Best Wedding Venues in Myrtle Beach & the Grand Strand

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Best Wedding Venues in Myrtle Beach & the Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand are home to some of South Carolina’s most beautiful wedding venues. Whether you’re looking for a beach resort with the best ocean view, a rustic ceremony in the country or a country club with a stunning ballroom I’m sure you’ll find something you love in our gorgeous stretch of the southern coast.

As a Myrtle Beach-based wedding photographer I’ve had the honor of working with many of the area’s top venues for over a decade and I’m happy to share with you my personal list of favorites.


21 Main Events At North Beach

719 North Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Website: https://21maineventsatnorthbeach.com

Bride & Groom share a kiss at their 21 Main wedding.

Venue type: Ballroom, Courtyard

The staff at 21 Main Events is truly amazing and will make a point to go above and beyond to make you feel appreciated and taken care of. An experienced culinary team will create a custom menu for your event and the event coordinators will be there to help you every step of the way.

Top features:

  • Everything is all in one location! This means no traveling for you, your wedding party, or your guests. You can get ready, have your ceremony, take portraits, and party the night away all in the same convenient location.
  • A private bridal suite is available for the bride and her wedding party to get ready in. Includes a bathroom, full-length mirror, comfortable seating, and vanity.
  • The open-air courtyard is absolutely beautiful! Perfect for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.
  • Hoping for a ceremony in the sand? The beach is just a few blocks away!
  • The stunning ballroom was completely remodeled in 2020.

Atalaya Castle at Huntington Beach State Park

16148 Ocean Highway, Murrells Inlet, SC 29526
Website: https://www.atalayacastle.com/wedding

Bride & Groom embrace with a smile at their wedding at Atalaya Castle in Huntington Beach State Park.

Venue type: Beach, Courtyard

This Moorish-style castle is the perfect setting for a garden wedding, while still embracing the gorgeous sandy beaches of the South Carolina coast.

Top features:

  • Have your ceremony on the beach or in the courtyard at Atalaya. You can also use a covered area inside the castle for your ceremony in the event of rain.
  • Looking for a place to do your bridal or engagement session? We can do it right at the state park! No reservations required. 
  • There are so many gorgeous spots for photos! The walls of the castle make for gorgeous backgrounds and the greenery is so lush.
  • The beach at Huntington is my favorite because the sunsets are incredible and it is such a wide-open stretch of beach when the tide is out.

Dunes Golf & Beach Club

900 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Website: https://www.thedunesclub.com

Bride & Groom embrace at their beautiful Jewish wedding at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club.

Venue type: Golf & Country Club, Ballroom, Ocean View

The view from the Dunes Club ballroom is truly spectacular. It features floor-to-ceiling windows to give you and your guests a stunning view of the ocean.

Top features:

  • The outdoor ceremony site is absolutely beautiful. The front lawn is a wide-open space that has a subtle view of the ocean. Enjoy a wedding at the beach without getting sand in your heels!
  • Separate rooms for the girls and the guys to get ready in. The ladies will have lots of space to do their hair and makeup, get dressed, and enjoy some mimosas.

Hidden Acres

6701 Ella Grace Ct, Marion, SC 29571
Website: http://www.hiddenacresweddings.com

Beautiful backlit image of a bride & groom in front of the twinkle lights at Hidden Acres in Marion, SC.

Venue type: Banquet Hall, Rustic

Hidden Acres is one of the area’s most sought-after wedding venues. It is located in the countryside of Marion, just over an hour from Myrtle Beach. This 37-acre property has everything you could possibly need: a bridal suite, groom’s lounge, chapel, outdoor courtyard, ballroom, overnight accommodations and so much more.

Top features:

  • Everything is all in one location! This means no traveling for you, your wedding party, or your guests. You can get ready, have your ceremony, take portraits, and party the night away all in the same convenient location.
  • Looking for a place to do your engagement or bridal portrait session? We can do it right at Hidden Acres! (Reservations required.)
  • You have the option of doing your ceremony outdoors in front of the water or inside of their beautiful chapel.
  • Your rental starts Friday morning and ends on Sunday when cleaning is finished.

Pawleys Plantation

70 Tanglewood Drive, Pawleys Island, SC 29585
Website: https://www.pawleysplantation.com/weddings

Bride & Groom share a laugh during their wedding ceremony at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC.

Venue type: Golf & Country Club, Ballroom

Specializing in high-end Lowcountry weddings, this private location overlooks the 18th green of the Pawleys Plantation golf course & saltwater marsh. The event planning staff will help you plan the perfect event and their in-house catering will create the perfect menu for your event. The grand ballroom comfortably accommodates up to 400 guests.

