Shenandoah National Park Elopement - How to Guide [2024]

Eloping in South Carolina - Locations for your Adventurous Spirit

How to Elope Asheville
Updated for 2024

So awesome of you to stop by! We have spent many years adventuring in the mountains of SC, NC, GA and VA and we would love to help you plan your epic adventure elopement!

Feel free to bookmark our blog for all your elopement needs. We are here as a resource for you, and if you don't find the answer to a question here, please don't hesitate to reach out to us through our contact page

We are so excited that you're considering an adventure elopement! We truly believe it's the best way to cherish your wedding day together. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

We believe in everlasting love & that life is a gift from God, meant to be enjoyed as an adventure!

Hi there!
We're Mark & Carolyn

Airbnb Wedding Venues South Carolina | Shopping guide + Directory

For the best Airbnb Wedding Venues in South Carolina, check out this directory of our favorites for your elopement! With glorious mountains & beaches, plenty of things to do, and historic houses, South Carolina is an ideal location for Airbnb wedding venues. An Airbnb home is one of the most comfortable, relaxing wedding venues for an adventure elopement or micro wedding since it allows space to prepare for the ceremony and a convenient spot to stay afterward. 


Airbnb wedding venues in South Carolina offer intimate, inclusive spaces for an elopement or micro wedding. From the Upstate to the Low Country, use this comprehensive guide to find the perfect spot for your marriage celebration!


With a climate that accommodates a ceremony any time in the year, South Carolina has charming towns, beautiful mountains and waterfalls, and quaint beach areas for your special day, giving you a wide range of options. This guide will show you a glimpse of what to expect when you pledge your love to each other. 


What You Need to Know About Airbnb Wedding Venues in South Carolina

One of the primary advantages of having an adventure elopement or micro-wedding at an Airbnb is the high level of comfort this type of venue delivers. You will feel as if you are getting ready at home with all the conveniences it offers. 

Remember that you can book a large Airbnb and use various spaces in the house for separate functions. The deck can be for pre-ceremony drinks and appetizers, while the great room can host the ceremony. A hired chef can prepare a delicious meal in the kitchen for you and your guests to have a leisurely dinner on the lawn afterward. Have kids along? You’ll definitely want to consider a house with a game room!

You can choose a home to accommodate just the two of you or book a large house to hold the extended family. Afterward, you can enjoy a “honeymoon vacation” in the comfort of the Airbnb home. However, here are some things to know as you prepare to get married at an Airbnb location. 



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The Average Airbnb Wedding Cost

An average wedding in South Carolina can range from $30,000-50,000. An Airbnb wedding can cost as much as you want to spend, but the cost is dramatically less than an average wedding day. This makes an Airbnb elopement or micro-wedding so affordable and enticing–the entire day is about your personalized wedding experience. 

We help you refine how you want your day to look, the number of guests you wish to invite, and all the other moments of the day before, during, and after the ceremony. We can help with:


  • Hair and Makeup Artist recommendations
  • Hiring a personal chef
  • Making reservations at a trendy restaurant for a celebratory meal 
  • Caterers that are used to working with smaller parties or events
  • Tables, chairs, and other rentals
  • Florists
  • …and many different vendors to make your day perfect!


It’s important to vet a possible Airbnb wedding venue for photos locations too. Do this before booking! We consider how the sunlight illuminates the various parts of the property as we capture your wedding day, and if it is compatible with a sunset ceremony (for example). We love to help with all your planning needs–the location, the choice of Airbnb – all the help you need!



Ask These Questions when looking for an Airbnb Wedding Venue in South Carolina

Our specialty is delivering a 100% stress-free day for your ceremony. Through discussions on each detail of your special day, we will assist you in planning and executing a flawless wedding day. As we come alongside to learn about your wedding dreams, we encourage you to consider the following questions when searching for a place to have your wedding ceremony:


How many guests will you invite? Choosing the right size Airbnb rental home is essential to ensuring your day is what you envision. Each Airbnb has limitations on the number of people the house can hold, so this is crucial information before booking any Airbnb home. 

