It’s the summer of 2020, and you find yourself planning your wedding right in the middle of a global pandemic that has limited travel in a way we haven’t seen in…well, our lifetimes to say the least. What’s a bride (or groom or whomever) to do?
That’s easy. Head to Charleston, SC, the east coast’s best wedding destination!
Charleston is a convenient drive from anywhere on the east coast, as well as surrounding land-locked states, and it is absolutely gorgeous. No flying necessary. No worry about cancelled flights or slow security lines. Just palm trees, breathtaking scenery, historic buildings, and all the mouth-watering food you can handle.
It’s also home to South Carolina’s best wedding planners, so there’s that.
Whether you envision a simple, elegant, romantic, relaxed, formal, traditional, modern, or eclectic affair for your destination wedding, Engaging Events can make it happen in Charleston!
There is no doubt in our minds that you have specific ideas about the perfect setting for your perfect Charleston destination wedding. There is also no doubt in our minds that you will find exactly what you want in one of the incredible venues Charleston and Kiawah Island have to offer.
You want historic? We recommend The William Aiken House, the Thomas Bennett House, Lowndes Grove Plantation, or The Gadsden House if you’re looking for something homey. However, we know many of our clients want to have their ceremony in a religious setting. Fortunately, Charleston is home to many historic churches and synagogues that serve many denominations and faiths!
You want simple, elegant, and romantic? We’ve got those covered, too! Indoor wedding with an outdoor reception? Check. All outdoors? Yep. Waterfront? You couldn’t have picked a better city. Charleston has it all, and we are here to be your guides. If you want to browse the venues from the comfort of your jammies, check out our scrapbook. Then, make sure to call us so we can give you some more details!
We’ve mentioned that Charleston, SC is a coastal town. That means you can get your hands on an absurd variety of seafood, from oysters to fish to shrimp to crab, and the list goes on. And when you finally finish listing all of the different creatures you can eat here, you’ll have to start an equally long list of cooking and preparing styles! Our local restaurants range from black tie to plastic bib, and they are all unique and tasty. Is anyone else’s mouth watering?
If you happen to be in the mood for anything besides seafood, you’re still in luck. We have BBQ, Italian-American, Southern, Cajun, you name it! And then there are the breweries, bistros, and coffee shops. You could stay here for months and never eat at the same place twice. You’d want to, we’re quite sure, but you wouldn’t HAVE to.
A destination wedding isn’t a destination wedding without the destination. One of the best parts of Charleston is our mile-long list of things to do and see! Whether you are into arts and culture, sports, touristy attractions, shopping, or relaxing at the spa, we have something to tickle your fancy.
That also means we have plenty for your guests to choose from, too. There’s no doubt that even your picky Aunt Peggy will find something she loves about Charleston, and she will sing the praises of your beautiful wedding along with everyone else who stands in awe of you on your big day.
Yes, we are open!
Coordinating with vendors can be tricky in the best of times, and it’s more important than ever these days to know that the places you order your wedding elements from will be open. Engaging Events has been in business in Charleston for almost 20 years, and we are here to stay for the long haul. Come hail or sleet or snow or COVID, we will be here to see your wedding through to the “I do.” And the reception, of course. We are also very familiar with the local vendors and their reliability, as well.
Between our recommendations and the list of currently operating businesses provided by the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau, we will make sure you are set up for wedding success.
Charleston, SC is the bee’s knees
Whatever picture you have painted in your mind or pinned to your wedding board, we know we can help you make it come to life in Charleston. Contact Engaging Events today, and let’s start planning your perfect day.