Is the Southern charm of Boone Hall Plantation the stuff wedding dreams are made of?
Most definitely! Here’s proof:
- The gorgeous low country venue was the setting for the 2012 Blake Lively-Ryan Reynolds nuptials planned by none other than…you guessed it, Martha Stewart.
- Boone Hall Plantation was a featured locale in everyone’s favorite romantic tearjerker, The Notebook.
- It’s rumored that the breathtaking Avenue of Oaks, a ¾ mile-long entryway lined by 270-year old giant oaks draped with Spanish moss, inspired Gone With the Wind’s Twelve Oaks Plantation.
Romance, History and Some Amazing Photographs
The plantation is absolutely dripping with romance and history, making it an incredible backdrop for photographs. (History buffs take note: Major John Boone, one of the first South Carolina settlers, made his Charleston home here back in 1681). It’s not hard to see why Boone Hall Plantation holds the title of “America’s Most Photographed Plantation.”
The plantation grounds are yours for some gorgeous photo ops. (You’ll have access to the entire plantation grounds for photographs, although photos are not permitted inside the Plantation House.)
Why am I in love with this place for your wedding photos? The plantation gardens, blooming with antique roses. Ivy-covered brick walls. A magnificent lineup of lighted tiki torches extending to your venue (included in your rental, btw). That filigreed iron front gate!
Yes, I am already picturing your “first look” under the canopy of those moss-covered oaks!
Boone Hall Plantation is 738 acres of gorgeous, with plenty of venue options for your festivities.
- Most lusted after the Cotton Dock House. The rustic wooden structure, complete with exposed beams and brick fireplace, seats 150 guests with a dance floor included (200-250 without). Transform the Cotton Dock House into your dream reception space; think sparkling chandeliers, greenery, farm tables. (Note that the site rental fees don’t include tables, chairs or décor; choose your own vendors and create your own vision). Say your vows on the Cotton Dock (seats 130) overlooking the Wampacheone Creek, which makes for some pretty awesome photographs.
- The grounds are massive, so you can get creative with the many unique venue choices. A cocktail hour or ceremony on the Front Lawn of the mansion is totally impressive with that backdrop of the Plantation House. I’m partial to a ceremony on the Side Lawn, where the moss-draped oaks create a cool natural canopy above your wedding guests. There’s a landscaped patio for cocktails on the Back Lawn, the best choice for large, tented events.
- Get a beautiful marsh view on the Creek Side, or rent The Pavilion, a 40′ by 40′ clamshell tent on the Back Lawn acoustically designed so you can dance the night away on its new concrete floor.
- No doubt your guests will be posting and Instagramming from this amazingly picturesque venue. The plantation is open to tourists, and they’ll want to take a peek at the gardens and the antique-laden Plantation House mansion.
- Make it easy: 13 golf carts, with drivers, are available for rental to transport guests from the parking lot to your venue.
- Your out-of-town guests will have their choice of nearby overnight lodging in Mt. Pleasant, including Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, and Courtyard by Marriott. Boone Hall Plantation is only minutes from the restaurants and attractions of downtown Charleston.
Trust your heart and choose the venue that just makes you happy! I love helping couples make decisions about their wedding day, and I’d love to help you. If you have questions about this venue let me help. I may know some of the details about having the perfect wedding day at Boone Hall. Check out my website, and let’s get in touch.