The Woodlands Nature Reserve

Charleston, SC View map Visit website
Up to 300 guests


The Woodlands Nature Reserve is an outdoor wedding venue situated on 6,000 acres in Charleston, South Carolina. One of largest privately owned nature preserves in the area, this property features 11 lakes, a blackwater swamp, and dappled forests. The team is dedicated to creating a space where visitors can enjoy immersive outdoor experiences and tranquil private events. They are also committed to protecting the land and its natural beauty while still letting others enjoy its abundance. They invite you and your partner to host your one-of-a-kind celebration at their spectacular open-air venue.

Facilities and Capacity
The Woodlands Nature Reserve has a number of locations that can be tailored to suit your needs and preferences. The 30-acre Oak Forest provides one of the most atmospheric spots for soirees. Here, you can tie the knot secluded from the rest of the world by enchanting, moss-covered oaks. During your event you will have exclusive access to this site, which overlooks two adjacent lakes. The largest open area for your wedding is the Green Field, which is easily accessible from the main entrance. This field is reached by a long, tree-lined avenue that will dazzle your guests, and offers views of Observation Lake. The most unique location is Zun Peninsula, which comes with several stylish Zun tents. Host your ceremony here next to Palmetto Lake, dine and dance under illuminated trees, and then stay overnight in the comfortable tents. Finally, the intimate Oak Circle is best for elopements and micro-weddings. This grotto overlooks South Lake and is nestled among a grove of moss-covered oak trees that create a romantic ambiance.

Services Offered
The experienced staff at The Woodlands Nature Preserve will work closely with you to plan and execute the event of your wildest dreams. They can recommend sites that suit your celebration’s style and size, help you book vendors such as food trucks, and suggest overnight accommodations. Some of these are situated on the property and include several campsites. During the festivities, you and your guests can even play a round of disc golf and explore the reserve. Your momentous occasion will be accompanied by scenic sights and stunning sunsets that you won’t soon forget.

  • Woman-owned

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Roualeyn de Haas
Roualeyn de Haas
Marketing and Sales Manager

Roualeyn has spent decades in the events, tourism and hospitality world. From years as a guide for luxury romantic safaris in the African bush, to the curated events at Charleston attractions, "Rou" has an eye for conceptualizing and creating beautiful memories. As an avid conservationist and outdoors lover, Rou will help you realize your dream of marrying a nature experience with your dream event.


4279 Ashley River Road Charleston, SC, 29414
(843) 400-3003
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