Elope in South Carolina With These Wedding and Elopement Packages.By Maureen Grenier, BEI Contributing Writer – Updated: Jan 15, 2013
Elope in South Carolina (SC) and choose a romantic wedding site from the miles of sandy beaches near communities like Hilton Head and Myrtle Beach, or within old landscaped gardens or plantations, charming villages or historic cities, or near the Blue Ridge foothills.
Enjoy an informal barefoot ceremony on the beach or a formal ceremony in a lush garden or indoors and then spend your honeymoon by the sea or exploring cultural and historic sites and award-winning museums. You can take interpretive nature or garden tours; hiking, biking, rafting, fishing, or golfing; or just drift through the days enjoying that famous southern hospitality. You’ll love it.
1. The Cypress Inn, by the Waccamaw River, is where to elope in Myrtle Beach, only nine miles away. Supplied for your intimate, romantic wedding and honeymoon is an officiate for an indoor or outdoor ceremony, flowers, 24 photos, and two night’s lodging with breakfast. Rates start at $800 with lots of add-ons available.
2. Charleston Beach Weddings offers a cheap South Carolina beach wedding package for $275 with an officiate, customized vows, and careful timing to ensure the tide and beach is perfect for your ceremony. Assistance with arranging catered picnics or parties, renting a beach house or any other services can be provided for your SC beach elopement.
3. Walnut Lane Inn B&B , an historic plantation in Lyman, SC, provides the perfect setting for your Deep South elopement. Choose a garden or parlor ceremony with music, professional photographer, coordinator and officiate for $395. Lodging for one night and breakfast at $175 includes great extras (e.g., champagne).
4. Hilton Head Island Beach Weddings is an outstanding service that arranges memorable wedding ceremonies for couples who want to elope to Hilton Head SC. Select from many romantic island locations – beach or garden – with an experienced officiate for your customized ceremony who will notarize your license. Info on SC wedding planners and other services supplied.
Bride and groom must be age 18 or over and apply in person before a SC county probate judge with photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, passport), social security cards and, in some cases, birth certificates.
When you elope in South Carolina, there are no residency requirements, no blood tests, and no proof of divorce is needed, and the cost of the license, which has no expiry date, varies between counties ($25 at least). There is a 24-hour waiting period and first-cousin marriages are legal; same-sex marriages are not.
We Hope This Gives You Some Ideas on How to Elope in South Carolina!
(Please Note: This page on South Carolina elopements is a guide only. Prices for these South Carolina wedding packages as well as requirements for marriages in South Carolina can change. Please consult with suppliers and official agencies before making any purchases or set arrangements.)