Wedding & Event Planning

Plan a Destination Wedding in the Charleston Area

Whether you are a local or are planning a destination wedding in Charleston, you will have guests in need of accommodations. Turn special events into a vacation. Treasure this special time with family and friends by staying together under one roof!

Island Realty offers your wedding and event guests close-knit, yet spacious accommodations and of course beautiful beaches! Our online area directory offers guests countless options to keep them occupied as you prepare for your special day!

Due to Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island ordinances, Island Realty is unable to allow weddings or events to be held at our vacation rentals. Thank you for your understanding and we encourage you to utilize our vacation rentals for your event's guest accommodations, wedding party suite, or honeymoon!

Meet Our Vacation Planners!

Island Realty's Vacation Planners will be available to guide you through the group reservations process.

They are ready to assist you in making your occasion spectacular by finding the accommodations that best suit you and your party's needs! Call 1-877-496-1851 for more information!

Rules and Regulations for Beach Ceremonies

Isle of Palms

  • You and your guests must be careful of the dunes for protection of sea turtles and erosion.
  • Please make sure that your guests are aware of parking regulations. Where parking is allowed, all four tires must be completely off the roadway.
  • Professional photography is allowed on the beach under limited conditions. However, all other businesses such as catering, are prohibited on the beach.
  • If you are having the event catered at your home, your catering company must have an Isle of Palms business license and adhere to the islands' hospitality tax ordinance.
  • It is a good idea to check the tide table and to advise the police department, (843) 886-6522, the day of the event in case they receive any complaints.
  • City ordinances prohibit more than 40 people being at a short term rental property at any time.

Sullivan's Island

A request to hold a wedding ceremony on the beach at Sullivan's Island must be made in writing. Regrettably, email requests may be sent to The written request must include the following information:

Name, address, and telephone number of bride and groom
Name, address, and telephone number of wedding officiant
Date, time and desired location of ceremony
Estimated number of guests
Any special requirements (e.g., chairs for elderly guests)

Requests should be mailed to:
Town of Sullivan's Island 
Beach Wedding Request
PO Box 427, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482

In addition to the written request, there are several requirements of beach weddings by the Town you should note when planning your ceremony:

  • Guests should observe designated public parking areas.
  • Beach access is allowed via designated beach paths or property owner paths.
  • No vehicles or golf carts are permitted on the beach or beach path.
  • Ceremonies may not be conducted within 100 feet of the dunes or turtle nesting areas.
  • Sea oats may not be destroyed.
  • Privacy of residents must be respected.
  • Bird seed or rice may not be distributed on the beach and/or beach paths
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • No commercial activity is permitted on the beach (including but not limited to photographers, caterers, wedding planners, etc.)
  • Dogs have specific restrictions on the beach.
  • Structures are prohibited on the beach (e.g. altars)
  • Specific questions may be addressed to Town Hall at (843) 883-3198