Historic Rice Mill

The Historic Rice Mill is Charleston’s most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor event space. Located at 17 Lockwood Drive in the City Marina Complex, the Historic Rice Mill offers unparalleled sunset views over the Ashley River.

The building’s history is as colorful as the view. Built in 1861 and on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s one of three antebellum rice mills that still stands in Charleston. It has also served as a seaplane terminal and a Navy minesweeper base. While the inside of the building has been extensively remodeled, the exterior hasn’t changed much over the years.

The ground floor event space is perfectly appointed for a variety of events. Classic design features include exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, large double windows and pressed tin ceilings. The beautiful mahogany and marble bar is well suited for entertaining. The adjacent bar area naturally lends itself to live music and dancing.

The Rice Mill is available for event rentals seven days a week, daytime or evenings. Good Food Catering manages food and beverage service. No outside food or beverage is permitted.

The venue is seen by appointment only. Please call to arrange a time to meet one of our representatives on site for venue, food and beverage planning. For further information about the Historic Rice Mill Building or other recommended event locations, contact our sales team at

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