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Destination Weddings in Bluffton, South Carolina

When you’re in Bluffton, you can see and feel the love.

Bluffton is a charming, historic, coastal town, centrally located between Savannah and Charleston – the perfect destination wedding location! Imagine a ceremony set against a stunning backdrop of breathtaking water views. A waterside chapel, a grove of ancient oak trees, a bluff overlooking the beloved May River at sunset…where do you want your special day to take place?

You couldn’t wish for a more romantic setting than Montage Palmetto Bluff, offering expansive views of the May River and majestic oaks. The quaint Village Square is well-suited for celebrating with your guests under the massive branches of ancient oak trees. Unique historical venues include the Heyward House and Colcock-Teel House, with interesting architecture and picturesque grounds. 

Start planning your Bluffton wedding by contacting Kim Nelson at (843) 341-8386.

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      Wedding Applications & Important Information

      Here are a few things you should know before planning a Bluffton wedding:

      • Both applicants must apply in person at the Office of the Judge of Probate at the county courthouse or the Probate Court Satellite office on Hilton Head Island.
      • Beaufort Office: The Beaufort County Courthouse is located at 102 Ribaut Road, at the Government Center at the corner of Ribaut Road and US Hwy. 21 in Beaufort, SC - (843) 255-5850, and is open Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
      • Hilton Head Island Office: The Probate Court Satellite Office is located at 539 Wm. Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC - (843) 255-5866, and the Judge is available only Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Fridays, 9am-4pm, by appointment only.
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      Other Important Information

      • Valid identification is required, including Social Security number and another form of ID, such as a state driver's license with picture, birth certificate (only if bride or groom is under 18), passport, military ID, military department's ID or state ID.
      • A marriage license may be used statewide. The cost of the license ranges from $50-$95. Cash and correct change is required.
      • A blood test is not required.
      • There is a 24-hour waiting period.
      • The ceremony may be performed by a minister or Notary Public.
      • South Carolina does not have Justices of the Peace.
      • To hear a recording about this information, please call (843) 255-5875.

      Culture, Charm, & Character

      Stroll Bluffton’s tree-lined streets and discover a quirky, artistic small town that’s full of interesting characters, fascinating history, cultural gems, and Southern charm.
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