Choosing a wedding venue is a challenge, especially when there are so many amazing ones to choose from! My couples are always asking for the venues that have the Spanish moss covered oak trees which offer that iconic Charleston vibe. So I created this list to give you a starting point in your search for the best Lowcountry wedding venue!

Charleston boasts of some amazing venues, each with their own unique features. Each of these venues also provide several perfect photo opportunities that will make for great wall art in your home!

This list is by no means the end-all-be-all of venues here in Charleston, but I wanted to offer you a starting point!

Magnolia Plantation

This venue is probably Charleston's most well-known and most sought after venue. This 464 acre property boasts of four different venues to accommodate your wedding and elopement needs.

Magnolia Plantation Charleston Wedding

Legare Waring House

at Charlestowne Landing

This 1840s home opens up to a grove of moss-covered oak trees for a picturesque ceremony space. The house sits inside the historic Charlestowne Landing, the 184 acre park that was the original settlement of Charleston. Within the park are beautiful gardens and waterways that make for the most picturesque scenery.

Charlestowne Landing Charleston Wedding

Creek Club

at I'On

This Mount Pleasant waterfront property has over 5,000 sq ft to accommodate you and your wedding guests. The venue, located in the beautiful I'On neighborhood of Mount Pleasant, has a wraparound porch that offers the perfect view of the sunset.

Charleston Wedding Photographer
Charleston Wedding Photographer

Hobcaw Yacht Club

Another waterfront property with the perfect view of sunset. This venue offers a large Clubhouse with brick fireplaces and a full kitchen for catering, as well as a secondary space that can be used as a groom's suite or bridal room.

Kiawah Island River House

Tie the knot under the magnificent Oak tree next to the sweeping Kiawah River. This gorgeous outdoor-only venue provides the perfect spot to say I do.

Charleston Wedding Photographer
Charleston Wedding Photographer

Alahambra Hall

This Mount Pleasant venue truly has it all - the perfect waterfront view, a bridal suite, wraparound porches, and a 3,280 sq ft hall with large fireplaces. It is nestled in the quaint Old Village and offers plenty of parking.

Cypress Gardens

Host your wedding in a swamp! These expansive gardens have everything you need for a beautiful and incredibly memorable wedding. It's also where The Notebook was filmed!

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Hart Meadows Ranch

This John's Island venue is new to the scene, but it has a wide variety of scenery that make it perfect for every wedding. It's a waterfront property with a small man-made beach, beautiful gardens, a large chess board, a beautiful bridal suite within a yurt, fountains, and a 4,000 sq ft reception hall.

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Quarters K

at Riverfront Park

This North Charleston venue is nestled within Riverfront Park, just a few miles from the artsy Park Circle neighborhood. It offers views of the Cooper River, garden strolls and a venue that can seat up to 115 guests. The old Naval base building is a more unique form of historical venue.

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Boone Hall Plantation

Last, but certainly not least, is Boone Hall Plantation. This venue is home to the Avenue of the Oaks, 3/4 mile of 270 year old Oak trees. Then venue offers a variety of options when it comes to your wedding day. Bonus points for this venue - Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively were married here!