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    Top 3 things to know before contacting Wedding Vendors

    Top 3 things to know before contacting Wedding Vendors

    Congratulations on your engagement.  As you are both taking it all in and announcing it to your family and friends, thoughts of the wedding begin.  Below are the top three items you should discuss and know prior to contacting wedding vendors.

    Wedding Date

    Now is the time to think about your wedding timeline.  It is highly recommended that you have your date confirmed before contacting any vendors.  This is typically the determining factor of whether or not a vendor is available for your date.  However, it is okay to not have a date set when securing a full wedding planner and/or venue. If this is the case, it is recommended to have 2 to 3 dates in mind. You would hate to lose out on your dream venue because the wedding planner you hired is not available for your date.

    Budget

    It is important to know your budget and drumroll….and to respect it.  I know that this sounds silly but set a budget before getting too excited and booking various vendors will only put you in a financial strain when trying to secure your remainder vendors.  We see too many couples get overly excited and begin booking the venue along with other vendors prior to figuring out their budget and then they unfortunately have to short cut other aspects of the wedding due to money constraints.

    Expectations

    It is important to have an idea of what your expectations are.  While you don’t have to have every detail set in stone, it is important to have an idea of style or type of wedding you are having.  You should be upfront with wedding vendors on this as it will only help you secure the right match.

     

    Now you are ready to contact wedding vendors.  Remember to provide a date/dates, location, and your general expectations.  Contacting a vendor with a generic I am interested doesn’t leave us much information to respond to.

    We look forward to helping you treasure your wedding day.  Contact us for more information on our wedding packages, wedding coordination and wedding planning.

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    Charleston Venue Options

    Charleston Wedding Venues for Your Ceremony and Reception

    Although we work all over the Charleston area, we wanted to share some of our favorite Charleston wedding venues that we love working at and of course that couples love just as much.

    Charleston Harbor Resort

    What we love:

    This venue is a Resort Hotel and provides a fun experience for your guests.  There are many indoor and outdoor venue options here as well, along with gorgeous views.

    What’s Included:

    Tables, Chairs, Linens, Arbor, Cutlery, Food & Bar.

     

    Citadel Beach Club

    What we love:

    We love venues that have options for your ceremony and this one certainly does including out on the beach, on the lush yard facing the ocean, or inside.

    What’s Included:

    Tables, Chairs, Wedding Suite

    Founders Hall

    What we love:

    This venue has so much character and many different spaces, both outdoor and inside.  It reminds us of a Frank  Lloyd Wright style.

    What’s Included:

    Chairs, Tables, Dressing Suite

     

    Francis Marion Hotel

    What we love:

    This hotel has all of the elegance and Southern Charm.  It boasts 4 indoor spaces and overlooks Marion Square Park.

    What’s Included:

    Chairs, Tables, Cutlery, Linens, Food and Bar.

     

     

     

    Regatta Inn

    What we love:

    This is a luxurious B&B with the most striking sunsets in Charleston.  Located in the famous Folly Beach town, this venue sits back secluded from all of the hustle and bustle. You are able to rent out the entire inn for you and your family, which makes this space completely private and all yours!

    What’s Included:

    While nothing comes with the venue, it does provide a blank slate to have the wedding of your dreams.

     

     

    The Island House

    What we love:

    Situated on the Stono River on Johns Island, this venue boasts a stunning sunset and free parking for all of your guests. We love that it also already has a permanent tent which will save you a few thousand.

    What’s Included:

    Tables, Chairs, Arbor and Lighting (additional fees), Tent w/lighting, Wedding Party Suites

     

    The Pavilion at Pepper Plantation

    What we love:

    This venue is off the beaten path and is perfect for the county chic themes and is on a lake.  Located in a quite equestrian neighborhood, you are likely to see horses trotting by.

    What’s Included:

    The space includes a lakeside gazebo, indoor and outdoor wood burning fire places, porches, and onsite parking.  There is a dressing suite available for an additional fee.

     

    The Planters Inn

    What we love:

    Tucked away on the main strip is a gorgeous courtyard, along with indoor ball rooms.  While this space is for a more intimate crowd, we love the ambiance and romance of the venue, not to mention the superb service.