Will you have enough space for everyone who wishes to stay? If you are people who love to have your families close by, it is sometimes possible to rent a large home to accommodate everyone staying together. However, if you would prefer a space for just you two, it might work better to have multiple houses near each other for your guests to stay separate from you. 

Does the house you want to rent allow weddings? All Airbnbs do not allow weddings, so this is something to clarify with your host. We always want to respect the Airbnb owner’s preferences. 

Would you like to have dinner for yourselves and your guests after the ceremony? Some couples want the meal to be only the two of you, while others love the idea of a catered meal at the Airbnb. If you get married at the beach, you can have a beach oyster roast, or you might prefer to have a meal in the quaint downtown nearby. 

Will it make the day more manageable if you rent tables, silverware, and other items?  Many rental companies will deliver and pick up these items, so you don’t have to worry about the seating and dining details. 

Would you like to save money by renting an Airbnb during the week? Your budget can stretch further if you have the option to rent during the week instead of the weekend. If your schedule is flexible, definitely consider a weekday event!




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The StoryBright Difference for Your Airbnb Wedding in South Carolina

Helping you plan and pull off a fun, unique Airbnb wedding is one of our favorite ceremony types! While you will get memorable photos for sure, lean on our years of expertise from helping so many couples achieve their wedding dreams. This is how we ensure your day is one of a kind!


From the first phone call to the end of your wedding day, we help you plan exactly what you envision. As we discuss your ideas for the entire wedding day, we help you think through all the particulars and nuances to ensure you have your dream day. Our experience is here to lead you through the process, from finding the perfect Airbnb to what you want to do after the ceremony. See what other couples have said about their StoryBright experience! 

Not every Airbnb property will photograph well, so talk to us first! We have photographed weddings all over South Carolina and know some of the best Airbnb locations that give you those stunning photos to showcase your day. Remember, these are your memories so you want them to shine!

We can help you include unique, one-of-a-kind details for your wedding day! Because we have helped so many couples get married, we have lots of ideas about how to achieve a day that you will cherish forever. We can point you in the direction of homes that will amaze your friends and family, and serve you well on your wedding day!

We will help you maximize your budget to include all the most important parts! There are many incredible experiences you can have on your wedding day, and we can help you choose the ones that suit your dream day. Selecting an off-season date can save you quite a bit of money, for example.

You don’t have to stress over wedding permits or other legal requirements. Sometimes, getting married on public land or the beach necessitates a permit. We help secure those, so you don’t have to worry!

Outdoor weddings have a matchless beauty, but you also contend with the weather. We work with you to have a backup plan for inclement weather so that one detail won’t ruin your wedding plans.




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Ideal Locations for Airbnb Wedding Venues in South Carolina 

Charleston, SC 

Having your Airbnb micro-wedding in Charleston, SC, can mean that you don’t have to try too hard for scenic backgrounds and rainbow-colored skies! From the Battery downtown to a nearby beach, Charleston is a top wedding destination! Check out some of these fantastic Airbnb wedding venues. 


The Rutledge Kitchen House

This historic house is one of the few Airbnbs in the area known as South of Broad. Entirely restored in 2016, it has three stories in two thousand square feet. The Rutledge Kitchen House has two large bedrooms with attached ensuite bathrooms, and the entire space is outfitted with all the luxuries you need. While there is minimal space on the property for a ceremony, the house is a short walk away from White Point Garden, a quintessential Charleston park (which allows weddings) with a gazebo right beside the water. 







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Nature’s Retreat Cottage 

A unique getaway on the Ashley River, Nature’s Retreat Cottage has an ideal spot for a wedding beneath the trees. The property has one and one-half acres for plenty of parking, while the house has sleeping space for six people. This North Charleston Airbnb has dazzling sunsets that reflect over the water and a location convenient to downtown, nearby beaches, and the airport.






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Guesthouse Charleston 

Right in the city’s heart is Guesthouse Charleston, a short-term luxury rental where you can walk downtown for dinner, shopping, and bars. This house boasts four bedrooms and three bathrooms, making it a perfect spot for an elopement. We helped a couple elope here, and the house is a lovely blend of that historic Charleston “look” and a modern interior.


