The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is a luxurious, boutique property in the heart of Charleston’s Historic District. Experience this chic and stylish hotel featuring a wine tasting room and custom wine blending experience, specialty coffee shop and rooftop restaurant with a large terrace offering views of the Historic District and Ravenel Bridge. Guests have walkable access to Charleston’s Market, museums and waterfront areas as well as its vibrant restaurants and nightlife. The Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston is the only member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection in South Carolina. This collection is a group of strikingly independent luxury hotels and you’ll be able to have the comfort of Marriott’s superior brand quality while experiencing a hotel that is one-of-a-kind. Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston gives Grace Ormonde Wedding Style readers an insider's look on planning a wedding at Charleston’s most chic hotel.
GOWS: If you had to describe the property in three words, what would they be?
A: Elegant, Sophisticated, Boutique.
GOWS: How far in advance does a couple need to reserve a wedding date?
A: The sooner the better, based on available weekends.
GOWS: Are onsite wedding planners available for the wedding process?
A: We have onsite wedding professionals, but do require a Wedding Planner for any on-site ceremonies. Our on-site wedding professional can recommend vendors, planners, etc. but is mainly here for the execution of the actual event.
GOWS: Are accommodations and buyouts available? What is the capacity limit?
A: We are a 50 room property and will certainly do a buyout. Our ballroom can hold up to 80 people and approximately 200 in Élevé, our rooftop restaurant, depending on the vision and setup of the wedding.
GOWS: What spaces are available for ceremonies and receptions?
A: Ceremony: Atrium, Ballroom, Rooftop Terrace
Receptions: Ballroom and Élevé
GOWS: What are some of the amenities, incentives and activities that the property offers a couple?
A: Competitive Wedding Packages, Custom, Bohemian Wine Blending Classes—Couple can come in ahead of time make their own special blend and order it for the future wedding, Rooftop Terrace, Full-service Restaurant, Private Dining Room which is a beautiful Space for Bridal Party lunches, dinners, etc.
GOWS: Food is such an important element at a wedding; tell me about your menu customization?
A: Menu customization is at its finest here. We can do just about anything!
GOWS: What does the property offer couples and their guests that set you apart?
A: We acknowledge that service is of the upmost importance when planning your wedding day. As we are a boutique, luxury hotel our service standards certainly set us apart from the competition. The two departments that impact a wedding celebration most are the Banquet team and the culinary team. Our Event Managers are also very important in your planning process and on the wedding day. It’s nice to know that the person you plan with will be the person there on the actual wedding day to oversee the details provided by the hotel (such as set-up, food, beverage and time schedule of events).