Off-Site Catering — Southern hospitality is our specialty.
Exceptional catered events sometimes require a unique location. Historic Charleston offers a myriad of incomparable sites to either launch or conclude your conference; thereby creating wonderful memories for your attendees.
The Francis Marion’s distinctive catering offers customized menus to fit your theme, and our pricing includes china, glassware, flatware, tables, centerpieces and linens. Your designated catering manager will be your one stop shop for a successful offsite event.
Rest assured, our clients benefit from the same attentive full service planning and execution as they would for an on-site event. Let’s work together and create a festive Charleston experience.
Marion Square – Adjacent to the hotel
Previously known as the Citadel Green, Marion Square is a 10 acre rectangular plot of land that conveyed to the colony of South Carolinain 1758. The park is located directly across the street from the hotel.
Charleston Visitor’s Center –375 Meeting Street
This building was a railroad deport (circa 1856) and has been transformed into the City’s reception center. The interior has many exhibits to view and has original floors and beams.
Capacity: Inside-450 reception, 220 dinner
South Carolina Aquarium– 100 Aquarium Wharf
The South Carolina Aquarium overlooks the Charleston Harbor and is the place to experience South Carolina’s aquatic habitats from the mountains to the sea. It has many different typed of settings for reception and dinners.
Capacity: 2316 Reception, 500 dinner
Charleston Maritime Center- 10 Wharfside Street
A waterfront facility located in the peninsula’s edge of the historic district. A large room is available upstairs and the outside patio is ideal for large parties. Docks available.
Capacity: 1,500 reception, 100 dinner
Thomas Bennett House-69 Barre Street
This building is an outstanding example of Federal style architecture, built in 1825. One unique feature is the elliptical staircase, which extends with no visible means of support to the second floor. A beautiful garden and lawn is available.
Capacity: 220 reception, 60 dinner
Gibbes Museum of Art-135 Meeting Street
The Gibbes offers a fine collection containing a nationally significant collection of American painting reflecting Charleston’s past and present and is a source of community pride. From portraits and landscapes of the colonial south, to the era of Gershwin’s opera, “Porgy and Bess,” and the preservation of America’s most beautiful city, visitors come face to face with Charleston’s history, Of special importance at the Gibbes is the country’s premier collection of jewel-like miniature portraits.
Capacity: 600 reception, 200 dinner
Old Exchange Building-122 Bay Street
This building, completed in 1771, was built with materials brought over from England. With its striking Paladin architecture, the Exchange dominated the harbor. It became the social, political and economic hub of the bustling 18th century port and stands today as one of the three most historically significant buildings of colonial America. American Patriots were held prisoner in the Provost dungeon located in the basement and is open for touring.
Capacity: Whole Building-400 reception or Grand Hall-220 reception, 110 dinner
The Charleston Yacht Club– The Flag Room
The Flag Room is a spacious 2000 sq. ft. banquet room overlooking the Ashley River. This room includes a beautiful vaulted ceiling with skylights and several tall windows that allow plenty of natural light all throughout the space. Experience a delightful view with great scenery while choosing the decor of your dreams for this joyous occasion. Hold your next event in this interesting and unique space.
Capacity: 150 reception, 125 dinner
These are only some of Charleston’s unique venues where the Francis Marion Hotel can cater. If you are interested in an off-site event please contact the sales office at 843-722-0600 for more information. Pricing varies dependant on the location.