A Dream Destination Wedding (And Wardrobe) At The Charleston Place, Where the Answer Is Always “Yes”

By Maria Ward | Photography by

Laura Saur

Venita Aspen at The Charleston Place.

At The Charleston Place, the five-star hotel in the heart of the Historic District, the answer is always “yes.” Room service? Whatever the occasion or craving, they have something delicious in mind. In the mood for a much-needed massage? Visit the award-winning world-class spa for a rejuvenating and relaxing experience that will leave you with a gratifying glow. Retail therapy? They’ve got that, too! There are must-visit boutiques and high-end designer labels within steps of your suite. It’s the place to indulge. The place to celebrate. And the place to say “I do.”

For a glimpse at what happily ever looks like at this one-of-a-kind luxurious home away from home, we’ve planned the ultimate dream wedding weekend and did the packing for you with the best Spring 2023 styles for a bridal trousseau fit to tie the knot at The Charleston Place.

Agua by Agua Bendita Lima Mini Ranas Embroidered Dress, AGMES Jewelry Kait Earrings, AGMES Jewelry Pearl Bracelet, OTM Exclusive: Steamline Luggage The Illustrator Pink Vanity Case, and OTM Exclusive: Steamline Luggage The Illustrator Small Blue Hatbox.

Best-Dressed Hotel Guest

Upon check in, indulge in some retail therapy at The Shops. You’ll find chic boutiques and legendary labels from Louis Vuitton to Gucci—all mere steps from your suite.

Agua by Agua Bendita Lima Mini Ranas Embroidered Dress, AGMES Jewelry Kait Earrings, and AGMES Jewelry Pearl Bracelet.

Belles On Wheels

For a tour of Charleston, round up your bridesmaids and roll out on Linus bicycles strapped with straw picnic baskets from Tara Guerard’s May Cabas line. With the hotel’s illustrated interactive map at your fingertips, pedal your way past the storied architecture, down the pastel-lined streets of Rainbow Row, and up to Waterfront Park for lunch (plus, a photo-op at the Insta-famous Pineapple Fountain).

Emilia Wickstead Adele Italian Duchess Dress, ASHA by Ashley McCormick Azalea Drop Earrings, and Roxanne Assoulin Necklace.

Southern Charm

The best rehearsal dinners are refined without being overly stuffy, which neatly sums up the divine experience at The Charleston Grill. It’s the place to go for old-school fine dining with a fresh, fun twist, thanks to an imaginative menu by Chef de Cuisine Suzy Castelloe. After dessert, float into the welcome party for live jazz where the music, and the wine, doesn’t stop. Celebrate in a dress decadent enough to do the Charleston dance in. Then it’s back to the suite for, what else? A nightcap of Southern Comfort.

Marysia Mott Maillot, ASHA by Ashley McCormick Pareo, AGMES Jewelry Pearl Bracelet, and ASHA by Ashley McCormick Rattan Cage Clutch.

Taking The Plunge

The Charleston Place has the best pool in the city, come rain or shine, thanks to a retractable glass atrium and a jacuzzi tucked in a clocktower. The 50-foot horizon edge oasis overlooking the scenic King Street is an idyllic setting for light bites. Make a splash in a scalloped maillot while you mingle with guests on plush cabanas and sip frozen cocktails at the self-misted bar.

Carolina Herrera Halter Strap Bustier Striped Dress, AGMES Jewelry Pearl Bracelet, and LINNÉ Facial Massage Kit.

Pre-Wedded Bliss

Beyond the 50-foot horizon edge pool oasis, get the royal treatment at the award-winning spa. The serene space is infused with a tropical airiness that complements Charleston’s island-like feel. With an array of bespoke services using LINNÉ, an ethically crafted skincare line beloved by beauty and Over The Moon editors alike, you’ll leave with an otherworldly glow.

Carolina Herrera Hyacinth Midi Dress, Jennifer Behr Tori Voilette Headband, and Loeffler Randall Mali Sandals.

The Bride Wore Bows

Strike a pose in delicate bows under the marvel that is the 2.5-ton chandelier made of hand-blown Venetian glass. Then say “I do” in the grand ballroom for a ceremony that you will remember for years to come. All the better reason to come back to return to The Charleston Place for your wedding anniversary and other milestones at the place where it all began.

Carolina Herrera Dress Embroidered Spaghetti Strap Sequin Midi Dress, Jennifer Behr Sofia Hoop Earrings, and Edie Parker Slim Jean Mrs. Clutch.

Top of the Rocks

Dazzle your guests, and the groom, in a glitter-flecked after-party dress worthy of its own shining moment. The Thoroughbred Club is your private VIP lounge and draws inspiration from the hottest nightclubs around the globe. The well-traveled spirit collection is proof, served by talented mixologists who will guide you through a legendary list of labels, including house-made batches. Best paired with an Edie Parker clutch engraved with Mrs. in silver confetti. Cheers!

Lake Pajamas Patio Dress and ASHA by Ashley McCormick Delphine Pave Studs.

The Suite Life

Wake up in the wedding suite for a romantic breakfast in the king-size bed—rose petals and Champagne included. The 1,000-square-foot luxury room boasts a Juliet balcony, adding a romantic flourish for newlyweds.

Carolina Herrera Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress in Pink Floral, Jennifer Behr Tunis Earrings, Susan Alexandra Dance Bag, and Loeffler Randall Margi Mules.

Farewell Roses

As you leave for the farewell brunch, you’re the picture of a blushing new bride in a Carolina Herrera dress plucked off the Spring 2023 runway. The pink floral print is right in step with the blossoms sprouting up at The Charleston Place. So you linger a little longer to stop and smell the roses—A.K.A. let your Insta-husband snap one last photo for the ’gram. #ThePlaceForLove

Discover more, and book your stay at The Charleston Place, here.

This content was sponsored by The Charleston Place.