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How much is the deposit?
A deposit is required to secure the space for your date. The deposit is 50% of the event proposal or $5,000, whichever is greater
What is the rental fee and what's included in that price?
During peak season, the starting venue rental rate for a wedding hosted Thursday – Saturday is $2,500. Our venue rental fee includes a three-hour rental, the use of 80 x-back chairs, 10 sixty-inch round tables, standard linens, water goblets, silverware, and china. Additional rental hours are available at $250 per hour.
When is the final bill due?
Final payment is due 7 business days in advance of your event date.
Food & Drinks
Can we bring in our own food or use an outside caterer?
Outside food and catering is not permitted. Our catering menus are highly customizable and we will work alongside you to create the perfect menu for your event.
Can we do a food tasting before we finalize our menu selection? Does it cost extra?
A complimentary menu tasting is provided for weddings only.
Is there a food & beverage minimum that must be met?
Food & beverage minimums are specific to the date of your event. Please submit an inquiry to receive a custom quote.
What are the standard taxes, service charges, and gratuities?
Sales, beer, and wine is taxed at 11%. Liquor is taxed at 16%. Please note: on full bar packages, the package is taxed at 16%.
Are tables, linens, chairs, plates, silverware, and glassware provided, or will I have to rent them myself?
Our venue rental fee includes the use of 80 x-back chairs, 10 sixty-inch round tables, standard linens, water goblets, silverware, and china.
Can we bring our own wine, beer, or Champagne? What about hard liquor?
All alcohol must be purchased through Poogan's Courtyard. We offer a variety of packages, including beer, wine, and liquor.
Do you offer cake-cutting services?
Yes, we will happily cut your cake. There is a $3 per person charge for the service.
Vendors & Staffing
Do you offer on-site coordination?
Yes, we have an event coordinator who is happy to assist you with vendor suggestions, menu planning, bar packages, and more!
Can I hire my own vendors or is there a preferred vendor list we need to stick to?
We have a list of vendors that we will happily ecommend, but you have the ability to choose vendors that fit the needs of your event.
Can you accommodate a DJ or live band?
Yes, we can accommodate a DJ or small musical acts.
Where is the closest parking located?
The nearest paid parking lot is at 26 Cumberland. The nearest paid parking garage is at 82 Cumberland. Otherwise, metered street parking is available. Per the City of Charleston, street parking is free on Sundays.
How much time do I get to set up on the day of the event?
One hour of setup time is allotted prior to your event's start time.
What are the nearest hotels to the venue?
We highly recommend several hotels within walking distance to Poogan's Courtyard: The Vendue, Market Pavilion, and HarbourView Inn.
Is Poogan's Courtyard handicap accessible?
Yes, Poogan's Courtyard is handicap accessible.
Are there changing areas for the bride, groom, and/or wedding party?
We have private restrooms available on-site, but we do not offer changing areas for the bride, groom, or wedding party.
Decor & Rentals
Are we allowed to bring in our own decorations? Are there any limitations?
Yes, you are allowed to bring in your own decorations. We ask that you refrain from using any decorations that require nails, staples, or permanent adhesion. Please note: confetti and glitter are not permitted.
Do you provide heaters for the courtyard?
The courtyard is equipped with heating trees and fans to provide a comfortable environment year-round.
Who is Poogan?
Poogan’s Porch, the original restaurant concept from Poogan's Hospitality Group, was once a spacious, commodious home, erected in 1891. By 1976, the character of the neighborhood had changed suitably to allow for the conversion of the house into a restaurant. The last residential owners of the site sold their home and moved away, leaving behind the neighborhood dog that they had grown so accustomed to caring for over the years.