Folly Beach is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the country. With its soft, sandy beaches and close proximity to Charleston, the island is a popular location. A Folly Beach wedding looks like a scene from a fairy tale. From beachfront weddings overlooking the ocean to elegant receptions with views of the Folly River and coastal marsh, Folly Beach may just be the perfect location for your special day.
PLANNING YOUR FOLLY BEACH WEDDING CEREMONY
If you envision your wedding barefoot in the sand with the sound of the waves crashing in the background and a gentle ocean breeze, a Folly Beach wedding is ideal. Folly Beach has several locations that are big on romance and scenic views where you can get married directly on the beach.
It is free to get married on any of Folly Beach’s public beaches; however, if you plan on inviting more than 25 people, you will need a party permit. You must also adhere to the beaches’ rules. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on any of the island’s public beaches and all non-alcoholic drinks must be in a paper or plastic cup.
There is also the option to get married at Folly Beach County Park. Located on the tip of the island, the park has amazing views of both the Atlantic Ocean and the Folly River. You can rent the Pelican Watch Pavilion for the day. The 1,200 square-foot pavilion is two stories and has six picnic tables on each level, grills, a horseshoe pit, restrooms, water, electricity, and beach access. Day rentals for the pavilion range from $600 – $1,500 depending on which day and time of year you want to reserve the pavilion. You can make reservations for the pavilion by calling the state park.
PLANNING YOUR STAY
If you are looking for accommodation for your guests, or a location for you and your bridal party to spend the day getting ready, consider booking one of our Folly Beach vacation homes. We have several rental options on the island that can comfortably sleep more than 30 people. All of our homes are centrally located on the island near downtown Folly Beach and the ocean.
Our Folly Beach homes are fully furnished, with luxury touches, including high-end finishes, sumptuous linens and spa-like baths. Each home also has a full-sized kitchen well equipped to support a private chef or catered event. You can wake up on your big day to a fully prepared brunch and start your special day with coffee, mimosas or a Bloody Mary bar. You and your family and friends will have room to spread out, relax and spend time together. Many of our homes also include a private saltwater pool, grill, and outdoor seating areas.
For more information on our vacation homes or to book accommodations for your Folly Beach wedding party, please contact one of our rental specialists today.