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Check out if your venue offers accommodation. If you are getting married at one of Charleston’s exquisite hotels you might be able to get a discounted rate at this location.
  
Determine how many rooms you need.

Make sure to book early so you can block enough rooms for your family and bridal party.

If the hotel is not in immediate proximity to your wedding venue, make sure to arrange transportation to and back from the wedding venue.

If you prefer a hotel, you should consider a couple points while planning: 

there are many options to accommodate your family and friends

When getting married in a wedding destination like Charleston, chances are your family and bridal party might be from out of town. 

After your wedding day, you and your future spouse will most likely spend the night in a lavish and luxurious honeymoon suite, but what about your out of town wedding guests? You want to make sure they are well taken care of, right? Good news, you have a couple options. 

Just as Charleston offers a vast variety of wedding venues it is also has many options for accommodations. As soon as you have decided on your wedding venue, you should consider how to accommodate your guests, since hotels are often booked out as early as the venues in Charleston themselves. 

The most obvious choice is probably to book a hotel close to your wedding venue in Charleston. This might be the best option for your wedding. 

Where to accommodate your bridal party for your Charleston wedding?

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The possibilities are endless and you can create a unique time for your loved ones they’ll never forget. Here are some stunning options in Charleston I can definitely recommend – and not just for your wedding!

Recently, companies like Airbnb, Vrbo and local luxury rental services offering many amenities are now very popular. I can totally see why. Platforms like Airbnb came long way from a utilitarian couch sharing service to luxurious fully equipped houses with hotel-like full services. It’s definitely more individual since most of the times the host customizes the stay based on their guests needs. For example, you might be able to pre-order special food, beverages, make reservations and book activities via the vendor for your wedding guests in advance. 

It’s not about staying at someone’s cheap place anymore. You can rent an entire house (or two or three) instead of separate hotel rooms scattered over several floors and just have everyone stay together.

Maybe have the bride’s and groom’s families get to know each other better, or even make it a family vacation? Doesn’t this sound like something your family would enjoy?

Give private rentals a try!

What about some other options? Every couple wants their wedding to be unique and a once in a lifetime event, not just for themselves but also for their wedding guests. Here’s another idea to accommodate your bridal party and family, in a much more personal way.

Customizable Accommodation options

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Private pool
Concierge Service

0.3 miles

Loggerhead's

sleeps 2-16

If you’re looking for a luxury vacation at Folly Beach, you’ve found it.

Anything else you want guests to know about you or your home?

With each stay you’ll enjoy high thread count linens, spa quality towels, hair dryer, ironing board, washer and dryer, coffee maker, kitchen cookware and utensils, shower toiletries and soaps, extra linens and towels, air conditioning, cable and wireless internet, and more

Which amenities do you offer?

This house is designed for families and friends gathering together, with comfortable spaces and room for everyone to spread out.

Features of the house you are proud of/ really love? Why should people rent your home?

In the summertime, there’s nothing enjoying being poolside and taking in the ocean breeze. In the fall & winter we love cozying up with cocktails and boardgames in front of the fire.

What is your favorite spot in the house?

Seaclusion is a luxurious 5 BD/5 BA home and sleeps 16 guests.

How many people can you accommodate/ each house?

Seaclusion is located on Folly Beach, South Carolina.

Where is your home located?

This newly-built beauty has an updated mid-century modern vibe with a blend of coastal comfort.

What makes your home special?

about the home

We have an extensive portfolio of luxury rentals that we have hosted in downtown Charleston and at Folly Beach since 2015.

How long have you been a host?

As a luxury property management company, we were overjoyed to have Seaclusion join our rental portfolio. We worked closely with the owners and their design team as the house was custom-built in 2019, and it has quickly become our most popular luxury rental on Folly Beach. 

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by Luxury Simplified - FOLLY BEACh

Seaclusion

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Check out our website and customize your own experience in our beautiful city!

Anything else you want guests to know about you or your home?

Highly recommend checking out the historic homes, plantations, and beaches. You can't beat enjoying any of the award-winning restaurants and delicious cocktails in town, either. 

What are some recommendations for your future guests?

We provide our guests with the highest level of customer service and care. We offer grocery delivery options, luggage storage, caterers. We even know local party planners, hair and makeup stylists that can pamper our guests!

Which amenities do you offer?

We have spacious, beautifully decorated, well-equipped homes perfect for large groups. One of our favorite features is the local artist input that has brightened up our spaces and given them a unique touch.

Features of the house you are proud of/ really love? Why should people rent your home?

The porches are the best spots! For morning coffee or yoga, to cocktail hour, and watching the sunset over the bustling city. 