    What’s Included:

    Tables, Chairs, Food, Cake and Bar.

     

    The Wickliffe House

    What we love:

    What’s not to love about an old mansion in downtown Charleston.  This venues offer both indoor and outdoor space.

    What’s Included:

    Tables, Chairs, Linens, Food and Bar.

     

    Wild Dunes Resort

    What we love:

    There is so much to do at the resort, you and your guests wouldn’t need to ever leave. This resort has so much versatility in regards to their indoor and outdoor spaces for both large and small groups.  One of our favorite hidden locations here is the

    What’s Included:

    Tables, Chairs, Linens, Food, Cake and Bar.

     

    Contact us today to start planning your dream wedding.

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    5 Tips for Creating a Fun DIY Photo Booth

    We don’t see them much nowadays, but photo booths are still popular, especially at wedding receptions. It’s an excellent option for couples who have a small budget because you don’t need sophisticated equipment.

    Whatever the occasion, you’ll want to ensure you capture all the memorable pictures. Professional photographers are expensive. If you want to save money and still get lots of shots, a kiosk is a creative and fun way to do that.

    What’s more, you can make one yourself. Here are five tips for creating a DIY snapshots section for you and your guests.

    Choose a Spot

    It’s not only in real estate that location is essential. It would be best if you placed your booth where all the attendees can see it. You’ll want as many people taking their photos as possible to commemorate your event.

    The area close to the entrance or registration table is perfect as everyone will have to walk past your kiosk to get to their seats.

    You could also have ushers to show guests to the stall and encourage them to take pictures for the occasion and themselves.

    A great way to have fun is to have someone teach your invitees how to take a group selfie.

    Set up a Backdrop

    Deciding on a backdrop can be fun, but don’t get too carried away with it. While it needs to be eye-catching, it shouldn’t be a distraction. Keep it uncomplicated.

    Plain backgrounds, such as simple patterns and neutral colors, are recommended. The focus should be on the topic of the shot, which is the people in it.

    Correct Lighting

    Every photographer will stress the importance of lighting to get high-quality pictures. You’ll need to have the right light to showcase your image fully.

    If your booth is in a dark area, make sure the location for the photo-taking is well-lit. Avoid placing the object in a spot where a shadow will cover guests’ faces.

    You can also use colored bulbs for a different effect, as long as they’re bright. If you want less of a DIY look and can afford it, use professional studio lights.

     

     

     

     

     

    Provide Props

    Nothing makes a picture-taking stall more fun than props. You’ll want memorable photos, not the boring posed-for ones. If your event has a theme, choose items that fit the occasion.

    Otherwise, go wild. The wackier the accessories, the more likely people will open up and take lots of snapshots. Some top suggestions include hats, masks, jewelry, or oversized glasses.

    You should also know your guests and how they’ll respond to the objects you choose. Avoid anything that may be offensive to anyone.

     

     

     

     

     

    Instant Prints

    A photo booth’s idea is to capture memories of the affair by having attendees take pictures of themselves for the album and their keepsake.

    There are several options you can use, depending on your budget.

    You can provide an instant print camera such as a Polaroid. Guests can take selfies, or another person can take a shot of them. Ideally, they should take two snaps—one for themselves and one to add to the guestbook.

    Alternatively, you can use an iPad. Everyone knows how to use it, and it takes high-quality pics. All the images are stored in one location and can be shared and printed afterward.

    A more expensive choice is to use a printer that allows people with smartphones to print photographs immediately after taking them. They’ll likely need to download an app to do that. It’s costly because of the instant film price, and you’ll need enough batteries for the printer. 

    Easy Peasy

    You can capture your momentous events without breaking the bank if you set up a DIY photo booth. As you’ve seen from the ideas given, it’s not difficult, and it doesn’t cost much. All it takes is some creativity and planning, and you’re good to go!  Be sure to contact Reynolds Treasures for all of your wedding planning needs.

