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    Let us inspire you with an inside look at the Governor’s House Inn! Discover this historical National Landmark and how it offers the perfect setting for romantic getaways, weddings, vacations and corporate retreats. Each post puts you in the middle of the southern ambiance that you’ll only find at our elegant Charleston bed and breakfast inn!

    Getting Married? Here’s Where You Should Tie the Knot

    While you may have once been required to get married in a church, with a formal procession and standard vows, times have changed and that is certainly no longer the expectation. In fact, it is more the exception than the rule now, and brides are becoming increasingly creative in where they choose to tie the knot. If you are in the shoes of a bride to be or in the midst of making marriage plans, consider these unique spots to host your wedding:


    It’s the perfect combination: you get the beautiful outdoor scenes of the winery for your ceremony and photos and then you get to have access to some of the best wines for your post-marriage dinner and celebration. Wineries are growing in demand when it comes to booking them out for saying “I do,” and it is easy to see why. Keep in mind that getting married at a winery limits the season during which you can tie the knot, making it a competitive market when it comes to locking in the location. Be sure to book well in advance so you’re not disappointed!


    Getting married near the ocean creates a beautiful scene for your guests, a beautiful scene for our photos, and an incredible set of memories for you to take with you and have for the rest of your life. Heading to the coast for your special day allows you to have all of these benefits and lets you capitalize on a menu based around seafood and beachside beers! Encourage your guests to go barefoot and feel the sand between their toes, and they can all bring their own chair to have beachside fare and dance the night away by the sea!

    Mansion Hotel

    There is something incredibly classy about getting married in a historic old house, and mansion wedding venues are becoming increasingly popular in Charleston. Getting married in a mansion allows you to have a classy ceremony, with fancy table settings and a fancy dinner and also affords you a better option if it is bad weather and you need to have an inside marriage. Hotels such as this also mean that you are able to offer your guests accomodation for the night after the big celebration and in many cases the hotel will offer a special deal to family and guests of the bride, as well as to the bride and groom and the other members of the processional party.

    While getting married can be expensive and involve a lot of planning, being happy with the location is something you don’t want to neglect. Choose a unique place to host your special day and you will be sure to look back on it fondly for years to come.


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