Sea Island Weddings in South Carolina
Just miles from the historic town of Beaufort, South Carolina, some of America’s favorite beaches lie uninterrupted.
The blue sky, salty air and beautiful sea create the perfect backdrop for any wedding. Lady’s Island, Saint Helena Island, Coosaw, Dataw, Harbor, Hunting & Fripp Islands call for the coastal bride to celebrate nuptials set in paradise.
The outer islands, also known as the “hunting” islands, were home to the nation’s wealthiest plantations in the mid 19th century, as acres of Sea Island Cotton created fields of snow. Connected by small tidal creeks, these islands are lined with stately live oaks draped in Spanish moss and uninterrupted views of crescent moons perfectly placed next to tall palmetto trees.
Lady’s Island, Coosaw and Dataw Island offer clubhouses galore for any reception, while Fripp, Hunting and Harbor offer pristine beaches for a picture perfect ceremony. A state park, incredible golf courses, a historic lighthouse and nature trails lure visitors down to the final miles of U.S. 21 each day to a slower and more peaceful way of life. Shrimp Boats line the docks of the outer islands and iconic dining spots like the “Shrimp Shack,” welcome visitors and locals alike to bask in the uniqueness of these quaint islands.
Plantation homes, old church ruins, a historic industrial school, and a military fort are all accessible to visitors on Saint Helena Island. Sunsets and views of the Port Royal Sound serve as pristine backdrops from Land’s End, and quaint shopping and dining await you in Frogmore.
Fripp Island provides guests with an inclusive atmosphere, with dining, tennis, golf, boating and other amenities – all available on the gated island. Deer roam freely and exotic birds and reptiles sit side by side on the banks of canals lined with saltwater marshes.
Ranked in the top 10 beaches on Trip Advisor, Hunting Island, a barrier island, offers walking trails, a lighthouse that is open to the public and incredible opportunities to experience nature without interruption – Hunting Island, with canopies of trees overhead, will leave you feeling like you’ve left the country and travelled somewhere exotic. Fun Fact: Hunting Island is where all of the Vietnam scenes were shot for the Blockbusuter hit Forrest Gump.
Highway 21 rolls out like a beautiful grand aisle for any Lowcountry bride. Set your wedding to the beauty of the outer islands and spend a weekend in paradise, you’ll never forget.