Charleston, SC
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Destination Weddings – Unexpected America Edition featuring Charleston


When you say “Destination Wedding”, most think of a windy wedding at a tropical island resort in the Caribbean (and are jealous they’re not there right now). But if you’re wanting to do something a bit different, but still want have an island-feel get away for your wedding with stellar views, there is hope!

We have destinations right here in the U.S.A. that are easy to get to (no passport required!) and have unexpectedly beautiful venues with tropical touches. We have many favorite venues not only in Charleston, but across the country and we check out a few of the top spots in America’s unexpected destination locations!


Fort Myers, FL
Heitman House

This venue gives you that backyard wedding feel, with a few outstanding bonuses: A ceremony location with water views; The cutest pale yellow historic house; A green lawn so large all your friends and family can fit! We could easily feel right at home at the Heitman House.

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Ft. Myers


St. Augustine, FL
Palencia Golf Club

Have we landed in an old world Mediterranean oasis? Nope! We are just in the oldest city in America known for its Spanish architecture (clearly reflected at this venue.)

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Jacksonville

Charleston, SC
Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina

When the “Friendliest City in the Nation” has a waterfront resort with every amenity imaginable, we think it makes for an amazing destination spot for the happiest day of your life. Or maybe we’re bias, but we love hosting weddings here in Charleston.

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Charleston


Sunny Isles Beach, FL
Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort

If you’re all about the beach, how about walking down a sandy aisle to breathtaking ocean views? Head south to Sunny Isles Beach located between Fort Lauderdale and Miami, FL to find this extraordinary oceanfront resort.

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Fort Lauderdale


Orlando, FL
Rosen Shingle Creek

With an international airport near by, Rosen Shingle Creek is easy to get to and can house all of your wedding guests! The Spanish-inspired atmosphere is perfect for accomplishing a wedding getaway that’s not too far away.

Photography by Complete Weddings + Events Orlando


Contact us to learn more about hosting your wedding in Charleston, SC or tips on having a destination wedding of your own!

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