What is your favorite spot in the house?

Our houses have different layouts that can accommodate a number of guests given the configuration that is best suitable. We have anywhere from a one-bedroom studio to a 10 bedroom home that sleeps 26.

How many people can you accommodate/ each house?

Our homes are located on two streets, Cannon and Spring Street, which are in the budding neighborhood of Cannonborough Elliotborough. You can find our homes just minutes from the famous King Street, where some of the best restaurants and shops are.

Where is your home located?

All of our Inns are upscale, newly renovated, and professionally decorated. Custom finishes throughout this historic house showcase celebrated local artists and interior designers. Each home has its own story and distinctive feel to our visitors. 

What makes your home special?

about the home

In 2016, we purchased two properties on 69 & 71 Spring Street. These homes were built in 1876 and were renovated and revitalized to create an authentic and upscale low-country vacation home experience. This was the start of The Inns, Charleston. We have been adding to our portfolio ever since and continue hosting travelers from all over the globe.

How long have you been a host?

Nestled in one of downtown Charleston's most charming and historic neighborhoods, The Inns, Charleston is comprised of six different properties. We feel it is important to not only provide a luxury vacation home experience but to also preserve all the old traditions and cultures of both the houses and the city. We are proud to make these historical homes available for all to enjoy.

Tell me a little bit about yourself

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Downtown Charleston

The Inns

Joséphine

Babas

warehouse

Concierge Service
catering services

9 miles

sleeps 2-26

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local beer and coffee
every day amenities

11 miles

Elliotborough Mini Bar

sleeps 2-16

We always love working with folks for special events or special requests! We've hosted everything from a bridal party wedding day prep to photo shoots for baked goods. Our back "parking area" has actually turned out to be an awesome spot for folks to host little gatherings and get-togethers with the backdrop of our mural and tropical plants galore! But like I said, we are always open to whatever fun ideas our guests come up with!  

Anything else you want guests to know about you or your home?

Honestly, we haven't had anything super crazy happen! However, a photographer had rented the apartment for a photoshoot one time. During the shoot I checked her instagram stories to follow along. In her stories were videos of the model in the bedroom with a MILLION feathers flying everywhere!

My heart definitely stopped for a second but turned out the photographer brought bags of feathers she purchased from the store and a vacuum with her haha. Despite my brief panic I have to say they left the apartment so clean you could barely tell they were there - not one feather to be found!

What's a funny/ scary/ interesting moment you can remember as being a host?

This is a tough one to answer here! We have an entire book filled with recommendations for our guests! We are working on getting this up on our website as well so everyone can get excited about their trip months before they even arrive.

What are some recommendations for your future guests?

We try to offer as many little every day amenities in the apartment as we can! But I would say by far the most important amenities we offer are a six pack of local beer and coffee. We know from personal experience theres nothing better than opening up the fridge to a cold beer after a long day of travel! 

Which amenities do you offer?

Sydney here :) I am really proud of the interior design. I don't have any background in design or interiors but had the best time decorating and designing the apartments! One of my favorite features is our furniture! We had everything custom made in Bali and shipped over on a container straight 

Features of the house you are proud of/ really love? Why should people rent your home?

Not so much in the house as outside the house... I LOVE our back mural and parking area! It feels like a lttle jungle oasis in Bali rather than downtown Charleston.

What is your favorite spot in the house?

Our quadplex on Coming Street can accommodate 16 people. We love hosting large wedding parties and events! And then our other spot around the corner can sleep 4.

How many people can you accommodate/ each house?

We are located in the Elliottborough-Cannonborogh neighborhood! This is one of our favorite areas around town! So many new restaraunts are alwasy popping up and it's a short bike ride to a lot of our favorite downtown spots. This is our neighborhood as well so we love running into our guests as we are walking the dogs or grabbing a coffee.

Where is your home located?

One reason we are so proud of the experience and stay we've created is that it's so different from anything else you'll find downtown. Our funky ole quadplex is a fun mix of funky travel, tropical style vibes with a touch of southern charm 

What makes your home special?

about the home

William and I were both born and raised in Charleston. It’s been an interesting road to where we are now but thank our lucky stars we found our way back home. After graduating college we scooted over to Australia for a year of work, travel and most important of all... surf. When we got home from our year-plus of travel we were looking for something long-term to do that meshed with our love of travel and allowed us the flexibility to scoot off every now and then.

Hosting folks who were coming to visit the city we love (and the city we grew up in) just kind of seemed like a natural fit! So, we started looking for a house that we could live in and rent. That’s when we found our first home and our first Airbnb! Not sure whether we really intended to 100% get into the Airbnb “business” as a full time gig, but either way it just sort of clicked and we wanted to keep it rolling!

