Rice Mill and Good Food Catering were on point. The food was amazing. All the guests were raving about the food. The summer July heat didn't stop us from having the absolute best time. The wedding couldn't have been more perfect. Maybe I was high on life, but the whole day seemed pretty flawless.

    Lindsey

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • My husband and I had a great experience at the Rice Mill! 5 days before my wedding my planner was completely MIA. Jenna stepped up and helped us take care of everything that he had not done! She was so easy to work with and quick to respond. We had so many compliments from guests about how beautiful the building is and how delicious the food was. We had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this venue, Good Food Catering, and Jenna!

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