destination weddings on Seabrook Island

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If you are still looking for the perfect venue to host your special day, you may want to consider having a destination wedding. According to the Travel Market Report, nearly 94% of couples that had a destination wedding said that they were satisfied as opposed to those that marry close to home. And what better place to get married than the most romantic, charming city in the world? Few places capture a whimsical aura like Charleston, SC, which is why the Holy City has topped Travel and Leisure’s best cities in America list since 2013, even taking the top spot in the world in 2017. Read on to see why couples are opting to have a destination wedding right here in the Lowcountry!

4 Perks of Having a Destination Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina

Not as many couples can say they tied the knot on a private beach. Making your wedding your own is an important part of the planning process, and what better way to let your personality shine than by choosing a unique wedding venue that reflects you and your partner’s love story, passions, and interests? Destination weddings also provide the opportunity for a more intimate celebration with a handful of family and friends. It’s perfect for couples who are looking to have covid-conscious weddings. So, make your special day memorable for both you and your guests with a one-of-a-kind destination wedding!

1 – The Perfect Opportunity for a Family Reunion

Being invited to a destination wedding is always a blast – not only will your guests be able to attend your wedding, but they will get to enjoy a vacation, too! This is the perfect time for families to reconnect and spend quality time together by the beach. Renting a large home for your whole family will bring them together and make memories they never would have during a traditional wedding when you only have the opportunity to connect for a short period of time. After your ceremony, you and your guests will be able to soak in the sun by the pool, or explore the heart of downtown! If you want to stay and explore outside of the venue, Seabrook Island offers a variety of accommodations for both you and your guests. From villas with a golf course view to large oceanfront homes, we have it all. Click here for more information about Seabrook Island rentals and hotel accommodations.

2 – A Travel Tradition for Years to Come

In addition to providing the opportunity for a week-long family reunion or vacation, a destination wedding can provide something to look forward to in the future. For special anniversaries in the future, you and your spouse can revisit the place where you celebrated the start of your marriage. Make it a tradition in years to come! Unlike some international destinations, traveling to Seabrook Island is relatively inexpensive, with many airlines now offering non-stop flights to Charleston from all around the country.

3 – Double Up With Your Honeymoon

Once you experience these surreal oceanfront views, you will absolutely want to extend your stay. The pandemic has brought uncertainty not only to planning weddings but honeymoons, too. With many international travel restrictions still in place, many couples are hesitant to book pricey airline tickets and are instead opting to do “mini-moons” in domestic destinations. And, as an added bonus, there’s no time wasted traveling and settling into the next place! If you are looking for a romantic honeymoon destination, Seabrook Island, SC offers all the luxurious amenities of an oceanfront resort, with close proximity to the conveniences of the city.

4 – Less Stress and More Laidback Planning

When it comes to getting married, a lot of time and energy goes into accommodating your guests. Wedding planning is no easy feat and can add tons of unwanted stress to a soon-to-wed couple. One of the reasons that destination weddings are so appealing is because they are typically much more relaxed, intimate, and laidback. They are pretty much guaranteed to be simpler and faster to plan than traditional ceremonies. While a destination wedding sounds expensive, in reality, most couples tend to spend less compared to those that stay at home. This smaller guest list means fewer wedding costs, helping to reduce the financial burden of a wedding (and the resulting stress). With a destination wedding, it is up to you to call the shots. Your wedding venue will reflect your true colors, and a beachside wedding is perfect for couples who just want to enjoy their special day. Plus, if you do happen to be one that is easily stressed, you can spend the day before your nuptials clearing your mind beachside. After all, being on the coast is proven to reduce cortisol levels.

Destination weddings make for a wonderful experience both you and your guests will never forget (not to mention, great pictures). If you are drawn to warm sunshine, sandy beaches, and a salty breeze, our Seabrook Island wedding venues in South Carolina boast all these features and more. Less than 30 miles away from Seabrook Island is the historic Holy City of downtown Charleston. With a day trip, you can tour historic homes, take horse-drawn carriage rides, explore beautiful parks and historic homesteads, and shop and dine on the luxurious King Street. And after all of that adventuring, you can relax on the beach back at Seabrook Island, take a charter boat to catch some fresh, coastal fare, or catch a vibrant sunset at Happy Hour at The Pelican’s Nest.

To learn more about how Seabrook Island Weddings can help you make your dreams of an oceanfront wedding venue in South Carolina come true, contact us today!



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