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South Carolina Waterfront Wedding Venues

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  • Harborside East

    Harborside East, a wedding venue located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, offers couples a chance to gaze out on the...Read more 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...

  • Middleton Place

    Known for the oldest landscaped gardens in America, the Middleton Place venue in Charleston, South Carolina is filled...Read more 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...

  • Eden at Gracefield

    Your old south destination awaits! Stay and play all weekend on our 500-acre estate, complete with luxury homes to house...Read more up to 26 of your friends and family on site. Fishing, kayaking, and biking are just a few of the amenities your guests will enjoy while relaxing in our beautiful setting. First of...

  • The Venue at Ballenger Bridge

    The Venue at Ballenger Bridge is a one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Landrum, South Carolina, nestled against the backdrop...Read more of the state's breathtaking mountain country. If you are looking for a peaceful place to say "I do" where history meets the beauty of nature, this venue might just be your perfect...

  • Montage Palmetto Bluff

    Nature is ever present here such as in the twisting branches of our giant, moss-laden oaks. Host a grand wedding with...Read more antique elements such asgas lamps, cobbled streets and pealing bells,as well as today’s most enchanting Lowcountry pleasures. Exchange vows in a quaint, waterside chapel. Dance and...

  • The Island House

    Experience the privacy and romance of a private island on your wedding day at The Island House, a venue situated in...Read more Johns Island, South Carolina. This secluded retreat offers couples both views of the water as well as expansive sky views; perfect for watching sunsets. With their specialty in hosting...

  • Toccoa Falls College -Toccoa Falls

    Toccoa Falls is a 186 foot, free-falling waterfall located on the campus of Toccoa Falls College. Toccoa Falls serves as...Read more 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...

  • Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

    Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is an award-winning oceanfront wedding venue located in Hilton Head Island, South...Read more Carolina. With world-class cuisine, superior accommodations, and a vast array of amenities, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is dedicated to customizing its services to meet your needs...

  • The Lawn @ Mitchelville Beach House

    The Lawn @ Mitchelville Beach House is a waterfront wedding venue located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This...Read more elegant and secluded estate is nestled on an acre along Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. An all-natural beach is just steps away, to which you and your guests will have...

  • Hampton Lake

    Hampton Lake is a wedding venue in Bluffton, South Carolina. It is a private lake community with spectacular water...Read more views. Hampton Lake sits on 182 acres of land that features a freshwater basin, creeks, coves and 15 miles of shoreline. The land is monitored and maintained as a premier bass fishery...

  • The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

    Beachfront Weddings on Hilton Head Island The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is an oceanfront wedding venue on...Read more Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, offering newly-renovated guest rooms and suites with private balconies, five restaurants and bars, a full-service spa, three oceanfront pools,...

  • The Lake House at Bulow

    Located at Bulow County Park, the Lake House provides a perfect setting for quiet getaways, family vacations, wedding...Read more receptions, business meetings, family reunions, picnics, banquets, oyster roasts, and holiday parties. Please contact us at 843-795-4386 to schedule an appointment to view this...

  • Lowndes Grove

    DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON'S LAST GREAT WATERFRONT ESTATE Lowndes Grove stands proudly along the oak-lined banks of the Ashley...Read more River. Distinguished on the National Register for Historic Places, this beautifully restored estate offers an unparalleled backdrop for one-of-a-kind meetings, weddings, corporate...

  • Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

    Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a hotel wedding venue situated in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This modern...Read more 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...

  • South Carolina Yacht Club

    The South Carolina Yacht Club enjoys a much deserved reputation for hosting distinctive events, including on-site...Read more ceremonies, unique wedding receptions, fabulous cocktail parties, intimate dinners, bridal showers, post wedding brunches, and unforgettable Wine Cellar dinners. The South Carolina Yacht...

  • Together Forever Weddings

    Believing that every wedding is a special event, our mission is to provide services that recognize your uniqueness as a...Read more 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...

  • Beach House, Hilton Head

    Beach House, Hilton Head is a wedding venue on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. There is just something about the...Read more beach vibe. A cool ocean breeze. The warm sand. A chilled cocktail in hand. And, we believe that beach weddings should be, well, on the beach. Which is why we offer Hilton Head...

  • Skull Creek Boathouse

    Custom tailor your Hilton Head wedding or catered event with the assistance of our in-house professionals. Our culinary...Read more team will develop your menu and oversee food preparation while our onsite event planner will Coordinate and execute the event to your specifications. We have only the most...

