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Located in the heart of the Historic District, Charleston’s premier art museum offers a setting rich with history and charm for unforgettable events.

The Gibbes’ Beaux Arts building boasts impressive architectural details and unique spaces with soaring ceilings. Exchange wedding vows under the opulent Tiffany-style art glass dome in the rotunda gallery or host your soiree in the classical garden. This exceptional Charleston venue is perfect for locals and visitors alike and will transform your private event into a one-of-a-kind celebration.

For weddings, corporate parties, and social events

Whether you exchange wedding vows under the opulent Tiffany-style art glass dome in the rotunda gallery, host a corporate soiree in the classical garden, or plan an exclusive viewing of a special exhibition, you’ll give guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience in one of Charleston’s most beautiful spaces.

PRIVATE EVENT BROCHURE

SPRING/Fall Pricing

Spring/Fall Private Event Rates*
March, April, May, June & September, October, November
Event Space During Museum Hours** After Hours Mon-Thurs After Hours Friday & Sunday After Hours Saturday
Second Floor Galleries, Rotunda, Reception and Lecture Halls & Garden N/A $6,500 $8,500 $10,500
Reception and Lecture Halls & Garden Mon - Thurs ($3,500)
Fri & Sun ($4,000)
Sat ($4,500)
$5,500 $7,500 $9,000
Second Floor Galleries, Rotunda, Reception & Lecture Halls N/A $5,000 $7,000 $8,000
Reception and Lecture Halls Mon - Thurs ($3,500)
Fri & Sun ($4,000)
Sat ($4,500)
$3,500 $4,500 $6,500
Lecture Halls $150 Hourly
Classrooms $75 hourly

Winter / Summer Pricing

Winter / Summer Private Event Rates
January, February, July, August & December
Event Space During Museum Hours** After Hours Mon-Thurs After Hours Friday & Sunday After Hours Saturday
Second Floor Galleries, Rotunda, Reception and Lecture Halls & Garden N/A $5,625 $7,000 $8,500
Reception and Lecture Halls & Garden Mon - Thurs ($3,500)
Fri & Sun ($4,000)
Sat ($4,500)
$4,875 $6,250 $7,500
Second Floor Galleries, Rotunda, Reception & Lecture Halls N/A $4,125 $5,250 $6,000
Reception and Lecture Halls Mon - Thurs ($1,500)
Fri & Sun ($2,000)
Sat ($2,500)
$3,750 $4,500 $5,250
Lecture Halls $150 Hourly
Classrooms $75 Hourly

Floorplans & Capacities

Event Space Square Feet Max Capacity
Classrooms and Studios: 480 each 25 per classroom/studio
Reception and Lecture Halls: 2,925 150 Lecture-style seating
200 cocktail
170 table seating
Rotunda: 1,345 140 lecture-style seating
150 cocktail
70 table seating
Garden: 8,448 350 seated
500 cocktail

Virtual Tour

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact our Special Events Assistant Lucy Johnson at [email protected] or 843.722.2706 x219.