When it comes to weddings, particularly your own dream wedding, there simply is no wrong way to tie the knot. In Charleston SC that can be anything from a 250 year old historic church, a sprawling oak-lined plantation, or elegant 19th century home with Charleston Harbor views tucked alongside a cobblestoned street. For some brides there’s something magical about a beach wedding – toes in the sand, waves lapping at the shore.

Just 12 miles from downtown Charleston, Folly Beach is the perfect location for an intimate ceremony, or even a larger celebration with family and friends. It is the beach after all, and there’s plenty of space for the wedding that you envision. Whether you’ve hired someone to handle all of the details, or you’re planning it yourself,  you’ll need a place at the beach for your guests to relax, for you to get ready for the big day … and the perfect spot to spend your first night as a married couple.

A stay on Folly Beach means you can start the day with pier views and ocean breezes when you stay at a beachfront villa or spacious beach house.  You can get up early, grab a cup of coffee, and watch the sun rise over the ocean from the rooftop. And if you’ve got your “glam squad” and “bride tribe” in tow, a luxurious, private Folly Beach rental offers plenty of space to spread out and get wedding ready.

Then step out to the sandy dunes, breath in the ocean air and feel the pre-wedding jitters start to dissolve. The ceremony is just on the other end of the boardwalk, a few short steps away. Family and friends are seated in elegant gilded chairs, and coastal inspired flowers are tied in bundles here and there. The ocean breeze blows around you as you exchange vows. There is something about a beach wedding that makes it feel romantic and intimate at any time of the day. And, after the ceremony? It’s time to celebrate! Whether you’ve planned a formal reception at the nearby Tides Hotel, or at a venue like the Gadsden House in downtown Charleston, or you’re having something casual back at the beach house it’s sure to be a joyous and memorable night.

Instead of simply booking a “block of rooms” at a hotel, turn your wedding weekend into a fun and relaxing vacation for your guests when you book a private vacation rental for the day … or the entire weekend. They will enjoy the convenience of staying just a few steps from the ceremony, the sand, and those incredible Atlantic Ocean views. Give them a bright and beachy place to get ready before the ceremony, and a comfortable retreat for them to return to after a night of celebrating.

Discover what a Luxury Simplified Retreat could bring to your wedding weekend in Charleston. And, while you and your event planner have all of your wedding details covered, our dedicated in-house Concierge team can handle all the details of your stay so that you and your guests are pampered and comfortable, and your wedding weekend in Charleston is fun and memorable for everyone!