The Southern is the perfect venue for private parties

Included in your rental fee:

The rental fee includes 6-hours of reserved time for the set-up, party-time, and break-down of your event. A refundable security deposit of $250 plus 50% of the rental fee is due at the time of signing the rental agreement.

The remaining rental fee balance is due fifteen (15) days before the event.

Discounted rates are available for eligible non-profit 501(c)(3) events.

To check availability and schedule a walk-through of the gallery, please call (843) 642-8020 or e-mail

*Weekends: Friday – Sunday; Weekdays: Monday – Thursday


Some things to know:

The Southern changes exhibitions every six to eight weeks. If your event falls between scheduled exhibitions, we can discuss options for artwork in our inventory to be installed. Outside artwork may not be installed in the gallery unless discussed and agreed upon before the event.

Artwork will not be removed for an event. We have exhibitions scheduled months in advance and can share information about the exhibit which will be on display during the anticipated date.

Two parking spaces plus one handicap parking space is available for your event – with the recommendation that all three spots are reserved for guests with accessibility needs. The Charleston Visitor Center garage, located at 63 Mary Street, is less than a 10 minute walk down Meeting Street. Cash and credit cards are accepted.

We have two entryways for guests; one glass commercial door plus a 9′ x 8′ glass roll-up garage door.

There are two ADA-accessible bathrooms.

Liability insurance is required to cover any damage resulting from your event. It is a Certificate of Liability Insurance obtained through your personal insurance or through The Southern’s insurance. If you would like to go through our insurance for your event, please select this option at the time of signing the rental agreement.

Events canceled 10 days or less from the event date are non-refundable. Events canceled 15 or more days from the event date will be refunded 50% of the rental fee.