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Please I hope someone out there has an answer!! Our dream is to have a wedding on the beach in South Carolina, when I started my research I was hoping for the Charleston area, but I can’t seem to find anything so at this point I’m almost open for any beach in SC. I’m looking for a house to rent on the beach to have our wedding and reception. Our guestlist is about 130 (although we don’t plan on everyone being there). We would like to rent the house for a week and have enough bedrooms for immediate family and some friends (sleep about 14-20). Our budget is $5000, but a bit flexible.
I can’t seem to find a home on any beach in SC that will allow 100 guests and a wedding. I have always envisioned getting married on the beach and then having a tent and food ready to go right there after the ceremony. I’m getting more and more concerned that it is impossible to do.
If you have any ideas as to where I can find a place like this please please let me know. Our wedding isn’t until May 3, 2014, but with rentals going so quickly I would like to find and try to get the house booked asap, therefore I will have the biggest thing taken care of.
Hope to hear so good news!!
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Hi BethAnn3: first and foremost, I see this is your premier post on WBee… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
Look at the Grand Strand area… Little River – Cherry Grove – North Myrtle Beach – Myrtle Beach – Surfside Beach – Garden City Beach – Murrells Inlet – and Pawley’s Island
There are tons of houses for rent all along there, with the majority of them being north and south of NMB and MB.
Not sure what the rules are in regards to having a 100 People over, but with some of the mega- houses / mansions certainly do-able.
When it comes to Weddings, ONLY Myrtle Beach proper won’t let you marry on the actual beach (you can marry on the House Property, Hotel Property etc)… just not on the Beach itself. There are City & State Parks though that are nice, where you can marry as well.
All the other communities, and you can marry on the Beach itself, if that is your wish.
There are lots of officiants in the Grand Strand, and getting a Marriage Licence is pretty easy.
There are also lots of facilities in regards to all your Wedding needs… Caterers, Rentals, Flowers, Photographers etc.
And of course lots to see and do for your Guests when they aren’t at the Wedding & Reception.
For more info, GOOGLE – Myrtle Beach Weddings – and you’ll get a whole pile of info at your fingertips.
Hope this helps,
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There are a TON of places to have abeach wedding in Hilton Head Island 🙂 Happy planning. I live in Bluffton (about 10 mins from the beach) let me know how I can help!
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I’d be so appreciative if you can offer me any advice! We’re looking at a HHI Sept 2015 wedding and my dream was to do a beach house but at 100-120 on our guest list I’m worried it might not be possible. Any advice/guidence/experience would be awesome!!!
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It’s not exactly what you are looking for but I attended a wedding last year out on Folly Beach, the family did rent a beach house but had the wedding and reception at the Pelican Watch Shelter on Folly Beach County Park, there were probably about 200 people there, it was in March so the beach wasn’t very crowded. They had shuttles from their hotels because parking can be a problem and then you walked out to the beach for the ceremony and the reception was in the pavilion. They did a really impressive job transforming the place to give it a “tent-like” atmosphere, but it was still a pretty laid back wedding.
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@cora_123: Hey ladies! Just wanted to pop in and remind you that this thread is about a year old, so the OP may not respond. 🙂
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@PacificMrs: haha wow – I did not even notice that, whoops