The wedding day – the main event, the moment a couple finally gets to proclaim their love for one another in front of all of their friends and family members – of all important days, this one takes the cake. But there is another oft overlooked date that deserves some of the attention as well: the rehearsal dinner.
The rehearsal dinner is a versatile event; in fact, it doesn’t need to be a “dinner” at all! Although holding a wedding rehearsal at dinnertime is traditional and usually more convenient on busy weekdays, there is no reason against having a brunch rehearsal on a weekend.
Rehearsal dinners can also be a celebration in and of themselves. Especially if many guests in the wedding party are traveling from out of town, the rehearsal can be a prime opportunity to reunite with friends and family members before the wedding day. To this end, rehearsal dinners can become more like cocktail parties filled with the bride and groom’s most treasured people.
The rehearsal dinner is also the perfect relaxed setting for the two families to meet one another. This may be the first time that they have had a chance to talk and get to know one another. Having opportunities like these can go a long way in relieving tensions and allowing the families to feel more comfortable around each other.
Great food and drink are critical in the perfect rehearsal dinner. Whether you’re having a cocktail hour or a full dinner, our hors d’oeuvres, meals, and drinks are sure to please! From carving station options to flavorful plant-based bites, our options will satiate the most committed carnivores to the most selective vegans. Take a look at our wedding packet with menu descriptions.
Creating the right atmosphere goes beyond food and drink – bringing the entertainment is key! At each of our venues, families have the option to rent wood parquet dance floors, sound systems, stages for bands, and more. We have several independent musicians and entertainment agents that we recommend; their information is linked below.
At Seabrook Island Weddings, we recognize the importance of rehearsals and offer a variety of venues at the Seabrook Island Club to suit each couple’s unique tastes. Our Atlantic Ballroom has 6,000 square feet of space and features luxurious ocean views. Next door, we have the Carolina Room that can seat fifty guests. Both options open up onto a veranda, which allows guests to mingle in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
On the second floor is the Deveaux Room; this option has a private balcony from which guests have the the pleasure of taking in the beautiful views.
While Seabrook Island is most known for its oceanfront weddings at the Ocean Terrace, Seabrook Island Weddings has multiple venues for ceremonies and offers even more services! The Seabrook Island Club has verandas available for wedding ceremonies at the Island House; this building has over 30,000 square feet of space available. Additionally, Seabrook Island Weddings offers reception packages and opportunities to book our venues for the entire weekend. Contact Seabrook Island Weddings today to learn more about planning your wedding activities!