Hilton Head Island weddings are the crème
brulee of Destination Weddings, which cover approximately 10%
of all weddings nowadays.
Hilton Head's combination of gorgeous
beaches, luxury resort complexes, and quiet southern
atmosphere inspire romance and relaxation. Enjoy a serene
waterfront ceremony at sunset, plan a five-course meal and
hire a string trio for your reception at one of our lavish
resorts, or rent an elegant yacht from one of Hilton Head's
marinas, anchor in the Atlantic, and celebrate your nuptials
with hundreds of dolphins leaping nearby.
Planning the perfect Hilton Head Island
Destination Wedding isn't easy. Though the location is ideal,
the small-town atmosphere may make it tough to find some
necessities. For example, there are dozens of caterers and
restaurants but only two or three bridal boutiques and tuxedo
rental shopsoften, local and in-coming brides and grooms
find their attire elsewhere and have it delivered to their
Hilton Head wedding location. Also, there are a few
requirements and limitations imposed on beach ceremonies
(fines for unauthorized music, etc.). The island's few
restrictions only serve to maintain Hilton Head's charming
blend of quiet South Carolina relaxation and vacation luxury.
Local wedding planners and event planners
can be a big help when it comes time to get things started.
Because they are familiar with the area, these professionals
can be especially helpful to the out-of-towner's destination
wedding. Your event planner can suggest florists, caterers,
venues, music, and beauty salons as well as negotiate a good
price for all of these essentials.
Most of the Hilton Head wedding vendors
(caterers, florists, reception locations, officiants, etc.)
must be contracted individually. Though sometimes an
inconvenience, this scarcity of cookie-cutter packages allows
for a more distinctive ceremony in which every aspect has been
selected according to the bride's and groom's preferences.
If you aren't from the area, you'll
probably need to book accommodations for guestsand
you're in luck; Hilton Head Island has dozens of resorts,
hotels, and vacation rentals. Marriott has more than five
on-island hotels; Hilton has two; and there are many other
resorts and inns along with hundreds of villas, condos, and
rental homes throughout the area.
Location is key when it comes to the
ceremony. If a church wedding is what you're looking for,
Hilton Head has over 50 churches with almost twenty different
religious denominations. Also, aside from the many resorts and
hotels here, many of the plantations on Hilton Head Island and
Daufuskie Island contain graceful clubhouses, colorful
landscapes, romantic gazebos, waterfront restaurants, and
rental yachts or sailboats for those who love being on the
water. The historic lighthouse at Harbourtown has even hosted
a few weddings.
Whether a massive ballroom affair or a
small, family-only beachfront ceremony, Hilton Head Island has
all you need no matter what you're budgeting. Our wedding
services, planners, locations, and officiants can help you
pull off a dazzling Destination Wedding whether traditional or
innovative. We'll help you find everything you're looking for
and prepare for your dream Destination Wedding.