Francis Marion Hotel

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The venue will provide the space, plus a few extras.

Full wedding (ceremony and reception) pricing

Starting at $5,000 for off-peak dates, and $7,000 for peak dates


Prices start at $1,200

Guest capacity

Up to 500 seated guests

About this venue

Since it originally opened its doors over 90 years ago, the Francis Marion Hotel has been the epicenter of weddings and social events in Charleston society. The tradition of elegance and grandeur live on in two of the most elegant ballrooms in Charleston. With unique features like antique chandeliers, 20-foot high ceilings, monumental windows, and marble accented fireplaces, the Francis Marion Hotel provides the ideal location for a romantic Charleston wedding. Let us show you why generations of Charlestonians continue to select the Francis Marion Hotel for their wedding festivities.

Our event spaces

Francis Marion Hotel packages

Microwedding Package

2-16 guests

Peak pricing $1,600

Off-peak pricing $1,200


Say I Do in the Heart of Charleston.! This package is designed for the Couple Only or for Up to 16 People. Enjoy our Bridgeview Suite, overlooking the beautiful Charleston Harbor for your ceremony complete with chairs, champagne, a cake, valet parking, a two night stay in the suite and a $150 dining credit to our in house restaurant. Add additional items such as spa services, additional champagne & hors d'oeuvres.

Available services that can be provided by Francis Marion Hotel

Services & amenities

  • Bar services
  • Catering services
  • Clean up
  • Dance floor
  • Dressing room / Bridal Suite
  • Event coordinator
  • Event staff
  • Lighting/Sound
  • On-site accommodations
  • Pet friendly
  • Service staff
  • Set up
  • Wedding cake services
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wifi

Transportation & access

  • Self parking - paid
  • Valet - paid
  • Wheelchair accessible


  • Bedroom suites
  • Double bed rooms
  • Honeymoon suite
  • Luxury suites
  • Room blocks offered
  • Single king rooms

Francis Marion Hotel menu options


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4.8 out of 5

6 reviews

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  • Almost perfect

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    Ashley A.May 6, 2022

    Overall, our experience with the Francis Marion Hotel was great. The price tag looks huge initially but once we detailed out everything that it includes vs bringing in outside vendors, the price is well worth it. I didn’t need to rent chairs, flatware, dinner ware, glassware, linens, hire an event planner or a caterer, or even buy/make centerpieces- all of those were provided to us. I took it upon myself to set up in the morning pre-ceremony with my Maid of Honor; their staff set up the chairs but we rolled out and measured the aisle runner, set out decorative floral arrangements, placed out the guest book, pens, and place cards for guests, and our welcome sign. The FMH staff flipped our ballroom from Ceremony to Reception during cocktail hour, however I did have a couple of people assigned to set up the reception decorations and from everything I’ve heard, it all went very smoothly. Our ceremony and reception were perfect and the food was delicious. 4 stars instead of 5 because my planning experience started with Gillian, then we were transferred to Marie, then Melissa met us for our menu tasting and we loved her so we asked to work with her exclusively through the wedding, she left the FMH and we weren’t informed of this until about two weeks before the wedding after I called to follow up unanswered emails, then we were moved back to Marie, and Marie was difficult to keep track of during the reception when things started to fall off of the timeline- thank god for my mother, former corporate event planner, taking the wheel and directing the staff and DJ what to do next and when. I don’t imagine this is a common occurrence, at least I certainly hope it isn’t. Overall, we had a very good experience and I will continue to recommend the Francis Marion Hotel to anyone that asks for my opinion concerning a wedding venue. Nearly all-inclusive, you have a day-of coordinator (if you can find her!), and all of the “extras” are included. We opted to provide our own liquor to save money, we purchased florals, and purchased favors. Every other major item was included in our bill. I don’t know how anyone keeps their head attached when they have a dozen different vendors they need to keep track of for all of those items I mentioned before.

  • Highly Recommend- Gorgeous and easy to work with

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    Tara & C.Feb 24, 2021

    Having our wedding reception at the Francis Marion Hotel was one of the best decision we made while planning. Gillian made sure that everything was organized and was very responsive and attentive to questions. She helped make the process for planning my wedding at this venue a breeze. They were also extremely accommodating for COVID (namely the possibility of reduced guest count) and I never had to worry. They have numerous wedding packages to help fit your budget.. I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that this gorgeous downtown hotel was within my budget! The packages include most everything you'll need to have an incredible event, including tables, chairs, linens, food, and bar packages. The food is incredible, the service is unbeatable, and they strive to ensure that you have an incredible day. Do yourself a favor and book Francis Marion Hotel to host your event!!!

  • Make it so easy!

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    Kylie & T.Jan 28, 2021

    We are so thrilled to be getting married at Francis Marion! Gillian has made everything so easy for us! We are so grateful that so much stuff is included in the package and we don’t have to worry about as many vendors. Highly recommend Francis Marion!

  • Highly Recommend

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    Nicole BurnhamJan 27, 2021

    Francis Marion was our first account, when we started business 11 years ago, and we still work with them today. Obviously the hotel itself is beautiful, but the staff, service and food are what set Francis Marion apart. The level of customer service is like none other. They truly care about their guests & are very accommodating, having packages to fit ALL budgets. Guests never need to worry about a thing. From the sales team to the banquet team, when it comes to hospitality, the Francis Marion runs like a well oiled machine. Oh - did we mention the food.....It's beyond delicious. Definitely not your "typical" hotel food. The hardest part is deciding what you want to serve at your event, because it's ALL so good. Seriously, no matter what type of event you are hosting, Francis Marion Hotel is where you need to be.