    Written by Ashley Lipman
    Content marketing specialist
    Ashley Lipman is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion for providing knowledge to readers worldwide on topics closest to her heart – all things digital. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome content through various niches touching the digital sphere.
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    Why Social Distancing Doesn’t Mean You Have to Postpone

    It seems, in the past few months, that we’ve moved from lockdown to footloose and back to something in between. As quickly as states began to reopen, suggesting to revelers that the celebrations were back on, sudden spikes in covid-19 cases signaled a return to more stringent safety measures, such as mask requirements and continued emphasis on social distancing. But for those looking

    to get their wedding on, social distancing doesn’t have to mean no nuptials.

    New Ways to Celebrate

    There’s something in the wedding spirit that loves a challenge, and covid-19 has brought out the creative in the soon-to-be hitched party planners. You may have to rethink the big gathering you once envisioned, but you can still have a truly memorable wedding, even under social distancing restrictions. Here are some ways to celebrate:

    ● The Minimony: this covid-driven term now bouncing around the internet means creating a more intimate wedding plan. Cull your list down to a core group of family and closest friends, find a wonderful small venue, and let the vows fly. The added benefits are you can save money from that big wedding budget that can be reinvested in a high end open cocktail bar or gourmet food. Or you can always throw a party later for those you had to cull from the list.

    ● Hitch Now, Party Later: speaking of delayed parties, some couples are opting to hold a private ceremony now and celebrate with friends and family later after the crisis has passed. Another variation of this is to hold the ceremony via a digital platform for all to see.

    ● Destination Weddings: another way to use those saved wedding funds is to turn your intimate celebration into an adventure. Pick a dream location and give your guests advanced warning that the road (or plane) trip is on. Many popular destinations have now geared up to help couples celebrate in style and covid safety.

    ● The Outdoors I Do: taking your nuptials into the great outdoors is a perfect way to find large spaces that help you space even bigger groups out into that six-foot safety zone. And research suggests that outdoors is the safest place to be to prevent the spread of corona.

    ● Satellite Celebrations: Planning your event where there are multiple areas or rooms can be another effective way to pull off larger groups while maintaining safety. Hold your ceremony outside and then gather guests in smaller groups that the wedding couple can visit while still maintaining safe group sizes. You can even pipe the ceremony into each room via a digital platform and remove the necessity of moving people around.

    ● Creative Alternatives: Okay, why not try something crazy. How about a ceremony viewed from a parking lot where guests stay in their cars and parade past the happy couple afterwards. Or turn that on its head, and let guests spread out in a large open space and revel as the newlyweds move from group to group via decorated golf cart. Get married on a rooftop while others watch from balconies or hold your ceremony in an interior courtyard of a hotel where balconies face inward and where guests can watch from the safety of their rooms.

    ● The Virtual Tying of the Knot: and, of course, as with everything covid these days, you can always choose to hold your wedding, ceremony and all, digitally. For an added touch, create a celebration package you send to guests with favors, perhaps a shared treat, and even a link to a digital register where they can share their well wishes.

    So What’s Likely to Change?

    It’s inevitable that should you choose to hold your wedding during covid that some things will be affected by social distancing measures. Here are some things you may want to consider as you plan.

    Smaller guest lists are inevitable. This can be particularly tricky if you’ve sent out invitations pre-covid and have to disinvite guests. The good news is that you can blame venues for your size limitations as many have had to reduce capacity to meet covid restrictions. With a little forethought and some diplomacy, you can accomplish the disinvite off without causing offense.

    You also need to be prepared to work with masks, provide hand sanitizer or hand-washing stations, and maybe even consider asking guests to sign waivers. Furthermore, you will have to consider spacing issues for seating, for dancing, and for food and drinking areas.

    As far as food and drink are concerned, you will probably have to rethink your presentation styles. Although it has been popular recently to serve food buffet style, sharing utensils may not be the best option right now. Better to forego that family style meal or the finger food for individual plate servings. Some caterers are finding ways to create individual portions that don’t require shared utensils, such as ceviche served on an oyster shell or delicious picadores skewered into a melon. Cocktail celebrations can be difficult, but if you’re determined, consider the satellite model of multiple small stations spaced out over a venue rather than one or two large set ups.

