Like many Charleston brides, you’ve probably fallen in love with Lowndes Grove. And for good reason —the venue is spectacular. From its luxurious rooms to sunsets along the pier, Lowndes Grove is a picture-perfect choice inside and out.
We work as a husband and wife team to capture the best Lowndes Grove wedding photos for your special day. We are both accredited from the Hallmark Institute of Photography (where we met!) and have shot numerous weddings at the estate. Simply put, we know its sweet spots.
Rich in history and architecture, Lowndes Grove remains one of Charleston’s best treasures, featuring breathtaking grounds, period furnishings, and exquisite waterfront shots. Explore our photographs and feel free to contact us with any questions.
Lowndes Grove Plantation
A stunning waterfront estate, Lowndes Grove sits on 14 beautiful acres overlooking the Ashley River and Charleston Peninsula. Deemed a National Historic Place, the iconic plantation home features a circa 1786 Main House with a beautiful spiral staircase, rustic brick and oyster tabby terraces, and 10 window lit rooms furnished with elegant décor. Finished with a 750-square-foot piazza, it boasts spectacular views of the river and oak groves.
The grounds include a grand lawn and lush southern live oaks that frame the reception. Featuring a long pier and a glass-enclosed portico, it’s simply one of our favorite wedding venues, guaranteeing countless breathtaking photo opportunities.
Lowndes Grove History
The property is known for its rich history, including the Revolutionary War invasion, the first Charleston exposition or World Fair, and a visit from President Theodore Roosevelt. It is preserved by Patrick Properties, Charleston’s finest hospitality group, and has received meticulous care and attention from the award-winning team since 2007.
Lowndes Grove Plantation is just 20 minutes from the Charleston National Airport and neighboring beaches. It’s located in Wagner Terrace, a quiet neighborhood just north of Hampton Park and The Citadel. While tucked away from the city, the area boasts an impressive selection of fine dining restaurants, hotels, and shopping.
Features & Amenities
- Luxurious custom bed linens
- L’Occitane luxury bath products and Ralph Lauren towels
- Flat-screen cable televisions, wireless Internet, mini bar, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron and local phone service
- In-room amenity menu with advanced notice
- On-site parking
- Wireless internet throughout
- Multiple rooms for event planning
- Shuttle service to and from select hotels
- Handicapped accessible
- No food and beverage minimum
- Guest capacity: 560
With Lowndes Grove, you have to bring EVERYTHING in — from tent to chairs to knives. They’re upfront about it and are great about working with your coordinator to make sure you have enough of everything, but it can be overwhelming. The food, all of which is required to go through their catering company (Fish), is absolutely out of this world. – Tiffany, Yelp Reviewer
Billy and Rachel are fantastic!!! I knew the moment I met them I would love working with them. They are very organized and helped me with all the planning of the photography prior to our wedding date. They did a great job in every aspect, capturing every detail of our day! – Natalie K
They were great at blending in, yet subtly giving direction and ideas during the whole day. My favorite aspect of Hyer Images photography is that capture the realness of the day, very little staged photos. All of our guests absolutely LOVED them and how warm, inviting and in tune they were with what was happening and with each other. – Mandy S
Rachel sat down with me a few weeks before the big day to discuss exactly what I wanted and did not want. All of my specifications were met. Billy was great at catching the little moments; the ones you aren’t really paying any attention to. But that just shows you just how attentive they are. – Megan M
We truly felt like we were amongst friends with Rachel and Billy from the moment we met them at our Engagement shoot. They have a great way of making you feel comfortable by having fun, forgetting they are there and just enjoying the moments. Like I mentioned all of our friends and family rave about the two of them and how absolutely wonderful they were the day of and just how impressed everyone is with the quality and uniqueness of their photos. They truly have found their passion. We couldn’t have been happier choosing them to capture our day! THANK YOU!! – Mandy S