The art of entertaining

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.

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.

event rates

Pricing Chart

We are pleased to offer non-profits a 15% discount on all above pricing except for Lecture Hall and Classroom hourly rates.

*Pricing is subject to change. All events are based on a 4-hour event, not including set up and breakdown with $500 for each additional hour.

Event Spaces & Floorplans

Event Space Square Feet Max Capacity
Classrooms and Studios: 480 each 25 per classroom/studio
Reception and Lecture Halls:
(Download Floor Plan)
2,925 150 Lecture-style seating
200 cocktail
170 table seating
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1,345 140 lecture-style seating
150 cocktail
70 table seating
(Download Floor Plan)
8,448 350 seated
500 cocktail
*Capacity subject to change depending on event set up

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact our Special Events Manager Addy Smith at [email protected].

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