This is the time of year when brides-to-be turn their attention to gowns, flowers, rehearsal dinners, reception venues, party favors and a million other things in preparation for their impending nuptials. Plus, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s a safe bet that plenty of women will have new diamonds glistening on their fingers.
Charleston is filled with picturesque wedding venues and a host of options for any taste, budget and style. The Holy City is also becoming a popular choice among couples planning a destination wedding. Friends and family are more than happy to head to Charleston for a long weekend of sightseeing and a wedding celebration.
But with all the choices and options – not to mention the competition for securing your favorite spot on your selected date – it can make the planning stressful to say the least.
Our boats have become increasingly popular among brides seeking a unique venue for a wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner. Invite your guests aboard the Carolina Belle or Carolina Queen for views of the Charleston skyline plus dinner and drinks to celebrate the big day. We can provide food or you can bring your own food and entertainment. Our staff can suggest reputable vendors for catering and more.
We often work with Duvall Catering & Event Design, a Charleston company that provides catering, bar services along with event design and décor. For a wide selection of linens and chair covers check out Connie Duglin Specialty Linen Rental, which has a location here in the Charleston area.
Other venues popular among Charleston brides include Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant. Overlooking the Charleston Harbor, this former ferry terminal is nestled in the Old Village section of town. The Cotton Dock House at the historic Boone Hall Plantation is also widely preferred among brides looking for a Southern plantation feel for their wedding. Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site has a beautiful facility, Founder’s Hall, with both indoor and outdoor event space in a natural setting.
Whatever your setting and style of choice, make your plans and book your spot early. Many venues fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out on your preferred date.