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Fall Wedding in Charleston? We’ve Got Fun Ideas!

September 3, 2021

Fun Fall Wedding Weekend Ideas for Your Charleston Wedding

Fall in Charleston, South Carolina is a little different from the rest of the country-it even looks a little different than in other parts of our state! Our leaves might not be as colorful and the temperature may not be as crisp, but fall is a SUPER popular season for Charleston weddings. I’m a Charleston wedding photographer that’s all about helping make your wedding day fun, and I’d love to give you some inspiration on how to turn your Charleston fall wedding weekend into a treat for you, your family, and your guests beyond the fun of your wedding and reception!

A couple strolls down an avenue of oaks in Charleston, South Carolina before a fall wedding in Charleston.

Family Friendly Fun for a Fall Wedding Weekend in Charleston, South Carolina

This Charleston wedding photographer absolutely loves getting to know not only the bride and groom, but their families as well. If your family or wedding party includes little ones, fall in Charleston, South Carolina offers a host of kid friendly activities that both children and adults will enjoy.

Boone Hall Plantation

There’s something for everyone young AND old at Boone Hall Plantation! As a Charleston wedding photographer, I’ve photographed weddings at Boone Hall Plantation on multiple occasions. It’s a favorite lowcountry wedding venue for Charleston brides, but during the fall the plantation comes alive with seasonal fun. 

Parents and children will love visiting the pumpkin patch at Boone Hall Plantation. It’s the perfect opportunity to pick out your jack o’ lantern pumpkin, and what’s fall in the south without pumpkin patch photo ops? Whether you’re snapping shots of the kids or perfecting that fall aesthetic for your Insta, the whole family is sure to enjoy a trip to the pumpkin patch. Be sure to check out the corn maze as well!

If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, Boone Hall Fright Nights are the ultimate source of spooky fun for adults and kids ages 12 and up. Every year there are new sets and attractions, all nestled outside amongst the picturesque farm. This is a must-do for anyone that loves haunted attractions!

Find out more about Fright Nights Here  

Summerville Ghost Walk & Scarecrows on the Square

The annual Summerville Ghost Walk gives couples and families the chance to dress up (if you like!) and take in a guided ghost tour of the town. There are even “ratings” so you can customize your tour for the ages of your group. Hay rides, games, and food vendors help this lowcountry fall event offer fun for the whole family.

A couple walks down a cobblestone street holding hands and smiling during their engagement session in downtown Charleston, South Carolina.

Fall Fun in Charleston, South Carolina for The Older Crowd

If you’re planning on making your fall Charleston wedding an adults-only event, this Charleston wedding photographer has got some great ideas for a night (or day) out with your friends!

Want to Plan a Girls’ Night Out On Your Charleston Wedding Weekend? We’ve Got You!

If you want to enjoy an evening with just your girls (or the ladies of the family), Spiritline Dinner Cruises are an excellent choice for something that you don’t get to do every day. You’ll enjoy sunset views of Charleston Harbor, Fort Sumter, the Battery and the Ravenel Bridge aboard the Spirit of Carolina. The 3 or 4 course dinner features local and seasonal favorites which are served in the yacht’s climate controlled dining areas. 

The fun doesn’t have to stop after dinner on the Spirit of Carolina. If you want to experience a different sort of “spirit,” schedule a ghost tour after your dinner cruise!

Visit Spiritline Dinner Cruises on the web here!

Bride and bridesmaids in burgundy dresses laugh during formal posed photos at a fall wedding in Charleston.

A Charleston Fall Favorite-Ghost Tours

Ghost tours are an awesome way to take in the beauty of fall in Charleston, learn some local history, and embrace a little bit of the season’s eerie vibe. There are a plethora of ghost tours around town. You can tour historic cemeteries like Magnolia Cemetery, tour the Charleston city jail and dungeon, or even be part of a paranormal investigation aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown!.

Find out more about Charleston ghost tours here!

Spend a Day At the Races: Charleston Steeplechase

Need an excuse to throw on your favorite fall dress and hat while you enjoy tailgating food and beverages? Pack your cooler and spend the day taking in some horse racing at the Charleston Steeplechase. This family friendly event even has a Vendor Village so you can buy some souvenir items or get a head start on your Christmas shopping!

Learn more about Charleston Steeplechase here.

Enjoy Charleston In the Fall With A One of a Kind Charleston Wedding Weekend

Couple sits by Charleston Harbor at sunset with their backs to camera, arms around each other during their engagement session.

The fun doesn’t have to end when you make your exit on your wedding day. Get a jumpstart on your honeymoon in Charleston or spend some time with friends and family enjoying the beautiful Holy City. Autumn in Charleston SC is a wonderful time for a wedding, but it’s an even better time to get away and enjoy the area with a little less tourist traffic.

I don’t want to “just” be your Charleston wedding photographer-I want to truly help make your lowcountry wedding an event packed with memories that last a lifetime. Since I’m a Charleston local myself, feel free to reach out if you need suggestions on places to go, things to do, or vendors for your big day.

I hope you found some ideas for fall fun here, and if you’re planning a fall Charleston wedding I would love to create images you’ll fall in love with time and time again. Click here to learn more about my work as a Charleston wedding photographer.

Enjoy yourself!

Rhett

A couple leans against a fence with bride holding a sunflower bouquet at a fall wedding Charleston.

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CHARLESTON, SC

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