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.
62 Reviews for Wild Dunes Resort
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Robyn · Married on 05/10/2021
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!Sent on 10/26/2020
Dara J. · Married on 10/16/2020
Wedding Venue-Amazing Space and Staff
Samantha and Corina were fabulous to work with! Our Costa Rica wedding was cancelled due to COVID and when it came time to select another wedding venue, we thank our lucky stars we found Wild Dunes Resort. They're planning, preparation, and attention to detail made our special day picture-perfect. The North Lawn is a stunning space overlooking the beach and lined with gorgeous palms and oak trees. The staff did an outstanding job from start to finish on our wedding day. I cannot possibly contain enough words to completely express our appreciation for a perfect wedding day!Sent on 10/20/2020
The L. · Married on 07/11/2020
From the mom of the bride
Our daughter always wanted a beach wedding, and we could not have picked a better location. Wild Dunes Resort exceeded every expectation we had. The beach front wedding and North lawn reception was just spectacular. The pre-approved vendor list made selecting contracted services (DJ, wedding cake, decor, photo/video) very easy, and we were surprised all but one vendor we had already wanted to work with was on the list. The one vendor that was not on the list was easily accepted (string duo). Mother Nature truly came through for a November wedding and allowed us to keep everything outdoors, but I have no doubt the back-up location would have been beautiful, as well. Samantha Ivain was remarkable. She met every challenge we put before her (with a smile), and truly went above and beyond to make sure our daughter's wedding was beautiful, fun, full of delicious food, and allowed my husband and I to just show up and enjoy the moment. We loved everything and had the best weekend.Sent on 12/04/2020
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
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Get married within 6 months of contracting at Wild Dunes and receive these incredible enhancements and concessions!
• 50% off venue rental fee
• 15% off food & beverage advertised pricing of wedding menus
• Complimentary champagne toast prior to the ceremony or at beginning of dinner service
• Complimentary Wild Dunes wedding cake
• $500 credit to be used towards a pre-wedding welcome reception or a post-wedding brunch
• Complimentary upgrade to a suite for bride & groom throughout the stay
• Complimentary wedding night amenity
• Complimentary tasting for up to 4 guests
• 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 additional services:
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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!
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!
Amazing facility with just incredible amenities. Samantha Martin is simply amazing and one of the best in the business!!!