Whether you are a budget-conscious bride looking to save on expenses or a private couple not-seeking an elaborate ordeal, elopements are growing in popularity. Not only is Charleston, SC one of the top wedding destinations in the nation, but also one of the top elopement destinations – and it’s not hard to figure out why.


Why Elope?

  • You are in control of all of the decisions pertaining to your special day!
  • You can elope and have your honeymoon all in one place.
  • Elopements are much more affordable than a traditional wedding ceremony and reception.
  • Elopements are more intimate and romantic.
  • Planning an elopement is much less stressful than planning a full wedding.


Why Charleston?

Charleston is one of the nation’s most popular destinations for weddings and elopements – and it’s certainly not hard to figure out why. The area’s historic, southern charm exudes romance and visitors will find plenty to do in the area after they exchange vows.

Water’s Edge Inn is conveniently located just 15 minutes outside of the popular downtown Charleston area, providing easy access for photo shoots and entertainment. Our quaint little seaside town is the ideal spot for a scenic, small elopement ceremony. Our charming property is situated in a quiet, residential area of Folly, providing a picturesque backdrop to say “I do”!

The immediate Folly Beach area offers quick and easy beach access and a bustling downtown area with a variety of local shops and restaurants. Our little island is perfect for water lovers with a plethora of exciting outdoor activities close-by, like fishing, kayaking, lighthouse boat tours, and more. Further, into Charleston, visitors will find an eclectic collection of world-class dining, a wide variety of high-end boutiques and local shops, funky breweries, art galleries and local theaters, and enough history and architecture to impress even the biggest history buff.

Charleston Beach Elopement Packages

Situated just 15 minutes outside of the bustling downtown Charleston area, Water’s Edge Inn provides a quaint backdrop for small elopement ceremonies and honeymoons.

Our property is nestled near a secluded cul-de-sac in Folly and offers easy access to the beach and the downtown area. Our scenic property provides a gorgeous, open-air, setting for ceremonies while our cozy rooms and suites provide the perfect, romantic retreat.  


Folly Beach Elopement Package

The Folly Beach elopement package is ideal for guests looking for a small, no-fuss affair. The package includes a photo session with a professional photographer, an officiant to perform the ceremony, a signature wedding cake, complimentary champagne, and a couple’s massage.


Elopement on Morris Island

Incorporate a little history and nostalgia into your elopement ceremony with our Morris Island package. Home to the famous Morris Island Lighthouse, our island getaway package includes boat transportation to Morris Island, a photo session with a professional photographer, an officiant to perform the ceremony, a signature wedding cake, complimentary champagne, and a couple’s massage.


Elopement at Sea

Are you dreaming of tying the “knot” at sea? Make this dream a reality with our “Elopement at Sea” package. Guests will enjoy a 2-hour sailboat charter, a photo session with a professional photographer, an officiant to perform the ceremony, complimentary gourmet cake and champagne, and a couple’s massage.


Affordable add-ons, like a custom-made bouquet or special decorations, can easily be accommodated.

Learn more about our Charleston Beach Elopement Packages.

Honeymoon in Folly Beach

Folly Beach is the perfect secluded beach destination for your elopement honeymoon. With easy access to the popular downtown Charleston area without the immediate hustle and bustle of the city, Folly Beach offers the best of both worlds. Visitors can easily spend a day bumming by the beach or enjoying relaxing water activities or spend a day exploring the history, shopping, and dining downtown.  


Charleston Area Dining 

  • Black Magic Cafe
  • Hall’s Chophouse
  • Hank’s Seafood
  • Magnolia’s
  • Rita’s Seaside Grille


Charleston is known for offering a diverse array of cuisine, from high-end chophouses and worldly cuisine to off-the beach seafood shacks – and everything in between. Learn more about Charleston Area Dining.


Charleston Area Attractions

  • Museums
  • Boat tours
  • Fishing charters
  • Plantation & garden tours
  • Theatres
  • Historic buildings & houses


Charleston provides plenty to keep guests busy during their stay – from boutique shopping and historical tours to fun water activities – and so much more. Learn more about Things To Do In Charleston.

balcony view from water's edge bed and breakfast roomOur charming bed and breakfast offers several private rooms and suites from which to choose. Each features a unique design with eclectic decorations and all of the comforts of home, including an expansive queen-sized bed, a spa-like bathroom, and either a private balcony or enclosed porch area. Many of our rooms also feature a cozy in-room gas fireplace. Honeymooners at Water’s Edge Inn enjoy the privacy and seclusion of a tucked away beach town, while also taking advantage of our generous on-site amenities, like our complimentary daily breakfast and happy hour, bike rentals, golf cart shuttle to the beach, jacuzzi tub, and more, making it easy to call our little slice of paradise your home away from home. 

It’s not hard to see why Charleston is a popular honeymoon destination. Eloping in Folly Beach makes it easy to enjoy a destination ceremony and honeymoon in one trip!


Contact us today to learn more about our Elopement Packages and let us help you plan your special day!