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John Rutledge House Inn Bed & Breakfast

116 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Toll-free 800-476-9741

Phone 843-723-7999

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The John Rutledge House Inn, circa 1763, was built by Charleston’s first governor and signer of the U.S. Constitution, John Rutledge. This Colonial home, located on Broad Street, is Charleston’s premier Bed and Breakfast. Just minutes from Charleston’s battery, stroll the streets and alleys in the heart of the historic district and experience one of Charleston, South Carolina’s antebellum homes first hand. In the afternoon guests gather for tea, wine, and sherry in the ballroom where patriots, statesmen and presidents have met. Start your morning with pastries delivered to the room and end your day with chocolates at turn-down. The John Rutledge House Inn is a National Historic Landmark and a charter member of Historic Hotels of America.

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$200-299, $300+

  • Visa
  • MC
  • AmEx
  • Discover
  • Traveler's Cheques
  • Gift Certificates

Holidays, Peak Season




Onsite, 24 hr


  • Laundry/Drycleaning Services
  • Green/Enviro-Friendly
  • National Historic Registry




Wireless, Complimentary


Main House Mini Suite with King Bed

Our mini suite is decorated with 18th century reproduction furniture. The room features original plaster molding, an elaborately carved Italian marble fireplace, and original parquet flooring. Other room features you may enjoy are a canopied bed, large bathroom with jetted tub and separate shower, triple bedded sheeting, oriental carpets and 2 with fireplaces, a CD player clock radio, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, waffle weave robes, in-room refrigerator with bottled water, and a flat screen TV and DVD player. This room type is only accessible via a staircase.

  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites

Double , Queen, King



  • Air Conditioning
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Bathrobes
  • Fireplaces
  • Hairdryers
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerators
  • Rollaway Available
  • Telephones
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Ironing Boards
  • Turndown Service

  • Cable TV
  • CD Players
  • Video Library

More about our rooms

  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Culinary Classes
  • Fishing
  • Garden Tours
  • Golf
  • Historic Sites
  • Museums
  • Sports Events

More on what to do at our inn


Charleston Weddings

Ballroom/Suite #7

The Signer's Ballroom will accommodate up to 20 people. The Signer's Ballroom and suite #7 combined will accommodate up to 40 people standing or sitting. Rental fee for the Signer's Ballroom is $650.00 plus tax. The rate for suite #7 ranges from $355.00 to $405.00 per night. Available event times: Noon to 6:00 PM only.


Our courtyard will accommodate up to 100 people standing. The rental fee for this space is $450.00 plus tax. There is no back up in case of inclement weather. Available times: noon to 6:00 PM only. Any tenting will be the sole responsibility of the guest.

A minimum number of sleeping room reservations are required in addition to reserving either of the above spaces. Romance Packages available. Restrictions apply to the following: music, rental equipment, event time, and food & beverage.

Circa 1886, nestled in the gardens of the Wentworth Mansion, serves Southern cuisine with a sophisticated twist. Circa 1886 is a beautiful way to begin or end your wedding celebrations.
We offer two private and intimate dining rooms that will accommodate parties from 10 to 38 people. Banquet menus are available for luncheons as well as rehearsal dinners and receptions.  Custom wedding cakes are created by Pastry Chef Scott Lovorn. Contact Circa 1886 at 843-853-7828 to make an appointment for a quote. Full service bars as well as extensive wine selections are available. Some restrictions apply. 
Contact a manager for further details at 1-800-476-9741

  • Ceremony
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bridal Luncheon

  • Indoor


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