Palmetto Dunes

Beach Weddings on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head beach weddings

The time between Christmas and Valentine’s is one of the most popular times of year to get engaged, so we know many of you are planning your summer and fall weddings right now. If a beach wedding is something you’ve always dreamed about, consider Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort to host your nuptials.

At Palmetto Dunes, we offer several venues, including the oceanfront Dunes House, which offers dining facilities for your reception after you tie the knot with your toes in the sand. A FoxNews article also recently featured our unique option to get married on our oceanfront Robert Trent Jones golf course. Ride in on a golf cart, write your name in the sand trap and celebrate your new last name as it waves on a flag in the famed 10th hole.

Brides have wonderful things to say about their beach weddings at Palmetto Dunes. One bride wrote recently on WeddingWire.com:

“…our experience at Palmetto Dunes was a very positive one! At any point through the wedding planning if we had a question or concern we would email or call, and within hours, we would have a response. This was really helpful because trying to plan a wedding in a different state can seem to be a little overwhelming. I strongly recommend having your wedding at Palmetto Dunes Resort.”

Our oceanfront Hilton Head weddings are truly gorgeous, too. To feast your eyes on some past beach weddings at the resort, take a peek at our Hilton Head weddings Pinterest board. It just might help you envision what your dream day will look like:

Follow Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort's board Hilton Head Weddings on Pinterest.

Or browse our wedding photo gallery for some ideas for your perfect wedding day at Palmetto Dunes.

Palmetto Dunes provides catering, both wedding and reception venues, activities for bridesmaids and groomsmen, Hilton Head honeymoon packages and lots more!

Want more information? Request a wedding proposal or give Lindsay, our catering and events sales manager a call directly at 866-650-4130. Here’s to your happy ever after… on the beach!

Plan Your Hilton Head Wedding With Palmetto Dunes

Hilton Head weddingWe understand that planning a wedding is stressful, especially if it’s a destination wedding far away from where you live. No worries. Our wedding services staff can help. 

Palmetto Dunes is a popular place for Hilton Head weddings and earlier this year the users of WeddingWire.com voted Palmetto Dunes tops in Hilton Head for both catering and as a wedding/reception venue. Here’s what some of our recent brides have had to say: 

  • “The wedding day went off without a hitch… Literally there was nothing that went wrong on our entire day (besides one of the groomsmen realizing he left his suit at home!).”
  • “We fell in love with Palmetto Dunes the minute we saw it! We got married barefoot on the beach and had the reception at the Dunes House following the ceremony. Everything was outside on the beach! What a beautiful location to get married … We would highly recommend this venue to anyone looking for that perfect beach wedding!”
  • “Our wedding in Palmetto Dunes … was as magical a day as we had dreamed. We had a very personal sunset ceremony with one of the most scenic views imaginable. We highly recommend the staff at Palmetto Dunes Resort.” 

Here at Palmetto Dunes, we have any wedding venue you might desire: indoor, outdoor or overlooking the ocean. We built our Dunes House specifically for weddings and other special events, though our resort guests also enjoy it as a beach-side dining destination. You can also choose from the Shelter Cove PavilionCenter Court Conference Center or even a courtside ceremony at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center

We’ve planned more weddings than we can count. We know where to find the potential snags and how to deftly skirt them and can connect you with any kind of vendor you might need from getting your marriage certificate to finding a minister. We also have the catering facilities to accommodate any number of guests.

Finally, our goal is make sure you’re relaxed. After all, we’re a resort. It’s what we do. Enjoy some tennis or golf with your bridal party or out of town guests while you’re here, too. With our help, even as the bride, all you’ll have to do is arrive on time. Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort will sweat all of the details and then some.

For us, planning weddings at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island is a piece of cake …wedding cake! Contact us for more information about planning a Hilton Head wedding at Palmetto Dunes.

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Hilton Head Weddings at Palmetto Dunes

Hilton Head WeddingIt’s said that 1 in 5 grooms propose to their wife each holiday season. With all the love and joy in the air between Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s, it’s no surprise to us! If you’re one of the lucky couples who’ve decided to head to wedded bliss this holiday season, you might want to consider a Hilton Head wedding as the perfect place to tie the knot.

Whether you want a quiet beachfront affair surrounded by close friends and family or a lavish event in a beautifully-decorated venue with hundred of guests, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort can help. Anne Graves, our catering and events manager can make your wedding dreams come true. If you’d like to see some of the beautiful Palmetto Dunes weddings we’ve had throughout the resort, take a look at our online testimonials.

