Ten miles of pristine beach, acres of delicate marshland, and an island atmosphere make Kiawah Island one of the top destinations in the South for a romantic coastal wedding. If you’re thinking about hosting your big day in the Charleston area, you should consider some of these Kiawah Island wedding venues. Whether you’re interested in a beachside wedding or an indoor ceremony, the island has plenty of beautiful places for you and your special someone to tie the knot! While you’re researching wedding venues in the area, you should request access to our complimentary Destinations Guide. Inside, you’ll find information on local hair and nail salons, restaurants, and boutique shops you may need to pop into while preparing for the wedding.
What Are the Top Kiawah Island Wedding Venues?
When you choose to host your wedding at The Sanctuary you are sure to experience top-notch service in a luxurious setting. The hotel offers dozens of wedding services to make your day as special as possible. Order a custom designed wedding cake prepared by the hotel’s pastry chef and take advantage of the onsite salon services, including makeup, hair, and nails.
If you opt to for this Kiawah Island wedding venue, you can select one of the three ballrooms ranging in size with the ability to accommodate up to 350 guests. For an outdoor wedding, choose to hold the ceremony on the gorgeous lawn of The Sanctuary, which overlooks the ocean, or exchange your vows on the shore of the hotel’s private beach.
The River Course or the Ocean Course
Two of the most popular Kiawah Island wedding venues, the River Course and the Ocean Course both offer stunning views of the water from these luxurious ballrooms. From the River Course’s veranda, you and your guests can admire the manicured green, the large, beautiful oaks, and the river. Should you opt for the Ocean Course, you’ll enjoy a ceremony on the green with unparalleled views of the ocean in the background.
Yet another option for couples looking at outdoor venues, Mingo Point is a popular area of Kiawah Island to host oyster roasts and live music events. Right along the banks of the Kiawah River, this location is a beautiful place to host your big day with scenic marsh views and unique Lowcountry vegetation surrounding the peaceful setting. The space can accommodate groups between 50-800 people, and the resort can cater the event with coastal dishes including local seafood.
When you stay at the Andell Inn, you’ll be located in the prime spot for your big day. Situated alongside Freshfields Village, the Andell Inn allows guests easy access to the many nearby businesses including hair salons, spas, and shops with all your wedding day needs. You’ll also remain close to whichever Kiawah Island wedding venue you’ve selected. Reserve multiple rooms to provide your guests with a luxurious place to stay after the wedding reception.
The Presidential Suite is the perfect accommodation for newlyweds with a large living area, a comfortable king-size bed, open floor plan, which includes a dining area, a full-size kitchen, and gorgeous views of the water. You can also take advantage of the inn’s beautiful saltwater pool overlooking Andell Lake. Grab a handcrafted drink from the porch bar and relax on the veranda admiring the view.
Browse our complete catalog of available rooms and suites and start planning your big day today!