Charleston is one of the top wedding destinations in the country. This quaint, historic town is known for its southern charm that evokes romance. With cobblestone streets lined with moss-laden oaks, historic antebellum homes, an enchanting downtown, an unparalleled culinary scene, and waterfront views, it is impossible not to fall in love with the city. If you are considering a destination wedding, here are some top reasons why you should choose a Charleston SC wedding.
AN ABUNDANCE OF WEDDING VENUES
From historic plantations to oceanfront homes, elegant and timeless mansions, or chic, upscale hotels, Charleston has no shortage of unforgettable wedding venues. No matter how you have envisioned your “dream wedding” in your mind, you’ll be able to find the venue that best fits your needs.
If you are looking for a venue in the heart of downtown Charleston, the Gadsden House is the ideal place. Located in Charleston’s Ansonborough neighborhood near the French Quarter and the harbor, this graceful, 1800’s Federal-style home was renovated in 2015 with classic-meets-modern updates, making this stunning historic home one of the city’s most sought-after venues for weddings.
Merchants Hall is a new addition to the list of renovated historic event venues. Steeped in history and situated alongside the iconic Charleston City Market, this industrial building was constructed in the 1850s and features original windows, large wood beams, exposed brick, and ornate crystal chandeliers.
For a less metropolitan venue, there are several plantations just a few minutes’ drive from downtown Charleston. Boone Hall Plantation is one of the most popular wedding venues, known for its natural beauty, including rows of centuries-old oak trees draped in Spanish moss.
If you’ve dreamed of a wedding with bare feet and toes in the sand, Charleston has that, too. Charleston is known for its gorgeous beaches, from Isle of Palms to Folly Beach, each with its own unique vibe that would make a stunning backdrop for your dream wedding.
Charleston is world renowned for its unique and unparalleled food scene. The historic city is a harbor town, offering an abundance of seafood. With its roots as a true Southern city and a large French influence, all of this combines to create a truly unique culinary experience. You’ll be able to select from a variety of local caterers, from barbeque and Southern cooking to some of the finest French cuisine in the region, even an oyster roast or a lowcountry boil.
Good Weather All Year
Charleston, with its mild, coastal climate, has relatively good weather year-round. January is the coldest month with temperatures in the mid-50s, and July is the hottest month with temperatures in the 90s, making spring and fall the most popular times of year for an outdoor wedding.
When planning a destination Charleston SC wedding, you are providing the ideal backdrop for a memorable wedding weekend for all your family and friends. That means you’ll want to provide your guests with a place to stay. We offer a variety of vacation homes located in the heart of downtown Charleston—everything from one-bedroom apartments in the Upper King District to a quaint Pied-à-terre in the historic French Quarter, or spacious beach homes with ocean views. We select only the finest homes in the city and your guests are guaranteed a luxurious stay if you book one of our vacation homes. Please contact one of our rental specialists today and they can help you find the best accommodation for you and your wedding guests.