Waterfront wedding venues offer a breathtaking scenery combined with a relaxed vibe. Whether you’re getting married near a lake or by the ocean, there’s something oh-so romantic about a waterfront wedding venue. Browse these gorgeous waterfront wedding venues and start planning your big day.
Known for the oldest landscaped gardens in America, the Middleton Place venue in Charleston, South Carolina is filled with carefully manicured formal gardens that provide a romantic backdrop for your wedding. With its floral allees, butterfly wing-shaped lakes, and views of the Ashley River, couples... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Have a one-of-a-kind backdrop on your wedding day when you say your vows at South Carolina Aquarium; a venue located in Charleston, South Carolina. This aquarium, which is a non-profit organization, allows couples to be both in downtown Charleston and escape with their guests to an aquatic world... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
The Carolina Girl Yacht is Charleston's only exclusive special events yacht offering a variety of options allowing you to customize your event and provide the most unique and unforgettable experience for your guests. Visit our website for additional photos and information:... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Anchorage 1770 Inn is a wedding venue located in Beaufort, South Carolina. The Federalist-style manor is family owned and operated by Amy and Frank Lesesne, who uprooted their busy lives in Atlanta when they purchased the estate. Eager to relocate closer to the coast, they fell in love with the... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
The Creek Club at I’On, a venue located in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, is situated close to Downtown Charleston and local beaches. From the water and marsh views to the local foliage of live oaks, palms and azaleas on the property, couples and guests will be surrounded by natural beauty everywhere... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Harborside East, a wedding venue located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, offers couples a chance to gaze out on the sunsets over the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor during their wedding ceremony or celebration. With a setting close to the downtown at Patriot’s Point, you will be able to... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Nestled outside of Charleston a Five Acre private estate with Seven Private Islands all leading to a deepwater inlet awaits. Unlike other venues, this includes 7 bedrooms, a state-of-the-art chef's kitchen with 4 dishwashers, a private swimming pool, a full gym, and the entire estate to explore.... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Believing that every wedding is a special event, our mission is to provide services that recognize your uniqueness as a couple and enhance the happiness of your new beginning. Family Owned and Operated since 1995 Awarded Excellence in Customer Service by Chamber of Commerce Large staff to assist... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a hotel wedding venue situated in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This modern and chic building boasts stunning ocean views and a plethora of event spaces. This property benefits from the nearby serene coastline and its modern amenities. Couples can take... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Set on the picturesque Ashley Marina, by the banks of the Ashley River, the stylish Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront/Downtown hotel is in the heart of downtown Charleston, SC. Featuring over 2000 square feet of private event space including 45 Waterside. This waterfront, rooftop venue is 4200... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Toccoa Falls is a 186 foot, free-falling waterfall located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Toccoa Falls serves as a beautiful and unique back drop to wedding ceremonies, elopements, and pictures. The trail to the Falls is a short 100 yard walk from Gate Cottage, with a canopy of trees... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa is a wedding and event venue in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The hotel is an oceanfront resort with a beachfront retreat for you and your guests. They have sandy beaches, stunning views and luxury amenities including a golf course, fitness center, tennis... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
With majestic views and world-renowned luxury, Aspen is a desirable location for events from corporate retreats to mountain-view weddings. Why not host yours at the beautiful Inn at Aspen? This lodge is the only hotel located at the base of Buttermilk Mountain with ski-in/ski-out access, plus a... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Belleview Meadows is a custom-built wedding venue located in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Opened in 2017, this rustic but elegant venue can host weddings of any size and theme, easily allowing you to create the event you’ve always dreamed of. Belleview Meadows is nestled amongst 57 acres of... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Low Country Getaway on the Water is a wedding venue in Seabrook, South Carolina. Low Country Retreat has stunning view of the ocean, marshlands, pastures, horses, barns, and southern homes. Facilities and Capacity The property offers a range of spaces to host all your wedding events. They have a... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Experience a romantic beachside wedding at Kingston Resorts; a wedding venue in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This resort features a total of four spaces that couples can choose from, or mix and match, to create a dream wedding on the beach.Facilities and Capacity In each of the four separate... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort is a beach resort wedding venue located on Fripp Island, South Carolina. Situated in the scenic Barrier Islands, the oceanfront hotel features miles of uncrowded, unspoiled beaches. With coastal views of the Atlantic Ocean, the abundant wildlife of Fripp Island, and... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Unique and upscale our full service resort is nestled oceanfont on the North end of Myrtle Beach. Away from all the hustle and bustle, yet nearby and array of activities. Our property offers one to four oceanfront bedroom suites with fully equipped ktichens, living room/dining areas, complimentary... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Tides Folly Beach specializes in oceanfront ceremonies. With the beach right outside our doors and over 4,000 square feet of event space inside, Tides Folly Beach can accommodate everything from a casual buffet to a formal dinner. Our professional catering staff will work with you to design a menu... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Page Island is a wedding venue located in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Picturesque palm trees, warm sunsets, and a casual atmosphere come together to create the relaxing wedding day of your dreams. Enjoy a reception on the water or charter a boat to a secluded strip of land with plenty of... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Travel along the Coastal Plains of South Carolina and you will encounter sprawling beaches of golden sands and idyllic resorts to carry away your worries. The likes of Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach spring to mind, as do historic Spanish-moss covered trees interspersed with the iconic sabal palmetto, the state tree. Inland, rivers, such as the famed Chattooga River, cut through the terrain while lakes pepper the landscape. Wedding venues have sprung up from these varied shores, offering breathtaking vistas of the lapping Atlantic waters and treasured freshwater locales.
Beach and waterfront weddings often carry a relaxed vibe and breezy ambience. While this may be the case, the many cities and towns along South Carolina’s coast boast venues of varied style and sophistication. Walk down a grassy aisle under the gentle sway of palm trees or say your vows within sleek banquet halls, the choices are endless.
Coastal and waterfront sites suiting an array of wedding styles are found beyond the borders of South Carolina. Consider heading further south into Georgia. From landlocked areas to the ocean you will encounter similar shores to the state’s Carolina neighbor as well as forests, lakes, and rivers. Georgia is also home to large urban centers like Atlanta and Savannah. These metropolitan areas feature picturesque streets paved in cobblestones to bustling highways reflecting the bustle of contemporary life.
Humidity is a huge factor in the climate of South Carolina. A subtropical region, the summers are long and hot while the winters are generally mild, sometimes cold. Being on the ocean impacts the weather greatly with drier periods throughout the year. One such time frame is in the middle of spring between the months of April and May. The fall is another season that is marked by milder temperatures that allow refuge from the Carolina heat. As such, it’s a popular time for weddings, with 38 percent of couples holding their nuptials in the autumn in 2015.
Many outdoor locations as well as historic sites may require a permit. You can discuss this and more with your wedding planner.
ID, a completed application form, payment (varies), and social security cards (sometimes).
The average cost of a wedding is $24,000.
Columbia and Charleston.