    Another concern will be that traditional preparation with the wedding party. The safest option is to share preparations via digital conferencing. Hairdressers and makeup artists are taking precautions such as wearing gloves and masks, using disposable applicators where possible, and sterilizing those that are not between usages. If you just need that personal feel, then book a space with multiple rooms where the party can prepare and where the bride and groom can move from room to room to share the experience.

    Photography will almost certainly change as well. You will still be able to get those beautiful couples poses, but you will have to rethink large group shots. An experienced wedding photographer should be able to use techniques like staggered line shots or walking shots to make the group photos work.

    Be sure to contact us today to see how we can still make your dream wedding a reality.

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    5 Do’s and Don’ts for a Charleston Beach Wedding for 2020

    5 Do’s and Don’ts of a Charleston Beach Wedding

    Charleston Beach Wedding Dos:

    Do hire a wedding coordinator.

    Not only will the coordinator be available to setup your Charleston Beach Ceremony, he/she will know and understand the tides, lighting, permit requirements, along with all other technicalities that come along with a beach wedding. Not hiring a coordinator will leave your setup crew hot and tired as dragging decorations and setting up in the sand is no easy task.  It’s really a lot of work.

    Do provide transportation for your guests.

    With many beaches, parking is at a minimum or a premium price.  Providing transportation for your guests cuts any worries out and ensures everyone will be there on-time.

    Beach Wedding

    Do prepare for wind.

    Beaches typically have wind!  Take this into account with your hair style, veil, and dress unless you want to recreate the all so known famous Marylin Monroe pose!

    Do hire business professionals.

    Did you know that anyone getting compensated must have a business license to be able to conduct business! So if you find a great photographer at a discounted price, make sure they are licensed to conduct business where your wedding ceremony will take place.  If not, they may be asked to stop conducting business which would leave you without services or getting hit with a hefty fine.

    Do let the guys go informal.

    The beach is just too hot for tuxedos and heavy suites.  Opt for light weight fabrics such as cotton pants or even Bermuda shorts.

    Charleston Beach Wedding Don’ts:

    X Don’t have your beach wedding in the middle of the day in the summer.

    Not only will the sun be beating down on you and your guests, there will be many beach-goers around that may make it into your wedding album or worse, cheering for you like their favorite team just won the Superbowl.

    X Don’t wear heels.

    Heels and sand do not go well together. I recommend wearing flat sole sandals or even no shoes.  Having on heels will make your strut down the aisle look quite funny.

    X Don’t bring glass on the beach.

    Think about it.  Can you have glass at your neighborhood pool?  Same applies to the beach as it wouldn’t be fair if it broke and was left for someone to get cut or worse, an animal to eat it.

    X Don’t use a runner on the beach. Charleston Beach Wedding

    It does not work out well at all!  No matter how even the sand is prior to its placement, sand moves and thus so does the runner.

     

    X Don’t use artificial flower petals

    Artificial (faux) floral is bad for the environment and not allowed on Charleston beaches.  Remember earlier we mentioned wind at the beach, well the flower petals will eventually blow around or be taken out to sea by the tides.  If using flower petals, real petals will have to be utilized.

    Be sure to check out our Beach Package and let us help you plan your dream beach wedding.

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    New Outdoor Wedding Venue: Dogwood Downs

     

     

     

    New Outdoor Wedding Venue

    Nestled off of US-17 with a short 25 minutes from downtown Charleston lies Dogwood Downs. This family owned outdoor venue has stunning landscape including large oaks, an arbor, small gardens and a scenic pond.  Whether it is a large affair with over 100 guests or a micro wedding of 10 guests, this venue is ready to accommodate.

    AMENITIES INCLUDED FOR MICRO-WEDDINGS:

    • Weekday dates available
    • Lovely and private dressing room area
    • Several areas to choose from for outdoor space
    • Plenty of free parking on the property
    • Access to restroom facilities

    AMENITIES INCLUDED FOR LARGE EVENTS:

    • Lovely and private dressing room area
    • Several areas to choose from for outdoor space
    • Liability insurance
    • Electrical power
    • Reception area
    • Plenty of free parking on the property
    • An on-site property manager to facilitate parking and be present during the event
    • Access to restroom facilities
    • 100 dark wooden chairs
    • 15 round tables (60”)

    Contact Reynolds Treasures to learn more today about Dogwood Downs.

