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Top Ten Wedding Locations in Myrtle BeachBy Ashlee Carson Jan 12, 2011
We get questions all the time about where the best places to get married in Myrtle Beach are. We've narrowed it down to a top ten list (and a few extras we couldn't leave out) to help make your dream wedding of a destination wedding in Myrtle Beach come to life, just the way you've always pictured it.
10. Pine Lakes Country Club │603 Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC www.pinelakes.com or 1-800-446-6817.
The golf course at Pine Lakes Country Club, aka The Granddaddy, opened in 1927 and offers a beautiful setting for a wedding in Myrtle Beach. The beautiful clubhouse and perfectly manicured landscapes provide ample photo opps and picturesque settings for a ceremony and reception. The event coordinators there can discuss food and beverage options, including champage fountains or ice sculptures and walk you through entertainment options and accommodations. They can also help by setting up golf outings for your wedding party, spa packages or even private lessons. Rest assured, every detail will be meticulously cared for and your dream wedding will be made a reality.
9. Ripley’s Aquarium │1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC. www.ripleysaquarium.com or 1-800-734-8888
Want to do something unexpected for your wedding? Look into the fun atmosphere of Ripley’s Aquarium in the heart of Myrtle Beach! Ripley’s has amazing event coordinators to help find the perfect spot to get married beneath aquariums filled with beautiful marine life. Cocktail parties or seated dinneres can make your wedding dreams come true- plus your guests will be talking about their unique experience for years to come! The staff at Ripley’s can even help with your décor decisions- anything down to the centerpieces. Plated dinners, heavy hors d’oeuvres or a creative island-themed menu can be served at your reception and are sure to please event the pickiest of palates. Ripley’s Aquarium will create a one-of-a-kind Myrtle Beach wedding with more details than you could ever imagine.
8. Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort │14276 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC. www.litchfieldbeach.com/weddings.cfm or 1-888-766-4633
The self-proclaimed goal of the folks at Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is to “help you create the event of a lifetime.” Hold your ceremony or reception in the grand Tara ballroom or in the golf clubhouse for up to 300 guests. The professionals here will help you with each and every detail and recommend only the best vendors around for flowers, cakes and more. It’s the perfect spot for out of town guests since the resort has great places to stay and offers a ton of amenities to keep everyone entertained throughout the wedding celebrations. Three golf courses, a full service restaurant, fitness center and spa are just a few amenities to mention.
7. Springmaid Beach Resort │3200 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC. www.springmaidbeach.com or 1-800-770-7198
Get married near a Myrtle Beach classic- Springmaid Pier! A favorite of locals and visitors, the pier makes a gorgeous backdrop and perfect for those wedding day photo opps! The experienced coordinators at Springmaid Beach Resort can help you with all of the details for your ceremony and reception and the recently renovated rooms will make each of your guests feel like royalty. They can even plan fun events for you and your guests during your stay. Themed buffet stations, elegant plated dinners and massive dessert selections are custom-made to match your wedding needs and budget. From accommodations to catering needs, Springmaid is there for anything you need to make your wedding day unforgettable.
6. The Dunes Club │9000 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC. www.thedunesclub.net or (843) 449-5236, Ext. 224.
Take one look at the oceanfront lawn at The Dunes Club and you won’t want to even consider having your ceremony anywhere else. Dunes Club mixes the beach feeling with a country club ambience. The private club has three elegant ballrooms that can be combined to create one large room for a reception with up to 500 guests. Smaller rooms can help with an intimate celebration. Each ballroom can transform into the party you’ve been dreaming of your entire life with lighting, music, centerpieces, table-scapes and more!
5. Kingston Plantation │9800 Queensway Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC. www.kingstonplantation.com/weddings or 1-800-876-0010.
Kingston Plantation offers two fabulous properties for the wedding you’ve been dreaming of. The Hilton and Embassy Suites offer wedding packages comparable to none. Beach weddings on the Atlantic Ocean, poolside receptions and luxurious honeymoon suites are sure to please you and your fiancé. Each wedding package includes all you need for the perfect reception- centerpieces, linens and complimentary accommodations for you and your groom! Let the experts at Kingston Plantation give you the most perfect way to begin your new life together right here in Myrtle Beach.
