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This stately, circa 1840s house has hosted governors, international dignitaries and blushing brides alike. Adorned with quintessentially Charleston colors and furnishings, the grandeur of the Legare Waring House – with its avenue of majestic, moss-draped oak trees – is timeless.


  • 200 guests indoors and outdoors


  • 4 suites, each with a private bathroom


  • Two-story wing with dressing room and private bathroom
  • Gentlemen’s lounge with satellite television, card table and mini refrigerator


  • Nestled amid an avenue of oak trees
  • Picturesque double lagoons
  • Screened porch (14 feet x 36 feet)
  • Wrought-iron water fountain
  • Fountain patio at the front of house (46 feet x 74 feet)
  • Tent rigging points allow for two sizes of tents: 40 feet x 55 feet and 40 feet x 70 feet
  • Access road for vendors


  • Avenue of Oaks
  • The Wedding Oak
  • The Wedding Garden


  • Avenue of Oaks: Six 20-amp circuits provide 240 volts of electricity
  • Grounds: Six 20-amp circuits and one 15-amp circuit provide 270 volts of electricity


  • Electric oven and stove
  • Refrigerator-freezer 
  • Ice machine
  • Prep table
  • Dumpster on-site for all trash
  • Adjacent load-in and parking area


  • Approved, licensed, and insured catering and bar service.
  • Vendors must use upstairs restroom in the Groom’s Quarters. Vendors are allowed in the upstairs bridal suites upon request only.
  • Caterers are responsible for providing trash-can liners.
  • All trash shall be removed from the house and grounds and properly disposed of in the provided dumpster.
  • Breakdown all boxes and place next to the dumpster for recycling. 
  • All trash cans must be cleaned and re-bagged.
  • Do not dump ice on landscape or in grass.
  • Rentals shall be broken down and stored on rear kitchen patio for same night pickup.
  • Remove all items from kitchen equipment and clean up spills.
  • Kitchen floor shall be swept and spot-mopped.
  • Counters, sinks and all equipment must be thoroughly cleaned and wiped down.
  • A catering representative is required to check out with the Legare Waring House Manager-on-Duty, or the client’s security deposit will not be returned.


  • Plentiful complimentary guest parking
  • Shuttle transportation from the parking area is provided for guests.
  • Maximum bus size: 7 feet x 40 feet
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