It's Giving Southern Charm: 19 Wedding Venues Draped with Spanish Moss

There's nothing that evokes that romantic, easygoing Southern charm better than an ancient oak draped with Spanish moss. From the lush Lowcountry with its historic estates, parks, and cities to Florida's sun-soaked rustic ranches and Georgia's elegant clubs, you'll find no shortage of stunning settings that highlight the Southeast's grand oaks and native plants, with their picturesque natural beauty.



SOUTH CAROLINA



Middleton Place

Charleston, South Carolina

Venue Superpowers:

National Historic Landmark

Sweeping River Views

Formal Gardens

Fab Features: stunning historic site surrounded by manicured gardens, sculpted terraces, and grand courtyards • exchange vows beneath moss-covered oaks, in a pretty stableyard, beside the sparkling river, or among vibrant blooms • dine and dance in (and outside of!) the versatile, modern Pavilion, which can easily accommodate an adjacent tent

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Venues at Riverfront Park

North Charleston, SC

Venue Superpowers:

Landscaped Public Park

Historic Naval Base

Riverfront Setting

Fab Features: charming public park (once home to Charleston Naval Base) set on the banks of the Cooper River • Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel boasts whitewashed exposed ceiling trusses, original wood flooring and pews, and dramatic, multi-paned windows • celebrate in the open-sided, rustic Event Shed, on a spacious lawn, and or in gracefully appointed restored officers’ quarters

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Dunes West Golf and River Club

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Charm

Elegant Clubhouse

Full-Service

Fab Features: the picturesque clubhouse is designed with the original brick exterior, tall archways, a second-story veranda, and trees wrapped in Spanish moss • ceremonies beneath towering oaks on the meticulously landscaped course or inside the lush secret garden • the experienced staff can help customize every detail of your event

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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The Governor Thomas Bennett House

Charleston, SC

Venue Superpowers:

Charming Neighborhood Setting

Secluded Gardens

Full Property Use

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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Dataw Island

Dataw Island, South Carolina

Venue Superpowers:

Waterfront Ceremonies

Indoor/Outdoor Flow

Light-Flooded Ballroom

Fab Features: perfectly placed along the Morgan River, this romantic and picturesque setting offers something special for virtually every couple's unique style • exchange vows beneath a centuries-old, moss-draped oak by the water, or on rolling, verdant lawns • receptions in the Carolina Ballroom with its high, tray ceiling and walls of windows or the country chic Tabby Room

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



Mount Hope

Baton Rouge, LA

Venue Superpowers:

Antebellum Mansion

Designer Events

Serene Setting

Fab Features: beautifully preserved antebellum mansion • ceremonies beneath majestic moss-draped oaks surrounded by lush gardens • the property also boasts an inviting wrap-around porch and a New Orleans-style brick courtyard complimented by a beautiful pond and fountain

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Afton Villa Gardens

Saint Francisville, LA

Venue Superpowers:

Spanish Moss Oaks

Garden Celebrations

Affordable Luxury

Fab Features: beautifully restored gardens set on 25 lush acres • exchange vows under a towering oak draped with Spanish Moss • tented receptions on the expansive lawn surrounded by vibrant blooms

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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FLORIDA



Mill Pond Estate

Seffner, FL

Venue Superpowers:

Al Fresco Venues

Full-Service Floral Studio

Gorgeous Grounds

Fab Features: a stunning estate set on 18 serene acres • exchange vows in a lush garden, under sprawling century-old oak trees, or overlooking a tranquil lily pond • al fresco receptions on the expansive meadow where you can dine and dance under the stars or beneath a large sailcloth tent

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

Palm Harbor, Florida

Venue Superpowers:

Full Service Resort

Al Fresco Ceremonies

Customizable Packages

Fab Features: shaded ceremonies beneath a willow tree overlooking the landscaped grounds • customized packages with great add-ons like full pre-wedding pampering at Salamander Spa • accommodations range from hotel rooms to house-sized vacation rentals and all come with access to the resort's amazing amenities

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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The Sparrow Barn

Lithia, FL

Venue Superpowers:

