Charleston has so many beautiful places that it’s not unusual for people to choose a non-traditional location for a memorial service. It can be a great way to honor someone’s love of nature, a favorite local park or simply an opportunity to gather friends and family in a lovely setting where they can share treasured memories.
Here are 5 beautiful spots around Charleston that would make a special setting for a memorial service.
1. The Cooper River Room is located at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. A sun-filled private room offers views breathtaking views of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and Charleston harbor. The space can easily accommodate a large group of friends and family members. Plus, it has a catering kitchen for a post-service lunch or reception.
2. Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site sits on South Carolina’s most historically significant piece of land: the site of the colony’s first permanent settlement. This spectacular event space fits beautifully within its natural surroundings. The space is filled with natural light and has a screened-in porch and access to a spacious lawn. It also offers large screen monitors in the banquet hall, which are great for sharing photos or screening a memorial video. For a smaller gathering (50 people or fewer), there is a private lounge with a private courtyard and comfortable seating.
3. The Legare Waring House is also located at Charles Towne Landing. This historic antebellum plantation home has a lawn overlooking lagoons and a spectacular avenue of oaks. This venue also has a catering kitchen and plenty of parking, so it can easily accommodate a larger service.
4. The South Carolina Aquarium is the perfect place to celebrate someone who loved spending time on the water or who had a soft spot for marine life. Situated on the Charleston harbor, this space has a beautiful harbor overlook along with various aquarium galleries that can hold a range of guests from 50 to 500.
5. Consider The Lake House at Bulow for a more modest celebration of 150 or fewer guests. This site is managed by the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission and can be found off the beaten path near Red Top. It’s the ideal size for a more private, intimate service possibly limited to family and close friends. The home also sleeps 12 people, so it could be used for family members traveling in from out of town. Guests also have access to a patio overlooking the lakes and porches along with a full kitchen for a reception or other meal.
These – and many other spectacular settings around Charleston – are wonderful spots for family and friends to gather in a relaxed and beautiful location as they pay tribute to someone special.
To plan a memorial service that’s as unique as your loved one, turn to a trusted, local funeral provider like Stuhr Funeral Home.
For more than 150 years, Stuhr Funeral Home has been helping Lowcountry families and communities honor late loved ones. Their team has the resources, expertise and local knowledge to help you prepare for every aspect of the service, whether it’s at one of their five locations, a church, park or other Charleston spot. Most of all, they’re dedicated to providing the best and most professional care for their clients during their time of grieving and healing.