Are you dreaming of a wedding surrounded by the timeless charm and Southern elegance of Charleston? Look no further than the Legare Waring House, nestled within the historic grounds of Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. As a destination wedding photographer who has captured countless magical moments, I’m excited to guide you through everything you need to know when considering a Legare Waring House wedding including photos, cost, tips and more.

Legare waring house wedding ceremony with organic greenery and spanish moss

Venue Features

Some of the key features that make Legare Waring House a wonderful Charleston wedding venue include:

  • Avenue of Oaks – This romantic tree-lined pathway across from the house is perfect for ceremonies. Spanish moss cascades from the twisting oak branches, creating a magical atmosphere.
  • The Wedding Oak – A huge, ancient oak tree that has been used for ceremonies for over 100 years. Its intertwining branches give the impression of two trees joining together.
  • Wedding Garden – Over 80 acres of stunning gardens, including an intimate garden area perfect for smaller ceremonies or cocktail hour.
  • Fountain Patio – A paved patio area in front of the house suitable for hosting up to 200 guests. Tenting allowed.
  • Wedding Suites – Elegant second floor suites for wedding party preparations.
  • Photo Locations – Golf cart provided for wedding photo shoots around the grounds.
Bride and groom hold hands and walk under oak trees at Legare waring House wedding venue.

Legare Waring House Wedding Cost

When it comes to planning your dream wedding, understanding the cost is crucial. The Legare Waring House offers a range of pricing options to accommodate various budgets and preferences.

Peak Season (April-June, Sept-Oct):

  • Mon-Thurs: $7,000
  • Friday: $10,000
  • Saturday: $10,000
  • Sunday: $8,000

Off Season (March, Nov-Dec):

  • Mon-Thurs: $5,000
  • Friday: $6,000
  • Saturday: $8,000
  • Sunday: $6,000

Extra hour: $500 (only available in peak season)

Best Time of Year to Get Married at Legare Waring House

Choosing the perfect time of year for your Legare Waring House wedding is essential for creating the atmosphere you desire. The peak season from April to June and September to October provide ideal weather and lush greenery. The off season from November to March allow for a more intimate setting with potential cost savings. Keep in mind that ceremonies can begin at 5pm from November through March and at 6pm from April through October, ensuring the best lighting while you exchange vows.

Legare Waring House Locations

From the iconic Avenue of Oaks to the majestic Wedding Oak and intimate Wedding Garden, the Legare Waring House offers an array of breathtaking settings for your ceremony and reception. Whether you envision exchanging vows beneath the sprawling branches of ancient oaks or celebrating amidst seasonal flowers, each location exudes its own unique charm and romance.

Plan Your Perfect Wedding

Planning your wedding at the Legare Waring House is a seamless experience, with dedicated staff on hand to assist you every step of the way. From venue tours to rehearsal coordination, their team ensures that your special day unfolds flawlessly. Legare Waring House is a blank canvas to craft your picture-perfect Charleston wedding. Here are some tips:

  • Ceremony – The Avenue of Oaks and Wedding Oak tree are stunning ceremony sites. The Wedding Garden offers a more intimate setting.
  • Reception – The Fountain Patio can accommodate up to 200 guests. Add string lights and greenery to decorate.
  • Photos – Capture romantic portraits along the Avenue of Oaks or under moss-draped trees. A golf cart is provided for photo tours.
  • Accommodations – Nearby hotels include Charleston Harbor Resort and Embassy Suites Historic Downtown.
  • Catering – Work with your caterer to design a delicious Southern-inspired menu. Many caterers are familiar with the site.
  • Music – Acoustic music allowed inside the house. Amplified music permitted outside at limited volumes.
  • Transportation – Provide shuttles from hotels if needed. Discuss parking arrangements for wedding day.
Groom holds bride's waist. Bride's ring and bouquet shows.

Legare Waring House Destination Photographer

As a Charleston destination wedding photographer, I know all the perfect photo locations around this historic southern venue. Let me capture beautiful portraits of you and tell the story of your Legare Waring House wedding day. My photography style is natural, romantic, and timeless – perfect for this charming venue. Contact me today to discuss your wedding photography needs and reserve your date!

The Legare Waring is truly one of Charleston’s hidden gems for weddings. With its beautiful grounds, romantic ambiance, and rich history, it’s the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Contact the venue at (843) 556-6871 or to schedule a tour and get ready to plan your Charleston garden wedding!

Legare Waring House Wedding Photos

Groom twirls bride under the Avenue of Oak trees at Legare Waring house wedding venue
Reception table with green hues and spanish moss greenery

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