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Stunning Charles Towne Landing Elopement Location

Updated: Feb 5

Charles Towne Landing State Historic Park is located on a marshy point off the Ashley River in Charleston, SC. English settlers landed here in 1670 and established what would become the birthplace of the Carolina colony.


Charles Towne landing entrance

The grounds include 80 acres of gardens, with an elegant live oak alley and the Legare Waring House. This area is a favorite for elopements and engagement photo shoots! The Legare Waring House can be rented for large weddings or other special gatherings.


spring avenue of mossy oaks Charleston sc


Guests can step aboard and tour the Adventure, Charleston's only 17th century relics sailing ship!


the Adventure replica ship

elopement photo of a couple in front of the pirate ship at charleston sc

elopement fun on the pirate ship at Charles Towne Landing


There is over 6 miles of trails as well as a zoo with otters, bears, bison, and more!


park otters charleston sc

bison buffalo charleston sc

The park is open daily from 9-5. As you can see from the photos above and below, this park offers beautiful scenery, as well as historically significant, for a small entrance fee of $12 per person.


charleston elopement with iron gates

elopement photo at the iron gates

romance through an iron gate

spring elopement mossy oaks and azaleas
Spring 2020

dipped kiss under huge braced tree branch charleston sc


elopement ceremony charles towne landing sc

avenue of oaks and legate waring house

rustic fence charleston



bridal portrait by legare waring house

southern romance elopement charleston sc


large live oaks with spanish moss azaleas


plantation setting at a charleston park with the large mossy oak trees

romantic stroll on a boardwalk at sunset

The park in undeniably a very romantic setting! But don't forget to have fun! Show your personality around the cannons, barrels, shackles, etc...


elopement photo on the cannon

bride sitting on barrel of love

groom in shackles bride blows kiss charleston sc

elopement on a pirate ship charleston sc

just married in charleston sc

elopement fun at Charles towne landing

bride holding groom shackles charleston sc

bride laying in a tree with groom standing over her


I hope this location has inspired your elopement vision! We offer elopement packages that can be personalized to your needs! The most common package for this location is the Fairy Tale Elopement Package! Contact us today to check our availability! You can also email us anytime with any questions! Photo shoots require tickets, while elopements require elopement approval through the park. Scroll to the bottom for additional information.



romantic dance under a large mossy oak tree in charleston sc

charles towne landing elopement

You can view more photos of this location on our Pinterest Board. You can also follow us on Facebook or Instagram for new photos!


old town plantation front of sign

old town plantation back of sign

Charles Towne Landing Map
Charles Towne Landing Map

The address of Charles Towne Landing is 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407. Their official website is https://southcarolinaparks.com/charles-towne-landing. Photo credits go to Penny Reynolds of Charleston Elopements, Allison of Allison Hanson Photography, Dennis of Charleston Photoart, Chris and Cami Photography, Sloan Photography, and images from the parks website above.

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