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We're here to help. Let us know any questions that may come up during your planning process. Our talented hospitality team is ready to assist you! 

To ensure we find the perfect time for an in-person tour, please take a moment to check both sales managers' calendars, as availability may vary.

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Ready to take the next step?​

Use the form below to reach out to our sales managers,  Zoe and Marcie. They will guide you through the next steps, check availability, and answer any questions you may have.

Address

12 Cumberland Street

Charleston, SC 29401

Phone

843-793-4399

Email

Parking

The nearest paid parking lot is at 26 Cumberland Street. The nearest paid parking garage is the Concord / Cumberland Garage at 1 Cumberland Street. Otherwise, metered street parking is available. Per the City of Charleston, street parking is free on Sundays.

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FAQs
  • What is included in the venue rental fee?
    Our venue rental fee includes a four-hour event rental, 1 hour of setup, 1 hour of breakdown, the use of 80 x-back chairs, 10 sixty-inch round tables, standard linens, water goblets, silverware, china, and wine and rocks glasses for up to 80. Additional rental hours are available at $250 per hour.
  • What is the deposit amount and payment schedule?
    A $1,000 deposit and signed contract is required to secure the date Sixty (60) days after signing: 50% of remaining balance is due Sixty (60) days prior to event: 50% of remaining balance is due Ten (10) days prior to event: 100% of remaining balance is due
  • What are your guest capacities?
    Social and Corporate Events Poogan's Courtyard can accommodate 150 standing guests. For a seated meal, Poogan's Courtyard can accommodate 80 guests. Weddings For an on-site ceremony + seated reception with a small interior dancing space, Poogan's Courtyard can accommodate 50 guests. For a cocktail or social-style reception with limited interior dancing space, Poogan's Courtyard can accommodate 75 guests. For a seated reception with no interior dancing space, Poogan's Courtyard can accommodate 80 guests.
  • Do you provide heaters for the courtyard?
    The courtyard is equipped with heating trees and fans to provide a comfortable environment year-round.
  • 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. One hour of breakdown time is also allotted. Additional hours for setup or breakdown may be available at a rate of $250 / hour.
  • What are the nearest hotels to the venue?
    We highly recommend several hotels within walking distance to Poogan's Courtyard: The Palmetto, The Mills House, and The Loutrel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 see our pricing page for details.
  • What are the standard taxes, service charges, and gratuities?
    Food, beer, and wine are taxed at 11%. All other items and services are taxed at 9%. Liquor is taxed at 16%. Full bar packages are taxed at 16%. There is a 25% service charge. The service charge is not a gratuity. However, gratuity is not required. The service charge is applied to the entire bill and is taxed at 9%. We do not charge any payment processing fees.
  • 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, china, and wine and rocks glasses for up to 80 guests. Additional and specialty glassware is available to rent.
  • 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. We can also offer a cash bar option for your guests.
  • Do you offer cake-cutting services?
    Yes, we will happily cut your cake. There is a $3 per person charge for the service.
  • Do you offer on-site coordination?
    We have a sales manager who is happy to assist you with vendor suggestions, menu planning, bar packages, and layouts. We strongly suggest hiring professional assistance to manage your vendors, logistics, timeline, setup, breakdown, and details. Poogan's Courtyard is not responsible for the execution of these items.
  • 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 recommend, 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.
  • Do you provide vendor meals?
    Yes, we can provide meals for vendors you retain during your event. The meals for your vendors will be included in your final bill.
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