Charleston, a city where Southern charm meets coastal beauty, is nestled on the coast of South Carolina and where Intrigue calls home. Its historic streets are lined with pastel-colored historic homes and cobblestone. Every corner is picturesque, and has been named the #1 city to travel to by Travel & Leisure.
It is also one of the most sought after places to get married! Indulge in the vibrant culinary scene, savoring the flavors of Lowcountry cuisine and experiencing the perfect blend of tradition and innovation. With its picturesque waterfront venues to secret gardens Charleston is a destination that enchants and leaves a lasting impression.
From welcome parties to a perfect after party experience, ensuring an unforgettable wedding weekend is within reach. Below, Here are some exciting ideas for pre- and post-wedding festivities that will make the days surrounding your special day truly memorable.
Rehearsal Dinner Location
Charleston sets the perfect stage for kicking off your wedding weekend and the options are truly endless. One of our favorite locations for intimate rehearsal dinners is Leon’s Oyster Shop
While the wedding day can feel fast-paced and hectic, the rehearsal dinner provides a relaxed atmosphere for everyone involved. It allows the couple to enjoy an evening of celebration without the pressure of the ceremony or the formalities of the reception. The laid-back setting encourages mingling, laughter, and heartfelt conversations, allowing the couple and their loved ones to savor the moment and create cherished memories.
Since rehearsal dinners are usually more intimate most of our couples don’t want their wedding day to be the first time they see their guests. So we LOVE a Welcome Party, this can be something more casual and relaxed and a place to have fun with the design and details setting the tone of the wedding.
Featured Location: The Longboard
Let’s infuse personal touches and some creativity into the event. Couples can choose a location that holds sentimental value or opt for a theme that reflects their personalities. From some low country barbecues to elegant garden soirées, the options can be designed to fit your vision and personalities.
Wedding After Party Experience
Photos by Nicole Mickle Photography
After your wedding, it’s natural to feel exhausted, but most of our couples aren’t ready for the party to end. Charleston’s nightlife scene is brimming with excitement, check out some of our favorites.
Republic: This vibrant venue promises a lively atmosphere, perfect for those seeking a high-energy experience. Dance the night away to upbeat music and revel in the energetic ambiance.
Trio: For a sophisticated and refined setting, Trio is an excellent choice. It offers a classy atmosphere, ideal for enjoying handcrafted cocktails and engaging in meaningful conversations with your loved ones.
Sharehouse: If you’re looking for a trendy and communal atmosphere, Share House is the place to be. This hotspot encourages socializing and mingling, creating an inclusive and lively vibe that’s perfect for continuing the celebration.
Uptown: With its classy and intimate setting, Uptown provides an excellent option for those seeking a smaller, more exclusive gathering.
Rooftop Bar at The Vendue: Experience breathtaking views of the city skyline at the Rooftop Bar at The Vendue. This rooftop venue offers a sophisticated and upscale ambiance, where you can enjoy handcrafted cocktails while taking in panoramic vistas of Charleston.
Each of these venues promises a distinct atmosphere, catering to different preferences and moods. Whether you’re looking for an energetic dance floor, a classy lounge, or a nostalgic trip back in time, Charleston’s nightlife has something for everyone to ensure your after-party is unforgettable.
What’s the cure for a hangover, Mimosas and a Farewell Pool Party! As your guest headout of town say your goodbyes at a relaxing pool party or a fun brunch at one of Charleston’s amazing restaurants.
Photos provided by Kathrine & Tyler