21 of South Carolina's Best Destination Wedding Venues

With its beautiful beaches, lush marshlands, and oh-so-charming historical cities, it’s easy to see why South Carolina is one of the country's top wedding destinations. Whether you want to exchange vows with your toes in the sand while waves crash in the distance or say “I do” under a canopy of ancient oaks draped with Spanish moss, we’ve pulled some of the most magnificent locations that will make your destination wedding dreams come true!



If you're serious about the sea...



Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, SC

Fab Features: luxury resort brimming with amenities • charming ceremonies overlooking the surf or on the manicured croquet lawn • stunning photos ops on the landscaped grounds covering 1600 acres of Barrier Island

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

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Fab Features: luxurious resort with world-class amenities and award-winning recreational activities • versatile event space can accommodate everything from barefoot “I-dos” on the beach to lavish ballroom receptions • the temperate climate makes them the perfect destination location year-round

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

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Hilton Head Island, SC

Fab Features: relaxed, gorgeous resort nestled on 2,000 acres (including 3 acres of private beaches!) on Hilton Head Island • exchange vows with your toes in the sand or in the unique, peak-roofed Shelter Cove Harbour Pavilion • plush and well-priced accommodations include villas and multi-bedroom rental homes

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

Mount Pleasant, SC

Fab Features: private enclave of waterfront cottages • exchange vows on the private lawn with sweeping views of the harbor • guests can arrange in-room spa services, a day trip to Charleston, kayaking, golf, and more!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


If you’re charmed by Southern style...



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 a tented reception on a lovely outdoor terrace • intimate celebrations inside surrounded by period furnishings and exquisite architectural details

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Parsonage at St. Johannes

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: beautifully renovated parsonage in the heart of Charleston • the grand home boasts large rooms on the first level, two iconic Charleston piazzas, and an intimate courtyard with surrounding garden • live like a true Charlestonian the week of your wedding in the three gracefully appointed guest rooms

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Beaufort Inn

Beaufort, South Carolina

Fab Features: Nationally recognized Inn nestled in downtown Beaufort • exchange vows on the Rooftop deck or in the manicured gardens • the versatile event space can accommodate everything from intimate elopements to extravagant events

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Gadsden House

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: historic home oozing with chic Charleston charm • ceremonies in the romantic courtyard garden followed by cocktails on the piazza • top-notch service from the venues in-house event planning team, talented chefs, and service staff

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


If Spanish Moss makes you swoon…



Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

Charleston, South Carolina

Fab Features: 19th-century home surrounded by lush private gardens • ceremonies under ancient live oaks draped with swaying moss • variety of elegant event spaces from the rustic pavilion to the inviting veranda to the light-filled conservatory

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

Cotton Hall

Yemassee, SC

Fab Features: lovely 1920s Georgian Revival mansion-turned-B&B • picturesque grounds boast property features sprawling lawns and hundreds of moss-draped oaks • book a night just for yourselves, or rent out all five charming bedrooms for the weekend

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Oldfield Club

Okatie, South Carolina

Fab Features: historic club set on the banks of the Okatie River • waterfront ceremonies followed by a delectable dinner prepared by the in-house culinary team in the spectacular two-story atrium • the property includes upscale cottages so your guests can stay on and enjoy some golf, sightseeing, a sunset river cruise, and even a farewell barbecue at the club's Magnolia Grill

Catering: In-house
Price: $$


If you’ve got mountains on the mind...



The Cliffs at Glassy

Landrum, SC

Fab Features: romantic hilltop chapel that offers unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains • receptions are held at the nearby clubhouse where you can continue the celebration in the ballroom, or beneath a tent on the sprawling lawn • the professional staff has experience in hosting destination weddings and are backed by a stellar list of trusted vendors

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$


If it’s Euro Vibes or bust…



Kingston Resorts

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Fab Features: gorgeous oceanfront destination resort along Myrtle Beach's sandy shores • exchange vows on a palm-lined lawn steps from the sea, followed by a grand reception in the expansive Seaside Vista Ballroom with spectacular beach views • generous perks include an overnight ocean-view suite for the newlyweds

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Hotel Domestique

Travelers Rest, SC

Fab Features: modern, European-inspired hotel • the interior impresses with Old-world materials like hand-hewn beams and iron are paired with luxurious designer upholstery, textiles and accessories • al fresco celebrations in the manicured gardens overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Post House

Mount Pleasant, SC

Fab Features: an inviting, lively restaurant and boutique inn • chic celebrations in the Rose Room where the blush walls are accented by custom Murano chandeliers and large picture windows • the cozy covered courtyard provides a sweet space for cocktails and intimate receptions

Catering: In-house
Price: $

William Aiken House

Charleston, South Carolina

Fab Features: Southern Gothic mansion on Upper King Street • ceremonies on the elegant pergola followed by cocktails on the gracious porch, the open-air piazzas, or in the lush gardens • formal dining rooms and parlors showcase a collection of museum-caliber artwork and antiques

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


If you’re envisioning an enchanted forest...



Kaminski House Museum

Georgetown, SC

Fab Features: beautiful Georgian-style mansion on a bluff overlooking the Sampit River • say “I do” beneath the sprawling arms of an ancient oak, followed by a tented lawn celebration, or one among the twinkle-lit trees • proceeds from rentals go towards helping the museum in its effort to preserve this priceless treasure for years to come

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

The River Road & Jasmine Houses and Gardens

Columbia, SC

Fab Features: 2 turn-of-the-century homes located in the heart of the South Carolina Midlands • garden ceremonies backed by towering trees • all-inclusive packages include centerpieces, rentals, and customized menus prepared by Executive Chef Nick Rodriguez and his experienced staff

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


If you’re set on an Industrial-chic space…



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: $ • $$

Hank's Social Hall

Charleston, SC

Fab Features: a turn-of-the-century warehouse overlooking the Charleston City Market • the loft-style interior is designed with warm brick walls, and a vaulted ceiling accented with wooden beams and industrial lighting • exclusive catering from Hank’s Seafood Restaurant delivers everything from custom menus to interactive raw bars

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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: $$ • $$$


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