Hope and Justin, the bride and groom, chose to stay at Guesthouse Charleston and had the ceremony at Magnolia Plantation. An great benefit of booking an Airbnb larger than you need is the added space for casual and impromptu getting-ready photos. You can read about Hope and Justin’s Elopement here






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Folly Beach 

Say “I do!” at the water’s edge on Folly Beach! Holding your elopement or micro-wedding combines a gorgeous destination with a more cost-efficient ceremony. Afterward, you can relax and spend time with family and friends or explore the city just you two.


Fourth Block Private Beach Paradise

Book this 1940s renovated beach bungalow with sleeping space for up to five people. You will have the entire property, so there is plenty of parking. Walk to the beach and downtown for drinks and dinner. You can have the ceremony on the beach and come back here for an afterparty or drinks and appetizers before you venture to a restaurant where you have dinner reservations. Fourth Block Private Beach Paradise stays booked, so plan to reserve this home well in advance of your wedding date. 




Out of the Blue

This ocean-front house, Out of the Blue, is a one-level four-bedroom, three-bath home with an expansive covered porch on the ocean. This home is a magical oasis in Folly Beach, a short five-minute walk to downtown. You can walk down to the beach for a wedding ceremony and gather afterward on the covered porch where the bar is always open. 




Oceanfront Beach Oasis Home

This light-filled home right on Folly Beach has sleeping space for up to eight guests with three bathrooms. Hosted by Vacasa, you can check in through the door lockbox and head directly to the beach. There is a relaxing outdoor entertaining area beneath the deck with an outdoor shower and a grill for barbeques. This Oceanfront Beach Oasis home is ideal for having a beach ceremony and then enjoying a beach honeymoon vacation!




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Greenville and the Greater Area

Greenville is an excellent place to handpick from Airbnb wedding venues in South Carolina. Whether you want to elope or have a small wedding, Greenville has a fantastic selection.



The Hive at Addison Farms, Saluda Lake

This luxury shipping container conversion sits on Saluda Lake, a short twenty-minute drive from downtown Greenville. It has a king bed, a custom bathroom, and two private soaker tubs. You can open one, two, or all four garage roll-up style doors for a gentle breeze and clear view of the lake. The Hive is ideal for a one-of-a-kind elopement experience!



Maggie’s Lake House. Inman

Maggie’s Lake House sits on the banks of Lake Bowen and has an in-ground pool, a dock for fishing and swimming, and several large decks for relaxing. With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this lake house is forty-five minutes from Asheville and the same distance from Greenville. Maggie’s place has a lovely, expansive yard for a small wedding with space for an al fresco meal on the decks. 



Mountain Modern Base Camp, Landrum

Tucked away on a seven-acre property, Mountain Modern Base Camp offers immense privacy with all the fun things to do! The camp has a pickleball and basketball court, a fire pit and hot tub, a rippling stream nearby, and windows that deliver a matchless view. With nine bedrooms and three full bathrooms, Mountain Modern house can sleep up to fourteen people, a perfect spot for a micro-wedding where everyone can stay together. Multiple small towns nearby offer hiking, biking, restaurants, and shopping. 



Waterfall Getaway

This cliff-side home is truly one-of-a-kind! Feel like you are living in the trees nestled in the Foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Waterfall Getaway, in Westminster, gives you a view of Longnose Falls nearby. The stream at the falls base feeds into Lake Hartwell, and staying here is similar to glamping in over ninety acres of forest. Waterfall Getaway is an elopement dream spot!


Secluded Waterfall Cabin, Oconee 

A romantic cabin at the base of a waterfall, Secluded Waterfall Cabin is the place to get away from it all. There is sleeping space for up to four people and one full bath. Bring your books, explore the nearby woods, and swish your feet in the creek. The cabin has an outdoor grilling pavilion with a table and swings. It is only a few miles from Chattooga Belle Farm and would be a most unique elopement spot!


