Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I decorate the Venue?

Yes. You are allowed to bring flowers, lighting, and candles. You can hang decorations only in designated areas. There is no glitter, confetti, rice allowed, no petals or other items to be thrown indoors or outdoors. All decorations have to be removed before 10:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, or before 11:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Where is the event space located?

We are located at 720 Magnolia Road in West Ashley, 3 miles from downtown Charleston.

Can I bring my own alcoholic beverages?

This has to be discussed with the Event Manager prior to the event and is based on what kind of event is being held. But for sure we request to hire a licensed bartender and pay the extra fee.

How can I see the venue?

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What kind of event can I hold at the Schoolhouse?

The Schoolhouse space offers a versatile layout that is perfect for large celebrations like weddings and conferences as well as more intimate celebrations like birthday parties, anniversaries and business meetings. Our campus includes a Main Hall, Gallery, Meeting Room and Full Commercial Kitchen.

Do I need to make a deposit?

Yes. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due upon signing the contract for your event. This deposit reserves your date at The Schoolhouse. The final 75% payment is due 30 days before the event. Once you pay the final payment, this amount is not reimbursable due to an event date change. However if you need to change the date, you do have the option to choose another date with no fee within one year of the original event date.

Do I need an event planner?

Yes, if you rent the Full Campus.

For smaller events, one designated contact person will have to be present on site at all times during your event. This person will have to be our only contact and can be designated upon signing the contract for your event.

Can I bring my own caterer?
Yes. The Schoolhouse offers a full commercial kitchen on site. You can either rent out the kitchen for your event at a cost of $300 for 4 hours of exclusive use and the caterer needs to sign a Kitchen Working Agreement. If a caterer brings you food without need for the kitchen, the extra food and alcohol fee will be due.
Do you have a noise ordinance?

Yes. Music and loud noise needs to end by 10 pm on weekdays (Monday - Thursday) and by 11pm on weekends (Friday - Sunday).

Where should my guests park?

Weekday rentals allow for 30 cars to be parked on campus. There is parking for 85 cars after hours and on weekends. Additional parking is available at Ackerman Park, ½ mile from the venue. Street parking is not recommended.

Is handicap access available?

Yes, the building is handicap accessible by means of a ramp. Every accommodation has been made to ensure the property is handicap accessible, but please inquire with our venue manager to discuss your specific needs.

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