Plan Your Dream Charleston Beach Wedding At Regatta Inn

Dreaming of a beach wedding in one of the nation’s most historic cities? This dream can become a reality at Regatta Inn, Folly Beach!

Conveniently located just 15 minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown Charleston, Regatta Inn provides a charming waterfront destination for brides seeking the best of both worlds – elegant southern charm and stunning water views.

Planning a wedding can be stressful – but fret not. The talented event planners with Regatta Inn can help you throughout the entire process.

Folly Beach Wedding Ceremony Venues

Couples seeking a beach wedding have several options for exchanging vows in Folly. Whether you want an actual beach wedding or are simply seeking water views, we’ve got you covered.


Beach Ceremony couples kissing in the sunset

Exchange vows with your toes in the sand and the serene sound of the waves in the background by planning a Charleston beach wedding! Using the beach for a wedding ceremony is completely free in Folly Beach, though certain restrictions are in place for special events. Wedding receptions are not permitted on the beach, though wedding ceremonies are permitted. Guests must notify the city of the time, place, expected number of attendees, and other important details in advance. Please see the Folly Beach city website for more information on beachfront weddings.


Waterfront Ceremony

Regatta Inn offers a scenic water-front lawn along the Folly River that is ideal for waterfront ceremonies. Guests may choose between the “Wedding Corner” for smaller ceremonies (40 guests seated, 80 guests standing) or the “Marina View” for larger ceremonies (seating for up to 125). Our scenic water-front lawn faces west over the Folly River and provides stunning views of the surrounding marsh and the neighboring marina. The lawn also provides exceptional views of the Charleston sunset over the river in the evening.


Folly Beach Wedding Reception Venues

Regatta Inn offers several scenic spaces for you wedding ceremony and reception. Our pristine property features venues for both small, intimate events and large, grandiose affairs.

Madeline Bell Terrace couple watching the sunset on the terrace

Ideal for small wedding groups, the Madeline Belle Terrace provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Folly River and nearby marina. Located on the second floor of Regatta Inn, this scenic terrace provides plenty of comfortable seating and room for passed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The Madeline Belle Terrace can accommodate up to 25 guests and may be rented for up to 3 hours for events.


Marina Camila Bay

Situated water-front under Regatta Inn, the Marina Camila Bay venue features a rustic, open-air feel that can easily accommodate any theme or decorations you desire. This flexible space boasts built-in chandeliers and beautiful white draping, small touches that enhance the airy feel. The Marina Camila Bay overlooks the Folly River and offers easy access for scenic pictures. This venue can host up to 100 guests and may be rented for up to 5 hours for events.


The Grant Bay long table for reception seating

The grandest wedding venue at Regatta Inn is The Grant Bay, a large open-air piece of property that overlooks the neighboring Sunset Cay Marina. Ideal for couples seeking an outdoor wedding experience, this spot is perfect for an expansive event tent. Regatta Inn can recommend local rental companies, though the cost of equipment rental is separate. Plan an afternoon or early evening wedding to fully take advantage of the stunning sunset views! The Grant Bay can host up to 125 guests and may be rented for up to 5 hours for events.


The Grand Bay & Marina Camila Bay

Planning a large affair? Fret not – we can easily accommodate up to 175 guests by combining our Grant Bay and Maria Camila Bay venues. Parties will be able to easily navigate between the two venues, creating one large, open-air venue.


Learn more about our Folly Beach wedding venues.


Folly Beach Wedding Accommodations

Mooring hotel room overlooking the sunset cay marinaThe Regatta Inn is the perfect place for your wedding party to stay during your wedding weekend. Whether you want to host your close family or your wedding party, the cozy accommodations at Regatta Inn will surely help your group feel right at home. Each private room features an expansive king-sized bed, a built-in fireplace, a private patio or balcony, and a spa-like en-suite bathroom.

In addition to the well-appointed guest rooms, Regatta Inn provides a generous array of amenities to enjoy during your stay, like complimentary hot breakfast and happy hour daily, free wi-fi, complimentary golf cart shuttles to the beach, and much more.

Our professional, friendly staff will go above and beyond to make sure your wedding party is comfortable and well-attended to during their stay.

Peruse our Folly Beach accommodations to start planning your stay!


Folly Beach Wedding Packages

Regatta Inn offers several wedding and elopement packages. Please view our wedding and elopement packages page for more information.

Guests enjoying a honeymoon in Folly Beach can enjoy one of our signature Romance Packages, which range from in-room gifts to romantic excursions. Please visit our romance packages page for more information.

Why Regatta Inn? far away shot of the exterior of the regatta inn

Regatta Inn offers an all-in-one solution for planning your Charleston beach wedding. Guests can choose from the flexible ceremony and reception venues and enjoy staying with family and friends in our upscale bed and breakfast during your wedding weekend. Regatta Inn offers easy access to area attractions and dining, ensuring plenty to keep your guests busy before and after your wedding. Finally, the experienced event staff at Regatta Inn will be there at every step of the way to ensure your dream day goes off without a hitch.


Recommended Wedding Vendors

Whether you need a little help planning your event or you are planning a destination wedding and want to identify the top Charleston area event vendors, we’ve got you covered. View our list of recommended area vendors below.


Charleston Area Wedding Planners 

Please note that Regatta Inn does require having at least a “day of” coordinator present during your reception. Here are a few of our favorite vendors.

Katie Jean Events – (843) 568-6592

Elevents & Co – (585) 943-7308

Yoj Events – (843) 614-3413

Chancey Charm – (843) 806-0765

Wedding Event Design – (843) 722-9333


Charleston Area Wedding Catering

A true foodie paradise, the Charleston area provides couples with endless options when it comes to top notch catering. Here are a few vendors with specific event catering experience.

Salthouse Catering – (843) 577-7874

Cru Catering – (843) 534-2488

Duvall Catering – (843) 763-9222

Gourmet Bay Catering – (843) 557-1257

Relish Distinctive Catering – (843) 849-2412


Charleston Area Wedding Cakes 

Cakes By Jin Smeal – (843) 795-6114

Ashley Bakery – (843) 763-4125

Holy City Cupcakes – (843) 695-7213

So Sweet! – (843) 327-2075

Village Bakery & Cafe – (843) 216-6771


Charleston Area Wedding Photographers

Richard Bell Photography – (843) 767-6888

Philip Casey Photography – (843) 291-9989

Adam Chandler Photography – (843) 580-2153

Nicholas Gore Weddings – (910) 618-5649

Amara Photography – (843) 608-9044


Folly Beach Wedding FAQs


Can I get married on the beach in Folly Beach?

Yes! Please visit the city of Folly Beach website for rules and regulations on beach wedding ceremonies.


Do you have required vendors?

We do not require the use of specific vendors. However, any vendor you do choose should visit Regatta Inn prior to the event and be familiar with our facilities and offerings.


Does your venue have a curfew?

The city of Folly Beach does have a strict 10 pm noise curfew. To comply with this local regulation, receptions must be over by 10 pm.

Please view our full FAQ page for more common questions!


Do you have any questions? Or, are you ready to start planning your dream Charleston beach wedding? 


Contact us today to speak with an event planner!