 We also encourage you to keep connected with us on Facebook and Twitter as one bride, Marie, did. She was able to ask questions each day the week in advance of her Hilton Head wedding on Twitter, tweet us updates on the excitement while they were in town and then post all their amazing pictures on Facebook and Twitter to share with our online family. We enjoyed Marie’s wedding both online and offline!

We hope to hear from all you newly-engaged couples so we can help create your dream wedding. Please give Anne a call at 866.650.4130 or you can fill out a request form. Happy wedding planning from all of us at Palmetto Dunes!

Elegant, but Simple

Picking the perfect location for your wedding can be the most daunting part of planning. After researching and visiting many wedding venues on Hilton Head Island, we knew instantly that Nicole Guy was honest and sincere in what she and Palmetto Dunes could offer for our wedding day. The moment we saw the Dunes House, we knew that it was the perfect location for a beach ceremony. The Dunes House offered us elegance, yet simplicity which is exactly what we wanted for our special day. Along with the ideal setting, came a ceremony and reception that ran smoothly and seamlessly. Everything was perfectly coordinated on the "day of", Ben and I only had to show up. From the sea oats and linens on the tables to the delightful dinner, everything was wonderfully prepared. Nicole and the staff at Palmetto Dunes provided us with a venue and an experience that surpassed all our dreams of a perfect wedding day.

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Couldn't Ask For More

Planning a Wedding is simultaneously one of the most exciting and most stressful events we have been through. There are so many decisions to make, the most important being where to hold the ceremony. My Wife, Dana had always wanted a beach wedding, and we visited numerous venues on the Southeastern coast. When we came to Palmetto Dunes, we knew we had found our place. The sheer beauty of the resort is captivating, and the Dunes House looked like something that came out of our dreams. Working with our Wedding Coordinator, Nicole Guy, was an absolute pleasure. She made the overwhelming number of decisions that we needed to make a pleasure, and guided us every step of the way. She genuinely cared about our Wedding, and did everything that she could to make sure that it was everything we wanted and more. The ceremony itself was stunning. The setup and decorations that Nicole had prepared were beautiful, and she was there to make sure that everything went off without a hitch. Our reception went into the night, and the moonlight shimmering off of the ocean was right out of a fairly tale. One of the things that surprised us the most about that night was how amazing the food was! Most weddings that we have been to have relatively modest food, but the Chef at Palmetto Dunes prepared one of the best buffet's that we and our guests have ever tasted. From the appetizers to the dessert, it was truly a gourmet meal, and it was a part of our Wedding that we were very proud of. Lastly, it is important to note that Palmetto Dunes made our Wedding affordable. The food, beverages, and the venue were very reasonably priced, and we really felt like we got a great deal. Now that we have been married for almost six months, we look back on our Wedding at Palmetto Dunes as a perfect event. If you are considering Palmetto Dunes to host your special day, there really isn't a better option. Palmetto Dunes was perfect, and we couldn't ask for more.

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The Beginning of Our Forever

Thank you for helping make this dream come true. This is the place where I have always felt most at peace with my life and with myself. I feel like I can breathe easier here. -Excerpt from Sarah's vows to Joe

I too thought about the ocean and I thought it was a perfect metaphor for our love. There's incredible beauty and power. There's endless depth and it's a constant reminder to me that no matter how well we know each other, there's so much more out there that we can discover about each other. -Excerpt from Joe's vows to Sarah

Our wedding in Palmetto Dunes in Hilton Head, South Carolina was as magical a day as we had dreamed. We had a very personal sunset ceremony with one of the most scenic views imaginable. We highly recommend the staff at Palmetto Dunes Resort. From Nicole Guy's advice on vendors to her comforting words when the weather didn't seem to be cooperating, we couldn't envision planning this most important day without them. We were even able to get a sound technician on the beach to play our Beatles ceremony, Octopus's Garden as the guest were seated, All You Need Is Love for the processional, and The End for our first kiss and end of the ceremony. As you can see from our photo, it was a beautiful, intimate event. We would like to give special thanks to Scott and Francis Moody of Pro Photo, Inc., who were our amazing photographers.

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We Made it Through The Rain!

