(Closed) Any Charleston Brides having a small ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

How much are you wanting to spend? We had our ceremony at Confederate Homes and Gardens. It’s downtown and really lovely. While we had a larger guest list the site could easily work with a smaller crowd.

Hampton Park has a beautiful gazebo – one bride on here got married there.

I’ve been to a smaller wedding at the Palmer House. That was really nice.

Lowdes Grove – River House is really nice too.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I got married at the Hampton Park gazebo.  It was a little public because it was a nice day but it was still beautiful and the path you walk down to get to it is gorgeous. 

It’s a little further out too but the Angel Oak Tree on St. John’s Island is beautiful.  We loved this idea as a location but it was a bit of a drive from there to our reception dinner location. 

Those were our top two contenders when looking. 

Edit:  Here is the link to the short recap I did with pictures of the gazebo.

 

Intimate Charleston Wedding Recap: Ceremony, reception, and details (Long)

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My wedding will have 25 total and I am torn between the Confederate House or The Battery.  I looked into The Historic Rice Mill and it was out of my budget (10k) and the area just seemed too big for the size wedding that I am having.  I ended up going with McCradys for our reception and I am so excited! Also I have tried contacting the woman at The Old Exchange building numerous times and she never gets back to me but they rent out the S.C.D.A.R room which looks like it would be nice for a ceremony, only set back is it has to be at 6:30 but that seems like another option.  

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Tiffanyrami:  We had our reception at the Old Exchange and our ceremony at the Confederate Homes and Gardens. By far I would recommend the Confederate home for a ceremony – especially if you’re doing a small wedding. We did cocktail hour in the S.C.A.R. room. There are a lot of requirements and I feel like if you had only 25 people it would seem empty. One upside though would be that if it rained you would be safe! However Conferederate Homes and Gardens does have an indoor “ballroom”

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Are you guys religious? There are some crazy beautiful historic churches in Charleston.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Welcome!

I know you said you ruled our Battery Park, but there are quite a few other lovely parks that would be great.  I saw some beautiful photos of a wedding held at Washington Park, here: http://sposabellaphotography.blogspot.com/2009/12/washington-park-wedding-charleston-sc.html

There are a bunch of art galleries downtown, it looks like…with a smaller wedding that might be a really unique idea for a ceremony location.  Just a random thought – might be worth asking if they’d host a ceremony!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Also, when we were searching for a venue the Confederate Home really piqued my interest.  They have a really lovely garden (as far as I can tell from pictures!)

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2011

we got married in charles towne landing under the oak trees.  it was beautiful. i had to clear it with the manager and we paid admission for all our guests, we only had like 20 guests. but it was amazingly beautiful and peaceful.

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