Wedding reception setup at The Westin

Hilton Head Island Wedding Planning Resources

Photo Credit: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

With our gorgeous surroundings, year-round beautiful weather, variety of accommodations and venues, and wedding resources, getting married on Hilton Head Island is easier than you think—although it’s not quite as simple as adding a special event to an exotic trip. Like a traditional wedding, a successful destination wedding to South Carolina requires proper planning. Before you take the walk down the aisle (or beach), here are some of our leading Hilton Head wedding planning resources to help make your special day the best day of your lives. Need more assistance? Contact our Destination Wedding Specialist Kim Nelson at or call 1-800-523-3373.


From luxurious oceanfront resorts to romantic cottages, Hilton Head Island has a wide range of accommodations for you, your wedding party, and guests. Let the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor & Convention Bureau’s Sales team assist you in finding the perfect accommodations for your group. For more information on planning a special wedding on Hilton Head Island, please call 1-800-523-3373 or email

View a listing of accommodations in the Hilton Head Island area


Hilton Head Island is the home to many national and locally owned bakeries, offering everything from specialty cupcakes, cookies made from scratch, and sweet treats, to seven-layer, deliciously intricate wedding cakes.

View a listing of bakeries in the Hilton Head Island area

Beauty Salons & Spa Services

Get that picture-perfect look for your special day with services from one of Hilton Head’s salons or spas. From hair and makeup to manicures and massages, you’re sure to be beautiful from head to toe for your unforgettable wedding.

View a listing of beauty salons

View a listing of spa services in the Hilton Head Island area

Bridal Wear

Find the perfect attire for the entire bridal party or any special occasion with the convenience of shopping at a local bridal boutique in the Hilton Head Island area.

View all listings of Hilton Head Island bridal wear


Treat your wedding guests to a menu of Lowcountry specialties and fresh seafood, or go traditional with your cuisine. Whatever your preference, Hilton Head Island is home to several superb catering companies that offer extensive menus and price ranges.

View a listing of caterers in the Hilton Head Island area


Entertain your wedding guests with live music or with a traditional deejay. Choose from an array of performing artists and music styles, including classic jazz, rhythm and blues, big band, beach music, steel drum, bluegrass and more—or choose your own play list by using a professional deejay.

View a listing of wedding entertainment options in the Hilton Head Island area


Turn to any one of Hilton Head Island’s professional florists for your floral and wedding decorating needs. They’ll combine their expertise and friendly service with the most beautiful fresh flowers available in South Carolina.

View a listing of florists in the Hilton Head Island area


Capture your special moments using any one of Hilton Head Island’s professional photographers. Employ the expertise of local photographers who know South Carolina’s most beautiful vistas, and the times and places to capture the best of Hilton Head Island.

View a listing of photographers in the Hilton Head Island area

Marriage Officials

Whether a member of the clergy or a notary, marriage officials on Hilton Head Island can perform weddings of any size—from the small intimate ceremonies to large and lavish affairs.

View a listing of Marriage Officials in the Hilton Head Island area

Reception Venues

Hold your Hilton Head Island wedding reception on the ocean or by a river front, under a tent or majestic oak trees, in a spacious ballroom or in an intimate dining room. With such an amazing variety of beautiful settings and an abundance of activities, weddings in Hilton Head will always have a stunning backdrop to your special day. Choose a Hilton Head Island wedding theme or go traditional—the blue sky’s the limit!

View a listing of hotel, vacation homes & villa rentals, historical wedding and off-premise reception venues in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton.

Wedding Favors And Gifts

For distinctive Lowcountry wedding favors and gifts, many Hilton Head Island specialty stores present a wide range of options to accentuate your special occasion, including gift baskets, handmade chocolates, and more. Visit one of our gift stores, souvenir shops or contact one of our Hilton Head Island wedding coordinators and planners to help you locate a business to match your needs.

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Wedding Coordinators & Planners

If you would like assistance in planning your wedding day, many of the resorts and hotels on Hilton Head Island provide professional wedding coordinators to assist you in your ceremony and reception plans. You can also choose from several local wedding planners who will guide you in the right direction.

View a listing of wedding coordinators in the Hilton Head Island area

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