Our love list for Charleston goes on for miles and miles. From iconic portrait spots and unique venues to artful confections and endless activities – the Holy City is the ideal destination wedding getaway. Whether you are planning an intimate fête or lavish soirée, the Lowcountry has it all. Scroll on to explore 12 reasons that Charleston will sweep you off your feet. Think vows under centuries-old oaks, savory Southern reception bites, horse-drawn carriage getaways… sigh.
1. FABULOUS FROCKS
Design your dream gown with Emily Kotarski or meander through the luxe collection of gowns at Lovely Bride.
2. A BOUNTY OF BEAUTIFUL VENUES
Whether you are looking for waterside nuptials, historic mansion “I do’s,” or a plantation affair – Charleston plays hosts to them all. Peruse all of Charleston’s picturesque venues for your Big Day here.
3. GRAND GETAWAYS
After dancing the day away, exit your wedding in style. Cruise away in floral adorned vintage rides, trollies, horse-drawn carriages and more–the transportation options are endless.
4. SIGHTS, SOUNDS + FLAVORS TO SAVOR
In the days leading up to your Big Day, check into Charleston and check off the items on your wedding to-do list. Here are 14 must-see spots that will have you enjoying the sights, sounds and flavors of the Holy City.
5. GREAT GUIDED TOURS
There are so many sights to be seen and you will not want to miss a single moment. Discover guided tours that will get you out exploring Charleston all day and night long.
6. HONEYMOON HEAVEN
Explore this step-by-step itinerary to a romantic stay in Charleston to make your honeymoon planning effortless.
7. OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH CHARMS
Take a quick drive or walk over the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and spend the day exploring the charm of Mt. Pleasant. Discover where to eat, stay, play and shop while you are there.
8. ICONIC PORTRAIT SPOTS
Exchange your vows under storied oaks or snap the picture of a lifetime. Don’t miss these 8 Spectacular Spots To See Live Oaks in Charleston.
9. GORGEOUS CONFECTIONS
Taste your way through the bevy of Charleston’s delicious speciality sweets and inspired cakes like this stunning creation by Chef Jessica Grossman at the William Aiken House.
10. SOUTHERN INSPIRED BITES
Enjoy the savory side of Charleston and keep your guests happy and laughing throughout the night with the best cuisine the Holy City has to offer.
11. PRISTINE BEACHES
Ready to see the beach by horseback or be perched in a beach chair with a novel in hand? Take our quiz to discover which of of the Charleston area shores flows with your vibe best.
12. FAMED GOLF COURSES
Is it time to hit the fairways? Tee it up in Charleston at one of the Lowcountry’s 15 great golf courses.
Charleston Wedding Guide Preferred Vendors
1. Emily Kotarski 2. Cedar Room 3. Lowcountry Valet & Shuttle Co. 4. Gibbes Museum of Art 5. Palmetto Carriage Works 6. Wentworth Mansion 7. Cottages on Charleston Harbor 8. McLeod Plantation 9. McLeod Plantation 10. Cru Catering 11. Seabrook Island 12. The Ocean Course,
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