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    Bridal Shower Themes for Every Bride

    If you’ve been asked to plan a bridal shower, congratulations! While it may seem overwhelming now, the bride-to-be trusts you and your taste, and this can be a great pre-wedding activity to bring you closer together. 

    The first thing you should do is sit down with the bride and discuss her expectations. You’ll want a guest list and an idea of what kind of party she’s looking for. Some brides want a traditional, girls-only get together, while others are excited to celebrate with their partner and all of their combined friends and family. 

    The Adventurous

    Wedding Shower

    Get this party started with the perfect playlist and fun bridal shower games. These themes are perfect for the creative bride who just wants to share some laughs and make some memories.

    A Casual

    Bridal Shower

    Wonderful people and a comfortable environment are the core to any great party. Start a bonfire or just put on a movie and give your guests a good time with these laidback bridal shower themes.

    An Elegant

    Bridal Shower

    With a great menu and gorgeous venue, you’re nearly done planning the chic and sophisticated party of the bride’s dreams. Simple decor can highlight these elegant themes.

    Once you have an idea of who’s coming and the vibe your bride is looking for, you get to choose the bridal shower theme and the beginning of all of your Pinterest planning boards. Whether she’s dreaming of a garden party or a tropical luau, Zola has the perfect bridal shower theme to get the fun started.

    Be sure to reach out to Reynolds Treasures for your wedding planning needs.

     

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    COVID-19 Tips on Rescheduling Your Wedding

    Guest Post by Kate Thornton of Captured by Kate

    We were in the process of writing a blog regarding rescheduling your wedding, but then read our friend Kate Thornton’s and completely agreed. Without further ado, below are 6 Tips on how to go about rescheduling your wedding due to the Corona Virus.

    First of all, my heart goes out to you. This is such an important time in your life and the current situation can be stressful.

    TIP 1. Contact your venue about future availability. Most venues will be happy to transfer your deposit to a price comparable date. Ask your venue to give you three dates that are open and work with your schedule.

    TIP 2. Once you have the three possible dates, create a Google Form Link and survey your current vendors’ availability. Then pick the date that the majority of your current vendors have open. Most will transfer the deposit to the new date.

    TIP 3. Be aware you’re vendors prices for 2021 may be higher because they released their 2021 pricing before the Pandemic and were expecting a busy year already. You may be asked by your current vendors to make up the difference if rescheduling in 2021.

    TIP 4. If you reschedule to a date that your current vendor is not available, they are in their rights to keep the deposit. However, they may be willing to give you a partial refund. Remember they have been turning away business on that date because of you.

    TIP 5. Consider rescheduling to a Weekday or a Sunday. These will be easier for your current vendors to accommodate and let’s face it, your guest list has an abundance of work vacation days to use up.

    TIP 6. Think positively. I personally can not wait for the massive celebrations when we can all get together again. Warning, you may get 100% of your guest list! Think about how excited everyone is going to be for your wedding. It’s going to be a truly EPIC party!!

    Learn more about how we can make your wedding day epic by contacting Reynolds Treasures today.

     

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    Charleston Wedding Ceremony Locations

    Free Wedding Locations

    Pitt Street Bridge (Up to 6 Guests)

    This park is located in Mt. Pleasant and boasts water views as well as views of the Ravenel Bridge and Downtown Charleston.

    Park Information: No restrooms, free parking

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement.

     

    Folly Beach or Isle of Palm Beach (Up to 25 Guests)

    Combine both the Historic Charm of Charleston and its gorgeous coast lines and there you have it, elegant beauty.

    Park Information: Alcohol, glass, fire, and faux flower petals are not permitted on all beaches; free and paid parking is available

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement, Intimate or Beach Package.

