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Venues and Catering in Charleston, SC,
(843) 723-7952
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 119 Reviews


    Karen

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  • Since I first saw pictures of The Rice Mill online, I knew that this was where I would have my wedding at, and I could not have picked a more perfect place! Not only is the venue just naturally beautiful, but the surrounding area down there is the perfect backdrop for amazing pictures. I had both the ceremony and reception there, and it worked out beautifully. I loved the unique layout of the venue, and got so many compliments on how lovely everything was there. My only criticisms would have to be that my fiance (at the time) works a 9-5 job, and was unable to meet at the venue for our meetings and taste testings, because these hours are also the work hours at the venue. My other one is that our rehearsal time somehow was overlooked, and another event was planned for that time. No big deal, we adjusted, and everything was ok...just a little unplanned. The employees were fantastic at the venue. Extremely professional, and complimentary! Good Food Catering is amazing! Everyone com... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Karen! We're glad to hear that all of your guests raved about what you planned for them and your dream wedding came true, including of course those delicious cookies! We do apologize about the miscommunication regarding the rehearsal time and very much appreciate your flexibility there. It was wonderful working with you and Ben, and Tanis. We'd love to see those pictures!

    Deborah

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    5 out of 5
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  • I visited many venues before deciding on the Rice Mill Building, I absolutely fell in love with the building the minute we walked in. Emily at GFC was amazing to work with, she was full of great ideas and helpful advice, tailored the menu to our preferences, and coordinated the day flawlessly. She even helped me work through the few un-forseen details on the day of. The food portions were huge, and guests were raving about the location and the food. I had read several reviews saying the building can get hot, but for my April wedding the temperatures were perfect. I just cant say enough nice things about GFC and the Rice Mill building!

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    Thank you so much! It appears that additional AC unit is really paying off! We so enjoyed being a part of the day and are thrilled that everyone had a great time. You did a fantastic job staying organized through the process. And what great color choices! The sky blue and charcoal gray played so beautifully against the brick and the water!

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • The ladies at the Rice Mill & Good Food Catering were nothing but professional, skilled and all around great. From the very beginning, they were only interested in our well being and our wedding being fabulous. Of course things went wrong, but they handled everything professionally and always had our best interest in mind. The coordinator the day of the wedding was amazing, and everything went smoothly. No one could rave enough about the food, it was completely Charleston and delicious!! The venue was absoutely gorgeous and stunning. Would highly recommend the venue/catering to anyone!

    Katie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our May 2010 wedding at the HIstoric Rice Mill was perfect! Since my husband and I met in culinary school the food was a huge part of our wedding...and we knew our guests were expecting big things. Our guests are still talking about "the best wedding food ever." We appreciated being able to meet and taste may menu items and then customize each dish for our event. I could not be more pleased!

    Richard

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    5 out of 5
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  • This is a great place for a reception. Lots of room, the chance to taste the menu and meet vendors and see the variety of choices available if not using any outside vendors. Choice of rooms for reception depending on size of group. Nice setting, nice rooms, friendly staff, good price for wedding block of rooms. I am so thankful that I chose them for our location. They continuously put my mind at ease & helped give me the wedding I had always dreamt of!

    Jill

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    5 out of 5
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  • Food and venue were outstanding. The location of the Rice Mill is great. Emily was great and worked with us to get exactly what we wanted. Can not say enough about the food.

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • We were looking for a reception site that would share some Charleston charm with our mostly out-of-town guests. The Historic Rice Mill Building definitely delivered and had beautiful water views as well! I loved planning my event with Emily at Good Food Catering. She was so much fun to work with and thoughtful throughout the planning - always helping me stay within my budget with her creative ideas.

    Tracy

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our reception at the Historic Rice Mill. Absolutely breathtaking. The food was magnificent. I am still getting compliments on my choice of caterers.

    Ashley

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I were married at the Rice Mill Building in 2006. I am a professional wedding planner who was living in Atlanta, GA at the time that we were married. We looked at several sites, and interviewed many catering companies. This was the only one that fit our (very picky) criteria. We were elated with how professional everyone was, and how well they handled our event. The most important aspect of our wedding was definately the food, and GFC rocked it out! Three years later we still have guests reminding us of how amazing our reception dinner was.

    Lauren

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    4.5 out of 5
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  • The venue - The Historic Rice Mill - was absolutely stunning! It was one of the most perfect space we found in Charleston. We looked at many places but found that quite a few of the historic venues would not let you hold things inside of their buildings. Had we gone with one of these places we would have had to use a tent and be outside - and it rained on our wedding day so that would not have been good. Because of the rain everyone quickly moved everything for the ceremony inside and it ended up looking perfect - even better than being outside on the patio. Good Food Catering has ridiculously good food! I will have to say that that the minute we had our tasting I was in love with everything. We started with a very broad menu and Emily helped us narrow down options and make additions until we had the perfect mix. We did heavy hors d' ouvres and it was absolutely perfect. The only negative and this was minor - we really had to ask a lot of questions of our coordinator as opposed to h... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    It was a such a pleasure being a part of your event, Lauren. The unique feel that you gave our space with the vintage touches set it off perfectly! The photo booth rocked!

    Linh

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • Of all of the locations we looked at in Charleston for our destination wedding, we never thought we would have chosen the Rice Mill building, but the space just blew us away and the folks from Good Food Catering were the best around. The space give you so much flexibility to have indoor and outdoor parts of the day and gives a bride like myself some ease to know that if the weather were to turn bad, everything could be shifted to the indoor space. Our ceremony was outside and I could not have asked for a better space or a better day. All of our guests raved about the look and feel of the building and how you could never find anywhere so unique in Boston (where we are from). Our guests also LOVED the food, almost as much as we did. From our apps (lobster mac and cheese, duck, and buffalo shrimp skewers), to our dinner selections (short ribs, pork loin, and pasta) and late night snacks (french fries), everything was delicious! Special thanks to Catherine and the staff for our wedding... Read more

    Lindsay

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • I absolutely loved our reception at the Rice Mill Building. The view of the harbor is breathtaking at night and yields beautiful pictures. The long bar inside means that people don't have to wait for drinks. Emily and the other ladies are extremely responsive and helpful - ready to help in any way they can to make your day the best ever. Only downside is the dance floor/bar area gets very hot if people are moving and shaking.

    Dawn

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • The food was amazing at our May 2010 wedding. All our guests commented on how wonderful the food was. The catering managers, servers and bartenders were attentive and fun. Everything we could need was thought of and addressed. The only thing I wish I would have realized before the date was how hot the building would get. It makes sense being a historic building without insulation I just hadn't planned for it. The staff was more than accommodating and kept making sure the AC vents were pumping all night to try and cool it down.

    Crystal

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    4 out of 5
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  • This venue located at The Historic Rice Mill Building was beautiful. It was exactly the atmosphere we wanted for our reception. It is located on the waterfront and inside is simple but elegant with exposed brick, large windows, great layout and huge bar. It also has two outside patios; one covered and one uncovered. The food was spectacular. I am still hearing compliments on the beauty and great food we had at the reception.
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