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Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, SC View map Visit website
4.7 out of 5 rating
65 reviews
$25k - $39k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

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$25k - $39k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Found just a short drive north of the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Charleston, Wild Dunes Resort is situated on sunny and scenic Isle of Palms. With its laid-back southern charm and surrounding barrier island community, Wild Dunes is made up of 1,600 acres of authentic oceanfront beauty. With its variety of accommodations, award-winning golf courses, restaurants, shops, and the best southern hospitality around, Wild Dunes is the perfect option for your dream wedding. We invite you to escape with us to our one-of-a-kind venues, all offering the perfect backdrop for your special occasion. Whether you’re interested in a beach ceremony, a garden reception, a shrimp and grits station, or more formal plated offerings, our team of event specialists are with you every step of the way to bring your wedding vision to life.

Now open, the new Sweetgrass Inn hotel at Wild Dunes Resort is the premier destination for weddings and events in Charleston, SC. Sweetgrass Inn will offer 153 guestrooms and 30,000 square feet of new event space, including the Lowcountry’s first and only oceanfront rooftop ballroom and terrace with unparalleled ocean and marsh views.

The Sweetgrass Inn’s iconic Indigo Room & Rooftop is the Lowcountry’s first and only rooftop venue of its kind, perfect for formal events and weddings. Sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, intracoastal waterway, Lowcountry marshes, and even the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in the distance will provide a stunning backdrop for any event. This sixth-floor space will be the only vantage point of its kind, rising above the oceanfront resort community’s canopy of palms and aged live oak trees. Guests will adore Wild Dunes Resort’s signature sandy beaches and the coastal blue waters from this sky-high venue, offering unmatched views of the Lowcountry’s signature splendor, as never before seen.

Say “I do” with a rooftop ocean view or beach chic ceremony with toes in the sand. With an array of indoor and outdoor venue options; onsite catering and accommodations; and the best of natural Lowcountry beauty at your fingertips, you and your guests can relax into the modern coastal charm of Charleston’s Island Resort. Your guests will enjoy making your wedding a destination with our world-class spa, dining, award-winning golf, and so much more.

Facilities and Capacity
Wild Dunes Resort provides 15 spaces featuring covered outdoor, uncovered outdoor, and indoor settings to choose from. Couples can invite up to 500 family and friends to join them as they say their vows inside the ballrooms or underneath the Grand Pavilion, Sweetgrass Pavilion, or on our beautiful beach. The croquet lawns are perfect for intimate gatherings and wedding parties after the ceremony. Whether couples desire coastal elegance or more of a casual, beachy vibe, these spaces can accommodate your style preferences.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$1,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$19

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

15

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Beach
Hotel
Resort

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

What months are included in your peak season?

March
April
May
June
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
July
August
December
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    Susan J. Married on 03/12/2022
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    Absolutely Perfect!

    We had our ceremony and reception on the rooftop of the Sweetgrass in at Wild Dunes and it was absolutely perfect. The venue is breathtaking with panoramic ocean views. You have access to both the terrace area as well as the ballroom. We did a morning ceremony with brunch following. The food was fantastic and our friends and family are still taking about the chicken and sweet potato hash.
    The best part was working with Samantha Ellyn as our catering coordinator. She thought of every detail and executed perfectly. We had horrible weather the morning of our wedding and she made every effort to make sure we could have the ceremony outside under the covered pergola. I believe she even put in a good word with Mother Nature to make the sun come out 15 minutes before I walked down the aisle.
    I can't say enough wonderful things about this location or Samantha. They made our wedding day magical and perfect in every way.
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    Kelsey M. Married on 09/25/2021
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    Incredible experience and beautiful venue!

    We got married at the Sweetgrass Inn at Wild Dunes- it's truly the perfect space for everything from ceremony to reception. The view was incredible, and it's so beautiful you can get away with minimal decor. Samantha was incredible to work with through planning our wedding and welcome party. The weekend of, she went out of her way to check in on everything in person and make herself available for anything we needed. Both events were so well coordinated thanks to Samantha and our planner- they were such a great team and communicated with each other so I got to be stress-free the weekend of the wedding. Samantha is such a sweetheart, and the little personal touches really made us feel at home at Wild Dunes. She left sweet notes and gifts for our parents for us when we arrived. Everyone of our friends and family wants to come back here as soon as possible!
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    Robyn Married on 05/10/2021
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    An Incredible Wedding at Wild Dunes Resort

