When the South Carolina Aquarium closes for the day, a unique event site opens. As your guests arrive on our Riverside Terrace, they will experience Charleston from an entirely different perspective with breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor. Then you dine in gorgeous aquatic settings with hundreds of aquatic guests beside our two-story Great Ocean Tank and dance through the grandeur of our Great Hall. 
Contact the special events office to discuss the endless possibilities of this exciting modern venue and plan your perfect wedding.


If you have a special place for weddings please list them with us.




Beach Locations:

Folly Beach, SC

James Island Expressway toward Folly Beach
Turn Left on Folly Rd
At traffic light make right at West Ashley St
First public parking lot on Left
Located on the corner of 3rd St W and West Ashley Ave
Walk through boardwalk to see location


Isle of Palms, SC

Take the Isle of Palms Connector 3.8 miles
Turn Left at traffic light onto Palm Blvd
First United Methodist Church will be ahead
Bear to your Right
Street parking is available on Right
The boardwalk is located at Palm Blvd & Beachside Dr
“Rocky Rendezvous”

Sullivans Island, SC

Continue down Ben Sawyer Blvd
Turn Left on Jasper Blvd
On the corner of Jasper Blvd & Middle St is the parking lot
The rocky inlet is the location we’ll use
“Full of Love at Folly”



Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens (843) 884-4371

1235 Long Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464  
The perfect site for weddings & receptions whether formal or a casual oyster roast, they have a facility that will meet your needs.

The Charleston Maritime Center (843) 853-3625

10 Wharfside Street, Charleston, SC 29401  
Choose from the great hall with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbor or an open-air space directly on the water overlooking the docks, or a 1-acre grassy area bordered by palm trees which is perfect for elegant tented events.

Charleston Place (843) 722-4900

205 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401  
Imagine a banquet experience where a large gathering takes on the ambiance of a private dinner party in a 4-star restaurant. Award winning culinary & banquet teams stand ready & willing to provide a level of service, cuisine & luxury that is truly extraordinary.

Cottage on the Creek (843) 881-7384

130 Mill Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464  
A magical cottage at water's edge. You are invited to create your special memories from enchanting weddings to sunset rehearsal dinners on the dock. The possibilities are endless.

Doubletree Guest Suites (843) 577-2644

181 Church Street, Charleston, SC 29401  
Allow their planners to show you why they are ideal for planning a wedding that is luxurious, simplistic or totally unique. Careful attention to detail comes through in even the smallest specifics go into every wedding, rehearsal dinner or reception.

Fort Sumter Tours & Spiritline Cruises  (843) 881-7337

 Charleston, SC 29403  
 Charleston Wedding Receptions


The Francis Marion Hotel (843) 722-0600
387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403  
A tradition of elegance & grandeur. 2 of the most elegant ballrooms in Charleston with unique features like antique chandeliers, 20-ft high ceilings, monumental windows & marble accented fireplaces. The ideal location for a romantic Charleston wedding.

Fripp Island Resort (800) 334-3022

One Tarpon Boulevard, Fripp Island, SC 29920  
3½ miles of private beach. The Beach Club houses the Tidal Hall, Ocean view Room & the Crown Room along with 2 outdoor facilities, the patio which is perfect for smaller more intimate groups or the Beach Pavilion for larger groups.

John Rutledge House Inn (843) 723-7999

116 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401  
4-Diamond Historic Inn. The Signer's Ballroom will accommodate up to 20 people, combined with suite #7 will accommodate up to 40 people & the courtyard will accommodate up to 100.

The Legare-Waring House (843) 805-3063

1500 Old Towne Road, Charleston, SC 29407  
Receptions are one of their favorite events. Check out their website to see images of formal dinners in the Grand Avenue of Oaks, a band set-up overlooking the lagoon, a dance floor installed by the fountain, a typical tent set-up & other reception related photos.

Market Pavilion Hotel (843) 723-0500

225 Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401  
Toast with champagne in the lavish ballroom featuring crystal chandeliers, sweeping ceilings & extravagant décor or cut your cake in the modern elegance of the Pavilion Level, under stars & above city lights. Flawless service & impeccable cuisine.

Middleton Place (843) 556-6020

4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414  
America's oldest landscaped gardens. 65 acres of landscaped terraces, shadowy allees, ornamental ponds & garden rooms. Offering breathtaking ceremony & reception sites, superior catering services & luxurious accommodations.

The Mills House (843) 577-2400

115 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401  
Southern hospitality, upscale service with banquet rooms & a catering team. A a perfect combination of taste, expertise & experience. Whether it is a small intimate wedding for 25 or a large event for 400, they take pride in personalizing each bride's event

The Planters Inn (800) 845-7082

112 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401  
Begin your new life together with an intimate & elegant wedding location whether it’s a rehearsal in one of our private dining rooms catered by the awarding-winning staff or a ceremony in the charming Garden Courtyard.

The Rhett House Inn (843) 524-9030

1009 Craven Street, Beaufort, SC 29902  
The perfect setting for a romantic, breathtaking wedding. Nestled in the historic district of Beaufort, the casually luxurious inn is well known for its true southern hospitality. Can accommodate your needs for as many as 250 guests.

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden (803) 312-5512

500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210  
As you prepare for your big day, deciding on a reception at Riverbanks is one of the simplest choices you'll make. The beauty of Riverbanks Botanical Garden speaks for itself, and the cuisine of Riverbanks' executive chef makes the decision even easier.

Saint Luke's Chapel (843) 792-6775

171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29425  
Historic, non-denominational chapel. The beauty of the stained glass windows in the intimate setting (265 guests) is perfect for a romantic wedding.

Seabrook Island (843) 768-7869

3772 Seabrook Island Rd, , SC 29455  
If you are looking for a unique & memorable location, this is it. Miles of unspoiled beaches & spectacular oceanfront banquet rooms creating a sense of romance that rivals all but the most exotic tropical islands. Award winning cuisine & service.

Woodlands Resort & Inn (800) 774-9999

125 Parsons Road, Summerville, SC 29483  
Ceremonies & receptions take on a magic all their own, whether you choose to hold your ceremony & reception in the magnificent 1906 Greek Revival-style mansion or outdoors in the open-air pavilion surrounded by brick terraces, gardens & Victorian-era gazebo.







  Some locations do require a permit?

White Point Garden, Hampton Park and the Angel Oak in Charleston all require a permit which takes under a week to process. There is a small fee.
Fort Sumter requires federal permitting.
Folly Pier also requires a permit.