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Where to Wed

Updated: May 3

Venue Options


There are many gorgeous locations to consider when choosing where you want to have your wedding ceremony. Some important factors to keep in mind are:

  • The time and date you’ve chosen - many venues restrict elopement and small wedding pricing to weekdays or morning hours

  • The number of guests you’ll have - some venues have rules regarding how many people can be included

  • Your budget

With these thoughts in mind, here are our favorite venues sorted by price.




Free-$100


Folly Beach

Time/Day Restrictions: None, though weekdays are less crowded allowing for better photos and easier parking

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Couple exchanges their vows among driftwood trees on Folly Beach. Morris Island lighthouse is in the distance.
Folly Beach - Photo by Melissa Miley Photography

Pitt Street Bridge - Mount Pleasant

Time/Day Restrictions: None, though weekdays are less crowded allowing for better photos and easier parking

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests



$200-$400


White Point Gardens - Downtown Charleston

Time/Day Restrictions: None; Permit required

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Bride and groom laugh under a canopy of trees at the Battery in Charleston, SC

Waterfront Park - Downtown Charleston

Time/Day Restrictions: None; Permit required

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests


Washington Square Park - Downtown Charleston

Time/Day Restrictions: None; Permit required

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests


Heart Garden - Downtown Charleston

Time/Day Restrictions: None; Permit required

Guest Restrictions: Up to 10 guests


Hampton Park - Downtown Charleston

Time/Day Restrictions: None; Permit required

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Bride and Groom kiss along a path lined in crepe myrtle covered in spanish moss in Hampton Park

Cypress Gardens - Moncks Corner

Time/Day Restrictions: 9AM-4PM

Guest Restrictions: Up to 10 guests

Extras: Restrooms


Angel Oak - Johns Island

Time/Day Restrictions: 9AM-4PM, Permit required, Closed Wednesdays

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Bride and Groom stand in from of the famous Angel Oak
Angel Oak. Photo by A Spot in Time Photography

$500-$850


Magnolia Gardens - Charleston County/West Ashley

Time/Day Restrictions: 9AM-5PM

Guest Restrictions: Up to 4 guests

Extras: Restrooms, Wedding Suite add-on subject to availability

Groom kisses his bride as they stand in a field under an ancient oak tree draped in spanish moss

Ion Chapel - Mount Pleasant

Time/Day Restrictions: Monday-Thursday

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Extras: Restrooms, Chairs included


Charles Towne Landing - Charleston County/West Ashley

Time/Day Restrictions: 9AM-5PM (additional restrictions apply)

Guest Restrictions: Up to 10 guests

Extras: Restrooms

Bride and groom kiss in front of the iron gates of Legare Waring House at Charles Towne Landing

Old Wide Awake Plantation - Hollywood

Time/Day Restrictions: Monday-Thursday

Guest Restrictions: Up to 10 guests, Additional guests possible for extra fee

Extras: Use of Wedding Suite and House


Shiloh Mini Barn - Ridgeville

Time/Day Restrictions: Monday-Thursday

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Extras: Church Pew Seating





Dogwood Downs - Charleston County/Ravenel

Time/Day Restrictions: None

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Extras: Wedding Suite, Restrooms, Chairs included


Wingate Place - Johns Island

Time/Day Restrictions: Monday-Thursday

Guest Restrictions: Up to 10 guests

Extras: Wedding Suite, Chairs included

Bride and Groom walk hand-in-hand laughing by the pond at Wingate Place


$900-$1250


Governor Thomas Bennett House - Downtown Charleston

Time/Day Restrictions: Monday-Thursday

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Extras: Use of Wedding Suite and House


Magnolia Gardens Pavilion - Charleston County/West Ashley

Time/Day Restrictions: Monday-Thursday 9AM-5PM

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Extras: Restrooms, Wedding Suite add-on subject to availability


The River House at Lowndes Grove - Downtown Charleston

Time/Day Restrictions: Monday-Wednesday, 10AM-2PM

Guest Restrictions: Up to 8 guests

Extras: Chairs, Restroom Access, Interior Space for Inclement Weather


Runnymede Plantation - Charleston County/West Ashley

Time/Day Restrictions: Monday-Thursday

Guest Restrictions: Up to 20 guests

Extras: Wedding Suite


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