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 newlyweds. In Charleston, we can make your dreams a reality.

Wild Dunes Resort

Wild Dunes Resort is home to a wide array of unique wedding venues. From a sandy beach weddings, to lush gardens, or a panoramic rooftop venue, you're bound to find the perfect setting to fit your style! Located just outside of Charleston’s downtown historic district, we invite you to exchange your vows and say 'I Do’ in this timeless, romantic, and coastal chic location.

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Historic Rice Mill

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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Boone Hall Plantation

A building which is nestled in a majestic setting on a tidal marsh amongst over three centuries of history, beauty, and grace. This legendary structure sets the stage for celebrating some of life's most special moments…and new beginnings of every kind. Welcome to The Cotton Dock at Boone Hall Plantation.

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Sunrise Terrace at Charleston Harbor Resort

Over 2,400 square feet of open-air covered space, the Sunrise Terrace offers a 180 degree view of the harbor, marina, and downtown Charleston. This venue can accommodate approximately 150 people for a served luncheon or dinner and can hold approximately 250 for a standing reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres. The lower deck provides for additional seating or a band and dance floor.

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The River House at Lowndes Grove

Casual, intimate space on the grounds of Lowndes Grove 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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Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort

Our largest covered outdoor venue and overlooks the Charleston Harbor. An elegant wood burning fireplace set along a brick accent wall and may be used year-round. The venue offers exposed wood beams and a beautiful glow of natural sunlight, creating rustic or elegant ambiance depending on selected decor.

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Harborside Beach at Charleston Harbor Resort

The beach is over one half acre of versatile space that can be used for both ceremony and reception. Make your event truly memorable by serving libitations from our hand-thatched tiki bar. Four fire pits available that can be used once the sun goes down for that natural glow on the harbor.

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Yacht Club & Bridge Bar at Charleston Harbor Resort

This 2,100 sq ft event space is made almost completely of windows - offering panoramic water views. In addition to is unparalleled location, the space features wood paneling and nostalgic reclaimed wood flors. Perfect for rehearsal dinner, farewell brunches or receptions up to 100 people.

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The Cottages on Charleston Harbor

Featuring breathtaking waterfront venues that include views of 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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SpiritLine Dinner Cruise

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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Cypress Gardens

Scenic paths and bridges provide the perfect backdrop to capture everlasting images of your special day. Our beautiful 170-acres is a favorite destination for both locals & visitors from around the world. You deserve the wedding of your dreams!

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SpiritLine Cruises

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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Lowndes Grove

A BRIDES magazine Best Venue, Downtown Charleston’s last great waterfront estate sits proudly along the oak-lined banks of the Ashley River & boasts 1786-era architecture with period furnishings, expansive piazza, grand lawn and private dock with panoramic sunset views.

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The Carolina Girl Yacht

Named one of the South's best wedding venues by Southern Living Magazine! The Carolina Girl is Charleston’s only exclusive special events yacht that serves as a unique waterfront venue. Take in the best views of Charleston while giving your friends and family the most beautiful and memorable experience!

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The Pavilion at Patriots Point

The Pavilion at Patriots Point is one of the most captivating event venues in Charleston. With unbroken views of the harbor, the luxury tent sits on the 18th hole with the Harbor just beyond; this venue will not be forgotten.

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Charleston Princess

Make your wedding unforgettable with a cruise aboard the Carolina Queen or Charleston Princess on historic Charleston Harbor – a top-rated wedding venue in Charleston! Imagine your special day on the beautiful, shimmering waters of Charleston Harbor, one of the most majestic settings on the eastern seaboard.

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The Porter Room

Located beside the Noisette Creek at Holy City Brewing, the Porter Room offers a unique venue unlike any other in the Charleston area. This beautifully versatile marsh front location provides the perfect setting for your special day.

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Cooper River Room - Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

Stunning panorama. Thanks to its perch on the Cooper River, in the footprint of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, this unique event space boasts one particularly breathtaking attribute - the view. Situated amid Mt. Pleasant’s picturesque Memorial Waterfront Park, this venue is unparalleled.

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Segra Club at Riley Park

The Segra Club at Riley Park is premier private event space within the confines of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark. It boasts unparalleled marsh views along with a turnkey experience, with included furniture rental, on-site parking, and in-house catering.

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Pelican Watch Shelter at Folly Beach County Park

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.

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The Sweetgrass Pavilion - Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

Used by the area's finest sweetgrass basket weavers, this unique venue is available for classic lowcountry events. The pavilion boasts a magnificent view of the Cooper River Bridge, best enjoyed at sunset. It is perfect for a welcome cocktail party, rehearsal dinner or farewell brunch to name a few!

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The Tides at Folly Beach

Tides is the premier oceanfront property for Folly Beach weddings. A wedding at Tides means a unique destination and an unforgettable event that people will be talking about for years to come. Only full-service oceanfront hotel in the Charleston area that has a setup to match any wedding style.

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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Overlooking a pristine stretch of Atlantic beach, The Sanctuary provides numerous indoor and outdoor ceremony and receptions offerings, including the Grand Oaks Ballroom, the Chapel and the seaside Grand Lawn. The Sanctuary catering team creates sumptuously elegant receptions.

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South Carolina Aquarium

Create your downtown waterfront wedding! This truly unique venue is perfect for any style wedding, whether it's sunset romance overlooking the iconic Ravenel Bridge, upscale glam in front of the deepest tank in North America or anything in between.

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Sunsets Waterfront Dining

Sunsets specializes in hosting memorable events, from rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions to day-after brunches and welcome parties, ensuring each occasion is imbued with the magic of Shem Creek's scenic allure and culinary excellence.

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The beachside resort offers a number of distinctive indoor and outdoor wedding venues, including The Sanctuary Wedding Chapel and Grand Lawn, The Ocean Course Clubhouse and Mingo Point nestled against the Kiawah River, and full-service catering for unforgettable receptions.

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Islander 71 Fish House & Raw Bar

Host your event on the water with Islander 71. Breathtaking views of the Intracoastal waterway and Morgan Creek. Perfect for gatherings in an open environment. From our tranquil Intracoastal waterway views on the rooftop, to the lively atmosphere at our Boat Ramp Bar, we have something for everyone.

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Saint James Episcopal Church

St. James Episcopal Church, an historic James Island church on the water with grand oaks and ample parking. A beautiful colonnade connects the church to an events center which creates a beautiful setting for indoor/outdoor weddings and other events. For more information please contact Yvonne: [email protected]/843-324-6116

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