7 Reasons to Get Married in Charleston

7 Reasons to Get Married in Charleston

The coastal charmer is leading the way in destination weddings. Here’s why.

The Charleston appeal is strong. There’s a reason — many, many reasons — why couples are falling in love with the Lowcountry darling. From unparalleled historic architecture to steadfast Southern hospitality, the South Carolina treasure is a natural host. Here are seven reasons why couples are crushing on Charleston.

1. It’s Dripping in Charm

Charleston is known for its historic and picturesque architecture, cobblestone streets and centuries-old oak trees. The city's historic charm creates a fairytale romantic wedding backdrop that produces stunning frame-it-and-hang-it photography.

2. The Scenery is Incredibly Diverse

In a word, Charleston is gorgeous. Beautiful beaches and endless waterfronts to lush famed gardens and sacredly preserved plantations, Charleston has range. Design your day around your dream wedding setting.

3. The Food is Above and Beyond

Culinary excellence is defined here. Charleston is famous for its thriving food scene. Treat your guests to delicious Lowcountry cuisine, which includes dishes like shrimp and grits, she-crab soup and traditional oyster roasts. The city has numerous excellent restaurants and best-of-the-best catering services.

4. Southern Hospitality is Alive and Well

Charleston’s graciously warm and welcoming nature is in a class all its own. The locals are cherished for their friendliness and their willingness to make visitors feel at home. Weddings are a celebration embraced by the whole city. Expect genuine support and love as Charlestonian’s go out of their way to celebrate you.

5. The Wedding Venues Have it All

Immaculate chapels, historic plantations, whitesand beachfront resorts, avenues of ancient oaks and elegant ballrooms situated in coveted museums, hotels and homes — the city is brimming with an array of unique wedding venues. Find the one that fits your style and vision and make it yours.

6. You Can’t Beat the Weather

Charleston's climate is generally mild and pleasant, making it an approachable destination for year-round weddings. The city enjoys welcoming weather, with mild winters and warm summers. Spring and fall are the most popular seasons for Charleston weddings. Outdoor nuptials sing in the mild late March to early June temps while September and October offer comfortable warmth and fall beauty.

7. Your Guests Enjoy a True Vacation

Your wedding guests will want to extend their stay, settling into Charleston’s stunning historic inns, boutique hotels and luxury resorts. The city’s rich history and culture and endless exploration options among historic landmarks, museums, art galleries and vibrant music scene make Charleston a fun and relaxing vacation spot.

Breathtaking backdrop for a wedding at Ocean Course at Kiawah

A Friend in the Industry

Working with Novela is like having a trusted friend — one with copious insider knowledge and industry connections — by your side every step of the way. We’ll match you with an expert wedding concierge to customize your wedding day plan, including venue and vendor recommendations, detailed pricing options, a high-level budget framework, and a customized checklist just for you.

Find your perfect Charleston venue, book all your vendors, and finance your wedding at 0% interest — all in one place. Novela is the first transactional one-and-done wedding planning company.

So, are you ready to start planning your dream wedding?

Our concierge team is here to help you every step of the way.