4. Brookgreen Gardens │1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC. www.brookgreen.org/rentals.cfm or 1-800-849-1931.
Yes, we know it’s in Murrells Inlet but Brookgreen Gardens could quite possibly be the most beautiful setting for a garden wedding in the world. Founded in 1931 by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, the gardens have gorgeous sculptures and landscaping to die for. You are required to purchase a membership to hold a wedding at Brookgreen Gardens and several lovely settings can be made into a spectacular scene for your ceremony and wedding reception. Choose from a cozy cottage, the Pavilion restaurant or Hungtington Sculpture Garden for the perfect setting. Brookgreen’s staff will help with each detail along the way to ensure that your day is everything you imagined and more!
3. Grande Dunes or Marina Inn at Grande Dunes │1000 Grande Dunes Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC. www.grandedunes.com or 1-866-543-7418.
If you’re planning on a huge Myrtle Beach wedding, the venues at Grande Dunes have you covered. Invite up to 500 of your closest friends and family to the gorgeous views and luxury Grande Dunes and the Marina at Grande Dunes have to offer its visitors. Say your vows as you overlook the splashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean at the Marina at Grande Dunes or set your sights on the rolling greens of an award-winning golf course. Each spot has ballrooms and meeting spaces designed perfectly for your day to remember. Grande Dunes’ fully trained professional staff will help you select your flowers, your wedding cake, entertainment and coordinating with your photographer and videographer for the best shots possible. Your menu can be as decadent or simple as you like and the culinary team will whip up endless possibilities. There are no worries when planning your event here- the details are taken care of. A wedding at Grande Dunes embodies the perfect Myrtle Beach wedding.
2. Pawleys Plantation │70 Tanglewood Drive, Pawleys Island, SC www.pawleysplantation.com/weddings.cfm or 1-800-367-9959
Just south of Myrtle Beach lies an elegant paradise with low country charm in Pawleys Plantation. Romance fills the air in any of the extravagant ballrooms, lush gardens and enormous clubhouse. Pawleys Plantation can play host to any of your wedding festivities, from a golf tournament for the groomsmen to an intimate bridal shower. Award winning chefs can create a meal your guests will be dreaming about days after they finish. Out of town guests will be taken care of for their stay and have plenty to do. Tennis, restaurants and more amenities are offered to all guests staying in Pawleys Plantation. You’ll get tips and help along the planning process for all of your wedding day needs including the music, cake and set up. Whatever you want for your beach wedding, you can find at Pawleys Plantation.
1. Beach House │Myrtle Beach, SC
The natural beauty of a Myrtle Beach wedding is enhanced when you take full advantage of your surroundings. A beach house is the perfect spot for a wedding in Myrtle Beach because it’s up to you to make it the kind of event you want. Customized linens, tents, catering, lighting and anything else you can think of can be designed to reflect your wedding style. A little research on the web can find you the spot you’ve been dreaming of right on the beach. Some houses can sleep up to 20 people so you can have your entire family or wedding party with you to help for an entire week. Make sure with the rental company before booking that large parties are permitted and then let the planning begin!
Wedding Chapel by the Sea │933 Highway 501, Myrtle Beach, SC www.weddingchapelbythesea.com or 1-866-933-2475
This Myrtle Beach wedding chapel is perfect for couples on a budget. They can do everything from providing silk flowers to creating a photo collage DVD.
Resorts and Hotels │Up and Down the Grand Strand
Almost any hotel or resort you check out can help make your fantasy Myrtle Beach wedding a reality. On-site catering and event coordinators can take care of the details while you’re away.
Public Parks │Myrtle Beach, SC
A number of public parks in the Myrtle Beach area allow outdoor weddings. Beautiful oaks and grassy clearings are a serene setting for an intimate Myrtle Beach wedding.
Apache Pier │9700 Kings Road, Myrtle Beach, SC
The Apache Pier overlooking the Atlantic Ocean welcomes wedding parties. This peaceful pier is just off the beaten path on its own campground in northern Myrtle Beach.
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