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Celebrations With Charleston Style

Circa 1886 is a not just a fine dining restaurant, but a beautiful event venue in downtown Charleston. From anniversaries and family reunions, to weddings, bridal luncheons and rehearsal dinners, our staff is experienced in creating unique, personalized and memorable events. We invite you to work with our chefs and bartenders to create a custom menu and specialty cocktail for your event or choose from one of our popular banquet menus below.

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The Tack Room

594 SF | Accommodates up to 40 guests

Perfect for: Private dinners, small wedding receptions, bridal showers, business luncheons, meetings


Our most popular private event venue, the versatile Tack Room is located above the restaurant’s main dining room. Highlights of this bright, beautiful space include two original fireplaces and decorative touches that are uniquely Charleston.

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The Garden Room

195 SF | Accommodates up to 12 guests

Perfect for: Private dinners, bridal showers, birthday parties, business luncheons, meetings


Warm and welcoming, our cozy Garden Room is tucked away from the bustle of the restaurant’s main dining room.

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Lawn and Patio

Accommodates up to 30 guests

Perfect for: Outdoor cocktail receptions, wine and hors d’oeuvres parties

Circa 1886′s tree-lined courtyard and patio are a beautiful event backdrop for get-togethers overlooking the lawn of the majestic Wentworth Mansion.

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Restaurant Buyout

Accommodates up to 90 guests

Perfect for: wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations

Enjoy the flexibility and exclusivity of a restaurant buyout featuring full access to each of the restaurant’s unique seating areas, including the two main dining rooms, Tack Room, and Garden Room.

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Monday - Saturday: 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. Happy Hour from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. (843) 853-7828