Q&A

WHAT DOES THE RENTAL RATE INCLUDE?
The rental rate includes use of the courtyard gardens, piazzas, parlor rooms + bridal suite.

The property is accessible starting at 9:30 am. Friday + Saturday events must end by 10:30 pm. Sunday – Thursday events must end by 10 pm. Vendors have a 2 hour window post-reception to clean up + remove all belongings.

Please note that furniture + rentals are not included in the rental rate. All tables, linens, chairs, china, flatware, glassware, tenting, lighting, etc., must be rented through a third party vendor.

CAN I HOST A CEREMONY ONSITE?
The courtyard gardens + parlor rooms offer flexible ceremony space. Ceremonies with seating for up to 180 guests can be hosted outdoors while ceremonies with seating for up to 60 guests can be hosted indoors.

Ceremony rehearsals may be hosted onsite but must be scheduled 30-60 days in advance with King Street Hospitality Group. Rehearsal timing is dependent on the venue event calendar.

WHEN ARE DEPOSITS DUE?
In order to officially reserve a date, a signed venue rental contract + the venue rental fee in full are due.

Catering + beverage selections must be finalized no later than 30 days prior to each event at which time 50% of the total estimated invoice is also due. A final guest count is due no later than 14 days prior to each event at which time 100% of the remaining balance must be paid in full.

All deposits are non-refundable + non-transferable.

CAN I BRING IN MY OWN CATERING OR ALCOHOL?
King Street Hospitality Group is the exclusive provider of all catering + beverage services on property.

Wedding cakes may be brought in by a third party vendor + are not subject to a cake cutting fee.

A food + beverage minimum of $5k applies to events hosted on Fridays + Saturdays during in season, as well as holiday weekends including: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas + NYE.

DO YOU REQUIRE THE USE OF A PLANNER?
While a King Street Hospitality Group manager will be onsite to oversee catering + beverage staff, it is required that you obtain the services of an approved full service event planner or partial planning coordinator for all wedding ceremonies + receptions. In order to appropriately manage the event, this professional may not also be attending the wedding as a guest.

Planners + coordinators are required to submit a detailed timeline, floorplan, rental order + vendor list no later than 30 days prior to each event.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SET UP + BREAK DOWN?
Your event planner or coordinator is responsible for setting up, breaking down + overseeing all third party vendor load in + load out.

Set up may begin at 9:30 am + break down must be completed within 2 hours of the event end time.

HOW CAN THE VENUE BE DECORATED?
Popular decor include flowers, greenery, candles (in votives), photos, etc. Use of nails, command strips, tape, etc. is not allowed. Glitter, confetti + birdseed are also prohibited.

All decor must be removed within 2 hours of the event ending.

WHAT TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT IS ALLOWED?
Bands, DJs + other types of musical entertainment are allowed but all groups need to be approved by King Street Hospitality Group prior to signing the entertainer’s booking contract.

Bands are limited to 6 pieces. To ensure cooperation with city noise level requirements, all bands + DJs must utilize the in-house PA system. Please note, additional fees apply ($300 for DJs + $500 for bands).

The property features a built-in speaker system which connects easily to an iPod, iPhone or laptop + is audible throughout all indoor parlor rooms + piazza ceilings.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED + WHERE SHOULD MY GUESTS PARK?
While the “official” address of The Gadsden House is 329 East Bay Street, guests are encouraged to enter through private gates located at 38 Alexander Street.

Most guests walk, Uber or Lyft but there is ample city metered parking located at 38 Alexander Street + a city garage located at 33 Alexander Street. Vendors + guests must pay to park in either location.

IS THERE HANDICAP ACCESS?
Yes, the courtyard gardens are accessible by way of a ramp from the parking lot adjacent to the venue while the first floor is handicap accessible by means of a chair lift from the courtyard. The second + third floors of the property are not handicap accessible. Please inquire to discuss your specific needs.

WHAT IF IT RAINS?
All 3 courtyards can be tented if desired or in the case of inclement weather. It is highly encouraged all groups have tent(s) on rain reserve which requires a non-refundable deposit + ensures tent(s) are available for installation in the case of inclement weather. Please inquire to discuss specifics + pricing.

CAN I COME SEE THE PROPERTY?
The space is available for tours + site visits by appointment only. Due to the nature of the event business, visits are typically limited to Monday – Thursday 9 am – 5 pm + Friday – Sunday mornings depending on the event calendar.

Please email (hello@kshgevents.com) or call (843.737.4281) to schedule your visit.

Learn More

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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