Charleston Wedding Venues You'll Love

Whether you're envisioning a historic home or a modern ballroom, a waterfront resort or a one-of-a-kind venue, Charleston has the perfect fit for your wedding.

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The mere mention of Charleston conjures up images of Southern charm and elegance. It's a picture-perfect spot to tie the knot; no matter your wedding vision, there's a Charleston venue for you. Below, get a look at some of the incredible offerings in this romantic city, and find even more options here.

Historic Homes

William Aiken House

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Dating back to 1807, this popular historic mansion blends old world charm with modern sophistication. Formal dining rooms and parlors showcase antiques and period artwork, while the lush private gardens outside feature a two-century-old Magnolia tree, sweeping piazzas, and an elegant pergola.

Lowndes Grove

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Situated along the Ashley River, the Lowndes Grove is Downtown Charleston’s last great waterfront estate. The home dates back to 1786 and features period furnishings, an expansive piazza, grand lawn, and sunlit terraces.

The Governor Thomas Bennett House

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Completed in 1825 as the private home of Thomas Bennett Jr., the governor of South Carolina from 1820 to 1822, this beautifully restored home is one of the grandest and most beautiful homes in Charleston.

Hotel Banquet Ballrooms

Francis Marion Hotel

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Named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion, the hotel opened in 1924 and became an instant Charleston landmark. Featuring 234 guestrooms and suites, this 12-story hotel in the heart of the Historic District was beautifully renovated in 1996. The expansive ballrooms can fit up to 500 guests.

The Tides at Folly Beach

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A beach wedding is yours at The Tides at Folly Beach. Every guestroom at this oceanfront resort has an ocean view and private balcony, giving you and your guests the R&R you deserve. You can say “I do” at the water’s edge on Folly Beach, then retreat to one of the hotel’s ballrooms or outdoor pergola for your reception.

Hyatt House Charleston

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The contemporary style of Hyatt House offers a wonderful juxtaposition to Charleston’s Historic District. Featuring apartment-style rooms with free breakfast, this modern facility is within walking distance of all the best Charleston has to offer. The ballroom features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the historic city while surrounded by modern elegance.

On the Water

Wild Dunes Resort

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From grand events to intimate affairs, Wild Dunes Resort offers something for everyone. There’s a variety of indoor and outdoor venues to suit your needs. Beyond your big day, your guests will be treated to award-winning golf and tennis, sparkling pools, delicious on-site dining, and memorable outdoor adventures.

Carolina Girl Yacht

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For a truly unique experience, hop aboard The Caroline Girl, the city’s only exclusive special events yacht that serves as a waterfront venue. Take in the best views of Charleston while giving your family and friends the most beautiful and memorable experience.

The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

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Private cottage rentals allow you to feel like you’re hosting your wedding at home – only better. Reserve a few cottages for your guests and enjoy the truly intimate experience. Lush event spaces provide waterfront views for up to 125 guests.

Parks

Laurel Hill County Park

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Step back in time with an outdoor wedding under the sweeping trees in this Mount Pleasant park. Your wedding will truly be an unplugged affair, as there is no electricity available. The open meadow is large enough to accomodate 500 guests, while also being intimate enough for a small gathering.

Middleton Place

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Dating back to 1741, the grand gardens are meticulously maintained to this day. For gatherings of all sizes, choose the perfect ceremony location ranging from secluded garden rooms to the iconic Parterre and Butterfly Lakes. Reception locations offer panoramic views of the Greensward with plenty of space for dining, entertainment, and dancing.

Cypress Gardens

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Scenic paths and bridges provide the perfect backdrop for your big day. With 170 acres to explore, this garden is a favorite for locals and visitors alike. Gazebos, lush lawns, cottages, and halls can accommodate weddings of all sizes, from an intimate affair to a 250 guest bash.

Unique Venues

American Theater

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Originally opened in 1942 as Charleston’s premier movie house, the Art Deco architecture and timeless Hollywood glamour have been beautifully restored and serve as a stunning backdrop for a red carpet-worthy wedding.

Historic Rice Mill

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Originally built in 1861, this industrial space provides an unexpected backdrop for your big day, featuring exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, large double windows, and pressed tin ceilings. This unique space can accommodate up to 300 guests.

Gibbes Museum of Art

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A classic art museum featuring works representing Charleston, the Lowcountry, and the American South, this spectacular space is known for its opulent Tiffany-style art glass dome, where you can exchange vows beneath. The museum also features classic gardens and halls that can accommodate up to 500 guests.