11 of South Carolina's Best Waterfront Wedding Venues

Who doesn’t love a waterfront wedding? If your big day dreams involve gentle waves and sandy shores, these South Carolina venues are for you. Whether you want to exchange vows with your toes in the sand, next to a peaceful river, or on the deck of a private yacht surrounded by the sea, you’ll fall in love at first sight with these oh-so-serene settings!


Seabrook Island Club

Seabrook Island, South Carolina

Fab Features: welcoming oceanfront community loaded with Lowcountry charm • ceremonies on the Ocean Terrace framed by towering palms • elegant receptions inside the Atlantic ballroom with ocean views and a gracious wrap-around veranda

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

Mount Pleasant, SC

Fab Features: a private enclave of luxurious cottages with sweeping harbor vistas • 2 private lawns, a beach, and a clubhouse offer picturesque backdrops for intimate gatherings or larger affairs • plush accommodations with private porches and views of Fort Sumter and downtown Charleston

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Fripp Island Golf and Beach Resort

Saint Helena Island, South Carolina

Fab Features: family-friendly full-service resort on South Carolina's coveted Fripp Island • host a ceremony right on the sand, or inside the sweet Fripp Island Chapel, followed by cocktails on the lawn and receptions on the charming Lowcountry-style Creek House • enjoy access to acres of pristine beachfront and accommodations range from full homes and villas to cute "golf cottages"

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort

Hilton Head Island, SC

Fab Features: 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: $ • $$

Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, South Carolina

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: swanky 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: $ • $$ • $$$

Tides Folly Beach

Folly Beach, SC

Fab Features: full-service oceanfront hotel • ceremonies in the sand followed by elegant receptions in the banquet room with large windows overlooking the ocean • professional catering staff will work with you to design a menu that fits your tastes and budget!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

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: $$ • $$$

Regatta Inn

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Fab Features: luxurious inn overlooking the stunning Sunset Cay Marina • exchange vows on the manicured lawn next to the Folly River • endless entertainment options like boating, surfing, kayaking, and an array of local dining options just steps away

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

The Carolina Girl

Johns Island, SC

Fab Features: a spacious 100-foot private yacht with gorgeous views of the cityscape and lights twinkling on the water • hold your ceremony on the top deck surrounded by the blue water’s expanse • the experienced event planner will help you with everything from catering and photography to invitations and décor to ensure a seamless day

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$

Old Santee Canal Park

Moncks Corner, SC

Fab Features: a quiet, picturesque setting nestled within the quiet backwaters of Biggin Creek • say ‘I do’ on the picturesque grounds surrounded by 195 scenic acres that feature five venue spaces • celebrate with your loved ones in the historic Landing House, outdoors on the lush landscape, or in the charming Learning Center

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$


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