  • Vagabond Cruise

    Begin your life together from a different perspective – on the water with the greatest views you can imagine! Your...Read more journey together should begin with the most memorable of celebrations. Exchange vows among dolphins, in a dramatic and breathtaking Lowcountry setting. Vagabond Cruise will help...

  • Southern Drawl Yacht Charters & Events

    Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events, Anniversaries.... Southern Drawl does it all! Let out event venue help create...Read more your most memorable event on the beautiful waterways surrounding Charleston SC. We can comfortably accommodate up to 50 people. We can pick up and drop off downtown—Mt Pleasant–Isle...

  • Coosaw Plantation

    Coosaw Plantation is a wedding venue located in Seabrook, South Carolina. Situated only a short drive from Charleston,...Read more the estate consists of Coosaw Hall and 1,584 acres of lawns and waterfront property. The Hall is approached by an oak-lined drive, and Spanish moss abounds. Constructed of red and...

  • South Wind Ranch

    An upscale, lakefront wedding venue in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, South Wind Ranch is located just 15 miles north...Read more of Greenville. An extraordinary location to celebrate your big day, this venue is surrounded by natural beauty but is close to all the luxury amenities you would expect to find in...

  • Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

    Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa is a wedding and event venue in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The hotel is an...Read more oceanfront resort with a beachfront retreat for couples and their guests to enjoy. Its sandy beaches, stunning sunset views, and luxury amenities make for a romantic nuptial weekend...

  • Clemson University Conference Center & Inn

    As one of the most gorgeous venues in South Carolina, the Conference Center and Inn’s beautiful gardens, lakeside...Read more setting and plush accommodations add the perfect touch to your Clemson wedding or special event! Host your perfect day at the Conference Center and Inn and enjoy: Breathtaking lakefront...

South Carolina Waterfront Wedding Venues: Your Wedding Venue Planning Guide for South Carolina and Beyond

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.

Rustic Romance to Elevated Elegance

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.

Apples and...Peaches

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.

Planning for Weather in The Palmetto State

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.


  • Will I need a permit for my venue in South Carolina?
  • Many outdoor locations as well as historic sites may require a permit. You can discuss this and more with your wedding planner.

  • What documents do I need to obtain a marriage license in South Carolina?
  • ID, a completed application form, payment (varies), and social security cards (sometimes).

  • How much do couples spend on their wedding in the state?
  • The average cost of a wedding is $24,000.

  • What are the most popular cities in South Carolina to get married in?
  • Columbia and Charleston.

Waterfront Weddings in South Carolina with Real Weddings published

Middleton Place

4.2 out of 5 rating, 38 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Charleston, SC

Harborside East

4.9 out of 5 rating, 43 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Mount Pleasant, SC

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

4.8 out of 5 rating, 201 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Charleston, SC

Boone Hall Plantation

4.9 out of 5 rating, 124 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Mount Pleasant, SC

Historic Rice Mill

4.8 out of 5 rating, 125 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Charleston, SC

The Island House

4.9 out of 5 rating, 103 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Johns Island, SC

Wachesaw Plantation Club

5.0 out of 5 rating, 10 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Murrells Inlet, SC

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

4.8 out of 5 rating, 84 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Hilton Head Island, SC

South Wind Ranch

4.7 out of 5 rating, 45 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Travelers Rest, SC

Dunes West Golf and River Club

5.0 out of 5 rating, 94 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Mount Pleasant, SC

Kaminski House Museum

4.1 out of 5 rating, 5 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Georgetown, SC

Larkin's on the River

5.0 out of 5 rating, 6 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Greenville, SC

Toccoa Falls College -Toccoa Falls

4.1 out of 5 rating, 19 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Toccoa Falls, GA

Lowndes Grove

4.8 out of 5 rating, 52 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Charleston, SC

Beach House, Hilton Head

5.0 out of 5 rating, 86 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Hilton Head Island, SC

The Music Camp

5.0 out of 5 rating, 5 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Spartanburg, SC

The Lake House at Bulow

4.9 out of 5 rating, 8 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Johns Island, SC

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

4.2 out of 5 rating, 7 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Mount Pleasant, SC

Tides Folly Beach

4.5 out of 5 rating, 21 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Folly Beach, SC

A Whitehouse Wedding

5.0 out of 5 rating, 7 Reviews
 · Waterfront Weddings . Wadmalaw Island, SC

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