They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck. I just think it's an old saying to help brides feel better during a deluge! Nonetheless, we had no choice but to happily embrace our blessings from heaven when the skies opened up on our wedding day at Palmetto Dunes. Part of the reason I chose PD is because the Dunes House and the adjacent covered patio made for a picturesque "Plan B" in case of rain. We're from Chicago and had really hoped for a beach wedding. We were told by all the vendors that it "never" rains on Hilton Head in May. Turns out they were right- except for our wedding day! It absolutely poured buckets: thunder, lightning- you name it! But Nicole Guy was absolutely wonderful the morning of the wedding in shifting everything indoors and making sure we still had the special oceanside wedding we desired. I truly feel that our positive attitudes during the downpour, the loving energy we got from our guests, and Nicole's swift actions moved God to cease the rain precisely when the ceremony ended! It seems no sooner did the minister allow my husband to "kiss the bride" that the rain stopped and the sky turned a beautiful, dreamy dark blue! We were able to take photos outside on the deck and on the beach- our photographer loved the post-storm sky and said it was much better than having bright sun. Our dinner was still indoors and featured the simple elegance and intimacy the Dunes House offers; the food was delicious and the decor was wonderful. We enjoyed drinks and dancing outside, and we look back on our rainy wedding day as absolutely perfect! Our thanks to Nicole and Palmetto Dunes- even with the rain you gave us a dream wedding we'll never forget!

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FANTASTIC VENUE! FANTASTIC WEDDING!

Our wedding at Palmetto Dunes was absolutely wonderful. Everything, and I mean everything, went off without a hitch thanks to Nicole Guy's magic. She was so easy to work with, and made planning, even from a distance, so easy. The wedding turned out to be exactly the vibe we were going for, outdoors, casual, fun and most importantly affordable. I would HIGHLY recommend it for anyone who is planning a wedding. For more of our wedding pictures, feel free to check out www.dilandgreg.shutterfly.com

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Our Day

I had always imagined what my wedding would be like growing up. I knew that I wanted an intimate wedding on the beach with my family and closest friends. That is exactly what Nicole Guy & Palmetto Dunes helped us do. With only six weeks to plan our wedding we decided on Hilton Head and drove down in late January to plan. I had set up quite a few appointments with different venues to pick the perfect place for what was going to be one of the greatest days of our lives. It took only 20 minutes with Nicole to know that we had found the perfect spot and that she would make the planning process as easy and stress free as possible! I cancelled all our other meetings and knew that the Dunes House was going to be our venue! We rented a beautiful house at 1 Sea Lane for ourselves and our wedding party. All our other guests and family also rented various properties in the resort. I was able to plan our entire wedding in six weeks via email with Nicole and she made it so easy. The day of our wedding was extremely windy but she assured me not to worry and that she would take care of everything! The ceremony was flawless down to every last detail....The Dunes House looked beautiful, drinks were flowing and the food was AMAZING!!! Our band Chris & Christian had our guests up and dancing the night away. Our family & friends still talk about our wedding and claim it to be the best they have ever been to. Thank you Nicole & Palmetto Dunes for giving Charlie & I the best wedding we could of asked for! We loved the resort so much that we returned to Hilton Head between Christmas & New Years and stayed at Palmetto Dunes again. It will always be the only place I will stay when we come back down to vacation!!! Look forward to many great years to come at Palmetto Dunes!

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Lucky

There are few things that someone looks forward to for their entire life, you plan and hope to one day have the magical wedding of your dreams. We had always known that a unique wedding was what we wanted. As we began our search for the perfect location we found that an exclusive island like Hilton Head was exactly the spot we had in mind. Palmetto Dunes is the only place that could offer us what we wanted, a place to get married with our toes in the sand, somewhere that was secluded and would not have other resort guests walking through the wedding, and somewhere that could offer us a full weekend of fun for us and our guests. We accomplished everything for the wedding over the phone and through e-mails with Nicole and the entire Palmetto Dunes staff. Our families were located all over the resort; some were at a gorgeous house at 1 Sea Lane where we held our rehearsal dinner, others were stationed at the Marriott Hotel on property and even more were in other various houses and villas on site. We chose a risky time to have the wedding as it was hurricane season but we knew it would be worth it in the end and we were very comfortable with the other two alternative options that Palmetto Dunes had for us. As we had our rehearsal it was raining as it had been for the few days before the wedding. Hurricane Danny was on the approach, he was expected to hit either the day before or the day of the wedding but only in the upper part of North Carolina so we were expecting only residual rain. The morning of the wedding it was rainy and gloomy as Danny was out on the horizon. At around 4:30pm, just in time for our 5:30pm wedding the clouds cleared and the sun came out, we had an absolutely picture perfect wedding and reception. The sunset was spectacular and provided a once in a lifetime backdrop for our event. Our family and friends have been talking about the wedding for months and we have even received phone calls from our guests thanking us for inviting them to our wedding! It truly was a lucky day and the most memorable day for everyone in attendance. Palmetto Dunes will hold a special place in our lives and our hearts for the rest of our lives and we will be back to visit as often as possible.

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