How to get Married on a Hilton Head Island Beach

With 12 miles of compact clean white sand, what future bride needs a guide to getting married on a Hilton Head Island Beach?  And the answer is anyone that likes to have choices. Hilton Head Island is a favorite destination-wedding choice offering a variety of beach venues, accommodations, good food and wedding professionals. Whether looking for an intimate setting or a dramatic setting there is a perfect beach location with a no charge beach wedding permit.

Private Ocean Home

Private or more intimate weddings often take place on the beach outside a fully furnished private rented oceanfront home. Oceanfront homes for rent range in age, size and location with some new homes having 8 bedrooms and baths. They are available in plantations (low country word for subdivisions) as well as neighborhoods like north and south Forest Beach, Singleton and Burkes beach. Some home rental companies have relationships with wedding planners and caterers to assist in the festivities. Many real estate agent handle oceanfront rentals and private individuals rent their homes out privately.

Resort Venues

The Sea Pines Resort, home of the landmark Harbour Town lighthouse, is a 5,000 acre estate that has multiple ceremony and reception venues that include the Sea Pines Beach on the Atlantic Ocean and the Sea Pines Beach Club that has an open air umbrella deck and tiki-style bar. The resort offers catering.

The Four-Diamond Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa is located mid island and accommodates small medium and large wedding parties. The ceremony takes place at the Oceanfront Pavilion, Pool Deck or the Pool Terrace. The Outdoor Pavilion has weather flaps and fans to accommodate varying weather conditions and the resort staffs a wedding specialist, caterers and in-house audiovisual services.

Hilton Oceanfront Resort is situated within the 2,000 acre Palmetto Dunes resort and offers a wedding planner full service catering and a private Atlantic Ocean beach. They can accommodate small to large parties from rehearsal dinners to large ceremonies and receptions.

Beach wedding venues at the Crown Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort include the Covered Oceanfront Beach Pavilion with ocean and lagoon views and the enclosed; air conditioned, renovated Shipyard Beach Club with expansive ocean views.

Hilton Head Island Visitor and Convention Bureau

The HIlton Head Island Visitor and Convention Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce is a good source of additional information for local wedding planners and there is a wedding and reception expert at the chamber to help answer questions and book affairs.