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Charleston Elopement Packages

The oldest city in the state, Charleston has had plenty of time to perfect its southern hospitality. It is no wonder that Charleston is a popular spot for elopements. Stroll along the cobblestone streets or take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage past the historic pastel houses of the city’s elegant French Quarter, and you’ve got a pretty picture-perfect snapshot of Charleston.

Charleston is a charming southern belle. The locals here are warm and welcoming. Each street seems to have its own personality and many facets of the historic city have been well preserved. If you’re in love with Charleston, you are not alone, so plan and book your elopement logistics well in advance.

Charleston

Why is Charleston awesome

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Charleston’s historical soul and southern belle allure ensure that a magical ceremony is waiting for you..

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Cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and refined southern hospitality give your elopement sweet & charming vibes.

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The historic pastel houses in this city’s elegant French Quarter will provide a picturesque backdrop for your photos.

Places to elope in Charleston

Cypress Gardens

Cypress Gardens Cypress Gardens

Cypress Gardens is a sprawling 170-acre nature preserve. The centerpiece of the gardens is the 80 acres of swamp tupelo and black Cyprus trees. Get around on foot or by...

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Dogwood Downs

Dogwood Downs Dogwood Downs

Just beyond the bustle of the city, Dogwood Downs is the ultimate rustic low country elopement venue. Like getting married in a beautiful backyard, this photogenic family-owned property is sprinkled...

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A Whitehouse Wedding

A Whitehouse Wedding A Whitehouse Wedding

As southern and comforting as could be, A Whitehouse Wedding is perched right on the banks of the river and cloaked in majestic old oaks. Venue fees apply.

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I’On Chapel

I’On Chapel I’On Chapel

A refurbished old meeting house, the I’On Chapel recalls a little white chapel. Simple, classic, and downright romantic, the I’On Chapel looks like it was plucked right out of a...

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Washington Square

Washington Square Washington Square

In downtown Charleston, Washington Square Park is a classic wedding venue with plenty of space for family and friends. Beautiful drooping oaks are enclosed by ornate wrought iron gates and...

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Charleston Elopement Packages

Our Charleston elopement packages include everything you will need to have your special day be unforgettable.

If you’re looking to elope in Charleston with southern charm and hospitality, we’ve got your covered!

Seed
Seed
  • Officiation services

    Personalization of vows

  • Enactment of ceremony

    Advice on obtaining wedding license

  • Advice on ceremony locations

Starting at

$475

Sprout
Sprout
  • Everything from the

    SEED PACKAGE

  • Photography of ceremony

    Brief portrait session after
    (up to one hour of photography)

  • Digital transfer of 75+ edited images

    Delivery of Photos (15 days or less after ceremony)

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$1,075

Bloom
Bloom
  • Everything from the

    SPROUT PACKAGE

  • Nosegay bouquet & boutonniere of your choosing

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$1,325

Oasis
Oasis
  • Everything from the

    BLOOM PACKAGE

  • 2 Hours Total of Photography

  • One hour of videography

    Long-form video of ceremony & 1-2 minute highlight reel

  • Hair & Makeup for one person

  • On-Site Helper

*You can add on extra hours of photography after booking

Starting at

$3,550

Wildflower Experience

How about a dreamy adventure elopement?

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Add-Ons

You can optionally add the following to your package:


Extra Photography

Extra Photography

$500/hr

Extra Photography

$500/hr

Extra Photography
Hair & Makeup

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

$390

Hair & Makeup

Engagement Shoot

$600

Engagement Shoot

$600

On-Site Helper

On-Site Helper

$275

On-Site Helper

$275

On-Site Helper
Violin

Violin

$350

Violin

$350

Violin
Videography

Videography

$1,100

Videography

$1,100

Videography

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Our Team

Karin
Karin
Customer Experience Manager
Kristen Barner
Kristen Barner
Officiant
Cameron Thomas
Cameron Thomas
Photographer
LaTonya Owings
LaTonya Owings
Officiant
Oriana Fowler
Oriana Fowler
Photographer
Zoe Whittaker
Zoe Whittaker
Violinist
Zheng Chia
Zheng Chia
Videographer
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup
Karin
Karin
Customer Experience Manager
Kristen Barner
Kristen Barner
Officiant
Cameron Thomas
Cameron Thomas
Photographer
LaTonya Owings
LaTonya Owings
Officiant
Oriana Fowler
Oriana Fowler
Photographer
Zoe Whittaker
Zoe Whittaker
Violinist
Zheng Chia
Zheng Chia
Videographer
Emily
Emily
Hair and Makeup

Why should I elope in Charleston?

Lovers unite in Charleston, which has been voted one of the country’s most romantic cities. With sandy beaches, sunset cruises, and laid back rooftop happy hours, Charleston is a dreamy place to elope. 

No matter the day of the week, the city comes alive in the late afternoons. This is Charleston at its finest. One of the best things about Charleston’s raucous happy hours is the food and drink specials — just don’t wait until it’s too late to join in on the fun. We love the chic French Quarter and Battery districts.

 

How to elope in Charleston?

To apply for a South Carolina marriage license, both you and your spouse-to-be need to visit the office of a South Carolina probate judge. Bring your completed application for a South Carolina marriage license, one form of identification, and your social security cards. Note that some probate judges will require your social security cards, but not all. Your marriage license in Charleston will cost you $70, plus credit card transaction fees.

The state of South Carolina requires a 24-hour waiting period after applying for your marriage license before the license may be issued and once your marriage license is issued, you will need to use it in the state within six months. 

You will also need to have your officiant sign your marriage license and return it to a probate judge within this six-month period. We’ve got you covered there.

How much does it cost to elope in Charleston?

Charleston can be an expensive city if you are unsure of where to look. If you are flying into the city, you are likely to find that flights are a little on the pricey side. Luckily, if you stay within the city center, you don’t need to rent a car since Charleston is super walkable. An added bonus, most of the fun in Charleston is right in the heart of the historic city center and the city trolley is free to ride.

What is the best time of year for eloping in Charleston?

Charleston experiences all four seasons, but some are milder than others. Winter temperatures drop close to freezing during the long and windy January nights and in mid-summer, daytime temperatures typically exceed 90 degrees and the heat is oppressive. Head to Charleston between March and May when the magnolias are in bloom, or between September and November to soak in the city’s mild fall weather.

The biggest annual event in Charleston is the Spoleto Festival, which is held during the last two weeks of May, so plan around these dates if you’re not keen to compete with an abundance of outdoor jazz concerts. You might also want to plan around other big city events like the Southeastern Wildlife Expo in February, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival in early March, and the MOJA Arts Festival around late September or early October.

 

How to get in and around Charleston?

Charleston is a short road trip away from many southeastern cities and easy to access by airplane for out-of-towners. There are two airports that serve the city: Charleston International Airport which is about 10 miles north of downtown Charleston and the Charleston Executive Airport which is only about 15 miles away. Don’t bother renting a car at the airport unless you plan on exploring the nearby beaches, as Charleston’s cobblestone streets are very walkable and parking is both limited and expensive. Taxis from the airport cost about $30, and shuttles run every fifteen minutes and cost less than half of that with no reservations required. 

Janessa White

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Janessa White

Janessa White is the co-founder of Simply Eloped and has helped thousands of couples plan elopements. Janessa thinks elopements are the ultimate way to tie the knot. She feels her happiest when building - teams, programs, ideas

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Updated: August 5th, 2021

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