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10 Reasons Why Charleston is the Ultimate Wedding Destination

Updated: May 3, 2021

Charleston’s growing popularity is not just limited to tourism. In recent years, the frequency of destination weddings held in Charleston has grown significantly. It’s not too surprising, with high rankings in Travel & Leisure’s list of “America’s Most Romantic Cities” and the abundance of southern charm. We’ve put together a list of reasons why Charleston is the ultimate wedding destination.

Diverse and Beautiful Venues

No matter your style, you’re sure to find a perfect venue in Charleston. If you’re drawn to the outdoors for your ceremony, you have the option of lush outdoor settings with romantic oak trees covered in Spanish moss, sandy beaches, vibrant gardens, and so much more. For an indoor ceremony or reception, look to Charleston’s rich historical buildings and lively downtown spaces like our own Poogan’s Courtyard. If you’re looking to say “I do” in a church, Charleston has more than 400 to choose from, solidifying its nickname of “The Holy City.”

Amazing Food

There’s a reason why Charleston consistently ranks within the top ten culinary cities in America. From fresh seafood to Southern barbecue, you’re sure to find a delicious menu for your day, and any other days you’re in town! At our historic downtown Charleston event space, you can delight in orchestrating your own curated menu, or trust our expert team for seasonal suggestions.

Warm Weather

Charleston is a coastal town with generally warm weather all year round. January and February tend to be the chilliest months, with temperatures averaging in the 50° range. That means great weather for snapping those bridal party portraits outdoors and enjoying our courtyard space for pre-dinner bites or after-dinner cocktails.

Activities for Out-of-Towners

If your guests are visiting Charleston for your wedding, you’ll never have to worry about them being bored. They can occupy any spare time with visits to museums, shopping, or partaking in one of Charleston’s various tours!

Prevalence of Wedding Vendors

The number of wedding industry related businesses located in Charleston helps make planning your day simple. An abundance of florists, DJs and bands, wedding dress boutiques and wedding planners are all conveniently located all around the Charleston area.


Your guests won’t have to worry about accommodations when they come into town. Charleston is full of charming bed-and-breakfasts, chic hotels, and renovated historical inns to help complete their stay.


Charleston’s vibrant nightlife allows the party to keep going even after the reception has ended! If you’ve got the energy, continue to celebrate your night at one of the many bustling bars and nightclubs Charleston has to offer.


An unforgettable wedding location doesn’t have to be difficult to get to. Charleston’s International Airport sits just 20 minutes outside of the historic downtown area. Ubers, cabs, and pedicabs make navigating the city a breeze.

Southern Hospitality

Tourism and hospitality are major industries in Charleston. We love our city and want you to love it too! We’re happy to help you and your wedding guests enjoy your time.

Honeymoon Friendly

If you need some well-deserved R&R following your wedding day, stick around and enjoy all of the Charleston activities you didn’t have enough time for! From day spas to golf courses, Charleston and the surrounding areas will allow you to soak up your time as newlyweds.

Whether Charleston is already home or you’re looking for the perfect destination wedding location, we are here to help plan! Get in touch with us to tour our historic venue in the heart of downtown Charleston!

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