So we perfected our first spot and found our second on Coming Street, where you’ll find our 4 new apartments. While we love to getaway any chance we get, there is something about Charleston that always draws us back home. It truly is a little southern gem and since we’ve first started hosting, we’ve enjoyed every second of helping our guests enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer!

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by Sydney & william - Downtown Charleston

Southern Shangri-La

A unique set-up of 4 connected beach cottages all with private pools in the middle of everything … there’s nothing else like it on Folly Beach!

Anything else you want guests to know about you or your home?

One time a friend ran into a HUGE Halloween party invitation on Facebook! It turned out that the address of the party was in one of my luxury rentals! needless to say we cancelled that booking and the party didn't happen!

What's a funny/ scary/ interesting moment you can remember as being a host?

Your stay will always seem too short:) so plan on coming for as many days as you can! Make sure you ride our bicycles around to get a true feel of the island

What are some recommendations for your future guests?

We have a cool gym! A peloton bike for people to login into their account. There is a TV with access to beach body and daily burn included. We also have 5 bikes for our guests and ALL the beach essentials

Which amenities do you offer?

There is no other house in the island like this home! It is visually stunning, Photos with this colors will look amazing! The house is also very comfortable and we have paid attention to every detail so the stay is truly luxurious and memorable.  

Features of the house you are proud of/ really love? Why should people rent your home?

Oh, there are so many. Any area where I can catch a glimpse of the amazing turskish chandelier is great. The outdoor porches are also fantastic to pass time. I personally think a romantic hot bath on the porch 2-person tub under the stars is a highlight!  

What is your favorite spot in the house?

 The villa accommodates 12 guests.

How many people can you accommodate/ each house?

Relaxed southern charm defines Isle of Palms. Close to downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant's scene but a world away from it. It is lovely to just walk around the beautiful streets. The highlight is a sunset or sunrise stroll by the ocean. The island has fabulous food as well. 

Why Isle of palms?

I am a nomad and love to wander the globe, which is why most of the furniture and decor in the house is from all over the world. The location is also perfect, a short walk to the beach, right on the golf course. The sun sets right behind the house :) and the position of the house is great because you have shade on the porches most of the day! very important in the hot summer days.

What makes your home special?

about the home

I have been hosting for 2 years, although this last stunning house was just listed.

How long have you been a host?

I was born in South America and have called Charleston my home for the past 10 years. I have two crazy and adorable french bulldogs who love living on the island as much as I do. 

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by Win Win - Isle of plams

Intercostal Villa

private gym
bikes
hot tub
infrared sauna

0.5 miles

IOP raw bar

sleeps 2-12

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A unique set-up of 4 connected beach cottages all with private pools in the middle of everything … there’s nothing else like it on Folly Beach!

Anything else you want guests to know about you or your home?

All of the houses have very similar names, Sea, Sand, Surf, and Sun and on one occasion, we set up a crib for guests checking in at one house, which actually had a couple checking in to that one that were celebrating their honeymoon.

What's a funny/ scary/ interesting moment you can remember as being a host?

Stand up Paddle boarding at Sunset on Folly River.

What are some recommendations for your future guests?

Our Concierge Service is considered one of the best on the beach!

Which amenities do you offer?

The location of Slightly Off Center is one of the best features of these adorable beach cottages. Located in the heart of downtown Folly Beach, directly off of Center Street, and still only 2 blocks from the beach.

Features of the house you are proud of/ really love? Why should people rent your home?

Lounging by the pool of course!

What is your favorite spot in the house?

Each house accommodates 8 guests.

How many people can you accommodate/ each house?

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Where is your home located?

Slightly Off Center was built in 2018 and designed to accommodate anywhere from 2-32 guests, so that family and friends can travel together but still have plenty of room to spread out. Each of these beach cottages include a private courtyard with pool, that can be opened and connected when the cottages are booked together.

What makes your home special?

about the home

We have an extensive portfolio of luxury rentals that we have hosted in downtown Charleston and at Folly Beach since 2015.

How long have you been a host?

Originally from Wales UK, the owners of Slightly off Center re-located to Charleston in 2012 and, after an accomplished background in historic renovation in Wales and France, quickly became well known for their extensive work in historic renovation and restoration projects in downtown Charleston including the beloved Gadsden House.

Tell me a little bit about yourself

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by Luxury Simplified - FOLLY BEACh

Slightly off Center

Private pool
Concierge Service

0.3 miles

Wiki Wiki Sandbar

sleeps 2-32

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