From concept to reality, Absolutely Charleston’s services and events are custom-designed to meet the creative, specific, and budgetary needs of the professional meeting planners and executives we serve. We listen to our customers, present appropriate and relative options, and then work from conception to successful program completion.
While Charleston is known for antebellum landmarks and historic roots, a flourishing farm-to-table and craft-cocktail scene has made us a destination for foodies and history buffs alike. The town is such a culinary target that, in 2013, the James Beard Foundation announced its JBF award nominees in Charleston…the first time the ceremony has ever occurred outside of New York City. Absolutely Charleston has an extensive and varying repertoire of restaurants to fit your group needs. Whether you desire a beautifully appointed dining room, culinary cooking classes, food truck rodeo or progressive dinner, Absolutely Charleston will put together a turnkey evening for your guests and arrange for its successful operation.
Charleston hosts a variety of unique venues for your special event, and Absolutely Charleston’s team of professionals will find the perfect venue to fit your vision and budget. We work with venues of all sizes and styles to accommodate all of our clients’ requests. From antebellum plantations, private homes, museums, historical buildings, private islands, and luxury yachts to the newest hot spots, we will organize all details for you –creating a smooth process from the planning stages to the final execution.
Absolutely Charleston is proud to have a long established presence assisting locals, visiting guests, inbound groups, conference, and reunion planners with organizing group adventures whether large or small. Our unique partnerships allow us to unlock the doors of private homes and historic buildings, the gates of celebrated plantations, or the gangways of vintage yachts as we showcase for you one of the most important Southern traditions-hospitality and the art of entertaining. From venue procurement and décor to custom menus and entertainment, our team can tailor any event to fit your needs.
Corporate Branding and Amenities
Whether you are hosting a conference, board meeting, or social gathering, our design partners can customize any branding needs including but not limited to: Gobos, product collateral, apparel, tech items, and décor enhancements. The Charleston experience can be further enriched with welcome amenities and event keepsakes that address a particular price point or style. A few of our favorites include Sweetgrass baskets (unique to Charleston), hand crafted and locally inspired jewelry, upcycled Rewined candles, and Lowcountry gourmet foods.
Sport and Team Building
The Charleston areas semi-tropical climate offers an annual average daytime high of 74 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that participant sports and other outside activities are enjoyed on a year-round basis by residents and visitors alike. Absolutely Charleston’s seasoned staff can assist your attendees in taking full advantage of Charleston’s sunny skies, balmy sea breezes, and warm temperatures. Activities include golfing to accommodate any handicap, hands-on sailing regattas, nature-based tourism in the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, shooting sports, scavenger hunts, survivor challenges, and participatory cooking exercises using sustainable “Certified South Carolina” produce and proteins. Also popular among planners and attendees alike, are socially conscious opportunities where participants can have fun and build camaraderie while contributing to the community.
Charleston has a lot to offer with our cobblestone streets, antebellum homes, award winning gardens, majestic live oaks, and Revolutionary and Civil War sites. Absolutely Charleston offers customized private tours for individuals, families, and groups. For more detailed information please visit our in-depth tour descriptions.
Corporate and Group Transportation
Absolutely Charleston owns and operates its own fleet of vehicles to include Mercedes Sprinter vans, luxury SUV’s, Classic American Trolleys, and various sized minicoaches. In addition to our own fleet, Absolutely Charleston also works with a number of trusted transportation suppliers, and when needed we incorporate these partner organizations into our own logistics. From your initial site inspection to your guests’ farewell, our staff will be on hand to manage all of your transportation related needs. Our services include but are not limited to airport transfers, on the ground movements, meet and greet, exclusive conference concierge, and shuttles.
Absolutely Charleston works with several of the most respected and well known caterers in Charleston and the surrounding areas. From rustic oyster roasts to elegant wine-paired suppers our caterers can customize a menu to fit any event and satisfy any palate. With a professional staff, quality service, and full range menus, our caterers are sure to bring a wonderful food experience to your event.