    WOW! Having our wedding at Wild Dunes Resort was the best decision ever! It was truly a wonderful experience working with Samantha and the Wild Dunes Resort team. They have great packages for every type of wedding and make wedding planning as easy as possible. Samantha was responsive and made sure everything that we wanted was executed seamlessly. Our guests could not stop raving about how beautiful every element of our wedding (views, table decor, flowers). I couldn't have asked for a better day and wedding!
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Awards

  • 65
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Sonya & Christian
    32 photos · 05/22/2021
  • Lindsey & Tj Belevender
    19 photos · 06/29/2019
  • Cory & Hilary
    21 photos · 04/16/2016

Deals

Wild Dunes Resort 1
Offer

In Charleston, brunch is more than just a meal- it's a culture. Naturally, here at Charleston's Island Resort, we believe that brunch has just what it takes to make your wedding memorable- down to the last mimosa! Treat your guests to a Brunch Wedding for the books, with these incredible enhancements and concessions.

Package dates based on availability. Minimum of 35 Guests in Attendance including Bride & Groom. Timeline of event-based off 10:30 AM Ceremony, followed by a 3 Hour Reception.

$100 per person + tax & service charge

Package Includes:

  • Wild Dunes Beach or Croquet Lawn Ceremony Option
  • Wild Dunes Croquet Lawn or Indoor Reception Option
  • Reduced Rental Fee from $3,500 to $1,000
  • Sweetgrass Brunch Buffet, Plus Choice of Chef Action Station: Omelet, Taco, or Southern Hash
  • Three Hour Open Bar of Wine, Beer, & Soft Drinks
  • Complimentary House Mimosa Bar with Sparkling Wine & Assorted Juices OR Complimentary House Bloody Mary Bar with Tito’s Vodka, Tomato Juice, & assorted garnishes
  • Complimentary Upgrade to a Suite for Bride & Groom Throughout Stay
  • Complimentary Wedding Amenity
  • Complimentary ceremony rehearsal location
  • Complimentary Use of All in house Tables, Chairs, Linens, Silverware, Glassware, Plate Ware, Dance Floor, Setup, Breakdown & Staffing
  • Access to 1,600 Acres of Barrier Island Beauty for Memorable Wedding Photography
  • Optional: Block a minimum of 10 rooms and receive reduced rates for guests upon call in
  • Optional: Upgrade bar from beer and wine only to a full premium bar for $12++ per person

Additional Services:

Looking for more? Allow us to recommend the area's top professionals and vendors for all of your other wedding needs. From photography to flowers, hair & makeup, live musicians, DJ, and more; let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll help make it a reality.

To start planning: Contact our Wedding & Event Specialist at cateringsales@wilddunes.com

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Classical Guitar by Gregory Classical Guitar by Gregory Wedding Musicians

Wild Dunes has an excellent team. I've played guitar for ceremonies on the lawn, on the beach, and even receptions inside and I am always impressed by the team players there!

Paragon Filmworks Paragon Filmworks Wedding Videographers

I love creating wedding films at Wild Dunes Resort! The location couldn't be more perfect, with the beach just a few feet away and everything else for a wedding day within walking distance—it's phenomenal. Wild Dunes Resort is a beautiful and unique venue in the Charleston/Isle of Palms area. Wild Dunes Resort makes for an amazing backdrop for a wedding film!

Darby Events | DJ+Piano Combo Darby Events | DJ+Piano Combo Wedding DJs

Amazing facility with just incredible amenities. Samantha Martin is simply amazing and one of the best in the business!!!

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Wild Dunes Resort frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Wild Dunes Resort?

Wild Dunes Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Wild Dunes Resort, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Wild Dunes Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting

At Wild Dunes Resort, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Wild Dunes Resort includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Premium Liquor
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of Wild Dunes Resort in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Wild Dunes Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Resort

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Wild Dunes Resort for wedding events?

Wild Dunes Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Wild Dunes Resort offer?

Wild Dunes Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Wild Dunes Resort offer for wedding events?

Wild Dunes Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Wild Dunes Resort have available for wedding events?

Wild Dunes Resort offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Wild Dunes Resort and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Wild Dunes Resort is recommended by 92% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility, 4.7 in professionalism and 4.6 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Wild Dunes Resort offer?

Wild Dunes Resort currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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