Charleston Women Summer 2024

65 | | the Rutledge Room, such as passed hors d’oeuvres like beetroot hummus atop Persian cucumber with poppyseed and mint. As a nod to the past, Hamby Catering’s pastry chef also features its take on the erstwhile Hominy Grill poundcake. Visit to learn more about customizing your next event. CIRCA 1886 Adjacent to the historic Wentworth Mansion, a Charming Inns property, the carriage house has been transformed into Circa 1886, an iconic restaurant and venue space. Downstairs, the bar, initially the blacksmith room and kitchen, still has the original fireplace and the adjoining dining room was where the carriages were once housed. Tucked away from the restaurant, the private Garden Room is the ideal setting for quiet and intimate dinners for up to 12 guests and for larger private events. The Tack Room, once the quarters for staff, hosts banquets for up to 40. Additionally, Patio Time is available for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres prior to formal celebrations, social lunches and showers. An additional bonus at Circa 1886 is Sommelier John Riddick’s selection of fine wine to pair with courses that include mouthwatering dishes like duck breast with fava bean puree, carrots, cherries and truffle glace. Together, the talented, professional, friendly and accommodating staff who are passionate about what they do, create a wow factor that leaves their guests speechless. Visit for more. SORELLE An Italian word for two friends who are close like sisters, Sorelle blends the history of the elegant building it is housed in with Southern Italian cuisine and Lowcountry hospitality. Whatever the occasion, Sorelle offers an unforgettable experience in a lavish architectural space where no expense has been spared. For smaller family gatherings, enjoy a place at the Mercato table, which seats up to 13, on the ground floor behind the marketplace and upscale coffee shopdeli. For a more formal and intimate experience for up to eight guests, step through the chic bar and into the jewel box that is the Wine Room, a sumptuous backdrop for a tasting journey guided by female sommelier Eleni Rigas. Upstairs, the grand dining room, housing 16 tables, is a portal to the Italian countryside with a breathtaking mural hand-painted with lifelike cypress trees and rolling hills. To feel the heartbeat of Sorelle, pull up a seat at the chef’s table, seating six, adjacent to the open kitchen where the action happens. For the ultimate celebration, book the hidden Private Dining Room, resplendent with a terrace, featuring a fire pit, which is attached to a living room and dining space that accommodates up to 11 guests. To create your bespoke event, visit HOLY CITY HOSPITALITY If sophisticated elegance is the objective for parties of 20 to 200, then look no further than one of four grand dining rooms hidden upstairs from 39 Rue de Jean, Victor’s Seafood & Steak, Vincent Chicco’s and Virginia’s on King; quintessential Charleston restaurants operated by the Holy City Hospitality Group. Architectural features such as exposed brick, vaulted ceilings, private entrances, sweeping staircases and classical Charleston interiors, paired with a wide array of menu choices and a giant dose of southern hospitality, lend an unforgettable experience of the Lowcountry charm that defines our beautiful city. See for more. Charleston Women in Food Sweet Simplicity at Sorelle A Holy City Hospitality event space