Charleston Harbor Tours and Events is proud to be able to offer one of the most spectacular wedding settings in all of Charleston. Your wedding should be an unforgettable occasion, and there is a reason a cruise on Charleston Harbor is a top-rated wedding venue in the area. You just can’t beat the open air out on the harbor, the glorious views of the city from the water, and the romantic vibe that comes with a wedding on the water.
A cruise is also the perfect setting for all of the other assorted wedding events, including a bachelorette party, a rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, or a gift-opening brunch the day after the wedding.
It’s no secret that Charleston Harbor is an idyllic setting. With its illustrious history, picturesque setting, and all of its ambient beauty, you’d be hard-pressed to find a wedding venue that can match the harbor for romance and grandeur. Like any wedding, it still takes some planning to get exactly what you want on your special day. Here are some top tips to ensure your wedding on the water provides you with a storybook day.
Work With Our Staff on the Details
Every bride wants her wedding to reflect her style and personality; at Charleston Tours and Events, we understand that. And while this might be your first time down the aisle, our professional and experienced staff have done this many, many times. From recommending vendors for decorations, floral arrangements, cakes, and more, to helping choose entertainment and menus to setting up transportation, we can help with it all. We’re experts in the details and love nothing more than planning with you along the way, but come the big day, we want you to be able to relax and enjoy the experience.
One Venue for the Entire Event
Your entire wedding can take place on board, so you won’t have to worry about the logistics and extra expense of transporting everyone from the ceremony site to the reception. It is important to remember to stress the departure time on your invitations. A good idea is to build in 10-15 minutes of cushion time, so that late arrivals don’t miss out on the entire day, as once the ship leaves the harbor, it’s not coming back.
Create a Wedding Website to Highlight Additional Details
With a wedding and reception on the water, it’s a good idea to alert your guests to the variables that can come with a wedding on the water. It’s smart to prepare for any weather contingencies and to bring along things they might not think about like extra clothing, sunglasses, sunblock, and perhaps an extra pair of shoes.
Engagement Photos on the Schooner Pride
Let’s face it; social media has become a considerable part of most of our lives. Did you really get engaged if there aren’t photos on your social media pages? (We’re kidding. Sort of.) In the age of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc., engagement photos have become another fun way to commemorate one of the most significant points in a couple’s journey together. Usually taken 1-2 weeks after the engagement, these photos capture a couple before the crunch of wedding countdown kicks in and are displayed across social media and used in “save the date” messaging.
Charleston Tours and Events boasts the Schooner Pride as one of the most beautiful and majestic settings for engagement photos anywhere in the Charleston area. Taken dockside, photos on the Schooner Pride capture all the charm and character of the area and provide a stunning backdrop for images that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
Charleston Harbor Tours Has You Covered!
We just want to stress the first tip we gave you—work with our staff on the details. We’ve done this many times before. We know what and how to prepare for the unexpected. From entertainment/photography, custom dining, catering and bar, to transportation and anything else, we will help you plan every last detail so that your wedding day on the water is everything you dreamed it would be!