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.
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)
Take in the crashing waves, and breathe in the salt air as you say your vows at the Cottages on Charleston Harbor, a venue in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The Cottages on Charleston Harbor's lush event spaces will find you surrounded by beautiful marsh grasses, pristine white sand and the calming... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
On your special day, take in the views of Charleston Harbor as you say your vows at the Pavilion at Patriot’s Point, a venue located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Located near downtown Charleston, this venue features both downtown views as well as harbor views and golf course glimpses. With sea... (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)
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)
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)
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)
The Historic Rice Mill offers the best of the Lowcountry. Breathtaking waterfront views, historic property, and a well planned space, all tied together with perfect food and beverage options to create your dream wedding or bring your special event to life. The ground floor event space is perfectly... (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)
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, a venue located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, offers you a prime waterfront location in which to experience your wedding ceremony. Couples and guests are welcomed with southern hospitality and charm at this coastal venue located near downtown Charleston and... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Palm Key is 350 acres of beautiful marsh island in the South Carolina Low Country, providing the premier nature getaways in the state. We have two large reception buildings, with wide porches, flanking a central field, pond and gardens. We also have many scenic areas where past couples have staged... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Cooper River Room is a classic ballroom wedding venue located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. From the beautiful ceremony lawn to the quaint porch, the space is ideal for a charming Southern wedding in Charleston. Guests will also love the stunning views of Cooper River and Arthur Ravenel... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Sweetgrass Event Center is a venue located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. This classic waterfront setting offers couples the convenience of being near downtown Charleston and the beaches in the area while experiencing elegant décor and southern hospitality on their special day.Facilities and... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
There’s a perfect place for your gathering at the Harbour Town Yacht Club whether the guest list is 4, 40 or 140. Surround them with the warm wood and lighting of the Club Room with its unmatched views. Or be part of the beauty on our patio, overlooking the Yacht Basin, with the famous Lighthouse... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a luxury oceanfront property located on Kiawah Island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina. The resort’s award-winning beaches, unspoiled natural setting, world-class amenities, year-round temperate climate and variety of indoor and outdoor venues for wedding... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Step outside Hampton Inn® hotel in Myrtle Beach-Broadway at the Beach and you are in the middle of the festive streetscape of Broadway at the Beach, the most popular destination along South Carolina's Grand Strand. For pleasure, adventure, or relaxation, come down soon! The Hampton Inn® hotel in... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
A classic wedding venue in Blythewood, South Carolina, Cobblestone Park Golf Club was designed specifically with your big day in mind. Their beautifully decorated ballroom overlooks the 18th hole and has an elegant style that will fit most any theme or color scheme. Cobblestone Park Golf Club is... (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)
Plan a stunning destination wedding on Hilton Head Island Take advantage of the location and say “I Do” surrounded by ocean views in our Ocean View Pavilion or The Shipyard Beach Club. Hilton Head Island is the largest barrier island on the southern Atlantic seacoast offering 50 miles of paths for... (Waterfront Weddings South Carolina)
Located on beautiful Shrine Lake just six miles south of Summerville, the Dorchester Shrine Club features a beautiful ballroom and dance floor with seating capacity for 300 guests. With breathtaking views of the lake and spectacular sunsets, the extended lighted pier and deck, fabulous full-size... (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.