Peninsula Grill Private Dining & Special Events

"At Peninsula Grill, you get the feeling that this is dinner how it's supposed to be done: a special spot for a special evening of elegant food and drink."

— Conde Nast Traveler

Imagine... A hidden courtyard illuminated by flickering carriage lanterns and tea lights dancing in the trees. This is the enchanting entrance to your event.

Imagine... Sophisticated interpretations of Southern flavors made with the finest and freshest ingredients sourced daily. This is the cuisine served at your event.

Imagine... A professional staff working tirelessly behind-the-scenes to ensure your event is flawless. This is the Relais & Châteaux caliber of service both you and your guests will experience.

Planters Inn & Peninsula Grill private events are available seven days a week. In addition to dinner, Peninsula Grill private dining is available for brunch and daytime events. For ten to 120 guests.

"Indulge in a multi-course dinner of seared foie gras, jumbo blue crab salad, and pan-seared snapper at the upscale Peninsula Grill... be sure to save room for dessert. 'The Peninsula Grill is just the best,' added one fan. 'My wife can’t stop talking about the coconut cake!' "

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Venue Spotlight: The Courtyard

Celebrate Like a Southerner: Embrace Charleston’s Alfresco Charm with Our Beautiful Outdoor Venue

Planters Inn is the only historic hotel in Downtown Charleston with a garden courtyard venue available for hosting private events.

Charleston is referred to as “a city set in a garden,” and preeminent landscape designer Sheila Wertimer is well known for returning historic gardens to their nineteenth-century glory. For the Planters Inn Courtyard, Wertimer created a bluestone terrace that beguiles in both scale and style.

Perfectly manicured ornamental boxwoods are framed by historic brick pathways frame, while crepe myrtle and palmetto trees, wrought iron gates, and Charleston Battery benches enliven the venue with distinctively Southern character.

Every evening at dusk, the carriage lanterns are lit by hand—one-by-one—until the Planters Inn Courtyard comes alive. Trees are illuminated, candles glow, and tea lights flicker in a magical twilight tableau.

The Planters Inn Courtyard was intentionally designed to accommodate a variety of occasions—from intimate suppers to lively cocktail soirees. A gathering that begins outdoors can easily transition mid-event into either of Planters Inn’s two private dining rooms, both of which overlook the Courtyard.

Regarded as one of the most enchanting places to socialize in the South, the Planters Inn Courtyard’s resplendent sense of arrival and ambiance will set the stage for your unforgettable event.

Venue Spotlight: The Garden Room

Our Signature Event Venue: A Classic Charleston Setting for Your Event

The Garden Room is an elegant 1,400-square-foot venue beautifully appointed with antique mirrors, historic reproduction sideboards, plush fabric panels, and a bank of windows overlooking the Planters Inn Courtyard. The Garden Room accommodates up to 120 guests for a cocktail reception and up to 80 guests for a seated luncheon or dinner.

Venue Spotlight: The Charleston Room

An Aesthetically Stunning Yet Unpretentious Dining Room

The Charleston Room is an exquisite 450-square-foot venue with tasteful decor that opens onto the Planters Inn Courtyard. The Charleston Room accommodates up to 50 guests for cocktail receptions and up to 32 guests for a seated luncheon or dinner.

We look forward to meeting & working with you. Please contact us to arrange a tour and discuss menu options.