Edisto Beach Wedding Guide

Weddings and Special Events

Edisto may be your perfect wedding or special event location. Whether you are looking for a beautiful beach wedding location, a historic plantation backdrop or an indoor party space, we offer unique event venues plus experts in event planning and catering. Check out our Business Directory for all of our member contacts and information.  The following is a short guide that may help you plan your special event on Edisto Island.

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Beach Weddings on Edisto Island

Edisto Beach offers miles of pristine sand with plenty of open space to act as the perfect scenery for your event or wedding. Edisto hosts dozens of weddings each year and our local experts are prepared to help you create the perfect event.  Edisto offers a variety of accommodations where you can stay before and after your event. Renting a private home on Edisto will give you and your guests a home base to prepare, relax and celebrate.

TIP: If you’re considering a wedding on the beach, you’ll want to check with The Town of Edisto Beach to determine if a permit is required and to understand the rules and regulations surrounding your event.

Generally, you need a permit if you will be inviting 50 or more guests or if you will be continuing entertainment after 10 pm. The Town’s beach regulations apply to your event such as: no glass containers on the beach, no fireworks and no open fires or grills. You are allowed to set up tents and chairs on the beach but please leave the beach the way you found it by dusk.

If you’re considering getting married out at Botany Bay, it has to be a small, no-frills ceremony, but it is definitely do-able! 

Event Planners

Edisto offers a number of highly experienced  Wedding and Event Planners who can guide you through the process of creating your perfect event on Edisto. Contact a planner well in advance of your event as they book up early for the busy wedding season and can help guide you on every decision surrounding your special day.  

Finding a Wedding Venue

In addition to a beach location, you might consider one of member’s unique event venues, including historic plantations with stunning indoor and outdoor event settings.   The Town of Edisto Beach also manages two unique event venues:  see the forms and fees at:  Edisto Beach Civic Center and Bay Creek Park.   

Wedding & Event Rentals

Should you need to rent tables and chairs, for your special occasion, The Edisto Lions Club has  a perfect solution with delivery!

Outdoor Pest Control

If you’re concerned about pests becoming a nuisance at your outdoor wedding, contact an expert in outdoor pest control.

Catering and Spirits

For the tastiest of events and wedding receptions, consider one of our experienced Edisto caterers or order a wedding cake locally. We also offer full-service liquor stores.

Please clean up after your event to keep the beach clean for everyone including our endangered sea turtles. This includes taking everything with you that you brought for your event, especially trash and plastic bags. 


Remember every moment by hiring a local event photographer. There is nowhere better for capturing beautiful sunsets, expansive ocean and marsh views, and landscapes than Edisto Island. Our local photographers know the best locations to take the most special photos.

Spas and Salons

You will want to look your best on the big day and we offer several local spas and salons that can help.

Florists and Cakes

No event would be complete without flowers. One of our local florists can help you.  We can even provide a unique and beautiful cake with local delivery!

Wedding Officiants

If you are looking for a wedding officiant, there are several available on Edisto.

TIP:   Marriage licenses are available from the Colleton County Court House in Walterboro, SC.  For information on permit requirements, timelines and fees, check out the Colleton County Marriage License FAQs

We hope this Wedding and Special Event Guide has been helpful. Have a wonderful event!