Valentine’s Day may be over, but love is still in the air! It’s a well-known fact that most couples get engaged between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, and the love doesn’t stop there. According to American Express, over a half million couples get engaged on February 14th — Valentine’s Day! If you are one of them, congratulations! Planning a wedding is an exciting time, and we are here to help! We’ve compiled a list of some of the best, most unique wedding locations in the Myrtle Beach area. Steeped in Southern seaside charm and history, the Grand Strand is the perfect nearby destination for your big day.
Located just 10 minutes south of Myrtle Beach, Brookgreen Gardens was voted ‘One of the Most Romantic Wedding Locales in South Carolina’ by USA Today readers. With spectacular fountains, gorgeous gardens that combine nature and art, and stately grounds with majestic live oaks, your wedding will be an affair to remember. This picturesque setting is also perfect for wedding portraits.
Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens
One of the area’s best-kept secrets, Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens is nestled in Little River near North Myrtle Beach. Weddings are held at Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens on a regular basis, with the Itracoastal Waterway, the marsh and the serene beauty of nature serving as the backdrop to the bride and groom.
Dunes Golf and Beach Club
If you dream of a beach wedding in a country club setting, The Dunes Golf and Beach Club offers fine cuisine, exceptional service, and a spectacular ocean front location.
The Ballroom, the Atlantic Room, and the Palmetto Room can each be enlarged and reconfigured for small, intimate events or combined to accommodate up to 500 guests for receptions. In addition, the ocean front lawn is a stunning location for wedding ceremonies.
Surf Golf and Beach Club
The Surf Golf and Beach Club is located in the gorgeous Cherry Grove area of North Myrtle Beach. From simple and intimate beachfront affairs to extravagant events at one of the club’s beautiful venues, The Surf Golf and Beach Club is a memorable rehearsal dinner or wedding destination. The culinary department offers exceptional cuisine, catering to a variety of tastes from classic to gourmet, expertly made with quality, seasonal ingredients.
Pine Lakes Country Club
The elegant, historic clubhouse and surrounding landscapes make Pine Lakes Country Club a picturesque setting for a ceremony or reception. Many weddings have taken place at Pine Lakes over the past 88 years. Two adjoining ballrooms feature the original hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, and fireplaces. The large covered back porch has a beautiful view of the grand lawn, where most on-site ceremonies take place. The catering menu features a vast selection, including options for hors d’ oeuvres, plated dinners, custom buffets, culinary displays and beverage service.
The Myrtle Beach Train Depot
Built in 1937, The Myrtle Beach Train Depot is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Newly restored to preserve the building’s character and charm, the Train Depot currently serves as a public facility for events and weddings. The great hall, with its exposed wood trusses, plank flooring, brick walls and sliding freight doors, is a reminder of the glory days of train travel and a truly unique wedding location.
For an unforgettable, unconventional setting, Ripley’s Aquarium can accommodate intimate dinners, seated galas or strolling cocktail parties, and is also a wonderful location for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. The Aquarium staff can assist with planning the menu, decorations, seating, floral arrangements and entertainment. Dining options include light and heavy hors d’ oeuvres packages and a wedding celebration menu.
For a romantic wedding destination, nothing beats the beach with its beautiful warm sand and blue ocean waves. Whether you are saying your vows for the first time or are planning to retie the knot, the Myrtle Beach area is the perfect choice for a destination wedding that is not too far away for guests! There are a number of package options for weddings right on the beach, including Beach Occasions, Simply Seaside Weddings, Hitched at the Beach, Simple Wedding Day, and the Seaside Wedding Chapel.
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