You’ve found the perfect mate, and now you want to plan the perfect wedding. May we suggest a beautiful South Carolina state park? Say your vows in scenic and magical outside wedding locations, in an historic home with flowering gardens or at the end of a majestic oak-lined lane. South Carolina State Parks offer a number of beautiful and romantic locations for weddings, rehearsal dinners and receptions.

Scroll through the list below for an overview of the many beautiful and unique wedding locations available at state parks throughout South Carolina.

The Legare-Waring House at Charles Towne Landing

Every bride wants a memorable and romantic wedding, and one of the best places to have that wedding is at the Legare-Waring House at Charles Towne Landing. The two-story historic home sits amid an expansive garden of camellias, azaleas and Spanish moss-draped oaks deep inside one of the most significant historic sites in the state. A wide avenue of oaks leads up to the mansion and is often lined by guests who are witnessing an exchange of vows at the avenue’s end.  For more information on reserving the Legare-Waring House visit the venue's website.

Founders Hall at Charles Towne Landing also makes a great spot for your special occasion.  Please visit the venue's website for more information on reserving this space for your wedding, reception or rehearsal dinner.

The Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

Atalaya, a National Historic Landmark located at Huntington Beach State Park, stands as a monument to the creativity and generosity of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington. A noted scholar of Spanish culture and art, Archer Huntington modeled the couple’s winter home in the style of the Moorish architecture of the Spanish Mediterranean coast.  Atalaya served as an art studio for his wife Anna who was a world-renowned sculptor.

The home is one of South Carolina’s most unique wedding locations, standing along the seashore and offering a beautiful and romantic backdrop for weddings. The palmetto tree-lined courtyards within the castle make an excellent location for the ceremony on one-side followed by the reception on the other.

For more information on Atalaya email Huntington Beach State Park or call 843-237-4440.

The Lodge at Table Rock State Park

One of the treasures of the South Carolina State Park Service is the Lodge at Table Rock. This restored landmark is one of the best examples of Civilian Conservation Corps craftsmanship in the state.

The lodge consists of two floors. The top floor with two large, stone fireplaces makes an excellent gathering point for a wedding ceremony. The wide porch overlooks the lake and peak of picturesque Table Rock. The bottom floor is arranged as a traditional reception hall with a large caterers warming kitchen, perfect for the reception after the wedding.  If you prefer to marry in your own church or special location, opt to have your reception at the Table Rock Lodge. It is sure to accommodate your every need.

For more information on the Lodge or to rent this beautiful facility contact Table Rock State Park at (864) 878-9813.

The Drummond Center at Lake Greenwood State Park

The Drummond Center at Lake Greenwood State Park along the shores of Lake Greenwood makes a perfect wedding and reception location. Hold your ceremony on the back terrace overlooking Lake Greenwood, and then move inside the Drummond Center for the reception. The terrace is one of the most beautiful outside wedding locations in the state and provides an awesome view of the lake.

For more information contact the park via email or call 864-543-3535.

Hickory Knob State Resort Park

Hickory Knob is the ideal park for a rehearsal dinner, wedding or wedding reception. Our on-site accommodations are also perfect for a wedding party with guests coming in from out of town. Hickory Knob features:

  • 76 lodge rooms
  • 18 cabins
  • Restaurant
  • Full-service golf course
  • Swimming pool (seasonal)
  • Meeting rooms, accommodating up to 200 people
  • Meeting room set-up options
  • Catering menus

Give Hickory Knob the opportunity to make your special day a treasured memory for you, your family and guests. For more information, pricing, and assistance with planning, contact the park at 864-391-5380 or via email.

Lakeview Hall at Chester State Park

Lakeview Hall at Chester State Park is a historic renovated facility with a beautiful view of the lake, Lake View. The venue features a ballroom with restored hardwood floors, a catering kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a rustic barn door, as well as, a grand stone fireplace. The outdoor pergola, lakefront patio, ADA parking spaces and ramps, and flatscreen television, make this venue ideal for weddings, reunions, and other social gatherings. For more information on Lakeview Hall or to rent the facility, please contact the park via email or at 803-385-2680.