Charleston Area
Waterfront Reception Venues
Imagine smelling the salty marsh air as the setting sun paints the skies in hues of reds and purples just as you step up to share your first dance as husband and wife. In Charleston, we can make your imagine into a reality
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Nestled on Hobcaw Creek in Mt. Pleasant, the Creek Club at I'On is an awe-inspiring waterfront location. Views of the surrounding marsh and water, spacious wrap-around porches, and a deep water dock make the Creek Club a beautifully versatile venue.
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Charleston’s most spectacular waterfront venue featuring versatile indoor and outdoor space and unparalleled sunset views. Built in 1861 and on the National Register of Historic Places, the inside has been extensively remodeled offering, exposed brick, wide plank wood floors, and large windows.
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The Carolina Girl is Charleston’s only exclusive special events yacht that serves as a unique waterfront venue. Comfortably seating 150 people, she delivers the perfect pairing of a posh setting and unparalleled views of Charleston Harbor, Historic District and bridges.
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The expansive views of the Ashley River, the ancient live oaks draped in Spanish moss, and the intimate garden walkways set an unforgettable stage for an evening of romance. Visit America's last romantic garden, you will fall in love!
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Wild Dunes Resort boasts oceanfront venues with exceptional catering and AAA hotel accommodations and vacation rentals for you and your guests. We host grand events to intimate affairs and offer golf, tennis, spa services, island activities and more.
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Tides offers the perfect oceanfront venue for ceremonies on the sand and beach side festivities. With full-service catering, we are pleased to host everything from casual beach side events to formal black-tie affairs for up to 300 guests.
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The only way to experience Charleston on the water! Take in Charleston's beauty by water, and treat your guests to an unforgettable experience. SpiritLine's fleet can accommodate functions of all sizes and scope: rehearsal dinners, engagement parties, bridal luncheons, out of town guest dinners and more.
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Stunning panorama. Thanks to its perch on the Cooper River, in the footprint of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, this new event space boasts one particularly breathtaking attribute - the view. Situated amid Mt. Pleasant’s picturesque Memorial Waterfront Park, this venue is paralleled to none.
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Situated on a beautiful coastal island just 21 miles from Charleston, The Sanctuary brings AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star award-winning luxury and a romantic seaside setting together to create memorable wedding events that celebrate the spirit of your special day.
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Imagine your rehearsal dinner guests seeing Charleston from her beautiful waterways while enjoying a dinner that is made to order from local seasonal ingredients. Now, add live music and an amazing sunset – full service bars and dancing to complete the experience. We are quintessentially Charleston!
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It's your wedding. Make waves. Transform our world-class Aquarium into your unforgettable wedding venue. With the impressive Great Ocean Tank or the picturesque Charleston Harbor as the backdrop, your unique celebration will leave a lasting impression.
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Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is the premier seaside resort offering over 10 unique indoor and outdoor waterfront venues including The Lookout Pavilion, Harborside Beach and Wedding Pier. The resort offers everything needed for creating an effortless destination wedding with luxury and style.
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Casual, intimate space on the grounds of Lowndes Grove Plantation amid centuries-old live oaks and sweeping views of the Ashley River. An open floor plan showcases French doors opening onto a brick terrace and manicured lawns ideal for daytime celebrations.
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Looking for a Destination Wedding? Located right outside of Charleston, South Carolina is Folly Beach. We have 12 breathtaking ocean front & ocean view homes for that special day. Rent at Fred Holland Realty. We have 40 years experience.
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Let us help you make your special day unforgettable! Dine and dance under stars on one of our 3 beautiful and unique vessels. We can accommodate anywhere from 2-250 for private cruises and provide the perfect venue for you to enjoy the beautiful scenery that Charleston Harbor has to offer.
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Located on the banks of the Stono River and minutes from historic downtown Charleston, the Island House offers couples a true Lowcountry setting for an unforgettable Charleston wedding. Our gorgeous grounds include a 40'x80' tent, tables and chairs.
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The Pelican Watch, the only public beachfront rental facility in Charleston County, overlooks the beautiful shoreline known as “the Edge of America.” This 1200-sq.ft, 2-level shelter includes restrooms, picnic tables, grill, horseshoe pit, and direct beach access. Image courtesy of BlackDeerMedia.com
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Located on the Isle of Palms, The Citadel Beach Club is a premiere oceanfront venue. The indoor ballroom and the outdoor Blue & Grey Pavilion are available for rental for social and corporate events.
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With unmatched views of the harbor and Charleston city skyline, the USS YORKTOWN at Patriots Point is an unforgettable event location. We offer over 20 venues for groups of 15 to 3,500 and competitive pricing.
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Used during the day by the Lowcountry’s finest sweetgrass basket weavers, this unique venue is available for evening rentals. The pavilion boasts a magnificent view of the Cooper River and Bridge which are best enjoyed at sunset.
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The Pavilion at Patriots Point is a captivating waterfront event venue with unbroken views of the harbor and downtown Charleston. Overlooking our well-manicured 18th green and offering an intimate event lawn, this one Charleston venue that will not be forgotten. Photos courtesy of Rick Dean and Carmen Ash.
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Located in the historic Old Village, Alhambra Hall is one of the most coveted ceremony and reception spots in Mount Pleasant. The building offers dramatic waterfront views, wrap-around porches, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and plenty of Lowcountry charm.
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When it comes to your wedding, there is no greater setting than under centuries-old live oak trees and Spanish moss, with the Intracoastal Waterway as a backdrop. The Plantation at Stono Ferry is the perfect venue to host your wedding!
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Featuring breathtaking waterfront views that include downtown Charleston and historic Fort Sumter, our coastal inspired Cottages offer three secluded event areas with space for up to 125 guests. The Cottages on Charleston Harbor is truly Where Celebration Meets Sophistication.
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One of Charleston’s premier indoor venues located minutes from downtown at Patriot’s Point, Harborside East offers a spacious and striking interior reception space as well as a stunning waterfront patio with breathtaking view of the sunsets over downtown Charleston and the unique architecture of Charleston’s iconic Ravenel Bridge.
Charleston Maritime Center
The perfect waterfront site for your dream wedding! Enjoy harbor breezes and unparalleled views from our indoor/outdoor reception space and our waterfront, one-acre ceremony site. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Charleston with ample parking.