Looking for a unique and memorable venue for your big day?

Riverbanks offers a variety of options for all types of weddings. From ceremonies as small as 15 guests and as large as 500, weddings at Riverbanks will be sure to impress!

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Wedding Package

This information is meant to provide a general overview of how weddings at Riverbanks come together! Please contact us for additional information.

Facility Rental:

We have two great spaces for your wedding reception. The pricing below is for a 4 hour event during our peak times. Certain months, Fridays and Sundays may be available for a slightly reduced rate.

Magnolia Room in the Botanical Garden — $1,750

Ndoki Lodge in the Zoo — $1,850

  • All tables and chairs are included in your facility rental. In-house Black, white, or brown table linen can be rented for $15 per linen.
  • Access begins at 3:00pm the day of for set up and vendor load-in.
  • Delivery instructions will be provided to your vendors prior to the event date.

Magnolia Room Only:

  • Tram service can be added on for your guests to be transported from the garden entrance up to the front of the Magnolia Center. Please ask for additional information.
  • A small, private boardroom can be used as a Pre-Ceremony Holding Space.


Should you wish to have your ceremony on-site there are a few additional fees.

Ceremony Chair Rental — $2.15 per chair (subject to change)

Ceremony Chair Delivery Fee — $120 (subject to change based on final guest count)

Ceremony Set-Up Fee — $450

All ceremonies must take place one hour after the Zoo & Garden close.

Food & Beverage Minimum Spend:

This is calculated based on your guest count and event date. Riverbanks has an exclusive onsite caterer that you must use. Catering staff is full-service.

Menu Styles:

  • Plated Dinners
  • Dinner Buffets
  • Heavy Hors D’oeuvres/Stations

Bar Options:

  • Full Bar or Beer & Wine Packages
  • Consumption Bars
  • Cash Bars
  • Specialty Cocktails

Elopement Package

Riverbanks Botanical Garden is one of South Carolina’s most beautiful and inspiring spaces to host your celebration of love and commitment to each other. Within the Walled Garden, bricked terraces overlook stunning views of a cascading fountain surrounded by a lush and colorful landscape.

Our all-inclusive elopement package can be booked for a Monday–Thursday date, 30–45 days prior to your event. This package starts at $1,500 for 15 guests or less, and includes the following:

  • Access to the Bog Garden, Walled Garden, Magnolia Terrace, and Magnolia Patio from 6:00–8:00pm.
  • Complimentary set up time of small décor items for the ceremony site beginning at 5:30pm.
  • A holding space with a private restroom that can be used prior to the ceremony.
  • A charcuterie and cheese board*, water, and a champagne* toast for up to 15 guests (including the couple and officiant).
  • A venue supervisor to assist with set up and cleanup for the event, and any questions you may have the day of the event.

*Dietary substitutions available. Please ask your sales representative for more information. Prices listed exclude a 22% service charge and a 10% sales tax.


Ceremony Chairs (Not owned by Riverbanks, requires a delivery fee.)Please ask
Unity Table & Linen$30
Cake Table & Linen (Includes cost for cake cutting fee.)$50
Additional Setup/Event TimePlease ask
Fruit Platter$50
Vegetable Crudité$50


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