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Legare Waring House    

Historic Antebellum Plantation Home
Majestic Avenue of Oaks
Lawn Overlooking Crystal Lagoons
Antique Wrought Iron Fountain
4 Bridal Suites
2-Story Grooms Quarters
Plentiful Complimentary Guest Parking
Catering Kitchen

Ceremonies Receptions

The Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston's hidden gem, is unique not only for it's beauty but also for it's rich history. Built in the 1840's, the modest two-story cottage was a part of Old Town Plantation. By 1865, after the burning of the plantation's great house during the Civil War, this structure became the most significant shelter on the property for the beleaguered Parker and Legare families. In the 1930's, Ferdinanda Izlar Legare Backer Waring became the sole owner of Old Town Plantation and the last of nine families to own the property. Moving into the house by the 1950's, she and her husband Joseph Ioor Waring transformed the house into an elegant early representation of an antebellum plantation home. Expanding it to three times its original size, it became a quaint home and an entertainers dream. By the late 1980's, with Mr. and Mrs. Waring's passing, their daughter, Nancy Stevenson (former Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina) recommended the home as a Charleston residence for the sitting governor. Since that time, it has hosted South Carolina's first families, national officials and international dignitaries...and is now host to a few lucky couples.



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Overall Plan

Avenue of Oaks Reception Option

Fountain Patio

Legare Waring House

Electricity Supply House & Grounds


TRADITIONAL GRACE. The walls whisper of legendary parties at this stately, circa 1840’s home that’s hosted governors, international dignitaries and blushing brides alike. Recently redecorated with quintessentially Charleston colors and furnishings, the grandeur of this home – with its avenue of majestic, moss-draped oak trees – is timeless.

300 guests indoor/outdoor

Plentiful complimentary guest parking
Shuttle transportation for guests from the parking area provided
Maximum bus size: 7’ x 40’

(4) bridal suites, each with private bathroom

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



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

Nestled amid an avenue of oak trees
Picturesque double lagoons
Screened porch (14’x 36’)
Wrought iron water fountain
Fountain patio at front of house (46’ x 74’)
Tent rigging points allow for (2) sizes of tents: 40’ x 55’ or 40’ x 70’

Access road for vendors
Tent rigging points allow for (4) sizes of tents:
40’ x 55’, 40’ x 70’, 40’ x 85’, 40’ x 100’

Avenue of Oaks
(6) 20-AMP circuits provide 240-V of electricity
(6) 20-AMP circuits and (1) 15-AMP circuit provide 270-V of electricity



Vendors must use upstairs restroom in the Groom’s Quarters. Vendors are allowed in the upstairs bridal suites by request only.

Caterers are responsible for providing trash can liners.

Recycling is required in provided recycling containers.

All trash shall be removed from the house and grounds and properly disposed of in the provided dumpster.

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 pick-up.

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 wiped down and cleaned.

A catering representative is required to check-out with the Legare Waring House Manager-on-Duty or the client will not receive their security deposit.


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  Catering Kitchen