The History

Circa 1798, The Gadsden House is listed on the National Historic Register + celebrated as one of the top 10 historic properties to preserve in Charleston.


The Federal style Charleston manor was originally built in the late 18th century by Revolutionary War hero Christopher Gadsden who presented his son with the property as a wedding gift. The home served the Gadsden family for many generations until the mid 20th century when the Historic Charleston Foundation began revitalizing the historic Ansonborough neighborhood + converted the private residence into several apartments + local office space. A final effort to fully restore the iconic landmark began only most recently.


The revival of The Gadsden House continued in 2014 as a collaborative effort by Luxury Simplified Construction in partnership with the Historic Charleston Foundation. The grounds were reimagined + underwent intricate restoration, transforming the site into one of Charleston’s most notable private event venues. The property features original heart pine floors, authentic floor-to-ceiling windows + the renowned Philip Simmons “Snake Gates” which combined with clean paint colors, impressive crystal chandeliers + thoughtful modern amenities, offers a seamless blend of historic character + contemporary elegance.

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For more information about the Gadsden House, including rates, floor plans and frequently asked questions, please download our venue rental guide.

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