• “$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.


  • 31st Annual Progressive Dinner

    2016 Holiday Season - ALL DATES ARE SOLD OUT

    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 December. For the 31st year in a row, Circa 1886 restaurant and Charming Inns will play host to our holiday Progressive Dinner.  Guests are invited to start the evening with hors d’oeuvres at Historic Kings Courtyard Inn at 198 King Street, travel by carriage to Circa 1886 restaurant at 149 Wentworth Street for a three-course dinner, and travel by carriage to the 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.   The cost is $100.00 per person (Includes carriage, tax, and gratuity. Excludes beverages.)

    Please call (843) 853-7828 to reserve seats for the Progressive Dinner.   Reservations can not be made on Open Table.

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  • 15th Annual Dickens Dinner

    2016 Holiday Season

    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.  Hotel packages are not included.

    Please call (843) 853-7828 to reserve seats for the Dickens Dinner.   Reservations can not be made on Open Table.

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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.  Hotel packages are not included.

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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.