Where to Stay for Our Wedding Weekend in Charleston
Recently Charleston has been voted the number one Visitor Vacation in the world! It is also the number one place for a Destination Wedding in the US.
There is NO slow season or weekend in Charleston. The weekend of our wedding (January 17-19, 2014) is also Martin Luther King Holiday weekend (a long holiday for some people) and the famed Charleston Marathon run will also happen that Saturday.
If you plan to celebrate with us, we urge you to begin making plans and select where you wish to stay and then book ASAP!! Waiting to arrange lodging in Charleston is never a good idea and on a weekend such as this, will most certainly will result in either sky high rates or having to select lodging in North Charleston or over the bridges in either Mt Pleasant or West Ashley. We do not recommend booking hotels in these areas as it is relatively far from Downtown.
For the hotel options listed below, guests should always ask for AAA or AARP rates if applicable and remember to add 13.5% taxes to below quoted room rates. These rates are per night. Some of these room block rates have already taken discounts into consideration, but it is always wise to ask anyway. Many hotels also require a two night minimum stay. Please inquire about cancellation policies prior to final booking.
Charleston Historic District
King Charles Inn (Best Western)
Location: 237 Meeting St.
91 Rooms – very nice hotel has been remodeled
Must use Promo Code for their website: QFWED14 or call hotel directly & use Promo Code
Deluxe Kings and Two Doubles: $189.00 plus 13.5% tax
Location: 181 Church St. (one block off of North Market St. Walk to everything!)
212 rooms inc. 165 Suites
Very nice and again if you want to be in middle of everything or use Hilton rewards or points, this is an excellent option.
No Room Block available
Std King: $ 236.00 plus tax*
Suite with 2 Dbls and Sofa Bed: $ 255.00 plus tax*
* Rates may vary
Kings Courtyard Inn
Location: 198 King St. (heart of King St. about a hundred yards from Charleston Place entrance on King)
Phone: 800-845-6119. (Local: 843-723-7000)
Right on the most famous walking and shopping Street in Charleston. Very charming, historic Inn – wonderful! Our number one choice!
$230.00 plus 12.5% tax Std Room – Single or Dbl
$25.00 per extra person in room
Children under 12 Free
Rate includes complimentary Continental Breakfast, daily newspaper, sherry in lobby and afternoon wine & cheese, High speed wireless & local calls.
On Site Parking $12.00 per day
Please state on website or phone: Queen/Freeman Wedding Block
Pricing and rooms held only until December 9, 2013- First Come First Reserved
Cancellation Policy: 7 days prior to arrival.
Fulton Lane Inn
Location: 202 King Street
Kings Courtyard Inn has a sister property directly next door called the Fulton Lane Inn if Room Block is full at Kings Court Inn. No room block arranged here but ask them to reference it from Kings Court Inn. These two Inns would probably be our first choices for charm, very nice rooms and literally being in the heart of downtown and King St. It is about a 10 block walk to American Theater but rickshaws run up and down King Street.
Ashley River Area West of Downtown
There are two Marriotts west of downtown near the Ashley River. It is about a 5 to 10 minute drive depending upon traffic to Historic District but both hotels have several free shuttles that take their guests to several downtown drop off places so they don’t have to worry about parking.
Location: 170 Lockwood Blvd.
Phone: 800-968-3569 or 843-723-3000
346 room full service hotel
$159.00 Plus 13.5% tax
Rates and rooms held in Courtesy Room Block until December 16, 2013
Just ask to be placed in the Courtesy Room Block
Location: 35 Lockwood Drive (just down the street from Marriott)
This hotel is almost next door to the City Marina and has 179 rooms.
The same shuttle service is available to downtown areas as the other Marriott.
It should be noted that there is a Hilton currently being built right next door – and we mean right next door (about 500 feet) from this hotel. Construction was delayed from August opening and is now due in March 2014. Hopefully, by January the exterior should be dried and noise levels substantially less.
This Marriott has a group wedding block plan on a first come first reserve basis for the January 17-19 2014 weekend. The block code when making reservations is JRC. Toll Free number to reserve rooms (7 Days a week- 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM is 800-549-8154
Special Rates for this Room Block are:
$112.00 plus tax for City View (you’ll look at the Veterans Hospital)
$122.00 plus tax for water view Rooms
Rooms with either a King Bed and Sleeper Sofa or Two Queens
This rate applies until December 16th but is also based upon availability.
Other Hotel Options
Other national chains in the Historic district and Downtown Charleston include Hampton Inns, Embassy Suites.
Recommended Four and Five Star Luxury hotels in Historic Downtown include: Charleston Place, Planters Inn and Market Pavilion. Please go online to their websites for specific information.