About Historic Rice Mill

Built in 1861, The Historic Rice Mill Building is one of downtown Charleston’s most spectacular waterfront venues featuring versatile indoor and outdoor event space.

The Historic Rice Mill offers unparalleled sunset views over Charleston’s own Ashley River. The Historic Rice Mill is the only of Charleston’s three original antebellum rice mills that still stands today.

The Historic Rice Mill offers the best of the Lowcountry. Breathtaking waterfront views, historic property, and a well planned space, all tied together with perfect food and beverage options to create your dream wedding or bring your special event to life.

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, while the adjacent dance floor area naturally lends itself to live music and dancing.

Good Food Catering is the exclusive caterer for the Historic Rice Mill, offering fine catered cuisine with restaurant quality style and service in a variety of settings. Our sales team is flexible and creative in designing personalized proposals to fit each event budget, allowing you to feel like a guest at your event.


Inventive, Fresh Cooking. Thoughtful, Gracious Service. Lowcountry Sensibility.


Tristan Whisenant
General Manager

Whisenant first joined Holy City Hospitality in 2002, two years later she joined Good Food Catering as Sous Chef, and was promoted to Chef de Cuisine soon thereafter. Having been a part of Good Food Catering from its inception, the transition in 2006 to General Manager was seamless.

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