Wedding Planning in Charleston, South Carolina

With its historic charm and breathtaking views, there’s no better place to hold your wedding than Charleston, South Carolina. From waterfront properties and rustic barns to an outdoor garden filled with Spanish moss, Kelley Event + Design will help you locate the perfect wedding venue for your special day. Our team helps you create a wedding tailored specifically to you and your significant other. Let us handle the details so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy your special day. We’ll take care of all that’s behind the scenes, so all you have do is say “I do.”

Full Wedding Planning Package

Quite often couples feel completely overwhelmed with the daunting task of planning a wedding. We understand it can be scary to share the reigns with someone else—but you won’t regret it. This is your day, and we will do everything in our power to make it custom to your personalities and visions. Starting off the process with a wedding planner will help put your mind at ease. Throughout our time together, we will provide you with all the tools you’ll need to be able to plan for your wedding—and enjoy your engagement.

We will handle each detail and task along the way to ensure your wedding planning is flawless and relaxing. Whether it’s scouting Charleston venues, curating precise timelines, or vetting the leading furnishings, florals, and lighting rentals, we focus on creativity and innovation while also remaining diligent about developing a seamless event flow. From budget management, vendor referrals and negotiations, to detail tracking and extensive timeline and floor plan creation, we’re here to be your guide, organizer, and right hand so you’re able to enjoy every step of the process.

Across your wedding weekend, Kelley Event + Design will ensure the logistics unfold as planned so you’re left to simply enjoy your significant other and loved ones. From the simple details of sorting seating cards, overseeing set-up of the Charlotte area venue and vendors, to making sure you, your fiancé, and wedding party are prompt and in the right location, we take the stress off your shoulders and troubleshoot as needed. We organize and execute your wedding so you focus on hosting your guests.

Our wedding planning services include (but are not limited to):

  • Unlimited consultations via phone, email, and face-to-face
  • Assistance with finding a wedding ceremony location and reception venue
  • Menu design and scheduling of food tastings
  • Helping with establishing a style for your wedding
  • Assistance with setting and keeping a budget
  • Research of vendors to match your unique style
  • Scheduling and attending vendor meetings
  • Negotiation of all vendor contracts
  • Research of accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Creation and management of wedding planning timeline
  • Creation of wedding day schedule for you, your family, and all vendors
  • Assistance with invitation and wedding etiquette
  • Coordination and ordering of rentals and linens
  • Organization and coordination of ceremony rehearsal
  • Full onsite assistance at ceremony and reception
  • Delivery of the final payments to your vendors

Charleston Wedding Venues

Selecting a wedding venue is one of the first—and biggest—decisions you’ll make as an engaged couple. Your venue dictates the size of the function, the décor, and sometimes even the attire! Luckily, there are a multitude of beautiful wedding venue options in Charleston that are sure to fit any style.

The William Aiken House

A seamless blend of 18th-century charm and 21st-century sophistication makes the historic William Aiken House one of Charleston’s most sought-after wedding venues. With sweeping ballrooms, lush private grounds, and open-air piazzas, your special day will be one to remember.

Boone Hall Plantation

Boone Hall Plantation is nestled in a charming setting on a tidal marsh amongst over three centuries of history, beauty, and grace. Draped with Spanish moss, this Charleston wedding venue creates a breathtaking atmosphere that is unlike any other. There are a variety of sites to hold your ceremony and reception throughout the plantation, including:

  • Cotton Dock
  • Front Lawn
  • Back Lawn
  • The Pavilion
  • Creek Side
  • Back Patio

Cannon Green

Cannon Green is one of Charleston’s most unique properties—capturing its romance, history, preservation, beauty, charm, and cosmopolitan style all in one magnificent wedding venue. You can choose between indoor and outdoor entertaining options, and Cannon Green is able to accommodate varying sizes of rehearsal dinners or wedding day events. These spaces include:

  • Trolley Room
  • Courtyard

The Historic Rice Mill

Offering the most spectacular waterfront wedding location in Charleston, the Historic Rice Mill is everything you’ve been dreaming of for your ideal wedding. You and your guests will be in awe of the beauty from the views overlooking the Ashley River. Constructed with a mixture of indoor and outdoor spaces to tie the knot, every direction you turn within this venue is sure to take your breath away. Whether you’ve been dreaming of an outdoor or indoor ceremony, the Historic Rice Mill has a variety of event space to select from:

  • Outdoor Waterfront
  • Under the Oaks
  • Marina Room

Wedding Planning in Charleston, South Carolina

Kelley Event + Design is a distinct wedding planning firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina, serving the Charleston area. We are dedicated to creating bespoke experiences of the highest quality. We believe in a tailored and collaborative approach with each client, and our boutique sensibility allows for a greater attention to detail and specialized attention throughout the planning process. We will discuss your design, planning, and coordination needs, as well as your budget requirements. We will work together to customize a level of service that is ideal for you.

Every event we plan is unique—contact us to receive a custom wedding planning proposal for your special day in Charleston.

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