…………Charleston, SC is the number one city in America AGAIN! For the 6th time in a row, Travel & Leisure has ranked Charleston the number one city in America which, let’s be honest, is pretty fantastic. Charleston is not only a great place to live and work, but we think it’s also the number one place in America to get married! Here’s a list of 10 reasons why a Charleston, SC wedding is the best in the country!
1. We get consistently beautiful sunsets
I’m no meteorologist, but I think Charleston gets amazing sunsets way more often than other parts of the country. Pair that with the beautiful views over the water and you’ve got a match made in heaven!
2. The City Explodes With Color In The Spring
The City of Charleston is completely transformed from Early March until Mid April with unbelievable color from Azalea, Wisteria and the sweet smell of Jasmine! It’s definitely the most popular time to get married so book very early if you’re looking for a specific date.
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3. A Beautiful Plantation Can Be Yours For The Day
Possibly some of the most iconic wedding destinations on the East Coast, Charleston’s plantations are magnificent in their grandeur and charm. From Boone Hall to Magnolia Plantation, there are sprawling grounds to explore, host or simply enjoy everywhere you turn.
4. You Can Host An Elegant Soiree In A Grand Mansion
If a plantation wedding isn’t your thing, you can embrace your inner Gatsby and host your wedding at one of the many elegant mansions that dot the peninsula. With high ceilings and beautiful gardens attached the possibilities are endless!
5. Engagement and Bridal Sessions Quickly Become Lessons in the Rich History of Charleston
Spending a few hours wandering the back streets of Charleston, looking for the perfect spot for your engagement photos can quickly become a lesson in the rich history of Charleston. While places like the Pineapple Fountain and the Battery are definitely beautiful, you’ll find that wandering a few streets over will yield locations that are just as beautiful and MUCH less crowded.
6. You Can Wander Beneath Ancient Oaks Draped In Spanish Moss
The Holy City is home to some of the most awe-inspiring oaks on the planet. Add that to the romantic, soft Spanish moss that grows wild in the south and you can understand why Charleston is so special.
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7. You’re Only A Stones Throw From Beautiful Beaches
It’s hard to pick a favorite beach in Charleston when there are so many great options. Folly, Sullivan’s and Edisto beach are all only short drives away. Whichever one you may end up at, the glorious view over the Atlantic and sweet, salty air is bound to lift your mood and lend a beautiful backdrop to your wedding day.
8. Charleston is Called the Holy City for a Reason
There are so many beautiful and historic churches it might make choosing one for your ceremony a little difficult. Despite that, there are dozens of options so you’ll absolutely find one that’s perfect for your Charleston, SC wedding.
9. Charleston is the Pinnacle of Southern Hospitality
In addition to being the best city in America, we’re also the friendliest city in America! Relax and let your hair down a bit. We’ll make sure you’re taken care of.
10. You Can Have Me as Your Wedding Photographer!
I might be giving myself a bit too much credit here, but it can’t hurt to try! I’d love to hear a little bit about your wedding plans though! If you like my work above please don’t hesitate to contact me and see what Nicholas Gore Weddings can do for you.