        

     

     

     

     

     

    Wedding Locations $10 – $100

    Johns Island County Park (Up to 4 Guests)

    This park offers wooded trails, and Equestrian Center, archery range, and has gorgeous live oaks.

    Park Information: Free parking once in park ($1 pp) and no restrooms

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Wedding Locations $300 – $750

    Yorktown USS (Up to 2 Guests)

    Get married on the top deck of the USS Yorktown which was built for the Untied States Navy.

    Venue Information: Elopements Monday – Friday from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement

    Cypress Gardens (Up to 10 Guests)

    A forty minute drive outside of Downtown Charleston, enjoy the picturesque swamp and gardens that await. Famous movies such as The Notebook, The Patriot, and Cold Mountain were all filmed here.

    Park Information: Elopements Monday – Thursday from 10am – 3pm.  Additional travel fees apply for this location.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement

    Charleston Aquarium (Couple Only)

    Indoor and Outdoor Spaces for Vows and Photos and is perfect for the couple who truly want an intimate and private ceremony.

    Information: Elopements available Monday – Wednesday in the evenings and bookings allowed 3 months in advance. No reception, food or beverage is permitted.

    Harbor Garden (Up to 25 Guests)

    Get married in a private outdoor setting overlooking Charleston’s Harbor.  Venue space is included along with parking.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement, Intimate or Charleston Package

     

     

     

     

    Hart Meadows Ranch (Couple Only) 

    Get married in privacy with Spanish moss, live oaks, an arbor leading to a covered arched bridge, and even a private beach.

    Park Information: Elopements Monday – Wednesday. Includes free parking.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement

    Magnolia Gardens (Up to 6 guests)

    Get married in one of the most beautiful gardens in America among the live oaks, bamboo forest, cypress swamp gardens, breathtaking bridges, ponds, and the many alcoves scattered throughout the gardens.

    Park Information: Elopements Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Magnolia Gardens

       

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Heart Garden (Up to 15 Guests)

    The garden came to life at the 1997 Spoleto Festival. Enjoy the scents of the plants, the beauty of the design, and the privacy you desire for your intimate wedding ceremony or elopement. Heart Garden Wedding

    Garden Information: There is free parking

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement and Intimate Package

     

     

    White Point Gardens/Battery Park (Up to 25 Guests)

    Located in downtown Charleston on the waterfront with Live Oaks, gorgeous Charleston Mansions and panoramic views.
    Park Information: no restrooms, free street parking, 1 hour permit fees for the gazebo, gazebo guest count around 25

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement, Intimate or Charleston Package

     

     

     

     

    Angel Oak Tree (Up to 25 Guests)

    This park hosts the largest southern live oak tree east of the Mississippi.
    Park Information: 25 Guest Maximum. No Decorations or Chairs, Free Parking, Restrooms on-site
    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location: Romantic Elopement, Intimate or Charleston Package

     

     

     

     

     

    Sunrise Park (Up to 25 Guests)

    Situated on water with a little beach, this park has gorgeous views of the Ravenel Bridge and downtown.
    Park Information: 25 Guest Maximum. No Decorations or Chairs, Free Parking, Restrooms On-site
    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location: Romantic Elopement, Intimate or Charleston Package

    Brittlebank Park (Up to 25 Guests)

    Situated in downtown behind the baseball stadium, this park is on the water and has a pier as well as a wooded area.

    Park Information: Free parking and no restrooms

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location: Romantic Elopement, Intimate or Charleston Package

    Waterfront Park (Up to 25 Guests)

    Gorgeous views of Charleston Harbor, Gardens, and Fountains, including the iconic Pineapple Fountain.
    Park Information: restrooms nearby, 2 parking garages nearby, No chairs or decorations allowed
    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston Package

     

     

     

     

     

    A Whitehouse Wedding (Up to 25 Guests Max)

    Located 30 minutes from downtown Charleston, this private venue boasts large oaks and waterfront views. Micro weddings can occur Sunday-Thursday.
    Venue Information: Restrooms, parking, 2 hour rental. Dogs allowed on leash.
    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston Package

    Lovegrove Estate (Up to 20 Guests)

    As a member of the National Register for Historic Places, this venue is along the Ashley River surrounded by oaks trees.

