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Tours & Events

Party at Aiken-Rhett House

Illumination Charleston: Opening Night Party

December 2, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Enjoy the Opening Night Party of Illumination Charleston on December 2nd at the historic Aiken-Rhett House. Hosted by Historic Charleston Foundation, the organizing co-chairs of this fabulous evening are Jaimie Dewberry and Alex Malloy.

Design vignettes from Southern designers situated throughout the Aiken-Rhett House will set the tone for the weekend as we showcase contemporary design and style while honoring Charleston’s unparalleled historic spaces. Guests will certainly enjoy festive cocktails, light bites, and the holiday spirit in this celebratory setting.

The Vignette Designers will be Cloth & Kind, Tammy Connor, Jane Scott Hodges, Jenny Keenan, Amanda Lindroth, Canaan Marshall, and Jason Reeves. They will work their design magic in the double parlor, ballroom, library, dining room, a bedroom, and the piazza. We cannot wait to experience the transformation of these historic spaces by these talented designers.

Please note: A portion of this event’s $200 ticket price is tax deductible. You will receive an acknowledgment from Historic Charleston Foundation via postal mail for the tax deductible portion of $75 per ticket. Net proceeds from the Opening Night party will support the mission of the Historic Charleston Foundation and the maintenance of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum.

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* Some events during the Illumination Charleston weekend are only available as part of a package. Other events, like the Opening Night Party, are available to purchase a la carte. To view all the ticket and package options, visit

photo credit: Leigh Ann Beverley

In addition to the generous sponsors below,
HCF would also like to recognize these individuals who helped light up HCF events during the Illumination Charleston weekend:

Claire and Jim Allen
Scottie and David Hoffman

Thank you!

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