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Venues in Charleston, SC,
(843) 937-8689
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    Brittney Hughes

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  • Out of all the venues my fiancé and I contacted only two were responsive and flexible. Francis Marion and their gem, Savannah, happened to be one of them. Savannah is detailed oriented, made us feel comfortable and was extremely open. Francis Marion really provides a lot for your money. We are planning our wedding from Atlanta and are never worried since we know Savannah is on top of things. I would definitely recommend looking at one of their three ballrooms for your event.

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    Brittney, Thank you so much for your kind comments! We are very honored to be hosting your special day and looking forward to October!

    Jillian

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    5 out of 5
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  • Wow! This venue was the best place to have our wedding. From the start, Savannah, made us feel comfortable and she was great! Savannah went above and beyond for everything, as it was a destination wedding for us so hard for us to come and visit a lot. We cannot say enough great things about Savannah and the Colonial room. It was absolutely beautiful! From the start of our planning to the end, it was a smooth process. The hotel staff also made it enjoyable as they were all very polite and went above and beyond for not only ourselves but for all of our guests. Highly recommend this venue to anyone! It is a beautiful reception hall.

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    Jill, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us, we were so happy to host you and Patrick's special day! We wish you all the best in your future together!

    April

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    5 out of 5
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  • We held our wedding reception at the Francis Marion Hotel. Its one of the iconic historic hotels in Charleston, SC. We wanted to thank FMH & Savannah the wedding manager for accommodating us and our guest in their beautiful Colonial Ballroom. The ballroom was large and could fit up to 300 guests. The colonial is very inviting with large windows overlooking the Marion Square Park at the intersection of Calhoun St. & King St. The lighting was well lit and as the night progresses, the lights dim to give the guest a sense of the night setting in. The food prepared by Chef Simon was fantastic and was well worth the wait. We had horderves served during the cocktail hour which was a collection of Antipasto and during the reception dinner we had Chicken Pesto over Risoto & Braised Beef Short-Ribs over Cheesy Grits paired with an appetizer of She Crab Soup which is an iconic Charleston soup. The service of the servers were mature and very respectful. The Francis Marion Hotel also gives the newl... Read more

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    Mr. and Mrs. Salvador, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. We were so happy to be a part of your special day, and everything was beautiful! We wish you both all the best in your future as husband & wife!

    Amanda Edwards

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our reception in the Gold Ballroom and it was absolutely beautiful! Gillian helped us initially then Savannah took over and they were both wonderful to work with! Excellent with communication and making sure everything was what we wanted. The option of providing your own alcohol gave us the option to chose our favorite beers and wines to allow our guests more choices crafted by us- we had 4 local beers. Also, other venues in Charleston do not include tables, chairs, linens and dinnerware/ service ware/ glass wear; the Francis Marion does and it was great to not have to bring another vendor into the picture. It’s convenient location in the heart of downtown was perfect for our guests. I’d recommend the Francis Marion to any bride looking for a beautiful venue in downtown Charleston.

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    Thank you so much for the thoughtful words, Amanda. It was a pleasure working with you and Will, and we were so happy to host your special day! Best wishes!

    Meghan

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    5 out of 5
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  • We had our ceremony and reception at FMH, and our wedding experience was fantastic from the very beginning. The property itself is an absolute dream! From the architecture to the décor to the downtown location, the Francis Marion Hotel was everything we wanted and more (at a surprisingly reasonable price)! We worked with Gillian first and then Savannah, who didn’t skip a beat when taking over our wedding. Both ladies were wonderful! I planned the wedding from 900 miles away and did not meet Savannah in person until the wedding weekend, however it was super easy to coordinate the event via email. When we finally met for the rehearsal, she had everything organized and ready to go. We are extremely pleased with FMH and couldn’t be happier that we chose this venue!

    Brandon

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  • This place was simply amazing.

    Whitney Pitner

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  • I cannot express how amazing and beautiful my wedding was at the Francis Marion. The coordinator, Savannah, was AMAZING, and the staff was so friendly and helpful. Not once did I have an issue with planning. All my expectations were met and exceeded, and I cannot believe they are able to offer what they do at such an amazing price. They make weddings and events move flawlessly, and you’re missing out if you don’t snag this venue! If you’re wanting a Charleston themed venue, BOOK! I wish I could redo my wedding just to relive my reception at the Francis Marion all over again! HIGHLY recommend!!!

    Rene

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  • I highly recommend Francis Marion for your wedding reception venue! We had our daughter’s wedding reception there a couple weeks ago. The staff is very helpful and go beyond the call to make your event a day to remember! We started working with Gillian, then after her promotion, we worked with Savannah! They both were professional and kind! Any questions I had they would respond to in a timely manner! They set up the ballroom for us and helped pack it up afterwards! Please give your business to Francis Marion! You won’t be disappointed!

    Tabitha Wood

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  • Beautiful facilities, great value for what is included, perfect location, staff was wonderful to work with. Would highly recommend to any bride seeking an indoor elegant Charleston wedding!

    shelby

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    5 out of 5
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  • Everything was beautiful! Gillian was amazing with responses and working to make sure that we got everything we wanted. She did everything she could to make sure we were getting the most for our budget as well as offering any resources that she had available (uplighting, candles for tables, etc). Savannah helped for the reception evening and setting up, very big help to make sure that everything went according to schedule. We had ~250 guests and had the Carolina Ballroom. It was perfect with the DJ table and a dance floor!

    Alan

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  • Beautiful venue. Reception in the Colonial Ballroom after cocktails in the lobby. Lovely old upscale hotel. The hotel wedding director Gillian is wonderful and logistics were perfectly timed. I thought their prices were reasonable, the food and bar service were great and the venue is a southern classic. I was the father of the bride and the guy writing the checks,

    Chelsea

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  • Words cannot express how grateful I am for Gillian Crum and all of the Francis Marion Hotel staff. My husband and I choose the Francis Marion Hotel for both our wedding ceremony (in the Gold Ballroom) and reception (in the Colonial Ballroom) in April 2018. From start to finish Gillian and all of the Francis Marion Hotel staff were accommodating, communicative and professional. Gillian makes wedding planning fun and easy, providing a list of reputable vendors and also patiently talking through all options during the planning process. Our wedding guests have all been raving about their pleasant experience with the front desk, house keeping and how beautiful the historic hotel is! If you are looking for a beautiful historic Charleston venue with top notch service the Francis Marion Hotel is a perfect fit.

    Lauren

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  • Fantastic venue. Beautiful ballroom, amazing staff, and wonderful location for guests to stay. We couldn't be happier with our wedding experience. Gillian, the coordinator-is AMAZING and so detail oriented and experienced. We highly recommend.

    April

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  • Perfect! Wonderful staff! Food excellent!

    Ashley

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  • We had our ceremony and reception in the Colonial Ballroom at the Francis Marion Hotel. The ballroom is gorgeous and needs very minimal decorations! Gillian is their sales manager and coordinator and absolutely amazing. She is seriously the glue of that department and is just phenomenal at what she does. There were a few bumps in the road along the way, but our wedding turned out beautifully and the staff was amazing. Gillian, or someone from her department, acts as an in house coordinator for everything you would need. The staff at the hotel is responsible for all set up and break down so that took a huge stress relief off of our shoulders because we really just needed to show up! The staff also got everything back up to our room after the wedding and we didn’t have to worry about that either. The hotel also did our food and we opted for an untraditional dinner option (chicken and waffles and a grilled cheese bar!). The kitchen staff was great and our dinner was a big hit! ... Read more
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