Rustic Barn

Vintage-Inspired Dressing Suite

DIY or All-Inclusive Options

Fab Features: a rustic, family-run venue featuring a stunning hand-built barn • celebrate your special day in the enclosed barn surrounded by mossy oak trees and enhanced with beautiful chandeliers • plan your event with easy with the help of their dedicated team that will go above and beyond to create the experience you’ve been dreaming of

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Ever After Farms | Ranch

Indiantown, FL

Venue Superpowers:

Pretty Dressing Cottage

Rustic-Modern Barn

Expert Events Team

Fab Features: stunning horse farm with panoramic country vistas and photo ops galore, from the friendly resident horses to the swing and 1923 convertible Studebaker • say "I do" under a moss-covered oak followed by cocktails on the covered patio overlooking the tranquil pond • the white barn boasts lovely lighting and rustic touches

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Ever After Farms | Vineyard

Pomona Park, FL

Venue Superpowers:

Lush Grapevines

Stylish Modern Barn

Great North FL Location

Fab Features: pristine white barn enveloped by rolling vineyards • choose from 2 stunning outdoor ceremony sites, both with dreamy views of the surrounding grounds and citrus groves • the interior of the barn boasts exposed beams wrapped in twinkle lights accented by sparkling chandeliers

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



Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens

Savannah, GA

Venue Superpowers:

Formal and Native Gardens

Garden Gazebo

Historic Reception Hall

Fab Features: tranquil oasis offering unbeatable photo ops among the diverse gardens, which include River of Iris and a Crepe Myrtle Allee • al fresco celebrations in the intimate Cottage Garden or the more expansive White Garden • 1930s-era conference center with a soaring lobby and exposed rafters for an open, spacious reception

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Bethesda Academy

Savannah, GA

Venue Superpowers:

Historic Chapel

Landscaped Grounds

Quintessential Savannah

Fab Features: a romantic setting with breathtaking views of lush greenery and scenic landscapes • take your pick between the variety of indoor and outdoor spaces including the photogenic Whitefield Chapel and the expansive picturesque lawn • celebrate your special day with the romantic backdrop of the majestic live oaks draped in Spanish moss

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Hunter Barn

Waynesville, GA

Venue Superpowers:

Hand-Built Barn

Weekend Rentals

Pretty Pond

Fab Features: remarkable post-and-beam barn lovingly hand-built by the owners, complete with a covered porch with rocking chairs and a swing • exchange vows next to the pond or barn, backed by a lush forest draped with Spanish moss • after saying "I do," ring the functional wedding bell in the barn's cupola!

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Landings Club

Savannah, GA

Venue Superpowers:

Private Club

Creative Cuisine

Elegant Ballroom

Fab Features: gorgeous club in a premier private community threaded with green space, lush oaks, and water features • say "I do" beneath moss-draped oaks or beside a sparkling lake, followed by receptions in the elevated, elegant ballroom • all-inclusive packages may include lavish 5-course meals from their creative culinary team

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$
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Red Gate Farms

Savannah, GA

Venue Superpowers:

Simple Elegance

Three Unique Venues

Easy Access to Savannah

Fab Features: gorgeous family-owned property with historic cred • the serene grounds boast centuries-old oak trees, lush paddocks, and glistening lakes • 3 distinct event venues; the traditional Barn, the industrial-chic Grainery, and the charming Belle Tower cater to every style

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Pebble Hill

Thomasville, GA

Venue Superpowers:

Lovely Landscaped Grounds

Oak Tree Ceremonies

Horse & Carriage Rides

Fab Features: two spacious barns with adjacent terraces, surrounded by native landscaping • cozy dressing cottage for wedding party prep • make a grand entrance with a horse and carriage (included in most packages!)

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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700 Wilmington

Savannah, GA

Venue Superpowers:

Art Deco Ballroom

Intracoastal Waterway Views

Sparkling Pool

Fab Features: say "I do" on the Bluff, amidst live oaks, pines, and river views • dine and dance in the grand Oglethorpe Room, with its original 1920s features like crystal chandeliers, terrazzo tiles, and candelabras • affordable, flexible rentals make planning easy

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