It’s no surprise with accolades such as Most Romantic City and Best City in the World, that Charleston, SC has become a hot spot for destination weddings. Hosting more than 5,000 weddings last year Charleston is packed with amazing spots to say “I do”.
From historic downtown homes, the beach, lush plantations and more, we here at B. Gourmet feel pretty lucky to call these venues our office when your special day arrives. We could go on for days about every place in town, but for now we’ve rounded up just a few of our favorites.
The Island House
At first glance one may think they’re about to be whisked away by boat. The island house is nestled behind one of Johns Island’s marinas, opening open to beautiful ocean river views. A grand home sits on the property with a permanent tent gracing the back lawn and overlooking the water. The Island House is the perfect venue for a waterfront wedding without the sandy mess!
Photographer: Hyer Images
Harborside East features an elegant ballroom atmosphere with the views to match. Upon stepping outside to the terrace you’ll be greeted by the Cooper River, Charleston’s downtown and skyline and the infamous Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Pasha Belman Photography
Deemed America’s Most Beautiful Gardens, Magnolia is also home for not one, not two, but three venues on-site. Check out our Featured Venue post for a sneak peak into the Conservatory, Veranda, and Carriage House.
Old Wide Awake Plantation
Located just outside of Charleston in Hollywood SC, Old Wide Awake Plantation has been entertaining for hundreds of years. Now serving as a popular wedding venue, this charming, family-owned plantation home has seen a lot of change since first operating as a convenience store in the 1800s.
Tip: Take a short walk down to Wide Awake Park for beautiful views of grand oak trees and the Stono River.
The Legare Waring House
Catherine Ann Photography
Located at Historic Charleston Towne Landing, The Legare Waring House is steeped with history and charm. Enjoy the beauty of this Civil War era house overlooking the grandeur of the avenue of oaks.
The Governor Thomas Bennett House
Emily Baucom Photography
Turning off the busy streets of Charleston’s peninsula you’ll feel taken back in time after entering the magic of The Thomas Bennett House. This venue plays home to a historic federal style home, courtyard, plus a breezy veranda overlooking the lawn and secret gardens.