The Stella Vista Mountain Treehouse, Mountain Rest

When you want to sleep in the trees, The Stella Vista Tree House offers that exact experience. Close to Lake Jocassee, Lake Keowee, and Lake Hartwell, this treehouse cabin has hiking trials, kayaking, canoeing, and much more. When you wake up in the morning, you can sip coffee on the deck outside the kingsize bedroom. The ultimate place for a woodsy elopement, The Stella Vista sleeps two in a king bed with one full bathroom. 

Treehouse Wedding Venue

Bella Luna Romantic Mountain Treehouse, Mountain Rest

Bella Luna, inside the Sumter National Forest, is the sister treehouse to the Stella Vista. This treehouse is an adult-only spot that sleeps two in a king bed with one full bathroom. There is a napping deck, an outdoor grill area, and a kitchenette. 

More about these amazing treehouses here! Treehouse Wedding Venues near Greenville, SC.




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G.O.A.T. Geodome, Salem

Where luxury meets the outdoors, a geodesic structure sits with a gorgeous mountain view. The G.O.A.T. Geodome has a full kitchen, air conditioning and heat, a queen-size bed and two fold out beanbags for two more sleep spaces. There are farm animals nearby for you to feed and the host supplies treats for them, and coffee and wine for you! 


The Lost Treehouse, Lake Jocassee

The Lost Treehouse is a dreamy, fun place to stay when you want to sleep suspended above the trees. Waterfalls, hiking, and Devil’s Fork State Park are close by and easily accessible. You can wake up in the queensize bed and gaze through the large the dazzling surroundings. The Lost Treehouse has a mini-kitchen and a bathhouse is fifty feet away. 


Lake Jocassee Private Cove and Cabin

This private cove and cabin is perfect for the nature enthusiasts where you can rent a pontoon boat and access it at the secluded dock. The cove is quiet and ideal for floating on inner tubes. At night, you can grill out on the deck and relax under the stars. The Lake Jocassee Private Cove and Cabin has a challenging driveway access so keep that in mind when you plan to have your small wedding or elopement there. The cabin sleeps up to eleven people and multiple five-star reviews say this is the epitome of a charming lakehouse!


Sunset Cabin, Sunset

Sunset Cabin sleeps up to eight people and sits just around the corner from Twin Falls, one of the breathtaking waterfalls in Pickens County. There is an expansive deck to sip coffee in the morning and a fire pit on the backside of the house to finish the day beneath the stars. With ample parking for all guests, Sunset Cabin is a forest treat!


Laurel Valley Lodge

Close to Lake Jocassee and Table Rock State Park, Laurel Valley Lodge is a spacious 4,000 square foot masterpiece. The lodge boasts a gourmet kitchen with two dining rooms, a fire pit with a pizza oven, and sleeps up to fifteen guests. There are so many hiking trails, spaces to play in the creek, and a natural jacuzzi at the base of the deck steps–you will never lack for things to do!




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Ready to plan your wedding at one of the many Airbnb Wedding Venues in South Carolina?

The reality of planning a small wedding or elopement is that there are many details to pull off the perfect experience. It is a lot more than just booking a home on Airbnb or VRBO! If you are realizing that you need help putting it all together, we are here to help! Reach out to us today and we’d love to chat with you about all the ins and outs of having your wedding at a beautiful Airbnb or VRBO.


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Shenandoah National Park Elopement - How to Guide [2024]

Eloping in South Carolina - Locations for your Adventurous Spirit

How to Elope Asheville
Updated for 2024

So awesome of you to stop by! We have spent many years adventuring in the mountains of SC, NC, GA and VA and we would love to help you plan your epic adventure elopement!

Feel free to bookmark our blog for all your elopement needs. We are here as a resource for you, and if you don't find the answer to a question here, please don't hesitate to reach out to us through our contact page

We are so excited that you're considering an adventure elopement! We truly believe it's the best way to cherish your wedding day together. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

We believe in everlasting love & that life is a gift from God, meant to be enjoyed as an adventure!

Hi there!
We're Mark & Carolyn

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