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12 Charleston Wedding Venues That Exude Southern Charm

A FALL ISLAND WEDDING AT THE RIVER COURSE ON KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA | PartySlate

The charm of Charleston wedding venues comes from their historic architecture, lush greenery and gardens, and the great Southern hospitality that venue teams show their clients. We talked to some of the top wedding planners in the area to get their insight on weddings in The Palmetto State.

Tori Perano, Owner & Lead Planner of Passera Events, says, “South Carolina is known to display some of the most special and unique wedding venues that unveil elegance, unique creativity, and panoramic views. Wedding venues vary from the enchanted coastline to the breathtaking mountainous views in the upstate.”

We have curated a list of 12 Charleston wedding venues that exude Southern charm. Read on to find the one that is right for you.

Take a Look at This Classic Charleston Wedding Venue

videographer: Siegel Films | venue: The Cedar Room

In no particular order…

Charming Wedding at The Cedar Room in Charleston, South Carolina | PartySlate
photographer: Emily Meeks

For a bright & open space…

We adore the white-washed brick walls and charming architecture of this Cigar Factory venue.

See how this charming wedding utilized the courtyard for the ceremony and indoor space for the reception.

The Cedar Room can host up to 500 guests. 

The Cedar Room

The Cedar Room

Charleston, South Carolina
Spectacular Wedding at Cannon Green in Charleston, South Carolina | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Cannon Green

For a quintessential downtown Charleston venue…

Kiersten Searles, Owner of Searles & Company, recommends this stunning venue to her clients.

See how this Earth-toned wedding decorated with greenery brought the outdoors in, allowing the venue’s numerous event spaces to seamlessly flow into each other for a cohesive event.

Cannon Green can host up to 225 guests. 

Cannon Green

Cannon Green

Charleston, South Carolina
Classic Charleston Hotel Bennett Wedding | PartySlate
photographer: The Happy Bloom

For grand architecture and details…

This chic hotel venue boasts some of the best views in town from their Fiat Lux rooftop.

See how this classic Charleston wedding utilized the rooftop space for a beautiful first look photo.

Hotel Bennett can host up to 300 guests. 

Hotel Bennett

Hotel Bennett

Charleston, South Carolina
fabulous wedding at Festival Hall in charleston | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Festival Hall

For 14,000 square-feet of party space…

We love how this expansive venue can host large-scale events, yet still feel intimate and intentional.

See how this colorful wedding incorporated exciting décor details around every corner.

Festival Hall can host up to 1,000 guests. 

Festival Hall

Festival Hall

Charleston, South Carolina
Intimate Bohemian Chic Wedding at Hanks Social Hall in Charleston, South Carolina | PartySlate
photographer: Allison Hanson Photography

For rustic glamour…

PartySlate adores this rustic, industrial loft space with vaulted ceilings, exposed brick, and hardwood flooring.

See how this intimate boho wedding incorporated pops of color into an otherwise warm-toned celebration.

Hank’s Social Hall can host up to 150 guests. 

Hank's Social Hall

Hank’s Social Hall

Charleston, South Carolina
A FALL ISLAND WEDDING AT THE RIVER COURSE ON KIAWAH ISLAND, SOUTH CAROLINA | PartySlate
photographer: Landon Jacob

For a waterfront wedding…

Perano recommends this venue to her clients looking for something away from the city.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort can host up to 300 guests. 

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island, South Carolina
outdoor wedding reception at wild dunes | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Wild Dunes Resort

For a ceremony and reception venue in one…

Linda Warner, Owner & Lead Planner of Pinnacle Weddings, says, “This beach venue with beautiful southern architecture and colors offers a rooftop space with an amazing view from Charleston to the Isle of Palms.”

Wild Dunes Resort can host up to 600 guests.

Wild Dunes Resort

Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, South Carolina
outdoor tented wedding at Gibbes Museum of Art in charleston | PartySlate
photographer: Aaron & Jillian Photography

For a venue rich in culture, art, and interesting architecture…

Warner highly recommends this unique venue to her clients looking for a venue in the Historic District of Charleston.

Gibbes Museum of Art can host up to 900 guests. 

Gibbes Museum of Art

Gibbes Museum of Art

Charleston, South Carolina
colorful floral wedding ceremony at The Island House | PartySlate
photographer: Rebecca Sigety Photography

For secluded Lowcountry nature and panoramic views…

Warner recommends this venue to clients for an island oasis on the Stono River.

The Island House can host up to 300 guests. 

The Island House

The Island House

Johns Island, South Carolina
charleston wedding venue Merchants Hall | PartySlate
photo courtesy of: Merchants Hall

For an authentic Charleston feel…

We love the architecture this venue boasts – from the exposed brick to the beautiful wood beams throughout the event space.

Merchants Hall can host up to 180 guests. 

Merchants Hall

Merchants Hall

Charleston, South Carolina
stunning wedding at South Carolina Aquarium | PartySlate
photographer: Richard Shay Photography

For a fun and modern aesthetic…

Warner notes, “If you’re looking for a unique space that offers iconic photo ops, this is the venue for you.”

South Carolina Aquarium can host up to 220 guests.

South Carolina Aquarium

South Carolina Aquarium

Charleston, South Carolina
Charming Wedding at Creek Club at I’On in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina | PartySlate
photographer: Pinnacle Weddings, Charleston

For views of Hobcaw Creek and idyllic marshland…

Warner recommends this venue to clients due to its waterfront setting, manicured lawn space, and charming indoor areas.

Creek Club at I’On can host up to 300 guests. 

Creek Club at I'On

Creek Club at I’On

Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Meet The Experts

Kiersten Searles
Owner
Searles & Company

Tori Perano
Owner & Lead Planner
Passera Events

Linda Warner
Owner & Lead Planner
Pinnacle Weddings

People Also Ask…

Is Charleston a good place to get married?

PartySlate chatted with Linda Warner, Owner & Lead Planner of Pinnacle Weddings, to help answer some of the most frequestly asked questions about Charleston wedding venues.

Warner commented, “Charleston is one of the very few cities that are geared towards hosting weddings — it’s a wedding city. The city has a very European feel about it with the classic, old historical buildings, and a Southern feel with gardens that make for beautiful photo ops.

“It’s a big city without feeling like a big city. You have beaches, islands, and history.”

She offered more advice, saying, “When you tell your guests your wedding is in Charleston, expect your whole guest list to fly across the country to be there. People from all across the country, and the world, will come to Charleston to host their destination wedding.”

Where can I get married in Charleston?

There are many beautiful wedding venues in Charleston. Ranging from estates and mansions to beach resorts with top-tier amenities, every wedding venue in this city is more stunning and unique than the last. Browse Charleston wedding venues on PartySlate, and find all of your vendors to make your big day come to life.