Charleston Luxury Events

Interview With Principal & Founder
Megan Lawson Holmes


Q: We all know Charleston is the premier wedding destination in the country right now but what sets CLE apart from the other event venue management companies and why would a guest choose one of your properties? 

A: CLE was conceived out of a demand in Charleston for truly luxurious event venues.  There are always going to be the event venue staples around town but today's brides want something fresh and new. Charleston is evolving into a more sophisticated town on every level and today’s bride and groom or party planners expect more. CLE offers guests more luxury, better customer service and we permit use of the caterer of their choice.


Q: Most event venues do not offer overnight accommodations yet CLE does. How does this help make an event even more memorable? 

A: We live in a world made up of a shared economy. Guests want to host luxurious events but also share in the lifestyle here in Charleston. By offering nightly accommodations, CLE is really offering the guest a little piece of Charleston. What is more fun than to enjoy a magical event and for a few nights get to feel like you reside in an historic mansion or on island estate? 


Q: What brought you to Charleston? 

A: I attended the College of Charleston, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor’s in English. My career started out on Wall Street where I managed money for high net worth clients. Event planning and entertaining was part of the job. Charleston always had a hold on my heart and after managing several of my own properties downtown, on Kiawah and Johns Island I began managing a real estate portfolio focused on luxury nightly rentals. This organically grew into managing luxury event venues. Whether I’m managing money or managing property what I am really doing is managing relationships. 


Q: What does the principal of a company like this do in her spare time? 

A: When I’m not managing my clients' properties I am managing my own, watching my sons play lacrosse and reading. If I am lucky I get to chase a yellow ball around a court and call it tennis. But I love what I do and it’s a 24-7 job so there isn’t much free time. I wouldn’t have it any other way.




General Policies

We welcome the opportunity to work with members of the film and media industry.

Tentative Date Holds:
  We offer a three day period to hold a date without a deposit and agreement. After that time if there is no deposit and agreement executed, the hold will be released. There can only be one date held at a time, and each date can only have one hold at a time.

Payment Schedule:  A signed agreement and a 50% deposit is required to secure a date and venue. The remaining balance is due 30 days before the event date. A credit card is required to hold on file for the duration of your event. The initial deposit is refundable for 90 days after the signing date on the contract. Any cancellations that incur 30 days or less from the event date will be responsible for the entire rental fee.

Insurance:  We require a General Liability insurance policy from the Client for the day of the event. This must be provided 30 days in advance of your event date. The policy must be in the amount of $1,000,000 and name Charleston Luxury Events, LLC as an additional insured. The address to use for the policy is 9 Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29407. We also require liquor liability and worker’s compensation policies that can be provided and arranged by your catering & bar company’s policies.

Rentals:  Tables, chairs, and décor are not provided with any rental venue unless specified. The venues do come as a 'blank slate'. Candles may be used, but they must be in a lantern or glass container. All rentals must be picked up after the conclusion of your event unless other arrangements are made. Any rentals or décor left the next day after your event will be subject to a cleaning/removal fee of $150. No décor or lights are to be hung from any of the trees on a property without prior permission. Fireworks are prohibited.

Catering & Bar:  We do provide a Preferred Partners list of vendors that we strongly recommend. Outside caterers can be used upon approval by Charleston Luxury Events. 

Event Timing:  Hours of each venue shall be determined between Client and Charleston Luxury Events.

Tenting:  Tents are permitted at each venue if space allows.

Noise Ordinance:  Established and enforced by Charleston County, all amplified music and all event associated noise is not to exceed the County’s approved decibel level and must end no later than 10:00pm sharp on Sunday thru Thursday events, and 11:00pm sharp on Friday & Saturday events. This is strictly enforced and we do ask for complete cooperation with this ordinance to avoid calls to the police which could result in fines and/or event shut down. Any fines incurred for not complying with this ordinance is the responsibility of the Client. All guests must depart the premises by midnight unless the venue provides for overnight accommodations.

Ceremony Rehearsals:  Rehearsals may occur subject to prior agreement between Client and Charleston Luxury Events.

Parking & Transportation:  Guests must park in specified spaces at each venue.  Valet parking is encouraged.

Vendors:  We do provide a recommended Preferred Partners list of vendors. This is a suggested list, and you are not required to use a vendor from the recommended list. We do require the Client submit a complete list of their event vendors 45 days prior to their event. Charleston Luxury Events reserves the right to deny access to any vendor or company not currently in good standing.

Trash:  All vendors will be responsible for their own trash. Failure to do so will result in a cleaning/removal fee of $200 to the Client.

Photography:  Access to the specific event venue shall be determined between Client and Charleston Luxury Events.

Any questions, please let us know!