• “$5 at 5” at Circa 1886

    Available Year-Round

    Grab a seat at the bar or on our patio surrounded by our lush gardens and take advantage of our popular cocktail program, “5 for 5 at 5.” From 5 until 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, guests can select from a list of five wines and five specialty cocktails created by our mixologist, all costing only $5. Wines will vary and include a choice of sparkling, two white wines and two red wines. In addition, guests are invited to stay and dine with us and enjoy our seasonal menu.


  • Spoleto Festival USA Pre-and Post-Theater Dinners

    May 27th - June 11th / 5pm - 10pm

    Spoleto Festival USA is one of the most recognized and acclaimed art festivals in the world, drawing thousands of visitors to Charleston each spring. The festival supports new and innovative works while enhancing public appreciation of the arts – from dance and music to theater and jazz. To accommodate attendees, Circa 1886 open on Sunday, May 29 for dinner and will serve dinner a half-hour earlier at 5 p.m. and close a half hour later throughout the Festival.

  • Blue Jeans and Craft Beer Dinner

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 / 6:30pm

    Guests are invited to join Chef Marc Collins at Circa 1886 for a fun and informal four-course Craft Beer Dinner. The menu throughout the evening will feature Chef Collins’ Southern fare and will be paired with a selection of Tradesman Brewing Co. craft beer. The evening will start with live music and a reception on the patio before guests journey through Charleston’s craft beer and inventive cuisine. Cost is $60 per person, excluding tax and gratuity.

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    Know of a father or husband in need of some rest and relaxation this Father’s Day? Here’s a perfect gift idea. Treat him to the Kings Courtyard Inn for a Father’s Day weekend in Charleston. Our special ‘Father’s Day, Beer and Blue Jeans’ Package features two nights in a Standard Room and two seats at the Circa 1886 Craft Beer and Blue Jeans Dinner – a four course meal prepared by Executive Chef Marc Collins, alongside craft beer pairings. Transportation to dinner is provided by a round trip rickshaw ride

    Rest, relaxation and craft beer.  What more could he want for Father’s Day? Treat Dad to the Wentworth Mansion Father’s Day Package. He’ll relish in two nights of luxury in a Mansion Room and two seats at the Circa 1886 Craft Beer and Blue Jeans Dinner – a four course meal prepared by Executive Chef Marc Collins, alongside beer pairings from a local brewery.

  • 9th Annual Sizzling Southern Celebration

    Monday, July 4, 2016 / 6:00pm

    Join the Wentworth Mansion and Circa 1886 for an Independence Day celebration from 6-7 p.m. with music, lawn games, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. At 7 p.m. the festivities will move inside with libations and a delicious 3-course dinner. After dark, guests head to the cupola with a glass of champagne to watch Charleston’s fireworks. The dinner is $75 per person, price excludes tax, gratuity and additional beverages. Reservations required.

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    Spend an extended 4th of July weekend in Charleston and partake in a true Southern Independence Day celebration. With this special package, you’ll relax and indulge in the luxury of the Wentworth Mansion for three nights, and enjoy two seats at Circa 1886’s Sizzling Summer Celebration. The 4th of July celebration promises cold libations and delicacies hot off the grill. After dark you’ll head to the cupola with a glass of champagne to delight in a panoramic view of Charleston’s many fireworks displays. (package price excludes additional beverages at the picnic)

  • Charleston Restaurant Week

    September 7th - 17th

    Circa 1886 is one of many restaurants around the state participating in September Restaurant Week. The goal is to showcase the thriving culinary scene in the Lowcountry. Throughout the week, Circa 1886 will offer three signature courses for $45.

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  • Wild Game Dinner

    Thursday, November 10, 2016 / 6:30pm

    From the field to the grill, the arrival of fall means enjoying some of our favorite game meats. For this four course Wild Game Dinner, Chef Marc Collins will showcase some of his winning wild game recipes. Cost is $85 or $115 paired with wine.

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  • 31st Annual Progressive Dinner

    2016 Holiday Season

    November 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th, 30th and December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd | 5:30 p.m.

    A much-beloved holiday tradition is back this November andDecember. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to the “Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner,” a festive evening where diners journey by carriage to three different locations. Guests are invited to start the evening with hors d’oeuvres at Historic Kings Courtyard Inn at 198 King Street, travel to Circa 1886 restaurant at 149 Wentworth Street for a three-course dinner, and wind down at Historic John Rutledge House Inn at 116 Broad Street for coffee and dessert. Hors d’oeuvres start at 5:30 p.m. and the evening wraps up at 8:30 p.m. A carriage will transport guests from one location to the next. The cost is $100.00 per person, excluding beverages.

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    Take part in a beloved Christmas tradition in Charleston with the Kings Courtyard Inn Progressive Dinner Package. You’ll enjoy a festive evening in downtown Charleston with overnight accommodations on King Street. Progressive Dinner begins with hors d’oeuvres inside our Pineapple Courtyard before a carriage escorts guests to Circa 1886 Restaurant for a three-course dinner. Before retiring for the evening, you’ll have dessert and coffee at the historic John Rutledge House. Package based on two people and includes two seats at Progressive Dinner and a Southern Party Cookbook.

    Take part in our most cherished holiday tradition with the John Rutledge House Inn Progressive Dinner Package. It’s a perfect way to celebrate Christmas 2016 in Charleston. You’ll enjoy a festive evening downtown with overnight accommodations at the dinner’s final stop: the John Rutledge House Inn. Progressive Dinner begins with hors d’oeuvres at our sister property, the historic Kings Courtyard Inn before a horse and carriage escorts you to Circa 1886 Restaurant for a three course dinner. Your final destination is the John Rutledge House Inn where dessert, coffee and your cozy room awaits.

  • 15th Annual Dickens Dinner

    Thursday, December 8, 2016 and Wednesday, December 14, 2016 (Tack Room Only) / 6:30pm

    Circa 1886 travels back in time this holiday season to retell a classic Christmas story. At the 15th annual Dickens Dinner, storyteller Tim Lowry will take guests to Victorian England for a lively retelling of English novelist Charles Dickens’ beloved novella, “A Christmas Carol.” The performance is accompanied by a four-course dinner inspired by the novel, prepared by Chef Marc Collins. Cost is $85.00 per person plus gratuity, tax, and beverages.

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    Travel back in time with a retelling of the classic Dickens’ Christmas Carol story accompanied by a four-course dinner at Circa 1886 inspired by the novella. Storyteller Tim Lowry will take guests to Victorian England for a lively retelling of the beloved Charles Dickens’ Christmas Story. Conclude your festive evening with an overnight stay for two in the luxury of the Wentworth Mansion, where your amenities include afternoon wine and hors d’oeuvres and hot southern breakfast.

  • New Year’s Eve 2016

    Saturday, December 31, 2016

    Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2017 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Saturday, December 31. Cost is $140.00 per person excluding gratuity and tax, and cost includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Other beverages are not included in the cost.

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    Ring in 2017 at the luxurious Wentworth Mansion. Our New Year’s Eve Package treats two guests to three nights in downtown Charleston and a special dinner to celebrate the season. On New Years Eve, guests will enjoy a festive and romantic six-course, prix fixe dinner at our Circa 1886 Restaurant, rounded out with two complimentary glasses of champagne. Return to your room and ring in the new year with a bottle of champagne.