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Plan Your Beach or Plantation Wedding in South Carolina


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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 on a South Carolina beaches or plantation. More wedding resources can be found in our SC 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 public 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
    No cost to use the beach, 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.

  • Isle of Palms beach weddings - this link leads to answers of FAQ's, including those about weddings on the beach

  • Weddings at Kiawah Island Golf Resort - 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. Event planners are also available to help you with other details.

  • Myrtle Beach weddings - this link leads to answers of FAQ's for the City of Myrtle Beach, including those on having a beach weddding - 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 - 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, some of which are available to the public and can be researched in the guide below. We have also included the websites of some of the most popular plantations for weddings, which are located primarily in the Lowcountry.
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