for fun, fashionable party-loving
couples hosting their wedding weekend
at their dream garden, private estate
or historic venue
A GORGEOUS BLANK SLATE HISTORIC HOME
The Gadsden House was built circa 1798 by a Revolutionary War hero as a wedding gift for his son - so it was literally made for weddings!
It can host up to 250 guests and you can have both your ceremony & reception on site
Some things to consider for your wedding at the gadsden house!
Where should we get ready for our wedding at the Gadsden House?
We definitely recommend you all get ready at the Gadsden House!
There is a suite on the top floor of the main house with a kitchen, bathroom and large getting ready room.
They also have another building on site for your partner & their team to get ready at too!
Where should we have the ceremony & what time do you recommend?
For small weddings, we love the upstairs ballroom!
For larger weddings, there are two spaces in the courtyard for ceremonies.
Our recommendation for your ceremony time depends on if you're doing a First Look or not:
You're doing a First Look - start at least 2 hours before Sunset
You're NOT doing a First Look - start at least 3 hours before sunset
What are the Reception options?
You can set up your dinner tables either inside the grand ballroom or outdoors!
Either way, you'll definitely want to consider adding some additional lighting options like candles & colored uplighting - it really adds depth to the reception space.
For how long & where should we plan to take the first look, couples portraits, wedding party & family photos?
We recommend doing your First Look at the Gadsden House and a few portraits on site but then we should hop in a car and go somewhere else!
Assuming you’re doing a First Look, we schedule 2 hours for the First Look, Couples portraits, Wedding Party & Family photos.
After the ceremony, we'll take 5 minutes of Just Married photos on the upper piazza before you go off to Cocktail Hour and 10 minutes for sunset photos while your guests eat dinner across the street at the Galliard Center.
We strongly recommend doing a First Look if you want any portraits at the Gadsden House. The venue is fairly compact so your wedding guests will definitely be in the background of all of your photos & they'll try to sneak up to you to talk which will result in less photos.
Hourly Coverage Recommendation for Your Wedding at GADSEN HOUSE
Every wedding is different and so are the hourly coverage needs! If you're unsure how many hours will be the best fit for you, take a peek below at our recommendations
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & 30-60 minutes of dance floor action.
If you think your crowd isn’t really going to be the dancing type, or you just don’t really care too much about dance photos, 9 hours will work the best for you!
This is the best starting coverage option if your entire wedding is taking place at the Gadsden House
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & 1-1.5 hours of dance floor action.
If you’re not planning an exit at the end of the night (or you are but you dont care if its photographed) & you love dancing photos, you’ll definitely want your photographer for 10 hours to make sure there’s lots of fun dancing pics before everyone starts getting too drunk.
This is the best starting coverage if your wedding ceremony is at a different location this isn't the Gadsden House
Typically covers getting ready photos to the important reception formalities (toasts, cake cutting) & all of the dancing + your exit at the end of the night.
This is the best option if you want your photos to tell your wedding day story from start to finish, especially if you’re planning a fun exit at the end of the night like sparklers or confetti!
This is also perfect for those of you looking for blackmail photos of your friends doing crazy shit on the dance floor!
Catherine Ann Photography is an inclusive wedding photographer based in Charleston SC, serving couples of all races, sexualities, genders, and physical/mental abilities.
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party people hosting a wedding
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