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Historical Landmark

Atalaya has been celebrated as one of South Carolina’s most picturesque wedding venues for more than three decades. This unique Moorish-style castle is nestled in beautiful Huntington Beach State Park, making this National Historic Landmark a premier destination for South Carolina weddings and events.

Atalaya is the former winter home of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. Anna, a famed sculptor, and Archer, a scholar and philanthropist, created a legacy of conservation in the Lowcountry that includes Huntington Beach State Park and Brookgreen Gardens.

The Huntingtons chose the name "Atalaya," meaning "watchtower" in Spanish, reflecting the castle's commanding presence on the coastal landscape. Its strategic position overlooks the picturesque salt marshes and provides stunning views of the surrounding natural beauty.

Today, Atalaya Castle stands as a historic landmark and a testament to the artistic vision and passion of its creators. The castle's distinctive architecture, along with its tranquil setting, makes it an enchanting venue for weddings. The picturesque courtyards, unique nooks, and timeless charm of Atalaya Castle offer a captivating backdrop for couples seeking a truly memorable and romantic ceremony.

As you celebrate your special day at Atalaya Castle, you become part of its rich history, blending the love and beauty of your own story with the artistic legacy that the Huntingtons left behind.

General Information

  • Rental includes the numbered rooms listed above and park admission.
  • Water, electricity, and restrooms are available inside Atalaya.
  • Outside vendors are welcome.
  • Event slots are 5 - 10 p.m. (4 - 9 p.m. standard time) with an option to purchase additional time to the end of the event.
  • Event day setup 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (9 a.m. - 4 p.m. standard time)
  • Following day cleanup 6:30 - 9 a.m.
  • Alcohol is allowed.