(Closed) How far in advance did you book your venue in charleston?

posted 8 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I’m not from SC but typically people book venues about a year in advance

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Oooh. I wanted the cotton dock for next december. I called in early Nov this year. it’s booked through January!

So yeah, if you want certain places, they book up fast. But not all venues do–where are you looking? April will book up kind of fast, especially after people go to the wedding show next month and I think there’s one in June or August, too… those two usually mean people get serious about booking up places!

Also, think of places that aren’t normally venues. plenty of the art galleries downtown rent out, and 77 Wentworth (above Yo Burrito!) is a really pretty restaurant option, as is the Library at Vendue Inn.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Rice Mill books up fast, and the Cotton Dock is at boone hall plantation, which is probably already booked for your date (sadly 🙁 ). The lady at Boone Hall is so patient, though! Just email her and ask what openings they have for your month, and she emails back pretty promptly with the whole list. Oh, and I think Legare-Waring books up kind of fast, too.

Have you looked at Old Wide Awake Plantation? They’re in a pretty place. Or if you’re willing to tent, the Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw is fantastic. My future in-laws’ best friends used to own it, hehe!

And Thomas Ravenel is trying to sell Brookland Plantation on Edisto Island (check it out on vrbo.com, search Edisto Island)–if he sells to someone willing to rent out the house, you could do a wedding there. Right now they do not approve of weddings out there though.

Oh, and I almost forgot! Dunes West has a beautiful clubhouse that reminds me of a plantation-style, if your other options are booked.

Good luck! I seriously think I have looked at every available venue and rental house in Charleston… hehe.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You may also want to try the Francis Marion Hotel, the Marriott on Ashley River, and they also have a beautiful park (Battery Park) for an outdoor venue. All of those places are right by the Battery and close to the Market, bars, etc.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

…oh..and yes…the sooner you decide on a wedding date and book the better b/c all of the places mentioned in this thread book up fast!!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I got engaged in July 2009,discovered and went to visit the Daniel Island Club (because Fiance wanted outdoor ceremony and loves golf) and totally fell in love…its a planned township/community but looks like it’s been there for years!  Everything’s perfectly landscaped and built.  Our ceremony will be overlooking the marsh with the lovely clubhouse in the background. I went in October 2009 and they were already booked for the date I wanted…11-6-10.  I went with the next day, Sunday the 7th and have ended up saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars.  If you’re looking to get married in “peak” season, you may find it harder to book you ideal location.  If its the colder times of the year, you may find more flexibility, but don’t put off tomorrow what you can do today!! LOL

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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Definitely book now.  I started looking the month after I got engaged, and that was over a year ago.  I went to St. Lukes Chapel at MUSC in January and my date in April already had a booking.  I had to either change the date or the time.  They book three weddings a day there.  I reserved my Hall a year in advance,  that was the earliest I could book it.  I’ve gone back and looked at their reservation board and the weekends are filling up.  April is the peak season in Charleston.  Hotels are at the highest price, the venue the same.  If you have any room to budge I’d go for March if you date isn’t available.  Funny enough March may be earlier, but its not considered peak.  Look at James Island County Park or Wanamaker.  I’ve reserved Edisto Hall on the 9th of April so sorry.  Both locations have a nice indoor Hall for the reception and a lawn for the ceremony, and the price is the best around.  I paid $875 for the hall, that included, 5- 6′ round tables, 15- 6′ rectangle tables, chairs for 200, liquor permit, a catering kitchen with no vendor restrictions and full use of the surrounding lawn for the event.  I have the hall from 9am till 11pm.  If you are doing a early wedding time the day reservation is 650, but you have to leave when the park closes.Cool

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