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SC Beach and Plantation Wedding Guide

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! The information and links below will help you plan a wedding at one of South Carolina's many beautiful beaches and plantations. More wedding resources can be found in our South Carolina Wedding Guide.

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South Carolina Beach Weddings


Beach weddings are popular in South Carolina during the late spring, summer, and early fall – when it's warm – and they offer an alternative to traditional indoor weddings. All beaches in South Carolina are public, but some are not accessible unless you have a boat or special permission to enter the gates. Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and Fripp Island are three of the most well-known gated beaches in South Carolina.

South Carolina's other beaches are equally lovely and include Sullivan's Island, Hilton Head, Folly Beach. Keep in mind restrictions set by the local governments regarding parking, alcohol, and fireworks. Also be sure to consult tide charts for South Carolina when planning – a high tide could leave little room for guests!

Edisto Beach Weddings | Colleton County

Folly Beach Weddings | Charleston County

    There is no cost to use Folly Beach for your wedding, although if more than 25 people will be present, you must obtain a permit from the Folly Beach Public Safety Office. Folly's municipal clerk can serve as an officiant if desired. The Pelican Watch Shelter is a Charleston County Park facility on the southwest end of the beach which can accommodate up to 200 guests. It allows for a beach wedding with more parking and a shelter for the reception.

Hilton Head Weddings | Beaufort County

    Hilton Head is a rather famous stop along Atlantic Coast. Isolated until the mid-20th century, electricity came to the island in 1950 and a two-lane swing bridge made the island accessible to cars in 1956. Today, Hilton Head is such a popular golfing and vacation destination that its population quadruples during the summer months! In addition to its beautiful beaches and world-famous golf courses, the Harbour Town Lighthouse and nearby ACE Basin Wildlife Refuge are popular attractions enjoyed year-round.

    A permit is required from the Town of Hilton Head Island for weddings and all other beach ceremonies. The permit form can be found at this link.

Isle of Palms Weddings | Charleston County

    This link leads to answers of FAQs, including those about weddings on the beach.

Kiawah Island Weddings | Charleston County

    Kiawah is a private island in Charleston County. Catering services are available through the resort, and must be used for all food and beverage needs. You can click this link to learn more.

Myrtle Beach Weddings | Horry County

    This link leads to answers of FAQ's for the City of Myrtle Beach, including those on having a beach wedding. Commercially produced weddings are not allowed on the beach, but non-commercial weddings are allowed on the public beaches. Non-commercial weddings are those with simple ceremonies with no structures, no wedding planners, and no one making a profit. A minister, justice of the peace, or friend may perform the ceremony for a small gratuity.

North Myrtle Beach Weddings | Horry County

    This PDF document will answer questions and offer suggestions regarding beach weddings in North Myrtle Beach. Both commercial and non-commercial weddings are permitted.


South Carolina Plantation Weddings

South Carolina plantations offer a wedding setting infused with history and nature. There are hundreds of plantations in our state, but only a handful are available to the public. These can be researched in the guide below.

Beaufort Plantation Weddings

Charleston Plantation Weddings

Columbia Plantation Weddings

Georgetown Plantation Weddings

Hartsville Plantation Weddings

Myrtle Beach Plantation Weddings

Lancaster Plantation Weddings

Moncks Corner Plantation Weddings

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