Where Your Special Events Take Off!
Admiral’s & Captain’s Quarters
Leadership Training Facility
USS YORKTOWN Fantail
Smokey Stover Theater
Vietnam Experience Exhibit
USS LAFFEY Fantail
Booking Photo & Video Sessions
Frequently Asked Questions
(843) 881-5989 firstname.lastname@example.org www.patriotspoint.org/private-events 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Welcome to Patriots Point
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ith unmatched views of the harbor and the
We offer more than 20 different spaces for
Charleston city skyline, the USS YORKTOWN
groups of 15 to 3,500 on board the ships and
at Patriots Point is an unforgettable event location.
on our grounds. Attentive service and ﬂexible
There is no place like it; a setting where history
catering options make every Patriots Point event
is the remarkable backdrop for special occasions.
easy to plan, yet hard to forget.
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Event Design by JMC Charleston
YORKTOWN’s ﬂight deck offers unsurpassed views of Charleston Harbor,
The crown jewel of the Patriots Point experience ...
the city of Charleston, and the Ravenel Bridge. Feel refreshing sea breezes on the ﬂight deck, towering ten stories above the harbor. The aircraft carrier is the site of one of the largest collections of historic aircraft in the US.
Hangar Bay III Event design by JMC Charleston
Hangar Bays HANGAR BAY I
HANGAR BAY II
This space is adjacent to the shipâ€™s theater, and is convenient for registration or bar areas, making it ideal for pre- or post- receptions.
Guests can mingle among historic aircraft and inspirational exhibits. Due to the layout, events will feel intimate, yet people can move freely.
Capacity: Seated 125 / Standing 135 Square Feet: Approximately 1,760
Capacity: Seated 150 / Standing 200 Square Feet: Approximately 2,680
HANGAR BAY III This area is spacious with open interior views, and will easily accommodate seated dinners. It is ideal for ceremonies, presentations, and galas. Stage area and sound provide for presentation or performance needs.
Seated 625 Standing 750
Photo courtesy of JMC Charleston
Weddings at Patriots Point
Tie the Knot
Photo courtesy of Richard Bell Photography
With wow-worthy views of the harbor and downtown Charleston and a rich history, the USS YORKTOWN is one of the most beautifully unique and memorable wedding venues in Charleston.
Photos courtesy of Monika Gauthier Photography
ADMIRAL’S & CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS
A D M I R A L’S Q UA R T E R S C A PAC I T Y Seated 25 Standing 35 388 sq. ft. Reception area adjacent to Admiral’s Quarters, 216 sq. ft.
he Admiral’s Quarters and Captain’s Quarters offer superior ambience for lunches, dinners, or cocktail parties. Wood paneling, unique artwork, and two connecting spaces deﬁne the area that welcomed senior ofﬁcers’ guests. Reserve the space as single dining areas or combined rooms. Table settings, with dinnerware, are available. Our adjacent LTF conference room can also be utilized.
C A P TA I N ’S Q UA R T E R S C A PAC I T Y Seated 25 Standing 35 416 sq. ft.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING FACILITY
LEADERSHIP TRAINING FACILITY The Leadership Training Facility is perfect for training workshops, corporate meetings, small events or retreats. The available adjacent spaces include the conference room, a breakout room, and the Admiral’s and Captain’s Quarters. Special features include ﬂat screen TVs, Internet access, convenient restroom facilities and an attached catering kitchen. All areas are Wi-Fi capable with accent lighting, sound system, heating and air conditioning.
CONFERENCE ROOM CAPACI TY:
BREAKOUT ROOM CAPACITY:
20-35 15-20 570 SQ. FT.
222 SQ. FT.
South Pier & Fantail SOUTH PIER OUTDOOR DOCK Our pier offers opportunities for waterside events directly adjacent to the USS YORKTOWN. With abundant breezes and water views, this is a great spot for corporate picnics, cocktail parties, and dancing. Capacity: Seated 200 / Standing 300 Square Feet: 6,600
USS YORKTOWN FANTAIL Located on the rear deck of the YORKTOWN, the fantail is an enormously popular venue. The overhead aft section of the ďŹ‚ight deck provides shelter from the elements with views of the Charleston Harbor and Charlestonâ€™s historic district. Capacity: Seated 80 / Standing 100 Square Feet: 1,664 12
Smokey Stover Theater SMOKEY STOVER THEATER The Smokey Stover Theater offers seating for more than 250 people, and can accommodate sophisticated audio and visual needs. The raised stage enables presentations and other public speaking. The theater hosts events as diverse as seminars, education classes, media coverage, and special movie showings. The Hangar Bay space immediately outside the theater facilitates pre- and post-event receptions.
CAPACITY: SEATED 261
The Grove Photo courtesy Live at the Grove
THE GROVE The Grove is a sheltered, wooded 3.5 acre site on Patriots Pointâ€™s landside. Surrounded by trees, and with grass throughout, this spot is ideal for a wide variety of events that call for a comfortable outdoor setting, segregated from other activities. The Grove has been the site for weddings, concerts, food events, exhibits and other types of activities.
Sponson SPONSON This space commands wonderful views of the harbor and Charleston city skyline. It is open to refreshing sea breezes, yet protected by overhead cover. The Sponson is perfect for smaller, more intimate events of 20-25 people: business luncheons, breakfasts, and cocktail parties.
