William Aiken House

456 King St., Charleston, South Carolina, 29403, United States

One of the city's most picturesque, historic, and popular wedding sites has suites where you can spend the night in a National Historic Landmark. Although the accommodations are generally booked months ahead on weekends,they are a good deal for mid-week visitors. In the Upper King area, the William Aiken House's carriage house sits on the back corner of the gated garden protected by towering ornate wrought iron and presided over by 200-year-old magnolia trees. There's a petite maze of Japanese yews and a koi pool on the property, which comprises two two-story suites with exposed brick walls, reproduction and period appointments, fine artwork, and stunning Gothic windows. About five minutes north, near the Citadel and Hampton Park, sits sister property Lowndes Grove, the only remaining plantation on the Ashley River downtown. Expect grand architecture, live oaks, and a sprawling piazza.


  • filled with museum-quality art
  • steeped in history
  • ideal for those who crave privacy


  • not for guests who want or need a lot of attention
  • suites don't have kitchens and are equipped with only a minirefrigerator and microwave


Phones: 843-853–1810


7 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted No meals