13 of Charleston's Best Wedding Venues

Charleston makes for a dreamy destination location for your wedding thanks to its rich history, romantic cobblestone streets, antebellum mansions, and gorgeous coastline. With its wide range of stunning and unexpected wedding venues, you won't have any trouble finding "the one"! From a luxurious waterfront estate to a charming working horse farm to a restored 1920s hotel, here's a look at some of our favorite spots to host a swoon-worthy soiree.



OUTDOOR



Wingate Place

Johns Island, SC

Fab Features: charming 1930s farmhouse • the 180-acre grounds boast manicured lawns, gardens, and century-old old trees draped with Spanish moss • receptions beneath the elegant wedding tent next to a placid, saltwater pond

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


URBAN-CHIC



The Cedar Room

Charleston, South Carolina

Fab Features: beautifully restored 1881 former cigar factory • the airy event space boasts historic wood columns, gleaming hardwood floors, and rustic brick walls • exclusive in-house caterer Mercantile and Mash provide a delightful array of options from passed hors d'oeuvres to carving stations and late-night bites

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


MARINA



Charleston Yacht Club

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: lovely yacht club inside the City Marina in historic Charleston • spacious Flag Room is flooded with natural light thanks to a vaulted ceiling, large skylights, and cathedral windows overlooking the waterfront • al fresco events on the deck and wraparound porch

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$


PRIVATE ESTATE



Lowndes Grove

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: an elegant waterfront estate set on the banks of the Ashley River • ceremonies in front of the beautiful 1786 manor home followed by tented reception on a lovely outdoor terrace • intimate celebrations inside surrounded by period furnishings and exquisite architectural details

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


INDUSTRIAL FLAIR



Merchants Hall

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: former home of J.C.H. Claussen and Company • the interior is designed with wood columns, crystal chandeliers hung from beautiful white ceiling beams, and artfully laid exposed brick • the opulent bridal suite provides a private area to relax and get ready

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


WATERFRONT



Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Fab Features: a beautiful and family-friendly resort on the shore at Isle of Palms • exchange vows on the white sand beach framed by swaying palms • the versatile event space can accommodate everything from formal events in the elegant ballroom to a relaxed fete by the pool or on the croquet lawn

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


DESTINATION WEDDING



Middleton Place

Charleston, South Carolina

Fab Features: a National Historic Landmark with sweeping views of the Ashley River • exchange vows beneath moss-covered, century-old oak trees • al fresco celebrations surrounded by manicured gardens and sculpted terraces

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


RUSTIC



The Stables at Boals Farm

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: an authentic, working horse farm • ceremonies beneath towering trees on the manicured lawn • rustic-chic celebrations full of Lowcountry charm

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


ULTRA GLAM



Hotel Bennett

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: lavish hotel located steps from the culture and class of historic King Street • the alfresco Observatory and Piazza offer expansive skyline views, while the elegant Crown Ballroom mesmerizes with dramatic 30-foot ceilings and arched windows • world-class accommodations alongside a plush spa, elegant dining options, and a rooftop pool with private cabanas

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$


GARDEN




SMALL



Upstairs at Midtown

Charleston, South Carolina

Fab Features: charming 1760s building on Upper King Street with a private rooftop • exposed brick, crystal chandeliers hung from mahogany coffered ceilings, and original fireplaces in the interior rooms offer a sophisticated backdrop for events • King Street Hospitality Group presents delicious cuisine, emphasizing fresh and local Lowcountry specialties

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


ECLECTIC



Parcel 32

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: a historic single house was originally built in 1837 • the event spaces include an open-air piazza, dining room, sun room and courtyard • the menus incorporates the flavors and layered heritage of the coastal south in a refined, yet relaxed environment that reflects the building’s history

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


HISTORIC



The Governor Thomas Bennett House

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: beautifully restored 19th-century house • designed with architectural details such as stately exterior columns, an elliptical fanlight with carved moldings, a Palladian window, and a stunning cantilevered staircase in the Grand Foyer • ceremonies beneath a 200-year-old oak on the Crescent Lawn, which wraps around a pineapple fountain

Catering: BYO
Price: $$


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