(Closed) Charleston SC Bees – Need help with a ceremony venue!

posted 7 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

One suggestion if you’re looking for an outside parklike venue would the Confederate Homes and Gardens, its very close to the Old Exchange. I want to say it cost less than $1000.00. Theres not much info about it online but the lady I spoke with there was SO NICE. How many people are you having? There is also Washington Park as an option for downtown but I think you can only have a small guest list. Not sure.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Not sure if you are willing to go outside of Charleston, but the prices are better.  In Moncks Corner there is Old Santee Canal State Park which is around $850 to have the ceremony & reception there. Also, Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner for a ceremony option.  My wedding is going to be at the Gatherings of Dorchester & it’s $850 there.  You could also rent an ocean front beach house & get married on the beach & have the reception at the house. Cypress Gardens is pretty too. 

Happy Planning!

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Hello everyone!  I’m newly engaged (just one month now) and finally getting around to planning this thing for sometime next spring.  But I don’t know where!?  Does anyone have any great reasonably priced options in Charleston/Mt Pleasant/Folly Beach/Sullivans Island/IOP? 

I am headed down there (from NC, so not too far) to meet with possible venues on June 10/11 and I’d like to book that weekend up with back to back appointments to maximize my time there—but I don’t even know where to start.  Any suggestions?  (I can report back afterwards here on anything I saw/liked/disliked)

My ideal wedding is in a pretty spot where we don’t have to do too much (or any) decorating.  And the day is laid back and fun.  With dancing.  And perhaps BBQ or shrimp and grits and an ice cream bar or smores instead of wedding cake.  So I’m not super traditional.  I keep thinking my first choice would be to just rent a beach house and then get married on the beach and have a party at the house–but that is tricky.  It’s hard to find a beach house zoned to hold an event large enough (I think there will be 85-90 guests) and while if it is pretty, it could work great (people just hanging out on the porches), I am thinking the best thing might be to rent one with a yard where we can have a tent and a dance area (in case of rain and so that the reception has a center). 

Thoughts?  Help!

Post # 8
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498 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

how about the magnolia plantation/gardens, boone hall plantation or even at the angel oak on james island? all would be lovely…but outdoor.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The River House at Lowndes Grove is really pretty option for a smaller crowd. We are doing our Rehearsal Dinner dinner there. Rental fee is 2k and they do in house catering and set up. They can take care of everything for you. http://www.pphgcharleston.com/venues/view/river_house

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Love the idea of the River house! We almost had our wedding there and it is a beautiful venue overlooking the river!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Pink Peony: Really? We had out rehearsal dinner there and it started at 6:30.

It was stunning though! We loved it!

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