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Event Venue & Private Dining – Charleston, SC

Distinctly Southern and exceptionally flavorful, the pawpaw fruit is the symbol of our restaurant. We offer a modern, Southern inspired menu of small plates, craft cocktails, and boutique wines. We are situated in downtown Charleston, and bring the restaurant to life with historic exposed brick, hardwood floors, live wood fire grill, and contemporary ambiance. If you’re looking for an exceptional event venue or private dining in Charleston, SC, don’t hesitate to reach out. To get more information, contact us at Events@pawpawrestaurant.com.

The Armory Room

The Armory Room event space is in the rear half of our restaurant. This room boasts a quiet space away from the main restaurant, featuring exposed brick and wood beams with wine cellar décor. This room is the perfect space for rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, receptions and large Charleston private dining events. The Armory Room can sit up to 50 guests for a plated dinner and up to 70 guests for a cocktail reception. Media and A/V available.

The Limerick Room

The Limerick Room is named after the original owner of this building. With sliding vintage barn doors, the room can be as quiet or lively as you choose. For a maximum of 16 guests seated, this room is perfect for meetings, baby showers, private dining and more. Media and A/V available.

Reservations & Additional Info

To make a private dining reservation, please contact events@pawpawrestaurant.com—or call our Director of Events, Brad Buchanan, at (843)297-4443. For more information on our event venues, including our menu offerings, fees, cancellation policies and more, please read our Private Dining Guide.

Event Venue FAQs

When can I set up for my event?

If no events are scheduled prior to your event, you are welcome to begin setup at 11:00 am the day of your event.

Can you provide room / seating layouts?

There are many ways in which each event space can be arranged. The event coordinator will be able to direct you to which setup will best suit your event.

Can I bring in my own cake?

You may bring in a cake. We charge a cutting / service fee of $4.00 per person. Please keep in mind, all lunch / dinner menus come with a choice of dessert.

Do you have parking?

Unfortunately, we do not have parking directly dedicated to Pawpaw. However, there are multiple parking garages in the area that are available for an hourly / day rate:

  • Concord / Cumberland
  • Coastal Parking Management
  • East Bay / Prioleau
Do you host tastings?

We offer tastings for the price per person fee depending on whether it is a lunch tasting or dinner tasting. All tastings must be scheduled on a weekday, prior to dinner service and scheduled events. Weekend tastings are offered, dependent on scheduled events and availability.