The Governor’s Mansion is a famously popular group destination in lovely Charleston. A Georgian Revival-style home, the Governor's Mansion has welcomed national and global dignitaries, ambassadors, public officials, and corporate leaders. The structure was designed by Walter Martens in 1924, an architect hailing from Charleston, who also designed several churches in the historic district.
Group members will have the opportunity to walk around the mansion as part of the experience and see several rooms including the Reception Foyer, the Drawing Room, the Library, the State Dining Room, the Ballroom, the Sunroom, and many others. There are also special collections within the home for you to explore. The Drawing Room has decorated wall panels and a mantel replicated from one in the President’s Cottage on the grounds of the Greenbrier Hotel located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. When you enter the Reception Foyer, group members will see a dual Georgian staircase which is considered to be the focal point for the beautiful room. When the group enters the State Dining Room, you will see an 18th century, 14-foot long mahogany banquet table. When it is extended, the table can seat 24 people and is used for formal dinners.
At the location, guests will have the opportunity to check out some special collections. In the Drawing Room, you will see the Drawing Room Chandeliers, the Beehive Urn, and the gorgeous Chinese Screen. The crystal chandeliers were obtained from the Victorian Ballroom of the Kanawha Hotel which was located on Summer Street in the downtown Charleston area. The Governor's Mansion is a fabulously designed work of art as well as a historically significant destination perfect for groups of all types.