Top features:

  • Everything is all in one location! This means no traveling for you, your wedding party, or your guests. You can get ready, have your ceremony, take portraits, and party the night away all in the same convenient location.
  • There are two separate rooms to get ready in and they are on opposite ends of the venue, so you and your spouse-to-be will not have to worry about bumping into each other.
  • The outdoor ceremony site is absolutely beautiful! And the cocktail area can easily be transformed into a ceremony space in the event of bad weather.

Pine Lakes Country Club

5603 Granddaddy Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Website: https://pinelakes.com/weddings

A beautiful portrait of a Bride & Groom on their wedding day at Pine Lakes Country Club.

Venue type: Golf & Country Club, Garden, Ballroom

Pine Lakes is the perfect location for couples dreaming of a romantic & elegant wedding. The two adjoining ballrooms feature hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, fireplaces, and stunning decorative moulding.

Top features:

  • Everything is all in one location! This means no traveling for you, your wedding party, or your guests. You can get ready, have your ceremony, take portraits, and party the night away all in the same convenient location.
  • The dual ballrooms mean that you can have a seated meal on one side and your dancefloor on the other.
  • There is a beautiful private bridal suite located right next to the grand lawn. There is also a room for the gentleman to get ready on the opposite side of the venue. 
  • Looking for a place to do your bridal portrait session? We can do it right at Pine Lakes! (Reservations required.)
  • There are so many gorgeous spots for photos! The team at Pine Lakes keeps their grounds looking amazing all year round. The greenery and florals at this location are some of my favorites.

Sunnyside Plantation

3741 Highway 17 Business, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Website: https://www.facebook.com/SunnysidePlantationSC

Bride & Groom excitedly walk down the aisle at their outdoor wedding ceremony at Sunnyside Plantation.

Venue type: Plantation, Privately Owned

This 1800’s plantation home is privately owned and closed to the public except for weddings & other events. The property features a wide-open space, beautiful live oaks, and has a breathtaking view of the inlet.

Top features:

  • The outdoor ceremony site is absolutely beautiful. You have the option of using the water or the trees as the backdrop for your service. 
  • Looking for a place to do your bridal or engagement session? We can do it right at Sunnyside! (Reservations required.)

Wachesaw Plantation

1930 Governors Landing, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Website: https://www.wachesaw.com/Celebrate

Bride & Groom share a kiss as the sun shines through the live oaks at their Wachesaw Plantation Club wedding.

Venue type: Golf & Country Club, Banquet Hall

Live oak trees, Spanish moss, Lowcountry charm, and southern hospitality. Wachesaw Plantation is without a doubt one of my favorite venues to photograph at. The sunsets over the water are some of the most incredible I’ve ever seen. When the light is just right it lights up the entire waterway with brilliant color.

Top features:

  • There are some really beautiful cottages available for rent within walking distance of the venue, perfect for getting ready in. 
  • Looking for a place to do your bridal or engagement session? We can do it right at Wachesaw! There is no fee for couples who are hosting their wedding at this venue. 
  • The outdoor ceremony site on the bluff overlooking the Waccamaw River is absolutely beautiful.
  • The infamous “Alley of Oaks” is a quick drive up the road!

Wildberry Farm

2815 Grady Rd, Marion, SC 29571
Website: https://thewildberryfarm.com

Bride & Groom share a kiss in front of a sunflower field and a gorgeous sky at their Wildberry Farm wedding.

Venue type: Ranch/Barn, Banquet Hall, Private Estate

Located just over an hour from Myrtle Beach, Wildberry Farm is 34 acres of beauty and southern charm.

Top features:

  • This is an all-inclusive venue, which means no traveling for you, your wedding party, or your guests. You can get ready, have your ceremony, take portraits, and party the night away all in the same convenient location.
  • There is a gorgeous fully furnished loft for the bride to get ready in, as well as stay the night. Complete with a bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, and a full kitchen. 
  • Looking for a place to do your bridal or engagement session? We can do it right at Wildberry! (Reservations required.)
  • The outdoor ceremony site is absolutely beautiful. You also have the option of having your ceremony indoors in the Atkinson House. (A perfect backup plan for rain!)

Bridal portrait at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.

Caledonia Golf & Fish Club

369 Caledonia Dr
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Website:
https://caledoniagolfandfishclub.com/weddings-and-events


Bride & Groom kiss in the rain at their Cooper House wedding.

The Cooper House Event Center

6011 Dick Pond Rd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

Website:
https://thecooperhouse.net


Bride & Groom embrace in a beautiful wedding portrait at Heritage Plantation.

Heritage Plantation

478 Heritage Drive
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

Website:
https://www.heritageplantation.com/home


Bride & Groom embrace in a beautiful backlit portrait on their wedding day at the Cooper House in Conway, SC.

The Peanut Warehouse

150 Lauren Street
Conway, SC 29526

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