Charleston Wine + Food seeks to create welcoming + inclusive spaces with facilities that are physically accessible (ADA compliant) and open to people of any gender, or “gender neutral,” as an important way to show full welcome + inclusion. We are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure attendees have access to all festival goods + services, regardless of ability.
Wheelchairs and Parking
We encourage guests and participants to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. ADA accessible parking and options for charging motorized wheelchairs varies by the venue. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding wheelchair accessibility or parking options.
While the type of restroom facilities will vary by venue, we will have physically accessible (ADA compliant) and gender neutral restrooms at the Culinary Village (The Lawn and NightCap). If you have specific questions regarding facilities at offsite events, please contact email@example.com.
While nursing facilities will vary by venue, we will have dedicated, private nursing spaces available at The Culinary Village (The Lawn and NightCap). If you have any specific questions regarding nursing facilities at offsite events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Sign Language interpreters will be available for a few of our larger performances within the Culinary Village @ Riverfront Park. To inquire whether interpreters will be at an event you are attending, please contact email@example.com no later than 30 days prior to the event.
Service animals are permitted throughout the festival. They must be properly trained and under proper care of their owners; remain by the handler’s side at all times and be harnessed, leashed, or tethered; be housebroken and relieve themselves outdoors; and be up to date on all legally required vaccinations. Anyone bringing a service animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury the animal causes. No emotional support, therapy, or companion animals will be permitted.
A safety plan for medical emergencies is in place for all festival events, and EMS personnel will be available at our larger-scale offerings. Additionally, a fully-equipped medical site staffed by trained personnel is located at the Culinary Village @ Riverfront Park. Check the Charleston Wine + Food mobile app for exact locations.
If you are attending an in-restaurant brunch, lunch, or Signature Dinner and have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, February 18. The chefs at these events will do their best to accommodate special dietary needs, but we emphasize this is only a request.
While chefs provide a variety of food offerings at events, all other events are not able to accommodate special dietary needs or food allergies.
Additional Service Requests
Charleston Wine + Food will consider any request by an attendee with a disability for reasonable modification of its policies, practices, or procedures or for auxiliary aids + services that will permit the attendee equal enjoyment of the festival. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to ensure our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request.
In continually striving to make our festival more accessible, we encourage you to contact us at email@example.com for any of your accessibility-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about ADA policies or services, please reach out to us. We welcome + encourage any feedback and suggestions from our attendees.