Weddings have always held a special position in Charleston’s culture. From the moment everyone turns to watch you walk down the isle to the beautiful reception overlooking the water, there are few moments that aren’t priceless. It can be hardly described at that moment when you take that last breath before the ceremonial kiss that you’re living out a dream. All eyes are on you and there isn’t a second that your emotions aren’t running wild. You know people will be talking about the dress, the food, and maybe some of the funny things that happened during the reception, but one thing all your guests will remember is where you held the wedding and ceremony.
Finding the Right Place for Your Wedding
Charleston has no shortage of storybook settings to host your magical night. From historic churches sitting in the heart of classical Charleston to beautiful backdrops of sand dunes and ocean, there’s a place to call your wedding home. If you want sail along the harbor and exchange vows, there are stunning sailboats and micro-cruises to bring that dream to life. If you’ve imagined walking down the isle outside with timeless oak trees guarding the ceremony and lovely songbirds singing in the background, places like Middleton Place and the Woodlands will be waiting to create unforgettable moments. Or if you’ve always dreamed of having a traditional wedding in the perfect church setting, there is no shortage of choices.
Here are some unique places to consider for your Charleston wedding:
1. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
With expansive views of the Ashley River, step through a intimate garden and realize there is no better place for a romantic ceremony than Magnolia Gardens. Oaks draped in Spanish Moss and blooming flowers are only the beginning to a lovely experience. Have the reception in the nearby Plantation house, where you can see how southern hospitality was born. For more details, visit their website: click here.
2. Carolina Girl Yacht
As Charleston’s only exclusive yacht, you’ll find yourself exchanging vows on an fluid setting of Charleston’s beautiful harbor. With unparalleled views of the historic district and the Cooper River Bridge, you’ll have plenty of reason to brag the next morning. Sail along glistening waters and make the have the perfect reception in a luxury yacht. For more details, visit their website: click here.
3. Wild Dunes Resort
The beach wedding takes on a new meaning at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms. From indoor and outdoor venues, you can create the perfect blend for your wedding story. From a charming ceremony on white sands to a lovely dinner in the midst of local surf, Wild Dunes is every couples perfect beach wedding destination. For more details, visit their website: click here.
A Charleston Wedding
There’s always one feeling that pervades every wedding in Charleston: Magical. Whichever taste you might have or ideas you want to see come true, Charleston has never failed to impress and create the most unforgettable moment in your life. If you don’t believe us, try living here a few years and see what we mean. There’s a reason people never leave Charleston!