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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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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Cottage on the Creek is an enchanting waterfront location on Historic Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC. Sprawling decks, a private deep water dock, classic shrimp boats, and beautiful sunsets make Cottage on the Creek a beautifully unique venue.
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. 844-775-3358 or
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!
Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina is the only premier venue offering three waterfront options with sweeping views of the Charleston Harbor and city's historic skyline. The Lookout, Sunrise Terrace, and our private beach invite you to celebrate from our point of view.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the historic and charming Old Village, Alhambra Hall is one of the most coveted ceremony and reception spots in Mount Pleasant. The building offers dramatic views of the Charleston Harbor, wrap-around porches, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, and plenty of Lowcountry charm, making it a fantastic backdrop for your wedding.
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.
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.
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.
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum is a very unique venue offering clients everything from a corporate event including meetings and dinner to weddings and receptions. We have over 22 venues.
Set under centuries-old live oak trees and Spanish moss with the Intracoastal Waterway as a backdrop, your guests will be mesmerized by the Lowcountry breezes and Southern perfection of your wedding. Indoor and outdoor options to match any budget.
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.
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.
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.
The Citadel Beach Club
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.