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16 Picturesque South Carolina Wedding Venues

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South Carolina wedding venues all have one thing in common: breathtaking ambiance. Whether you are looking to tie the knot overlooking the Ashley River or want the gardens of a plantation to be your backdrop, each one of these South Carolina venues has the magic for your big day. Take your pick from the historical, the rustic and the industrial.

These picturesque locations provide the romance, all that's missing is the bride and groom. With one of these 16 venues, your South Carolina wedding will be the talk of the town.

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Tanglewood Plantation learn more

This nine acre property's story goes back to the 1700's with royal roots. Today, Tanglewood Plantation is filled with pecan trees, lawns, a plantation house and even a schoolhouse. This sweetly southern and storied spot is quintessentially South Carolina meaning weddings here are in a league of their own. Inside tip: The venue fee is actually an inclusive package for greater value!
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Lowndes Grove Plantation learn more

This waterfront plantation located on a peninsula has history that dates back to the Revolutionary War. Get married with panoramic sunset views, 200-year-old live oaks, the view of the Ashley River and the property’s expansive lawns setting the idyllic scene. The icing on the cake? French Master Chef Nico Romo provides a local and sustainable gourmet meal for all. 
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Brookgreen Gardens

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
What better way to say “I do” than in one of America’s premier garden spaces? Brookgreen Gardens was born in 1931 and has mastered the deliverance of whimsical backdrops for weddings. Take your pick of seasonal blooms and plan your wedding around the enveloping nature.
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Cannon Green learn more

Cannon Green mixes a 19th Century Charleston home with an old trolley warehouse for a classic South Carolina wedding. Their lush courtyard makes for the ideal twinkle light cocktail hour and the surrounding palmettos complete this upper peninsula venue.
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Wildberry Farm learn more

If the image of a pristine white barn with rustic accents and surrounding trees pulls at your heartstrings, Wildberry Farm is your wedding venue. With a 9,300 square foot barn, a bridal suite loft, a farmhouse and a ceremonial pond to choose from, this 32 acre property definitely delivers. The land is even equipped with a quintessential red barn to add the charm. 
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The Cedar Room learn more

This former cigar factory brings exposed brick, chandeliers, large windows and a 1,500 square foot courtyard to your nuptials. The open floor concept designed by David Thompson is adorned with wood columns and blonde reclaimed wooden floors. This spot is perfect for the bride who likes a blend of urban and rustic decor.
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Wavering Place learn more

Look no further for an intimate garden party than Wavering Place. This plantation is ideal for the couple looking for old world architecture with a charming bed and breakfast to retreat to. Host up to 175 of your guests in their Green Tree House, an open air pavilion with two fireplaces only minutes away from downtown but completely secluded for privacy.
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Legare Waring House learn more

Legare Waring House is for the bride and groom that dream of an outdoor wedding. This historic house is located in Charles Towne Landing, the first European settlement in the Carolinas. It's historical charm provides a ceremony surrounded by crystal lagoons, oak trees and flowers.
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Coleman Hall and Chapel learn more

Get married in a quintessential historic Charleston chapel and dance the night away in a courtyard filled with jasmine and oak trees. At Coleman Hall and Chapel, Palladian windows and good acoustics are just the cherry on top.
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The William Aiken House learn more

Tie the knot in this historic 1810 mansion with sophistication and grace. The lush private grounds and open-air piazzas bring charm to your big day. Their museum-caliber artwork and antiques on display prove it's all in the details.
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701 Whaley

Columbia, South Carolina
701 Whaley’s all brick exterior has the urban landscape you are looking for in a venue. With four separate event spaces to choose from (they range from 2,000 square feet to 6,000), this historic building that used to serve as a community center for the mill workers has transformed itself into an event venue with tall windows, hardwood floors and a grand staircase. This industrial space with 30’ ceilings is the blank canvas you’ve been waiting for.
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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens learn more

This famous plantation is overflowing with Southern hospitality. From the wraparound porch to the breathtaking views of the Ashley River, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is ready for your wedding. Take a pick of any of their four event locations (the Carriage House, Conservatory, Veranda or Pavilion) and enjoy romantic views of ancient Live Oaks and sweeping lawns.
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The Historic Rice Mill learn more

This former antebellum rice mill has three main design accents: brick walls, large double windows and a view of the Ashley River. Take your pick of an indoor or outdoor venue space and soak in the classic architecture of South Carolina.
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Montage Palmetto Buff

Bluffton, South Carolina
Looking for an intimate, luxurious wedding? Take over the 50 little cottages that sit on 20,000 acres of South Carolina coastal marsh at the Montage Palmetto Buff. Move in, unplug and bike everywhere around the property. You and your significant other will be feeling the romance with the Spanish moss and live oak surroundings.
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Anchorage

Beaufort, South Carolina
This waterfront venue has all the views you need with breathtaking snapshots of the Beaufort River and Marina. The event spaces are endless and opulent: a rooftop deck with landscape views, porches overlooking the river and gardens against the waterfront. Don’t forget about their beautiful tabby mansion steeped in history.
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The Gadsden House learn more

This 18th Century manor has the ballroom of your dreams. With over 5,000 square feet to work with, the manicured grounds and gardens include classic Charleston Single Piazzas. This historic landmark built by Revolutionary War hero Christoper Gadsden has all the historic roots needed for a South Carolina wedding – crown molding and all.
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