    Includes outdoor space for ceremony as well as chairs.  Bridal Suite upon availability.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston Package

    Meeting House at Ion in Mt. Pleasant (Up to 25 Guests)

    This cute indoor space offers a church like feel with high ceilings and is perfect for your ceremony.

    Venue Information: Can only be reserved within 30 days of wedding date and from Mon-Friday from 9am to 5pm.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, or Charleston Package

    Washington Square Park (Up to 50 Guests)

    Lots of charm with brick paths and surrounded by buildings, also offers gorgeous oak trees to hide from the sun.
    Park Information: no restrooms (1 block away), metered street parking and/or a parking garage
    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, Charleston, or Charming Package

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Hampton Park (Up to 100 Guests)

    This local park boasts gorgeous floral displays, a gazebo, fountains, as well as large live oaks. Think of this as the Central Park of Charleston.
    Park Information: restrooms on-site, free parking
    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Romantic Elopement, Intimate, Charleston, or Charming Package

     

     

     

     

    Charles Towne Landing (Up to 8 Guests)

    This park offers beautiful marsh views and large live avenue of oaks.

    Park Information: Free parking once in park and restrooms available.  Monday – Friday from 9:30 am 3:30 pm and Saturday – Sunday from 9am 12:00 pm

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Simply Romantic Elopement

     

     

     

     

     

    Wedding Locations $750 – $2000

    Magnolia Gardens Pavilion (Up to 20 Guests)

    Have you intimate ceremony under live large oaks.

    Venue Information: Ceremonies can be conducted after the gardens are closed to public.  A bridal suite is available pending availability.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Intimate Package

    Thomas Bennet House (Up to 20 Guests)

    As one of the Federal Style Architecture homes, this house was home of Thomas Bennett Jr. in the early 1800’s. The house over looks a large fountain and brick courtyard, a gorgeous garden with large oaks.

    Venue Information: Ceremonies can be conducted with 2 hour rental Monday – Thursday from 9am – 1 pm.  Dates open 60 days prior.

    Staybridge BridgeView Room (Up to 50 Guests)

    This indoor space allows for unmatched views of the Cooper River and Ravenel Bridge.  5th Floor patio with fully opening wall of windows to bring the outside in.

    Venue Information: Great space for both ceremony and reception with outside food and beverage allowed with no additional charges and free parking.

    Embassy Suite Patriots Point (Up to 25 Guests)

    Embassy Suites offers a few options; both indoor and outdoor for your ceremony (Waterfront Lawn, Harbor Garden, Courtyard, and Ballroom).  You can also host your reception here with food and beverage.  Contact us for details.

    Charleston Aquarium (Up to 18 Guests)

    Indoor and Outdoor Spaces for your intimate wedding ceremony.

    Venue Information: Available Monday – Wednesday evenings. May be booked up to 3 months in advance.  Chairs available at an additional cost.

    Reynolds Treasures Wedding Packages for this location include: Intimate Package

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    An Intimate Elopement at Magnolia Gardens

    Magnolia Gardens Elopement

    Get married in one of the most beautiful gardens in America among the live oaks, bamboo forest, cypress swamp gardens, breathtaking bridges, ponds, and the many alcoves scattered throughout the gardens.

    You have the option of using the bridal suite where you both are able to get ready, even if you do not plan on seeing each other prior to the ceremony.  Once you are settled in, the Hair and Makeup Artist will begin getting you all dolled up.

    Prior to your ceremony floral, the photographer, and the officiant arrive. You can either select your ceremony location among the gardens or let the photographer choose the perfect location.

    The magical ceremony begins and who knows, a peacock may attend.  After your ceremony, the marriage license is signed followed by photography around the gardens.

    Follow up your ceremony by having a private dinner at a Charleston Restaurant.  Let us help you make your day magical at Magnolia Gardens!

    Additional Package Options:

    Upgrade Photography Time

    Live Musician (Violinist, Cellist)

    On-Site Coordinator

    Table for 2 with Small Cake and Champagne/Cider

    Arbor with or without draping/floral

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