Charleston is a beautiful waterfront city with cobblestone streets, moss-covered oak trees, sprawling mansions, and picturesque sandy beaches offering couples planning their wedding here a variety of venue settings and types. The city is a showcase for the history and romance of the south, it’s no surprise that it has been featured in romantic films like The Notebook. The allure of this city also keeps it ranked as one of the best weekend getaways. So no matter how you want your big day to look and feel, we are sure Charleston has the perfect backdrop for your love story. The most difficult part about getting married here might just be choosing a venue from so many options.
Here are our top five wedding venues in Charleston in no particular order:
1. SOUTH CAROLINA SOCIETY HALL
South Carolina Society Hall captures the essence of old Charleston with its elegant historic touches. It is in the heart of downtown making it a convenient location for you and your guests. The clean esthetic is the perfect setting to let any style of wedding decor take center stage.
Our favorite feature is the grand staircase, it grabs your attention and is the perfect photo spot! You can read more about this venue via our post here.
2. RUNNYMEDE - MAGNOLIA GARDENS
Runnymede – Magnolia Gardens includes historic grounds with a picturesque drive surrounded by a canopy of old trees covered in moss that opens to a vast meadow making this a beautiful location for an outdoor wedding. Southern history is on show here with the brick ruins of the old plantation house and a great oak at the center of the outdoor space that create a dramatic effect, especially at night.
We love that this venue can accommodate large groups and that a fully floored tent is included.
3. HART MEADOW RANCH
Heart Meadow Ranch is a low country venue has grounds that are dripping with southern charm with a chic style. The setting allows for any wedding decor style from BOHO to rustic. The buildings have all modern amenities that help your event feel luxurious. There are so many features and perks here that it is hard to focus on just one, making this venue a true gem.
The outdoor game space, and tree swing are sure to be a favorite for you and your guests!
4. MERCHANTS HALL
Merchants Hall in the heart of Charleston’s historic district, history and luxury combine to create a special wedding space. This is a gorgeous open room with chandeliers, brick walls, and beamed ceilings. It offers the flexibility of being a reception only venue or can be used for your ceremony and reception. The open space and meticulous design would complement any style of decor.
We love that the exposed brick and wood floors are such a great look and require minimal decor for stunning pictures!
5. A WHITE HOUSE WEDDING
With its sweeping views and picturesque setting, A White House Wedding has that quintessential southern romantic feeling. It features a majestic oak tree covered in moss that makes a beautiful background for your ceremony. There is a private dock with a view that is just one of many great photo spots. This venue offers flexibility by giving every couple different packages from an elopement to a full day.
We think the option to add a fireworks show to your reception is one more reason to consider it for your wedding!
These locations are a few of our favorites and a small sample of the many venue options you have when planning a Charleston wedding. So many that it might be hard to decide and feel overwhelming!
If you are feeling overwhelmed and decision fatigue is about to set in, our team is here to help! Planning your wedding should be (and can be) exciting and fun! Our goal is to give the couples we work with an incredible planning experience so they can enjoy the entire process.
We offer both “Full Planning” and “Month Of” planning depending on what they need. Included with either plan is a suite of online planning tools to support you along the way.
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