The Vietnam Experience
THE VIETNAM EXPERIENCE EXHIBIT The interactive Vietnam Experience Exhibit, located landside of the YORKTOWN, accommodates a wide variety of events, from reunions and recognition ceremonies, to oyster roasts and barbecues. Guests will enjoy being immersed in this representation of a typical support base camp from the war, socializing among authentic and rare Vietnam-era artifacts, such as the CH-46 Sea Knight and MK1 River Patrol Boat. The Quonset Hut, our newest addition to the exhibit, now provides indoor, climate controlled space with tables and seating. Capacity: 350 Space: 3.5 acres
WARDROOM This climate controlled venue is perfect for smaller groups of up to 75. The Wardroom has been a popular choice for business retreats, meetings and classic gatherings. Capacity: Seated 75 Square Feet: 2,520
Located on the rear deck of the USS LAFFEY, the fantail is a unique venue. Enjoy water views and harbor breezes with the protection of overhead cover. Cocktail parties, receptions, seated dinners, and ceremonies are only a few of the many possibilities for this exterior event space.
USS LAFFEY FANTAIL
PICNIC AREA This outdoor space is a great spot for a casual lunch, barbecue, or oyster roast. Large oak trees provide ample shade. There are plenty of picnic tables. The view is direct to the USS YORKTOWN and the historic harbor. Capacity: 2,500 Space: 0.25 acre, 15 picnic tables
WATER’S EDGE The Water’s Edge is a great outdoor location to take in the sights of Charleston Harbor. Have your next outdoor reception or party right here on the waterline facing the USS YORKTOWN. Capacity: 300
Photo courtesy Live at the Grove
Capacity: Seated 80 / Standing 100
YORKTOWN SERVICES (Top Shelf Catering) ÇŠ
Variety of Hosted and Cash Bars
Craft Beer Packages and Specialty Drinks
Food Service Photos courtesy of JMC Charleston
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Podium Sound System Microphones, wired or wireless Projection Screen Ceremonial Bell
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Booking Photo & Video
ith a remarkable historic backdrop and stunning water and landside views, Patriots
Point is a unique venue for local, regional, and national photography and video projects. Our location has been a top choice for creative professionals for many years, including:
Lifetime’s ‘Army Wives’
SyFy’s ‘Ghost Hunters’
Frequently Asked Questions
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS What types of venues do you have available at Patriots Point? With spaces to ﬁt 15 to 3,500 people, we are likely to have at least one venue option that will be ideal for your group’s size and other needs. There are spaces on board the YORKTOWN, as well as outside on our grounds. Some of our enclosed spaces are climate controlled.
Tenting is permitted on the Flight Deck and all piers, as well as in areas off the ship. At this time, Patriots Point does not offer tenting; however, we can provide you with a list of local vendors. For more information, please contact the Events Rentals Department, (843) 881-5989 or EventsRentals@patriotspoint.org.
Is security available for events? What are the costs of renting the venue? Rental prices are quoted upon request and based on spaces used for the event. A basic guideline to prices for all of our spaces is available. Additionally, audio/visual, parking, optional tours, and other costs are itemized and available for your review while planning your event. To get quotes, please contact the Events Rentals Department, (843) 881-5989 or EventsRentals@patriotspoint.org.
How do I hold a date? After a client expresses ﬁrm interest in a space, the desired date of your event will be placed on hold, while space availability is checked and conﬁrmed. Once the client approves the reservation, Patriots Point will send a contract and a 50% deposit of the total fee is required. Deposits are nonrefundable; but in the event that you must cancel, this amount can be applied to a future event.
What time can my event start and end? Rental fees are based on a four hour event minimum, with events generally scheduled from 9AM-10:30PM. All times are subject to compatibility, availability, and other Patriots Point functions. Please note, overtime charges will be incurred for each additional hour or portion thereof.
Is there parking available for guests at the venue? Parking is available at the Patriots Point parking lot, within walking distance of all venues. Parking is charged at $5 per vehicle per day.
Patriots Point provides a public safety ofﬁcer for every special event. Large events (such as concerts, proms and parties) may require the use of off-duty Mount Pleasant Police Ofﬁcers. This will be coordinated through the Events Department.
Is smoking permitted at Patriots Point? There is no smoking permitted anywhere on board the USS YORKTOWN or USS LAFFEY. Smoking is permitted outdoors in a designated area below Elevator Three.
Do you have access for persons with disabilities? We are ADA compliant, with an elevator on board the YORKTOWN providing access to the Hangar Bay Level, Flight Deck, and Quarters. Accessibility for each venue space should be discussed in advance of conﬁrming a location with the Events Coordinator.
Can banners, signs or other décor be hung in the event area? Banners and signs are permitted. Existing museum signage cannot be moved. Nothing can be hung from, or applied to, our exhibits. All event signage must be removed at the conclusion of an event. Please speak to the Events Rentals Department regarding speciﬁc rules, (843) 881-5989 or EventsRentals@patriotspoint.org.
Does the USS YORKTOWN have air conditioning? Some inside spaces are both air conditioned and heated. Please discuss speciﬁc spaces in advance with the Events Manager.
Do you have an onboard caterer?
How can we support Patriots Point?
Top Shelf Catering Company is the ofﬁcial caterer of Patriots Point. Top Shelf provides affordable, high-quality catering and service for all events with a full-range menu to ﬁt any occasion. Outside caterers are allowed, but if your event is booked with Top Shelf, you get a signiﬁcant discount on your venue space fee. Please contact the Events Rentals Department, (843) 881-5989 or EventsRentals@patriotspoint.org for more details.
By scheduling an event at Patriots Point, you are providing support. We also have a variety of membership programs. Please visit www.PatriotsPoint.org for more information. Additionally, donations are always appreciated and will support our programs and services.
Can more than one event occur at the same time? The Events Rentals Department will determine the types and number of events that may occur simultaneously to make sure that the events will not interfere with one another, and that they will not be disruptive to daily visitors.
Is tenting permitted? Do you supply tents?
40 Patriots Point Rd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 843.881.5989 www.PatriotsPoint.org