Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Southern hospitality means making our guests feel at home. Whether you are from the Lowcountry or planning a destination event in Charleston, your guests will feel welcomed when you invite them to Magnolia Plantation.

Rooted in rich history, Magnolia Plantation dates back to 1676 when the Drayton family called Magnolia home. In 1870 they extended an invitation to visitors to experience the myriad of beautiful flowers in their famous romantic -style gardens. Today, with the distinction of being America’s oldest public gardens, we extend the same gracious hospitality as the Drayton family did.

In the Spring time you will find our gardens filled with colorful azaleas and wisteria. During the warmer months of summer, vibrant crepe myrtle, hydrangeas, and our iconic magnolias fill the property. Fall brings an encore season of azaleas, morning glory, and the beginning of camellias. Throughout the winter months, our historic gardens showcase America's largest collection of camellias.

We invite you to come experience the property and be swept away in the beauty of our historical gardens.

Venue Details

  • 3550 Ashley River Road
    Charleston, SC 29414
  • Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
    Monday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
    Tuesday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
    Wednesday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
    Thursday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
    Friday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
    Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00pm
  • 843-571-1266
  • 6 Private Spaces
Venue Categories
  • Event Space
  • Other
Event Types
  • Anniversary
  • Baby Shower
  • Birthday Party
  • Corporate Event
  • Social Event
  • Wedding


  • Ceremony Site
  • Full Bar
  • Great Views
  • Private Space


  • Pavilion 25 Seated 25 Standing
  • Conservatory 75 Seated 75 Standing
  • Carriage House 200 Seated 200 Standing
  • Veranda 350 Seated 350 Standing
  • Elopements 9 Seated 9 Standing
  • Photoshoots 4 Seated 4 Standing
  • Cuisine

    • American
    • Southern

    Dining Style

    • Chic
    • Classic
    • Classy
    Name this list: