March 23, 2016

wed / affordable charleston wedding venues

We are officially less than a year from our wedding and we're making awesome progress on the planning side! Venues, caterer, photographer, and hotel room blocks are all booked and we're close to booking florist and day of coordinator too. I am keeping our official plans under wraps, but I thought it would be fun to share some of the awesome wedding venues in Charleston, SC we considered. 

First, Marion's in the French Quarter. The space is super neutral and can easily be decorated in all different ways. Located right downtown, Marion's is easily accessible for all your guests and definitely an affordable option. It's great that you can bring in your own catering as well.

Next up is the Charleston Yacht Club Flag Room which has beautiful views of the Ashley River. The space is also very simply decorated so you have a lot of flexibility to make the space your own. For a very reasonable rental, you can bring in your own caterer, stock the bar yourself, and utilize their included chairs and tables. If there was a little more space, this would have been perfect for us!

The Historic Rice Mill is actually right next to the Yacht Club and also faces the Ashley River. There is a beautiful patio facing the water where you can host a ceremony for up to 120 guests and the exposed brick interior is a stunning backdrop for dinner and dancing. 
Catering and bar are provided in house, but when all is said and done, this was actually one of the most cost effective options we looked at.

What wedding venues in Charleston does everyone else love? We also inquired at the Carriage House at Magnolia Gardens and Alhambra Hall (best for Mt. Pleasant residents), but when we factored in shuttles from downtown for everyone, it didn't make sense. 

I've done tons of research in the area, so let me know if anyone has questions!

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