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    Marriage License

    Now that you have the perfect venue, make sure you know how to get your marriage license before the ceremony! If you live in Charleston, you may want to check this task off of your list a few weeks ahead of time. If you live out of town or out of state, make sure to give yourself plenty of time (and be wary of the waiting period) to get your marriage license ahead of your nuptials.

    843.958.5182 or 843.958.5183 100 Broad Street, Charleston SC, Suite 469

    Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (24 hour waiting mandatory period)

    Wedding Planners

    You have found the perfect mansion wedding venue in Charleston, so what’s the next step? Many brides choose to hire a wedding planner or coordinator to help them plan out their dream wedding and ensure everything goes off without a hitch. They can also remove a lot of the stressors that many couples face when trying to juggle life with the extensive decisions and details involved in the process. The professionals on our preferred list have ample experience crafting romantic weddings in South Carolina and can help make your dream a reality!

    Ooh Events: 843.881.7576 infooohevents.com

    Engaging Events: 843.724.9010 Cindy@engagingeventscharleston.com

    Christy Loftin: Event Design Coordinator, Officiant, 843.637.1589, christy@christyloftin.com

    Fox Events: 843. 732.0006  lauren@afoxevent.com

    RLE: 843. 577.0305 info@rlecharleston.com

    Mac & B Events: 843. 608.9572 INFO@MACANDBEVENTS.COM


    Your wedding cannot happen without an officiant! If you need help finding a priest, rabbi, ordained minister, or another option that can marry you in your preferred faith and tradition, check our preferred vendor list! These officiants have extensive experience with ceremonies of all types.

    A Charleston Wedding: David Rister: 843.763.3296

    Michael Winship: 843.442.8599 Mikeawinship@Gmail.Com

    Married By Mary: 843.224.1035  mheuwlette@gmail.com

    Weddings by Richard Burton: 843.810.5986 rick.burton@belmond.com

    Charleston Intimate Ceremonies 843.670.9228


    Showcasing fresh flowers is one of the best ways to make your special day stand out. Gorgeous arrangements provide elegance, fragrance, and a fun pop of color no matter what style you are going for. We have worked with florists throughout Charleston and have created a list of preferred vendors to help you find a trusted option that will help make your wedding that much more beautiful.

    Tiger Lily Florists: 843. 723.2898  contact@tigerlilyflorist.com

    Out of the Garden by Ooh Events: 843.881.7576 infooohevents.com

    Lotus Flower: 843.534.2837  lotusbuds@msn.com

    The Flower Cottage: 843. 577.6224  flowercottagesc@yahoo.com

    Coastal Creations: 973.876.5502 CoastalCreations.org@gmail.com


    Hire this award-winning hair and makeup company for quality, on-site services for your entire bridal party in Charleston. This team of professionals offers a focus on weddings and strives to stay current on the latest trends to help you feel and look your absolute best on your big day!

    UpDos For I Dos: 443.300.8736

    Vicky Culberston; Bridal hair 843.342.5929

    Wedding Cakes

    A show stopping wedding cake can add the perfect touch of luxury in confection to your wedding day at our romantic, intimate venue. Take your ideas to our preferred cake shops and bakeries in Charleston. They can craft the perfect masterpiece in any style ranging from simple elegance to a decadent display.

    Kaila Kay: Cane & Fig 985.445.5331 Kaila@caneandfig.com

    Ashley Bakery: 843.763.4125 info@ashleybakery.com

    Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal: 843.795.6114 cakesbyjimsmeal@att.net

    Sweet Lulu’s: 843.793.7377 yum@sweetlulusbakery.com


    Our preferred full-service caterers offer customized menus, dietary considerations, and rental coordination to help your event go off without a hitch. Decide whether you are hoping for an extravagant sit-down dinner or a simple cocktail hour with passed apps and consult with our vendors to craft the perfect menu within your budget.

    Hamby’s Cateringhambycatering.com Phone(843) 571-3103

    CRU Catering – crucatering.com/  – (888) 961-7414


    Looking for a photographer to perfectly capture your big day? We have worked with dozens of professional wedding photographers in Charleston and beyond and have narrowed down the options to these preferred vendors. Trust them to beautifully capture the memories that will last a lifetime!

    Robbin Knight: 843.364.5773

    Megan Whitney: 843.602.1570 mwhitneyphtography@yahoo.com

    Betsy Mullinax: 843.200.1145

    Photoart: 843.819.9705


    Need someone to get the party going? Hire one of our preferred vendors! You can choose from a variety of musicians for all or part of your big day. Serenade your guests with gentle strings before the ceremony or choose a big band to get the dancing started at the reception.

    Travis Allison Band: 843. 367.7290  taband@aol.com

    Principal Chair Players from the Charleston Symphony: 843.762.1584 markgainer@gmail.com

    Coastal Chamber Musicians: 843.345.8837 info@coastalchambermusicians.com

    Alton Cox Studio: 917.886.2920 cezuracox@gmail.com


    Ride away from your wedding at our Historic Bed and Breakfast in style! These preferred transportation vendors can provide that dream farewell as you are shuttled from your guests in a luxurious car or limousine. You can also use their services during a bachelor or bachelorette evening out on the town in Downtown Charleston!

    Personal & Private Transportation Services: 843.709.1566 info@privateandpersonaltransportation.com

    Charleston Limousine: 843.566.4055 charlestonlimo360@gmail.com

    Other Services

    For all of your other wedding needs, check out our list of preferred vendors for miscellaneous services like party equipment rentals to include custom farmhouse tables, fine china, and other unique furniture options. You can also rent misting fan solutions and bug solutions for your summer outdoor wedding or take advantage of same-day laundry services nearby.

    Event Drs: Dining Rental Solutions, 843.407.0473

    All-Mist Cooling: 843.864.6478

    Knockout Mosquito Systems: 843.270.1729

    Arrow Dry Cleaners & Laundry: 843.722.03808, 579 Rutledge Avenue


    The Governor’s House Inn is glad to help you tie together all of the important details that will create the wedding of your dreams and worry less about small tasks or day-off details. Book soon with our preferred vendors or give us a call today for further assistance planning your special day at your dream historic wedding venue in Charleston!

  • 117 Broad Street Charleston, South Carolina 29401

    Toll Free: (800) 720-9812
    Local: (843) 720-2070


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