South Carolina’s lowcountry has long been known for its natural beauty and unique culinary flavors, but it continues to grow as a top destination for a bride’s biggest day. Unspoiled natural beauty and unparalleled privacy puts Kiawah Island in a league of its own for a seaside wedding.
Picturesque Wedding Destination
Just 21 miles from Charleston, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is home to miles of beaches, five championship golf courses, and endless coastal views. Nowhere on the island can you escape the lowcountry’s natural beautiful landscape. Having your wedding here gives you a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding and your guests a fabulous getaway.
Whatever setting you have dreamed about for your wedding day, Kiawah Island has a venue for your dream wedding.
On the Beach
Wanting to get married on the beach, of course you can – it’s an island, and there’s plenty of options.
By a Southern Mansion
Longing to say I do in a grand Southern mansion, The Sanctuary Hotel will make that vision a reality. Its Great Lawn with sweeping ocean views and the elegant Grand Oaks Ballroom give you the perfect wedding settings.
On a Scenic Golf Course
If you desire outdoor scenes of lush greenways and scenic coastal views, then one of their golf clubhouses is your answer. The Ocean Course’s 18th hole offers an absolutely stunning view. Having your reception here provides you and your guests incredible coastal views and the best sunset on the island.
Rustic Setting by a River
By the Kiawah River, Mingo Point is a more laid back venue for those wanting a natural outdoor location. Among the most popular features are oyster roasts, barbeque stations, and bonfire pits, all perfectly placed around the shelter and deck spaces. Match these with your favorite live performer and the beauty of the Lowcountry for a wedding everyone will rave about for years. Make sure you schedule time for the wonderful sunsets to be seen from this special location to enhance your special day.
Slated to open fall 2019, the wedding chapel will be an elegant church to host your wedding. Designed and crafted by local artisans, the chapel will be adorned with one-of-a-kind metal gates and stained glass windows adding to the beauty of this venue. Adjacent to The Sanctuary Hotel, a bride can walk under the colonnaded walkway to the chapel. The chapel will offer nondenominational services for up to 150 guests.
All Your Wedding Events Can Happen On Island
When you choose Kiawah Island Golf Resort, your wedding events can happen all in one place – welcome party, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and farewell brunch. The resort offers their guests complimentary shuttle service, giving your wedding attendees a chance to sit back and let someone else do the driving to the festivities.
Island Lodging and Amenities
A variety of accommodations are available for you and your guests. More than 500 spacious villas and premier homes can accommodate a large group, or a smaller party can book a stay at the Sanctuary Hotel.
Having your wedding on Kiawah Island allows you and your guests to celebrate your wedding on a gorgeous island with upscale resort amenities. During the down times from the wedding festivities, your guests can play tennis, go golfing on a championship course, relax on the beach, or lounge poolside.
Rest assured the Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s staff always goes above and beyond while carefully crafting and perfectly executing every detail of your dream wedding.
All wrapped up in genuine Southern hospitality, you can expect the finest service and culinary excellence throughout your entire wedding weekend. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate the most important day of your life at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
All photos courtesy of Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Exotic cultures, beautiful oceans, and urban places gets Sara Kendall racing to the airport. Sara is just as passionate about photography as she is for traveling, so you will find her writing is paired with her beautifully captured images. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and online publications including her long-standing run as a contributing travel writer for The Charlotte Observer.