WEDDING BLOG

Kurtis and Madeleines’ Wedding Reception

A few gorgeous photographs that capture the special moments of Kurtis and Madeleines’ Wedding Reception at the Francis Marion Hotel caught on camera by Michel Berda at King Street Photo Weddings. The kissing couple inside our Colonial Ballroom with photograph caught...

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Popular Passed Hors D’oeuvres

At the Francis Marion Hotel, you receive a complimentary menu tasting as part of our wedding package. When choosing the hors d’oeuvres from our list of options, most couples ask what is the most popular. There are definitely four very tasty, southern favorites I see...

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What I am thankful for at the Francis Marion Hotel

1 Holding a place in Charleston’s history for the past 92 years 2 A strong, durable brick building to withstand the southern weather elements 3 Having a staff that has been here many years, considering each other family 4 Thus, providing the best customer service to...

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Stay Cool this Summer at the Francis Marion Hotel

We all know Charleston summertime heat can be draining at times. There is several fun and creative ways that I have seen past weddings incorporate cool, sweet treats! Ice Cream – We have had several weddings open an ice cream station towards the end of the evening as...

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Dance Floor Location

In each of our three ballrooms, we have two areas where the dance floor and entertainment can be placed. There are positives to both locations. The most popular location is in the center of the ballroom. I typically see this when the entertainment is a DJ, and when...

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The Naked Cake

Trending since 2013- we are seeing more and more of the naked wedding cake. Still offering multiple cake layer flavors, instead of the icing being on the exterior of the cake it’s between the layers. This type of wedding cake gives a vintage, rustic, and antique look...

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Our Chefs Favorite Stations

Choosing the perfect menu for your wedding reception a simple process with our Wedding Sales Manager and Chefs . Being in the south, we find many weddings choosing our station dinner packages to create a more casual atmosphere. We decided to ask our Chefs to choose...

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Groomsmen’s Cake

Cop Cakes We have seen a growing trend in Groomsmen Cake’s at weddings here at the Francis Marion Hotel. The tradition of a Groomsmen’s Cake originated in England, dating back into the late 1800s.  Bakers would create a special cake which would identify to the Grooms...

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