159 Rutledge


Prepare to step into a classic example of Charleston elegance. The beautifully-restored Rutledge House, located in the heart of historic Downtown Charleston, is an ideal venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, welcome parties, social gatherings, and corporate functions.

Located on Rutledge Avenue, the house takes its name from some of the most prominent citizens of Charleston at the time of our country’s independence. Edward Rutledge, the eldest son of Irish immigrant Dr. John Rutledge, established one of the first successful law practices in Charleston in the mid-1700s. He rose to prominence after freeing newspaper editor Thomas Powell, who was imprisoned for publishing critical articles of British rule. This acclaim led to him being named to the First Continental Congress and, at 26, was the youngest signer of the Declaration of Independence. By December 1776, the rest of the Rutledge family held many prominent positions in the Lowcountry. John was the first governor of South Carolina, Edward’s brother Hugh was speaker of the Legislative Council, and brother Thomas sat in Charleston’s General Assembly.

Featuring original heart pine floors and restored brick fireplaces, the 5500 square foot venue can accommodate 250 guests for a cocktail reception and 175 guests for a seated dinner. An abundance of space and charm makes The Rutledge House Charleston’s premiere destination to create memories that last a lifetime.

159 Rutledge temporarily closed due to COVID-19!