5 Choices For A Wonderful Charleston, SC Beach Wedding Ceremony & Reception
As one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, I've personally seen first hand Charleston, SC catapult over the past 5 + years to become one of the top wedding destinations in the country. Aside from it's many famous plantations and it's romantic and historic downtown venues which act as beautiful backdrops, the close proximity to water also makes Charleston a huge draw for destination couples looking for a beautiful beach wedding. You don't have to sacrifice elegance just because you've decided to have a beach wedding in Charleston. Charleston's temperate climate makes planning a wedding during any of the 12 months a possibility when choosing a date for your most special day. While Charleston's locals may think an average high of 60 in January might be too cool, that temperature would be perfect for a couple coming from Chicago or Philadelphia or New York City. If you decide to do a beach wedding in Charleston, you'll still be fairly close to downtown so you can do all the romantic things like take a rickshaw down the street, take a carriage ride down it's famous cobblestone streets, and then grab dinner at one of it's finest restaurants. After you choose the location for your beach wedding in Charleston, I'll sit down with you and we'll start planning a "beach wedding soundtrack". Whether you decide to keep it small and get married at a summer getaway beach house or one of Charleston's luxurious beach resorts, you'll want to read on to check out some of these beautiful Lowcountry beach wedding options.
Private Summer Getaway | Beach House
Folly Beach is the closest beach to downtown Charleston and offers numerous choices for a front beach house rental for your wedding. I've actually seen couples getting married at a church in downtown Charleston, and then relocate the bridal party and guests out to a rental home for the wedding reception. Some couples opt for a wedding ceremony right on the beach and then walk right back to their rental home for great food and drink and dancing. Depending on the size of your bridal party and guest list, you might consider renting a few homes adjacent to where your wedding reception would be held. In the event you choose to get married at a private beach house on Folly, the Tides Hotel on Folly could be an option where your guests could also stay. For information on rentals on Folly Beach, check out this website. https://www.follybeach.com/vacation-rentals
Simple wedding ceremony set up behind a private beach house on Folly.
Group photo after private wedding ceremony on Folly Beach. Photo Credit: Mike Bills Entertainment
The Tides Hotel On Folly Beach
With Folly Beach being one of the most popular beaches to get married in the greater Charleston, SC area, the Tides Hotel right on the front beach has you completely covered. Whatever your style is as a couple, the staff at The Tides Hotels will work with you to see your vision and create an amazing wedding ceremony and reception for you. From small, intimate weddings to larger weddings, I've had the pleasure of DJing quite a few weddings out at The Tides Hotel, and one thing I have noticed is the staff is very helpful and efficient in making sure everything goes smoothly during your wedding day on the beach. For more information about having your wedding right on Folly Beach at The Tides Hotel, click this link. Tides Hotel Folly Beach Weddings
Wedding Ceremony At The Tides Hotel | Photo Credit: Mike Bills Entertainment 2015
The Citadel Beach Club | Isle Of Palms, SC
The Isle Of Palms is another one of the gorgeous Charleston area beaches that is a little further away from downtown Charleston than Folly Beach. One of the most popular wedding venues on the Isle Of Palms is the Citadel Beach Club. Located right on the oceanfront, this venue can support up to 300 guests. The venue also comes with it plenty of parking and a beautiful front lawn and patio where you can hold your wedding ceremony with the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop. Your guests will also enjoy a wrap-around porch outside the venue to socialize and sip beverages while enjoying wonderful views of the ocean. To find out more about booking The Citadel Beach Club for your beach wedding in Charleston, click this link: The Citadel Beach Club
The view out front of The Citadel Beach Club: Photo Credit: The Citadel
Kiawah Island Resort | Kiawah Island, SC
Kiawah Island Resort is actually one of the most beautiful resorts in the entire world. It offers some of the most luxurious amenities and world-class service to make every detail of your wedding come true. Imagine, if you will your wedding ceremony being held right on the beach or in the grass on one of their oceanfront lawns. Kiawah has some of the most elegant ballrooms designed to accomodate wedding guests lists of up to 350 people. Feel free to get married at The Sanctuary Hotel or at the Kiawah golf resort. Whichever you decide, getting married at Kiawah will be one of the most beautiful days of your life. Outside of being a professional wedding DJ, Kiawah is such a beautiful beach to frequent during the summer here in Charleston. The drive out to Kiawah from Charleston is one of the most beautiful and peaceful drives you'll take and it's a drive that becomes more and more scenic as you approach the beach. For more information on how to get started in planning your Kiawah Island wedding, click this link: Kiawah Island Weddings
Have your wedding on the Grand Lawn at Kiawah Golf Resort with the ocean as your backdrop.
The Seabrook Island Club | Seabrook Island, SC
Another resort that reminds me of paradise is located right down the street from luxurious Kiawah Island. The Seabrook Island Club offers the absolute outstanding setting for your oceanfront wedding ceremony and reception. While the Seabrook Island Club is private, they are available for members and non-members for their weddings and other private events. For more information about having at your wedding at the Seabrook Island Club, click this link: Seabrook Island Weddings
Wedding ceremonies at Seabrook Island always overlook the ocean for a truly beautiful setting
These are just a few of the most heavily travelled areas to have beach weddings around the Charleston, SC area. With Charleston, SC being located on a peninsula and other areas near water as well, there are certainly more locations to consider when thinking about getting married near the water. Perhaps one of my feature blog posts will be popular Charleston wedding venues that back up to the water, but are not on the beach. As always, I thank you very much for making it to the end of another one of my blog posts. Wherever you decide to get married, I would love to be the DJ at your wedding ceremony and / or reception. If you are just got engaged and are beginning your search for a venue, a planner, and the all-important wedding DJ, please take some time to check out my website and blog to see what it is I am all about. If you are ready to sit down to talk with one of the best Charleston wedding DJs, click HERE to fill me in some of the details of your big day coming up in Charleston.