Why not get married in paradise? If a wedding is in your not-too-distant plans, consider Myrtle Beach as your spot. And who wouldn’t want to come to your wedding in a favorite vacation destination?
The Grand Strand has plenty of options for bachelor and bachelorette parties, too. Plus your rehearsal dinner.
So, as you’re perusing florists and deciding on chicken, fish, or both for the reception, look at Myrtle Beach. And consider Ocean Reef Resort as your headquarters for the wedding party. Wedding season is almost here.
1. Budget, then don’t budge
Once you know your must-have guest count, set your sights on a budget. Once you know the total amount you want to spend, you can break it down to venues, food, flowers, and other factors.
2. Put guests first
At least in planning. Once you know how many you want, you can select your venue. The formula: About 25-30 square feet per guest.
3. Pick a date!
Do you want a spring wedding? One that falls on your anniversary date? As soon as possible? The more you can plan ahead, the better.
What about walking down the aisle on a dinner cruise? This company has crafts ideal for the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and after-party. Take a voyage on the Intracoastal with a fully-stocked bar and entertainment onboard.
PRO TIP: Return for your one-year anniversary. Whether you take a group tour or make it a private party, it’ll be an experience.
There’s nothing fishy about taking the plunge at this place. Ocean life is your amusement (and penguins are set in formal attire!) The stage is set for an unforgettable occasion in one of the Grand Strand’s famous attractions.
PRO TIP: Call on Ripley’s event staff to help with all stages of planning. They can help with menus, seating arrangements, decorations, and more.
Get hitched right on the beachfront, on the actual beach, or in the intimate courtyard. Take your wedding photos at the gazebo, by a tree-lined fountain pool. 21 Main also offers a grand ballroom for dancing and dinner, among other elegant options.
PRO TIP: Take a virtual tour of the facilities online. This cool feature puts you in the venue and gives you a sense of what a wedding there would be like.
This former summer home of a philanthropist and a sculptor is a unique venue. A National Historic Landmark, Atalaya draws influence from Spanish-Moorish architecture. Its proximity to the seashore makes it a romantic location to exchange vows.
PRO TIP: Consider a seaside ceremony, with a reception near the castle. Your guests can eat, then visit Atalaya afterward.
5. Ocean Reef Resort
Your favorite holiday getaway destination can also host your wedding. With an array of event space, including an oceanfront lawn for a ceremony, you have lots of options at Ocean Reef. The event staff can help create the wedding you’ve been dreaming of, from decorations to dinner.
PRO TIP: They can customize a food offering for your group, from snacks to plated dinners. Check out the catering menu here.